WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather Weather en-us Copyright 2019, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 16 Dec 2019 HH:12:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Severe Storms Likely Monday https://www.wbrz.com/news/severe-storms-likely-monday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/severe-storms-likely-monday/ Weather Sun, 15 Dec 2019 5:51:53 PM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Severe Storms Likely Monday

THE FORECAST:

Tonight and Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy skies through this evening, with the potential for overnight pockets of drizzle after 2 AM. Southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph and ample cloud cover will allow temperatures to cool very slowly, with lows only reaching near 65°. There is also a potential for fog to develop overnight into Monday morning, especially in areas along the coast and around the tidal lakes. A strong, positively tilted trough and associated cold front will be driving through our area Monday, with the potential for strong and severe storms to develop through the afternoon and evening hours. The main threat will be strong, gusty winds, large hail, and tornadoes. The timing should be after 2 PM until 8 PM. Localized flooding will also be possible as this slow moving cold front could set up training lines. Rain amounts could reach between 1 and 2 inches depending on where those lines set up during the evening. Highs will reach near 79° with 10 to 20 mph winds out of the south. Make sure to stay weather aware and download the WBRZ Weather mobile app., as weather warnings are likely to be issued on Monday and Monday night.

Up Next:  A wet and stormy start to the workweek, with some storms Monday afternoon and evening potentially reaching severe status. Chilly conditions behind the storms, as Tuesday and Wednesday nights temperatures will drop to freezing.

THE EXPLANATION:

High temperatures will continue to be above average on Monday, as strong southerly winds will push Gulf warmth and moisture onshore. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas along and north of the I-10 corridor in the enhance category (3 out of 5) for severe weather potential on Monday, with areas south of I-10 in the slight category (2 out of 5). The main threat will be gusty winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. The timing for storm development will be from 2 PM until 8 PM, with some storm cells developing to our west after noon. Lingering showers will be possible early Tuesday morning, but clearing skies and much cooler conditions will move in. Lows Tuesday and Wednesday night will drop to near or slightly below freezing. Below average temperatures stay through the week.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Warming Continues Through the Weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/warming-continues-through-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/warming-continues-through-the-weekend/ Weather Sat, 14 Dec 2019 5:16:31 PM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Warming Continues Through the Weekend

THE FORECAST: 

 

Tonight and Tomorrow: Clouds will be increasing through the evening, as mild conditions ensue. Temperatures will be dropping slowly because of the advancing cloud cover, only reaching lows near 51° with calm winds. There is a potential for patchy fog to develop Sunday morning, especially around the lakes and along the coast as there is a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM. Clouds should break through the late morning hours leading to partly cloudy skies through the remainder of the day. Temperatures will be warming quickly as winds shift out of the south between 5 and 10 mph. 60s are expected by 9 AM and 70s around 11 AM, as highs peak near 76°.

Up Next:  A wet and stormy start to the workweek, with some storms Monday afternoon and evening potentially reaching severe status. Chilly conditions behind the storms, as Tuesday and Wednesday night temperatures will drop to freezing.

THE EXPLANATION:

A warm front will develop to our north due to the onshore flow ahead of the low pressure system that will pass through Arkansas and into Tennessee early in the week. A cold front associated with this low will drive through Louisiana Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. There is a chance for strong to severe storms to develop along and ahead of the front, as we are in the slight category (2 out of 5) for severe weather along the I-10 corridor and north. The timing of this passage should be late afternoon/early evening, and the threat should diminish after sunset. Conditions will improve through Tuesday, but very cold air will slide in behind the front. Highs will stay in the mid-50s and lows near freezing Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Temperatures will be warming back into the 60s Friday, but a weak system should push onshore. Models are not in agreement in timing, as the GFS is moving it through on Friday and the EURO slows it down and pushes it in on Saturday. Regardless, showers and storms should stay on the isolated end. Stay tuned as models should get in better agreement as we proceed into the beginning part of the workweek.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Dreary end to the week but pleasant weekend ahead https://www.wbrz.com/news/dreary-end-to-the-week-but-pleasant-weekend-ahead/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/dreary-end-to-the-week-but-pleasant-weekend-ahead/ Weather Fri, 13 Dec 2019 6:13:05 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Dreary end to the week but pleasant weekend ahead

A dreary end to the week is anticipated. Improvements are expected for the weekend weather.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Clouds, fog, and drizzle may persist into the afternoon hours. The chance for rain will diminish by late Friday afternoon. High temperatures will climb into the low 60s by mid afternoon. Overnight, clouds will break up from west to east with low temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Up Next: Over the weekend, a drier trend will emerge with thermometers climbing back above average. Saturday will be in the upper 60s and Sunday will stray into the low 70s. Each afternoon should feature some sunshine. These conditions will persist until the next frontal system sweeps the area Monday into Tuesday. Expect scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms—a few of which could be strong. Colder air will follow for Tuesday and Wednesday. There are some signs of a freeze for Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

THE EXPLANATION:

An area of low pressure is set up along the Southeast Louisiana Coast with a warm front extending northeastward through the coastal waters. The local area will stay on the cool, northern side of the front with low clouds, fog and some light showers through Friday morning. Clouds will be stubborn to break during the afternoon hours as moisture wrapped around the periphery of the surface low lingers in the atmosphere. The broad, upper level trough axis driving this system will push it away overnight. After this system, thermometers will moderate to slightly above average over the weekend with dry conditions.

