FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall has arrived with a slight warm up as we enter next week

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Saturday afternoon is beautiful as clouds have went away allowing for ample sunshine to provide us with a wonderful fall afternoon. Temperatures have climbed into the upper 60’s to lower 70’s across the region providing us the much-needed relief from the summer like temperatures. Winds have still been blowing throughout the day making it feel a little bit cooler than it is. However, it’s a wonderful day to get out and enjoy the real first taste of fall. Overnight lows will once again drop into the lower 50’s to maybe even the upper 40’s for Vernon and Allen parishes.

Sunday looks to increase the humidity levels as well as temperatures just slightly as moisture returns from the Gulf. Temperatures will be in the upper 70’s for many of us which is still a nice relief, but you may also notice a slight increase in moisture levels as well. It will be another wonderful day to get out and enjoy as rain chances remain very low. As we move into Sunday night temperatures will warm up as we stay in the 60’s for overnight lows.

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Moving into Monday we can expect the humidity to return as well as temperatures back into the lower to middle 80’s. Rain chances as well will be on the increase throughout the day as the subtropical jet helps feed in moisture and periods of rain. We can expect unsettled conditions for most of the week as the subtropical jet is stationed just to the south. Temperatures early to the middle part of next week will remain in the lower to middle 80’s with those increased shower chances. Lows will be in the lower 70’s as humidity helps to keep temperatures warmer.

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The tropics are remaining quiet as of this time and look to remain quiet over the next several days. Remember the hurricane season isn’t over but as log as we can continue to get fronts into the area it will help limit the threat for Southwest Louisiana.

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