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  • Cooler, drier and quieter (for now) Play Video

    April 27, 2017 6:49 AM

    Behind last night’s cold front, a shift to northwest winds will temporarily allow slightly cooler and drier air to hold across the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Much will change over the next 24 hours though a greater threat for severe weather is being monitored. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Warming trend, chance of strong storms Play Video

    April 25, 2017 6:43 AM

    A moderating trend in temperatures is underway. By the end of the week, highs will flirt with 90 degrees. Expect one chance at showers and storms before that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice one is on tap for Tuesday. Under sunny skies, high temperatures will top... more »
  • Pleasant feel will give way to warmth, humidity Play Video

    April 24, 2017 6:44 AM

    Sunday was unseasonably cool with a lot of cloud cover. In response to much more sun, Monday will warm but stay just below average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are on tap for the beginning of this new week. High temperatures will climb into the... more »
  • Big changes expected this weekend Play Video

    April 21, 2017 7:02 AM

    Friday will feel like May. By Sunday, it will feel like March! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much less action is expected on Friday, though a stray shower remains possible. Skies will be partly sunny with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies will continue overnight... more »
  • Showers and storms flare up this afternoon Play Video

    April 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    There is a slightly better chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms today. Some changes come to the weekend forecast with a quicker arrival of rain and a sharper cool down behind the front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny and warm with high temperatures... more »
  • Waiting for April to return Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:43 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through Friday as high temperatures and humidity continue to climb. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. It will likely feel a bit sticky. Isolated showers will flare up... more »
  • Lower chance of a rainbow Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:05 AM

    The pop-up showers and thunderstorms will continue decreasing in number through mid-week. Signs point to a nice cool down coming over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring less rain action than did Monday. Still, expect a partly sunny sky and thermometers... more »
  • Pop-up action continues today, changes to come Play Video

    April 17, 2017 7:15 AM

    Over the weekend, the forecast area saw a textbook “ pop-up showers and thunderstorms ” type of pattern. This week starts off similar with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies early with showers and thunderstorms flaring... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • Warmth giving way to pop-up showers Play Video

    April 13, 2017 6:44 AM

    Outdoor plans for Easter Weekend appear to be in fine shape, especially early. Some locations will have to dodge nuisance, pop-up showers and thunderstorms but such is typical as we move later into the spring. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a warm one with highs... more »
  • Temperatures climbing into the holiday weekend Play Video

    April 12, 2017 7:07 AM

    As we move deeper into April we move closer to the summertime pattern of warmth followed by pop up showers and storms. A taste of that type of weather is ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will depart to the northeast today and therefore... more »
  • Some, but not all, to receive showers today Play Video

    April 11, 2017 6:57 AM

    A weak cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Beyond that, rain chances will be minimal through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today, a weak cold front will move into the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Warmer week ahead, isolated showers possible Play Video

    April 10, 2017 7:03 AM

    Warmth will slowly increase each afternoon through the week while only isolated showers seem possible due to a few weak storm systems. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few clouds may mix in through the day, more sunshine is on tap for your Monday. Highs will be... more »
  • CSU: hurricane season to have slightly below average activity

    April 6, 2017 10:56 AM

    In an annual extended Atlantic Basin hurricane season forecast, tropical experts at Colorado State University are projecting slightly below normal activity for the 2017 season. The forecast is calling for 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The research team cites a weak to moderate El Nino... more »
  • Fore... nice days in a row

    April 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    Call the Chamber of Commerce; very nice weather is on tap through the weekend. Not only is sunshine expected, but temperatures will be at or even below average with no humidity. Whether you will be attending an event, getting some outdoor exercise or playing a round of golf inspired by... more »
  • Sticky, unsettled weather about to break Play Video

    April 5, 2017 6:55 AM

    Baton Rouge has broken a rainfall and high temperature record over the last two days. An unseasonably warm, humid air mass and the active weather pattern will be swiped away today. You will probably like the forecast beyond. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As isolated morning showers conclude,... more »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... more »
  • Isolated storms followed by much cooler air Play Video