The next storm system will sweep through the region Monday and Tuesday. A broad, positively tilted trough will begin to deepen on Monday, and this will allow a strong surface low and trailing cold front to form in the Midwest. At this time, instability looks sufficient to allow for thunderstorm development. However, the most favorable winds for strong thunderstorms will be north of the forecast area. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center highlights the best chance for severe weather north of I-12 into Mississippi and even that paint the threat to be too far south. Thunderstorm chances will decrease Monday night as the cold front pushes into the Gulf of Mexico. However, post-frontal cloud cover and shower activity will linger into Tuesday morning. A drier and colder air mass will blow in in from the north through Tuesday afternoon. By Tuesday night, clear skies and much colder temperatures are expected across the area. These clear and cold temperatures will persist through Thursday. A light freeze will be possible both Tuesday and Wednesday nights for most of the area.

--Josh

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Returning clouds, stray showers possible https://www.wbrz.com/news/returning-clouds-stray-showers-possible/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/returning-clouds-stray-showers-possible/ Weather Thu, 12 Dec 2019 5:42:17 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Returning clouds, stray showers possible

A weak disturbance will swing through the region Thursday afternoon through Friday evening with returning clouds and a few showers. Nicer weather is expected for the weekend.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to build up through Thursday, which will prevent high temperatures from making it much farther than 60 degrees. Winds will be easterly at 5mph. A few showers will develop during the afternoon and evening hours, but most of the light activity will stay south and east of Baton Rouge. Overnight will be cloudy with isolated showers, especially east of Baton Rouge, and low temperatures in the upper 40s.

Up Next: Showers will diminish through Friday. Temperatures will be in the low 60s. By the weekend, a drier trend will emerge with thermometers climbing back above average. Each afternoon should feature some sunshine. These conditions will persist until the next frontal system sweeps the area Monday into Tuesday. At this far out time, it appears that system needs to be monitored for the potential of severe weather. Colder air will follow for Tuesday and Wednesday.

THE EXPLANATION:

The next upper level disturbance will move into the Lower Midwest on Thursday, drawing moisture from a stalled front back to the north. These two features will combine to return rain showers to the area Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. The highest coverage in rain will occur south and east of Baton Rouge. Elsewhere, showers will be isolated and rather light. After this system, thermometers will moderate to slightly above average over the weekend with dry conditions. The next storm system will sweep through the region Monday and Tuesday. While it is early, forecast model guidance points to a surface low pressure system moving from southeast Texas into the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and this track can be favorable for severe weather. We will need to monitor the parameters leading up to this event to hone in on that potential. A cold front will sweep through the area on Tuesday morning returning below average temperatures for the middle of next week.    

--Josh

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Temperature turnaround, a short time for sunshine https://www.wbrz.com/news/temperature-turnaround-a-short-time-for-sunshine/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/temperature-turnaround-a-short-time-for-sunshine/ Weather Wed, 11 Dec 2019 6:10:59 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Temperature turnaround, a short time for sunshine

Behind Tuesday’s cold front, temperatures will remain below average through the week. Your weekend weather forecast looks agreeable.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: On the cold side of a front, Wednesday temperatures will stay cool. The tricky part of the forecast is just where in the 50s will highs occur. If clouds are stubborn through the morning hours, thermometers will top out in the low to mid 50s. If sunshine returns early in the day, highs will make it into the upper 50s. Overnight will be mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s.  

Up Next: A weak disturbance will swing through the region Thursday afternoon through Friday evening with returning clouds and a few showers—especially south and east of Baton Rouge. Temperatures will stay cool with highs near 60 and lows in the mid 40s. By the weekend, a drier trend will emerge with thermometers climbing back above average. These conditions will persist until the next frontal system sweeps the area Monday into Tuesday. At this far out time, it appears that system needs to be monitored for the potential of severe weather.

THE EXPLANATION:

A shortwave trough of low pressure is continuing to push a frontal system and associated rainfall southeast into the Gulf of Mexico. The challenging part of Wednesday’s forecast is with regard to sky condition. High resolution forecast models suggest cloud cover will be quick to break across the area, however, morning trends on satellite do not represent this idea. Of course, the longer clouds stick around, the cooler that high temperatures will be. Even if some sunshine is able to return on Wednesday afternoon, the next upper level disturbance will move into the Lower Midwest on Thursday, drawing moisture from the stalled front back to the north. These two features will combine to return rain showers to the area Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. The highest coverage in rain will occur south and east of Baton Rouge. After this system, thermometers will moderate to slightly above average over the weekend with dry conditions. The next storm system will sweep through the region Monday and Tuesday. While it is early, forecast model guidance points to a surface low pressure system moving from southeast Texas into the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and this track can be favorable for severe weather. We will need to monitor the parameters leading up to this event to hone in on that potential.   

--Josh

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Steady Rainfall Through the Day https://www.wbrz.com/news/steady-rainfall-through-the-day/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/steady-rainfall-through-the-day/ Weather Tue, 10 Dec 2019 6:49:34 AM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Steady Rainfall Through the Day

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: A slow moving cold front will pass across our area through the day, with substantial rainfall along and behind the front. This will keep steady rainfall, heavy at times, in the forecast through late tonight. Temperatures will be cooling through the day, as our high temperature has already been reached. We started off this morning around 72°, and will drop into the upper 50s around noon before continuing to drop into the low 40s overnight. Rain should begin to taper off around midnight, but we could experience coastal showers early Wednesday morning. Rainfall amounts are expected to be between .5” to 1.5”, as we are in the marginal category for excessive rainfall today.

Up Next:  A cloudy, wet, and cool weather regime stays through the workweek before sunnier and warmer conditions return for the weekend.

THE EXPLANATION:

The arctic cold front that is currently pushing through our area will lead to continuing dreary conditions through much of the week. The front will have a tough time pushing east, which should keep some light showers in the forecast into Wednesday morning – especially along the coast. Another low pressure in the Gulf will approach the Gulf Coast on Thursday and Friday, keeping cloudy conditions and isolated showers in the forecast through the rest of the workweek. High temperatures will also stay below average until the weekend, which is when sunny skies will finally be returning. Unfortunately, this will not last long, as another frontal system is poised to push through our area on Monday to bring scattered showers and storms back in the forecast. Temperatures will slowly increase from the mid-to-upper 50s Wednesday and Thursday, into the low 60s Friday, and mid-to-upper 60s over the weekend.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Spotty PM Showers Possible Today https://www.wbrz.com/news/spotty-pm-showers-possible-today/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/spotty-pm-showers-possible-today/ Weather Mon, 9 Dec 2019 6:20:08 AM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Spotty PM Showers Possible Today

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: An approaching cold front will be closing in on our area to provide cloudy conditions and afternoon/evening spotty showers. Southwesterly winds between 5 and 10 mph will keep temperatures rather warm through the day, as highs peak near 78°. Rainfall amounts will be rather low, as we are only expecting around 0.1” today. Lows tonight will only drop to near 60° with calming winds out of the south.

Up Next:  A rainy first half of the week, with another chance of showers on Friday. Conditions dry out over the weekend, as sunny skies finally return.

THE EXPLANATION:

Southerly winds will stay the course today, which will allow for the potential for spotty to isolated showers, especially over the second half of Monday. The cold front enters the area late tonight, and will be crawling across our area through the day on Tuesday. The majority of the precipitation should be along and post-frontal, which should limit any thunderstorm development. This post-frontal rainfall and slow moving system means that rainfall will likely be lingering even into Wednesday morning and amounts could reach around 1”. Periods of heavy rainfall will also be occurring, so localized flooding will be possible especially in flood-prone areas. Clouds will stick around through the rest of the workweek, as a low pressure will push along the Gulf Coast and onshore along the Mississippi/Alabama border. This will allow for the potential for isolated showers east of the Mississippi River, as highs stay in the upper 50s to low 60s. High pressure finally graces us over the weekend, bringing sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures back to Southern Louisiana.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Warmer Conditions Sunday https://www.wbrz.com/news/warmer-conditions-sunday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/warmer-conditions-sunday/ Weather Sat, 7 Dec 2019 6:29:52 PM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Warmer Conditions Sunday

THE FORECAST: 

 

Tonight and Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy skies tonight will allow temperatures to cool slowly, to eventually reach a low of 49° as we head into Sunday morning. There will be some patchy fog developing overnight, especially in areas along the coast. These low clouds should burn off around 9 AM, leading to partly cloudy skies through the day on Sunday. High temperatures will be rebounding back into the low 70s through the afternoon, as winds will shift from the northeast to the southeast through the day. This will keep temperatures above average as we proceed into the start of the workweek.

Up Next:  An approaching arctic system will provide scattered rain through the first half of the workweek, with the potential for heavy rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Conditions will be drying beginning Thursday, but clouds should linger through Friday.

