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Partly cloudy, windy and very cold today

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Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:39 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Jan 6, 2014 8:39 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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Topics: morning, web, weather, update, forecast, very cold, windy, Arctic Blast, hard freeze, wind chill, Dave Nussbaum, WBRZ, Baton Rouge

I hope you are ready for some of the coldest temperatures since 2010 to affect the Baton Rouge area!! While we will be no where near as cold as our friends and family in the Northern U.S., we will still be very cold for Louisiana. Now that the cold front has moved through the state, the cold air is making its way into Baton Rouge. We are starting out this Monday Morning in the lower 30s to upper 20s with breezy northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph. This will give us a Wind Chill as cold as 15 degrees at times. BUNDLE UP as you head out the door today - both kids at the bus stop and adults too!

There is a little change in the forecast from yesterday...some clouds will be sticking around today verses a total clear out of them. This will help to filter the sunshine and it will not warm up much this afternoon. We will only have high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, so it will stay cold ALL DAY! Some places north of Baton Rouge may not get much above freezing.

There is another change to the forecast tonight. Since we will have some clouds lingering over the city as they move in from the west, it may not get quiet as cold tonight. HOWEVER, it will still be VERY COLD as the Arctic air will arrives. You can expect mostly clear skies with low temperatures around 20. This is a little "warmer" than previously thought. The record low on Tuesday is 20 set back in 1970 and we will very likely get to that! It is worth noting that if we do have clear skies and calm winds, then there will be very good radiational cooling of the Earth, and then we could get down into the TEENS. This is something I will be watching closely tonight.

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