By all accounts, folks around central Louisiana agreed that today's weather was pleasant.
The day began with patchy fog and a bit of a damp chill in the air. Thermometers at Winnfield and Bellwood dropped to 40 degrees while Fort Polk and Marksville satyed up at 49 degrees. The daily average is 47 degrees and the record is 28 in 1953.
Sunshine mixed with high cloudiness during the afternoon and turned temperatures around 30+ degrees at some locations. Bellwood and Ball/Tioga reported 76 degrees but Hagewood only managed 71 degrees. The daily average is 71 and the record is 86 in 1906.
A strong cold front will blow through central Louisiana before noon Tuesday. Windy and colder weather will follow the front. This air mass is cold enough to produce the first freeze of the fall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Another freeze will follow Wednesday night and Thursday morning.