Tuesday produced a typical July weather pattern for central Louisiana. We had plenty of heat and humidity and scattered showers and thunderstorms dotted the landscape.
Max temperatures ranged through the 90s today with Winnfield the "winner" at 97 with Colfax and Natchitoches close behind with 96. The thermometer was kind to the folks in Anacoco where an early start to the clouds cut the max temp down to 90.
The rain was scattered today but there were some hefty totals in a few spots. Williana measured two inches, Colfax saw 1.50 inches, and Peason Ridge counted 1.15. Other locations, particularly in the eastern Parishes, saw their rain buckets stay dry. Even around the Alexandria/Pineville metro area, some neighborhoods were wet while others were dry. It's that patchwork pattern that's so hard to predict-we just don't know exactly who will get rain and who will not.
High pressure aloft will continue but is not strong enough to cap all of the convection, so a few showers and thunderstorms will ba able to develop during the daytime heating. Temperatures will stay in the 90s and the 70s. Rain chances increase toward the weekend as the high weakens some and moisture increases.
See you tomorrow.