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  • Foggy, a bit warmer

    March 3, 2015 6:19 AM

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

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Drier but still cool

    February 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    Showers are gone for a while, but chilly air is staying put for the near term. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, today's weather will likely be considered a vast improvement over Wednesday. Times of sun and clouds will come along with afternoon highs in the... more »
  • Mid-week washout

    February 25, 2015 6:08 AM

    On whatever rating scale you'd like to use, Wednesday will be one of the least pleasant this winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a wash. Periods of rain will last into the evening commute and it will fall steadily at times. By day's end, most... more »
  • Ice threat leaves, cold air stays

    February 24, 2015 5:59 AM

    Cold temperatures and periods of rain will dampen the forecast through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering showers early on Tuesday will continue a dreary spell of weather in South Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. While showers will diminish, clouds will hold pretty thick and again keep temperatures... more »
  • A slap in the face

    February 23, 2015 6:07 AM

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

    February 20, 2015 6:06 AM

    Warmer air will enter the region today, but so too will clouds and rain showers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will continue to stack up through your Friday Afternoon. Additionally, we'll begin to see a few showers developing in the region. We expect rain coverage to remain... more »
  • Sunny and cool again Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:20 AM

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

    February 18, 2015 6:09 AM

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

    February 17, 2015 5:58 AM

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

    February 16, 2015 6:06 AM

    After nearly perfect carnival season weather, Lundi Gras will be wet, while Mardi Gras will be chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your week will start off wet and milder than is typical for the middle of February. Scattered showers will plague a gray day with highs topping... more »
  • Thumbs up to down

    February 13, 2015 6:19 AM

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

    February 12, 2015 5:47 AM

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

    February 11, 2015 5:36 AM

    Temperatures will trend up today before a more significant cool down leading into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be our warmest through Sunday as high temperatures reach for 70° under a mainly sunny sky. During the overnight hours, a few clouds could develop... more »
  • Cool and dry Play Video

    February 10, 2015 5:34 AM

    Behind a cold front, the area has cooled but will be remaining dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will feature sunshine and highs just a touch below average-near 63°. During the overnight hours, expect skies to remain clear with lows in the upper 30s and low... more »
  • Hanging on to 70s

    February 9, 2015 5:56 AM

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

    February 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    As we finish the week, the dreary weather will break and afternoon temperatures will warm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You can tuck away the umbrella but keep the warmer coat handy. Clouds will linger through early Thursday making for another chilly day. With some breaks in the... more »
  • Next rain on the way Play Video

    February 3, 2015 6:10 AM

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

    February 2, 2015 6:09 AM

    A cold front has swept through the region and chilly air will stay in place through this first full week of February. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Behind a cold front, stiff northwesterly winds will keep the region breezy and chilly on Monday. While clouds are pushed to... more »
  • Pennsylvania groundhog 'forecasts' 6 more weeks of winter

    February 2, 2015 2:05 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the "forecast" just before 7:30 a.m. Monday. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his... more »
  • Enjoy 70s before they vanish Play Video

    January 29, 2015 5:35 AM

    Get out and enjoy! Thursday will be the final day of above average temperatures for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With southeasterly winds ahead of an approaching front, afternoon thermometers will again soar above 70° and into the mid 70s for most locations. Alas,... more »
  • Almost a record

    January 28, 2015 5:53 AM

    After near record warmth on Tuesday, a sunny Wednesday we'll aim for a fourth of five straight days above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Yet again, a weak front has pushed through the region shifting our light winds to the northeast. Despite ample sunshine, this subtle wind... more »
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    January 28, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... more »
  • Sun again

    January 27, 2015 5:26 AM

    Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers... more »
  • Count 'em

    January 26, 2015 5:56 AM

    We'll keep tallying sunny, seasonable days while the Northeastern hubs prepare for an historic blizzard. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a bit cooler than Sunday-reason being, those winds you probably noticed during the latter half of the weekend. They accompanied a dry cold front that... more »
  • Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    January 25, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... more »
  • Dreary and chilly again Play Video

    January 22, 2015 5:53 AM

    Akin to last week, cloudy, chilly and damp conditions will prevail through at least Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday marks the return of cloud cover and rain showers. Steadier and heavier rain is expected to develop by the afternoon hours. It would be a good... more »
  • One more Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:41 AM

