The weather guessers guessed good yesterday. The timing on when the rain would start and where it might be the heaviest was an absolute forecast win for the National Weather Service and our friend in the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC.

As predicted a strong low pressure system moving across the Great Plains and into the Midwest did create havoc across South Louisiana. All day long gusty winds and passing showers moved across the area. Those strong winds did cause some damage in Jeanerette when a large tree fell through the roof of a residence in that community.

The real brunt of the heavy weather entered the southwest corner of our state late yesterday afternoon and begin pushing into Acadiana in the early evening hours. By 8pm most of South Louisiana was covered in a shield of moderate to heavy rainfall.

The latest radar scan from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles indicates that the brunt of the heavy storms have pushed off to the east of the area. Travelers headed to Baton Rouge or New Orleans from the west might find themselves catching up with the heavy weather on the roadway so caution is advised.

The forecast for today is a much calmer one as skies will begin to clear and temperatures will remain cool. The outlook for the rest of the week holds the potential for sunshine and seasonable weather all the way through the rest of the work week. There should be another shot of cooler air arriving in the area just in time for Saturday football games.

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