Drier air moved through central Louisiana Wednesday night and eroded the clouds so we could see the Sun this afternoon.
The day began cold with a freeze and some observers reported a heavy frost. Fairfield in Grant Parish crated to 22 degrees with Winnfield and Jena at 23. Marksville and Simmesport reported 31 degrees. The long-term daily average is 44 degrees and the record is 21 in 2002.
The full sunshine brought afternoon temperatures into the 50s, except at Bellwod where the thermometer spiked to 60 degrees. Natchez, Miss. only reached 50 degrees. The long-term daily average is 66 and the record is 83 set in 1956.
Clouds and moisture will increase Friday in response to a disturbance riding the southern jetstream. A few showers are possible as temperatures rise into the lower to middle 60s for the afternoon.