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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Fair

84°F

29°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed NE 5 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1018.0 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 31 Aug 11:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 98. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette LA
 30.22°N 92.03°W
12:05 pm CDT Aug 31, 2015
12pm CDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 6, 2015
 
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