Staff Reports
For The Record

Gulf Coast residents should keep their eyes opened and their fingers crossed in regard to a system that could form in the Gulf of Mexico and move this way.
A surface trough over the southeast Gulf of Mexico will shift northwest across the forecast waters, according to information from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. Low pressure will develop along the trough, with a medium probability of developing into a tropical cyclone over the western gulf waters later this week.
The forecast for this week and early next week looks like this:
Wednesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 74.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.