Folks around town are pleased with the current weather pattern.
It was a cold start, however, as temperatures fell all the way to 29 degrees at Jena, Simpson, Fullerton, and Fairfield. The warmest readings stayed in the upper 30s, with Marksville and Ville Platte reporting 38 degrees. These numbers are well below the 30-year average of 47 degrees but well above the record of 26 degrees in 1948.
Strong sunshine forced a 30-40 degree turn around from the morning low to the afternoon high. Colfax was the warm spot with a max temp of 70 degrees; Natchez, Miss. was the cool spot with a high of 63 degrees. The 30-year average is 70 degrees. In 1911, central Louisiana experienced an early heat wave with a high of 89 degrees.
This delightful weather pattern will continue for the rest of the week.