Acadiana Weekend Could See Yet Another Threat of Storms
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.