Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA
FXUS64 KLCH 241507 AAA
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1007 AM CDT MON OCT 24 2016
Low temperatures this morning were mainly in the 50s although
some areas across central Louisiana did manage to drop into the
mid to upper 40s. Cirrus has spread across the area and it
appears to be limiting insolation. Will tweak max temperatures
today otherwise no significant changes to current forecast.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 357 AM CDT MON OCT 24 2016/
Another quiet night as high pressure remains in control of the
regional weather pattern. The NWS radars are indicating light rain
falling in south central Texas as an upper level trof is tracking
to the northeast around the ridge. Temps have held pretty steady
in the 50s with a few upper 40s noted in spots in central La.
Clouds will move across the region this morning but will begin to
clear during the aftn hours. Plenty of sunshine will allow
temperatures to climb into the lower 80s. The ridge aloft is
expected to hold through the rest of the week. This will bring
warm afternoons and cool nights. The problem with this weather
pattern is the region has not seen any real rainfall in the past
month and the end result is we are moving into a drought.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX 82 50 83 53 / 0 0 0 0
LCH 82 56 82 59 / 0 0 0 0
LFT 82 55 84 60 / 0 0 0 0
BPT 83 58 83 60 / 0 0 0 0