Heavy Rainfall Possible Across the Central U.S.; Poor Air Quality Across the Northwest and North Central States

Thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall and possibly some flash flooding across central portions of the country through tonight, with a few strong to locally severe thunderstorms possible. Otherwise, smoke from the wildfires burning across western North America will continue to create poor air quality across northern portions of the country.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 955 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 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 and a developing low pressure system over the Plains will keep mainly light to occasional moderate onshore winds through Monday. Shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to increase on Monday through Tuesday as a front approaches the coastal waters.

Rest Of Today
Southwest winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms through the night.
Monday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Tuesday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then slight 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 in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Wednesday
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers.
Thursday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
East winds around 5 knots becoming south up to 5 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Slight chance of showers.
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Last Update: 955 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018
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