Sunday in central Louisiana was seasonally hot and the unsettled pattern of last week gave us a break from the storms this weekend.
Sunday's temperatures were typical for August with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s. Jena was the coolest spot Sunday morning with a low of 69 degrees. Many and Simmesport, in opposite corners of central Louisiana, tied for the warmest start this morning at 77.
The afternoon brought ample sunshine that allowed temperatures to climb into the upper 90s at Many, Peason Ridge, Bellwood, and Simpson. Opelousas was the "cool" place to be with a high of 90. A midday shower halted the temperature rise earlier than usual. There was some humidity mixed with these temperatures and so the heat index reached 105 at the most uncomfortable spots.
An unsettled pattern looks to begin Monday as a disturbance in the Plains will move southeast toward central Louisiana. The surface front will not make it here but the upper-level system will and that will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms. Moisture will linger through Thursday with the typical 30% coverage. By Friday and Saturday, another cold front will move into the area and may be as far south as I-10 by Sunday morning. I expect this front will bring rain to most of the area.
I hope your week begins well.