Flooding and Severe Weather Risk Continues This Weekend

More heavy rain will exacerbate flooding in the central and southern U.S. this weekend. In addition, over portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Valleys, severe thunderstorms are expected. Some storms may produce large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Meanwhile, snow and ice will again affect the Cascades, northern Rockies, upper Midwest, and New England through Sunday.
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Last Update: 324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

38NM SW Morgan City LA

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
Synopsis: Gusty South winds will gradually decrease this evening as a cold front begins to push into the area this evening. With winds relaxing, a brief period of patchy sea fog is possible after midnight tonight into Sunday morning for the nearshore coastal waters west of Cameron. The cold front is expected to stall near or just offshore the coastline Sunday morning, and remain nearly stationary through the day Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front tonight and continue through the day Sunday before coming to an end Monday as the front is finally driven out of the area. A brief period of light to modest offshore flow will prevail Monday with winds turning east and then southeast on Tuesday. South winds will strengthen a bit Wednesday ahead of another front forecast to cross the coastal waters Wednesday night, with a light to modest offshore flow behind this front closing out the week.

Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the night. Chance of showers after midnight.
Sunday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
Monday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Wednesday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Thursday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
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Last Update: 324 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018
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