I just spoke to the weather watchers and they all agreed that it was an absolutely gorgeous day.
Tuesday morning brought a seasonal chill to central Louisiana with lows in the middle 30s to the lower 40s. The lowest readings came from Leesville and Anacoco with 34 degrees. Marksville was the highest temperature with 42 degrees. The 30-year average for the date is 40 degrees.
Full time sunshine turned temperatures around 30-40 degrees from the morning low to the afternoon high. It was like two different seasons in one day: wear a sweater early and shirt sleeves in the afternoon. Daytime max temps ranged through the 70s with Bellwood the warm spot at 77 degrees; Simmesport only reached 70 degrees. The daily average is 60 degrees.
A strong cold front will plow through central Louisiana after midnight Wednesday, bringing a quick rain and strong wind. Be ready for colder, blustery weather Thursday.