After south Louisiana was socked with several inches of rain Saturday, temperatures on Sunday rewrote the history books, according to the National Weather Service.
In Baton Rouge the high temperature was 60 degrees, which is the lowest max temperature ever recorded for April 15. The previous record was 62, set in 2014.
In New Orleans the high temperature was 61 degrees, which also is the lowest max temperature ever recorded for April 15. The previous record was 61, set in 2014.
The lows Sunday didn't break any records. Baton Rouge got down to 46 degrees; New Orleans 50. The records were 36 and 46, respectively.
Storms ripped through much of Louisiana on Saturday, and forecasters indicated a tornado might have been the cause of damage in the Baton Roug…
For some perspective the average high temperature this time of year for Baton Rouge is 79, and the average low is 57. For New Orleans it's 78 and 60.
The upcoming week's forecast looks quite nice: lots of sun and seasonable temperatures. It's not until Saturday when another rainmaker is forecast to head this way. Stay tuned...