Feb 8, 2013 6:42 PM by Rob Perillo

Stormy Sunday...Staying Wet through Mardi Gras

It will become windy and potentially stormy Sunday as a slow moving storm system in the west will engender a high chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms for Acadiana.

Wind profiles may support rotating storms just about any time during the day with the Storm Prediction Center indicating that most of Acadiana will be under a slight risk for severe storms.

The main mode of any severe weather will be in the form of damaging winds, but isolated tornadoes somewhere in Louisiana will be a possibility. Therefore, expect the possibility of a severe thunderstorm and/or a tornado watch to be issued for portions of Acadiana Sunday.

The storm system will bring a stalling front to the area Sunday night into Monday with the chance of rain shower activity continuing through Monday.

An area of low pressure will develop along the front across coastal Louisiana bringing another round of soaking rains and embedded storms to Acadiana Monday night into Tuesday.

Rainfall totals Sunday through Tuesday will likely be in the 1-3" range but depending on the the orientation of the frontal boundary and attendant low pressure Tuesday totals could be closer to the 2-6" range so we may see a flood watch posted for the area by Monday.

Cooler, drier weather will return to the area for the rest of next week.



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