The pleasant weather continued in central Louisiana Wednesday. Here is a summary of what the weather watchers reported.
High and mid-level clouds kept temperatures higher across the southern portions of central Louisiana this morning. DeRidder and Fort Polk registered 72 degrees. Several locations were close with 71 around the metro at Alexandria Power, Good Earth, and Cherokee Village. Eunice, Ville Platte, and Opelousas also saw 71 Wednesday morning. The lowest temperatures got all the way down into the lower 60s with Winnfield at 62, Natchez, Miss. and Atlanta at 63.
Morning clouds were slower to clear over the eastern and southern portions of central Louisiana and this held the afternoon max temps down a bit at those locations. Marksville was the cool spot with 87, followed closely by Simmesport at 88. Natchitoches and Bellwood recorded the highest readings at 93. The low humidity made these temperatures feel comfortable.
Temperatures Wednesday night will fall back into the 60s almost areawide. Lower 60s will be seen again in the Winnfield, Jena, and Natchez, Miss. areas. The warmest will be down south with near 70 for Opelousas. Daytime highs in the upper 80s and the middle 90s will be tempered by low humidity. However, the moisture is expected to return Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Most of that action should take place before the Jamboree football games Friday evening.
See you tomorrow.