The pattern of hot weather remained over central Louisiana for yet another day on Thursday.
As has been the case this week, morning lows remained near of slightly below the normal of 71 degrees. Natchez, Miss. reported a low of 63 degrees and was followed closely by Winnfield at 64 degrees. Oberlin, Fort Polk, and Hagewood stayed at 72 degrees. The record low for the date is a cool 55 degrees set in 1896.
During the afternoon, thermometers responded to ample sunshine and once again hit the 90s. Bellwood reported 99 degrees while Winnfield and Many registered 98 degrees. Opelousas only reported a high of 90 degrees. The record high is 103 set during the long, hot summer of 1954.
I expect the weather pattern to remain unchanged Friday: hot with no rain.