Stormy weather on the horizon

Posted at 5:30 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 08:41:11-05

It's going to be another mild, quiet day out there across Acadiana before the pattern flips to some stormier weather as we wrap up the year.

The highs on Tuesday will be back in the low 70s, with a warm breeze coming in from the south and providing an ample amount of moisture.

It's that increase in moisture that will be fueling the showers and storm which will start to pop up as early as Wednesday morning with scattered showers through the middle of the week.

Showers on Wednesday will be largely scattered and fairly light, and while a thunderstorm or two will be possible the stronger storms will be pushing through Thursday afternoon.

Currently the Storm Prediction Center has Acadiana under a slight risk for some severe weather on Thursday with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes the primary concerns.

While severe weather is possible it doesn't look like it will be a major, widespread event keeping any severe storms fairly isolated.

There will be enough wind shear to see some rotating storms which leads to the chance for damaging winds, what remains to be seen though is if enough instability will be there to get the storms going.

Storms looks to move through on Thursday afternoon and evening but should be clearing by the late night hours, although the forecast is less than certain when it comes to timing.

Confidence is slowly building in the forecast but some uncertainty still remains so be sure to stick with KATC over the next few days as the forecast settles itself out.

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