Lafayette, LA Extended Forecast
Tropical Storm Warning in effect for parishes along I-10 and the coast. Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of Acadiana until 7pm. Tornado Watch until 1pm for Avoyelles, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Mary. Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near Lake Charles with winds at 40 mph as it moves slowly to the north. On and off tropical rain bands could produce heavy rains over a short period of time along with strong wind. Tropical storm force winds are possible along the coast and in western edges of the state. There is very small threat for tornadoes today, as well as, storms with damaging winds. On average, 2 to 4 inches of rain will be possible. Some areas may see 5+ inches of rain. Knowing where that will be is very difficult to determine. Some minor coastal flooding is likely today. We will see a good chance of rain through the weekend. Drier weather returns next Tuesday. – Meteorologist Chris Cozart
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