Tuesday brought changes in the weather from Monday's warmth and rain. A strong storm system lifted into the Corn Belt and the Great Lakes brought central Louisiana a cool northwesterly wind and morning clouds. However, the clouds cleared out nicely as drier air moved into the region.
Morning lows ranged through the 40s, kept up by wind and clouds. The lowest readings came from the southern portion of the viewing area because skies were fair to partly cloudy there during the night. Eunice fell to 41 degrees and Oberlin 42 degrees. Daytime highs ranged from the middle 50s to the lower 60s. Tuesday's cool spot was Natchez, Miss. with a high of 55 degrees. Tuesday's warm spot was Pitkin and Ville Platte with 62 degrees.
On the rear of the strong storm system, gusty northwesterly winds developed. Steady wind speeds between 15 and 25 mph were noted with gusts to 30-35 mph at times.
A weak front will slip into central Louisiana late Wednesday and reinforce the cool weather pattern.