FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool and damp today; warmer through Friday

Temperatures won’t warm up much today thanks to the cloud cover and breezy northerly winds

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool and damp today; warmer through Friday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With the last of the showers continuing to exit the state this morning, temperatures have dropped into the 50s across most of the area as thick clouds and even some fog will be around through your morning commute. Temperatures won’t warm up much today thanks to the cloud cover and breezy northerly winds that will only allow highs today in the middle to upper 60s by afternoon. A couple sprinkles will be possible, but no heavy rain or widespread showers are expected today.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds and brisk winds keep a cool feel going all day

Through the day on Thursday, some gradual clearing will make for a little bit more of a warm-up tomorrow as clouds in the morning give way to some peeks of sunshine through the afternoon. Rain chances hold off and we get a short chance to dry out ahead of more showers returning by late Friday into Saturday ahead of yet another front.

Computer guidance is split on rain chances Friday with the idea that a lot of the rain could remain west of our area over Texas, but a few showers could spill over into to the state late in the afternoon and evening, so it’d still be best to still prepare for that possibility when making your outdoor plans with the idea that our area could also miss out on a lot of that rain. The best chances of showers come through the afternoon hours on Saturday as a cool front approaches from the north.

Saturday won’t be a complete washout, but through the day there will be some passing showers with temperatures initially warming up into the 70s but beginning to drop back into the 60s once the front moves through and continue cooling back down into the 50s by early Sunday morning. Saturday should also be a bit breezy!

More clouds than sun for Sunday will make for a cooler feel although by afternoon some sun will return will afternoon highs in the lower 70s. Cool Canadian high pressure becomes a bit more established over the area by Monday with highs back in the 60s early next week with cool nighttime lows in the 50s.

No tropical mischief ahead over the next several days as the entire Atlantic basin remains storm free today, and no new development is expected over the next several days.

First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry

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