LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A very drab dreary day across Southwest Louisiana with highs that barely crossed into the 60s has made for great weather to spend indoors. Fog that has hung around all day will continue into the evening and could thicken up a bit more later tonight. On the other hand, temperatures won’t budge much at all, lingering near 60 degrees all evening and through the overnight.
We’ll begin to see the chance of rain increasing closer to midnight as some passing showers begin to move inland from the Gulf. These light quick passing showers will continue through the morning hours of Sunday. Sunday’s highest rain chances will come during the morning with showers tapering off by afternoon, but clouds and areas of fog will linger through the day. Highs tomorrow will top out a little closer to 70 as a warm front lifts northward.
The next chance of rain arrives Monday ahead of a cold front that will push through the state. Expect a fast moving line of showers and few thunderstorms to move through by Monday afternoon, with conditions improving Monday evening behind the front. Models are not showing a whole lot of rain for Southwest Louisiana with this line with most areas expected to only receive around one quarter of an inch of rain. Ahead of the front, temperatures warm into the 70s but then drop into the upper 40s to lower 50s by Tuesday morning.
Another front moving through by mid-week looks to be less of a rainmaker for our area, with computer models showing barely any showers or thunderstorms with this mid-week cold front. It does appear to drop temperatures a bit more for a few days though with highs by Thursday in the upper 50s to near 60 and lows Thursday night dipping into the 30s.
First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry