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  • Hang on to your hat, or mask, or beads!

    February 9, 2016 7:09 AM

    After a chilly Fat Tuesday, quiet weather and warming temperatures will round out the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras will be the coldest day of the upcoming week—though still sunny and dry. Highs will barely climb into the low 50s with continued northwesterly... more »
  • Throw me something mista, like a jacket!

    February 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    The days to come will feature clear skies and cool temperatures. The tricky aspect of the forecast lies in the southern extent of a cold air mass diving into the Eastern U.S. next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Crystal clear blue sky and abundant sunshine... more »
  • A freeze possible tonight, moderating beyond

    January 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    A pair of clear, quiet days can be expected before unsettled weather returns mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will find a nice warm up after a chilly beginning. Sunshine will guide thermometers close to the temperatures felt on Sunday--in the middle 50s. A... more »
  • Chilly but clear to mild but moody

    November 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    Once the cool air moderates, warming temperatures will signal the arrival of increasing clouds and rain showers by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be chilly with high temperatures once again struggling to climb through the 50s. Under sunny skies, we’re projecting... more »
  • In the books, not for the books

    March 23, 2015 9:32 AM

    Personal thoughts aside, winter 2014-15 goes down pretty close to average statistically speaking. Here are some of the numbers from astronomical winter (12/21 - 3/20) and the cold season overall. Between the months of November and March, Baton Rouge registered 23 freezes, with 10 mornings in the 20s. Compare... more »
  • Sunny end to the week

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Drier but still cool

    February 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    Showers are gone for a while, but chilly air is staying put for the near term. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, today's weather will likely be considered a vast improvement over Wednesday. Times of sun and clouds will come along with afternoon highs in the... more »
  • Bundle up, New Orleans: Mardi Gras is cold Play Video

    February 17, 2015 6:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If there was a theme for this year's Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, it was 'Brrrrr.' Despite the chilly temperatures, the crowd was thick along St. Charles Avenue, where the route of Zulu, Tuesday's first big parade, merges with Rex, one of the season's most elaborate... more »
  • Coming out of it

    February 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    As we finish the week, the dreary weather will break and afternoon temperatures will warm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You can tuck away the umbrella but keep the warmer coat handy. Clouds will linger through early Thursday making for another chilly day. With some breaks in the... more »
  • Damp and dreary

    February 4, 2015 5:47 AM

    Upon mid-week we've hit a weather snag with clouds and showers for our Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday was gray, Wednesday will be gray and wet. Grab an umbrella and allow extra drive time. Scattered showers will pester the region through the evening. More numerous showers... more »
  • Cold week ahead

    February 2, 2015 6:09 AM

    A cold front has swept through the region and chilly air will stay in place through this first full week of February. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Behind a cold front, stiff northwesterly winds will keep the region breezy and chilly on Monday. While clouds are pushed to... more »
  • Dreary and chilly again

    January 22, 2015 5:53 AM

    Akin to last week, cloudy, chilly and damp conditions will prevail through at least Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday marks the return of cloud cover and rain showers. Steadier and heavier rain is expected to develop by the afternoon hours. It would be a good... more »
  • Last dreary day

    January 15, 2015 5:38 AM

    Scattered showers will pull through the region marking an end to a dreary stretch of days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers are anticipated to dampen the region through mid-afternoon. No major rain totals will occur; rather the nuisance variety of showers with accompanying clouds once again... more »
  • Wardrobe 180

    November 17, 2014 6:07 AM

    Hopefully you didn't stash the jacket too far away after a milder Sunday-the chill returns through mid-week. Forecast Discussion: A cold front that brought severe weather to the region on Sunday is pushing away to the east. A strong surface high pressure system has sunk deep into Texas and... more »
  • Veterans Day Forecast

    November 11, 2014 8:54 AM

    Veterans Day will end up as another mild one-likely the last for at least a week. A general west to east increase in cloud cover is expected through the afternoon hours with highs climbing into the upper 70s. Some locations may squeak into the lower 80s. A spotty shower isn't... more »
  • Cold air returns

    March 3, 2014 7:24 AM

    A potent cold front has chopped through the state of Louisiana creating 20° temperature falls in 2-3 hour spans. Baton Rouge has gone from weekend afternoons spent in the upper 70s to a struggle to return thermometers to 50° today. Fortunately, along with the warmth the front is also sweeping... more »
  • Soggy and raw

    February 26, 2014 6:29 AM

    Rain will continue for much of the area today. By the time we're finished with the wet stuff, an additional 1-2" will have fallen across much of Southern Louisiana. While the morning hours will see steady rains taper to scattered showers, overcast skies and a persistent north wind will make... more »
  • Rainy stretch starts today

    February 10, 2014 5:47 AM

    The week will begin with a rather gray look. As you might expect, the arrival of clouds will also lead to scattered rain showers. Several batches are set to pass through the region this week, and the first bouts of rain will cross Southern Louisiana today. As our area begins... more »
  • Sunny, warmer today

