We can feel it! Record low temperatures for parts of south Louisiana on Wednesday morning; more may come Thursday _lowres



The National Weather Service office in New Orleans cut straight to the chase in its Wednesday morning forecast.

"Highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s with no rain expected is far from the typical august day in south Louisiana," the NWS said.

Amid a brutal summer, it's doubtful anyone is complaining.

In fact, this morning, Baton Rouge tied a record low of 62 degrees, set in 1966. And Slidell set a record low for this date as the city hit 59 degrees this morning. The old record was 64 degrees.

The pleasant weather should last until Friday, the NWS said. On Thursday morning, more record lows are possible. Once the weekend arrives, temperatures -- and the humidity -- will creep back up.

The cooler weather is a welcome sign as south Louisiana endured a rough stretch of summer heat as temperatures -- and heat indexes - exceeding 100 degrees wasn't uncommon during the past several week.