A slow-moving cold front traversed central Louisiana today with cooler air and light rain in its wake.
Morning lows were in the 60s and 70s. The Good Earth subdivision in metro Alexandria only fell to 72 degrees. The lowest temperatures were reported in areas that experienced the frontal passage overnight. Winnfield reported 65 degrees and Natchitoces dropped to 66 degrees.
The pattern of afternoon high temperatures reflected the presence of the front as well. Winnfield only reached 69 degrees and it was 70 in Natchitoces. To the south, Ville Platte hit 88 degrees.
Despite the temperature contrast, only meager amounts of rain occurred because the upper-level support outran the front. Gum Springs in Winn Parish reported 0.27 inches, Colfax and Montgomery measured 0.20 inches.
Clouds and light rain may linger over central Louisiana Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Otherwise, clouds will decrease Thursday afternoon and rain will end.