Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 261737
AFDLCH

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1237 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

.AVIATION...
Local radars show a few light showers extending along a line from
roughly BPT to AEX. Ongoing MVFR ceilings and VCSH will continue
over the next few hours in advance of a cold front approaching
from northeast TX. As the front approaches, chances for VCTS will
increase at all TAF sites after 20Z. The steadiest thunderstorm
activity is expected across central Louisiana and further north
and could extend south of AEX. The steadier portions of the line
of thunderstorms will likely produce gusty winds in addition to
IFR visibility restrictions. Therefore, continued TEMPO IFR
conditions at KAEX between 21Z and 01Z this evening. Further
south, the overall coverage of thunderstorm activity is not
expected to be as great and should remain as VCTS for the rest of
the area TAF sites. The cold front is expected to pass
KAEX/KBPT/KLCH by 03Z and KARA/KLFT by 05Z. Behind the front,
mainly high clouds are expected and northeasterly winds of 10 to
15 knots will persist through the rest of the night.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  83  53  80  64 /  70  50   0  10
LCH  83  57  82  68 /  40  30   0  10
LFT  86  61  85  71 /  30  40  10  10
BPT  84  56  82  70 /  40  20   0  10

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for LAZ027>033-041>045-
     052>055-073-074.

TX...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for TXZ215-216.

GM...Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM CDT Thursday for GMZ470-472-475.

     Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for GMZ430-432-
     435-450-452-455.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution from 7 PM CDT this evening through
     late tonight for GMZ450-452-455.

&&

$$


AVIATION...26



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