Heavy showers moving in late tonight

Posted at 5:41 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 08:59:04-05

The weather is changing over to a much more active pattern over the next 24 hours in Acadiana with showers and thunderstorms arriving early in the morning and lingering through the majority of the day.

Showers and storms will be at their heaviest in the morning hours with the strongest storms arriving around 3:00 am and continuing a little past dawn.

There's an outside chance of a few isolated severe thunderstorms on Thursday morning as the stronger storms roll through the area capable of producing damaging winds and maybe an isolated tornado.

All the necessary ingredients for severe weather aren't entirely in place for Thursday so not expecting a widespread outbreak of severe weather but the radar will need to be watched none the less.

The biggest issue with this system is going to be the heavy rainfall with rain totals likely getting up to around 2-4" in a 24 hour period which could strain some of the low lying roadways.

During your drive to work on Thursday be on the look out for those problem intersections and roads that typically go underwater and make sure that you have an alternate route planned.

Exactly where the highest rain totals will be won't really come into focus until we see where the heaviest showers set up so it's important not to get caught up too much with specific number but be prepared for a range of outcomes.

The wet weather will come to an end Thursday night and we'll spend the rest of the week and weekend drying out.