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Rain chances tone down will heat amps up

An upper level disturbance will slowly traverse Louisiana through Tuesday allowing for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into Tuesday, but drier, hotter and more humid conditions await Acadiana later this week.

Krotz Springs tornado classified as an EF1

Among many of the flood and wind damage reports in Acadiana following Wednesday night’s into Thursday morning’s severe weather event, the National Weather Service performed a preliminary survey of the damage in Krotz Springs and determined it to be an EF1 tornado with 107 mph winds.

More scattered storms Friday…but they will be moving

After flooding rains of 4-12″ or more and severe storms across a good part of Acadiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning resulting in the flooding across the region, there has been a bit of a break Thursday afternoon before another couple of rounds of storms will be on the way late tonight into Friday.

Tropical heavy rain and flood threat for Acadiana

Although the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will likely not develop, its deep tropical moisture is on track to impact Acadiana Wednesday into Thursday in the form of heavy, flooding rains.

Coastal Flood Advisory issued along South Louisiana

With the approach of a tropical disturbance the next few days winds will increase out of the south pushing Gulf water onshore.

Thus, a Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for Calcaseiu, Cameron, Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes from 1 AM Wednesday until 1 PM on Friday.

Active weather involving tropical disturbance mid-late week

While Acadiana will get one more exceedingly hot and humid day Tuesday, a couple of weather systems look to interact in the region bringing the threat of locally heavy rains, elevated winds and tides along the Louisiana Coast Thursday.

Few showers/storms into early weekend, then it gets really hot

Acadiana can expect a return of partly sunny skies Friday, but there will still be the risk of scattered mainly afternoon/early evening showers and storms. Rain chances will decrease this weekend, at the expense of building high pressure and subsequently increasing mid-summer heat.

Hot Memorial Weekend Forecast

Memorial Day Weekend usually marks the unofficial start of summer, and this weekend the weather in Acadiana will be in full summer mode as high pressure dominates across the entire Gulf Coast.

Summer reality/pattern kicks in

The weather pattern for Acadiana screams “summer” as we head closer, and into the unofficial start to summer, the Memorial Day Weekend.

Heat gradually increases into the weekend

After a windy, warm and humid day across Acadiana Tuesday, expect a gradual decrease in wind and increase in temperatures later this week and into the weekend.

Scattered storms likely Sunday morning

Late tonight into Sunday morning the tail end of the line of storms will try to work across Acadiana producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Timing for these storms will start about 4 am for our northwestern parishes, reach Lafayette between 7-8 am before clearing St. Mary parish about noon.

Weather stays on a roll…

A favorably dry and pleasant weather pattern will continue for Acadiana over the next couple of days before changes arrive into the weekend.

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