LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Hopefully you enjoyed the brief period of nice weather Sunday into early Monday because changes are already underway. You will need an umbrella the next few days as rain chances will be well above normal through Thursday.
Tonight will be cloudy and cool with lows in the 50s and we may see a few isolated light showers.
Rain chances go up significantly Tuesday as an area of low pressure moves across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Off and on periods of rain will be possible anytime Tuesday, and the chance of rain is 80%. There will be some periods without rain, but these may be limited. Rain will also be more likely south of I-10; but areas north of I-10 will still see rain, but possibly not as widespread. Temperatures will be cool with highs in the mid 60s.
We will see a slight reduction in rain chances to 60% on Wednesday as we will be in-between system. But there will still be periods of off and on rain possible anytime. And temperatures will be cooler than normal with highs in the upper 60s.
The next weather system will be moving across our area on Thursday and that means rain chances increase to 80% again. And once again the rain will occur in off and on periods possible anytime throughout the day.
We will finally get a break from the rain late Thursday as a cold front moves through and clears us out just in time for Friday! Temperatures will not change much behind the front, but rain will be gone for a few days.
In fact, Friday through Tuesday of next week look to be sunny and nice with no mention of rain in the forecast! Temperatures will be coolest Saturday morning when lows will range from the upper 40s north of I-10 to mid 50s at the coast.
Halloween in a little beyond the 7-day forecast, but the models have been flip-flopping on the forecast. Today the models show a good chance of rain for Halloween, but I will continue to monitor the forecast and keep you updated as we approach the spooky holiday.
Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton