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  • More afternoon storm clouds

    July 14, 2016 6:37 AM

    The forecast will go unchanged until late weekend or early next week. Today and Tonight: Nothing to see here. It’s the same old same old. Highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid 70s. At least the weather pattern is behaving normally. Lately, the temperatures have been right... more »
  • Capital City to coast warm and humid for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27, 2016 6:55 AM

    As Memorial Day Weekend commences, another day of warmth and humidity is on tap. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday’s high temperatures will top out in the upper 80s. A few more clouds than the past couple of days should keep most out of the 90s. Again, no... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • New week, new pattern

    May 9, 2016 7:12 AM

    The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures... more »
  • Winds of change

    May 3, 2016 7:05 AM

    A transitional day is ahead. Shifting northwesterly winds are drying the air mass signaling the arrival of a quiet pattern for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front moves south of the area, a lingering cloud deck will slowly break from northwest... more »
  • To the end of April

    April 25, 2016 6:49 AM

    The week ahead will bring weather becoming of spring with sunshine, the daily chance for a pop-up shower and temperatures around 5 degrees above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring more clouds than noticed over the weekend. Highs will make it into the middle... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Still on the cloud line

    April 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Coastal flooding will continue to be an issue along Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain and the Lower Tickfaw River as southeast winds of 10-15mph persist today. Tides will run 2-3 feet above average. The same southeast winds leading to high water have maintained enough low-level moisture to keep a stubborn cloud... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • After eight without, rain returns

    April 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After more than a week of brilliant sunshine, unsettled weather will kick off the new week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Monday, cloudy skies will give way to scattered showers and thunderstorms—especially during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours. An all-day event is not expected and a... more »
  • Mid-week begins a transitioning weather pattern

    March 16, 2016 6:47 AM

    Barring completely overcast skies, area thermometers will strive for the low 80s a fourth straight day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a spotty shower early, much of Wednesday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. A few breaks of sun should help temperatures again eclipse 80... more »
  • Mild ahead of another cold front

    February 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    To begin a new week—we’ll feel mild temperatures and find partial sunshine. The next shot at showers comes with a cold front on Tuesday Afternoon. Today and Tonight: Monday will be partly sunny with a high into the mid 70s. Winds will stay out of the south, but be... more »
  • Cold front gives the cold shoulder for Valentines Day

    February 12, 2016 7:07 AM

    The 70s will be in retreat as a cold front sends temperatures closer to average over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm afternoon is ahead. Temperatures will reach for the low 70s. Winds will be out of the west-southwest at 5-10mph. Early fog... more »
  • Cooling trend

    February 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    With a cold front to the east, much cooler air will encompass the region through this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will break with sunshine returning for your Wednesday Afternoon. Northerly breezes of 5-10mph are bringing much cooler air to the region and thus... more »
  • Gusty storms a possibility for Tuesday evening

    February 2, 2016 7:06 AM

    A cold front will bring showers and potentially a few strong thunderstorms on Tuesday before much cooler air returns to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly cloudy and mild beginning to Tuesday is expected. With continued southerly winds of 10-15mph, temperatures will make... more »
  • Foggy and muggy to stormy and chilly

    February 1, 2016 7:15 AM

    Two more mild afternoons can be expected before gusty thunderstorms return below average temperatures to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dense morning fog will slowly dissipate to another mostly cloudy and mild afternoon. A stray shower isn’t impossible but most locations will remain dry... more »
  • Rain and falling temperatures

    January 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    The weather will be unsettled through midweek as temperatures begin to fall. Today and Tonight: Periods of rain and even a few thunderstorms can be expected today. With a cold front settling into the region, overcast skies will make a warmup beyond the low 60s very difficult. In... more »
  • Several quick shots at rain over the next several days

    January 14, 2016 7:15 AM

    A series of weak storm systems will race through the region into next weak bringing scattered showers to the area as they do. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: By Thursday, skies will show thickening clouds with rain arriving through the afternoon from southwest to northeast. Highs... more »
  • Grab the umbrellas, lose a layer

