Active showers and storms are once again in the short-term forecast for Acadiana Friday evening, with some storms producing locally intense downpours, gusty winds, perhaps some pea-size hail, and plenty of lightning.
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Hazy, hot and humid conditions will continue for Acadiana Friday, but instability aloft and deeper tropical moisture moving in from the north and east should translate to scattered storms by the late afternoon into the early evening hours.
Hazy, hot and humid weather with minimal rain chances will continue for Acadiana Thursday, but the chance of scattered showers and storms will return late Friday into the weekend.
A disturbance and weakness in the upper atmosphere will gradually yield to a more stable and hazy pattern for Acadiana through the mid-week period.
With drier more stable air in the region, Acadiana will see hotter temperatures and higher heat indices over the next couple of days.
An upper level disturbance will slowly traverse Louisiana through Tuesday allowing for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into Tuesday, but drier, hotter and more humid conditions await Acadiana later this week.
With Hurricane Season upon us, Meteorologist Dave Baker shares details on storm surge and how it could affect coastal cities in Acadiana.
The National Weather Service completed their storm surveys from Wednesday night’s into Thursday’s storms and flooding rains and determined up to 8 tornadoes impacted the Acadiana area.
The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue for Acadiana Friday evening associated with a weakening frontal boundary that will fizzle through the region overnight.
Among many of the flood and wind damage reports in Acadiana following Wednesday night’s into Thursday morning’s severe weather event, the National Weather Service performed a preliminary survey of the damage in Krotz Springs and determined it to be an EF1 tornado with 107 mph winds.
After flooding rains of 4-12″ or more and severe storms across a good part of Acadiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning resulting in the flooding across the region, there has been a bit of a break Thursday afternoon before another couple of rounds of storms will be on the way late tonight into Friday.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Acadiana through Thursday evening. Heavy tropical showers and storms will continue to advance northward from the Gulf of Mexico as an upper level low moving in from the west strings the old Gulf disturbance northward through the region.
Here’s the latest model data and forecast thinking…expect rainfall amounts anywhere from 2-10″ across Acadiana.
Although the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will likely not develop, its deep tropical moisture is on track to impact Acadiana Wednesday into Thursday in the form of heavy, flooding rains.
With the approach of a tropical disturbance the next few days winds will increase out of the south pushing Gulf water onshore.
Thus, a Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for Calcaseiu, Cameron, Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes from 1 AM Wednesday until 1 PM on Friday.