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Mar 13, 2014 5:43 PM by Rob Perillo

Warmer Weekend, Stormy Saturday Night Possible

After a rather nice finish to the week, the weekend will bring plenty of clouds & spring-like temperatures. And along with teh spring temperatures, a complex storm system may bring some robust spring storms to Acadiana by Saturday night.

An area of low pressure will develop across the Red Rover Valley of Texas & Oklahoma Saturday and will advance eastward into Arkansas Sunday.

This system will usher in the threat of scattered showers and storms to the area with highest rain chances expected Saturday night into early Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center has hatched-in much of Eastern Texas for the "slight risk" of severe storms Saturday with this potential area spilling into Louisiana and portions of Acadiana Saturday night.

Upper level wind dynamics and cooling aloft Saturday night could maintain some strong to severe storms that might be capable of producing isolated areas of hail and damaging winds.

Typically mid-March is the "prime-time" for severe weather season in Acadiana, with some of the higher incidences coming from wind damaging storms...so a head's up for Saturday night...we'll have a better feel for the potential of weekend storms Friday.

Highs this weekend will likely reach the mid-70s in spite of mostly cloudy skies.

Lingering shower activity and clouds may last into early Monday, but cooler & drier conditions will spill into the region for St Patrick's Day.

Much of next week is looking rather favorable with fair to partly cloudy skies and seasonably temperatures Tuesday through Friday.

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