    April 4, 2017 7:26 AM

    Ahead of the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight and one or two storms could even turn strong. However, widespread severe weather and heavy rain are not expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be sunny and warm with high temperatures in the middle... more »
  • Storm worn state getting a break, will it last? Play Video

    April 3, 2017 7:19 AM

    More than 5 inches of rain fell in parts of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Livingston Parishes along with Southwest Mississippi. Runoff is going to cause area rivers to rise. As of 6:30am Monday, many were forecast to crest near flood stage. Only the Comite at Joor Road is... more »
  • Strong storms, heavy rain possible through Monday

    April 2, 2017 9:50 AM

    A strong storm system will bring the risk of flooding, tornadoes and gusty wind to the central Gulf Coast Sunday into Monday. Those in the forecast area should be reviewing preparedness and safety plans for flooding and severe weather . An area of showers and thunderstorms will develop late Sunday... more »
  • Two days dry before a significant rain event Play Video

    March 31, 2017 7:12 AM

    Enjoy a pleasant weather ride into the weekend because the second half is looking like a washout! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring lower humidity, full sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds will be light and westerly. Skies stay clear and winds... more »
  • Blocked culvert cleaned following call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    March 30, 2017 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Thursday's rain and more in the forecast, a homeowner was concerned over a pile of branches that was blocking a culvert in the neighborhood. The culvert is along Danbury Drive in the Jefferson Terrace neighborhood of Baton Rouge. Jeff Liberty says earlier this year... more »
  • Have a plan, storms to threaten while many are asleep

    March 29, 2017 5:48 PM

    Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin tonight. The greatest threat for severe weather will be overnight, shortly after storms begin. Damaging wind, large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible—especially in areas north and west of Baton Rouge. These overnight threats make it really important to have a way... more »
  • Risk for more severe weather on Thursday

    March 28, 2017 10:08 AM

    Thunderstorms could cause hail and gusty wind on Thursday. Here is an updated forecast from the WBRZ Weather Team. The risk for severe weather on Thursday continues to increase. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a “Day 3 Convective Outlook” highlighting the WBRZ Weather forecast... more »
  • Two quiet days followed by another severe weather threat Play Video

    March 28, 2017 6:58 AM

    Two fairly quiet weather days are ahead before eyes return to skies and the threat for severe storms on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. A shower cannot be ruled out but rain chances... more »
  • Active pattern underway, more storms possible this week Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    Despite this weekend's cold front, we didn't feel much relief at all, because it retreated back to the north as a warm front. We continue with the warmth and the humidity through most of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring partly sunny skies.... more »
  • UPDATE: severe weather threat pushed into Saturday

    March 24, 2017 1:48 PM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) continues a “slight risk” for severe weather on Saturday. This means scattered severe storms are possible within the forecast area. An isolated intense thunderstorm is possible. On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) severe weather threat, this event is a... more »
  • Gusty storms possible tonight, tomorrow Play Video

    March 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more clouds than sun with high temperatures still climbing into the low 80s. It will be breezy with southeast winds of 10-20mph... more »
  • Dry and warm again, watching weekend storm system Play Video

    March 23, 2017 6:50 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A very weak front crossed the area yesterday leaving slightly drier air in the local area. So once again, sunny skies are anticipated on Thursday... more »
  • Take me out to the ballgame, or just outside in general Play Video

    March 22, 2017 7:04 AM

    Quiet weather will continue through Thursday. Though rain can’t be ruled out on Friday, widespread action will hold off until Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another day, another morning with clouds and another afternoon with sunshine and warmth. Look for high temperatures to reach 84 degrees with... more »
  • Fog to sun again and again Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:37 AM

    An area of high pressure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico will be creating a repetitive weather pattern through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, Tuesday will have some early fog and low clouds followed by plenty of afternoon sunshine. High temperatures will once again head... more »
  • Spring and growing season underway! Play Video

