Apr 26, 2014 6:49 PM by Daniel Phillips
The weather pattern is continuing to shape up for a potentially violent outbreak of storms through the heart of tornado alley by the end of the weekend.
As this system moves eastward it's proximity to Acadiana could be cause for concern, particularly the northern half of Acadiana.
Although the strongest storms will slide to the north, Acadiana is sitting on enough instability that it won't take much for a storm to become very strong and possibly even severe.
There is no real trigger for these storms to get going since the greatest lift will stay north of us on Sunday, but a chance remains for some isolated thunderstorms Sunday evening.
If these storms start to pop up on the radar they will need to be watched as the dynamics will be favorable for super-cell development and the formation of tornadoes.
Monday afternoon will bring a greater threat for severe weather in the Acadiana area, with some of the storms spilling over into Tuesday.
The storms we see this week will be capable of producing hail, lightning, tornadoes, damaging winds, and heavy downpours.
Before the storms start to arrive on Sunday the winds will be picking up and there will be a rather strong breeze coming out of the south at about 15-20 mph.
Temperatures will stay warm over the next several days with highs holding steady in the mid 80s.