Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 182328
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
528 PM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

.AVIATION...Mid-level moisture will continue to advect over the
region tonight ahead of a shortwave trof advancing east through
Texas. This will result in expanding and deepening altocumulus
over the area generally in a 6-9K ft range. VFR ahead.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 413 PM CST Thu Jan 18 2018/

DISCUSSION...
Clouds invading from the west will help to hold overnight
temperatures up from the past several nights as an upper level
low brings in mid-level moisture. It will still be cold in
central Louisiana and southeast Texas lakes region overnight.
Morning lows are expected into the mid to upper 20s by sunrise.
But this will still be about 10 degrees warmer than the last few
nights. Down along the I-10 corridor look for lower 30s and mid
30s at the beaches.

The warmup will continue into Friday as high pressure slides off
to the east and return flow spills in from the gulf. Dew points
will be rising with afternoon temperatures expected into the mid
60s by Saturday and into Sunday. Not much in the way of moisture
in the atmosphere and therefore not looking at any real precip
until Sunday into Monday ahead of a Pacific front. As this is a
Pacific front the temperature change behind the front will not be
as steep as the last few fronts have produced. Showers and
thunderstorms will be on the increase ahead of the front... a few
storms are expected to be strong. Showers ending on Monday with
the region drying out through the rest of the week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  25  47  37  62 /   0  10  20  20
LCH  30  54  45  67 /   0  10  40  20
LFT  29  53  42  66 /   0  10  20  10
BPT  34  55  48  68 /  10  20  40  30

&&

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

$$


AVIATION...23



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