Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1149 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

.AVIATION...

MVFR/VFR conditions will continue through the afternoon across the
region with SCT/BKN cumulus predominately from 2000-5000 feet AGL.
VCSH will also be possible at all TAF sites through the afternoon
and evening hours. Southerly winds will remain elevated at 15-20
knots sustained with gusts to 25-30 knots through the evening.

Wind gusts will begin to decrease around sunset but winds will
remain at 10-15 knots through the evening. Ceilings are expected
to drop IFR in the evening and VCSH will become more widespread in
advance of an approaching cold front. The cold front is expected
to enter the region after 06Z and move SE bringing -SHRA and TEMPO
TSRA during the overnight hours.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  79  57  62  49 /  30  80  80  80
LCH  80  65  69  57 /  20  90  80  80
LFT  80  67  72  61 /  20  70  80  90
BPT  80  64  69  55 /  20  90  80  70

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for LAZ027>033-041>045-
     052>055-073-074.

TX...Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for TXZ180-201-215-216-
     259>262.

GM...Small Craft Exercise Caution through this evening for GMZ450-452-
     455-470-472-475.

     Small Craft Exercise Caution until 6 PM CST this evening for
     GMZ430-432-435.

&&

$$


AVIATION...26



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