Heavy rain, severe storms possible Saturday

Weather Alert Day Friday Severe storms expected

Fantastic Weather Today, Strong Storms Saturday

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Acadiana can expect a stormy start to the weekend, with the threat of severe storms early Saturday, followed by a taste of mid-winter-like temperatures, under full sunshine Sunday. Damaging winds will be the main threat. Rain chances really pickup mainly after 2 AM. Tuesday afternoon will be sunny and warmer with highs near 70 degrees. "The prime time for this in our viewing area will be between 5 to 7 p.m. on the early end until midnight or 1 a.m". The strongest winds will be in the northeast portion of the state, where High Wind Warnings are in effect from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m. Monday for gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour. Behind the front, dry and cooler weather is expected Monday. Highs return to the 80s Wednesday through Friday.

Sunday: Rain and storms for the afternoon and evening 2PM-10PM (100%). After an exceptionally hot Thursday, a cold front arrived bringing some much cooler air behind it.

Temperatures recover on Tuesday when the high is expected to climb to 62 degrees.

Looking even further ahead we could see a bigger storm system by Friday into Saturday so stay tuned!

"We are asking you to be very cognizant of flooding under overpasses", he said.

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