LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Today will be a day to stay inside if you can help it. There will be plenty of shows around. Some models are trending toward the bulk of the rain staying to our north. We will still see some rain in this afternoon. Rain chances are at 60%. The clouds will stick around and there will not be much sunshine. Therefore, it will be much cooler with our temperatures staying in the 60s.
Through this evening, there will be a few more scattered showers around. The rain chances will gradually go down. So, right around sunset, there should be about a 20% chance of rain. Thanks to all the clouds today, the temperature did not warm up much. It will be a nice cool evening with temperatures falling to the 50s.
Overnight, we will continue to have mostly cloudy conditions. There may not be any rain, though I do have at least a 10% chance of a couple stray showers. Most of it will stay away from Southwest Louisiana. The temperature will continue cooling down. Lows overnight will be in the 50s.
Wednesday will not have as much rain and will possibly have some sunshine. It will still be a little cooler since there will not be as much sunshine. Then on Thursday, I think there is a slightly better chance for the sun to finally peek through the clouds. The rain chances will be lower both days, so it will be a nice break from the rain. The temperature on both days will warm up a little and will be in the 70s in the afternoon.
On Friday, there will be more rain. That cold front that pushed through on Monday, has since stalled out over Gulf of Mexico. So, by Friday, the stalled front will move north and get close to Southwest Louisiana. Therefore, the rain chances will go back up to 60%. It looks more likely for the rain to take place in the afternoon and evening. Right now, it does not look good for Friday Night Football.
Next weekend will bring another cold front. This front will be moving quickly. It is unclear what out temperatures will look like exactly. They will cool down for sure, but just how much is the question. This front will bring some rain by Saturday, but then by Sunday, the rain should be gone.
Early next week looks to be very nice with our weather. Some of the clouds will finally clear away and the sunshine should return. There is also little to no chance for rain. Plus, the temperatures will be in the lower 70s in the afternoon. So, it should be a great start to next week!
Good news about the tropics is that they have quieted down. The Caribbean has one small area that has a 40% chance to develop before moving into Central America. So, there is no threat to the United States. Then the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are both quiet with no potential developments in the next five days.