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Stormy Tuesday evening and again early Wednesday morning

Posted at 5:35 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 23:38:34-04

Stormy conditions are on tap for Acadiana into this evening with another round of strong to possibly severe storms on the way for early Wednesday.

In addition to a slight risk of severe storms containing damaging winds and some hail; the threat of locally heavy rainfall will be likely in spots that may produce localized street flooding where most intense storms persist for an our or two...especially during this evening.

Essentially the storms this afternoon emanated from a convective cluster that developed along a warm front in Southeast Texas Tuesday morning.

The storm cluster has been traveling eastward and have generally produced a couple of inches of rain over a period of an hour or two, gusty winds and perhaps some pea-size hail across SW Louisiana into the northern Acadiana parishes into late this afternoon. (This was not well forecast by any models nor most meteorologists)

Latest doppler here.

The storms Tuesday evening will gradually diminish by 10-11 pm in most areas this evening, then there will be roughly a 5-6 hour break before an organized squall line associated with a cool front will come ripping through the area around daybreak, give or take a few hours for all of Acadiana.

Overall latest computer model guidance suggests upwards of 1-3 inches of rain can be expected this evening with an additional 1-2" possible Wednesday morning...we need the rain, but not at up to 2" per hour rates!

Some localized street flooding will be possible...mainly during this evening.

In addition, the Storm Prediction Center has most of Acadiana hatched in for a slight risk of severe storms through 7 am Wednesday.
Per latest computer guidance, the Wednesday morning storms could carry up to 60-70 mph damaging wind gusts in spots.

The severe weather risk will drop quickly from west to east early tomorrow along with all storms exiting the area by noon or sooner.

The sun should return late Wednesday afternoon with highs in the lower 80s.

The weather looks awesome with sunshine and seasonably pleasant temperatures and low humidity and morning lows in the 50s Thursday and Friday.

More sun, albeit with warmer temperatures pushing into the mid-80s, are expected for the weekend.

Beyond that, long-range guidance continues to suggest an early taste of summer for a few days early next week with highs approaching 90 degrees! #TooSoon

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

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