The chill continued today all across central Louisiana.
A reinforcing cold front arrived Tuesday night and sent morning lows into the upper 20s to the middle 30s. Winnfield, Montgomery, and Atlanta saw their thermometers drop to 29 degrees while folks in Simmesport and Opelousas fell to the middle 30s. A steady breeze made it feel even colder. The long-term daily average is 43 and the record is 22 in 1903.
Despite full sunshine, afternoon high temperatures only climbed into the 40s. Natchez, Miss. peaked at 43 for the cool spot while Bellwood, Pitkin, and Ball/Tioga hit 49 degrees. The long-term daily average is 65 and the record is 89 in 1965.
Temperatures bottom out tonight with lows in the 20s. This means a moderate to hard freeze will occur all across central Louisiana.