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  • Crystal clear and cool

    March 21, 2016 6:56 AM

    With high pressure parked over the region, tranquil weather will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another unseasonably cool afternoon is ahead. Expect abundant sunshine, but that won’t do much to the cool air mass that has settled into place, as light northerly winds continue. Highs will likely... more »
  • Beaut at the Box

    February 26, 2016 6:56 AM

    The weather is looking beautiful for Baseball at the Box and any other outdoor activities planned for the weekend! Today and Tonight: A chilly morning will give way to a sunny and cool afternoon. Look for highs to top out in the low 60s which is just a... more »
  • Monday: sunny, windy with gusts over 30mph

    February 8, 2016 7:20 AM

    Overall, the upcoming weather pattern will be quiet. After a windy Lundi Gras, chilly temperatures will be ushered in for Mardi Gras. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will be welcomed by sunshine and wind. The afternoon will continue a trend of cooler than... more »
  • Trend: 50s to 70s

    January 28, 2016 6:34 AM

    The area will undergo a warming trend through the weekend as quieter weather persists. Today and Tonight: Skies will clear out on Thursday Afternoon with highs staying cool in the mid 50s. Winds will be northerly at about 5mph. At night and into Friday Morning, temperatures will again... more »
  • Sun, gradual warming

    January 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, Tuesday Afternoon will feel a bit more becoming of January normalcy with a high in the upper 50s. Once again, sunshine will be the main player in the skies.... more »
  • Clear and cool for the next 48 hours

    January 11, 2016 7:08 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be sunny and cool. Look for high temperatures to make it back into the low 50s. Winds will be light and northeasterly—so it may not feel as brisk as... 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 »
  • Seasonable pattern into the weekend

    December 4, 2015 6:58 AM

    Temperatures will try to moderate towards seasonal averages in the mid 60s and mid 40s by Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will be a few degrees warmer than Thursday. Expect a high temperature in the low 60s. Sunshine will stick. Another clear, cold... more »
  • Returning sun, repeating cool

    December 3, 2015 7:03 AM

    A brief cool spell will mark area weather heading into the first weekend of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After some leftover high clouds early, Thursday will end up with full sunshine and cooler air. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s with light... 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 »
  • Back to normal for now

    November 19, 2015 7:05 AM

    The week will end with clear skies and normal temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help thermometers into the low 70s this afternoon. Winds will be light and northerly. Overnight, will once again be clear and cool with a low in the upper 40s.... more »
  • Game on: a weekend without rain

    November 13, 2015 7:19 AM

    Calm weather and cooler air will highlight the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will end with a mixture of sun and high clouds. Temperatures will make it into the mid 60s for most, but could potentially stay a little lower if thicker clouds filter out... more »
  • Fall freezes getting later in Baton Rouge

    November 5, 2015 4:19 PM

    Fall fanatics along the Gulf Coast have been asking, “shouldn’t it be cooler by now?” Meanwhile, warm weather lovers have nothing to complain about. Since September 1, temperatures have run 2.9° above average in Baton Rouge. A ridge dominating the Eastern United States has kept numbers up... more »
  • Almost seasonable

    October 19, 2015 7:30 AM

    After a couple of chilly mornings Sunday and Monday, temperatures will rebound to average by mid-week. Meanwhile, a continued absence of rain extends the regional drought. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will warm some 30° away from morning lows on Monday thanks to abundant sunshine. Highs will... 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 »
  • Welcome October and fall weather

    October 1, 2015 7:05 AM

    With a cold front through and shots of cool, dry air providing reinforcements, fall-like weather will be in full swing through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first day of October will bring lots of blue sky and sunshine. As humidity drops through the day, temperatures... 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 »
  • Sunny and cool again

    February 19, 2015 6:20 AM

    Similar to Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area will have a freezing morning become a sunny afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will again feature plentiful sunshine with high temperatures topping out in the mid 50s. During the evening hours, high clouds will quickly thicken as winds... more »
  • Freeze bulletins posted

    February 18, 2015 6:09 AM

    Amazingly, the 50s will feel like a significant warm up for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After another freezing start, the Baton Rouge area will collect abundant sunshine into the afternoon hours. With dry air in place, thermometers will follow more normal daily temperature... more »
  • Thumbs up to down

    February 13, 2015 6:19 AM

    Tranquil and pleasant weather this weekend will turn unsettled and uncomfortable into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With plenty of sunshine, Baton Rouge area thermometers will climb out of the ice box and into the mid 50s this afternoon. Grab a jacket for evening events such... more »
  • Grab a jacket and enjoy

    February 12, 2015 5:47 AM

    Over the next several event-filled days, dry and cool weather will persist. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With a cold front through the area, thermometers will be noticeably cooler this afternoon compared to Monday and Tuesday. Despite full sun, highs will top out around 60°. The nighttime hours... 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 »
  • Here we go!

