Weather Watch: Severe weather threat in SW La. forecast
Published 1:48 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The chilly weather Southwest Louisiana has been experiencing the past few days will be coming to a close as widespread rain is expected later in the week.
Nick Slaughter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office, said a low-pressure system will be moving through the area Wednesday night, bringing with it a high chance for severe weather and heavy rain. It is expected to stay through Friday.
Lake Charles has a nearly a 100 percent chance of receiving a quarter of an inch or greater of rainfall Thursday through Friday, Slaughter said.
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Damaging wind gusts, lightning and pockets of heavy rain will be the primary impacts Thursday.
He said the expected straight-line winds could exceed 100 mph, which is powerful enough to knock over semi-trucks, trees and power lines.