The heat and humidity continued one more day to end the week.
Friday began with a seasonal feel to the air as temperatures ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield and Anacoco fell to 69 degrees this morning but Aloha only fell to 75 degrees. The daily average is 71 degrees and the protracted cool spell of 1893 continued with a low of 57 degrees.
Daytime highs ranged through the 90s. Once again, thermometers in the northern and western parishes hit the upper 90s at many locations. Bellwood and Hagewood soared to 99 degrees. Natchez, Miss. was the lowest reading at 91 degrees. Heat indices peaked at between 105 and 110 degrees. The daily average is 94 and the record is 105 set in 1906.
A few showers and thunderstorms developed during the heat of the day. Bellwood measured 0.15 inches and the Stone's Throw subdivision counted 0.13 inches.
Rain chances are a bit better this weekend as a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico moves to the southwest of central Louisiana. This will allow a modest increase in moisture.