A wet week ended on a fine note as the Sun returned and brought max temps into the 70s over most of central Louisiana. Fullerton in Vernon Parish soared all the way up to 75 degrees for the highest temperature in the area. Some readings, however, stayed in the 60s with stubborn clouds. Opelousas only managed 67 degrees and Ville Platte and Grand Coteau hit 69. Of course, these temps are well above the 30-year average of 59 degrees.
Saturday will be a very warm and breezy day with highs near record territory. Some locations may see 80 or 81 degrees while most will see the upper 70s. The record high for January 12 is 80 degrees set in 1911.
Rain is likely Saturday, especially in the morning. A break follows for Saturday afternoon through early Saturday night. More rain, possibly heavy, moves in late Saturday night and Sunday ahead of a strong cold front. This front will chill the temps down for next week.
Have a good weekend.