The new week began in central Louisiana with seasonal heat and a few showers and thunderstorms.
Morning lows ranged from the middle 60s to the lower 70s. Oakdale was the cool spot with 65 degrees while Hagewood only bottomed out at 72 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is 59 during that chilly spell in 1931.
Afternoon highs ranged through he 90s. Fort Polk, Natchez MS, Opelousas, Oakdale, Oak Hill, and Union Hill-Glenmora all stayed at 91 degrees. The hot spot was Montgomery with 96. The long-term daily average is 92 and the record is 102 in 1907.
A few showers and thunderstorms dotted the landscape in Vernon, Beauregard, Sabine, Allen, and St. Landry Parishes. Pitkin reported 0.50 inches with DeRidder measuring 0.38 and Grand Coteau 0.16.
Little change in the ongoing weather pattern is expected for Tuesday, except rain chances will increase modestly.