It was a raw chill all day for folks in central Louisiana.
The morning began with a low, gray overcast and off/on drizzle. It was that dampness that made the chill even more penetrating. Morning lows ranged through the 40s, with Oberlin and Natchitoches reporting the lowest readings at 42. Opelousas reported 48 degrees for the "warm" spot. The average for the date is 51 degrees.
Afternoon highs were kept down by a northerly breeze and clouds. The thermometer in Natchitoches only made it to 47 degrees; Winnfield reported 48. Ville Platte was the "warm" spot at 56 degrees. The 30-year average for the date is 75 degrees.
Friday will offer improvement as the sun returns and brings daytime temperatures up into the 60s and low 70s.