    March 20, 2017 7:05 AM

    Spring began at 5:28am. This marks the “vernal equinox” meaning that time of daylight and darkness is approximately equal around the globe. As the season change suggests, the weather forecast would lend to getting gardens started. 2017 may mark the earliest last freeze on record in Baton Rouge—it occurred back... more »
  • Cool and quiet along the Gulf Coast, blizzard in the Northeast Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:50 AM

    Locally, cool and pleasant March weather is forecast for the next several days. Meanwhile, a major snowstorm is grinding air and ground travel to a halt in the Northeast. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible for some locations with coastal areas expected to experience tropical storm force winds... more »
  • 24 years later, Northeast U.S. braces for another monster

    March 13, 2017 12:17 PM

    On the 24 year anniversary of America’s “Storm of the Century,” the Northeastern United States is bracing for another monster snowstorm. Unlike the 1993 behemoth, which brought snow as far south as Louisiana, this system will bring significant impacts to a smaller section of the country. On March... more »
  • Few showers locally, major storm in the northeast Play Video

    March 13, 2017 7:16 AM

    This week, believe it or not, will be slightly below average and sunny! For some, it will be a nice change of pace from the unseasonably warm winter. If you have plans to fly into the Northeastern United States Monday through Wednesday, check with your air carrier. Major delays... more »
  • Some sun before more rounds of rain Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:48 AM

    Expect a short lull in the unsettled pattern before muggy air and showers return to wrap up the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A clearing trend is expected for Wednesday with partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 70s. Perhaps the most noteworthy change will... more »
  • Rain, thunderstorms may slow late day commute Play Video

    March 7, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area today, continuing unsettled weather. A brief break is then expected for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few showers early as high temperatures reach for the upper 70s. A cold front will approach... more »
  • Showers to start the week Play Video

    March 6, 2017 6:36 AM

    Expect more rain coverage today than yesterday, but intensity should remain relatively low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be dreary-- mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and highs in the mid 70s. The highest rain chances will come during the second half of the day. The... more »
  • The time is now: Your Severe Weather Safety Plan Play Video

    March 3, 2017 2:37 PM

    Tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year. However, late winter and spring usually bring the greatest chance of these severe weather events occurring in Louisiana. The goal of severe weather awareness is to call attention to the threats posed... more »
  • Nice first weekend of March, unsettled next week Play Video

    March 3, 2017 6:25 AM

    We certainly do not expect a weekend washout, but can say that outdoor plans are in much better shape Saturday, when rain chances are zero. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will wrap up on a sunny and seasonable note. High temperatures will be in the upper... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth breaks, pollen does not Play Video

    March 2, 2017 6:45 AM

    Very pleasant weather is in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of March will be welcomed by ample sunshine and seasonable temperatures. Expect highs to top out in the upper 60s with north winds of 10mph. Overnight will be... more »
  • Late day showers and storms to break warm stretch Play Video

    March 1, 2017 7:08 AM

    February and the winter of 2016-2017 are in the books and have set some records. It was the warmest February on record with an average temperature of 64.5 degrees. A normal average monthly temperature is 54.8 degrees. Winter saw 23 afternoons reach 80 degrees or warmer, ousting the previous high... more »
  • Warmest Mardi Gras on record? Play Video

    February 28, 2017 7:08 AM

    The National Weather Service office in Slidell has weather data for Mardi Gras in New Orleans dating back to 1874. Over 144 years, only 7 “Fat Tuesdays” have exceeded 80 degrees in the Crescent City. Without a doubt, this will be the warmest Mardi Gras that has fallen on February... more »
  • Stormy start to the week, drier for Mardi Gras Play Video

    February 27, 2017 7:10 AM

    While the week is beginning unsettled, timing of a cold front and thundershowers should work out just right for Mardi Gras. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Lundi Gras, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through mid-afternoon. It will not rain constantly and while organized severe weather is not... more »
  • Passing shower tonight, pushing warmth out tomorrow

    February 24, 2017 6:43 AM

    The final weekend of the Carnival Season and the second for LSU Baseball should enjoy some more nice weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning fog will give way to sunshine and then a cold front will approach the area late. Ahead of this, temperatures will again stride... more »
  • Going for 20 and 21 Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:44 AM

