Showers and possible severe storms heading into Halloween

Posted at 6:38 AM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 07:38:30-04

Shower and thunderstorms are on tap for Wednesday afternoon as Acadiana braces for another cold front to swing through the region late Wednesday/early Thursday morning.

The rain at times will be fairly heavy and there's even the potential for a few of the thunderstorms to reach severe criteria with strong, damaging winds being the biggest severe threat.

Flooding isn't expected to be much of an issue, but we all know what can happen when you get a quick downpour so be on the look out for some of those problem areas taking on water quickly.

The good news is the rain will get a chance to drain out so any flooding will stay minor and localized.

Showers will start to pick up Wednesday afternoon, with the heaviest activity and strongest thunderstorms arriving overnight as the front pushes across the region.

Light lingering showers will persist through into Thursday morning and wet weather likely won't continue much further than lunch time on Halloween, good news for trick or treaters.

Keep in mind when finalizing those costumes that it'll be much chillier than it has been the last couple of days, so while the rain has ended the winds will still be blowing around a good bit.

The combination of the injection of cold air, the wind, and the left over moisture from the showers will mean that the wind chill will be down in the 40s for Halloween night.

The cold stretch will continue into the weekend with our first shot at the 30s by Friday morning and highs likely staying in the 50s to wrap up the work week, this will come along with plenty of sunshine.