Your 7 Day Forecast - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Your 7 Day Forecast

We may have turned a page on the calendar today as we moved in September, but we are not going to see any significant changes with our weather anytime soon!  Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the mid to upper 70s in most areas although some areas may be a little cooler north of I-10, while areas near the coast will be warmer.  The forecast for the next seven days really is not going to change much and that means highs will be in the low 90s with heat indices in the low 100s each afternoon while morning lows will be in the mid 70s.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible every afternoon with a 30 to 40% chance of rain each day; for the latest radar anytime go to or use our free mobile weather app.   

The tropics are once again active with newly formed Tropical Depression # 5 forming in the Bay of Campeche well to our south.  The depression is expected to continue moving west-northwest toward Mexico and should make landfall in about 36 hours or so somewhere south of the Texas/Mexico border.  This means it will pose NO threat whatsoever to Southwest Louisiana!  The depression will be battling wind shear up until landfall which will likely keep it from gaining much strength, however the water is quite warm and it could gain enough strength to become a tropical storm before landfall.   If it gains enough strength to become a tropical storm the next name on the list is Dolly.  Again this poses absolutely NO threat to Southwest Louisiana. 

Wade Hampton

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