Wednesday's temperatures fell a few degrees from Tuesday's excessive heat and no rain touched any of our rain buckets.
It's been uncomfortably warm at night lately. Some readings Tuesday morning did not fall below 80 degrees (Esler Airport, Natchitoches, and Many). This morning, the warmest readings stayed in the upper 70s with 78 at Many, DG Hunter Power, and Woodworth. Oakdale cooled to 72 and Winnfield fell to 73 for the lowest temperatures.
Unlike Tuesday, when Bellwood soared to 102 and Many to 101 degrees, temperatures Wednesday afternoon did not reach the century mark. The highest numbers came from Colfax and Bellwood at 97, while Charles Park, Opelousas, Simmesport, and Oakdale saw hit 93 degrees.
I'm optimistic that we will see higher rain chances and lower temperatures by the weekend. A cold front is expected to move into central Louisiana Sunday. Rain will increase ahead of this front and will even linger into Monday. By Tuesday, drier air should move into the area and rain chances will drop. I expect a couple of pleasant mornings Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the upper 60s to near 70.
See you tomorrow.