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FIRST ALERT: Heavy downpours coming in for Thanksgiving afternoon & evening

Lake Charles KPLC 5 days ago Jeff Andrews
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Multiple rounds of rain between Thursday and Saturday are forecast to bring as much as 2 to 4 inches of rain to Southwest Louisiana through the weekend.

The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has us in a “Marginal” threat (low) for severe weather. Damaging winds are the greatest threat.

The entire state has a level Two- “Slight” threat of excessive rain.

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Our first rains of the day arrive by afternoon on Thanksgiving Day with the heavier downpours set to arrive by afternoon and evening. While the severe weather threat is low, locally heavy downpours could leave some spots with a couple of inches of rain just from Thanksgiving!

Friday looks like a break. Mainly cloudy skies. Showers are possible, but the threat of heavier rain and storms will take a break until later in the weekend.

Computer models this afternoon have slowed the arrival of the cold front down until much later Saturday, which means rain chances will go up quite a bit more again for Saturday with the threat of storms as well. The front will likely move through at some point Saturday afternoon, bringing an end to the rain by Saturday night and leading to a nice Sunday.

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Thanksgiving: Mostly cloudy with a chance of AM showers, we will see rain, heavy at times, later this afternoon and through tonight. We could have some thunderstorms as well. Breezy too with southeast winds 5-15 gusting to 25 in the PM hours with a high of 71.

“Black” Friday: Rain is possible in the morning, with a better chance in the afternoon and evening. A high of 65.

Friday Night: Cloudy with rain likely and a low of 56.

Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with a round of PM showers likely and a high of 64. Winds southwest 15 mph gusting to 25 mph.

Saturday night: A bit cool. A low of 47

Sunday: mostly sunny and a high of 69

Sunday night: Partly cloudy and a low of 50

Monday: partly sunny with a high of 72

Tuesday: Partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and a high of 74

Next Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a high of 70

Thursday- Becoming sunny with a cooler high of 63

Our temperatures will average near to above normal over the ten-day stretch.

-Meteorologist Jeff Andrews

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