Many people I spoke with today remarked about how much they enjoyed the pleasant weather.
It was another cold start around central Louisiana this morning with lows in the 30s. The exception was Eunice, where the thermometer only dropped to 40 degrees. Several locations reported a light freeze, including Winnfield with 31 degrees and Simpson with 32. The 30-year average is 46 degrees and the record is 26 in 1901.
The temperature rebounded quickly with a southeasterly flow and peek-a-boo sunshine. Many and Esler airport reported 74 degrees for the warm spots. Jena, AEX, and Cherokee Village were the cool spots with highs of 70 degrees. The 30-year average is 69 degrees and the record is 86 in 1907.
Rain returns to the forecast this weekend. Scattered light amounts may occur Saturday, however, the main show will be Sunday through Monday morning. That event promises to deliver a general rain. Most amounts will be somewhere between 0.50 and 1.50 inches; peak totals may reach 2-3 inches.
Have a good and safe weekend. Don't forget to "spring forward."