We did it: Baton Rouge sets record low temperature Thursday morning _lowres



A record low temperature in Baton Rouge on Aug. 27. Can't beat that, right?

The National Weather Service notes Baton Rouge dipped to 60 degrees this morning, a new record for the city on this date. The previous record was 62.

A day ago, Baton Rouge tied the record low of 62.

But of course, all good things must come to an end. Another "spectactular" day is on tap for Thursday, the NWS said in its forecast, with highs in the upper 80s. Though a warming trend begins Friday as the weather pattern changes, and the cool North winds give way to the muggy South winds.

Friday will likely sees lows again in the 60s, but they'll creep into the upper 60s.

For the weekend, the NWS forecasts highs in the lows 90s, lows in the low 70s and a marginal chance for rain.

The cool weather is a welcome change for the Capital City after a summer where highs have soared above 100, and heat indexes have surpassed 115 degrees. At one point this summer, South Louisiana was forecast to be the hottest place in the country.

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