Let's call the next couple of days the storm before the calm. The current Lafayette forecast is a bit unsettled over the next 24 to 48 hours then things should brighten up considerably. An abundance of low level moisture will provide the fuel for thunderstorms as a couple of upper level disturbances move across the area today and late Friday.

The high moisture content and the movement of winds in the upper level should provide a significant lifting mechanism for rainfall today and tonight, with a brief lull Friday morning. Then another round of rain through the evening hours of Friday when a cold front approaches the area.

The current radar scan is not very active across Acadiana this morning (4am), that is likely to change by lunchtime and certainly by the evening hours. Rainfall potential is .50 of an inch to an inch in isolated locations. There is a risk of gusty winds in thunderstorms but as of now forecasters are not seeing a significant severe weather threat.

The best chance for heavier showers and thunderstorms appears to be Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon and evening. By Saturday skies should be clearing and sunshine will dominate the forecast for Sunday.

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