LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The good news today is that the rain we’ve already seen overnight will likely be the last of the day, but the bad news is that fog is developed on the heels of a slightly warmer start to parts of the area with temperatures split from north to south, ranging from the upper 40s to middle 60s. With the front in the process of moving through now, our winds will continue to turn northwesterly which would help to move the fog out altogether after sunrise with improving visibility for coastal areas by mid-morning.
Lingering clouds and drizzle will still be possible behind the front but some sunshine will begin to break out by afternoon as temperatures drop back into the 50s this morning and rebound slightly into the 60s by afternoon. The evening starts off rather pleasant but clouds will begin to thicken back up after sunset ahead of another round of showers and thunderstorms by early Thursday morning, likely before sunrise.
With the front retrograding back over the state tomorrow, widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms will again be likely beginning tomorrow morning. No severe weather is anticipated but a few rumbles of thunder will certainly be likely at times. Temperatures tonight won’t fall much below the upper 40s to lower 50s and not warm up a whole lot tomorrow, topping out in the lower 60s.
Friday looks to be one of our drier days as the front lifts north, but temperatures will also surge again well into the 70s with only a few scattered showers mainly during the afternoon. The front will revisit the area again Saturday and push through with another round of rain and thunderstorms that will likely begin during the morning.
Once the front moves east rain will end and temperatures will again begin to drop a bit more by Saturday night. Sunday will be the best day of the weekend as a full day of sunshine and highs in the upper 60s, so enjoy it because higher rain chances return again late Monday into Tuesday of next week.
First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry