Record Cool High Temperature Possible Today
New Orleans, Louisiana – Today, March 19, the city may tie a record cool high temperature that was recorded back in 1965.
The forecast for today is 53 degrees, the coolest high ever recorded on March 19.
Just a few weeks ago, the city was experiencing record high temperatures, but today it is quite chilly, with temperatures sitting in the forties.
There is also a small craft advisory in effect until 1 pm this afternoon as the wind could reach 21 miles per hour at the lakefront, and seas could be 5 to 9 feet overall today.
The forecast for the day includes a mix of sun and clouds, with the breeze sticking around.
Tonight will be mostly clear, and the temperature will drop significantly.
A freeze warning will be in effect on the south shore near the lakefront and coastal areas.
The temperature could be anywhere from the low thirties to the low forties on the south shore, and on the north shore, it could range from upper twenties to low thirties.
The freeze warning will be in effect from 10 pm tonight until 10 am tomorrow morning.
It is advisable to cover up sensitive vegetation, bring pets inside, and check on people as freezing temperatures are possible.
Tomorrow, March 20, is the first day of spring, but it will not feel like it.
Highs will be in the fifties yet again, with middle and upper fifties expected.
Normally, the temperature for the first day of spring is around 73 degrees, but the forecasted temperature for tomorrow will be much lower.
However, starting Tuesday, temperatures will start to rise, with the city experiencing 70 degrees on Tuesday and reaching 80 degrees on Wednesday.
The rest of the workweek is expected to be warm with temperatures in the eighties.
The city is expected to stay dry through the middle of the workweek, and the next chance of rain is being monitored.