Both Baton Rouge and New Orleans had record high heat Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Baton Rouge metro area hit 95 degrees, which broke the 1919 record of 93 degrees.
New Orleans hit 92 degrees, breaking the 1941 record of 90.
With the high heat and low humidity, the state fire marshal issued a statewide burn ban because of extremely dry conditions.
State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning and Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain on Thursday evening issued a cease and desist order that applies to all private burning beginning 6 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from the state Fire Marshal’s Office.
The National Weather Service says cooler air will move in on Saturday, with a high only in the 70's and a low Saturday night near 50 degrees.