LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Temperatures start off nice and pleasant this morning with most areas well into the lower 60s and not too much fog for the morning commute today. As we head through the morning, some sun will kick start and faster warm-up back into the 80s this afternoon. A couple of stray late afternoon to early evening showers will be possible but no heavy or widespread rain is expected.
The rain chances today remains low at 20% as a couple of stray showers could hang around through 8:00 p.m. before ending tonight. An approaching front on Saturday brings the chance of a few showers back across the area tomorrow although it’s not looking like much rain will accompany this frontal passage. Just be prepared for a little light rain at times tomorrow during the morning and afternoon although any showers should be short-lived.
Temperatures will warm up into the 70s tomorrow ahead of the front and then drop into the 50s by Sunday morning as skies clear out through the day. Sunday should also be rather breezy behind the frontal passage as cool Canadian high pressure builds. The coolest morning will be on Monday when temperatures could dip as low as the upper 40s as far south as the I-10 corridor.
Bigger changes to the relatively quiet weather pattern will kick in next week as moisture from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continues to increase as a weak trough of low pressure moves up the coastline. Some showers will begin to kick in by Tuesday with additional rain likely Wednesday and Thursday. There are indications that this should clear out by Friday and leave the area drier by next weekend.
First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry