FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms to start the day; warmer Friday

Storms this morning will be less in coverage by afternoon as temperatures remain cool

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms to start the day; warmer Friday

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With radar already quite active during the overnight hours with numerous scattered thunderstorms, we’ll look for these to continue popping up through the early morning hours as we start the day off with temperatures in the lower 50s. Otherwise cloudy and cool conditions with no real fog issues thanks to offshore northerly winds this morning. The highest rain chances will be during the morning hours today with more breaks in the activity after the noon hour.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warming up Friday ahead of a stormy start to the weekend

Look for temperatures to remain in the 50s during the morning, warming up into the lower 60s by afternoon. Tonight won’t be as chilly thanks to an approaching warm front that will also send back the threat for fog tonight. Rain chances remain lower on Friday for nothing more than a few brief showers as the warm front pushes north of the area. Temperatures tomorrow start off in the 60s and warm well into the upper 70s by afternoon as the warmer air hangs around to start the weekend.

A developing area of low pressure over the Southern Plains will push a cold front through the state during the day Saturday. Look for numerous showers and thunderstorms to begin as early as Saturday morning and last into the afternoon. Temperatures ahead of the front will reach the middle 70s but lows Saturday night behind the front will again cool back down into the 40s.

Sunday will be the best day of the next seven with a full day of sunshine and after a rather cool start, temperatures are back in the 60s by afternoon. The threat for more rain looks to return early next week as early as Monday night and into Tuesday as another disturbance passes overhead. Rain totals through early next week look to range from 1 to 2 inches but some isolated higher totals will be possible, so the threat for flooding still looks to remain minimal for our area through early next week.

First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry

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