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Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Current conditions at

Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH)

Lat: 30.13°NLon: 93.22°WElev: 16ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.93 in (1014.2 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 4 Aug 3:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Charles LA

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 79 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 79 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. West wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 96 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Light southwest wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Charles LA
 30.22°N 93.21°W
4:05 am CDT Aug 4, 2015
4am CDT Aug 4, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 10, 2015
 
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