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Strong to severe storms possible Thursday

Posted: 4:39 PM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 01:20:40-04

We have been talking about it all week and now here it comes.

After midnight and as we get closer to daybreak a warm front will be lifting out of the Gulf and over Acadiana sparking off scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Warm front brings scattered showers and storms to Acadiana

 

These showers and storms will continue through the afternoon before lifting to our north and east but a passing shower will still be possible Thursday evening.

Showers and storms begin to lift out of Acadiana during the afternoon

 

The Storm Prediction Center has the northern half of Acadiana under a slight risk for severe storms while areas south of the interstate are in a marginal risk for severe weather.

Low end threat for severe weather for Acadiana on Thursday

 

The main threats with these storms will be large hail and damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph but an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.

Large hail and gusty winds are main threat but a weak tornado is possible as well

 

Also, these storms will be capable of producing heavy downpours leading to some areas getting a quick 1-2 inches of rain on Thursday but I am not expecting any flooding concerns.

Storms could produce heavy downpours bring 1-2 inches of rain in spots

 

Friday and Saturday look pretty good with partly sunny skies and temperatures on the warm side in the lower 80s but with the atmosphere still rather humid a stray shower will be possible each afternoon.

So if you have outdoor plans Saturday will be the day to do it as our next system arrives Sunday and it looks to be fairly wet all day as another Gulf low and warm front will produce rounds of showers and storms.

Another round of showers and storms arrive on Sunday

 

This system will also have a low end threat for a few storms to be on the strong to severe side with large hail and damaging winds as the main issue.

A few stray showers could linger into Monday morning as the cold front then swings through Acadiana but once the front slides off to the east skies should gradually clear and it looks to be a fantastic week as high pressure builds over the southeast creating sunny skies and temperatures in the lower 80s.