To say the least, it was an atypical weather pattern for July Thursday and Friday.
A disturbance in the jet stream over the southern Plains moved slowly southeast toward central Louisiana. Rich, deep moisture, a slow-moving warm front, and slightly diverging winds aloft combined with the approaching upper-level feature to bring excessive rain to much of the Deep South, including CenLa.
General rainfall totals were between one and four inches. Peak totals were over one-half foot! Anacoco measured 7.05 inches for the top amount while Colfax and Williana reported 6.00 inches. In Leesville, 5.26 inches fell. Other totals of five inches or higher came in from the Stone's Throw Subdivision in the Ball/Tioga area with 5.25 inches and 5.00 at Cloutierville.
Rain will scattered out this weekend as the front moves into south Louisiana.