Forecasters with the Storm Prediction Center have targeted a large part of southeast Texas and south Louisiana for severe weather over the next 24 to 36 hours. It does look as if the strongest storms will fire up in Texas but there's still a marginal threat that some of those storms could stay strong as they move into Louisiana later tonight.

The National Weather Service office in Lake Charles is suggesting that the bulk of the weather we will experience in south Louisiana will come during the nighttime hours. Forecasters have upped the chance of rain to 60% between 7 pm Thursday and 1 am Friday morning.

This should lead to a calmer and much cooler Good Friday across the region. In fact, temperatures on Friday should only top out in the middle 70s. Here lately the afternoon temperatures have been in the middle to upper 80-degree range. So you'll certainly feel the change.

Unfortunately for the Easter holiday weekend, the weather will not be that cooperative for families that wanted to spend some quality time outdoors. Rain chances will build back into south Louisiana on Saturday and will bring the threat of rain and storms to the area through early Sunday morning.