Severe Thunderstorms Possible for the Great Lakes into Ohio Valley; Heavy to Excessive Rainfall Over the Southern Plains

Severe thunderstorms will race along a cold front from the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley with the main threat being damaging winds. The tail end of this front will possibly produce heavy to excessive rainfall across the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley through Saturday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH)

Lat: 30.13°NLon: 93.23°WElev: 7ft.

Fair

81°F

27°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 20 Sep 8:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Charles LA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 98. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 98. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind around 5 mph.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Charles LA
 30.22°N 93.21°W
8:06 pm CDT Sep 20, 2018
9pm CDT Sep 20, 2018-6pm CDT Sep 27, 2018
 
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