On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
Read More...

Current conditions at

Lake Charles, Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH)

Lat: 30.13°NLon: 93.22°WElev: 16ft.

A Few Clouds

31°C

88°F

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed S 22 km/h
Barometer 30.05 in (1018.3 mb)
Dewpoint 23°C (74°F)
Visibility 16 km
Heat Index36°C (97°F)
Last update 7 Jul 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Charles LA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 38. South wind 10 to 20 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 33 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind 10 to 15 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 38. Southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 5 to 15 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 15 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 33 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind 15 to 20 km/h decreasing to 10 to 15 km/h after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 38. South wind 10 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Heat index values as high as 38. Southeast wind 5 to 15 km/h.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 10 km/h.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind 5 to 15 km/h.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 15 km/h.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming south in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 34.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Lake Charles LA
 30.22°N 93.21°W
4:05 pm CDT Jul 7, 2015
4pm CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 14, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database