But it does look like it will be a goodnight for Labour ans Good night for the Liberal Democrat's in particular..
Westminster politics always have a influence on local contests and whilst there have been complaints from other Parties over their "Send Cameron and Clegg" message . Labour suffered heavily in 2008 and 2004 from the same message being sent to their then Government and lost heavily. So it no wonder they can expect to recover this Time. The only question is by how much.
The polls suggest that they will once again exert their political government over Welsh councils and we can only hope that this does not result in the arrogance and contempt for the electorate that they have exerted in the past.
I expect Labour to win overall control of Caerphilly, Bridgend,Blaenau Gwent , Torfaen,Newport,Flinttshire and Swansea to go alongside Neat Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf and to come just short in Merthyr, Wrexham and Cardiff. which will result in intense negotiations.
So its prediction time
The only other parties to control a council will be the Tories (Monmouth) and Plaid (Gwynedd and possibly Cereredigion).
In other councils
Carmarthen may see Plaid as the largest Party but will probably be denied power by a Independent Labour coalition.
Wrexham will see Labour as the largest Party but may be denied leadership pf the council
Conwy will remain a council with no overall control though it may be Tory-Independent this time.
Labour may be the Largest Party on the Vale of Glamorgan and may seek coalition with Plaid.
Powys Denbighshire and Pembrokeshire will be largely unchanged . Though there may actual be some Tory gains from Independents..
The final result may be that in Total number of Councillors will be difficult to predict and I've chickened out of making a exact prediction so have gone for a range but I believe they will be between.
Lab 353 430 -460
Con 172 150-190
Plaid 206 180-220
LibDem 153 70 - 90
Others 380 320 - 340