Severe Storms and Flash Flooding in the Southern Plains

A slow moving storm system is expected to produce a multi-day heavy rainfall and flash flooding event across much of the Central to Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley regions. Severe weather may produce large hail and high winds, but also a threat of tornadoes, across Texas and spreading on Wednesday into the Lower Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Partly Cloudy

73°F

23°C

Humidity 90%
Wind Speed NE 5 mph
Barometer 29.95 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 May 9:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SSW Broadmoor LA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2am and 3am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm.  High near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • 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.  Low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 63. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2am and 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
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. Low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 63. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 85. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 69.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 71.
Memorial Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SSW Broadmoor LA
 30.15°N 92.08°W
9:45 pm CDT May 23, 2022
10pm CDT May 23, 2022-6pm CDT May 30, 2022
 
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