Posted: Dec 23, 2012 4:41 PM by Rob Perillo
A good chance of stormy conditions will develop across Acadiana by Christmas morning with a risk of severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes.
In the wake of a weakening cool front that will produce this risk of scattered showers & storms through Monday morning a secondary, more powerful storm system will roll eastward out of the Rockies.
This system will induce a surface low pressure system to develop over Southeast Texas Monday which will advance through Louisiana through Tuesday. As this storm system evolves it will likely produce strong showers and storms across the area late Christmas Evening/overnight into Christmas Day.
In addition to several inches of rain, there appears to be a significant severe weather threat for Acadiana with storms capable of producing damaging winds and tornadoes possible.
It will be likely that a good part of Acadiana/Louisiana will be under this tornado threat so expect tornado "watches" to be issued for the area by Christmas morning.
Storminess will depart the area by Christmas afternoon with much colder weather to spill back into the region for Wednesday.
Interestingly enough, it is also shaping up to be a White Christmas for the states to the north of Louisiana, with up to 6 inches of snow possible from Oklahoma to Arkansas.
Stay with KATC for further updates on the evolving severe weather threat for Christmas.