Mar 25, 2014 5:28 PM by Rob Perillo

Storms Likely Thursday

After a chilly start, Wednesday will be a transition day to more unsettled weather as the week ends. 

Clouds will increase through Wednesday afternoon keeping Acadiana's high temperatures mostly in the lower 60s.

As easterly winds gradually turn southeasterly overnight and southerly Thursday there will be the risk of "warm advection" showers overnight.  Temperatures should hold in the low-mid 50s through Thursday morning.

Highs Thursday will likely reach the low-mid 70s courtesy of gusty and possibly strong southerly winds.

A moderately strong disturbance in the sub-tropical jet stream will likely ignite showers and thunderstorms across the region Thursday, and while unclear at this time, there may be a slim risk of severe weather as well.

The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Central Plains hatched in for a slight risk of severe storms Thursday. While Acadiana is not currently in the slight risk area, there will be the chance of a strong cluster of storms to develop across Southeast Texas Thursday that will likely roll through Southern Louisiana later in the day or into the evening hours.

Some storms will likely be quite heavy with torrential downpours, frequent cloud to ground lightning along with the very slight risk of hail and/or localized high winds.

While remaining unsettled, Friday looks to be a mostly cloudy, warm and humid day with highs stretching possibly into the lower 80s. 

Another round of showers and storms will be possible late Friday into Friday night as another disturbance accompanied by a cool front sweeps across the area.

This should set up a very nice weekend with sunshine returning Saturday and wall to wall sunshine Sunday. Temperatures this weekend will be cool at night; in the upper 40s to lower 50s, while daytime highs will be in the absolutely perfect mid-70s.



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