LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Monday was a cloudy and breezy day, as well as very warm and muggy! A weak cold front will move through this evening, but it will not bring much of a cooldown to SWLA. Scattered showers will be possible through about midnight though any rain will be limited and very scattered; you can always find the latest radar view on our First Alert Weather App.
Tuesday will begin with temperatures in the low to mid 50s, which is about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. Clouds will likely be widespread across the area throughout the day but temperatures will still reach the low 70s. Rain looks unlikely although a few sprinkles cannot 100% be ruled out.
A stronger cold front will move through on Wednesday, though rain chances are only 20% as showers will be very limited. Temperatures will drop through the afternoon as cool and drier air filters into the area. Thursday and Friday morning will begin with lows in the mid to upper 30s, and some areas may see frost especially Friday morning. Afternoon highs will be cooler too with most areas remaining in the mid to upper 50s Thursday followed by low 60s on Friday.
A warming trend will begin this weekend as southerly winds return ahead of the next cold front. Saturday will see temperatures in the 40s in the morning and flirting with 70 by the afternoon. Partly cloudy conditions are likely though the chance of rain is low at 10%. The chance will increase to 30% Sunday as the cold front moves through during the morning hours. Any rain should come to an end quickly as drier air filters in during the day Sunday. So if you have outdoor plans this weekend the weather should cooperate, but continue to monitor our forecast for updates over the next few days.
Next week will bring another couple of days worth of nice weather until the next front arrives late in the week.
Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton