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Windy Wednesday with some scattered showers/storms late

Hang on to your hat and tie down the patio furniture as the winds will whipping on Wednesday with sustained winds out of the SSE at 20-25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph.

Also, these gusty winds could cause issues for those driving along I-10 on Wednesday, especially in high profile vehicles.

Here is a look at the latest hour-by-hour wind projections:

 

To go along with the breezy conditions temperature will be warming back up into the mid to upper 70s Wednesday afternoon.

A look a projected temperatures across Louisiana on Wednesday

During the evening into the overnight hours scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will begin to slide into south Louisiana, especially for western and northern portions of Acadiana, ahead of our next strong cold front.

A few showers/storms firing up in Acadiana

Currently the Storm Prediction Center has most of Acadiana under a marginal risk for a few severe storms with damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and a brief spin-up tornado as the main threats.

Marginal risk for a few severe storms Wednesday evening

That said I would not be surprised if the SPC trims back the marginal risk dropping most of Acadiana from the risk zone leaving only Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Vernon, Rapides parishes under a marginal risk as the better dynamics will be located more to our north where the slight risk is located in northern Louisiana and Arkansas.

Thursday the front will finally push through Acadiana producing on and off showers throughout the day with the NW drying out first with scattered showers lingering into St.Mary parish until late Thursday night.

Scattered showers likely Thursday as cold front slides through Acadiana

Behind this front winds will flip out of the north pushing cooler air down into Acadiana as highs Friday will only top out in the lower 60s and lows Saturday morning dipping down into the lower 40s.

With the front then stalling along the coast on Friday we could get a few back door showers to push into the southern parishes late Friday night into Saturday morning.

A few coastal showers possible late Friday night

Looking ahead to Saint Patrick’s Day weekend the forecast is not looking the best thanks to the stalled front along the coast causing Acadiana to remain cloudy and cool with a stray shower possible each day.

That said we should be dry if you are heading out to Patty in the Parc Saturday night but you are going to want the jacket as temperatures will be in the 50s.

The gloomy and cool weather continues into most of next week as well with highs Monday and Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 60s with morning lows in the 40s.

Eric Zernich

Eric Zernich

An Ohio native trying to get my Cajun on as the weekend Meteorologist for KATC. I also do interesting science or environmental stories concerning South Louisiana. If you have a great story idea send it in to me at ezernich@katctv.com
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