Usually, the weather is as hot as a firecracker on the Fourth of July; however, it was a bit different this year.
Thanks to an unseasonally deep dip in the upper-level flow, temperatures continue below normal. Morning lows once again ranged through the 60s, with Bellwood and Simpson reporting 62 degrees. Opelousas, DeRidder, and Ville Platte reported 69. The 30-year daily average is 72 degrees and the record min temp is 62 in 1924.
Afternoon readings were in the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Natchez, Miss. continued to be the cool spot with a high of 88 degrees while Bellwood was the warm spot with a high of 94 degrees. The 30-year average is 92 and the record is 102 in 1969.
No rain fell in central Louisiana today, but chances are increasing as deeper moisture moves in from the southeast through the weekend.