    If the Baton Rouge area can make it to 80s degrees today, that would continue to stretch a record count for the winter months. Previously, the most days over 80 degrees recorded in a winter came from December 1956 to February 1957 with 17. Up to date, this winter has... more »
  • Front through but more 80s on the way Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:59 AM

    Even through a front has passed the region, temperatures will not change much. In fact, the record setting 80s of winter 2016-17 are again expected on Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning clouds will give way to a mostly sunny sky during the afternoon and... more »
  • Rain expected for Friday Evening events Play Video

    February 17, 2017 7:02 AM

    Even with showers in the forecast tonight, a packed weekend of events couldn’t ask for a much better February forecast—especially when it comes to temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will increase quickly on Friday with temperatures making it into the upper 60s. Showers are expected to... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis, LSU Baseball may be dodging showers Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday Morning could be one of if not the last taste of wintry temperatures this season. On average, the last freeze occurs around Feb. 24. At this point, the last freeze registered in Baton Rouge was on January 8. Previously, the earliest, last freeze of the season came on January... more »
  • So this is what winter feels like Play Video

    February 15, 2017 6:56 AM

    Generally quiet weather will carry into another weekend of Mardi Gras parades and the LSU Baseball opener. However, do expect a fast warming trend after cool temperatures today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Quieter weather is on tap for Wednesday. After plenty of cloud cover, some... more »
  • An evening date with rain and storms

    February 14, 2017 7:17 AM

    Strong storms are possible this evening prior to a cooler and quieter second half of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a dry beginning, clouds are expected to increase through Valentine’s Day and showers and thunderstorms may disrupt some plans later. As of now, timing brings... more »
  • The date could be a little rocky Play Video

    February 13, 2017 7:20 AM

    A weak front passed through last night and it has knocked our temperatures down a peg, but still not to seasonable levels. The risk for strong thunderstorms returns Tuesday Night. The format this time should be a little different than last week’s tornado outbreak—with a line or cluster of storms... more »
  • Good to be king, good to be in Louisiana

    February 10, 2017 7:02 AM

    The theme for the Krewe of Orion parade this year can be tweaked just a bit to describe how many feel about living in the bayou state! While some dig out of snow in the Northeastern United States, we'll put on shorts this weekend. Mainly dry and warmer than average... more »
  • Front brings seasonable feel locally, snow to northeast Play Video

    February 9, 2017 7:05 AM

    A cold front arrives today on the heels of Tuesday’s severe weather outbreak. The same storm system will be responsible for heavy snow and significant travel delays in the Northeastern United States—take note if you will be flying on Thursday or Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your... more »
  • UPDATE: strong storms possible Tuesday Morning

    February 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    The atmosphere has destabilized a bit more than expected, and it now appears possible that a few strong thunderstorms will be possible today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first half of your Tuesday will be unsettled. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through early afternoon. A few storms... more »
  • Awaiting the next cold front Play Video

    February 6, 2017 7:17 AM

    Above average to near record warm temperatures remain in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Monday will be partly sunny, muggy and warm with high temperatures topping out near 80 degrees. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy during the overnight hours with lows in the low... more »
  • One weekend, two seasons

    February 3, 2017 7:09 AM

    While a completely dry weekend can’t be guaranteed, outdoor plans are in good shape overall. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Showers and especially clouds will linger through Early Friday with some sun possibly peeking out during the late afternoon hours. Over the last 48 hours, high temperatures have... more »
  • Phil's call on the ball? Or is Pierre's guess the best?

