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Apr 3, 2014 7:58 PM by Rob Perillo

Big Storms in the Forecast through the Weekend

The chance of scattered showers and some strong thunderstorms will increase across Acadiana during the overnight hours through Friday morning as a weakening cool front pushes across the region.

Some storms could be potentially severe producing hail, damaging winds and perhaps an isolated tornado.

The greatest risk of severe weather in Acadiana will be across the northern parishes into Central and Northern Louisiana. Storms should be somewhat weaker, and in general, below severe levels farther to the south toward the early morning hours Friday...but fronts should always garner respect this time of year.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) does have most of Acadiana hatched for a slight risk of severe storms through early Friday morning.

Showers and storms will advance southeast of Acadiana Friday evening with a brief period of drier more stable air moving in Friday night through early Saturday morning.

Another strong disturbance will energize the stalling cool front in the Gulf Saturday while it begins to drift back northward for the afternoon hours.

This will engender several rounds of showers and storms Saturday evening/night into Sunday with locally heavy rainfall of 2-3" or more possible across most areas of Acadiana.  

Highest rain chances will come Sunday as an area of low pressure develops along the front and rides northeastward right over Acadiana through Sunday evening.

While the SPC currently does not have Acadiana hatched in for the threat of severe weather this weekend, hail and strong winds and possibly an isolated tornado might be possible especially for Sunday.

Much quieter and more pleasant weather is expected for much of next week.

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