The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a strong cold front to work its way across the region Tuesday afternoon and evening. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will bring less than a quarter of an inch of rain.

Temperatures will be warm ahead of the front, with highs in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday afternoon. However Wednesday afternoon temperatures will only make it to the mid 50s.

Southerly winds ahead of the front will cause tides to run a foot above normal tonight and early Tuesday, and when the wind shifts to the northwest, tides will fall a foot below normal Tuesday night and Wednesday. This could be an impact on marine traffic in the Sabine-Neches and Calcasieu ship channels.

Later this week, the coldest temperatures of the fall season are forecast. Friday morning, freezing temperatures could reach as far south as the US Highway 190 corridor.
Stay in touch with the weather forecasts this week.