As we wrap up our weekend in Acadiana most of us were jolted out of bed early this morning  by the sound of thunder. Much of Acadiana along and south of I-10 experienced a nice healthy does of heavy rain, thunder, and lightning early today. For the most part that has tapered off and moved out of the area.

Yesterday a line of very heavy thunderstorms moved through the area and prompted major problems on roadways and lightning is believed to be the cause of a residential fire in the Youngsville area.

The current scan of KATC's Power Doppler HD Radar shows that most of the heavier rain activity has pushed to the east out of the area. These showers and thunderstorms are associated with a frontal boundary that is moving through the area and expected to stall just south of the Louisiana coast line. This means a potential for showers will remain in the forecast for the early part of the holiday week. However, the rain chances will be less toward the end of the week.

Currently the long range outlook for the the Fourth of July Holiday weekend shows only a slight risk of a pop up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon hours. By fireworks time, most of the clouds and showers should have dissipated making for a great night to celebrate America's Independence Day.