Hot weather continued Tuesday across central Louisiana with the highest readings of the month at a few locations. Luckily, these temperatures did not match those produced by the late June heat wave. Here are some of the numbers I collected a while ago from our exclusive network of weather observers:
Esler Airport, Gum Springs, and Ville Platte saw 100 on their thermometers
Hagewood maxed out at 99
Lots of folks hit 98, including Colfax, Jonesville, Simpson, Montgomery, Cherokee Village, Bentley, and Bellwood.
The heat was able to trigger a few showers and thunderstorms, but most folks stayed dry. I estimate the coverage at about 20%. Here are the few lucky ones who received rain:
I'm still expecting changes by the end of the week into early next week as the high pressure aloft will retreat northward and northwestward. This will allow moisture to move into central Louisiana from the east and set the stage for several days of scattered thunderstorms.
Have a fun but safe Fourth!