THE EXPLANATION:

Winds will begin to shift out of the south by the evening hours into Monday. This is ahead of an incoming arctic cold front that will move through the Gulf States early in the workweek. The models have not been in agreement, but all have flowed down the frontal passage from late Monday night to all day Tuesday. The specifics of this passage is really where the models differ. The EURO brings it through Tuesday morning with an impulse of cold air later in the day to keep things rather wet. The GFS moves through much closer through Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, which would bring a potentially heavy rain threat across our area. Models should begin to agree on the Sunday runs so stay tuned.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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A Few Showers Possible Today https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-few-showers-possible-today/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-few-showers-possible-today/ Weather Fri, 6 Dec 2019 7:17:32 AM Meteorologist Matt Callihan A Few Showers Possible Today

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: A broken frontal system will be pushing through our area, but should stay rather fragmented as it nears the Gulf Coast. Spotty showers will be possible through the morning and afternoon hours, as rainfall tapers off around 6 PM. Rain amounts will be low, only accumulating to near 0.1” east and north of Baton Rouge. Temperatures will be rather warm, as highs top out near 76° with southeasterly winds of 5 to 10 mph. Drier conditions tonight, but clouds will be sticking around. These clouds will keep temperatures from cooling quickly, as lows will only reach near 54° with calm winds out of the north.

Up Next:  Mostly clouds skies will continue through the weekend before another system returns showers to our forecast early in the workweek. Cooler and sunnier conditions through midweek.

 

THE EXPLANATION:

A weak frontal system is speeding across Arkansas and northern Louisiana, on its way to the Gulf Coast. This front will be well fragmented as it passes through our area, bringing only isolated showers through much of the day. Cooler air will move in later tonight into Saturday, which will bring highs near average for this time of year- which is 66°. The weakness and speed of the cold front means that this cooler weather will only last on Saturday, with warmer conditions on Sunday. There is a potential for a coastal shower over the weekend as the low pressure stalls and dissipates to our east, but should stay rather limited and confined to the immediate coast and offshore waters. A stronger front will move in Monday and Tuesday, bringing more scattered showers mainly through the early half of Tuesday. High pressure will slide in behind this front, bringing sunny skies and cooler temperatures Wednesday and Thursday.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Video Showing Morning Meteor Sightings across Gulf Coast https://www.wbrz.com/news/video-showing-morning-meteor-sightings-across-gulf-coast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/video-showing-morning-meteor-sightings-across-gulf-coast/ Weather Thu, 5 Dec 2019 11:55:46 AM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Video Showing Morning Meteor Sightings across Gulf Coast

A light blue meteorite lit up the early morning sky around 5:34 AM early today. Reports of sightings span from Oklahoma City to Houston to Maurepas, Louisiana. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 50 reports about a fireball overhead, with 3 separate videos of the event. The initial findings from the IMO indicate that the meteor location just south of Houston with a southwest trajectory away from Galveston. Average duration was about 3.5 seconds. Go here for more detailed information about this meteor, or here to submit a report if you witnessed it.

Meteors can be seen from hundreds of miles away due to the elevation at which they burn up. Although they may seem to be very close to the Earth’s surface, they usually occur in the mesosphere at altitudes between 250,000 to 330,000 feet.


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Nuisance showers on Friday, seasonable weekend to follow https://www.wbrz.com/news/nuisance-showers-on-friday-seasonable-weekend-to-follow/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/nuisance-showers-on-friday-seasonable-weekend-to-follow/ Weather Thu, 5 Dec 2019 5:53:00 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Nuisance showers on Friday, seasonable weekend to follow

Moderating temperatures will continue through Friday. Some showers may return to the Baton Rouge area just before the workweek is over.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: On Thursday, a gradual change in wind direction to the southeast will allow temperatures to moderate toward 70 degrees. Some high clouds will mix into blue skies as the day progresses. Expect those clouds to lower and thicken overnight. Lows will stop in the mid 50s overnight and possibly even nudge up before daybreak due to the clouds and light, southeast winds.

Up Next: A weak storm system and associated front will return the possibility of showers and thunderstorms on Friday. Activity does not look like it will be widespread or heavy. This system could however create wet conditions for fans traveling to Atlanta, GA or Lorman, MS on Friday ahead of the Southern and LSU conference championship games. Both of those areas will be dry on Saturday though. Finally, the associated front will not deliver much in the way of cooler temperatures. After a short respite, another frontal system will come on Monday into Tuesday and some cooler air is likely to follow that one.

THE EXPLANATION:

The next storm system will arrive Thursday night into Friday morning. A fast-moving, positively tilted shortwave trough will cut across the southern third of the country leaving much to be desired from an organization standpoint. A weak surface low will develop ahead of the shortwave along with associated fronts. Deep moisture will not be available for this system and therefore, only isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are anticipated. There is a bit of directional shear available for this system but with low moisture content and instability, severe weather is not a big concern. Near average temperatures will follow this system. A lull in active weather is expected for most, if not all, of the weekend with seasonable readings on thermometers. Another frontal system will push into the region early next week. This one will be accompanied by a much deeper longwave trough and is therefore more likely to bring a stronger front and punch of cold air through the region. At this time, it appears a round of showers and thunderstorms will begin later Monday with lingering post-frontal, light rain into Tuesday. Temperatures could fall through the day making for rather raw conditions.

