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Apr 5, 2014 10:11 PM by Daniel Phillips

Possibility of Severe Weather Triggers Flood Watch

In the weather world spring is often associated with severe weather and this spring has been sticking to that script. 

As the atmosphere continues to get primed from moisture being pumped in from the south it won't take much to fire up some strong thunderstorms. 

All of the dynamics are in place for another outbreak of severe weather across Acadiana to wrap up the weekend. 

Showers will move through Saturday night and continue through the day on Sunday with the strongest storms expected to arrive Sunday evening and lasting overnight. 

Decent instability exists so it won't take much for a storm to bubble up and become severe and as they get going on Sunday everyone will want to be aware of what's on the radar. 

The issues we face with this next round of severe weather will follow the general pattern of strong, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes. 

Acadiana has already seen a few this week alone so the chance for an isolated tornado will be one to take seriously. 

On top of the storms heavy rain is expected as well with a solid 2-4" expected with local amounts getting closer to 7", as a result there is a Flood WATCH in effect through the day on Sunday. 

Acadiana is running about 4" shy of average on the rain front so a good soaking could be a good thing, the problems will arise if we get most of that rain in a small area over a short amount of time. 

Expect this rain to start clearing by Monday afternoon, and other then a few scattered showers the rest of the work week is looking pleasant. 

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