The nasty start to Thanksgiving week continued Tuesday with a cold rain and a steady northerly breeze.
Morning lows ranged from the upper 30s to the lower 40s and were kept up a bit by the dense overcast. However, the clouds and precipitation prevented much movement on afternoon high temperatures. Readings this afternoon only made the upper 30s and the lower 40s.
Substantial rainfall amounts fell over most of central Louisiana. In general, it was a one to four inch event during the Monday and Tuesday time frame. However, in local areas, higher rainfall totals were observed. Williana in northern Grant Parish measured 6.20 inches while Otis/Hineston in western Rapides Parish saw 6.00 inches in the bucket.
A reinforcing cold front will sweep through central Louisiana tonight. The drier air behind the front will clear the sky and end the rain.