--Josh

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Moderating temperature trend to begin https://www.wbrz.com/news/moderating-temperature-trend-to-begin/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/moderating-temperature-trend-to-begin/ Weather Tue, 3 Dec 2019 5:40:26 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Moderating temperature trend to begin

After the coldest temperatures in the 7-day forecast, a slow warming trend will occur through Friday. Coincidentally, that is the next time the area could see rain.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: On Tuesday, high temperatures will recover to the low 60s after a freezing start. Sunny afternoon skies will stay clear overnight. Winds will be light. Low temperatures will dip into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Up Next: A surface high pressure system will move to the northeast on Wednesday. A gradual change in wind direction to the east, and eventually southeast, will allow temperatures to moderate through the remainder of the workweek. Highs will break back into the 70s by Friday. At that time, a ragged cold front will approach the area and create isolated to scattered showers and storms. Another one will come by on Sunday.

THE EXPLANATION:

A surface high-pressure system will move from the central Gulf Coast to southern Appalachian Mountains Tuesday through Thursday. Zonal, west to east flow will continue in the upper levels. As a result, a gradual return to onshore flow on Wednesday and Thursday along with continued clear skies will allow temperatures to moderate. A weak, shortwave trough will race into the region Thursday night into Friday. With some onshore flow ahead of this feature, the atmosphere should be primed for clouds and showers to develop. While instability will be limited, there could be just enough wind shear for a thunderstorm or two—perhaps strong. Expect a brief break on Saturday with another chance for rain on Sunday.

--Josh

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Cool Conditions to Start the Workweek https://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-conditions-to-start-the-workweek/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/cool-conditions-to-start-the-workweek/ Weather Sun, 1 Dec 2019 5:40:03 PM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Cool Conditions to Start the Workweek

THE FORECAST: 

 

Tonight and Tomorrow: A chilly night ahead, but winds should keep low temperatures near 38°, but wind chills will be near 34° through the early morning hours on Monday. High pressure sets up camp, keeping skies sunny and conditions dry. Highs will be much cooler behind this secondary, dry cold front, as they will only reach around 56°. Winds will be calming through the afternoon and evening, allowing for temperatures to freefall after sunset to near freezing into Tuesday morning.

Up Next:  Sunny and cool through the beginning part of the workweek, but warming commences through the latter half of the week. The next blast of showers should move in Friday morning and taper off through the day.

THE EXPLANATION:

High pressure slides in behind this reinforcing cold front that is still associated with the same system that is exiting from the Great Lakes region. This stacked low has caused a nightmare for holiday travelers along the northeast. Closer to home, Monday night into Tuesday morning will be the coldest over the next 7 days. Lows will reach freezing, with temperatures likely dropping into the upper 20s along the LA/MS border. We will begin to warm up through the remainder of the workweek, as highs break back into the 70s by Friday. A ragged cold front will approach early Friday to bring isolated showers and storms. The GFS and the Canadian models keep rainfall spotty, whereas the EURO is wetter and stronger. Guidance should come to more of an agreement as we head through the beginning of the workweek, so stay tuned.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Strong Storms Possible Overnight https://www.wbrz.com/news/strong-storms-possible-overnight/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/strong-storms-possible-overnight/ Weather Sat, 30 Nov 2019 6:53:08 PM Meteorologist Matt Callihan Strong Storms Possible Overnight

THE FORECAST: 

 

Tonight and Tomorrow: Scattered showers will be moving into the area, but should stay on the light side as rainfall amounts are only expected to be around .1”. Winds will be gusty ahead and behind the front, with gusts reaching between 20 and 30 mph this evening and into Sunday. The main blast of showers should move through between 11 PM and 2 AM, with clearing skies and drying conditions through Sunday morning. There is a slight chance for isolated strong to severe storms to develop along or just behind the front. Overnight lows will be around 56° with Sunday’s highs near 66° under sunny skies.      

Up Next:  Sunny conditions stay through into the workweek, with the next blast of isolated showers slated to move in on Thursday night through Friday.

The Tropics:

 The National Hurricane Center is not forecasting any tropical development within the next 5 days.

THE EXPLANATION:

The high pressure has brought sunny skies, but also cooler conditions. High temperatures will be about 15° cooler Sunday, and over 20° colder on Monday. Lows will also be rather chilly, as temperatures will drop into the mid-to-upper 30s during the early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday. Warming will commence through the midweek, with highs will be back in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-40s by Wednesday. Highs will rebound back into the 70s on Thursday ahead of a broken cold front that will bring spotty to isolated showers through our area late Thursday into early Friday. Conditions improve through the day on Friday, as temperatures stay around average into the weekend.

