Jan 17, 2013 2:50 PM by Daniel Phillips
The sun finally returned to Louisiana Thursday, and it appears as if it will be with us for quite sometime. This was not the case for the entire southern region of the country, however, as this system pushed eastward it dragged with it a lot of the rain.
Along with the rain snow was seen Wednesday through central and northern portions of Mississippi and Alabama. There were a few reports of some light snowfall in Alexandria, but the majority of the white stuff stayed to our east.
All of that wet weather is now behind us and the bayous and rivers can finally make some serious progress in trying to get the water levels down. Flood warning will remain up for the majority of the bayous and rivers, and since it will take some time for the water to recede these warnings will stay up through the weekend.
Expect another cold night across Acadiana Thursday night with lows likely to hit the lower 30s yet again. A stiff breeze Thursday night out of the north will likely bring the wind chill down into the mid to upper 20s so make sure you bundle up.
Seasonable temperatures will return to the forecast this weekend with Saturday and Sunday looking to get into the 60s.