Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
351 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Afternoon analysis shows a deep upper-lvl trough digging into the
Southeast as the cold front that passed us this morning continues
to shift east. Behind the front, cooler and drier air continues
moving into our region as the surface high builds in... making for
a rather pleasant albeit breezy day. Northwesterly winds have
been around 20 kts this afternoon, with gusts to 30 kts. Winds
tonight should calm enough to allow for radiational cooling under
clear skies... with low temps dropping into the mid/upper 50s
across the area. Enjoy it while it lasts...

Southerly flow quickly returns early Thursday morning as the sfc
high shifts eastward. This will allow for increasing temperatures
and humidity into Memorial Day weekend. Lows will run 5-10 degrees
above normal Saturday and Sunday morning while afternoon highs run
several degrees above normal.

Next rain chances for the area will begin late Sunday in advance
of a surface cold front. Looks to be a wet Memorial Day and wet start
to the week as the front stalls over the area. Rain chances will
continue at least through Wednesday.

&&

.MARINE...
Northwesterly winds continue over the coastal waters around 10-20
kts this afternoon... resulting in a small craft exercise caution
statement through 7pm. Winds will begin to subside this evening
through the overnight from west to east. Offshore flow will remain
in place over the coastal waters through early Thursday...
transitioning to southerly onshore flow by late Thursday morning.
These southerly winds will continue into early next week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  53  84  67  89 /  10  10  10  10
LCH  58  83  71  87 /  10  10  10  10
LFT  59  84  70  88 /  10  10  10  10
BPT  58  85  73  87 /  10  10  10  10

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Exercise Caution until 7 PM CDT this evening for
     GMZ435-452-455-472-475.

&&

$$

RACKLEY



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