FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and muggy afternoon, rain chances will be increasing into the weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: KPLC 7News Nightcast 10-10:30 p.m. Recurring -May 22, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A very warm and muggy afternoon as we have seen temperatures climbing into the upper 80′s and in some cases even close to 90. We still have time to warm a few more degrees so many locations could hit 90 for the first time this year.

A few showers and storms possible as we head into Saturday morning
A few showers and storms possible as we head into Saturday morning (Source: KPLC)

For the rest of the evening we see a warm and muggy evening as dew points are in the upper 60′s to lower 70′s. We could see an isolated shower or storm as well, but the majority of us remain dry. That begins to change as we head into the weekend as we see a stalled frontal boundary over the region and that will help to create lift and eventually showers and storms for Saturday and Sunday. We start off Saturday in the lower and middle 70′s with mostly cloudy skies. A few showers or even a storm is possible and the chance will continue as we head into the afternoon. We will see a little bit of sunshine and that will help us to warm into the middle and upper 80′s once again. If you have any memorial day plans that may be outside make sure to have the KPLC 7Weather app for the latest updates as well as look at radar. For Sunday we see another mild start in the middle 70′s with afternoon highs in the middle 80′s. There is a better chance for rain as well as we see rounds and waves of rain moving through. It won’t be a complete washout, but definitely make sure to have an alternative plan for any plans you have outdoors.

Rain chances are increasing and will lead to a wet weekend
Rain chances are increasing and will lead to a wet weekend (Source: KPLC)

For the new week we see plenty of rain chances coming into the picture as we see an unsettled weather pattern in which we see rounds of rain moving through Southwest Louisiana. Temperatures will be in the middle 80′s through the entire week with lows in the lower 70′s, which will be pretty close to where we should be for this time of year. The rain chances will be around 70% through Wednesday and then they slowly taper off for the end of the week, but models are trending towards a pretty wet weak.

Mowing the grass will be tough as we head into the next couple of days
Mowing the grass will be tough as we head into the next couple of days (Source: KPLC)

Into next weekend we see slightly lower rain chances at the moment, but still you will need to keep the rain gear handy as the frontal boundaries stall across the region and disturbances move along the front providing the rain and storm chances. Keep the rain gear handy for the weekend!

We see rain chances increasing into next week as rounds of rain move through
We see rain chances increasing into next week as rounds of rain move through (Source: KPLC)

Meteorologist Jacob Durham

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