The outbreak of severe weather that occurred over the Easter weekend was horrendous. Tornadoes and strong storms wreaked havoc across the Gulf South and the Eastern Seaboard as a strong frontal system pushed through. This weekend is setting up to be a repeat of what we saw last weekend, only this time the severe threat may not be as widespread.

Earlier this week several of the forecast models were showing a decent threat of strong storms developing in Louisiana on Saturday. Many of those models showed some of the heavier storms forming closer to the I-10 corridor. You might remember last weekend's storm track was well to the north of Acadiana.

The Storm Prediction Center models do show at least a marginal threat of strong storms and severe weather in the state on Saturday. Later today that long-range outlook will be updated to include a closer look at Sunday's storm potential.

Locally forecasters are giving the South Louisiana area about a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. Just exactly how strong these storms become, we will just have to wait and see.


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