Dorian continues to slow, dry conditions persist for Natchitoches area

Dorian will continue to slow as it moves westward across the Northwestern Bahamas overnight before a gradual turn to the northwest then north through Wednesday. Given uncertainty in the track forecast and the anticipated increase in size of the hurricane, a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning have been issued for a portion of the Florida east coast.

However, the forecast for North Central Louisiana from Monday-Saturday predicts a high pressure system which will dominate the forecast period allowing for drought and drying conditions to persist or increase. No organized threat of severe weather is expected at this time.