Feb 21, 2013 7:38 PM by Rob Perillo

Storm Threat Ends Thursday Evening

The risk of showers & storms will slowly end across Acadiana overnight as a stalling cool front reaches the coast Friday morning.

Strong to severe storms manifested in Central Louisiana earlier Thursday afternoon with the bulk of the severe weather dynamics advancing into Mississippi Thursday evening.

There may still be a few strong storms possible for Acadiana mainly through early this evening but it appears that any severe weather dynamics should gradually weaken into the evening as well.

Gusty southerly winds will shift to the north overnight with drier more stable air moving into the region.

The front will stall offshore Southeast Louisiana through tomorrow keeping some rain chances mainly east or perhaps along coastal Acadiana Friday, and perhaps the weekend.

Our in-house RPM FutureCast models remain mostly dry locally Friday, but keep things wet from Southeast Louisiana eastward across the Gulf Coast, while the more coarse larger scale models keep it wetter for Acadiana.

For now the forecast Friday will call for plenty of high clouds with intervals of sun possible, but we are maintaining slight rain chances mainly for the coastal parishes just in case.

Saturday and Sunday should be dry and seasonably cool/mild for Acadiana, but another quick-moving disturbance could bring some rain chances back to the area Sunday night. Once again it looks much wetter to the east.

Next week is looking seasonably cool and dry after early Monday with highs closer to the low-mid 60s while lows dip into the lower 40s.


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