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Lafayette Weather – Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted

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A cold front that rumbled through Acadiana on Friday morning is making a return trip through area as a warm front today. This frontal boundary combined with a surface low pressure system off the coast of southeast Texas has resulted in a threat of severe weather for the area.

The Storms Prediction Center has posted a severe thunderstorm watch for much of western Louisiana and east Texas until 2pm this afternoon. The watch area includes Acadia, Evangeline, Lafayette, St.Landry,Jeff Davis, Allen, Calcasieu and St. Martin Parishes in Acadiana.

The current radar scan from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles shows where the heaviest thunderstorms are located. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing damaging winds, frequent lightning, small hail and in some cases tornadoes.

A Flash Flood Watch has also been posted for much of the area until Monday. The potential for heavy rainfall will remain in the area through the day today and into Sunday evening. The forecast for Monday shows the shower activity decreasing. Sunny skies are forecast to return to the area for much of the work week.

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