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Lafayette Weather – Rain Likely Today, Weekend Not A Washout

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A slow moving frontal system that is being fed moisture from a Pacific Tropical disturbance will be a major player in Acadiana’s weather today. The current radar scan is already showing showers and thunderstorms developing in the Gulf of Mexico and moving onshore across the heart of Acadiana.

Forecasters have rain chances at better than 50-50 for much of the day today. The good news is most of the forecast models show the rain chances decreasing during the day Saturday. The forecast does become a bit tricky for early Saturday as some of the models suggest the frontal system might stall just east of Acadiana, that would keep rain chances a little higher than anticipated.

The Storm Prediction Center is not forecasting any of the showers or thunderstorms associated with this frontal system to reach severe levels across Acadiana. Rainfall totals could be near the two inch mark in widely scattered locations but most of Acadiana will only see rainfall accumulations of near one inch. That is actually good news as a good portion of southwest Louisiana is entering the early stages of drought.

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