Showers Friday-Big Storms Saturday

Posted at 3:58 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 04:58:19-04

A cool front is moving across the area today bringing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Storms will be more likely over the central part of the state, and showers will dot the areas of Acadiana to the coast. This front will likely stall, then move northward this afternoon taking the rain chances well inland. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s. Breezes will be somewhat lighter than Thursday.

The next system will wind up to our west. Showers and thunderstorms will become likely into Saturday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong or severe. The Storm Prediction Center has a “Slight” chance for severe weather over much of Acadiana, with the northern sections in the “Enhanced” category. A somewhat rare Level 4 “Moderate” chance for severe weather exists over northern Louisiana and includes Shreveport and Monroe. Confidence much of Louisiana will be under some sort of severe weather watch Saturday into Saturday night.

By Sunday, our front pushes through. Skies will be sunny and temperatures a bit cooler. Highs should be near 70, with lows early Monday morning around 50.