Oct 29, 2013 5:57 PM by Rob Perillo

Stormy Halloween Forecast

Acadiana remains on track for a good chance of showers & storms Halloween with the threat of locally heavy rainfall and the slight risk of a few severe storms.

A storm system will develop in the Plains States Wednesday bring snows to the Rockies and the threat of flooding rains from Northeast Texas into Arkansas.

In response to this developing system, breezy conditions are anticipated for Acadiana Wednesday with increasing winds likely Wednesday night into Thursday.

The same system will drag a cold front across Acadiana Thursday into Thursday night with high rain chances developing around midday Thursday and continuing through about midnight Thursday night.

Although the greatest severe weather dynamics should stay north of Acadiana, we cannot rule out the possibility of a few storms producing damaging winds and some hail per the latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center.

There may actually be a significant tornado risk from the Plains States through Northern portions of Louisiana into Mississippi, Alabama northward into Tennessee Thursday. 

The storms should be progressive locally but there will likely be very high moisture content pooling near the front so the risk of 1-2" of rain will be likely in a short period of time with isolated amounts of 3-4" possible in Acadiana.  The greatest risk of heaviest rains should also be north of the area. 

Skies will clear Friday with a sunny and seasonable fall weather pattern expected for this weekend.  Incidentally, we set our clocks back one hour Saturday night as Standard Time returns this weekend.

Look for quick changes and yet another active storm system for mid-next week.


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