Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
630 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.AVIATION...Radar currently showing a few showers and
thunderstorms over the gulf waters as well as inland. More
development will occur as the day progresses as deep moisture
becomes established over the area. Increased moisture, a more
active seabreeze and an incoming westward advancing shortwave trof
will set the stage for considerable afternoon convection. Carrying
VCTS this morning at all terminals, and TEMPOs for TSRA during max
heating.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 440 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Another warm night as temps are ranging from the upper 70s down
along the coast to the mid 70s inland. The radar is quiet at this
time with only a few storms noted in the gulf.

Today looks to be a repeat of yesterday as temps will climb back
into the 90s and the heat index will rise above the century mark
before the noon hour and remain there through the early eve hours.
As for the atmosphere... precip water is above two inches... good
daytime heating is expected and the upper level low is expected
to move closer to the region. Therefore looking for development of
clouds after sunrise with storm development by the early afternoon
hours. The chances for storms will continue into the early evening
hours before finally shutting off.

The upper level low that is in the gulf south of NEW is expected
to be located south of Sabine pass by Monday afternoon. This will
funnel moisture straight into the region while supporting storm
development. Better chances for storms on Monday and Tuesday.
Storms will produce cloud to ground lightning and gusty winds.
Rains will also be heavy at times.

A downward trend in afternoon storms is expected by Thursday as
the upper level low lifts out of the region with weak ridging
becoming established. But... heat indices will climb above the
century mark each day this week before pulling back a bit as
clouds and rains cool the atmosphere.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  92  75  91  74 /  50  30  60  30
LCH  92  77  89  76 /  50  20  60  30
LFT  92  77  90  75 /  50  20  60  30
BPT  93  78  91  76 /  50  20  60  30

&&

.LCH Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...None.
&&

$$


AVIATION...23



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