Widespread Summer Heat; Enhanced Severe Weather

A large ridge of high pressure continues to deliver summer heat w/ humidity in several sections of the country. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in effect across the Desert Southwest, south-central Plains, Mid to Lower Mississippi Valley and a small part of the Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, an enhanced risk of organized severe thunderstorms is possible from Iowa to Illinois and Indiana. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Mostly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 75%
Wind Speed S 8 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 77°F (25°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index97°F (36°C)
Last update 20 Aug 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 87 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 105. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette LA
 30.22°N 92.03°W
1:06 pm CDT Aug 20, 2019
1pm CDT Aug 20, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 26, 2019
 
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