Severe Storms And Heavy Rain Is Expected In The Central/Southern Plains; Locally Heavy Rain/Scattered Storms In East/South; Poor Air Quality Persists Out West

Late afternoon and evening severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall is expected from the Front Range of the Central/Southern Rockies into the High Plains. Meanwhile in the East and South, a slow moving front will trigger scattered storms with locally heavy rain. Finally, smoke from numerous ongoing wildfires in the West are requiring alerts throughout the region and even into the Upper Midwest.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 344 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

23NM SSE Grand Chenier LA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure ridging across the northern Gulf will keep mainly light onshore winds and relatively low seas through the weekend. Shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to increase early next week as a front approaches the coastal waters.

Tonight
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Sunday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday
West winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
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Last Update: 344 PM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018
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