    January 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    Briefly milder and wetter weather will extend into the first half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A round of rain can be expected Thursday, with a clap of thunder possible also. Only an inch or so will fall around the region and severe... more »
  • Increasing clouds with showers on the way

    January 6, 2016 6:38 AM

    A couple of shots at rain are up on the forecast board through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will have a tendency to increase through today although sunshine is still expected, especially early. High temperatures make it into the lower 60s. Showers will... more »
  • Warming trend to follow seasons second freeze

    January 5, 2016 6:51 AM

    For just the second time this cool season, the Baton Rouge area dipped below freezing on Tuesday Morning. Last fall and winter, there were 17 freezes—five of those mornings slipped into the 20s. Along with a warming trend, the weather will ease into an unsettled pattern over the... more »
  • A day late and a degree lower

    December 2, 2015 6:58 AM

    While December started dreary and warmer than average, much cooler than average temperatures are anticipated over the next 48 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will begin to wrap up from west to east. Some clearing is anticipated as the day progresses—especially for locations northwest... more »
  • Showers prior to cooler temperatures

    December 1, 2015 7:15 AM

    Scattered showers will slowly push through South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi before thermometers fall back to numbers more becoming of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dreary weather is expected for Tuesday. Clouds will cover skies with off and on showers throughout the day. Rain will... more »
  • Clouds and mild temperatures for the weekend

    November 27, 2015 7:03 AM

    While it may look a bit gloomy at times, mild and mainly dry weather will persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Shoppers may “make it rain” on Friday but skies likely will not. Highs will climb into the upper 70s despite mostly cloudy... more »
  • Definitely mild, likely gray, possibly all dry

    November 26, 2015 6:59 AM

    The next several days may well feature a lot of cloud cover—but they’ll stay mainly dry and mild. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will show more clouds than sun, but we’ve certainly had colder holidays. Highs will top out in the middle 70s. Easterly... more »
  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • Out of the chill

    November 24, 2015 6:59 AM

    Warming temperatures and increasing clouds are expected through Thanksgiving. Organized rain should be holding off until at least Black Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a bit warmer with highs reaching the mid 60s. It does appear as though some mid and high... more »
  • Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana this weekend

    November 20, 2015 6:58 AM

    After a seasonable and sunny Friday, the coolest air of the fall season will arrive over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will once again reveal sunshine for the local area with high temperatures in the low 70s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Monitoring a severe storms threat

    November 16, 2015 7:27 AM

    Humidity and showers will return Monday with heavy rain and strong storms possible by mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for a mostly cloudy day with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after the lunch hours. Onshore flow, southeast winds around 10mph, will return humidity to... more »
  • Make outdoor reservations, a weekend will finally be dry

    November 12, 2015 7:10 AM

    Showers and a cold front will exit the region leaving behind cooler, drier weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will wrap-up by mid-morning Thursday. However, clouds may linger into the afternoon as cooler air begins pushing into the region. Highs will struggle to reach... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, cooler temperatures

    November 11, 2015 6:42 AM

    After a warmer Veterans Day, cooler temperatures will arrive and persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning clouds and fog will break for some afternoon sun. As is typical ahead of a cold front, temperatures and moisture will bounce up and we can expect a... more »
  • Showers, cool temps. around the corner

    November 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    A cold front will whip through the area on Wednesday Night bringing a few showers then an extended stretch of cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, clouds and fog will be slow to break for mostly sunny afternoon skies. We’ll define the word seasonable Tuesday Afternoon... more »
  • Clouds to sun

    November 9, 2015 7:11 AM

    Seasonably mild weather will persist into mid-week before much cooler temperatures arrive. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds will break away from west to east through our Monday. With that noted, temperatures will have the chance to climb a bit higher than Sunday, topping out around 72°.... more »
  • Rain to return

