Thursday's weather pattern stabilized following the convective complex that affected much of central Louisiana Wednesday. The result was a typical July day.
Morning minimum temperatures were a bit lower than those observed Wednesday morning. This was caused by the "cool" air associated with Wednesday's convection. Winnfield, Jena, Bellwood, and Atlanta fell to 69 degrees while Opelousas and Ville Platte never felt the cool air and stayed at 76 degrees. The daily average is 73 degrees.
Afternoon highs were able to rise into the 90s as the still strong July sun eroded away any trace of the remnant cool air. However, Natchez, Miss. failed to reach the ninety degrees mark with a high of 88. Bellwood was the hot spot with a high of 96 degrees. The daily average is 92 degrees.
Another disturbance will move through the jet stream and trigger another round of showers and thunderstorms late Friday into Saturday.