Scattered showers and storms continue to pop up across Southwest Louisiana this afternoon thanks to a sea breeze as well as plenty of sunshine from this morning adding to the daytime heating. Rain chances will slowly diminish as we head into the overnight hours and set us with a nice start to Monday as we get off to a mostly sunny start before we look ahead to a cold front by mid-week.
Starting off the weekend we have been relatively dry as rain chances have remained low with most of the storms staying off to our east, but as we move through the evening the threat for a few storms will remain. Moving into the second half of the weekend the chances for a few showers and storms will increase as winds stay more out of the south and that will mean moisture is going to be more abundant.
A relatively nice day across Southwest Louisiana to round out the week after we have seen Nicholas moving through and the dreary conditions the last several days. Sunshine has finally returned and the mist and drizzle we have been stuck under has lifted and been replaced with just a few showers and some heavy downpours at times. The unsettled pattern we are stuck in looks to continue as we head into the weekend and even into next week as scattered showers and storms persist.
LSU and Caesar’s Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana’s flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company.
The Louisiana State Bond Commission has approved $50 million in revenue bonds to help the Calcasieu Parish School Board resume construction on schools damaged by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, according to the Louisiana Treasury Department.
Rain chances today will remain around 30%, mainly for a few isolated storms that get firing up this afternoon in association with daytime heating. The remnant low keeps our weather pattern unsettled and any sun will further destabilize the atmosphere today resulting in a few mid to late-afternoon storms.
Tuesday, amid storm alerts, weather warnings and school closures a previously scheduled public hearing went forward. In the boardroom of a local bank, up to $10 million dollars in tax exempt bonds was up for discussion. Bonds to be issued to help finance reconstruction for St. Louis Catholic High School.
Lake Charles city officials say residents on Louisiana Avenue will get the drainage improvements they say they so desperately need. However, city officials say the project can’t start until school is out.
In a Facebook post made Wednesday, the Calcasieu Parish School Board said it, along with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a situation involving potential threatening behavior towards DeQuincy Middle School.