After some interesting weather across Acadiana Friday afternoon, a much nicer and quieter weather pattern is expected for this weekend.
Video Update: Some interesting weather this afternoon across Acadiana as we’re seeing (as expected) scattered showers & a few storms following the backside of the cold upper low pressure system that brought the strong storms to the area yesterday afternoon.
Don’t put away the umbrella just yet as we will still have the chance for a few passing showers today as some moisture gets wrapped around the upper level low as it pushes off to the east.
After a rough day with numerous strong to occasionally severe thunderstorms raked through Acadiana, the weather pattern will gradually become much more favorable into the weekend.
A good part of Acadiana remains under a Tornado and Flash Flood Watch through 7:00pm, although we think the threats will diminish by then.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for all of Acadiana until 7 PM as a line of strong to severe storms is
Strong to severe storms will be likely for Acadiana Thursday with prime-time for the strongest storms from west to east beginning from roughly during the mid-morning and ending by mid-late afternoon…give or take a few hours. Per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), all of Acadiana is hatched in for an “Enhanced” risk (level 3 out of 5) of severe storms.
Wednesday Afternoon Video Briefing on the severe storm threat and timing for Acadiana tomorrow…highest chances of storms from 10am through 6 pm…
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) upped the threat of severe weather for much of Acadiana Thursday from “Slight” to an “Enhanced Risk”, a level 3 out of 5. Another strong storm system is heading this way, and just because we didn’t see much severe weather the last time we had and enhanced risk over the area Saturday, does NOT mean that we won’t see severe weather this time around!
Acadiana can expect another mostly sunny and seasonably warm day for our Tuesday with gradual increase in high clouds, but overall pleasant temperatures & a nice breeze are expected through Wednesday before our next weather/storm-maker arrives Thursday.
After a cloudy Saturday it is back to the sunshine on Sunday but it will be much cooler as temperatures will struggle to reach the upper 60s for highs.
As of 5pm Saturday most storms in the Acadiana region were behaving and staying well below severe levels…it’s been another story in the northern part of the state, where numerous severe thunderstorm and a few tornadoes warnings have been flying through this afternoon.
Strong winds will continue for Acadiana through this evening while the risk of strong storms should increase later this afternoon into the early evening hours.
TORNADO WATCH in effect for Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, St Landry & Avoyelles Parishes til 7pm.
A strong storm system will likely produce strong to severe storms across Louisiana and Acadiana Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening, with the greatest risk of severe storms from the central to the northern part of the state.
While Acadiana can expect a few scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm overnight through Friday evening, a more substantial severe weather threat will likely develop for the area into Saturday afternoon and evening.
After the threat of a few showers or a storm into this Monday evening, Acadiana will get to enjoy a couple of sunny and comfortably warm days Tuesday and Wednesday before a change in the pattern occurs later this week ahead of what could be, another stormy weekend.
Acadiana will get to experience two seasons this weekend with warm spring conditions Saturday yielding to a more January-like feel Sunday thanks to a cold front that arrives Saturday evening.
Acadiana will enjoy a couple of more nice spring days, albeit with more clouds, but the pattern will turn toward more unsettled, and rather cool, midway through the weekend into Sunday.
Per nearly all our computer model guidance, areas of dense fog will likely form across Acadiana overnight through Friday morning with visibility in spots dropping to near zero by daybreak.
After several sunny and seasonably cool days for Acadiana this week, the weekend promises changes in the weather pattern with plenty of clouds, some showers and a few storms, and a healthy temperature spread from Saturday to Sunday.
Acadiana stayed on a nice seasonable winter roll Thursday as temperatures reached the upper 50s to 60 degrees in a few spots under mostly sunny skies. More of the same is expected to tomorrow, but there will probably be more high clouds mixing with the sun from time to time.
After a gloomy period going back to Christmas, much of Acadiana got to see sunshine Friday, and there’s plenty more on the way for a good part of the weekend.
The 2018 Hurricane season has come to an end and KATC Meteorologists Daniel Phillips and Dave Baker are taking a look back at the storms and stats.
Our weather will be on repeat the next couple days as an upper level high is situated over the region.
That means we will see more sunny skies Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 80s.
High pressure will continue to be in place out in the Gulf creating more sun filled days for Acadiana Sunday through Tuesday.
But as the high slides to the east a little and provides us a WSW flow temperatures will be warming up as highs will climb into the low to mid 80s and overnight lows will bottom out around the lower 60s.
Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the Central Atlantic Friday night.
The forecast for Acadiana this weekend is simply outstanding and sunny with a fresh and cool start Saturday morning, finishing up with temperatures in the balmy low to mid 80s Sunday afternoon.
A storm system crossing along coastal Louisiana overnight into early Thursday will bring a good soaking to Acadiana with rain and a few embedded storms likely.
After a rainy, dreary day across Acadiana Tuesday, there will be a short respite from the precipitation before a stronger storm system ushers in heavier rains late Wednesday night into Thursday.
Cloudy, gray skies will continue for Acadiana for a good part of the week with showers a fairly good bet Tuesday along with steadier and heavier rains developing late Wednesday into early Thursday.