    Changes to the pleasant local conditions will begin during the overnight hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite a cold front passing through the area last night, another tranquil and mild day is in store for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Many locations will produce an above average... more »
  • Mild and dry again

    January 20, 2015 5:30 AM

    After a warmer morning, a slightly warmer afternoon is on tap across the Gulf South. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies are again expected today and after a morning spent in the 40s (compared to 30s Monday), high temperatures should make it to or even eclipse... more »
  • Carry on, carry on

    January 19, 2015 5:37 AM

    The pleasant January weather experienced over the weekend will continue into mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun will rule the roost one again as many South Louisiana thermometers flirt with a high temperature near 70°. Overnight, lows will be close to average, in the low 40s, under... more »
  • Here we go! Play Video

    January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

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

    January 15, 2015 5:38 AM

    Scattered showers will pull through the region marking an end to a dreary stretch of days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers are anticipated to dampen the region through mid-afternoon. No major rain totals will occur; rather the nuisance variety of showers with accompanying clouds once again... more »
  • Looping on the wrong track

    January 14, 2015 5:37 AM

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

    January 13, 2015 5:35 AM

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

    January 12, 2015 5:57 AM

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

    January 12, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - The work week is expected to get off to a slippery start as forecasters warn that a storm is bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Ozarks to New England. Poor driving conditions are expected through much of the day Monday as the storm... more »
  • Frozen, with precip?

    January 8, 2015 6:05 AM

    We are monitoring a freezing rain potential as some moisture is set to ride over our frigid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A bitterly cold morning won't give way to any kind of warm up this afternoon. Despite ample sunshine, high temperatures will really struggle to... more »
  • Wind Chill, Hard Freeze warnings Play Video

    January 7, 2015 6:18 AM

    A cold front has crossed the area and an arctic air mass is blasting southward to the Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a few stray clouds, the actual passage of a cold front has been tough to identify. Its presence will certainly be felt... more »
  • Wintry feel for the week ahead

    January 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While today will be quite chilly, it may actually feel mild when compared with the afternoon temperatures on Thursday and Friday! Expect sunshine and some passing clouds with highs topping out near 50°. Overnight will be cold with lows hovering just above freezing while... more »
  • Seatbelts on in Santas sleigh

    December 23, 2014 5:50 AM

    A strong cold front pushing through the region will bring the threat for strong thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Before Santa's sleigh arrives in South Louisiana, we'll need to buckle up for a bumpy ride. Some strong thunderstorms are expected around the region today. The National... more »
  • This is winter?

    December 22, 2014 6:21 AM

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

    December 19, 2014 6:21 AM

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

    December 18, 2014 6:12 AM

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

    December 17, 2014 6:20 AM

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

    December 16, 2014 12:38 PM

    Last week, the WBRZ Weather Team examined historical, statistical probabilities for a white Christmas. As you probably imagined, even prior to reading, chances for Southeast Louisiana aren't very good. You can review those stats by clicking here . We can now see that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should... more »
  • Back to December

    December 16, 2014 6:16 AM

    The late fall 70s will exit today with a return to more seasonable readings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any early cloud cover lingering in eastern locations will be gone by mid-morning. Though all sunny skies are expected, a shift to northwesterly breezes will mean an afternoon high... more »
  • Sun and mild temps to return

    December 12, 2014 6:11 AM

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

    December 11, 2014 11:21 AM

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

    December 11, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    December 10, 2014 5:55 AM

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

    December 9, 2014 5:58 AM

    A weak, reinforcing cold front will slip past the area tonight, bringing slightly cooler temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, your Tuesday will feature abundant sunshine with a high temperature in the middle 60s. A weak front will cross the region tonight, offering little more than... more »
  • Weather caught the calendar

    December 8, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    December 4, 2014 5:59 AM

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

    December 3, 2014 6:10 AM

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

    December 2, 2014 5:30 AM

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

    December 1, 2014 5:59 AM

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

    November 28, 2014 5:33 AM

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

    November 27, 2014 5:26 AM

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

    November 26, 2014 5:39 AM

    ...for a feast of fine weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a very cold start, 4-6° cooler than expected, temperatures will quickly warm into the afternoon hours. With no pesky batch of clouds, like Tuesday, afternoon sunshine will help highs into the upper 60s. The overnight hours... more »
  • Gathering the ingredients...

