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A couple rounds of severe weather for Acadiana

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 23:27:20-04

Acadiana's stretch of quiet spring weather looks to be coming to an end, with a few different systems having the ability to spark some severe storms across much of the region.

The first of which will arrive as early as Thursday with a cold front moving through after sunset and dragging along with it some showers and thunderstorms.

While there is no guarantee for severe weather there's enough energy left over from our day time heating that storms that do fire up will have the chance to tap into it and crossing the severe threshold.

Storms will be strongest to the west and will gradually weaken as they move eastward but with enough momentum they could provide us with some hail as well as damaging winds.

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Storms will be clearing the region by dawn and cooler air will come riding in along some gusty winds which will be blowing out of the north, highs on Friday will be sitting in the low 70s, with winds around 10-15 mph.

This will be the first of two different fronts, the other one will knock temperatures down even further down next week, it will also be this weekend's severe weather maker.

Storms will start to arrive late Saturday afternoon, but the worst of the weather is expected to swing through on Sunday peaking around midday.

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This has the potential to be an all modes weather event with tornadoes possible with the strongest of the storms, along with damaging winds and hail.

There's still a little ways to go in figuring out the exact timing of these storms but models have been pretty consistent in painting a stormy picture for the weekend.

Make sure to stick with KATC for all the forecast updates.