After dense fog shrouded portions of central Louisiana during the morning, the Sun returned and mixed with high clouds for the afternoon.
The morning began with a damp chill with lows in the 30s and 40s. Leesville, Peason Ridge, Bellwood, Simpson, and Fullerton all touched 32 degrees for the lowest reading in the area. Other locations, where clouds remained all night, only fell into the 40s. Marksville and Simmesport stayed at 41 degrees. The long-term average daily low is 46 and the record is 26 in 1966.
Although the fog lifted and the low clouds eroded, high clouds filtered the intensity of the sunshine. Therefore, afternoon highs ranged from the upper 50s to the middle 60s. Fort Polk, Jonesville, Natchez, Miss., Simpson, and Simmesport all stayed in the upper 50s. The warm spot was Bellwood at 64 degrees and Oakdale and Hagewood at 63.
The threat of rain looms from late Saturday into Sunday morning. Otherwise, the weekend forecast is good.