A Large and Slow-Moving Storm System with Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain

A large storm system will slowly track from the south-central U.S. into the East the rest of the week with strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rain with flooding. Today's threat for severe storms is across Texas toward the Arklatex and heavy rain with flooding from the south-central Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Also, critical fire weather threats are present again in New Mexico. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Mostly Cloudy

30°C

86°F

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed S 28 G 41 km/h
Barometer 1010.9 mb (29.85 in)
Dewpoint 23°C (73°F)
Visibility 14 km
Heat Index34°C (93°F)
Last update 24 May 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Lafayette LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 31. South wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 31 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 23 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  High near 30. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Heavy Rain

    High: 30 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 1am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.  Low around 19. South wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 19 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 29 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 17. West wind 10 to 15 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 17 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming calm  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 km/h in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. South wind around 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Tonight
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. South wind 15 to 25 km/h, with gusts as high as 35 km/h.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 30. South wind 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 cm possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 1am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 19. South wind 10 to 20 km/h becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 km/h becoming west 20 to 25 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 km/h.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 17. West wind 10 to 15 km/h decreasing to 5 to 10 km/h after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 km/h increasing to 10 to 15 km/h in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 km/h becoming calm after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 km/h in the morning.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 32.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 22.
Memorial Day
Sunny, with a high near 32.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Lafayette LA
 30.24°N 92.05°W
11:45 am CDT May 24, 2022
2pm CDT May 24, 2022-6pm CDT May 30, 2022
 
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