    November 25, 2014 5:54 AM

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

    November 24, 2014 5:57 AM

    THE FORECAST: Fortunately, the local area dodged severe thunderstorms on Sunday Morning with most action staying in the Gulf or well east. The system certainly was poised to, and did cause a number of tornado warnings, but encountered a more stable air mass over the local area allowing some... more »
  • Eyes to the weekend

    November 21, 2014 6:01 AM

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

    November 19, 2014 5:29 AM

    After a freezing start, Wednesday marks the beginning of a moderating trend in temperatures. Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure system is sliding eastward into Georgia while a deep upper-level trough of colder air and lower pressures retreats to the northeast. This combination will mean a general warming of... more »
  • Keeping the freezing

    November 18, 2014 5:47 AM

    Another below average temperature day and subsequent below freezing night is forthcoming. Forecast Discussion: Some upper-level energy managed to stir up a few high clouds overnight, which held temperatures slightly up from the forecast and out of the middle 20s. Deep 500mb trough (deeper than last week) is trenching... more »
  • Wardrobe 180

    November 17, 2014 6:07 AM

    Hopefully you didn't stash the jacket too far away after a milder Sunday-the chill returns through mid-week. Forecast Discussion: A cold front that brought severe weather to the region on Sunday is pushing away to the east. A strong surface high pressure system has sunk deep into Texas and... more »
  • Weekend: begins freezing, ends soaking

    November 14, 2014 8:23 AM

    After slipping below the freezing mark for several hours on Friday Morning, the Baton Rouge area can expect a similar start to the weekend. For the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, low temperatures bottomed out at 29° around 6am Friday Morning. That was a record low for the date since... more »
  • Mild Monday

    November 10, 2014 8:53 AM

    Your Monday will feature abundant sunshine and mild temperatures with highs in the middle 70s. As southerly winds continue, a quick cool down is NOT expected to occur tonight as was the case Sunday into Monday. Lows won't fall too far out of the 60s and into the upper... more »
  • Bored gauges

    November 6, 2014 8:50 AM

    Streak Over: A notable 22-day stretch of empty rain gauges in Baton Rouge ended on Wednesday as a trace of rain fell prior to midnight. While a few light showers fell October 29-30, amounts were very insignificant. Plus, where official records for the local area are kept at... more »
  • Spotty Showers

    November 5, 2014 8:12 AM

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

    November 4, 2014 7:20 AM

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

    November 3, 2014 6:52 AM

    Expect mostly sunny skies for the beginning of your week with thermometers climbing back towards an average high this afternoon-near 74°. The overnight hours will not end up as chilly as the last several mornings. There may be a few passing clouds and also some patchy fog into the... more »
  • Part 3: A communication nightmare

    October 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    On October 23, 2012, the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) computerized weather forecast model was suggesting the metamorphosis of a Hurricane by the name of Sandy into a monstrous extra-tropical cyclone. This is not uncommon for late season tropical cyclones racing into the North Atlantic. What was... more »
  • Trick-or-Treat cast

    October 31, 2014 6:50 AM

    Halloween will be a chilling day for the region-quite literally. After a cool and sunny start, northerly winds will kick up to 10-15mph during the afternoon hours beginning a 12 hour period in which temperatures will fall almost 30°! Trick-or-treaters should dress a bit warmer with thermometers falling through... more »
  • More chilling

    October 30, 2014 6:20 AM

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

    October 29, 2014 5:50 AM

    15 days dry and counting... Expect one more day of isolated shower chances before cooler and drier days lead into the weekend. Morning fog will dissipate to a mostly cloudy sky into the afternoon hours. A couple of showers will be possible as highs top out near 80°... more »
  • Two weeks dry

    October 28, 2014 6:01 AM

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

    October 27, 2014 6:04 AM

    Your Monday will be dry but warm with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s. A touch of humidity will be felt during the afternoon hours as well as south-southeasterly winds of 5-10mph transport some low level moisture northwards. During the overnight hours, lows will keep to... more »
  • Tranquil days ahead

    October 20, 2014 6:14 AM

    Another week of quiet weather is ahead. Look for plenty of sunshine and just a few passing clouds while temperatures head for the 80° mark. Overnight will be clear and quiet with lows dipping into the mid-50s. Checking the tropics, there is an area of shower and thunderstorm activity... more »
  • Warming, Gonzalo becomes major storm

