Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FXUS64 KLCH 210323
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1023 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Minor changes only to the grids this evening, primarily to boost
sky cover a bit over SE TX/SW LA where a fair amount of dense
cirrus continues overhead. Satellite trends suggest some thinning
should occur over the next couple of hours or so, with at least
some cooling of temperatures prior to the development of low
clouds later tonight into SAT morning.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 712 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018/

AVIATION...Satellite imagery showing scattered to overcast
upper level cirrus across the region and that will remain the
case through tonight. Strengthening southerlies and accompanying
low level moisture will begin to advect into the area later
tonight as low pressure advances across the south plains. At this
time MVFR ceilings are expected to develop late tonight at BPT
and late morning at LCH. The remaining terminals will see lowering
cloud cover but staying within VFR.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 421 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018/

DISCUSSION...
Cloudy skies overnight will see temperatures a bit warmer on
Saturday morning. Winds will gradually swing around to the
southeast. Partly cloudy skies will hold through most of the day
Saturday. Look for showers and isolated thunderstorms during the
evening into the overnight hours Sunday morning. Some storms may
become severe with the best potential over the lakes region in
southeast Texas and central Louisiana...numerous cloud to ground
lightning...strong gusty winds and hail will be the main threat.
Storms ending behind the wind shift late Sunday morning. Skies
clearing through the afternoon hours on Sunday. Looking for a
quiet weather period for the coming week ahead with rains
returning late in the week.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AEX  49  75  62  75 /   0  20  90  50
LCH  54  75  65  77 /   0  20  90  40
LFT  53  77  65  77 /   0  10  90  60
BPT  58  73  65  77 /   0  20  90  30

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.LCH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
TX...None.
GM...None.

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