    November 5, 2015 7:06 AM

    Expect one more mainly dry afternoon before another unsettled set of days carries us into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will offer partial sunshine. Clouds will tend to increase from the afternoon into the evening. High temperatures will be above average, in the low... more »
  • Fog to partial sun

    November 4, 2015 7:07 AM

    After dense fog during the morning hours, some clearing will occur during the afternoon. The next storm system is pegged for Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds continue to plague the region. Afternoon sun stands a better chance than Tuesday, but still, at least partial cloudiness... more »
  • A little sticky for November

    November 3, 2015 6:44 AM

    Fog to partial sun will tell the tale for the next few mornings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will begin gloomy. Fog will give way to some peeks of sun, but the low-level moisture creating that sticky feel for November will also maintain at least partial... more »
  • Gauges get a break

    November 2, 2015 7:19 AM

    Weekend rainfall has put 2015 in record territory for several rainfall statistics. The 2015 version ended up as the wettest October on record with 15.13”. Remarkably, almost all of that fell in just 4 days at the end of the month. To this point in the year with 65.40”... more »
  • Halloween Havoc?

    October 30, 2015 7:21 AM

    Clouds will build on Friday in advance of a storm system that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend. Local rivers are falling below flood stage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to increase throughout the day as the next storm system organizes to... more »
  • Moving day

    October 27, 2015 7:27 AM

    The storm system responsible for dreary weather over the last few days—essentially, the remnants of Hurricane Patricia—will be exiting Late Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering clouds and perhaps a spotty shower will be all skies produce today. A few breaks of sunshine are possible as well.... more »
  • Gloomy beginning

    October 26, 2015 7:12 AM

    The super soaking is behind after a general 5-7” of rain fell across Southern Louisiana over the weekend. Some locations found even higher amounts with areal flooding occurring in typical trouble spots. The deluge ended the 90 day drought with a Baton Rouge now showing a 2-3” rain surplus for... more »
  • Saturday shower, Sunday soaker

    October 23, 2015 7:19 AM

    Expect more clouds than sun and stars today with temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be similar to yesterday, with a mix of sun a clouds. You can expect more clouds than sun as humidity continues to build in the... more »
  • Sun and clouds

    October 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Thermometers have bounced back to near or above average readings and some slow warming will continue for the reminder of the week. Meanwhile, away from the coast, rain shower chances will be very low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The standard is maintained into Wednesday. Expect sunshine with... more »
  • More warmth, some humidity

    October 7, 2015 9:40 AM

    Above average temperatures will continue until a weak front clears the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect high temperatures to once again flirt with 90. Some humidity will be felt as well. Afternoon skies will be partly sunny and it is feasible that a light... more »
  • Cut the deck

    October 5, 2015 6:50 AM

    A stable atmosphere this weekend not only kept the area dry, but verified the concerns we noted last week about a cloud deck affecting the forecast. Cloud cover led to a pair of chilly afternoons setting a record cold-high temperature on Sunday at 66°. As we gradually warm this week,... more »
  • Clouds and a few showers

    September 29, 2015 6:55 AM

    The forecast hit a snag on Monday. 60% rain coverage was anticipated and virtually nothing fell. Only a light shower passed over East Baton Rouge Parish during the overnight hours. Another mostly gray day is expected around the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will... more »
  • Just hours before change

    September 11, 2015 6:47 AM

    A popular call around the Capital City, we continue to forecast a cold front to cross the region on Saturday providing cooler and drier air for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: One more day of rainy weather is anticipated before the much... more »
  • Rain before a cool down

    September 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    Before an anticipated cold front crosses the region, a pair of stormy days will dampen the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and periods of rain and thunderstorms to hold thermometers in the mid 80s. On top of that, it will... more »
  • A few for the taking

    September 3, 2015 7:08 AM

    Wednesday played out to be a difficult forecast. In the morning, we identified some dry low-level air that would make it difficult for showers and storms to develop, despite the presence of a pretty defined upper level disturbance. By noon, radar trends of northward moving showers justified raising rain chance.... more »
  • Rain chances slowly increasing Play Video

    September 2, 2015 7:05 AM

    Moving into mid and late week, rain chances will nudge up a little bit each day into the isolated category. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Early sprinkles on Wednesday were a bit of a surprise as the atmosphere remains dry down low and fairly stable up top. For... more »
  • Times of changing weather?

