The late summer heat continued in central Louisiana today.
Morning lows ranged from the upper 60s to the middle 70s. Winnfield, Jena, and Leesville saw their thermometer drop to 69 degrees while the D.G. Hunter Power Plant and Charles Park in Alexandria reported 74 degrees. The daily average is 69 degrees and the record is 52 set in 1952.
Ample sunshine turned temperatures around 25-30 degrees from the morning low to the afternoon high. Thus, maximum temperatures once again ranged through the 90s and the lower 100s. Opelousas was the cool spot with a high of 93 degrees but Winnfield saw 101 and Simpson 100. The daily average is 92 and the record is 104 set in 1947.
Little coverage of rain was noted; however, Oakdale picked up a nice yard rain from an evening thunderstorm with about six tenths of an inch.
Basically, the same pattern holds through Friday: plenty of heat but little rain.