An unsettled weather pattern returned to central Louisiana Wednesday thanks to a short wave aloft traveling through the jetstream. The disturbance was able to tap the instability in an atmosphere with temperatures in the lower to the middle 90s.
Most locations received rain, but many saw only trace amounts, a few hundreths of an inch, or none at all. The airport near Natchez, MS came in at the top of the list today with 1.39 inches. Significant rain was also measured in the southern and western suburbs of Alexandria. In that area, Cherokee Village recorded 1.26 inches, Charles Park with 0.98, and Good Earth with 0.83.
The short wave has passed and Thursday's weather pattern will be more stable. Friday offers little change but another dip in the jetstream is expected Saturday and the result should be a significant increase in the rain coverage.