Lafayette Weather – Wet Start To The Weekend
A cold front that brought a day of relief from high heat and humidity has pushed back to the north of Acadiana as a warm front. As a result we now sit in a very soupy unstable air mass that is ripe for rainfall. Add to that an upper level low pressure system pushing out of Texas and you have the makings of what could be a very wet Friday and Saturday.
Rainfall accumulations over the next few days should be that heavy but amounts from a half inch to an inch and half would not be uncommon across much of the area. Rain chances are listed at 60% for today , 40% tonight and a 50% chance of more rain Saturday and Sunday.
The potential for severe weather is minimal if at all over the next several days. That doesn’t mean you won’t see gusty winds or frequent lighting during some of the thunderstorms it just means that a widespread outbreak of intense weather is not expected.