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Update: Severe Weather Moves in to Acadiana

Posted: 9:27 AM, Dec 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-27 10:27:08-05

Severe weather is creeping into Acadiana with an impressive line of storms pushing through Acadiana Thursday morning.

Several warnings have already popped up along the leading edge of the front indicating that the ingredients necessary for storms are in place.

The line is moving roughly around 30 mph which puts it in central Acadiana roughly around 11:00 am and into eastern Acadiana around noon.

Be on the look out for spin up tornadoes which have been forming along the leading edge of the line, as well as damaging winds.

Radar signatures has hinted at a history of some hail which will be an additional thing to keep an eye on, along with torrential rain as the front moves through.

The line of showers is moving fast enough to alleviate some wide spread flooding concerns, but as the rains are falling fast there could be a period where the roads pool up slightly.

It’ll still be a wet scenario, however, with several inches of rain expected across Acadiana, southwest Louisiana has seen a little more rain so far Thursday so could see some low lying areas flooding.

Models are hinting that when the line passes Acadiana it’ll slowdown as it moves through east Louisiana, this could bring rain totals to the 4-5″ range travelers need to be on alert for flooding roadways.

The weather will change quickly through the day so make sure that you are staying up to date on all the latest updates.