Dry Wednesday followed by scattered storms Thursday

Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 00:15:50-04

Under mainly clear skies we will have another cool night for early April standards as lows Wednesday morning will be in the low to mid 40s.

Temperatures will be about 10° below average Wednesday morning


So you might need a light jacket first thing in the morning but like today temperatures will rise rapidly throughout the day topping out in the mid 70s Wednesday afternoon.

Comfortable Spring-like temperatures Wednesday afternoon


Now we will start to have some high to mid level clouds stream across the region on Wednesday dulling out the sunshine but it should still be a nice, dry day.

Thursday however will be a different story.

A warm front will lift out of the Gulf and over Acadiana first thing in the morning and will be the focal point for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop.

Warm front to bring scattered showers and storms as early as Thursday morning


This front will continue to lift north through south Louisiana and southern Mississippi on Thursday.

The latest model runs have the majority of the showers and storms to our east in southern Mississippi but our environment will be just as unstable and could produce a few strong to severe storms for Acadiana as well.

Thursday looks to be a typical Spring severe weather day with isolated super-cells storms


For that reason areas north of the interstate are hatched in a slight risk for severe weather on Thursday by the Storm Prediction Center while areas to the south of the interstate are under a marginal risk.

Marginal to slight risk for a few severe storms on Thursday for Acadiana


With the storms expected to be the super-cell type of thunderstorms we will have the possibility of gusty winds up to 60 mph, large hail and even a few spin-up tornadoes.

Friday looks good with partly sunny skies and temperatures on the warm side in the lower 80s.

The latest models are showing a slightly better forecast for the weekend.

According to the European model most of the showers and storms stay over Texas on Saturday so we might get a completely dry day which is good news for those wanting to go to the Scott Boudin Festival or get some work done outside this weekend.

A few showers possible Saturday but most of rain should stay back over Texas


As for Sunday our next low pressure and cold front looks to swing the region producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Scattered showers and storms likely for Acadiana on Sunday


This front should clear the area late Monday morning and behind that the models are forecasting a nice stretch of weather with lots of sunshine and spring like temperatures in the lower 80s all next week.