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Breezy and milder with storms arriving Wednesday

Posted: 5:39 PM, Feb 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-03 23:40:31-05
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Increasing cloud cover, breezy and milder conditions are on the meteorological docket for Acadiana over the next couple of days with the risk of showers and storms increasing Wednesday as a cold front plods through the area.

In the near-term it expected to stay breezy and become much milder overnight as clouds increase. This will keep our overnight lows close to the low-mid 60s area-wide...which would be normal for daytime highs this time of year.

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Expect mostly cloudy and mild conditions to continue for our Tuesday with the slight chance of a few quick-passing showers. Temperatures Tuesday afternoon will push the mid-70s.

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The chance of showers, and perhaps a few storms should increase overnight into early Wednesday as a frontal boundary approaches the area.

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Showers and storms will become likely Wednesday with a few severe storms possible per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

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The SPC has Acadiana hatched in for a marginal risk of a few severe storms that cold contain damaging winds and/or an isolated weak tornado or two.

Although there should be ample wind dynamics for the threat of severe storms for Acadiana Wednesday, lack of low level instability and conditions not quite phasing may keep us in the "marginal" category.

A better chance of severe storms may develop farther to the east and late Wednesday with a slight risk currently expected from extreme Eastern Louisiana into Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle which is more in line with the latest European Model forecast.

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Rainfall-wise expect the possibility of 1-2" of rain through Wednesday with most spots catching less than that...but a few higher amounts will be possible.

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Although no organized flooding is expected at this time, there could be a few trouble spots withy regarding run-off and some street flooding farther to the east of our area.

Cooler conditions and some lingering clouds and chilly rains will be possible mainly early Thursday, followed by clearing and colder conditions Thursday night into Friday morning.

And after a one day winter chill, milder weather will return to the area Friday afternoon and should continue into the weekend with highs Saturday and Sunday getting back into the 70s.

The KATC 10 Day Forecast is looking a lot more spring-like with plenty of days with highs in the 70s.