FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful day, sunshine lasting into the weekend with temperatures warming

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: KPLC 7News at Six February 27, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A beautiful afternoon with abundant sunshine and temperatures remaining cool as we have only reached the lower to middle 50′s.

As we go into the rest of the afternoon into the evening time period we can expect temperatures to fall especially after sunset so make sure to grab the jacket as you are heading out the door. We do remain clear though as we continue to see high pressure continues to dominate the region. Last night we saw a frost and freeze in many locations and tonight will bring back the possibility of frost again all the way to inter-coastal waterway, but it’s more likely for the areas to the north of I-10. Temperatures won’t be as cold as we see some westerly winds return so that will help to keep temperatures a little milder for areas to the south. A lot of this will depend on if the winds remain calm enough overnight as temperatures north of I-10 will be around 30 with a few upper 20′s with temperatures in the lower to middle 30′s all the way to the Cameron parish border. For Cameron itself it will be a little warmer as you could expect with lows in the lower 40′s. Make sure to protect those pets and plants again this evening, but we will begin to see a warm up in lows moving forward.

Clear skies means another cold night and frost potential
Clear skies means another cold night and frost potential (Source: KPLC)

Regardless as you head out the door for Friday make sure to take a jacket or coat with you, but the good news is that we warm things up for our Friday as we reach the middle to upper 60′s for the afternoon. Sunshine is going to be abundant and will remain that way as we continue into the weekend as we will see our good friend, being the high pressure remaining in place. Evening plans on Friday look great as well as temperatures will be in the upper to middle 50′s for the evening hours and we remain dry. Saturday morning starts off chilly with lows in the lower to middle 40′s as southerly flow begins to return and that coupled with sunshine means warmer temperatures as we will be in the lower 70′s. Lows will be warming as well for Sunday as we start off in the lower 50′s and a few clouds begin to make their way into the area and that will continue into Sunday evening as a front slides through the area maybe sparking a few showers Sunday night. Some models are still in disagreement on the exact timing, but something to be aware of, but as of now we are keeping the rain chances low.

Clear and sunny skies with temperatures warming into the middle 60's
Clear and sunny skies with temperatures warming into the middle 60's (Source: KPLC)

A better rain chance comes into the first part of next week as we see temperatures in the lower to middle 70′s and a front back to the west. It will slowly work its way towards our region and this will keep the southerly flow and moisture moving into Southwest Louisiana, which will bring rain chances Monday through Wednesday. A few thunderstorms are possible as well as we remain warm, but we clear things out into the ending part of the week and temperatures remain in the upper 60′s. Make sure to get out and enjoy the lovely sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

Rain chances increase as we head into next week as a front approaches
Rain chances increase as we head into next week as a front approaches (Source: KPLC)

Meteorologist Jacob Durham

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