The new week began with a definite chill in the air as a gusty northwesterly wind blew across central Louisiana.
Morning low temperatures ranged through the 30s, with some folks reporting a light freeze. The lowest reading was 29 at Fairfield, followed by 30 at Jena and 31 at both local airports and at Many. The local temperatures were close to the record low of 30 set in 1966.
Full sunshine was only able to warm afternoon highs into the middle 50s to the lower 60s. Natchez, Miss. was the cool spot with 55 degrees. Marksville, Bellwood, and Opelousas were the warm spots with 61 degrees.
Temperatures bottom out Monday night and Tuesday morning with lows from the upper 20s to the lower 30s expected. I expect the record of 31 in 1955 to fall.