Evidence of a weather pattern change appeared in portions of central Louisiana Thursday morning as dense fog formed east of a Winnfield-Colfax-Pitkin line. The fog and low clouds led to a soupy start for commuters headed to work and school.
Morning lows varied significantly because of the early clouds. Natchez, Miss., where the clouds formed during the night and held the temperature up, only fell to 61 degrees. Leesville and Bellwood, where the sky stayed clear all night, dropped to 50 degrees. The daily average is 57 and the record is 35 set in 1895.
Daytime highs reached the 80s as the clouds decreased by Noon and allowed sunshine to begin warming things up. Bellwood reported the day's highest temperature with 87 while Ball/Tioga only reached 79 degrees.
The fog should return to much of central Louisiana Friday morning but the sky should turn partly cloudy during the afternoon.