A few scattered showers will continue this evening but most of us will get several hours of dry weather to help the flood water drain.
And we need things to drain as much as possible tonight as another round of heavy showers and storms moving into Acadiana early Friday morning.
This round looks to arrive between 3AM and 11AM with the rain arriving in Lafayette about 6-7 AM.
This system is projected to produce an additional 2-4 inches of rain on top of all the rain we received today leading to a high chance for more flash flooding.
To prepare for all this rain a flash flood watch has been issued for all of Acadiana until Saturday evening and it could get extended into Sunday afternoon.
Remember to take it slow and if you can not see the road under the water it is not safe to drive through it.
Besides the heavy rain and flooding concern we have a low end threat for one of two strong to possibility severe storms with damaging winds and large hail as the main threats as the Storm Prediction Center does have all of Acadiana under a marginal risk for severe weather.
Once this round of heavy showers moves off to the east about lunchtime we should get a break in the rain although we will still have to watch out for a few scattered showers that could fire up during the afternoon, especially if we squeeze out some sunshine.
Most of Saturday looks okay but during the afternoon into the evening we will be watching for more scattered showers and storms to develop.
The rain is expected to become more widespread late Saturday into early Sunday morning as a cold front works down across the region which will finally clear us out heading into next week.
We might even get a fair amount of sunshine Sunday afternoon once the rains push out over the Gulf.
But again with this round of rain could produce 1-3 inches of rain causing more flash flooding in spots as the ground will still be wet it won’t take much to cause low lying areas to flood again.
The good news is heading into next week sunshine returns with several days of dry weather to help things drain and dry out but it will be warm and humid.