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Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico continue to show signs of organization. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development, and a tropical or subtropical storm is likely to form later today or tonight while the system moves generally northeastward over the western Gulf of Mexico. The low is forecast to approach the northern or northeastern Gulf Coast on Friday or Saturday and regardless of development, the system is likely to produce gusty winds and rough surf over those areas. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible across portions of the southeast U.S. late this week and this weekend. Interests along the northern and northeastern Gulf coast should monitor the progress of this system. For more information about marine hazards while the low moves across the Gulf of Mexico, see products issued by the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon, if necessary. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.
High pressure over the central Midwest will continue to ridge into our area bringing partly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s with northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
High pressure centered over Indiana will ridge into our area bringing mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Lows will be in the lower 50s north to the mid 60s on the coast. Winds will be northeast to northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect a warm front to move into the coastal waters bring a few showers to the Atchafalaya Basin. The rest of the area will be partly sunny. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

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Lake Charles
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Alexandria
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Beaumont
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De Quincy
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De Ridder
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Fort Polk
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Jasper**
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Jennings
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Lafayette
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Nederland/Port Arthur
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New Iberia
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Opelousas
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Orange
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Patterson
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Pineville
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Note: Temperatures (and thus relative humidity values as well) for Jasper may be inaccurate.
"N/A" or "MISG" will be displayed if values are not available. In the LOCATION column, click on links for a list of recent observations at sites of interest. In the WIND column, VRB is "variable" and G is "gust". Wind speeds are in MPH. In the BARO (pressure) column, values are in inches. In the REMARKS column, HX is "heat index", WCI is "wind chill index", and VSB is "visibility" (if shown).
 

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