Posted: Jan 16, 2013 1:51 PM by Daniel Phillips
Updated: Jan 16, 2013 4:31 PM
It's the news that everyone has been waiting for, the clouds and the drizzle have only one more day before the sun makes its return to Acadiana. Cloud cover has continued to stream into the area from the south all day Wednesday and will likely stay with us into the early hours of Thursday.
Despite temperatures getting close to freezing Lafeyette avoided the wintry precipitation. Our neighbors to the north reported a few sleet pellets and areas north of Baton Rouge into Mississippi may see some light snowfall overnight Wednesday. Any snow will be fairly minimal and most won't be able to stick to the ground.
This will be the end of the wet weather for a while as it seems as if the sun will be with us at least through the weekend. Expect temperatures Thursday morning to be cold once again with lows making it to right around the freezing mark, and a chilly breeze coming in from the north.
Once the sun has a few days out from the clouds temperatures will slowly bounce back closer to normal and should return to the low 60s by Sunday.
The added sunshine will certainly be good news for the rain soaked areas of Acadiana and the flood waters should slowly be able to recede. This can be a slow process, however, and the flood warnings posted along the bayous and rivers will likely be in effect through at least Friday morning.