Heavy Rain In The Plains; Poor Air Quality Out West

A slow moving weather system in the central U.S. will bring locally heavy rain to much of the Plains this weekend. Isolated flash flooding is possible in this area. Meanwhile, smoke from ongoing wildfires will continue to cause poor air quality across much of the interior West, although fire weather conditions are generally improving in this region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 353 AM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

73NM SSW Morgan City 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.

Today
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 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 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Tuesday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Northwest winds around 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 353 AM CDT Sat Aug 18 2018
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