Warm, muggy, and windy conditions prevailed across central Louisiana on this Monday.
Morning lows were in the 60s and the 70s. A band of rain and thunderstorms early this morning cooled the air over portions of Sabine, Natchitoches, and Winn Parishes. Natchitoches dropped to 65 degrees with Winnfield at 67. Over the remainder of the area, the sticky air only allowed temps to fall into the lower to middle 70s. The long-term daily average is 58 and the record is 43 in 1904.
Afternoon highs ranged through the 80s, except at Anacoco where the thermometer hit 90 degrees for the second day in a row. Opelousas and Jena managed to get 84 degrees. The long-term daily average is 81 and the record is 93 in 1906.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms affected portions of central Louisiana at various times of the day. It was not, however, a general rain. South of a Leesville-Alexandria-Marksville line there was little, if any, rain. The top totals can in from Hagewood with 1.05 inches, Natchitoches with 1.00, and Gum Springs with 1.01.
A cold front will move through CenLa Tuesday and I expect hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms to accompany the front. This is a REAL front for the end of April-the weather will turn noticeably cooler by mid and late week.