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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.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: Turn around, don't drown!
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Fair

72°F

22°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed NE 5 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 1 Aug 3:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. East winds up to 5 mph.
Sunday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds up to 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Heat index readings 105 to 106.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index readings 105 to 106.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.
Thursday
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index readings 105 to 107.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.
Friday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.



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