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  • 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 »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Ready to roll

    January 29, 2016 7:03 AM

    A drier and warmer pattern takes shape for the weekend—with carnival season festivities enjoying cooperative weather. Today and Tonight: Friday will feature a sunny and mild afternoon. High temperatures will make it into the upper 60s. The Krewe of Artemis can expect clear skies and temperatures near 60... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Warmer to cooler with early week rain

    January 25, 2016 7:16 AM

    Another cold front is settling into the region. Expect returning rain showers through Tuesday with gradually falling temperatures. Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies can be expected for the beginning to your new week. Thanks to southerly winds of 10mph, the high temperature will be much milder—in the... more »
  • Sharply colder across the Central Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2016 7:10 AM

    With a strong cold front east of the area, temperatures have plummeted and will not recover much through Saturday. Today and Tonight: Friday will be wintry by local standards. Overcast skies may persist throughout the day as cold air continues to seep into the Gulf South. Temperatures will... more »
  • WBRZ camera records potentially dangerous cloud formation Play Video

    January 21, 2016 10:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A weather phenomenon was captured on video Thursday. As a line of severe weather moved east across West Baton Rouge, WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington was recording video of the sky. At the WBRZ weather office, meteorologists were tracking the system with the National Weather Service when... more »
  • S.E. Louisiana and S.W. Mississippi face enhanced severe weather threat Thursday

    January 21, 2016 7:40 AM

    A large and vigorous storm system will bring rain and potentially severe thunderstorms to the Baton Rouge area on Thursday Afternoon and Evening before strengthening into a powerful Nor’Easter in the Mid-Atlantic on Friday and Saturday. Today and Tonight: Thursday will be mostly cloudy and mild with high... more »
  • Showers return Wed., strong storms possible Thu.

    January 20, 2016 7:11 AM

    An unsettled pair of days will give way to another chill by the weekend. Today and Tonight: Temperatures will continue on a moderating trend despite the return of clouds and rain. Look for thermometers to reach the upper 60s on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies. We’ll call for... more »
  • A bit warmer, just as dry

    January 19, 2016 6:50 AM

    The quiet and seasonable pattern will last for one more day before clouds and rain work back into the area. Today and Tonight: More sun will be dialed up for Tuesday with high temperatures topping out near 60 degrees. A wind shift to the southeast will aid the... more »
  • Quiet weather as rivers run high

    January 18, 2016 6:49 AM

    Many gauges along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers are cresting early this week. Today and Tonight: Your new week will kick off with sunshine and cool temperatures. For Martin Luther King Day, high temperatures will run into the mid 50s with light northerly winds. The overnight hours are... more »
  • Running into the weekend

    January 15, 2016 7:11 AM

    Those preparing for the Louisiana Marathon will find another year with cooperative weather for the various runs taking place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will make a gradual return into the afternoon hours. With that, high temperatures will climb into the upper 60s—with an isolated... 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 »
  • Cold winter water cuts Mississippi flood stages

    January 13, 2016 6:38 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Flood forecasters say Mississippi River crest predictions continue to fall in part because cold water and sand are more compact than the warmer water of a spring flood. National Weather Service hydrologist Marty Pope said Wednesday that means more water can move through the river's channel... more »
  • Midweek sun before late week showers

    January 13, 2016 6:46 AM

    Enjoy sunshine for the third straight day this work week before showers return to region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will show the region one more dry and sunny day. A gradual warming trend will continue with highs stretching for the mid 60s. Overnight, increasing... 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 »
  • Changing weather into the weekend

    January 8, 2016 7:08 AM

    After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Christmas Day heat

    December 25, 2015 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 89-year-old record was broken with a record high of 83 degrees Thursday, Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will look to set a record, but it won't hit the highest temperate on December 25th of 85 degrees. Friday will be about 81 or 82 degrees. "It's... more »
  • Wednesday storms could produce damaging wind, a tornado

    December 23, 2015 9:22 AM

    The region is at risk for severe thunderstorms fed by an unseasonably warm, humid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any thunderstorms that develop on Wednesday could produce strong wind gusts or even a brief tornado. Be sure that family and friends traveling... more »
  • Showers Tuesday, severe storms possible Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 7:08 AM

    As temperatures warm, so too will instability and the threat for strong thunderstorms—especially Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will show mostly cloudy skies and bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Temperatures will remain sticky with highs in the low 70s. Overnight, more... more »
  • Unsettled week ahead

    December 21, 2015 6:50 AM

    Warm and wet will be the best words to sum up the next 7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms will become increasingly more likely throughout the day. The most likely time period for rain on Monday will be 10am – dusk. Rain... more »
  • Bouts of rain and thunder, then much cooler

