Widespread fog greeted central Louisiana residents Friday morning as they headed out to finish another week of work or school. The visibility at many locations fell to below one-fourth mile. The fog will visit again Saturday and Sunday mornings. If you are traveling, allow extra time to reach your destination, keep your headlights on the low-beam, and just be careful.
The fog made the air feel damp and cool as folks made their way out this morning. Leesville, Anacoco, and Otis/Hineston all reported 48 degrees for the lowest reading in the area. Clouds hung on during the night at Natchez, Miss. and Jonesville where lows only dipped into the middle to upper 50s. The daily average is 41 and the record low is a cold 17 in 1950.
Afternoon highs ranged through the 70s with Bellwood, Many, and Esler Airport reaching 76 degrees. The daily average is 62 and the record is a very warm 85 in 1924.
The weekend promises a continuation of the warm weather pattern with a chance for rain. A strong cold front arrives Monday morning and will bring rain and colder weather.