Cold front brings in strong storms and a blast of chilly air

Weather forecast for this week

As for Acadiana, areas north of the interstate are in a slight risk (15%) while communities closer to the coast are under a marginal risk (5%) for the line of storms to produce damaging wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, large hail and maybe even a quick spin up tornado. I am bumping up the coverage to 50% but keeping the chance for severe storms along the Gulf Coast.

Even though showers and storms are likely late Friday afternoon into Friday night, most of us are going to stay warm, windy and dry throughout the day. Temperatures are hovering in the mid and upper 30s for most of us. We have a slight risk for areas west of a line from Fayette to Tuscaloosa to Thomaston to Citronelle.

The severe weather threat will shift to the south on Saturday, when strong winds again will be the main threat. A tornado or two could develop within the strong line of storms as it drops south.

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Make sure you have our First Alert Weather App downloaded and ready to go before the storms arrive Friday night.

The storm threat is expected to end by Saturday with a another cool down expected by Sunday, according to the weather service. Colder pockets could reach the 20s, and frost is likely. More benign weather is in store for the middle part of next week, with temperatures near to slightly below normal with lows in the 40s and lower 50s and highs in the 70s. Once that front clears the state later in the day, we're back to sunny and mild days next Tuesday and Wednesday. On the positive side, there's a decent chance this will be the last widespread frost threat of the season.

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