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  • 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 »
  • Enjoy another

    September 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air will continue to allow a comfortable feel across the Capital Area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Enjoy the next 12-24 hours as changes will bring a return to more seasonable steam by Tuesday Afternoon. Your Monday though will be sunny and comfortably warm with a high... more »
  • Rain before a cool down

    September 10, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    September 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    The normal summer pattern will break for a little while after today. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: By comparison, Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday—at least for the first half of the day. Expect a quick jump to steamy with highs topping out in the low 90s... more »
  • Summery (for now)

    September 8, 2015 6:59 AM

    Our typical summer pattern of late will turn stormy by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Another partly sunny and steamy day is ahead with highs topping out around 90. Isolated shower and storm action will offer some spots an afternoon cool down. Rain... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 7, 2015 6:57 AM

    Seasonable weather is expected for your Labor Day. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Like both weekend days, Labor Day Monday will be partly sunny and steamy with highs in the low 90s—as is typical for this time of year. By afternoon, a few showers and thunderstorms are expected... more »
  • Here we geaux

    September 4, 2015 7:06 AM

    We’re heading into the first weekend of football in Louisiana. The weather should play out as is typical for Early September. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A partly sunny day is ahead. The breaks of sunshine will heat thermometers back into the low 90s and with ample... more »
  • A few for the taking

    September 3, 2015 7:08 AM

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

    September 2, 2015 7:05 AM

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

    September 1, 2015 7:07 AM

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

    August 31, 2015 6:56 AM

    Humidity has returned and temperatures will be right where they should be as August ends and September begins. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Similar to Sunday, you can expect mainly sunny skies and a little uptick in humidity. Temperatures will top out around 93°. Showers are unlikely east... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: winds up, track shifts

    August 27, 2015 8:16 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika continues to battle through dry air and wind shear while impacting the Leeward Islands. The National Hurricane Center forecast cone has shifted north and east. The latest projection passes the storm east of Florida’s Coast on Monday. Most forecast models are now straying away from any... more »
  • More cool mornings, Erika over the islands

    August 27, 2015 6:48 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is enjoying a stretch of unseasonably cool mornings and low humidity. The last time your Capital City felt three straight mornings in the 60s was in early June, and readings as cool as Thursday’s record low haven’t occurred since May 6! THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: remains weak, strengthening possible

    August 26, 2015 8:19 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika found a very difficult environment on Tuesday and as a result did not show much change in intensity. National Hurricane Center forecasts still position Erika near the South Florida Coast by Sunday as a category one hurricane. There is some uncertainty as to where exactly it... more »
  • Local humidity down, Erika strength down

    August 26, 2015 6:49 AM

    Dew points out of the 70s and into the 50s mean our oppressive humidity has been replaced by much drier air. The region will enjoy refreshing air and cooler mornings through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday began with some... more »
  • Perfect weather welcomes Wednesday

    August 25, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a near record low overnight. WBRZ weather experts said the forecast low Wednesday will be 63 or 62 degrees. The record low for Wednesday was set in 1966 at 62. It has not been since May that temperatures have reached this low. Wednesday, the... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: gradual strengthening expected

    August 25, 2015 8:14 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika was named on Monday Night and early the forecast suggests that Erika is worth a closer watch than Danny. While there is no active threat for the state of Louisiana, Erika is expected to survive well into the Western Atlantic, meaning it could get closer to... more »
  • Hello lower humidity

    August 25, 2015 6:51 AM

    Refreshing changes are in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: You might have noticed a bit less humidity on Tuesday Morning. That is a trend that will continue this week. The afternoon hours will still be mostly sunny and warm with... more »
  • Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating

    August 24, 2015 7:10 AM

    Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating By mid-week, the region will enjoy a break from the humidity while Tropical Storm Danny becomes an afterthought. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: The first part of your Monday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs making it into the... more »
  • DANNY UPDATE: Little change last 24 hours

    August 19, 2015 10:21 AM

    Tropical Storm Danny has hit a rough patch, struggling to strengthen over the last 24 hours. 1,300 miles from the Lesser Antilles as of 4pm Wednesday, the storm will not affect any land over the next 48 hours. While there isn't an active threat for Louisiana, state officials continue... more »
  • Tropical Storm Danny forms in Atlantic

