A typical summertime weather pattern returned to central Louisiana Thursday.
Morning lows were in the upper 60s and the lower 70s. Winnfield and Jonesville were the cool spots with 68 degrees while Opelousas was the warm point with 74 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 71 degrees.
Afternoon highs ranged through the 90s, except at Fairfield in Grant Parish where the thermometer only climbed to 89 degrees. Hagewood was the hot spot with 96 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 91 degrees.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms dotted the landscape around central Louisiana during the day. The strongest storm of the day affected a portion of south Rapides Parish, including Woodworth, Lecompte, Lamourie, and LSU-Alexandria. Marble-size hailed was reported in Woodworth and radar estimated 2-3 inches of rain in that area as well.
Not much change in temperatures is anticipated Friday; however, the rain chance will be lower.