Posted: Apr 9, 2013 9:06 AM by Dave Baker
Gusty southerly winds will continue today under mostly cloudy skies. Some winds could gust over 25mph at times with sustained winds around 20mph. Those winds will continue to bring muggy conditions across Acadiana with a slight chance for afternoon showers. Thunderstorms will become more likely Wednesday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches.
Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean will continue to stream in today in the form of clouds, any showers this afternoon will produce less than a tenth of an inch of rain. Things get more interesting into Wednesday night as a cold front moves into the area. With an active jet stream, and cold air aloft, storms lining up along the front have the potential to become severe. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging winds. The hail and tornado threat should remain north of the area.
Rain and storms will gradually end as the front moves eastward Thursday morning. Sunshine will return this weekend with highs back in the mid 70s.