The temperature bottomed out Tuesday morning following Saturday's strong cold front. That sent folks searching for jackets as they headed out the door to work and school. The lowest reading was 38 at Winnfield where Mr. Brazzell reported seeing light frost on his neighbor's roof. Close behind were Jena, Atlanta, and Bellwood at 40 degrees. The warm spor this morning was Opelousas at 48 degrees. Locally, International Airport fell to 41 degrees and Esler Airport reported 42. Even the coldest locations failed to reach a daily record. For the Alexandria/Pineville area, I have a 38 degree low on October 9, 1917 and a 39 degree low on October 9, 1952.
Full-time sunshine brought afternoon highs up into the middle 70s to the lower 80s. The lowest max temp was at Natchez, Miss. at 72 while Bellwood reached 83 degrees. The weather watchers all agreed that it was a delightful day.
But what a difference a day can make. Moisture will move back into Cenla Tuesday night ahead of a weak cold front and there is actually a chance for light rain Wednesday. The front's visit to Cenla will be short-lived and it will move out of the area Thursday. The warming trend will continue into late week and the weekend.
See you tomorrow.