Low temperatures and frost greeted CenLa this morning. Jena fell to 27 degrees for the lowest temperature in the area. Winnfield, Esler Airport, and Bellwood were close behind with 28 degrees. On the warm side of the thermometer, Eunice, Fort polk, DeRidder and D.G. Hunter Power Plant saw the middle 30s. These readings are well below the average of 42 but not close to the record of 22 degrees in 1976.
Sunshine mixed with a few high clouds during the afternoon and coaxed max temps into the 60s. Bellwood was the exception with 70 degrees.
A warming trend is beginning and temperatures will not fall as low tonight.