    January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

    The sun is back, setting up a pleasant January weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After hanging onto primarily overcast skies all week long, the sun is shining bright and poised to do so right through the weekend. Your Friday will feature wall-to-wall blue sky with thermometers alas... 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 »
  • Sunny, cool, changing

    December 17, 2014 6:20 AM

    Another quiet day is expected before overnight clouds signal our next storm system. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Enjoy another day with plenty of blue sky and sunshine. We may begin to gather a few high clouds as the day progresses. Afternoon highs will fall a bit shy... 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 »
  • Weather caught the calendar

    December 8, 2014 5:49 AM

    Welcome to the first full week of December... well, the first full week of normal December weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The beginning of your week will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the middle 60s. Northerly breezes will only blow around 5 mph. The overnight... more »
  • Leftovers

    November 28, 2014 5:33 AM

    Tranquil weather similar to Thanksgiving will carry into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For those returning to work or scouring the region for Black Friday deals, your plans will go uninterrupted, at least as far as the weather goes. Another maximum sunshine type of day is... more »
  • Serving the meal...

    November 27, 2014 5:26 AM

    ...of sunshine and cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will feature a bounty of sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures as highs head for 60°. If you plan to head out after dinner to do some early shopping-bundle up! With clear skies, temperatures will fall into... 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 »
  • More chilling

    October 30, 2014 6:20 AM

    A much clearer and cooler start than Wednesday will lead to likewise results for the afternoon. A mostly sunny sky will prevail with highs staying in the middle 70s. Overnight will be chilly with lows dipping to nearly 50° beneath clear skies. Halloween and the first weekend of... more »
  • Unseasonable July Day

    July 16, 2014 5:47 AM

    Enjoy what will shape up to be about as fine a weather day one can find in South Louisiana during the month of July. We'll see mostly sunny skies, a warm afternoon in the upper 80s and low humidity by mid-summer standards. The overnight hours are expected to be... 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 »
  • Warmer but still cool

    April 16, 2014 5:34 AM

    A light, easterly wind will take over today allowing thermometers to quickly climb away from the 30s and into the middle 60s by afternoon. Though warmer than Tuesday, highs will still be about 10° below average. Sunshine and blue sky will be plentiful. A few clouds may start to mix... 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 »
  • Cool & Breezy

    March 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Skies will become go blue during the daytime hours. A weak cold front passing by will increase winds to about 15mph this afternoon and may have a few high clouds. Unlike last week, this week's stretch of sun won't be able to overcome cooling northeasterly winds. The result will be... 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 »
  • Scattered Showers

    March 6, 2014 5:44 AM

    An upper level trough is swinging through the area and triggering scattered rain showers. This, plus ongoing cloud cover will make for a fairly dreary day. Rain activity will start to break apart during the afternoon, but skies should be slow to clear. Given the obstructed skies and a northerly... more »
  • Rain returns

    March 5, 2014 6:17 AM

    Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen... more »
  • Freezing start, sunny finish

    February 27, 2014 5:58 AM

    After our 30th freezing start in Baton Rouge this winter, sunshine is fully back in our forecast for the first time since Friday. Look for wall to wall blue skies today with northeasterly winds holding temperatures in the middle 50s. If you're keeping score, that is about 10-15 degrees below... more »
  • More rain to come

    February 11, 2014 5:34 AM

    Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before... more »
  • Chilly now, colder by week's end

    January 22, 2014 5:39 AM

    After a below freezing morning expect thermometers to rebound into the 50s today. While that leaves us about 10° below average, it is a 30° improvement on the morning readings, and come Friday, you may be wishing it was 50°! High pressure will be overhead meaning winds will be light... more »
  • T'was the day after and all is quiet

    December 26, 2013 6:06 AM

    A weak cold front positioned to our northwest will approach the area today. No worries with this boundary though, dry and cool air will cause it to fall apart before entering Louisiana. Expect little more than some passing clouds for your Thursday as thermometers eek into the upper 60s. We'll... more »
  • Sunny and cool weather today

    December 16, 2013 7:10 AM

    An area of high pressure is sitting over the Southeast U.S. This will produce plenty of sinking air and that will give us sunny skies. It will be a little warmer than yesterday with high temperatures around 60. It will remain clear and cold tonight with some patchy frost.... 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 »
  • Sun and cloud mix with cool temperatures today

    December 11, 2013 7:19 AM

    This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
  • Becoming mostly sunny and staying cool today

    December 10, 2013 6:50 AM

    The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Get ready for a pretty cold night across... more »
  • Cloudy and cool with more showers today

    December 9, 2013 7:36 AM

    You can expect more of the same soggy weather today as the front remains stalled along the coast this afternoon. Southwest flow aloft with send more scattered showers over Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will remain cool with high temperatures in the mid 50s. Another round of showers is... more »
  • Football weather heading into homecoming weekend

