The southern half of the area has seen 1-2.25" of rainfall so far with less in the north.
Rain & even a narrow line of some storms with risk of an isolated severe t'storm will pass early this Saturday AM.
Winds may gust +40 mph at times outside any rainfall or storms with temperatures rising to 55-63.
The record at Lafayette is 68 set in 1890, so projection of 60 or 61 will not be close to the record, but still unseasonably warm, nonetheless (especially for the night-time to early morning hours in January).
Watch for flash flooding this morning to afternoon in low-lying areas & along creeks & streams & in streams & some low-lying roads.
Another 1.25-3.25" of rainfall will come down in a relatively short period of time.
Overall Moderate river flooding event should ensue by Sunday to Tuesday.
Off & on rain will occur Saturday with temperatures falling into the 40s, then 30s from northwest to southeast over the area.
Winds may diminish a bit at as center of upper low pivots through.
Rain will change to & end as some icy mix, then snow.
Some minor accumulation could occur, mainly in our northwestern counties with a thin trace of ice & less than 1" of snow.
We will monitor.
Gusts of 40-50 mph (isolated +50 mph) are likely from the north to northwest.
Sunday looks much calmer with much less wind & mostly cloudy skies with highs in the 30s after 20s in the morning.
High winds Wednesday with some rain to some snow will be followed by sharp cold snap, then risk of wintry mix & snow by Friday-Saturday.
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