According to my informal Facebook poll, many folks thought today's weather was "perfect."
The day began with a bit of a chill with lows ranging from the upper 30s to the middle 50s. Winnfield and Fairfield cratered to 39 degrees for the lowest temperature reported. Ville Platte only managed to fall to 54 degrees and Opelousas dropped to 53 degrees. The reason for the large range in temperature was a weak cold front that became stationary along the I-10 corridor Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Near the front, clouds formed and held minimum temps in the low to mid 50s.
Ample sunshine pushed afternoon highs into the 70s. Nathez, Miss. hit 70 degrees while Bellwood and Pitkin reported 77 degrees. The long-term daily average is 72 and the record high is 91 in 1907.
Clouds will increase Friday but little or no rain is expected. It will be a warm day with highs in the 70s to near 80.