Heavy Precipitation and Strong Winds in the West; Locally Severe Weather in the East and Central Plains

Several atmospheric river events will bring widespread moderate to heavy precipitation and strong winds to much of the Pacific Northwest and California through early next week. A few storms might produce locally strong to damaging wind gusts over a portion of eastern North Carolina and Central Plains later today. More thunderstorms are forecast in the middle Mississippi Valley region on Sunday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 319 PM CDT Fri Oct 22 2021

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Lake Charles, LA Local Forecast Office

21NM SE Grand Chenier LA

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A very weak surface boundary remains stalled near the Gulf coast this afternoon, resulting in light and generally variable winds. However winds will shift back to an onshore direction overnight into Saturday morning as the front washes out and high pressure moves back to our east. Light to at times moderate onshore flow then persists through at least the middle of next week, at which time a cold front is expected to pass through the region.

Today
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tonight
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Saturday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Monday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers in the morning.
Monday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
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Last Update: 319 PM CDT Fri Oct 22 2021
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