Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
639 PM CDT Sun Apr 21 2024

...New AVIATION...

.SHORT TERM...
(Tonight through Tuesday night)
Issued at 350 PM CDT Sun Apr 21 2024

Front is through the area with clearing skies this afternoon. A
little cool today as temps are around 10 degrees below average.
With continued clearing and drier air filtering into the region,
expect temps in the 40s along/north of I-10. A couple of isolated
locations around AEX could even flirt with the upper 30s.

Our afternoon temps in the 60s will be short lived as highs are
back into the lower 70s on Monday and mid/upper 70s by Tuesday.
The weather will remain dry as high pressure builds across the
region.

&&

.LONG TERM...
(Wednesday through next Saturday)
Issued at 350 PM CDT Sun Apr 21 2024

Little change in forecast philosophy through the extended period in
this package. High pressure extending from the Eastern Gulf of
Mexico into the Bahamas will maintain south southeasterly winds
through the second half of the week and weekend. These winds will
increase beginning Thursday and remain elevated through the weekend
in response to the proximity of a couple of frontal boundaries. The
first will stall somewhere across Northeastern Texas and Northern
Louisiana Thursday with the second approaching from central Texas
late Friday. Broad upper level ridging extending from Mexico across
much of the western and central gulf will hold any appreciable
precipitation chances at bay although the moisture accompanying the
front will likely yield some increased cloud cover. The increasing
tropical moisture and ridging aloft will push afternoon highs into
the mid to upper 80s by the weekend with overnight lows struggling
to fall out of the 70s in an early taste of summer.

&&

.AVIATION...
(00Z TAFS)
Issued at 633 PM CDT Sun Apr 21 2024

At the most, we have sparse mid level decks that are slowly
filtering out as drier and cooler air fills in. Skies will
continually clear out and winds will taper this evening as the
high pressure builds into the area. We will see winds shift out of
the northeast then east from tomorrow afternoon to the end of this
period, but remain fairly light.
Stigger/87

&&

.MARINE...
Issued at 350 PM CDT Sun Apr 21 2024

Small craft advisories remain in effect for lakes/bays until 7 PM
and through early Monday for near/offshore waters. Strong and
gusty offshore flow and very rough seas continue.

Winds will shift more northeasterly through early Monday, and
should diminish by early afternoon. Onshore flow will redevelop
by Tuesday as surface high pressure moves over the eastern
seaboard, with southerly winds expected to continue through the
week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  41  70  42  77 /   0   0   0   0
LCH  48  71  50  77 /   0   0   0   0
LFT  50  73  50  79 /   0   0   0   0
BPT  51  73  54  78 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for GMZ430-432-
     435-436.

     Small Craft Advisory until noon CDT Monday for GMZ450-452-455-
     470-472-475.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...78
LONG TERM....66
AVIATION...87


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