Dec 30, 2012 5:35 PM by Rob Perillo

Wet Start to the New Year

2013 will start off where 2012 has left off, as a wet year. A low pressure system will develop across Texas Monday engendering increasing cloud cover and milder temperatures for Acadiana.

A few sprinkles/shower will be possible late Monday afternoon/evening, mainly for northern and western sections of Acadiana, but the more solid rains should arrive after midnight New Year's Eve.

Rain and perhaps a few embedded storms will be likely for a good part of the day Tuesday (New Year's Day, and especially during the morning) with colder temperatures and briefly drier conditions returning Tuesday eve/night.

Rain totals Tuesday should be in the 1-2" range.

A series of addition upper disturbances will stall Tuesday's weather system in the Gulf of Mexico keeping clouds and the risk of occasional chilly rains in the area much of next week through Saturday.

Typically during Acadiana's winter there may be a week or two where not much sunshine graces the area, and it appears that the upcoming week should be one of them.

After a mild, near normal Monday/early Tuesday, temperatures should be below normal Wednesday through Saturday with highs mostly in the 50s with lows in the chilly mid-upper 30s to lower 40s.


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