Intracoastal City to Cameron, LA Marine Forecast
|Tonight...South Winds Around 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet.|
|Monday...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet.|
|Monday Night...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet.|
|Tuesday...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet In The Morning, Then 1 Foot Or Less. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Tuesday Night...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less, Then Around 2 Feet After Midnight. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms After Midnight.|
|Wednesday...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas Around 2 Feet In The Morning, Then 1 Foot Or Less. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Wednesday Night...South Winds Around 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less, Then Around 2 Feet After Midnight.|
|Thursday...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Thursday Night...South Winds Around 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less.|
|Friday...South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Friday Night...South Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less, Then Around 2 Feet After Midnight. Winds And Seas Higher In And Near Thunderstorms.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
634pm CDT Sunday July 3 2022
For the 07/04/2022 0000 UTC TAF package.
/issued 332pm CDT Sunday July 3 2022/
Short Term - Tonight Through Tuesday
Aloft, high pressure has reestablished itself over the southern Gulf today, while at the surface nearby high pressure to our east is providing a light onshore flow. As a result, a warm and quiet afternoon is ongoing across much of the CWA, with temperatures currently ranging from ~90 to 96 amid mostly sunny skies. A few showers are ongoing across Acadiana, but these should taper off through the next couple of hours. Once this convection dies off around sunset quiet conditions will persist, while light winds and mostly clear skies will provide ideal conditions for any fireworks shows across the region.
The 4th of July is looking like a near repeat of today, and therefore should be a very nice day for any outdoor activities. Highs will warm into the low to mid 90s through the afternoon, amid mostly sunny skies. Similarly to today, some showers and thunderstorms will be possible across Central LA and Acadiana tomorrow mainly through the afternoon, while elsewhere dry conditions will prevail. Showers taper off once again tomorrow with sunset, followed by another quiet and warm night with lows in the mid 70s. Moving into Tuesday, pretty much a rinse and repeat of this same forecast, as high pressure at both the surface and aloft maintain control.
Long Term - Wednesday Through Sunday
The long range portion of the forecast period continues to show general mid/upper-level ridging sitting over the region, while the Bermuda high maintains our low-level southerly flow off the Gulf. Forecast soundings indicate PWAT (Precipitable Water) values around or slightly above the seasonal norms for early July, while mean RH values generally run 50- 70 percent. While synoptic-scale features for convective initiation look fairly nil, mesoscale features, primarily the afternoon sea breeze, will help fire off showers and storms along with daytime heating, especially across lower Acadiana where moisture is forecast to be best. Some development will also be possible near the coast around sunrise as nocturnal maritime activity tries pushing ashore.
As we move into Saturday, a significant northern stream shortwave crossing the Great Lakes will start nudging the ridge wwd...at this time, the models aren't very aggressive with additional support for more widespread convective development, thus chance POPs linger til the end of the forecast period.
With the return of building heigheights aloft, daytime temps will gradually rise through the week, with maxes by late next week back into the upper 90s across interior sern TX. This also means a return of near-criteria heat index values.
Upper level high pressure over the Gulf zones in combinations with surface high pressure over the SErn US will result in a repetitive forecast through the week. Light to moderate southeast to southerly winds along with seas near 1 to 3 feet can be expected each day. Precip wise, isolated to scattered convection will be possible each day, mainly across the eastern zones. Coverage should be best through the mid day into the afternoon, with quiet conditions overnight.
NOAA Lake Charles LA Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
LA...None. TX...None. GM...None.