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. Keep in mind, a Enhanced Risk of severe weather is 3 out of 5 on the severe weather index.
Friday will be mostly cloudy and rain is possible late in the afternoon, especially north of I-20 and west of I-65.
Heavy rainfall will be the primary concern. There are a few factors that could limit the severe weather potential. Some of the strongest storms in this line could produce strong to damaging wind gusts and large hail.
The severe weather risk outlook has now gone up to the "medium" category (see orange shaded region) for areas mainly along and north of a Rusk to Nacogdoches to San Augustine line.More news: Ravens agree to one-year deal with Robert Griffin III
Parts of the Midlands are under a Marginal Risk of severe weather Saturday.
Thanks to a southerly flow temperatures will remain mild tonight as lows will only drop into the upper 50s to lower 60s, 10-15° warming than we were Thursday morning.
A chance of rain and snow is in the forecast for Friday night. The sky becomes partly cloudy overnight with lows slightly milder in the upper 40s.
NEXT WEEK: The sky will feature more clouds than sun Monday, and a few widely scattered showers are possible with a high in the low 70s. Many places will wake up to temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. Some patchy frost is also possible early this morning as well.