A hot week in central Louisiana continued Wednesday and, in some cases, the heat intensified.
Morning lows were once again in the lower to the middle 70s. Union Hill-Glenmora came in with the lowest temperature at 71 degrees. Hagewood was the warm spot with a low of 77 degrees. The daily average is 73 degrees. Special note: one of the great cool spells of summer continued in 1931 with a record low of 57 degrees.
High temperatures for the day ranged through the 90s; in fact, a couple of stations hit the century mark. Bellwood and Hagewood reached 100 degrees for the highest temperature in central Louisiana today. Peak heat indices reached 110 degrees. Natchez, Miss. continued its reign as the "cool" spot with a high of 92 degrees. The daily average high is 92 and the record is 101 set during that brutally hot summer of 1998.
Very little coverage of rain was observed around central Louisiana today. However, a lone thunderstorm dumped about one-half inch on Jena during the early evening.
Thursday promises higher rain chances but little or no relief from the heat.