    October 16, 2014 5:48 AM

    After a cool morning, temperatures will begin returning to average. If you wear a jacket during the chilly morning hours, you will be able to shed it by the afternoon as sunshine will move thermometers into the lower 80s. The overnight hours will be clear but not quite as... more »
  • Another tranquil day

    October 15, 2014 6:00 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will notch another cooler than average day. After needing a light jacket early, the afternoon will warm into the middle 70s under plenty of sunshine. Overnight will be cool and peaceful with lows again stretching for the upper 40s. Hurricane Gonzalo continues to strengthen... more »
  • Unsaturated

    October 14, 2014 6:18 AM

    After spending seven straight days with above average temperatures, including a trio of 90° afternoons, Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi return to more fall-like weather. Evidence of the cooler, drier air can be found by looking at the low temperature trend over the next five days. Many locations will... more »
  • Strong storms possible Monday

    October 13, 2014 8:10 AM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire WBRZ viewing area under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Monday. The storm threat will be two-pronged. Thunderstorms are expected to develop as early as midday. From noon until 5pm, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Mind over motherboard

    October 7, 2014 8:53 AM

    A non-thunderstorm event in Southeastern Louisiana on Monday served as a prime example of why meteorologists cannot only rely on the often publicized "computer forecast models." In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, October 6 (12z), a squall line of nasty thunderstorms flared up ahead of a weak cold front... more »
  • Close call on afternoon storms

    October 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    An ongoing complex of showers and thunderstorms in the Arklatex Region diving southward is expected to weaken as it approaches the local area this afternoon. Skies will be sunny early with some cloud development by lunch time. With the afternoon hours may come isolated shower and thunderstorm activity. High temperatures... more »
  • UPDATE: Weekend forecast possibilities

    September 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    With newer information coming in, weekend forecast details have become clearer but unfortunately, a few minor timing issues still exist. A weak disturbance developing in the Gulf of Mexico will navigate northward towards the coast by Sunday. At this time, the two key computer forecast models offer slightly different... more »
  • Fall arrives

    September 22, 2014 6:04 AM

    The final day of summer will certainly feel and act accordingly. Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup to nearly 90°. By the afternoon, skies will go partly sunny with perhaps a shower or thunderstorm. However, unlike the normal driver of afternoon showers-the heat and humidity, today's trigger will be... more »
  • Gray Thursday

    September 18, 2014 8:46 AM

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday with showers and thunderstorms developing by the afternoon hours. Due to the added afternoon cloudiness and rain showers, thermometers are not likely to make it to 90°. It will still be warm and humid however, with highs in the middle 80s. Since... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 16, 2014 8:09 AM

    Look for skies to cloud up by the afternoon. As a result, sunshine might not quite be able to warm thermometers to 90° so expect most locations to instead top out in the upper 80s. Regardless, like clockwork, as we reach the lunchtime hours, showers and thunderstorms will be developing... more »
  • Rain chances returning

    September 15, 2014 5:34 AM

    After some early sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up in reasonable numbers this afternoon. High temperatures will be seasonably warm, near 90° and humidity will keep in the oppressive categories. With a stationary front being the forcing mechanism for showers and storms, daytime heating is the... more »
  • Interest in an Invest

    September 12, 2014 8:51 AM

    Though only a tropical disturbance, and while even the most aggressive forecasts don't allow it to ever become much more, Invest 92L does have some bearing on our extended forecast. As is the case with most tropical waves, there are numerous possibilities with very different outcomes. Here is an outlook... more »
  • Getting unsettled again

    September 11, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Thursday Afternoon will bring about a few showers and thunderstorms once again. Prior to any cooling showers, it will be another hot one with mostly sunny skies early leading to a high in the low 90s. Expect it to be mostly clear and muggy tonight with a low... more »
  • More heat and humidity

    September 10, 2014 5:44 AM

    In a month where temperatures should tend to fall back, an upward climb on the thermometers continues this week. Wednesday appears as though it will be the warmest this week as the afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid-90s beneath ample sunshine. Only a spotty thundershower may develop on... more »
  • Backed down

    September 9, 2014 5:36 AM

    It has been over a week since the forecast has undergone any significant changes. Tuesday will be sunny early with thermometers quickly rising through the 70s and 80s into the low 90s. By afternoon, clouds will develop and may set off a few showers or thunderstorms, although lesser rain... more »

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