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A Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms into Tonight

Severe thunderstorms may develop and move southeastward this evening and tonight across parts of the north-central Plains and Upper Midwest, offering damaging wind, severe hail and the risk of a few tornadoes. A few thunderstorms may drop hail and damaging gusts near severe levels in New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH)

Lat: 30.13°NLon: 93.22°WElev: 16ft.

Fair

94°F

34°C

Humidity 37%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1014.0 mb)
Dewpoint 64°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 1 Aug 2:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Charles Regional Airport LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

    Hot

    High: 98 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest  after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light west wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 79 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest after midnight.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Light west wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 79.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Charles Regional Airport LA
 30.12°N 93.21°W
3:07 pm CDT Aug 1, 2015
3pm CDT Aug 1, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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