    September 1, 2015 7:07 AM

    Welcome to meteorological fall. While the new season doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, September 23, we weather-folk begin to keep “fall” stats and forecast the seasonal patterns on September 1. Locally, it is a month of change. Over the last 30 years in Baton Rouge, late September has been... more »
  • An improvement we'll take

    April 28, 2015 7:11 AM

    While still gloomy and damp, there will be few complaints after Monday's memorable storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few showers may fall, any precipitation will be light and as a result the flash flood watch has been canceled. While a rumble of thunder is possible,... more »
  • Temps up, humidity up

    April 7, 2015 5:59 AM

    The next two days will feature much more sun than the last few but will also be much warmer and more humid. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday and Wednesday should shape up to be nearly identical. Look for a pair of partly sunny afternoons with highs in... more »
  • Good Friday, good forecast?

    April 3, 2015 5:49 AM

    The weather pattern will flip for the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Throughout your Good Friday, we'll notice a buildup of clouds ahead of an approaching cold front. Southerly winds of 10-15mph will accompany a warm and humid afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. The... more »
  • Heading to the holiday

    April 2, 2015 6:00 AM

    The weather pattern along the Gulf Coast will begin to change as we move into Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of the new month will feature morning clouds with just a spotty shower or two. By later afternoon, blue sky will become more... more »
  • In all seriousness

    April 1, 2015 6:10 AM

    The working forecast remains unchanged as we enter the new month. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon won't be a far cry from the previous few days though the air may feel a little bit thicker as highs near 83°. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy the... more »
  • Stubborn clouds

    March 24, 2015 6:08 AM

    A very thin layer of moisture beneath dry air aloft was enough to maintain a cloud deck much longer than expected. As a result, Monday and Monday Night saw lower highs and higher lows than expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will run very similar to Monday.... more »
  • Spring stretch

    March 23, 2015 6:02 AM

    A lucky break over the weekend, as rain did indeed primarily fall during hours of darkness. Now the region settles into a more settled pattern for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will be stubborn during the morning hours, with some mist even observed... more »
  • Foggy, a bit warmer

    March 3, 2015 6:19 AM

    The next two days will be foggy, muggy, mild and showery. Winter strikes back by Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After thick morning fog, mostly cloudy skies will continue on Tuesday. While the day won't be entirely dry, don't look for nearly as many showers as Monday.... more »
  • Very March

    March 2, 2015 6:17 AM

    March is beginning as we might typically expect-milder with showers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will begin cloudy and damp with scattered showers-especially early on Monday. The activity should lessen as we move into the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be warmer with highs in the... 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 »
  • A slap in the face

    February 23, 2015 6:07 AM

    After a mild February weekend, expect a brutal, weeklong reminder that it is still winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The trickiest portion of the forecast period comes tonight. Monday is shaping up to remain overcast with periodic light rain showers. As you can imagine, the dreary weather... more »
  • Mardi Froid

    February 17, 2015 5:58 AM

    Your Fat Tuesday will be cold, but fortunately dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras is looking better than last year-just barely. While we are once again cold, at least the precipitation has shut off, which is an improvement on the 2014 version. Skies will have times... more »
  • Hanging on to 70s

    February 9, 2015 5:56 AM

    A cold front will bring gradually clearing skies today and cooler temperatures by Tuesday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a front approaches the area, clouds will clear out from north to south moving into the afternoon hours. Cooler air is lagging behind the front and won't... 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 »
  • Next rain on the way

    February 3, 2015 6:10 AM

    Clouds will thicken through the day as the next storm system is organizing to bring rain to the area on Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While winds have lessened, with increasing clouds and decreasing sunshine a fairly chilly go of it can be expected today. In fact,... more »
  • Gray

