The week ended on a comfortable note Friday as minimum temperatures dropped into the upper 60s and the lower 70s. The lowest readings came in from Leesville and Anacoco with 66 degrees. In contrast, Marksville and Simmesport reported 71 degrees.
Afternoon highs were in the 80s areawide. The warmest reading was 88 degrees in Colfax while Fairfield and Natchez, Miss. only hit 82.
The weekend offers slight rain chances Saturday but better rain chances Sunday. Temperatures will be seasonal. In the longer-range, the heat builds into central Louisiana from the west next week as a strong upper-level high pressure ridge forms over the southern Plains.
Have a good weekend!