Severe weather threat increases for Friday

Posted at 5:48 AM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 08:04:26-05

The weather is picking up as we start to wrap up this work week with an energetic weather maker scooting across Acadiana on Friday.

Clouds have already streamed into south Louisiana with a deep moisture feed coming in from Mexico, and those clouds are locked in for several days.

Thursday’s clouds will be accompanied by a scattering of showers across the area, and while there’s no guarantee that we run into some of those showers, it’s always best to be prepared.

As the winds pick up it’ll continue to bring in that warmer air, so a quick turn around from the colder conditions we had earlier this week.

The threat for severe weather will increase through the day on Friday with the strongest storms expected to arrive overnight into early Saturday morning.

While instability will be limited and thus preventing this from being a widespread event, the wind profile seems favorable for a few rotating storms.

It’ll be the late night storms that need to be watched with a front pushing across to our north, and while a major severe weather event isn’t expected isolated storms could cause damage.

The biggest issue to watch for will be the potential for storms producing damaging winds and even a few isolated tornadoes.

It should be mentioned that the timing of this forecast has been a little tricky to pin down so as it evolves make sure you stay up to date on the latest information.