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Nice, warm Tuesday; storms return Wednesday evening

Posted at 4:50 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 23:38:46-04

After a mostly sunny and pleasant start to the week for Acadiana, it appears Tuesday will be just as nice, albeit a little warmer with a few more high clouds.

Look for another pleasant evening Monday night with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s to lower 60s under fair to partly cloudy skies.

Some patches of fog will be possible early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday will be another mostly sunny day with some mid and high clouds occasionally dulling the sun.

Temperatures will warm nicely Tuesday courtesy of a light east to southeast wind, into the mid-80s for afternoon highs.

Clouds will begin to increase Tuesday night, and with a southeast wind, look for milder overnight lows closer to the low-mid 60s by Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will bring windy conditions back to the area as clouds increase ahead of Acadiana's next weather-maker, which today was an upper level low poised off of the California Coast.

The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase for Acadiana from the west to east by late in the day Wednesday, with the best chances of storms expected into the evening through roughly midnight.

And like the last several systems to roll through Acadiana, there could be a local 'lower-end" severe weather risk per the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Currently the SPC has the Acadiana area hatched in for a marginal to slight risk of severe storms, where once again, the greatest severe weather dynamics will be toward the northern part of the state and eventually into Mississippi...these folks have not been able to catch a break in recent weeks.

The mid-week weather system will exit the area by Thursday morning with a nice, and more importantly an extended period of weather is expected for the area Friday through the weekend into Monday.

The longer range Euro Model projection today is bringing the chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (but no severe weather threats anticipated), with the Euro and GFS models promising a little bit of a late April/early May chill (lower 50s at night with highs perhaps in the lower 70s) for a day or two in the 10-12 day time frame.

Any cool weather we can steal this time of year would be certainly appreciated as we all know the hot summer days are now just weeks away!

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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