Severe Storms Possible in the South; Southwest Critical Fire Weather Threats

Severe storms with large to very large hail, damaging winds, a couple of tornadoes, and heavy rain that could cause flash flooding may develop across the eastern South Plains to the Deep South. Dry, gusty winds in the Southwest will keep fire weather threats critical. Elevated fire weather threats also in portions of the East. Cool and snowy in the Northern Tier states and West mountains. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT)

Lat: 30.2°NLon: 91.99°WElev: 39ft.

Overcast

74°F

23°C

Humidity 74%
Wind Speed Vrbl 6 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 23 Apr 12:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette LA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could be severe.  Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Some of the storms could be severe.  Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Some of the storms could be severe.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 82 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette LA
 30.22°N 92.03°W
11:56 am CDT Apr 23, 2021
1pm CDT Apr 23, 2021-6pm CDT Apr 29, 2021
 
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