Meteorologist Zack Fradella is reporting that SWLA will see severe weather starting today and leading into the weekend.

Here's a report from his Facebook page:

HEAVY RAIN & SEVERE weather potential can be expected over the next 5 days. No, it’s not going to rain all day, every day thru Sunday but you can expect periods of weather impacts. Models are estimating a widespread 3-6” over generally the entire state but in this type of pattern, isolated locations will see close to a foot when all is said and done. Unfortunately, models never do a good job of locating these storm complexes so determining when they will stall over specific locations is nearly impossible. I can say the higher impact days look to be Fri-Sun. So stay weather aware and updated to the forecast.

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Here's the 5 day SWLA forecast from the National Weather Service:

  •  Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 81. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph.
  • Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.