FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A stormy afternoon ahead, Fourth of July looks to see scattered storms

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: KPLC 7News Nightcast 10-10:30 p.m. Recurring - July 3, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - It’s been another warm afternoon with highs reaching the lower 90′s, but the key difference has been the showers and storms moving through. That has helped temperatures cool down and make it a little more comfortable outside after the rain passes.

A hot and humid evening making for a perfect night to watch a movie
A hot and humid evening making for a perfect night to watch a movie (Source: KPLC)

Showers and storms look to continue through the evening hours before slowly winding down as we head towards late evening as we loose some of the daytime heating. As always if you have to head out you can check the KPLC First Alert Weather App for the latest updates. Temperatures have fallen into the middle 70′s where it has rained and is still in the upper 80′s to near 90 for areas where it hasn’t. After the rain passes temperatures may briefly warm up into the lower 80′s once again but overnight they will gradually fall back into the upper 70′s. We can expect lows Saturday morning to be in the middle 70′s for many areas, with the mugginess continuing. For our Fourth of July we can expect another warm afternoon with temperatures climbing into the lower 90′s with scattered showers and storms moving through during the afternoon. If you have any outdoor plans then make sure you to have an alternative to move indoors in case a storm moves through. As always you can get the latest updates from the weather app as well as the live look at radar. More rain is in the forecast for Sunday as we see more widespread rain moving through.

A warm afternoon with a few showers and storms
A warm afternoon with a few showers and storms (Source: KPLC)

Sunday will start off very similar as we can expect temperatures to be in the middle 70′s, but we won’t be as warm for the afternoon as we look to stay in the upper 80′s. That comes with more cloud cover as well as rain as we are watching a stationary boundary parked over our area. The rain chances look to stick around through Tuesday as we front looks to go nowhere anytime soon. After the dry and hot weather we have had it will be nice to get some rain and cooler temperatures even if highs are in the upper 80′s.

Showers and storms possible for the Fourth of July
Showers and storms possible for the Fourth of July (Source: KPLC)

We do look to dry things out heading into late next week with just a few afternoon showers and storms possible. Temperatures will be on the rise though as we look to climb into the lower 90′s with some models showing some middle 90′s. For now we have plenty of time to watch how warm we get, but keep the rain gear handy for this weekend. Have a safe Fourth of July and great weekend!

A little drier into next weekend as the front dissolves
A little drier into next weekend as the front dissolves (Source: KPLC)

Meteorologist Jacob Durham

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