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Apr 27, 2014 6:21 PM by Daniel Phillips

Severe Storms Possible to Start the Week

As everyone in Acadiana can attest to winds were howling out of the south through the day on Sunday.

Being almost directly out of the south, that means plenty of warm, moist air to prime the atmosphere ahead of a very energetic system.

All of the moisture has made the atmosphere fairly unstable, and as we witnessed Sunday afternoon it doesn't take much to get some storms going.

Instability will linger into the beginning of the work week and with dew points staying in the 70s the potential for severe weather will certainly exist.

Storms should start to pop up across the area Monday afternoon, with the stronger storms expected in the evening.

Models don't look particularly robust at this point but with instability the way it is it won't take much to get something going.

Coverage of severe weather won't be widespread but widely scattered across the area once they get going.

This can be particularly challenging for forecasters, and it also means you will want to be aware of what the radar looks like (especially if the skies start to darken).

Acadiana will be at the tail end of this system but areas around the ArkLaTex region could see large, long-lasting tornadoes overnight Sunday.

The main threat for tornadoes will then move in to the Mississippi Valley and north Alabama on Monday.

Remember because Acadiana is classified as a "slight risk" instead of the "moderate risk" should not mean the storms should be taken less seriously.

Although storms will be more isolated then elsewhere across the country they will still be able to pack a punch so be sure to stay up to date with the latest forecast details.

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