FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Near record low but sunny

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It was certainly a COLD December morning. At Baton Rouge Metro Airport, our official low dropped to 27 degrees. That was, in fact, just a handful of degrees away from the previous record low of 23 degrees, which was set in 1995.

While it won’t be especially warm Tuesday, at least sunny skies return. Light winds will shift to the southwest and our daytime high will top out in the upper 50s. Overnight, it won’t be “as cold" (we’ll stay above freezing). The low will dip to the mid-30s.

Wednesday will be the last dry day before the rain moves in. Expect a partly cloudy Wednesday with light southeasterly winds and a high (closer to normal) of 66 degrees.

The Storm Prediction Center has already placed our entire viewing area (as well as the entire state of Louisiana) under a “marginal risk” of severe weather beginning Thursday morning and the Weather Prediction Center also has areas of southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi under a “marginal risk” of excessive rainfall for the same period of time.

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