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Feb 19, 2013 5:13 PM by Rob Perillo

Storms Likely Thursday, Severe Weather Possible

Stormy conditions will develop across Acadiana Thursday as low pressure rolls out of the Southern Rockies and advances into the Arklatex.

Per the Storm Prediction Center, there will likely be a slight risk of severe storms for all of Louisiana Thursday, with perhaps a tornado potential for the central and northern part of the state into Mississippi.

Storms capable of producing damaging winds and hail will also be possible as the low pressure center moves across Louisiana. As of Tuesday, prime-time for storms appear to be from mid-morning through the afternoon hours.

Ahead of this system expect cooler than normal conditions to continue with clouds increasing for Acadiana Wednesday.

Rain chnaces will increase to the 80-90% range Thursday with the risk of a couple of inches of rain likely.

The frontal trough associated with this system will likely stall in the Gulf Friday and perhaps Saturday keeping at least a fairly good chance of showers in the forecast, and perhaps a heavier rain threat farther to the east, through the first part of the weekend.

The pattern will remain active to finish off this month with above normal rains possibly continuing into the first few days of March.

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