LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Through the rest of the day today we remain dry yet mostly cloudy. Meaning temperatures have topped out for the afternoon and we’ll see them stay steady for quite some time as we are not going to fall much overnight. Temperatures drop a few degrees before bottoming out for the nightly low in the mid to low 40s.
Tomorrow as winds begin to shift out of the south we’ll see temperatures increase through the afternoon up to near 70. We could also see a few peaks of sunshine to help that temperature climb. This southern turn of the winds means that fog is a possibility overnight with a combination of increased temperatures and increased dewpoints.
To start of the week expect rain chances back into the forecast with hit or miss showers early in the morning as a combination mist/fog develops early and is expected to be patchy at this time. We’ll see that dissipate through the afternoon as our next cold front approaches the area increasing rain chances overnight.
Right now the timing of the front is looking to be Monday night into Tuesday morning lingering through the afternoon. This means cold air funnels in during the day, but thankfully this front looks to clear out some of this cloud cover. That will mean we’ll see about average temperatures through the afternoon climbing into the mid 60s.
High pressure keeps us dry on Wednesday even giving a little hope of some sunshine through the afternoon with temperatures right where they should be in the mid 60s.
The dry trend doesn’t last long as another cold front quickly develops and increases rain chances Thursday and Friday. Good news as of now is that long range forecasts are looking like next weekend could be pretty nice with some sunshine actually expected.