    August 18, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Forecasters said a tropical depression which formed in the Atlantic Ocean is now strong enough to be declared Tropical Storm Danny. The storm is not expected to impact Louisiana at this time, and currently poses no threat to land. There are no watches or warnings in... more »
  • Hotter but drier

    August 13, 2015 7:08 AM

    Mother Nature has a funny way of balancing things out—southern locations that missed out on the beneficial rain Tuesday did see some action on Wednesday, as we projected. It will be mainly dry and seasonably hot to end the week. Over the weekend, your more standard pop-up showers will... more »
  • We think this is better

    August 12, 2015 7:09 AM

    Though away from advisory and warning criteria, seasonably hot temperatures will continue into the weekend. The forecast performed well on Tuesday—we expected 70% of the area to pick up rain and about 60% of area backyards saw precipitation. Southern spots like Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes that did... more »
  • Hot then strong storms

    August 11, 2015 7:11 AM

    After another fast warm-up into early afternoon, a weak front will bring an opportunity for rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Moring temperatures near 80 won’t have to go far to achieve our forecast high temperature in the mid 90s. Partial sunshine early... more »
  • Excessive heat continues

    August 10, 2015 7:19 AM

    Once again, near triple digit readings with maximum humidity will produce oppressive heat indices or feel-like afternoon temperatures over 113°. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues until 7pm Monday Evening for the entire WBRZ viewing area. This means that feels-like temperatures are expected to be over 113° for more than... more »
  • EACHUS: what happened to the relative humidity?

    August 5, 2015 3:49 PM

    On Wednesday, a viewer emailed the WBRZ Weather Team with a good, common question. Jim wanted to know why meteorologists don't talk about the relative humidity as much any more. Figuring many have the same question, our response in its entirety follows: "Relative humidity has become somewhat of an... more »
  • Records fall, cold front approaches

    July 31, 2015 7:07 AM

    Baton Rouge Metro Airport reached 100° on Thursday Afternoon before strong showers and thunderstorms rolled over the region. The high temperature was a new record for the date and the first time the Capital City has reached the century mark since June 26, 2012. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • More hot Louisiana sun

    July 28, 2015 6:53 AM

    We notch a few more highs in the upper 90s before better rain coverage allows for some cooler afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A mostly sunny afternoon will again be offered up pushing high temperatures into the upper 90s. As has been usual of late, while a... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Sweltering weekend

    July 24, 2015 6:48 AM

    Baton Rouge is cracking several top-10 lists for all-time hot stretches in the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’ll wrap up the week with more heat. Morning sunshine will give way to a few afternoon clouds and a high temperature near 97. Certainly, expect a portion... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Steady temps, scarce pops

    July 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • Above average warmth continues

    July 16, 2015 6:38 AM

    There are no indications that this hotter than usual pattern will let up anytime soon. Normal highs for this time of year are around 92. Baton Rouge area temperatures are likely to peak at 94-96 over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring... more »
  • 95ers on the rise

    July 15, 2015 11:32 AM

    Late summer hyperbole may not in fact be so far from truth. When a neighbor or friend says, "it's been hotter than usual this summer," instincts to roll eyes may have some data working against them. Urban areas like Baton Rouge have shown signs of significant warming over... more »
  • Only a third through

    July 15, 2015 6:34 AM

    Every day so far this July has surpassed 90 and there are many more are to come. On average, the Baton Rouge area registers 90 days in the 90s. Tuesday marked the 37th for 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid with... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Special advisory names season's third storm

    July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

    Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off of the North Carolina coast. Just before noon CDT, satellite data indicated that Claudette had taken on tropical characteristics with winds of 50mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue a special advisory. Claudette is somewhat of a surprise, having only a... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • DON'T feel the burn

    July 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    The forecast performed well again yesterday with 30% of the area collecting an afternoon shower. We anticipated most of the action to stay south of the interstates, and it did, except for one shower that came into Baton Rouge during the evening. Rain chances will dwindle as we get... more »

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