Feb 10, 2013 5:42 PM by Daniel Phillips

Acadiana Avoids Severe Weather but Still Rain in the Forecast

Storms made their way through Louisiana for the better part of the day on Sunday, fortunately for Acadiana the majority of them remained to the north. Several Parishes north of Lafayette were placed under a Tornado Watch, but at the end of the day storms really picked up in strength heading into Mississippi.

The system that made it's way through on Sunday will stall out over Gulf Coast and will still be responsible for the wet weather. The stalled out front will be the necessary trigger needed for showers to develop over the next couple of days and will be fueled by the subtropical jet.

Moisture will continue to stream in bringing soaking rains to the area for the next few days, and giving us a wet Mardi Gras. This stationary front is believed to move out late Tuesday night, which will allow us to cool off and dry out a bit.

When all is said and done Lafayette could be looking at just over an inch of rain when the system clears out. Since it won't all be at once flooding is not a major concern, other then the usual pooling on some roads and has you get close to some of the already swollen ponds.


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