LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -Through the rest of the afternoon expect clouds to stick around. Those winds have shifted to out of the south increasing the moisture content of the air meaning the humidity will return as we head into the day tomorrow. This also means that as temperatures fall we won’t drop that much only into the 60s as patchy fog begins to develop. This fog likely more dense along coastal areas as fog starts to form over the water sooner and then moves on shore. We also have the chance for a few showers overnight thanks to that increased moisture.
Starting off the day with that patchy fog/mist making for a gross start to our week. We also have the chance for a few early morning showers, so keep the umbrella handy. We do see a break from the chance for showers during the afternoon as a brief lull before our next cold front moves in. Temperatures climb into the mid 70s through the afternoon.
The cold front moves through during the early morning hours of Tuesday. We could hear a few rumbles of thunder with this system and get some gusty winds. Rainfall not looking like an issue as 2 day totals are less than half an inch.
After the cold front is gone, which is likely by mid-morning we should see clouds slowly clearing and may get some sunshine before the end of the day. This helps temperatures warm up into the mid 60s.
High pressure builds behind the cold front and its looking like we start of Wednesday with sunshine! We’ll still see cooler temperatures and only warm up to the mid 60s again before that high pressure swiftly moves to the east.
This eastward movement increases moisture through the day on Thursday which means rain chances, cloud cover, and warmer temperatures. Looking like we are near the 70 degree mark through the afternoon with clouds and rain chances building.
Models are disagreeing on if this rain chance fully develops into a cold front before or after it passes Southwest Louisiana. This means we could see a slight drop in temperatures back to average in the mid 60s through next weekend. More good news, it is also looking like we see a period of dry weather and cloud free skies. Now, this could change depending on the development of high pressure, but right now the forecast for next weekend looks promising.