Chilly temperatures throughout south Louisiana flirted with records Wednesday morning, but only New Orleans and Baton Rouge made it.
New Orleans Audubon Park recorded a low of 46 degrees, tying a record set in 1962, said meteorologist Shawn O’Neil of the National Weather Service office in Slidell.
In Baton Rouge, the temperature dropped to 37 degrees, breaking a record of 39 set for this date in 1983, O’Neil said.
Temperatures throughout the area should rise into the mid-60s Wednesday afternoon, he said. The forecast calls for 64 in New Orleans.
“In a couple of months everybody is going to wish this day would come back,” O’Neil said. “I’m enjoying it for sure.”