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An upper-level disturbance moved over central Louisiana Tuesday and brought a myriad of weather. Clouds, fog, rain and even some sunshine mixed at one location or another throughout the day.

The morning began soupy with a low overcast, fog, and scattered rain. Low temperatures were in the 50s, except for Ville Platte and Eunice with 60 degrees. Atlanta and Anacoco bottomed out at 50 degrees. The long-term daily average is 47 and the record is 26 in 1996.

The weather pattern improved during the afternoon, except for the parishes and counties bordering the Mississippi River where rain hung tough until the latter part of the afternoon. Daytime highs reflected the clearing trend that moved northeast across the area in the afternoon. Highs reached the middle 70s in the western tier of parishes while eastern cities stayed in the 60s. Bellwood hit 77 degrees while Many reported 76. In contrast, Jonesville and Jena only made it up to 64 degrees. The long-term daily average is 70 and the record is 90 in 1911.

Many locations received rain as the disturbance aloft moved overhead; however, there was definitely a west-to-east difference. Many areas in the western parishes received little or no rain. In eastern areas, portions of Avoyelles, Catahoula, and Concordia Parishes and Adams County Mississippi received 0.50 to 1.00 inces.

A cold front will blow through central Louisiana Wednesday morning. A few showers/sprinkles remain possible but the weather headline will be the strong north and northwest wind that will gust to around 30 mph. That strong wind will usher in another cool spell.

Tom Konvicka

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