    January 23, 2015 5:50 AM

    Overcast skies will lead to a second straight chilly and damp day throughout the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few lingering showers will be possible through the day-especially before noon-most of the time will simply be spent beneath overcast skies. The cloud deck will keep... 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 »
  • Looping on the wrong track

    January 14, 2015 5:37 AM

    Clouds and a chill will continue to prevail through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you are craving some sunshine, just hang on another 48 hours! Like Tuesday, it will be overcast and temperatures will stay chilly with highs struggling for 50°. During the overnight hours a... more »
  • Clouds aplenty

    January 13, 2015 5:35 AM

    Despite a drier and cooler feel, clouds will linger for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More clouds than sun can be expected today, with much cooler temperatures. While a peek or two of sun can't be ruled out-especially later in the day-clouds will hold... more »
  • Between damp and dry

    January 12, 2015 5:57 AM

    There will be a few showers to dodge this week, but nothing significant is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering showers will be possible early, but overall, a drying trend is expected for your Monday. The punch of cooler air with the most recent rain-maker is lagging... more »
  • This is winter?

    December 22, 2014 6:21 AM

    The first full day of winter may not feel so, as thermometers eclipse 70° with a touch of humidity in the air. Then, a strong storm threat warrants our attention for Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday won't necessarily be an active weather day but the atmosphere... more »
  • Much (needed) rain

    December 19, 2014 6:21 AM

    As long as rain doesn't fall too heavily in a short period of time, a beneficial soaking is expected today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect periods of rain and thunder throughout your Friday. With a warm front to the south and ongoing rain, thermometers will really struggle... more »
  • Rain storm on the way

    December 18, 2014 6:12 AM

    Much needed rainfall is on the way as we wrap up the work week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A developing storm system in South Texas means we will notice increasing cloud cover and perhaps a few showers as we head into the afternoon. High temperatures will be... more »
  • Sun and mild temps to return

    December 12, 2014 6:11 AM

    Each afternoon through Sunday will feature increased sunshine with high temperatures steadily climbing back to the 70s. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your week wraps up with another blue/gray mix in the skies and perhaps even a stray rain drop or two. Temperatures will be a touch warmer... more »
  • White Christmas?

    December 11, 2014 11:21 AM

    Perhaps you've been dreaming of that new tablet, sugar plums or maybe just a magical bit of sneaux on Christmas Day. While we can't provide you new technology or boiled candies, we certainly can shed a little light on hopes for a white Christmas. If you aren't one... more »
  • Batch-o-clouds

    December 11, 2014 5:49 AM

    Some patches of clouds will pass through the region over the next 36 hours followed by a warming trend into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With a stubborn cloud deck lingering today, thermometers will be slow to climb out of the 40s. By afternoon, any returning... more »
  • Reinforcements

    December 10, 2014 5:55 AM

    The drier, cooler inland air mass has tapped into another northerly breeze to keep thermometers below average for the rest of the work week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A noticeably cooler day is ahead. Wednesday high temperatures will likely fail to reach 60° with most locations peaking... more »
  • Rain showers to wrap the week

    December 4, 2014 5:59 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As the next storm system organizes to our northwest, clouds will begin stacking up around the region. A spotty sprinkle is even possible. Still, we can expect a few peeks of blue sky and sunshine today as high top out in the middle 70s.... more »
  • Mild again

    December 3, 2014 6:10 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will unveil sunshine early with high clouds on the build through the day. Highs will once again be climbing into the lower 70s. During the overnight hours, you can expect more of what has been the norm of late-patchy fog late with... more »
  • Pinch me, we're in December

    December 2, 2014 5:30 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Once again we can expect a partly sunny sky. Rain shower chances should fall to almost nil except in coastal locations. With a weakening and dissipating cold front strolling through the region, temperatures will go a touch lower than Monday, but remain above average... more »
  • Warm December days

    December 1, 2014 5:59 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another unseasonably warm day as high temperatures again approach 80°. Skies will be partly sunny; through there will be the possibility of a spotty shower late in the day and into the overnight hours. Regardless, thermometers will stay in the middle 50s... more »
  • Gathering the ingredients...

