As promised, the cold front slipped through central Louisiana Tuesday night. The drier air in wake of the front allowed temperatures to fall into the 60s over much of central Louisiana. Winnfield was the cool spot with 62 degrees with Jena, Atlanta, and Natchez, Miss. just one degree higher at 63. Thermometers to the south did not fall as low because frontal passage was slightly delayed. Eunice and Ville Platte only fell to 72 degrees. The long-term daily average is 73 and the record is a really cool 56 set in 1967.
Despite ample sunshine, thermometers only climbed into the 80s. Bellwood and Simpson hit 89 degrees while Natchez, Miss. only managed 81. The humidity was low, which made the air feel more comfortable. The long-term daily average is 92 and the record is 104 in 1932.
Unfortunately, the moisture will begin its return Thursday. This will trigger hit-and-miss rain.