The weather, currently.
Ready for one of those days when it feels like winter weather just comes out of no where? We have one in store for Thursday! A cold front will pass through the area and drop our high temperatures more than 20 degrees.
Here's how the forecast plays out:
1) Cloudy with temperatures in upper 30s by sunrise and 40s by 9 a.m. Also a special note, the morning will be the time we see our actual high temperature in the upper 40s. It only gets colder from there.
2) By the afternoon, temperatures into the low 40s. This is when we start to see our first chance of rain showers.
3) By the evening commute, temperatures drop into the upper to mid 30s. By 6 p.m. we still see chances of rain. By 9 p.m. it should be cold enough that we start to see that rain change into snow. Snow will continue on and off through the early morning hours of Friday (ends somewhere between 3 and 6 a.m.).
Here's what we are thinking about snow accumulation. Note this is not all at once, it is for the ENTIRE STORM PERIOD.
Activity forecast: Um it's not really a great day to do anything outdoors. Plan to be indoors. If you have moved your activities indoors already like that, don't forget your jacket. You are going to want one just getting in and out of the car (I am speaking to myself on this one too. Meteorologists forget their jackets all the time).
Mountain forecast: Hello higher terrain! You get an earlier taste of snow coming your way! Snow starts Wednesday night and will go through Thursday night. You will also be under a winter weather advisory. All that means is traveling will be tough through this time period. As for temperatures, you see temperatures in the upper 20s Wednesday night, upper 40s for highs on Wednesday and temperatures drop into the teens Thursday night.
What you need to know, currently.
Protesters gathered outside the World LNG and Gas Series Summit, which was held in Lake Charles, Louisiana today at the Golden Nugget Casino. Lake Charles is a petrochemical, oil, and gas hub in Southwest Louisiana about two hours from Houston that’s particularly vulnerable to climate change. It was hit by two back to back hurricanes in 2020.
Over the past decade, Southwest Louisiana — specifically Cameron Parish, south of Lake Charles, has become the LNG capital of America. Residents have seen few benefits however — jobs often go to oil and gas workers who are brought in from out of state and because of Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program, companies receive billions in tax abatements while locals struggle to fund public schools and badly needed infrastructure improvements.
“What we have is a community that’s solid but has been shaken this year by all of these storms,” Louisiana Bucket Brigade organizer, James Hiatt, told KPLC 7 news. “We’re tired of being resilient, we’re tired of people calling us resilient. What we want is action, and what we need is for people to listen and become aware of what’s going on in this area.”