The warm week ended Friday as a cold front moved through central Louisiana. The front was a morning arrival prompting a "backwards" pattern in the max and min temperatures. The highest readings occurred during the morning and the lowest temperatures were observed in the evening. Opelousas residents saw the thermometer rise to 80 degrees while Natchez, Miss. only saw 66 degrees.
The front was able to create rain, although totals were low. The highest rainfall amounts were observed at Many with 0.55, Simpson with 0.35, and Bellwood with 0.32. Other locations reported no rain, including Ville Platte, Simmesport, Opelousas, Eunice, and Pine Prairie.
The cool air mass will take up residence for several days. The lowest temperatures are expected Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings. Readings in the 30s will be common, including a few in the lower 30s. Needless to say, at least patchy frost is possible.
Enjoy the cool fall weather.