Most of Acadiana saw heavy rain and wind Thursday as severe weather rolled across the region. A flash flood warning was issued about 2 p.m., and Lafayette and most surrounding parishes were under a tornado watch until 7 p.m.
Two "distinct phases of severe convection will take place" in south Louisiana will likely occur Thursday, leading to a heightened chance of high winds, hail and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
The threat of severe weather shuttered state offices across Louisiana on Thursday, and several school districts said they would close, too, rather than face risks from high winds, hail and possibly some strong tornadoes.
Acadiana area schools have announced closures for Thursday as concerns increase about severe weather projected to roll through the area.
The New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas are under an enhanced risk of severe weather Thursday, an increase from a slight risk forecast earlier Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas are under an enhanced risk of severe weather Saturday, an upgrade from a slight risk a day earlier, according to the National Weather Service.
A repeat of heavy rain and street flooding that plagued parts of south Louisiana a few days ago might occur Sunday.
UPDATE: Large hail may fall and strong wind may blow in the Lafayette area on Thursday afternoon as severe weather continues.
Several rounds of heavy rain will continue to fall in south Louisiana Thursday afternoon and evening, prompting a flood watch for the area.
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The National Weather Service extended a flash flood warning for parts of the parishes of Iberia, Vermilion, Lafayette and St. Martin through 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
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An area of low pressure near Honduras has been increased to an 80 percent chance of forming into a tropical system in the next five days as it moves into the central Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center advised Friday evening.
Tropical Storm Kirk, still more than four days away from affecting the Lesser Antilles, continues chugging westward toward the Caribbean Sea.
Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is forecast to chug through the Caribbean Sea into next week, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast.
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A tropical storm warning for areas west of the mouth of the Mississippi River, including Lake Maurepas, has been discontinued as Tropical Storm Gordon makes it way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in its 4 p.m. Tue…
Tropical Storm Gordon formed Monday morning near the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Center announced in a special advisory.
Editor's note: This story is about what eventually became Tropical Storm Gordon and made landfall in Mississippi in early September.
Whoever coined that expression "it's not the heat, it's the humidity" failed to consider that, on some days, it's both.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and persist into next week.
Drivers who motor on through standing water in Lafayette Parish are now subject to penalty if they cause water to enter any building.
Faucets left dripping to prevent frozen pipes during a rare extended spell of freezing temperatures caused water shortages and headaches across south Louisiana on Wednesday.
A cold front will bring breezy, cloudy, cold and rainy conditions to south Louisiana starting Tuesday evening through early Friday, the National Weather Service says.
Interstate 10 eastbound is closed just east of Gross Tete after two 18-wheelers crashed Wednesday afternoon.
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The National Hurricane Center's forecast Thursday evening for Hurricane Harvey calls for the storm to strike Texas and then move east toward Louisiana.
After Harvey reformed into a tropical depression Wednesday morning, it was expected to be upgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday before heading toward Texas, according to a 10 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.
The outside lanes of Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette between Johnston Street and the Vermilion River bridge are closed due to high water.
The entire state of Louisiana is under an "enhanced risk" for severe weather on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.