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Next weather-maker to bring stormy conditions by Thursday morning

Posted at 5:34 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 23:52:36-04

Acadiana’s next weather-maker will bring a good chance of rain and storms to the area by Thursday morning.

In the near term, expect a general increase in cloudiness through Wednesday.

Look for at least a few sunny intervals Tuesday afternoon which should help to push the temperatures to near 80 in spite of more clouds dominating.

Wednesday will bring more of the same, with thicker clouds, and perhaps a slight (20%) chance of a few quick pop-up showers during midday into the mid-afternoon hours.

The storm system that will likely bring rain and storms across Texas Tuesday into Wednesday will encroach the area after midnight Wednesday night with the RPM, Euro and GFS models bringing an excellent chance of showers and storms by Thursday morning.

And per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), there looks to be some sort of lower end risk of a few severe storms for the area, but details and the intensity of the event remain unclear at this time.

In addition to perhaps a severe weather threat, this system will be slower moving than our last couple of systems with both our more reliable models indicating a fairly good chance of 1-3″ of rain…that means there could be some isolated spots that may see double the forecast amounts, into the 4-6″ range…so this will be another factor to monitor closely over the next couple of days.

GFS Model: Areas in red could see up to 3″ Thursday…

It appears that while some lingering light rain showers may persist into early Thursday evening, the forecast for the rest of the Festival International period from Friday through Sunday looks absolutely stellar!

Check out the 10 Day Forecast for the latest!