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  • Quiet locally, a tropical note

    May 24, 2016 7:07 AM

    A glimpse at the 7-Day forecast will have you thinking, “May.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Keeping in a similar pattern, Tuesday will again bring mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the upper 80s. A touch more humidity may be noticed—but overall, not too bad. Winds... more »
  • Getting into the ol' standard

    May 23, 2016 7:25 AM

    After brief break in humidity over the weekend, more seasonable weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect skies to be mostly sunny early with increasing clouds and an isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Temperatures will be warm with more humidity-- highs in the... more »
  • Trust your source, check your source

    May 20, 2016 11:31 AM

    Communication is crucial during hurricane season—especially when a storm threatens. Studies have shown that clear and consistent messages result in a better understanding of the forecast. For that reason, the WBRZ Weather Team and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center work in tandem to deliver official statements from the most skilled tropical... more »
  • Daylight reveals storm damage, is there more to come? Play Video

    May 20, 2016 7:21 AM

    Severe thunderstorms swept through the region Late Thursday and Early Friday taking down trees and cutting off power to thousands. For more on the impressive storm complex, known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), visit WBRZ Weather on Facebook . One final round of showers and thunderstorms may kick... more »
  • Rallying for no rain

    May 19, 2016 7:10 AM

    1pm UPDATE: Radar and model trends are showing faster speeds on an area of showers and thunderstorms to the west. If the current activity holds together, rain could impact the LSU Baseball game. High resolution models show rain arriving near game time, radar is estimating showers and thunderstorms not long... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • Stormy days to come

    May 16, 2016 7:28 AM

    Expect an unsettled weather pattern this week with increased rain chances Wednesday through Friday. A couple of inches are possible by Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With mainly cloudy skies, temperatures won’t climb too high on your Monday Afternoon. Numbers will generally top out in the low... more »
  • Outdoor plans look good again

    May 13, 2016 7:05 AM

    On Thursday, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached 91° at 2:47pm. This marked the first 90°+ day in 2016 and the first since October 16, 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will begin with a few lingering showers near the coast. A weak cold front will continue to... more »
  • Approaching front, few showers late

    May 12, 2016 6:47 AM

    Rain chances will increase briefly before a dry forecast returns to the area in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will continue a similar weather pattern with a partly sunny afternoon allowing high temperatures to top out in the upper 80s. As a cold... more »
  • Still and sticky

    May 11, 2016 6:47 AM

    A repetitive forecast is up through Thursday, until a cold front arrives with some changes for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will help high temperatures into the upper 80s. Continued humidity will make it a sweaty afternoon for outdoor activity. Winds will be... more »
  • Warmer with more sun

    May 10, 2016 6:57 AM

    Warm and sticky temperatures will continue with the daily shot for a pop-up shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect Tuesday to bring humidity and a high temperature in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. A stray shower may develop in the afternoon hours—but the... more »
  • New week, new pattern

    May 9, 2016 7:12 AM

    The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures... more »
  • "May" we have another

    May 6, 2016 6:44 AM

    Near normal temperatures will mark a nice, tranquil May weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more sunshine with a high temperature in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph. Dew points remaining below 60 degrees will equate to a comfortable... more »
  • Gotta love this

    May 4, 2016 7:05 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is making its pitch to the chamber of commerce—clear skies, warm afternoons and low humidity will be good for outdoor business through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will offer brilliant blue sky and sunshine with a high temperature in the... more »
  • Winds of change

    May 3, 2016 7:05 AM

    A transitional day is ahead. Shifting northwesterly winds are drying the air mass signaling the arrival of a quiet pattern for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front moves south of the area, a lingering cloud deck will slowly break from northwest... more »
  • More rain and boomers begin new week

    May 2, 2016 7:00 AM

    One more day of unsettled weather is ahead before marked improvements arrive across the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More rain and thunderstorms will ring in the new week. Still, heavy rain remains a concern and the FLASH FLOOD WATCH is posted through... more »
  • UPDATE: Severe storms, flash flooding possible Saturday

    April 30, 2016 9:36 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 5pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes Tangipahoa, St. James, in Louisiana and the Pike County in Mississippi. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH means conditions are favorable... more »
  • Showers expected Saturday afternoon, throughout Sunday Play Video

    April 30, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some weekend plans may have to change with showers expected Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Showers are forecasted to begin around lunchtime Saturday and continue into the evening. The rain should eventually subside but will likely return Sunday with a chance for some thunderstorms.... more »
  • Friday dry, Saturday turns wet

    April 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    An afternoon more becoming of early summer is ahead for the final weekday in April. Meanwhile, outdoor weekend events will have to be mindful of widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: To wrap up the week, we’ll catch a break from the showers and... more »
  • On and off showers through afternoon

    April 28, 2016 7:21 AM

    While showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast, the risk for severe weather is much lower today, with action much more scattered in nature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will again be scattered on Thursday—especially during the first half of the day. No washout is... more »
  • SEVERE T-STORM WATCH until 12pm for Baton Rouge area

    April 27, 2016 9:09 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 12pm. ***10am UPDATE: the watch has been extended until 3pm*** Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East... more »
  • Midday showers and storms, a few could be strong

