Jan 15, 2013 12:14 AM by Rob Perillo

Periods of Cold Rain Continue

Periods of cold rain will likely continue across Acadiana through Wednesday. Breezy north winds with temperatures hovering in the upper 30s to lower 40s will further add to the miserable pattern.

Historically high flood water across many of Acadiana's Parishes due to the 9-13" rainfall over the last week have been trying to crest as of Monday, but additional rainfall in the area has been slowing and/or halting the process.

Periods of rain and drizzle will likely continue through Wednesday with occasional periods of moderate to some brief, heavy rainfall possible.

Additional rainfall through Tuesday will likely be in the 1/4"-1/2" range with isolated spots possibly catching a little more.  More rain Tuesday night into Wednesday will likely produce up to an additional accumulation of 1/2-1" possible.

Flood Warnings continue for large portions of St Landry and Acadia Parishes as of Monday afternoon, with smaller flood warnings in effect for portions of Evangeline, Northern Lafayette and Northwestern Upper St Martin Parish.

Breezy north winds will also continue for much of this week which will aid in water drainage along the coast and eventually help to ease flooding conditions farther to the north with time.

The gusty north winds will also to serve to make it feel colder with wind-chills likely to stay in the 30s through Thursday morning.

Models remain split on when the significant rain chances will decrease but improving conditions from west to east should commence Wednesday into Thursday.

Interestingly enough as the last of the precipitation moves out, perhaps Wednesday, or Wednesday evening, there may be cold enough air to produce a slight chance of a wintry mix or a snow flurry somewhere in Acadiana.  Any activity, if it were to develop, would be very light and there would be no accumulations on the ground due to moist and relatively warm ground conditions.

It should be mostly sunny and seasonably cool across the entire area Friday into the weekend.


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