Winter returned to central Louisiana behind Thursday night's cold front. Temperatures Friday morning fell into the 40s, and that followed afternoon highs in the 80s on Thursday. Friday's high temperatures struggled to reach the lower to middle 60s.
The front brought a general rain to central Louisiana as it met a warm, moist atmosphere. Most amounts were less than one inch, however, a few points received between one and two inches. Otis and Montgomery measured 1.50 inches for the highest total reported. Georgetown followed at 1.30 inches while Fairfield had 1.09 and Vidalia 1.05.
The headline now becomes how low the temperature will drop Friday night and Saturday morning. I expect readings to range through the 30s. A few of the coldest locations may reach 32 degrees. Other temperatures will only reach the upper 30s, but that is still cold enough for frost. Bring in the tender plants or cover them up tonight.
Other than the cold start Saturday morning, the weekend is looking great. Enjoy!