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National Weather Service Lake Charles la
222 PM CDT Sat Apr 19 2014
surface analysis shows weak high pressure ridging S across the MS
valley...behind the weakening surface low over FL/GA. The result...mostly
sunny over c and SC la...with a field of cumulus over west la & southeast Texas
from the ridge axis westward. Temperatures in the middle/upper 70s...with
dewpoints in the 50s.
High pressure at the surface and aloft will hold for the next couple
of days. Thus...expect the pleasant weather to continue with no
significant precipitation expected for the remainder of this Easter
weekend. Only slowly moderating temperatures...mainly middle/upper 50s for
lows tonight and upper 70s/lower 80s for highs Easter sun.
The Midwest trough digging further south Monday & Tuesday should allow for
a weak front to move through the region Monday night into Tuesday which
could Scurry up isolated to scattered shra/tsra. However...this front expected
to wash out either along the I-10 corridor or the coast with no
cooling temperatures behind it. So...lows in the Lower/Middle 60s and highs
near 80/lower 80s likely to continue for most of next week.
Another weak upper level disturbance may generate isolated rain showers/thunderstorms and rain by
next Friday...thus left inherited 20% for this period.
light winds and low seas are expected to persist as high pressure
builds across the area through the remainder of Easter weekend into
early next week. A weak front is expected to bring a slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday morning...with
the front expected to wash out along the coast. An increasing
pressure gradient will bring an increased onshore flow by
Wednesday and Thursday.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
klch 57 79 60 79 61 / 10 10 10 20 20
kbpt 58 79 60 79 62 / 10 10 10 20 20
kaex 55 81 58 81 60 / 10 10 10 20 30
klft 57 81 59 81 60 / 10 10 10 20 20