Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLCH 232121
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
421 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...PLEASANT AFTERNOON ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.
TEMPERATURES GENERALLY RUNNING IN THE LOW 80S AND HUMIDITY LEVELS
ON THE LOW SIDE WITH DEWPOINTS RANGING FROM THE MID 50S INTO THE
LOWER 60S. SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTING SCATTERED CU ACROSS THE
REGION. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF THE CU NOTED FROM LOWER ACADIANA WEST
NORTHWEST INTO INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THIS MARKING THE
RETREATING FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

A FAIRLY QUIET WEATHER PATTERN AHEAD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEK. TEMPERATURES ANTICIPATED TO GENERALLY REMAIN A FEW DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORM AS A DEEPENING SOUTHERLY FLOW BECOMES ESTABLISHED.
STEADY ONSHORE FLOW WILL PROVIDE A DAILY CHANCE OF NIGHT-TIME
ADVECTION FOG DEVELOPMENT. BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS MAY JUST BE HIGH
ENOUGH FOR STRATUS RATHER THAN FOG BUT TOO CLOSE OF A CALL AT
THIS TIME. CARRYING PATCHY FOG TONIGHT.

NEXT MID/UPPER LEVEL TROF ADVANCING THROUGH THE CENTRAL CONUS WILL
SWING AN ACCOMPANYING WEAK SURFACE TROF ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. HAVE MAINTAINED LOW END POPS FOR THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH FEATURES OVER CENTRAL LOUISIANA INTO
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS. MOISTURE/LIFT AT THIS TIME APPEARS TO
LIMITED FOR MENTIONABLE POPS FURTHER SOUTH. PASSAGE WILL BRING
NORTHING MORE THAN A VERY BRIEF AND LIMITED LOWERING OF DEWPOINTS.

VIGOROUS SYSTEM DEVELOPING AND ADVANCING THROUGH THE PLAINS WILL
SWING ANOTHER COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY. RAIN CHANCES
INCREASE SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

&&

.MARINE...AN ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BECOMES
REESTABLISHED IN THE WAKE OF A WARM FRONT ADVANCING INLAND FROM
THE NORTHWEST GULF. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AND SEAS BUILD THROUGH
THE WEEKEND IN ADVANCE OF OUR NEXT FRONTAL PASSAGE EXPECTED LATE
MONDAY.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KLCH  64  81  65  82  66 /   0  10  10  10  10
KBPT  64  80  65  81  66 /   0  10  10  10  10
KAEX  60  84  63  83  63 /   0  20  20  10  10
KLFT  64  81  65  82  66 /   0  10  10  10  10

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...NONE.
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$






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