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Apr 11, 2014 4:51 PM by Daniel Phillips

The Chance for Severe Weather Returns on Sunday

This spring has lived up to the reputation of being a time of unsettled weather as parts of Acadiana will strap up again for the potential of more bad weather.

The Storm Prediction Center has west Acadiana under a slight risk for severe weather for late Sunday night.

Last week this seemed to cause some confusion based on comments that were left regarding the statement put out before last weekend's severe weather event.

This is not a broad proclamation that the end of times is headed our way, it's not even a definitive promise for severe weather.

A statement such as this is put out to make people aware of the CHANCE of severe weather and that it would be wise to just pay attention to the forecast over the next few days, especially if it starts to turn bad Sunday.

It's not a statement made with the intention to scare anyone, simply to make them more informed about what could be headed our way.

Severe weather requires a lot of different factors to come together and if just one of those factors is missing, or even just not strong enough to have influence over all the other factors the whole thing can fall apart.

Weather forecasts are always evolving and we strive to bring you the latest forecast details as they begin to emerge.

That being said the next system that could produce severe weather is anticipated to arrive Sunday night, the main threat from this particular system will be hail.

Models are indicating now that the area with the greatest chance to see the worst of the weather will be west and north Acadiana with the main line hitting areas north of I-10 the hardest.

Damaging winds will also be possible particularly if we start to see cells merging into a straight line, and the storms this spring have had a history of producing these winds along with some small isolated tornadoes.

Rain and storms will likely continue Monday afternoon and the severity of those storms remain to be seen.

For the first half of the weekend the weather looks mild and pleasant with partly sunny skies expected on Saturday and temperatures that will begin to feel more summer like.

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