--Meteorologist Matt Callihan

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Showers Poised to Move in During Second Half https://www.wbrz.com/news/showers-poised-to-move-in-during-second-half/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/showers-poised-to-move-in-during-second-half/ Weather Fri, 29 Nov 2019 5:53:29 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Showers Poised to Move in During Second Half

THE FORECAST:

Tonight and Tomorrow: Spotty showers will increase in coverage and intensity after 9 PM, with more scattered rainfall poised to break through around 11 PM and extending through the early Sunday morning hours. The main concern will be gusty winds, as gusts could reach between 20 and 25 mph. High pressure will follow the cold front closely to provide sunny skies and drier conditions on Sunday. Highs will be only peaking near 66°, but lows will drop near 39° into Monday morning.      

Up Next: Sunny skies stay the course Sunday and through most of the workweek, but lows will hover in the mid to upper 30s Sunday and Monday night. Temperatures do rebound later in the week, as Highs reach back into the 70s by Thursday.

The Bayou Classic will be played indoors, nixing out any weather concerns. On the other hand, ponchos may be necessary in Tiger Stadium. Current timing suggests a line of precipitation will press into the area around 10pm, toward the end of the game. Any small change in the speed of the front could result in significant changes to the game forecast. If the front is little faster, the game could be wet, if the front is a little slower, it could stay dry for the duration. Obviously, lightning or even severe weather could create a new set of problems for fans and those issues will be monitored as the game nears. Much cooler and clear weather will take hold Sunday and last through Tuesday. 

The Tropics: Entering the final days of Hurricane Season 2019, all is quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. No tropical development is expected over the next 5 days.

THE EXPLANATION:

An upper level ridge will build over the Southeast U.S. on Friday and Saturday causing well above average temperatures. Timing the next frontal system will be critical to several outdoor events on Saturday. Onshore flow out ahead of this system will push warm and moist air back into the central Gulf Coast region through Saturday. As a storm system moves eastward across the Midwest, it will bring an associated cold front through the Baton Rouge area Saturday night into Sunday morning. A line of rain and thunderstorms is expected to develop along the front and move from northwest to southeast across the area late Saturday afternoon through early Sunday. Global and high resolution forecast models are in good agreement with the line arriving between 9pm Saturday and – 12am Sunday.

Due to a nighttime passage and loss of daytime heating, instability is expected to be low; however, ample wind shear should be available for the potential of a few strong thunderstorms. The greatest threat will be from Baton Rouge to areas north and west. The Storm Prediction Center has brushed those locations with a slight category, which is a 1 out of 5. The front will race through the area on Sunday morning with clear, cool and quiet weather from there. A strong surface high pressure system will settle overhead for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below average Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

--Josh

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Quiet Thanksgiving and Friday, another front late Saturday https://www.wbrz.com/news/quiet-thanksgiving-and-friday-another-front-late-saturday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/quiet-thanksgiving-and-friday-another-front-late-saturday/ Weather Thu, 28 Nov 2019 5:51:15 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Quiet Thanksgiving and Friday, another front late Saturday

Thanksgiving and Black Friday will be tranquil and seasonable. Another frontal system will bring rain and thunderstorms during the middle part of the weekend.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving holiday will be full of nice weather. While clouds will be the main course, some sunshine will be around with warming afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s. Cozy up and watch some football this evening or grab a light jacket and get out to those early shopping deals, as temperatures will fall into the low 50s under partly cloudy skies.  

Up Next: Friday will remain dry with some sun and warm a bit more with highs in the mid 70s. Clouds will be increasing into Saturday prior to the next frontal system. Ahead of this, temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and possibly low 80s on Saturday afternoon. Tailgating festivities associated with LSU and Southern football are expected to remain dry.

However, a cold front will push into the area late, likely well after dusk, with rain and thunderstorms. Ponchos may be necessary in Tiger Stadium. Obviously, lightning or even severe weather could create a new set of problems for fans and those issues will be monitored as the game nears. It is still possible that the front slows some and significant precipitation holds off until after the game concludes.

Fortunately, for the Bayou Classic, since New Orleans is further south and the game will be played inside, weather should not be an issue for those festivities. Much cooler and clear weather will take hold Sunday and last through Tuesday. 

The Tropics: Entering the final week of Hurricane Season 2019, all is quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. No tropical development is expected over the next 5 days.

THE EXPLANATION:

An upper level ridge will build over the Southeast U.S. on Friday and Saturday causing well above average temperatures. Timing the next frontal system will be critical to several outdoor events on Saturday.

