Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:27 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Nov 25, 2012 4:54 PM
Quick changes are in store for Acadiana as a return flow from the Gulf sets up through Monday morning allowing for milder temperatures and the chance of scattered showers and eventually some thunderstorms into Monday night.
Clouds and atmospheric moisture will increase across Acadiana toward daybreak with enough atmospheric lift to possibly produce a few showers by morning. Temperatures through Monday morning will generally in the mid-50s.
Daytime temperatures will likely reach the mid-70s Monday with scattered showers possible at just about any point during the day.
The best chance of showers and storms will arrive Monday night with some wind dynamics possibly strong enough to produce robust thunderstorms capable of producing some hail and gusty winds.
The risk of severe weather for Acadiana should be low, however the Storm Prediction Center indicates a slight chance of severe weather over the next 36 hours across Eastern Texas into Western and Northern Louisiana into Monday evening. (see graphic below)
The primary threat of severe weather should be hail and possibly damaging winds although an isolated tornado may be possible in the slight risk area.
Although showers and storms should be scattered in nature through Monday night/early Tuesday morning, rainfall totals should be in the .25-.5 inch range for the fortunate few.
Dry and seasonably cool conditions are expected for mid-week while chance of showers could return Friday.
Next weekend looks warmer than normal with a few isolated showers possible.
KATC FutureCast At Noon Monday:
Severe Weather Risk valid 6am Monday through 6am Tuesday: