FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers return Monday ahead of a cold front
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Our stretch of overcast days carried over into Sunday as some light showers in the early morning hours quickly moved out, leaving the afternoon dreary but warm with highs that topped out around 70. The warmer temperatures were the result of a warm front that has lifted north of our area this evening, bringing breezier southerly winds that will continue to remain occasionally gusty through the evening and overnight. This could curtail the fog a bit, but sea fog will again be a problem for coastal areas and even farther inland later tonight.
Rain chances begin to increase through the morning hours on Monday as our next cold front moves closer to the area. Around mid-morning, rain chances will increase quite a bit and continue into the afternoon. The good news is that no severe weather will accompany this front and rain totals should stay low, with most areas receiving one quarter of an inch or less of rain. By late afternoon the rain will move out of the area with temperatures dropping into the lower 50s for Tuesday morning.
Another secondary reinforcing cold front will move through Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing a slight chance of additional showers. This second front does not look to be much of a rainmaker at all but will drop temperatures quite a bit for the second half of the week.
By Thursday morning, lows will dip into the upper 30s to lower 40s with highs on Thursday in the middle to upper 50s. A chilly morning on Friday with lows in the 30s will only reach the lower 60s by afternoon, but warmer weather returns by the weekend with highs back to around 70 by Saturday.
First Alert Meteorologist Ben Terry
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