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Stormy pattern...slight risk of severe storms

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 17:38:53-04

Acadiana is expected to remain in an unsettled and stormy pattern into Wednesday, and perhaps, Wednesday night, with a slight risk of severe storms also in the mix until a weak front arrives late Wednesday night.

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The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has all of Acadiana hatched in for the "slight" risk of severe storms this Tuesday evening into the overnight hours, and again into Wednesday/Wednesday evening.

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Although it appears that the strongest dynamics for severe storms will be north of our area, there are enough parameters in place for the possibility of a couple of isolated severe storms.

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For Acadiana, the primary threats through Wednesday appear to be for storms containing damaging winds and perhaps some hail.

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The tornado risk looks to be lower, but it's not zero.

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This time around, the severe weather risks will be significantly higher from the northern part of Louisiana on northward.

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Per the HRRR model, prime-time for the best chance of storms in Acadiana looks to be this Tuesday evening, and then again into Wednesday afternoon/evening.

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Temperatures will hover and hold in the lower 70s tonight and should max out in the upper 70s tomorrow due to plenty of cloud cover.

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In addition, breezy southerly winds will continue overnight into Wednesday with gusts likely approaching the 35-40 mph range from late Wednesday morning into the mid-afternoon.

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Accumulated rainfall through Wednesday night looks to be in the 1-2" range, but isolated heavier amounts will be possible especially to Acadiana's north and east.

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Drier conditions are expected to return to Acadiana Thursday but some showers are back into the forecast and into Easter Weekend.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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