Potential for Severe Weather and Heavy Rain in the South this Weekend

A low pressure system moving across the southern Gulf States will bring a threat of isolated severe thunderstorms containing hail and damaging winds this weekend. Fire Weather threats remain elevated for portions of western Texas and along the New Mexico border on Saturday. Cooler than normal temperatures continue in the east, while above normal temperatures are forecast for the west coast.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 317 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

52NM SSE Grand Chenier LA

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Synopsis: Southeast winds will continue through today ahead of an approaching cold front. The front will be accompanied by scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms late Saturday night into Sunday with offshore flow developing once again in its wake.

Today
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Tonight
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers and chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
Sunday Night
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Monday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Monday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Tuesday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
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Last Update: 317 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018
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