A cold front will move through the region on Saturday night. Another round of rain and thunderstorms will accompany that front. At this time, global forecast models point to most of the rain holding off until after dusk. While the most favorable ingredients for strong thunderstorms will likely stay north of the local area, the Storm Prediction Center has broad-brushed the Gulf Coast with a 2 out of 5 “slight risk” for severe weather—with the northwestern two thirds of the WBRZ Weather forecast area included. If any severe weather can occur, there will be a brief window of opportunity late Saturday afternoon into the evening hours. The front will race through the area on Sunday morning with clear, cool and quiet weather from there. A strong surface high pressure system will settle overhead for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below average Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

--Josh

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As rain ends early Wednesday, focus shifts to Saturday storm system https://www.wbrz.com/news/as-rain-ends-early-wednesday-focus-shifts-to-saturday-storm-system/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/as-rain-ends-early-wednesday-focus-shifts-to-saturday-storm-system/ Weather Wed, 27 Nov 2019 6:22:13 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus As rain ends early Wednesday, focus shifts to Saturday storm system

Quiet and seasonable weather is expected through Thanksgiving. A brief advance of warm air will fuel the next cold front pegged for Saturday.

As far as Thanksgiving travel is concerned, morning rain along the Gulf Coast could cause some slowdowns early Wednesday, but the weather will be more cooperative by afternoon. Elsewhere, a significant storm system could cause delays in the Great Lakes and Mountain West regions due to snow and the Southwest U.S. due to rain. Windy conditions are anticipated in New England.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will push the last of the rain through on Wednesday morning before stalling along the coast or just offshore. This stall will result in some clouds lingering Wednesday morning, but peeks of sunshine are also likely in the afternoon. Behind the front, high temperatures will be a touch cooler, leveling off around 70 degrees. Additionally, the unseasonably stickiness will also break. Overnight will be partly cloudy with low temperatures in the low 50s.

Up Next: Thanksgiving will be nice and quiet with partly sunny skies and near normal temperatures topping out near 70 degrees. Friday and Saturday will be warm with high temperatures approaching 80 degrees prior to the next cold front. That frontal system is pegged for late Saturday and will need to be monitored for multiple reasons—including the possibility of severe weather and timing implications for LSU and Southern football. As of Wednesday morning, it appears that the system will bring a line of rain and thunderstorms to the area Saturday night, perhaps making ponchos necessary in Tiger Stadium. Obviously, changes in the speed of that system will dictate changes to the forecast.  

The Tropics: Entering the final week of Hurricane Season 2019, all is quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. No tropical development is expected over the next 5 days.

THE EXPLANATION:

A cold front should crawl just far enough into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday afternoon to shut showers down in the Baton Rouge area. Behind the front, temperatures may cool by a few degrees late Wednesday through Thanksgiving, but it will not be nearly as chilly as last Saturday and Sunday. An upper level ridge will build over the Southeast U.S. on Friday and Saturday causing well above average temperatures.

Timing the next storm system will be critical to several outdoor events on Saturday. A frontal system will move through the region on Saturday night. Another round of rain and thunderstorms will accompany that front. While the most favorable ingredients for strong thunderstorms will likely stay north of the local area, the Storm Prediction Center has broad-brushed the Gulf Coast with a 2 out of 5 “slight risk” for severe weather. The front will race through the area on Sunday morning with clear, cool and quiet weather from there. A strong surface high pressure system will settle overhead for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below average Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon.

--Josh

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Scattered showers, thunderstorms through Wednesday morning https://www.wbrz.com/news/scattered-showers-thunderstorms-through-wednesday-morning/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/scattered-showers-thunderstorms-through-wednesday-morning/ Weather Tue, 26 Nov 2019 6:20:00 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Scattered showers, thunderstorms through Wednesday morning

Chilly air is out for the better part of a week. There will be several days with rain chances on the board.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: On Tuesday, temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms are likely as a storm system moves into our region. Activity should reman isolated to scattered and a full washout is not expected. There is an outside shot at one or two strong thunderstorms—especially as coverage increases during the afternoon and evening hours. Activity will continue overnight with temperatures in the mid 60s.

Up Next: A weak cold front will push the last of the rain through on Wednesday morning before stalling along the coast or just offshore. This stall will result in some clouds lingering Wednesday and perhaps through Thanksgiving. However, the front will not cause major changes in temperatures. Average, or even above average, temperatures are anticipated. As far as Thanksgiving travel is concerned, a significant storm system could cause delays in the Mountain West due to snow and Southwest U.S. due to rain. Windy conditions are anticipated in New England. Back home, Friday and Saturday will be warm with high temperatures approaching 80 degrees prior to the next cold front. That frontal system is pegged for late Saturday and will need to be monitored for multiple reasons—including the possibility of strong storms and timing implications for LSU and Southern football.  

The Tropics: Entering the final week of Hurricane Season 2019, all is quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. No tropical development is expected over the next 5 days.