    December 16, 2015 7:06 AM

    A round of rain leads a cold front into the region which will bring much cooler air by week’s end. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds and rain are expected for your Wednesday. Pockets of rain will roll across the region from mid-morning into the evening... more »
  • Preview cool

    December 15, 2015 6:54 AM

    Relatively cooler temperatures will eventually give way to below average temperatures beyond some mid-week rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Warmer with more sunshine—that’s the call for your Tuesday before the pattern takes an unsettled mid-week shift. Expect highs in the low 70s with light easterly... more »
  • Shorts in December this weekend Play Video

    December 11, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend will feel more like August since forecasters expect highs in the mid-80s. Compared to this time last year, there is an almost 20 degree temperature difference. People are having to adjust to the unusual forecast. "It has a tendency to hurt the business,"... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth through Saturday, gusty storms possible Sunday

    December 11, 2015 7:25 AM

    A pair of warm days will be followed by a strong cold front crossing the region on Sunday. With that, there is a chance of severe weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wrapping up the week, the Baton Rouge area will have a partly sunny sky... more »
  • Continued warming, watching the next storm system

    December 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will register some high temperatures in the 80s before a cold front and squall line bring active, but cooler weather to the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will repeat an ongoing pattern of morning fog, partial afternoon sun... more »
  • Your warming December weather

    December 9, 2015 6:58 AM

    The big weather story as the week ends will be unseasonable warmth. Highs will approach 80 on Friday and Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, morning fog will give way to some afternoon sunshine. High temperatures will be well into the 70s with light southerly... more »
  • Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming

    December 8, 2015 7:00 AM

    With mainly clear skies continuing, temperatures will trend up each day through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Tuesday, you can expect ample sunshine once again with thermometers topping out near 70. Winds will be calm. The night will bring more clear skies early,... more »
  • Should be cooling, will be warming

    December 7, 2015 7:02 AM

    On average, temperatures tend to trend down in the Baton Rouge area as moves into Mid-December. Instead, thermometers will be warming through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be seasonable and sunny. Highs will be near 70° with light, northerly winds around... 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 »
  • No surprise ending, year to wrap up warmer

    December 2, 2015 1:32 PM

    Fall forecasts were right on in projecting a warm, dry north and wet south for the fall months. As the United States transitions into winter, 2015 figures to wrap up with much of the same. In Southeastern Louisiana, an El Niño controlled pattern has produced one of 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Rename the "Red Stick" the "Wet Stick"

    November 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    After another dousing Tuesday night, Baton Rouge has cracked the top 10 for wettest years in city history—with more than a month to go. Since records began at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1930, only nine years found more rain. 2015 is currently in the tenth spot with... 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 »
  • Rapid improvements

    November 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    The severe weather threat verified in some locations Tuesday Night with tornado warnings issued for parts of St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, as well as Amite County. Fortunately, they had been no reports of damage as of 6am Wednesday. As a cold front presses eastward, rain will end... more »
  • Tornado Watch issued for part of the area

    November 17, 2015 1:49 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 8pm. As thunderstorms develop, the main threats will include a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts up to 70mph. Rain and thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon. Isolated... more »
  • Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi

    November 17, 2015 7:07 AM

    A strong fall storm system will bring heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Gulf South Tuesday into Wednesday before a sharp cool down. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There are a few days each year where we ask that you pay extra attention to the... 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 »
  • Nasty weather on the way, is El Nino at work?

    November 13, 2015 2:50 PM

    As expected, a fall season featuring El Niño has been active in the Southern United States. So far, record breaking rain events have grabbed headlines, but severe storms may be the next act. One week after damaging winds and white-out wintry weather in the Midwest, a similar set... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • The second severe weather season awakens

    November 9, 2015 1:45 PM

    The spring surge of tropical moisture clashing with winter leftovers in the Midwest and Gulf South, makes March to May prime tornado season. Not to be underestimated though, is the arrival of cold air displacing lingering summer humidity southward. Indeed, October – December offers a fair... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Two nice, two unsettled

    October 29, 2015 7:20 AM

    The week will wrap with a pair of pleasant days. Halloween looks like a rainout. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stray clouds and showers will part for sunshine during the afternoon hours. Again thermometers will top out near 80. Overnight will be clear and seasonable with lows in... more »
  • Sun returns but more rain looms

    October 28, 2015 7:28 AM

    After a rainy spell Saturday through Tuesday, sunshine is back for a few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun returns! Any fog early will be replaced blue sky during the afternoon. Drier air will be in place, and with the sunshine, thermometers will warm into the upper... more »
  • Drought to Deluge: Gulf Coast soaker just a start?

