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Mar 21, 2013 5:36 PM by Rob Perillo

Strong Storms Possible Saturday

A storm system will develop over Texas Friday and advance into Louisiana Saturday engendering a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms Saturday may be quite strong, possibly severe.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of Louisiana hatched in for a slight chance of severe storms Saturday. Prime-time for activity in Acadiana for strongest storms are expected to be during the afternoon into the evening hours as a cool front combines with a fairly unstable atmosphere to produce the more robust storms.

Storms may be capable of producing damaging winds and hail. Although tornado potential is expected to be quite low, there may be the risk of a few rotating cells especially into Central/ Northeastern Louisiana into Mississippi late Saturday into Saturday night.

Drier and cooler air will clear the skies Sunday with much of next week looking seasonably cool and dry.

In the near term, expect breezy and warm conditions for our Friday under mostly cloudy skies with the slight chance of a passing shower or storm, especially during the morning and midday hours.

Storms will be more likely north of Acadiana Friday, a few of which could produce hail especially in the northern part of the state.

Temperatures will reach the upper 70s to near 80 Friday and Saturday but will cool into the 60s Sunday and much of next week.

Chilly overnight lows will drop into the lower 40s early through mid-next week.

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