Jan 13, 2013 7:10 PM by Rob Perillo
Wet conditions will continue across Acadiana at least through mid-week with occasional periods of rain and drizzle likely along with much colder temperatures.
Rains Sunday were fortunately a little less than advertised which obviously has not helped with the on going severe flooding across portions of Acadiana, but they haven't helped either prolonging the flood event by another day.
A strong cold front with breezy north winds pushed across the area Sunday afternoon with breezy north winds continuing over the next several days. These north winds will help the flood waters evacuate into the Gulf along the coast, relieving pressure across area lakes, rivers and bayous which will eventually help smaller drainage canals & coulees.
The process will be slow with gradual improvement expected over the next few days.
Meanwhile, warm moist overruning southerly winds aloft will keep clouds and occasional periods of rain in the forecast through at least Wednesday night, but rain totals over the next few days should generally be an inch or less.
Very chilly conditions are expected with temperatures staying mostly in the 40s through the next 3-4 days.
Cool, drier conditions and some sun is in the forecast later this week into the weekend.