The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a warming trend through the weekend, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. However, there will also be high rain chances, starting Saturday afternoon, and continuing Saturday evening before tapering off early Sunday morning. One to two inches of rain is expected with this system, and locally some places could see up to four inches of rain. Also, there is a chance for some strong to severe storms, including tornadoes and damaging winds.

Next week will be dry, and temperatures will be near normal to slightly below normal.

In the tropics, no tropical cyclone development is expected over the next week in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, or tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Stay tuned for weather updates on Saturday. Severe weather can sometimes develop suddenly.