    November 25, 2014 5:54 AM

    ...for a nice looking plate of holiday weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Our skies will reveal more cloud cover than sunshine on this Tuesday. As a result, already cooler temperatures will be held down a bit further due to the lack of incoming solar radiation-highs will struggle... more »
  • Eyes to the weekend

    November 21, 2014 6:01 AM

    While many prepare for an end to the work week, we must also keep a close watch on an elevated threat for severe weather this weekend. THE FORECAST Today and Tonight: Friday will end up very similar to Thursday. Partly sunny afternoon skies won't inhibit the ongoing warmup... more »
  • Keeping the freezing

    November 18, 2014 5:47 AM

    Another below average temperature day and subsequent below freezing night is forthcoming. Forecast Discussion: Some upper-level energy managed to stir up a few high clouds overnight, which held temperatures slightly up from the forecast and out of the middle 20s. Deep 500mb trough (deeper than last week) is trenching... more »
  • Spotty Showers

    November 5, 2014 8:12 AM

    Wednesday will continue a recent trend of increasing cloud cover but also bulk the long-term trend of no rain. As a cold front approaches, a batch of showers will approach the region through the day, becoming scattered by the overnight hours. Highs will top out in the mid-upper 70s. ... more »
  • Election Day Forecast

    November 4, 2014 7:20 AM

    Election Day will have quite a bit more cloudiness than Monday. Overall, expect a trend of increasing cloud cover from high to low in the skies and west to east across the region. High temperatures will chug towards 80° but likely fall just short in many spots. A stray shower... more »
  • Two weeks dry

    October 28, 2014 6:01 AM

    Monday marked an even two weeks with no recorded rain where records are kept at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. If a shower is to be picked up over the region, it will occur in the next two days. An indicator of added moisture, Tuesday Morning fog will dissipate... more »
  • Less sun, still stormy

    June 25, 2014 5:49 AM

    Wednesday should not pick up as much afternoon sunshine as Tuesday. Still, enough instability will be available to generate showers and thunderstorms after our daytime maximum in the middle 80s later this afternoon. Any showers and thunderstorms could produce gusty winds, heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Tonight will be... more »
  • Outdoor plans a go

    May 2, 2014 5:27 AM

    Lingering clouds should filter out slightly by midday allowing for some sunshine. The break in area skies will be brief though as another weak upper level disturbance returns one more batch of clouds this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Like Wednesday and Thursday, a spotty sprinkle can't be ruled... more »
  • Cool beginning to May

    May 1, 2014 5:35 AM

    A sneaky upper level trough slid past the area on Wednesday and triggered a few unexpected showers just south of the area. Once again, a quick moving trough will move by Thursday Evening and another on Friday Evening bringing patches of clouds. Like Wednesday, while rain is not expected, a... more »
  • Welcome to April

    April 1, 2014 5:34 AM

    Tuesday will warm a few degrees higher than Monday. Added low level moisture seen as patchy fog during the morning hours will mix out as thermometers climb through the 60s thanks to the sun's warming from above. However, the moisture content will remain and we'll notice a bit of humidity... more »
  • Cold exiting, clouds returning

    March 26, 2014 5:36 AM

    Though winds will become southerly, incoming clouds working with the cold start to our Wednesday may actually keep thermometers cooler than Tuesday. Look for a high temperature in the lower to middle 60s with skies becoming overcast. The breezes that whipped around some of that pesky pollen on Tuesday have... more »
  • Lingering showers

    March 24, 2014 5:53 AM

    Skies will be overcast at times with a few peeks of sun at others, averaging out to a mostly cloudy day. Lingering showers will be relegated primarily to coastal locations south of Baton Rouge, although a spotty shower can't be ruled anywhere. Batches of thicker clouds will pass through the... more »

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