Storms, some severe Thursday night; nice looking weather into weekend

Posted at 5:43 PM, Mar 17, 2022

All of Acadiana will need to be weather aware tonight for the threat of severe weather (slight risk—level 2 out of 5).

Strong winds and hail will be the primary threats.

But there is a stronger signal for spin potential in the atmosphere tonight compared to Monday night, so any storms that do get going will have the potential to gain rotation meaning a tornado warning or two could be possible.

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Tornado spin potential

Prime-time for storms in Acadiana will be from midnight-5am, so make sure you have ways (more than 1) to receive alerts and wake you up in the event a warning is issued.

HRRR model

Rainfall amounts will vary with some of us picking up a decent soaking while others don't see much at all.

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Rainfall estimates

We'll get back to mostly sunny skies late Friday morning and into the afternoon.

Staying mild with highs in the mid-70s.

A little cooler Friday night/Saturday morning as lows drop into the mid-40s.

Really nice looking March weather heading into the weekend.

Mostly sunny both Saturday and Sunday.

Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s Saturday and then back to mid-70s Sunday afternoon.

Another chance of severe weather will come on Tuesday, so we'll have to watch that closely in the days ahead.

In the short-term, remain weather aware tonight and through early Friday morning.

We'll be keeping you updated through the night, so stay tuned for the latest.

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