Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in portions of lower-mid Mississippi River Valley and Gulf Coast region on Saturday. Very large hail, locally damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are possible in this area. Some of the flooding could be significant in portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.
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Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Fair

71°F

22°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed Vrbl 6 mph
Barometer 29.72 in (1006.3 mb)
Dewpoint 66°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Apr 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles WSW Lafayette LA

Flash Flood Watch until May 1, 07:00am
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Flash Flood Watch
  •  
    Flash Flood Watch until May 1, 07:00am

    NOW until
    7:00am Sun

    Flash Flood Watch

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  High near 83. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Heavy Rain
    then T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Heavy Rain
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 65 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. North wind around 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 72. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. North wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles WSW Lafayette LA
 30.22°N 92.03°W
1:05 pm CDT Apr 30, 2016
2pm CDT Apr 30, 2016-6pm CDT May 6, 2016
 
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