Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:16 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 6:16 PM
More wet weather is in the forecast for Acadiana this weekend further exacerbating on going flooding across portions of the area.
A warm front will advance northward overnight Friday through early Saturday bringing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms northward across Acadiana.
Saturday will feature breezy spring-like conditions with rain chances still possible, although scattered. Temperatures will rise into the mid-upper 70s with gusty southerly winds.
Showers and storms will advance northward toward the Arklatex Saturday afternoon but will start move southward Saturday night into Sunday ahead of a moderately strong cold front.
This front will bring a good chance of showers and storms to the area Sunday with activity diminishing Sunday night.
Unfortunately the front will stall along the coast Monday allowing for southwesterly over-running winds aloft to produce more rains across the area, but they will be chilly rains with highs staying in the 40s.
Preliminary rain toals this weekend through Monday could be in the 1-3" range, with anything more than and inch or two likely to keep flooding conditions going through early next week.
Fortunately breezy and cold north winds next week should serve to bring water levels down significantly by mid-week.
Most area rivers and bayous outside of the Vermilion will not crest until late Saturday or Sunday, provided there is no more rainfall...and that appears unlikely at this point.
So areas that were still experiencing flooding conditions late Friday will likely see little improvement until after the weekend.
Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service web site for the latest data on area rivers.
Surface forecast map for Sunday January 13, 2013: