The combination of a slow-moving frontal boundary and a strong upper-level low-pressure system will bring some very wet conditions to much of Acadiana for Friday and Saturday. Some forecast models are predicting rainfall amounts of almost four inches across the region before it all comes to an end early Sunday morning.

Here's the way the timing on the rainfall shakes out, at least according to the European Forecast Model. Today, Thursday should be nice enough with temperatures warming into the middle 60-degree range.

By Friday the frontal boundary should be creeping into northwest Louisiana. The close proximity of this system will spark showers mainly to our north and west during the day. However, the threat of showers in Acadiana will increase as the day wears on.

Forecasters say by Friday night the frontal system combined with a vigorous upper-level low-pressure system will bring abundant moisture and instability to the area. This combination should spark off showers and thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center is not projecting this to be a severe weather event, although there is a marginal risk for storms that could approach severe limits.  

Most of us will only experience light to moderate rainfall beginning late in the day on Friday and ending by Sunday morning. In fact, the day on Sunday looks as if it will be rather nice with showers moving out and some sunshine moving back in to wrap up the weekend.


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