Warmer weather prevailed in central Louisiana Tuesday as southerly breezes freshened in advance of yet another storm system out west.
Morning lows averaged fifteen degrees warmer than those observed Monday morning. Jena was the cool spot with a low of 55 degrees while Ville Platte fell to 61. The daily average is 48 and the record is 26 in 1899.
Afternoon highs ranged through the 70s, although Colfax hit 80 degrees. Winnfield, Woodworth, Hineston, and Natchez, Miss. all saw 75 degrees on the thermometer. The daily average is 74 and the record is 87 in 1922.
A few showers affected the southern and western sections of the area. The airport near DeRidder and Simmesport both reported 0.18 inches of rain.
The rain will become widespread Wednesday and Wednesday night ahead of a cold front.