    October 25, 2013 5:57 AM

    High pressure is in control of our weather pattern leading to sunny days and clear, cool nights. While we're starting off a bit warmer than yesterday, our coolest morning of this young fall season will come tomorrow. With a reinforcing cold front through the area, winds have shifted to... 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 »
  • Clear and cooler than average

    October 23, 2013 6:02 AM

    High pressure just to our west has set up a slightly cooler than average and calm weather pattern. Expect clear skies to prevail as the high promotes sinking air-- of course we need rising air to see any kind of cloud development. The result will be sun and blue sky... more »
  • Mostly cloudy with some showers today

    October 21, 2013 6:40 AM

    Clouds will increase throughout the day as our next weather maker, an area of low pressure and warm front, move along the Louisiana Coast later today. We will have a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers popping up later this afternoon and into the evening hours. High... more »
  • Cold front brings changing weather today

    October 16, 2013 6:44 AM

    Though clouds and the first sign of rain are behind schedule, I still expect both to arrive today. A cold front remains well west of the area, barely into the northwest corner of Louisiana. As the day goes on, the cold front will drop to the southeast allowing moisture to... more »
  • Set for a cool down

    October 15, 2013 5:57 AM

    As we move into the mid-point of the work week, a cold front will arrive in the viewing area bringing with it some rain showers. While there will be some spotty showers through the weekend, the news isn't all bad. Clouds and rain behind the front, plus a second cold... more »
  • Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures today

    October 8, 2013 6:45 AM

    More gorgeous weather is in store for us today! The ridge of high pressure remains over the Southern U.S. This is still ushering in some light northerly winds over Baton Rouge and that is keeping our temperatures down. It is also making it feel very comfortable with the low humidity.... more »
  • Warden apologizes after trying to cool death row

    August 6, 2013 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary has apologized to a federal judge for efforts to try to cool death row cells when independent temperature monitoring had been ordered. Burl Cain, warden at the Angola prison, said Tuesday that he made a mistake when he added temporary... more »
  • Warmer with plenty of sun today

    May 14, 2013 6:55 AM

    We have a clear morning across the Capital City. It is a little cool with temperatures in the 50s. You may want that jacket as you head out the door. Expect a gorgeous day all around the Baton Rouge area. An area of high pressure remains over us, and... more »
  • Mostly sunny and pleasant today

    May 13, 2013 6:51 AM

    It is a clear to mostly clear start to this Monday with some cool to chilly temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. You may want a jacket as you head out the door! You can expect a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine and a few clouds... more »
  • Mostly cloudy and warmer today

    April 25, 2013 6:51 AM

    We start out this Thursday with much calmer weather over South Louisiana. It is mostly cloudy and cooler with some mist and temperatures in the lower 50s. The calmer weather will persist today as the cold front has stalled along the coast. This will keep mostly cloudy skies over... more »
  • Staying cool and sunny today

    March 26, 2013 7:12 AM

    It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s. A light freeze is expected! I hope that you brought in your plants last night. Take that jacket with you this morning. An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast... more »
  • Staying sunny and beautiful today

    March 13, 2013 7:13 AM

    We have another quiet morning across the Capital City with mostly clear skies as some high clouds stream-by. It is still chilly with temperatures in the 40s. Take that jacket again as you head out the door! An area of high pressure remains over Louisiana today and that will... more »
  • Morning rain gives way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon

    March 11, 2013 7:52 AM

    A cold front has moved through Baton Rouge this morning and it is bringing us showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain is possible too. Temperatures have fallen into the 40s. Take your jacket and umbrella with you today! The rain will come to an end this afternoon and we... more »
  • Partly cloudy, cooler and breezy today

    February 26, 2013 7:00 AM

    The cold front is now located off to the east of Louisiana. The clouds have decreased and we have a mostly clear to partly cloudy start to the day. It has turned cooler too with temperatures in the 40s. You may want to take that jacket with you today. ... more »
  • Mostly cloudy and cool today

    February 20, 2013 7:30 AM

    We have some partly to mostly cloudy skies on this Wednesday Morning. It is a little chilly with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The clouds will continue to thicken during the day and that will make it mostly cloudy. This is due to a developing area of low... more »
  • Sunny and cool weather today

    January 31, 2013 7:05 AM

    It is a clear, calm and cold start to this Thursday. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 30s. Some patchy frost is possible in areas north and east of Baton Rouge. Be sure to take that jacket with you as you head out to work and school! We... 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 »
  • The sun finally returns today

    January 17, 2013 7:43 AM

    It looks like the wintry weather will remain north of Baton Rouge this morning. We did have some reports of a rain/snow mix last night, but it did not last long. We have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on this Thursday Morning and there is a slight chance we... more »
  • Sunny & cool today

    January 7, 2013 11:42 AM

    Expect a pleasant afternoon as high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will allow us to have mostly sunny skies, but it will remain a little cool. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Clouds will be on the increase tonight from the west as our next... more »

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