THE EXPLANATION:

A surface high pressure system near Florida is pushing warmth and moisture from the Gulf onshore across the local area. In response to a deep upper level trough over the Mountain West, a frontal system has developed with a surface low over Colorado and a cold front trailing to the south. This system will be the primary factor in local weather through Wednesday. The returning moisture has saturated the atmosphere and allowed clouds to thicken. Scattered, fast-moving showers will be around from the late morning into the late afternoon hours, but it will not be raining for most of the day. Increasing coverage of showers and thunderstorms is expected as the cold front approaches this evening. There is enough instability and even wind shear to support strong thunderstorms; however there will be an absence of significant triggering mechanisms will the most favorable ingredients are present. Therefore, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the northwestern third of the forecast area in just a 1 out of 5 “marginal risk” for severe weather.

A broken line of rain and thunderstorms will pass through the area overnight through daybreak on Wednesday. The front should crawl just far enough into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday afternoon to shut showers down in the Baton Rouge area. Behind the front, temperatures may cool by a few degrees late Wednesday through Thanksgiving, but it will not be nearly as chilly as Saturday and Sunday. An upper level ridge will build over the Southeast U.S. on Friday and Saturday causing well above average temperatures. Timing the next storm system will be critical to several outdoor events on Saturday. At the moment, a frontal system is pegged to return showers and thunderstorms as early as Saturday afternoon, though the forecast model trends are indicating that a slowing system could push this back. Additionally, this system will need to be monitored for the possibility of severe weather.     

--Josh

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Milder, showery days ahead https://www.wbrz.com/news/milder-showery-days-ahead/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/milder-showery-days-ahead/ Weather Mon, 25 Nov 2019 6:19:15 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Milder, showery days ahead

After a nice and quiet Monday, mild and at times dreary conditions are expected for much of Thanksgiving week.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: After a chilly beginning, Monday will find mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures topping out in the upper 60s and low 70s. High cloud cover will thicken and lower overnight and this will cause temperatures to level off in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Up Next: On Tuesday, temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms are likely to develop as a storm system moves into our region. An associated front will push the last of the rain through overnight Tuesday into Wednesday before stalling along the coast or just offshore. This stall will result in continued cloud cover Wednesday, through Thanksgiving and even Friday. However, no major changes are expected in temperatures and average or even above average temperatures are anticipated. Actually, Friday and Saturday could approach 80 degrees. As far as Thanksgiving travel is concerned, a significant storm system could cause delays in the Mountain West due to snow and Southwest U.S. due to rain. Windy conditions are anticipated in New England.

The Tropics: Entering the final week of Hurricane Season 2019, all is quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Early Monday morning, The National Hurricane Center issued the final advisory on Tropical Storm Sabastien located well into the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.   

THE EXPLANATION:

A surface high pressure system will shift to the east through Monday allowing onshore flow to push some moisture back into the area. Due to rising dew points, overnight temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees warmer than on Monday morning. The returning moisture will saturate the atmosphere and allow clouds to thicken up as well. The possibility for showers and thunderstorms will ramp up through Tuesday as a weak cold front approaches from the northwest. Little instability will be available with this system, which is a good thing, because there is plenty of dynamic support for severe weather. But, it takes two to tango, so the threat for severe weather will be marginal at best. The front should crawl just far enough into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday night to shut showers down in the Baton Rouge area. However, this feature will allow a lot of cloud cover to persist through Thanksgiving. Temperatures may cool by a few degrees, but will not be nearly as chilly as Saturday and Sunday. An upper level ridge will build over the Southeast U.S. on Friday and Saturday causing well above average temperatures. Timing the next storm system will be critical to several outdoor events on Saturday. At the moment, a storm system is pegged to return showers and thunderstorms as early as Saturday afternoon, though the forecast model trends are indicating that a slowing system could push this back. Additionally, this system will need to be monitored for the possibility of severe weather.     

--Josh

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Mild Monday, Rain/Storms By Tuesday and Wednesday https://www.wbrz.com/news/mild-monday-rain-storms-by-tuesday-and-wednesday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/mild-monday-rain-storms-by-tuesday-and-wednesday/ Weather Sun, 24 Nov 2019 2:07:31 PM Mild Monday, Rain/Storms By Tuesday and Wednesday

After a gorgeous cool day, temperatures fall below normal tonight near 40 with a few upper 30’s in Northern parishes and north east counties under clear skies. As we approach Monday, temperatures moderate near normal for late November. High near 70, lows 50s.

By Tuesday, change in the forecast. Precipitation likely to development as another system moves toward our region. Temperatures rise into the mid to upper 70s. This frontal boundary expected to stall along the coast or just off shore on Wednesday. As the front lifts north Wednesday night into Thursday, continued cloud cover and a isolated shower for Thanksgiving day possible as highs reach the low 70s. As you plan your Thanksgiving travel Tuesday and Wednesday, keep in mind you may have to consider a isolated shower and/or storm which could pose possible delays.



2019 Hurricane Season

Today, November 24th marks one week before the Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end.

Not much change from the last 24 hours. Tropical storm Sebastien is Moving 32 mph north east over the north central Atlantic. Winds sustained at 65mph. The storm forecast to become post tropical by Monday.


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