It was really cold – historically cold, in fact – Wednesday morning in southeast Louisiana.

In New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees shortly before 6 a.m. at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the record low of 23 degrees on Jan. 17 previously set in 1977.

The frigid temperatures in Baton Rouge also broke records. Shortly before 7 a.m., the Baton Rouge Metro Airport recorded a temperature of 14 degrees, which beats the record low of 18 degrees set in 1977. It's also the coldest temperature recorded in Baton Rouge since Dec. 24, 1989.

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Wednesday will be another cold day in southeast Louisiana, with a hard freeze expected again on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to warm up from there, and highs could reach the 70s this weekend.