Snow reported in Lafayette area, but icy mess not expected

Although there is a chance that a weather system moving through Lafayette Thursday morning will bring a mix of rain, sleet and snow to some areas around Acadiana, this is not going to be a repeat of the icy mess people went through last week.

There have been some reports of snow at 10:30 a.m. in the Acadiana area, but no accumulation has been reported or is expected as the weather system moves quickly to the east, said John Trares, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. Temperatures at the surface are above freezing Thursday morning so anything that does fall is expected to melt on contact.

Temperatures Thursday night and into Friday morning will drop to the high 20s and a chance of rain is in the forecast again on Friday but temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

Although the Lafayette area doesn’t expect any accumulation today, a winter weather advisory is in effect for central Louisiana where a mixture of sleet and freezing rain north of Opelousas could produce some slick spots on elevated roads and bridges during the morning. Light rain or freezing rain could occur along the Highway 190 corridor in Louisiana toward southeast Texas, but no accumulation is expected.