Excessive Heat Continues today for Portions of Central and Eastern U.S.; Change in Weather Pattern this Week

Dangerous heat and humidity continues today from portions of the Plains to the East Coast. A cold front will bring lower temperatures, and potential for strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and heavy rain that could produce flash flooding to the Central and Eastern U.S. through early this week. High pressure shifts West this week with building heat and monsoonal moisture.
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Last Update: 328 PM CDT Sun Jul 21 2019

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

23NM SSE Grand Chenier LA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A light onshore flow will prevail over the coastal waters through Monday, with the passage of a cold front ushering in a period of light to modest offshore flow Tuesday through Thursday. Winds will decrease and become somewhat variable from the east Thursday evening as the boundary meanders over the Gulf waters, becoming onshore again Friday as the front retreats back to the north. Scattered to at times numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected through Tuesday, initially due to an approaching upper disturbance from the east, then subsequently as the front nears and passes through the coastal waters. A break in rainfall is forecast Wednesday and Thursday behind the front, with rain chances returning Friday as the front lifts back to the north.

Tonight
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Tuesday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thursday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thursday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 328 PM CDT Sun Jul 21 2019
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