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A TASTE OF SPRING

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Thursday brought a taste of spring to central Louisiana as temperatures warmed up and strong thunderstorms rolled through some locations.

Temperatures maxed out in the 60s and the 70s with the highest readings down south. DeRidder and Opelousas reached 73 degrees. The coolest readings came from the northern portions of the area with Winnfield reporting 65 degrees.

Everyone I talked to tonight received rain and there were some substantial totals in some areas. Here are the top five central Louisiana totals:

Brouillette...2.90

Hickory Hill...2.65

Jonesville...2.00

Oakdale...1.85

Leesville...1.83

In addition to the heavy rain, a few severe storms developed. Most notable was a storm that moved across northern Vernon Parish. That storm probably produced a tornado near Kurthwood. A survey team from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles will take a look Friday morning and try to confirm the tornado.

Tom Konvicka

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