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Lafayette Weather – Thunderstorms Likely Today, Sunny For The Weekend

Rain chances will be on the increase later today and then again on Friday. The payoff will be a pleasant weekend with sunshine for at least part of Saturday and most of Sunday.

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Lafayette Weather – Storms Tonight, Cold For Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras plans could be interrupted by showers and thunderstorms tonight. Cold weather with a chance of rain is in the forecast for Mardi Gras Day.

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Lafayette Weather – Severe Threat Through The Evening

A cold front pushing through Texas at midday will interact with a warm and wet air situated over the state of Louisiana this afternoon. That could spark off some rather large thunderstorms before midnight tonight

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Lafayette Weather – Storms Tonight, Weekend Not Bad

The Lafayette and Acadiana weather forecast calls for a pretty good chance of rain and thunderstorms to start the weekend but chances are you'll be getting out doors late Saturday and all day on Sunday.

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Lafayette Weather – Severe Weather Moving Into Acadiana

**UPDATED- The National Severe Storms Forecast Center has issued a tornado watch for portions of Acadiana through at least 2pm this afternoon.

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Hurricane Catarina: A Very Strange Storm Not Seen Before or Since

On Friday, March 26, 2004, something happened in the South Atlantic Ocean that had never happened before: a hurricane formed. The following night, it made landfall and wreaked incredible havoc. Which is understandable, considering that the town of Torres in southern Brazil had not ever (at least on record) seen a hurricane, leaving its residents rather unprepared for the colossal impact.

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Tropical Update – Erin Fizzles As Does Potential System In The Gulf

The tropical threat for the Gulf of Mexico from last week has dissipated. It looks to be a quiet week in the tropics.

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Vicious Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma Once Again, At Least 5 Dead [UPDATED]

UPDATE Saturday 6:15 a.m. EST: The number of reported fatalities is at least five, with another 71 injuries caused by what authorities say are a total of 17 tornadoes ripping through the Midwest on Friday.

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Lafayette Weather – Wet Wednesday

Flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder have been a part of the early morning ambiance this Wednesday in the Lafayette area.

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Tornadoes – What Your Kids Need To Know To Stay Safe

With school soon to be dismissing for Summer break many kids will be at home alone or with sitters. Would your kids know what to do if severe weather threatened while you were miles away at work? We hope you will never need these suggestions but we do hope that you will take a moment to go over them with your children. A little preparation today could be the life saving difference of tomorrow.

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