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Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding for parts of Upper Midwest, Four Corners region

Showers and thunderstorms are expected across parts of the Upper Midwest on Friday. Heavy rain from these storms could lead to isolated flash flooding. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding across parts of Upper Midwest and Four Corners region. Isolated flash flooding is also possible across parts of the Four Corners region and Desert Southwest. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH)

Lat: 30.13°NLon: 93.22°WElev: 16ft.

Partly Cloudy

30°C

86°F

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed SW 11 km/h
Barometer 29.96 in (1015.4 mb)
Dewpoint 24°C (76°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index36°C (96°F)
Last update 4 Sep 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Charles LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Heat index values as high as 37. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 32 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 23 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 39. Calm wind.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 24 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 24 °C

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. East wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 32 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Heat index values as high as 37. Southeast wind around 10 km/h.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 39. Calm wind.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. East wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Charles LA
 30.22°N 93.21°W
1:06 pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
1pm CDT Sep 4, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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