Baton Rouge temperatures dipped to 26 degrees this morning, a record low for this date, and New Orleans tied the record with 31, according to the National Weather Service in Slidell.
The previous record for March 6 in Baton Rouge was 28, set in 1960. The normal low is 49.
New Orleans temperatures dipped to 31 in 1960. The normal low is 52.
Today will be sunny, but not much warmer with a forecasted high of 50 degrees and dropping back down to 30 or slightly below 30 overnight.
Expect more sunny weather on Saturday and a high in the mid-60s both Saturday and Sunday, but rain reenters the forecast on Sunday, with a 50 percent chance. Expect weekend lows in the mid to low 40s.