Wednesday turned out to be a mild day with a touch of humidity. And, as a cold front swept through the area, rain and cooler weather resulted.
Morning lows ranged through the 60s with Bellwood the warmest reading at 67 degrees. Natchez, Miss. dropped to 61 degrees. The daily average is 48 and the record is 27 in 1899.
Clouds kept afternoon highs mostly in the 70s, except for a few 80s down south. Ville Platte and Simmesport managed to climb to 83 degrees while Many, Jonesville, and Jena only reached 75. The daily average is 73 and the record is 86 in 2005.
A cold front arrived in central Louisiana during the afternoon and was out of the area by 8PM. The front triggered widespread but modest rain. Portions of southern Allen Parish probably received up to an inch and a half, although I have no measured totals in that area available to me at this time. Eunice received about three-quarters of an inch; Anacoco measured one-half inch.
Cooler and drier weather will follow the front and will provide fall-like conditions through the weekend.