A cold front moved through CenLa Sunday night accompanied by rain and colder weather. Morning lows Monday were mostly in the lower to the middle 50s but afternoon highs struggled to reach the 60s despite a clearing sky. A brisk northerly wind made it feel even cooler.
The front was able to trigger a general rain across CenLa. In fact, rainfall totals for Sunday and Monday were the highest in several weeks. Whiteville in St. Landry Parish measured 1.50 inches, the highest amout reported from the rain gauge network. Other locations receiving at least one inch included Mittie, Plaucheville, Deville, Natchez, Miss., Bunkie, DeRidder, Leesville, and Washington-Port Barre. Everyone said the rain was welcome.
High pressure at the surface will ridge down into central Louisiana for the rest of the week and this will keep the atmosphere dry and stable. The cool spell will have some staying power as lows in the 30s are expected each day this week. A light freeze is possible Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. The days will be mostly sunny and cool.
Enjoy the spell of fall weather.