Heavy Rainfall and Severe Thunderstorms Possible Across the Central U.S.; Hurricane Lane Continues Westward Across the Central Pacific

An area of low pressure moving across the Central U.S. will continue to bring heavy rainfall and flash flooding across parts of that region, along with the threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening. Meanwhile, swells from Hurricane Lane are reaching parts of Hawaii today, with some additional impacts possible later this week, depending on the storm's track.
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Last Update: 300 PM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

52NM SSE Grand Chenier LA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Light to occasionally moderate onshore flow will continue as high pressure continues to ridge across the northern Gulf. A frontal boundary will slowly move south over the region Tuesday into Wednesday, accompanied by an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms. The front is expected to stall over or just south of the coastal waters, bringing a brief period of offshore flow mid-week. The front will gradually dissipate by the end of the week with return flow expected to resume.

Tonight
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Wednesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Thursday
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds up to 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Friday
Southwest winds up to 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Saturday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 300 PM CDT Mon Aug 20 2018
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