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Strong Storms Possible Friday
Posted at 3:33 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 08:26:11-04

Another beautiful day is on tap for Thursday as high pressure is centered over Mississippi. This ridge will slide eastward today, allowing winds to start shifting to the east and southeast. This should help to bring a few more clouds into the area later this afternoon, but skies should be mostly sunny throughout the period.

Highs will reach the lower 80s. Low pressure will develop to our west, helping to bring the flow in off of the Gulf of Mexico in to Friday. So clouds will continue to increase by Friday afternoon.

An approaching cold front will allow thunderstorms to develop over northern Louisiana early Friday. This line of storms will continue tracking southward, moving into Acadiana during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms could be strong or severe.

Look for damaging winds and perhaps some hail accompanying this storms. The Storm Prediction Center puts most of the Acadiana region in a slight risk for severe weather. There's a pretty good possibility that parts of the region will be under some sort of severe weather watch box on Friday. Expect temperatures in the mid 80s.

The cold front will continue moving southward into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. A few showers will linger during the morning. Skies will gradually clear with temperatures turning much cooler. Highs will struggle to 70 degrees. Sunshine will be in full force on Sunday with highs in the upper 70s, early morning lows both Saturday and Sunday will be in the 50s!

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