Another severe weather threat is moving into Acadiana for the start of the weekend with the yet another cold front that will push through Acadiana overnight Friday into Saturday.
The front will drop in from the north and the worst of the weather is expected to mainly impact our neighbors to north, an ‘Enhanced’ Risk for severe weather will be in place from Alexandria north to Little Rock and stretching east to Jackson.
Acadiana’s severe weather risk while not as high will certainly still exist and the weather will still need to be managed and watched appropriately as the threat for damaging winds and hail will be real.
Tornadoes tend to garner the most attention, and for good reason, but it doesn’t take a tornado to cause damage so take the threat of straight line winds seriously.
Winds will be fairly gusty through Friday afternoon, and will stay that way through the first half of the weekend so make sure light lawn chairs or stuff in the yard is tied down.
That being said there is a chance for some isolated tornadoes along the front line as small areas of rotation can spin up a quick tornado, the trouble with these types of tornadoes is they are often difficult to see.
Small scale circulation can be next to impossible to spot on radar and spin up tornadoes can form and dissipate in between sweeps, this puts extra vigilance on monitoring what’s going on outside.
Timing of the front looks to be early morning/late night with the threat moving in to Acadiana round 2:00 or 3:00 Saturday morning and quickly moving to the south.
Once the initial line of storms passes the severe threat almost immediately drops to zero with lingering showers expected through the day on Saturday making it a rather nasty day.
Tune in Friday night for the latest forecast information and make sure you are weather aware when the storms roll in to the region.