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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Flash flood threat forecast from southwestern Texas to the Appalachians on Wednesday

Heavy rainfall will be possible along a frontal boundary that will extend from Maine to far southwestern Texas on Wednesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible with some locations seeing 5 to 6 inches especially across the southern Plains. Flash flooding will be possible mainly from southwestern Texas to the central Appalachians. Remember: 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.

A Few Clouds

81°F

27°C

Humidity 82%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.10 in (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 7 Jul 10:53 pm CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Tonight
Partly cloudy late in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds up to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.
Saturday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Saturday Night Through Monday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the lower 90s. Heat index readings around 105.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.



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820 PM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015
 
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