Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Lake Charles la
325 PM CDT Fri may 26 2017
surface high pressure is centered over the Florida Panhandle, with
onshore flow across our region. With the onshore flow, seeing
dewpoints on the increase, in the lower 70s now.
Do not have rain in the forecast for Saturday right now, but that
may need to be revisited. Some short-range models are trying to
add some rain chances, but frankly dont see the support for it, so
not including at this time. Because of that, some locations will
see highs in the 90s Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, however, is another story as a cold front is progged to
move into the region and will help initiate some showers and
thunderstorms. Unfortunately, this front stalls out over our
region and will be the focus for daily rain chances through much
of the upcoming week. There will likely be some days with
localized higher rain totals, but it is too early to pinpoint
exactly where those locations will be.
The severe weather threat is on the low side each day, but cannot
rule out an isolated strong to severe storm capable of producing
damaging winds or marginally large hail.
Preliminary point temps/pops...
aex 73 91 74 90 / 10 10 10 30
lch 75 88 76 88 / 10 10 10 20
lft 74 89 75 88 / 10 10 10 20
bpt 76 88 76 87 / 10 10 10 20
GM...small craft exercise caution through Saturday morning for gmz430-