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.

A Few Clouds

77°F

25°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.6 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 19 Aug 11:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette Regional Airport LA

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 91 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette Regional Airport LA
 30.2°N 92°W
10:06 pm CDT Aug 19, 2019
12am CDT Aug 20, 2019-6pm CDT Aug 25, 2019
 
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