FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another chilly morning

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - While we didn’t threaten the record low this morning, there was definitely a chill in the air as we wrapped up the final hours of the winter season.

Shortly before 7:00 am, we dropped into the upper 30°s at metro airport (the “normal” low, 51°; the record low for the date, 27° set in 1965) but the good news is the fact that we’ll enjoy more sunshine today AND it will warm up nicely.

As previously noted, today is the official start of spring (occurring shortly before 5:00 pm); quite a pleasant beginning to the lovely season, light northerly winds and a high topping out in the lower 70°s.

Overnight, mostly clear and still a bit “too cool” – a low of 45°; tomorrow, I doubt there will be many complaints about more of the same great March weather – sunny and pleasant, a high Thursday of 72°.

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