    February 2, 2017 7:06 AM

    We have made a significant change to the temperature forecast on the other side of a cold front moving through the region. A modest cool down now seems likely. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: As a weak cold front settles into the area, mainly cloudy skies are expected... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth into the new month

    February 1, 2017 7:25 AM

    As a new month begins, the warmer pattern continues. With an average temperature of 59.3 degrees, January 2017 was the fifth warmest on record. Bumped by nearly 5 inches of rain on January 19, the month goes down as the ninth wettest with 9.7 inches. Records from Baton Rouge Metropolitan... more »
  • Whatever the rodent says, we're spring-like

    January 31, 2017 6:47 AM

    As thermometers continue an upward climb, the next shot at showers is on the board. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Tuesday will continue a warming trend for the area with highs returning to the mid 70s—likely a degree or two warmer than Monday. Sunshine will be the main... more »
  • Another weather pattern flip

    January 30, 2017 6:58 AM

    After a chilly weekend, thermometers will be on the way back up. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: In a carryover from Sunday, your Monday will bring abundant sunshine. High temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and low 70s with winds shifting to the southwest at 5-10mph. Overnight,... more »
  • Turning cooler, staying cooler

    January 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    Cooler temperatures have arrived and will prevail through Monday. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Beyond straggling morning clouds, Thursday will feature afternoon sunshine and high temperatures near 60 degrees and northwest winds of 5-10mph. Those winds will continue to spill cooler air into the region beneath a clear... more »
  • Showers possible for the late commute, cooler tomorrow

    January 25, 2017 6:49 AM

    After a front moves through the area today, a stretch of below normal temperatures is on the way. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: A cold front will enter the region on Wednesday. With this system, passing clouds and a few showers are anticipated but rain will not be... more »
  • Right back to the 70s, not for long

    January 24, 2017 6:37 AM

    Overall, a quiet stretch of weather is ahead but a temperature turnaround is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: More sunshine is expected for Tuesday with high temperatures warming quickly into the low 70s. Winds will shift southeast at 5-10mph. Overnight, some clouds will begin to... more »
  • Area dodges severe storms, but local rivers rise

    January 23, 2017 7:13 AM

    All things considered, the local area fared very well amidst an outbreak of severe weather all across the Southeast. Deadly tornadoes struck as close as Hattiesburg, MS., with reports of damaging wind and large hail all around. Despite a multitude of tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings on Friday Night and... more »
  • Severe weather risk now centered on Baton Rouge

    January 20, 2017 7:18 AM

    With a 2pm update, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction center has included the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area in an "enhanced risk" for severe storms. The city of Baton Rouge is in the center of the greatest threat area. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: The week will... more »
  • UPDATE: heavy rain prompts flash flood warning in Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2017 9:40 AM

    ***FLASH FLOOD WARNING*** for East Baton Rouge has been extended until 2:30 p.m. ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** for the entire forecast area except Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana Parishes and Wilkinson County until 6 p.m. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Heavy thunderstorms will continue into the afternoon. Localized... more »
  • Active weather expected Thursday, Saturday

    January 18, 2017 7:11 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is monitoring two threats for severe thunderstorms and the next shot at cooler temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another cloud filled sky is expected on Wednesday with a better shot at showers into the evening and overnight hours. High temperatures will chug into... more »
  • Warmth rolls on, storms soon roll in

    January 17, 2017 6:47 AM

    Baton Rouge Metro Airport tied a record high temperature on Monday, reaching 81 degrees. In addition to continued warmth, a pair of storm threats are up in the extended forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A little more sunshine and slightly lower rain chances are expected on Tuesday.... more »
  • Staying warm, getting wetter

    January 16, 2017 6:50 AM

    Unseasonable warmth will continue this week with increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible today. Highs will be in the mid 70sd with south, southeast winds of 10-15mph. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with patchy... more »
  • A nice April weekend ahead

    January 13, 2017 7:09 AM

    Several record high temperatures fell on Thursday. New benchmarks were set in Baton Rouge (82°), New Roads (82°) and McComb (80°). So, One thing you can lock in with this weather forecast – it will feel nothing like January in the Baton Rouge area! THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Here we go again, record highs in danger

    January 12, 2017 6:37 AM

    Well above average temperatures will headline the weather story through Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Beyond morning fog, a partly sunny afternoon is ahead with high temperatures pegged for the upper 70s. Especially where there is ample sunshine, the 1989 record of 80 degrees is certainly in... more »
  • Some may snag a shower today

