A quiet, seasonally hot day turned stormy for some folks.
Highs temperatures reached the upper 80s and the lower 90s and there was definitely a muggy feel to the air. As the afternoon progressed, the atmosphere became very unstable. A disturbance aloft wandered in from the northwest and triggered that instability. The result was several strong to severe thunderstorms.
The worst weather occurred in southern Rapides Parish in the Woodworth, Lecompte, Meeker, and Forest Hill areas. Torrential rain, hail, strong wind, and frequent lightning occurred. In fact, a tree was blown down in Woodworth and a tree fell on a home in Forest Hill. Quarter-size hail fell near Lecompte.
A weak front will move into central Louisiana from the northeast on Friday. Hit-and-miss thunderstorms remain possible.