Possible severe weather wraps up the work week

Posted at 4:30 PM, May 07, 2020

There's been nothing to really complain about when it came to Thursday's forecast, a stretch of low humidity no matter how long or short is always welcomed, and add on top of that plenty of sunshine and it was a May day for the ages.

While we should get back to this weather relatively soon there's a quick round of possible severe storms that we're going to have to navigate first as an impressive front moves across Acadiana.

Friday will start with mostly sunny skies, and with strong winds coming in from the south the humidity will start the process of destabilizing the atmosphere.

A few isolated storms will be possible in the late afternoon and those will need to be watched closely as they could blow up quickly into severe storms, producing not only wind and hail but also a possible tornado.

The tornado threat will mostly exist with these isolated type storms, although a few spin ups could certainly be possible when the main line comes swinging through the area.

Models seem to be coming together on the timing of the main front with a long line of strong storms moving through the area between 7:00 and 10:00 pm producing both hail and damaging winds.

Winds will be strong as the storms move through and it would be a good idea to check the yard before hand for any debris that could be picked up and thrown around.

The good news is that the storms are moving fairly quickly so it won't be a prolonged event, and the weather behind it is looking really nice for the weekend.

It'll be important to keep an eye on the radar as you go through the day on Friday, and not a bad idea to stay put through the evening so that you're not caught out in the middle of the worst of it.

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