    January 11, 2017 6:59 AM

    Above average temperatures will persist through the week with only slim shower chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring as good a chance as any this week of a rain shower. Mostly cloudy skies will continue with a few blips on radar possible into the afternoon... more »
  • Breezy with clouds moving through

    January 10, 2017 6:56 AM

    By tonight, heaters get a break and air conditioning goes back into service! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures return to well above average readings this afternoon. Even with a mostly cloudy sky, highs in the low 70s are anticipated. Winds will be breezy--southerly at 10-15mph with occassional... more »
  • Warming away from a frigid weekend

    January 9, 2017 7:03 AM

    The weather is getting back to normal today with more typical January temperatures in Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for near normal temperatures today with highs in the low 60s and mostly sunny skies. Overnight will be mostly clear with lows near 50. Up... more »
  • UPDATE: dangerous travel possible tonight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 7:50 AM

    With rain in around Baton Rouge, frozen precipitation north of the city and freezing temperatures expected tonight -- icy roads and bridges will be a concern tonight. See an updated forecast, detailed timing for your parish or county and how to prepare for the wintry weather in our full breakdown... more »
  • Cold and rain return, may mix with sleet before ending

    January 5, 2017 7:27 AM

    The weather will turn around quickly on Thursday as clouds build and showers arrive later in the afternoon. Nasty weather is in store for Friday with rain showers, falling temperatures and perhaps a bit of sleet mixing in before the precipitation wraps up. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Continued chance for wintry mix Friday Evening

    January 4, 2017 12:19 PM

    Though still not a certainty, the possibility of frozen precipitation has increased for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Rain could mix with sleet in and around Baton Rouge, but a full transition to frozen precipitation could briefly occur for locations north of I-12. As clouds and pockets of... more »
  • Trending colder, rain returns tomorrow night

    January 4, 2017 7:11 AM

    As colder air spills into the region, another storm system organizes to bring rain (and possibly more) to the area Thursday Night into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with much cooler temperatures. Northerly winds will mean that morning... more »
  • Like it mild? Enjoy today

    January 3, 2017 6:58 AM

    The area will go from mild temperatures to a more wintry feel over the next 36 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s. Skies stay mostly clear overnight with lows near 50. Up Next: The area will... more »
  • Naughty or nice, warm temps twice for the Christmas Weekend

    December 22, 2016 6:46 AM

    A warming trend is expected through the Christmas Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You might expect a few light showers during the morning hours as a weak cold front slides through the region. By afternoon, clouds will linger with just a few breaks of sunshine and high... more »
  • Strong front brings storm threat, much colder temps Play Video

    December 16, 2016 7:05 AM

    After a mild Saturday, there will be an overnight threat for damaging wind gusts followed by a 30 – 35 degree drop in temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, a warm front will lift through the region bringing milder air and increasing clouds. Expect a high... more »
  • Watching a strong cold front for the weekend

    December 15, 2016 6:48 AM

    The area will be chilly through Friday Morning before a warm front lifts through the area. After an unseasonably mild Saturday, a jarring cold front will bring wintry temperatures by the end of Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will find highs in the mid 50s beneath... more »
  • Set to surpass a record rainy year

    December 14, 2016 7:03 AM

    With just over an inch of rain on Tuesday, the area only needs an additional 1.44 inches of rain to officially make 2016 the wettest year on record* at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. A significant cold front will contribute to that push this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Scattered storms to dampen Tuesday commute

    December 13, 2016 6:58 AM

    Another day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before cooler air begins to arrive midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be more unsettled than Monday with scattered showers and thunderstorms bringing a soak to most of the forecast area. Though a daylong washout is not expected,... more »
  • Showery first half of the week

    December 12, 2016 6:59 AM

    A South Louisiana winter weather staple… thermostats have switched from heat to air conditioning in just 24 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Milder air is in place as a weak cold front has stalled in the region. Highs will make it into the mid 70s. Expect mainly... more »

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