Full Breakdown on Sunday’s Severe Weather

Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 23:33:08-04

We’ve just about made it through the first half of the weekend and as expected showers and storms have stayed just outside the area.

A lot has been made about the upcoming round of severe weather on Sunday and we are still on track to see that come through in the evening.

Sunday’s severe weather outlook from SPC.

The outlook area hasn’t changed since it was first posted on Friday and a large chunk of the country will be watching out for storms during the day.

We will be looking to the west in the late afternoon as storms arrive in southwest Louisiana and move eastwards.

This will put them in Acadiana Sunday evening somewhere between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, although a few isolated showers could develop out ahead of the main line of storms during the afternoon.

A breakdown of specific threats for Sunday.

This is going to be an all modes event with supercell storms capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

The usual suspects of frequent lightning and heavy downpours will also be present creating a flash flood threat for portions of Acadiana as well.

Areas that could be very susceptible to flooding will be some of the coastal parishes who got all that water on Thursday, so avoid areas you know are problematic when it comes to flooding.

When all is said and done we could be looking at 1-2 inches worth of rain with isolated areas getting more, the Gulf of Mexico is an amazing rain maker and totals should always be taken seriously.

A model projection for possible rain totals on Sunday.

As the day unfolds there will be a few things to keep an eye on, one will be the wind it should be pretty gusty which would mean the atmosphere is juiced up and ready.

The other key factor could be the sunshine, if we get breaks in the clouds and the sun comes out that could end up stirring some isolated thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon.

Anything that gets going on Sunday is going to have the ingredients to go severe so a few isolated supercells may be possible during the day.

That could then in turn impact the storms in the evening but we wouldn’t know exactly how until the forecast unfolded.

As always these forecasts can, and do, change quickly so make sure you are staying weather aware on Sunday, and be sure to keep up with all the latest information.