A cold front blew into central Louisiana Tuesday morning, accompanied by clouds, light rain, and strong wind. Peak wind gusts reached 30-40 mph with the initial surge of the front around mid-morning Tuesday. Despite rapidly clearing skies, the temperature only managed to rise about ten degrees from the morning low to the afternoon high.
This latest surge of cool, dry air will keep rain out of the forecast for the remainder of the week but will bring a distinct chill at night.
The next chance for significant rainfall appears to be during the Sunday-Monday time frame when another front will move through the area.