Lingering Showers-Strong Storms Sunday

Posted at 3:53 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 04:53:24-04

After a rough Thursday, it’s much quieter across Acadiana early Friday morning. Lots of clouds, a few isolated showers, and muggy conditions. Overnight temperatures haven’t dropped much as most are reporting temperatures in the mid 60s. Clouds are expected to stick around today with a few widely scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Rainfall totals should be minimal today, only reaching about a quarter of an inch over most areas. Winds will remain out of the south, keeping the humidity high and temperatures in the lower 80s.

Overnight, clouds will hang on, as lows drop into the upper 60s. Again, just a few isolated showers are possible. This will continue into Saturday with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees. The pattern gets interesting again late Saturday and particularly into Sunday.

A slow moving trough will get showers and storms going again west of the area by Saturday afternoon. This will progress toward Acadiana Saturday night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Acadiana in the “Slight Risk” category for severe weather by late Saturday night, and all of Acadiana is under that “Slight Risk” for Sunday. At this time heavy rain is also a good possibility, especially Sunday. Anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain could fall, adding to some flooding problems after heavy rains Thursday saturated the grounds and rivers and bayous are already high.

Things calm down Monday afternoon as the trough moves eastward. Skies will clear by Monday evening, and sunny skies are expected much of next week with highs in the 80s.