Calcasieu Lake Marine Forecast
|Tonight...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots With Gusts Up To 25 Knots. Lake Waters Choppy. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms Late.|
|Saturday...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots With Gusts Up To 20 Knots. Lake Waters Choppy. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Afternoon.|
|Saturday Night...West Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Becoming North 20 To 25 Knots After Midnight. Lake Waters Very Rough. Showers Likely With A Chance Of Thunderstorms In The Evening, Then A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms After Midnight.|
|Sunday...North Winds 20 To 25 Knots, Diminishing To 15 To 20 Knots In The Afternoon. Lake Waters Very Rough.|
|Sunday Night...North Winds 10 To 15 Knots With Gusts Up To 20 Knots, Diminishing To 5 To 10 Knots After Midnight. Lake Waters Choppy.|
|Monday...Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Southeast In The Afternoon. Lake Waters Light Chop.|
|Monday Night...East Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Lake Waters Light Chop.|
|Tuesday...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Lake Waters Light Chop.|
|Tuesday Night...East Winds Around 10 Knots. Lake Waters Light Chop.|
|Wednesday...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Lake Waters Choppy.|
|Wednesday Night...Northeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Lake Waters Choppy. Winds And Waves Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
519pm CST Fri Dec 8 2023
(Monday through next Thursday)
If I had to pick two words to describe the longterm forecast period, they'd be cool and quiet.
Much colder air arrives Sunday in the wake of a strong cold front moving through. High pressure then swiftly builds in overhead on Monday before it slides eastward on Tuesday. At this point, the high sets up over the eastern seaboard where it'll sit for the rest of the longterm period. Winds will respond to this high, becoming variable on Monday with a gradual turn to the east to southeast Tuesday through Friday. Otherwise, with high pressure dominating, expect dry weather through at least Thursday.
Moisture returns slowly towards the end of the work week, with low end rain chances entering the forecast late Thursday or Friday.
Seasonal daytime temperatures are expected over the longterm period with highs in the low to mid 60s each day. Overnight lows will start off chilly in the low 30s to low 40s Monday through Wednesday mornings. Thursday and beyond should then see improvement into the 40s with the return of moisture.
Moderate onshore winds will continue tonight through Saturday. A cold front passage Saturday night will bring widespread showers and thunderstorms along with the possibility for severe wind gusts and frequent cloud to water lightning. The main marine concern will be after the frontal passage by late Saturday night into Sunday as strong north winds develop with the possibility of frequent gale force wind gusts and high seas. Expanded the Gale Watch to include all 0-60nm marine zones, and high probability this will be upgraded to a Gale Warning overnight. With the strong offshore flow, water will be push away from the coast and low- water conditions for coastal lakes and bays will be possible. Late Sunday night high pressure will build in behind the front with a decrease in winds and a lowering of the seas.
NOAA Lake Charles LA Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
LA...None. TX...None. GM...Gale Watch from Saturday evening through Sunday morning for GMZ450-452-455-470-472-475.