    October 27, 2015 2:34 PM

    The shift is on along the Gulf Coast. For those tuned in to climate changes, this is no surprise. For others, get ready for wholesale alterations. Summer was dry. Typical afternoon convection was squashed by a persistent mid-level ridge from July to October. A comfortable... 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 »
  • Weekend soaker a 25-year rain event

    October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    Skies opened up in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday afternoon, and records poured down right through Sunday. Most impressively, 8.60 inches of rain saturated the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the fourth highest single day total on record. Such a total has about a 1-in-10 chance of... 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 »
  • Haystack Dry

    October 20, 2015 6:49 AM

    Seasonable fall weather continues as temperatures bump slightly above average through the remainder of the week. There is an increased chance for rain over the weekend which could provide some drought relief to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow high temperatures back... 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 »
  • Enjoy the games

    October 16, 2015 7:17 AM

    Football fans will have no worries beyond the scoreboard this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool to warm once again with sunshine bringing high temperatures up to 90 on Friday Afternoon. As high school football gets underway, temperatures will fall through the 80s with little more than... more »
  • Jackets and or shorts

    October 15, 2015 7:27 AM

    At 51°, Wednesday Morning marked the coolest temperature for Baton Rouge since March 28 when the low bottomed out at 48°. We followed that with the 102 nd afternoon to eclipse 90° in 2015—which is about 10 more times than we might expect in a typical warm season. Much... more »
  • On par for mid-month

    October 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air and seasonable temperatures will press on into the middle of October—just as would be expected for the time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a cool beginning, Wednesday will be sun filled with temperatures topping out in the mid 80s. Humidity will be joyfully... 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 »
  • Not so fast

    October 7, 2015 7:04 AM

    The 98 th 90° high of 2015 in Baton Rouge was on September 30. On average, the last high above 90° occurs by October 1 for an annual average of about 90 days. Such heat has happened as late as the end of October, and we’ll find some here in... more »
  • Additional sun

    October 6, 2015 7:05 AM

    Temperatures will continue to moderate this week, with highs eventually warming above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More afternoon sun is expected on Tuesday. The warmth of that bright, orange orb will guide afternoon highs into the mid 80s. During the overnight hours, some added moisture in... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • More rain chances

    September 28, 2015 6:59 AM

    While a bit gloomy, a few more periods of rain will be beneficial to area plant-life. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will again bring scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mainly cloudy skies and a few patches of rain will amount to thermometers keeping in the middle 80s. Like... more »
  • Slow changes

    September 24, 2015 6:49 AM

    The area will gradually transition into a pattern that brings more humidity and better rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer plenty of sunshine; but the very slow return of moisture and humidity will slightly increase the possibility of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Rain... more »
  • First day of fall

    September 23, 2015 6:59 AM

    Although the new season is upon us, the weather will go relatively unchanged through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday we’ll again expect mostly sunny skies with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Somewhat dry air will remain in place and this... more »
  • Same ol'

    September 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    Returning to the pattern we’ve gotten used to over the last week or so, mostly clear skies and seasonable warmth will carry us into fall. The autumnal equinox will occur at 3:22am on Wednesday, marking the official beginning of fall. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday... more »
  • Gloomy to sunny

    September 21, 2015 7:00 AM

    A slight drop in humidity will be the biggest change to our weather pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front rolling through the area will bring a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly to the north, early this morning. After showers end and cloud cover... more »
  • September sweating

    September 18, 2015 6:48 AM

    LSU and Southern football fans should be prepared for dangerous heat at the tailgate and in the stadium on Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Friday will be mostly sunny and a little sticky once again with highs surging for the low 90s. Rain chances remain barely above... more »
  • Dangerous heat in Death Valley Saturday

    September 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    The cat-fight between LSU and Auburn in Tiger Stadium on Saturday is likely to be the hottest game of the weekend—and we’re talking weather here, not necessarily the action on the field. Studies have shown that thermometers inside of large and crowded football stadiums tend to run several degrees... more »
  • Persistence

    September 17, 2015 6:50 AM

    A quiet stretch of days is ahead in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will be mostly sunny and a bit humid with highs in the low 90s. Shower chances are almost non-existent, with the exception of coastal parishes. Overnight will be calm... more »
  • Not done sweating

    September 16, 2015 6:47 AM

    Slim shower chances stay in the forecast Wednesday before a mainly dry pattern persists through weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Back to average, the Baton Rouge area will find partly sunny skies running temperatures towards 90 this afternoon. Like Tuesday, a stray shower is possible but mainly... more »
  • September reminder: it's still summer

    September 15, 2015 7:08 AM

    It was nice stepping outside and not immediately feeling sweat bead on your brow, but we’re back at it over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Humidity is returning to the area today. A southerly component to the winds will pull in moisture from the... more »

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