Sep 22, 2013 6:20 PM by Daniel Phillips
Dry air has made it into Acadiana and as a result temperatures have been much cooler then their seasonal norms, which is appropriate since Sunday is the first day of fall. The moisture, however, will not be held back for long.
Tropical moisture along the stalled front offshore will cause havoc with the forecasts this week, as it makes a push back onshore. Rain chances will bounce back up Monday evening and the atmosphere will stay unsettled through Tuesday.
Most of the activity will originate along the coast and push northward and will add some rain to an already soaked Acadiana. Rain totals this past weekend were in the 3-5" range in Acadiana with some serious flooding out toward Lake Charles.
Although the rain will not be as blanketing as it was this weekend, the rivers and bayous are fairly swollen so additional rain could cause some minor flooding.
Temperatures, meanwhile, won't stay cool long and will bounce back to the mid 80s by the middle of the work week.