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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Overcast

74°F

23°C

Humidity 91%
Wind Speed NE 3 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 2 Sep 6:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette LA

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 98. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

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

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 98. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Labor Day
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette LA
 30.22°N 92.03°W
7:06 am CDT Sep 2, 2015
7am CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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