This last week of June ended hot. Temperatures were above the seasonal averages for morning lows and afternoon highs.
The day began very muggy over most of central Louisiana as lows ranged through the 70s. The lowest readings came from the western part of the area, with Leesville and Anacoco at 72 degrees. The warmest start was in the southern part of the area, with Ville Platte and Opelousas reporting 78 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 72 degrees.
Daytime maximum temperatures once again soared into the 90s. Debris clouds, blown off convection to the north and northwest, kept temperatures from getting even higher. Once again, the highest readings were reported over the western part of the area, with Anacoco and Simpson at 98 degrees. Natchez, Miss. was the "cool" spot with a high of 91 degrees. The 30-year daily average is 92 degrees and the record high is 104 set in 2009.
A cold front will move through central Louisiana early Saturday. The front will be accompanied by hit-and-miss thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday morning. Believe it or not, the front will make a difference in temperatures and humidity. The air will definitely feel better by Sunday morning.
Have a fun but safe weekend.