A dose of very warm weather moved into central Louisiana Monday ahead of a cold front.
Monday morning dawned with lows in the 60s. Opelousas and Grand Coteau only bottomed out at 69 degrees, which is more like the first of June. The 30-year average is 48 degrees.
Afternoon temperatures ranged through the 80s, with Esler airport and Bellwood the warm spots at 88 degrees. Temperatures were a bit lower down south with Grand Coteau at 83 and Opelousas at 84. The 30-year average is 71 degrees.
The unusual warmth fueled a few severe storms over Catahoula and Concordia Parishes and over Adams County in Mississippi. Dime size hail was reported in Jonesville and golfball size hail fell northeast of Natchez.
Tuesday will be quieter and a bit cooler.