Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch
The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001.
Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City. With the severe thunderstorms on Monday morning, 3.69 inches of rain fell which set the new "high water mark" for April 3. Each of the first three days in April have been above 80 degrees but after another round of rain, not record setting rain though, much cooler temperatures will arrive.
Below average readings are expected Thursday through Saturday Morning. For the detailed foreast, check our daily weather blog. As always, you can get the latest weather information including your 7-Day forecast, anytime, on wbrz.com/weather. For continuous weather updates, be in touch with the WBRZ Weather Team on Facebook, Twitter and the *free* WBRZ WX App. on Apple and Android devices.