Feb 20, 2014 8:33 AM by Dave Baker
A strong low pressure area will deepen and move northeast over the middle part of the country today and into the western Great Lakes region tonight. This low will provide much of the nation with windy and warm conditions, and even a chance for some severe weather.
Here in Acadiana, the gusty winds will increase today. At times those gusts will push 30mph. A cold front will push into the region later this afternoon and evening bringing a line of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms over Acadiana could be strong with the primary threat being gusty winds. The line will enter the western sections late this afternoon, cross the Lafayette area during the 5 o'clock drive and into the early evening. The the storms will exit the eastern areas later this evening with all rains ending by midnight.
Severe storms are more likely over parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky where the Storm Prediction Center has posted a moderate risk for storms producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
Cooler and drier air moves in later tonight with lows in the 40s and highs Friday should be in the mid 60s.