    January 16, 2014 5:50 AM

    Once more our skies will be blue and sun will be plentiful. High pressure is positioned over Louisiana promoting subsiding air and the previously mentioned sunny skies. Winds are light as well and will remain that way today. The high isn't staying put for long though. I expect it to... more »
  • Chilly sunshine

    January 3, 2014 5:50 AM

    We're dry, but chilly! With high pressure perched to our north in Southern Illinois, the weather has calmed and cleared significantly. But a push of cold air from the north is certainly being felt across Southeastern Louisiana. This afternoon will see highs running 15° below average as thermometers recover from... more »
  • Wrapping the year under clouds

    December 31, 2013 5:58 AM

    New Year's Eve: Today, despite high pressure positioned to our north, the cold front that passed through yesterday will win the battle to influence our weather. Hung up just off of the coastline to our south, mainly cloudy skies will persist across the region. Also, now on the cool side... more »
  • Sunny and a bit warmer today

    December 17, 2013 8:39 AM

    If you liked the weather yesterday, then you will like the weather again today. The ridge of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. and that will keep us sunny. We will become a few degrees warmer with high temperatures in the mid 60s. Another chilly night is in... more »
  • Mostly sunny and cool today

    December 12, 2013 6:47 AM

    Some high clouds will move over us during the afternoon hours today as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will make it mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the wake of the cold front that passed over us last night. We will stay cool with... more »
  • Sunny and chilly today with a hard freeze warning tonight

    November 27, 2013 6:52 AM

    We will finally see the sun this afternoon! Both areas of low pressure have moved northeast of Louisiana. Now an area of high pressure will build in from the northwest over us. This will make it clear, but it will also draw down some very cold temperatures. I am expecting... more »
  • Chilly with more scattered showers today

    November 26, 2013 7:02 AM

    The scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the Gulf Low moves to the northeast and an upper-level low moves over Louisiana from the west. We could still have some heavy rain at times. It will be chilly all day with high temperatures in the upper 40s occurring in the... more »
  • Cloudy and chilly with scattered showers today

    November 25, 2013 6:42 AM

    An area of low pressure is forming in the Western Gulf of Mexico and it will move toward far Southeast Louisiana. This will send some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over South Louisiana this afternoon along with cloudy skies. We will not warm up much with high temperatures struggling... more »
  • Partly to mostly cloudy and cool today

    November 8, 2013 8:02 AM

    An area of high pressure will sit north of Louisiana today and that will help to keep us cool. At the same time, the jet stream, or river of winds where commercial airplanes fly, will send some high clouds over Baton Rouge from the west today. These clouds will limit... more »
  • Becoming sunny and much cooler today

    November 7, 2013 6:29 AM

    You can expect sunny skies and breezy conditions this afternoon as the cold front moves to the east of Louisiana. An area of high pressure will start to move toward the state from the west. This will give us the clear skies and some MUCH COOLER temperatures. We will have... more »
  • Sunny and comfortable once again

    October 24, 2013 5:48 AM

    For the first time in over 5 months, the morning low temperature fell into the 40s. We'll see another day with abundant blue sky and sunshine. With winds shifting around to a southeasterly direction, temperatures will be able to climb a few degrees warmer today versus yesterday. A... more »
  • Mostly sunny and much warmer today

    May 6, 2013 7:12 AM

    It is still a chilly morning across the Baton Rouge area. We have clear skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. We could tie the record low this morning! The record is 46 set back in 1945. Grab your jacket, but you won't need it later today. ... more »
  • Mostly sunny and warmer today

    March 28, 2013 6:51 AM

    We have one more chilly morning to get through today with clear skies and temperatures in the upper 30s. Better take that jacket with you once again. We will become much warmer this afternoon! This is thanks to the area of high pressure moving east of Louisiana and the... more »
  • Sunny with warmer temperatures today

    March 12, 2013 6:37 AM

    It is a mostly clear and chilly start to this Tuesday Morning with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Take that jacket with you! We will have a gorgeous day as high pressure builds into the Southeast U.S. Expect a few highs clouds to stream over us for the... more »
  • Sunny, cool and pleasant today

    March 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    It is a clear and much cooler start to this Wednesday. Temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Take that jacket as you head out the door...you may want it all day since it will not be a warm one. We will have a gorgeous day as... more »
  • A chilly morning gives way to a warm afternoon

    January 23, 2013 7:09 AM

    You will still need that light jacket this morning as the chilly air is sticking around Baton Rouge for the moment. We have clear skies with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Much warmer temperatures will arrive this afternoon and you will not need that jacket anymore.... more »
  • Mostly sunny and cool today

    January 22, 2013 8:24 AM

    We have a chilly start to this Tuesday with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 40s. High pressure will build over Louisiana today in the wake of the cold front that moved through last night. We will see a gradual decrease in the... more »
  • Chilly and rainy weather expected today

    January 15, 2013 8:31 AM

    It is another cold and rainy morning across the Capital City. We have mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers popping up on the radar. Temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s. More of the same wet, chilly and dreary weather is on tap this afternoon. This is... more »

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