Hot Wednesday/Rain & storms arrive Friday through Saturday

Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 00:10:27-04

After the warmest day of the year with highs in the mid 80s it should be a pleasant evening as temperatures will cool off nicely once the sun goes down with many communities falling into the upper 50s to near 60 by Wednesday morning.

Here is a look at the latest hour-by-hour temperatures:


Like Tuesday we will have bright sunny skies on Wednesday warming highs into the mid 80s.

Thus, if you have to work outside make sure you are wearing sunscreen and taking those water breaks.

Another hot afternoon for Louisiana on Wednesday


Thursday clouds will start to stream back over the region as a powerful low pressure system moves into the High Plains and will drag a weak cool front towards Louisiana.

With the clouds on Thursday temperatures will be a couple degrees cooler but highs should still reach the lower 80s.

Late Thursday night into Friday morning as the front tries to slide through Louisiana a couple models are hinting at a few showers getting squeezed out but I think the better chance to see any rain will be to our north between Alexandria and Monroe.

A few light showers possible early Friday morning


The front then dissipates and Friday should turn out to be a decent day with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Friday evening into early Saturday morning in advance of our next storm system scattered showers and storms will develop as a warm front lifts out of the Gulf.

A few storms could be on the strong to possibility severe side with gusty winds and large hail as the main threats, especially across the western and northern portions of Acadiana.

Scattered showers and a few storms will be developing Friday night
A few stronger storms possible early Saturday morning.


Saturday morning into the early afternoon we might get a break in the rain with peeks of sunshine before the main line of storms swings through Acadiana during the late afternoon and evening time frame.

Line of strong to severe storms likely Saturday afternoon/evening


The Storm Prediction Center already has the northern half of Acadiana hatched in a slight risk for severe weather Saturday evening for the possibility of damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hail as the main concerns but a couple spin-up tornadoes can not be ruled out.

Like the past couple rain events this system could also produce areas of heavy rains with many places receiving about 1-2 inches but a few isolated spots could see 3-4 inches of rain leading to the potential of minor flash flooding.

Projected rainfall amounts for Saturday. Notice the higher amounts to the north. Those could shift down over Acadiana.


This front should clear the area late Saturday night setting up a beautiful Sunday with partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Monday morning lows could dip into the mid to upper 40s making for a cool start to the next work week.

But with sunny skies Monday and Tuesday highs warm up quick as we will be in the upper 70s Monday and lower 80s by Tuesday.

Another weather maker looks to arrive next Wednesday producing a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms, a couple of which could be on the strong to severe side again.

Another round of showers and storms next Wednesday