LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Through the rest of the afternoon, it will remain cloudy and windy. The temperatures are a major difference from yesterday. Those temperatures today will only warm up to the upper 40s, but it will feel like the 30s most of the day. That is because of the winds blowing out of the north. There may be some drizzle at times, but it will be very limited.
This evening, it will still be cloudy and windy. That will make the temperature feel colder than what the thermometer says. Instead, the temperature should feel like the 30s after sunset. The winds will not calm down much, so it will continue to feel cold. Any evening plans should include a jacket or indoor plan.
Overnight, the winds will still be blowing strong around 15-20 mph out of the northeast. This will keep temperatures very cold. Actual temperatures should reach the mid to upper 30s, but the feels-like temperature will be closer to the upper 20s and lower 30s. It will be a cold start to our Saturday. It will also be cloudy overnight with some drizzle possible.
Over the weekend, it will still be cloudy with limited sunshine. The rain chances will be low, so you may not need an umbrella. I still can’t rule out some drizzle, but I am limited rain chances. The temperatures will be back on the increase. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 50s, and Sunday will be in the upper 60s!
I think Saturday will be the better of the two days. Saturday may even have a little bit of sunshine peek through the clouds at times. Let’s all hope we can get some sunshine! Sunday will have a slight rain chance with plenty of clouds around. Again, though, Saturday will be much cooler, while Sunday will have temperatures nearly reach the 70s.
As we start next week, Monday will have a few showers around. I have a 30% chance of rain in the afternoon. It will not be a washout, but I would keep an umbrella handy. Temperature in the afternoon will be back in the 70s. So, after the cool-down we had, it was certainly short-lived with temperatures warming right back up!
Then on Tuesday, another cold front will arrive. This will bring a lot more rain, and cooler temperatures. I have a 60% chance of rain Tuesday and most of the rain will be in the afternoon and evening. It’s still possible the timing on this changes, but rain is likely on this day. Therefore, I would keep an umbrella with you.
Temperature-wise, prior to the front passing Tuesday, the temperatures should reach the upper 60s and maybe the lower 70s. After the front, temperatures in the afternoon will fall back to the upper 50s. This time, it will stay a little cooler for a little longer, according to the long-range models. So, we will have to wait and see for now.
Another thing we are watching, is what the sky conditions will be next Wednesday. One of the computer models shows almost abundant sunshine! That would help keep the temperature warmer during the day, and it would certainly make it more appealing to be outdoors!
Unfortunately though, the rain returns on Thursday with a warm front and another cold front approaching. So, if we do see any sunshine on Wednesday, it will not last too long. It is a long way out, so we will have to wait and see. We will have a better idea by Monday next week.