    April 27, 2016 7:10 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has included much of the WBRZ Weather forecast area in a “slight risk” for severe storms on Wednesday. Gusty wind and hail are the main threats. Carry on with the day as usual; just keep your severe weather safety plan in mind and stay in touch... more »
  • Some sun and spotty showers

    April 26, 2016 7:05 AM

    The sun, pop-up showers and warm temperatures will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will play out similar to Monday in that partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s will give way to pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Little more than 20% measurable rain coverage in... more »
  • To the end of April

    April 25, 2016 6:49 AM

    The week ahead will bring weather becoming of spring with sunshine, the daily chance for a pop-up shower and temperatures around 5 degrees above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring more clouds than noticed over the weekend. Highs will make it into the middle... more »
  • Take your pick

    April 22, 2016 7:05 AM

    After showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday Afternoon, many locations were treated to a beautiful rainbow and sunset. For more of your photos, check out the WBRZ Weather Facebook Page . The culprit for those showers, a weak cold front, will push through the region today, ending rain... more »
  • Better bet for showers

    April 21, 2016 7:10 AM

    A cold front moving into the region will allow more coverage in showers and thunderstorms across the forecast area before activity breaks off as the week ends. Wednesday brought the expected scattered showers and thunderstorms which were indeed limited to northern and western sections of the forecast area. ... more »
  • Front to approach the area tomorrow

    April 20, 2016 6:59 AM

    Over the next 48 hours a cold front will slowly cross the region, maintaining scattered shower and thunderstorm possibilities until it does. The most likely period for widespread rain will be Thursday Afternoon and Evening. Tuesday indeed brought scattered showers—though they were very light, not amounting to anything for... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Still on the cloud line

    April 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Coastal flooding will continue to be an issue along Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain and the Lower Tickfaw River as southeast winds of 10-15mph persist today. Tides will run 2-3 feet above average. The same southeast winds leading to high water have maintained enough low-level moisture to keep a stubborn cloud... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • El Nino fizzling: what does this mean for the upcoming hurricane season?

    April 14, 2016 11:18 AM

    El Niño is scheduled to depart while the likelihood is increasing that La Niña will take over. For climate pundits, it should come as no surprise that the tropical research team with Colorado State University is predicting average activity for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Their outlook calls for... more »
  • Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

    April 14, 2016 7:21 AM

    After one more day with rain in the forecast, unsettled weather will finally slacken off. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another bout of scattered showers and thunderstorms—precipitation is not expected to be as heavy and widespread as Wednesday though. Most of the rain will be... more »
  • Heavy rain on Wednesday Morning, showers continue beyond

    April 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    Pockets of heavy rain will be possible Early Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Widespread, heavy rain will move across the region Early Wednesday. Embedded thunderstorms could produce downpours and some localized street flooding will be possible. An inch or... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* issued for part of WBRZ Weather Forecast area

    April 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and... more »
  • After eight without, rain returns

    April 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After more than a week of brilliant sunshine, unsettled weather will kick off the new week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Monday, cloudy skies will give way to scattered showers and thunderstorms—especially during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours. An all-day event is not expected and a... more »
  • Pretty days in South Louisiana

    April 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    A pair of reinforcing fronts will cross the area between now and Saturday, bringing hardly a cloud and keeping temperatures steady. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another afternoon of ample sunshine with high temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees. Winds will be northerly at 5-10mph.... more »
  • Sun early, a passing shower possible late

    April 6, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a cold front passes the region this evening, a clear and seasonable stretch of weather will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature once again approaching 80 degrees. A weak cold front will drop into... more »
  • Into the 80s with more sun

    April 5, 2016 6:59 AM

    Monday saw mainly sunny skies with a high temperature of 79 degrees. The seasonably mild temperatures will continue through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring more sunshine and warmer high temperatures—into the low 80s—with nearly calm winds. Allergy sufferers keep in mind, the lacking rain... more »
  • Wow weather

    April 4, 2016 7:07 AM

    April in Louisiana is that transition time of year that continues a parade of cool season cold fronts, accompanied by strong storms and heavy rain. But before the summer humidity sets in, between those fronts, Mother Nature offers up breaks like the area will see this week. The outdoors are... more »
  • Off and on rain could fall heavily at times today

    April 1, 2016 7:20 AM

    A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect until 7pm Friday Evening for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area except St. Mary Parish. Rain will be widespread today—meaning most locations, even those that have missed precipitation over the last two days, will have some action. The Wednesday and... more »
  • Heavy rain possible tonight and Friday

    March 31, 2016 8:01 AM

    The forecast has been tricky over the last two days. While rain coverage was less then expected, the threat for severe weather was certainly validated. The storm that did fire up was a strong one in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parish into Wilkinson County. Golf ball sized hail was... more »
  • Thunderstorms developing today, continuing through Friday

    March 30, 2016 7:11 AM

    Unsettled weather over the next three days will bring the possibility of severe weather and 2-4” of rain. Locations north of I-12 are at greatest risk for strong storms and heavy rain. Keep in mind though, weather doesn’t obey risk categories; numbers or colors on map, so please stay weather... more »
  • Unsettled weather arrives Wednesday Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:20 AM

    Another relatively quiet day is ahead before we standby for rain and thunderstorms to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high in the upper 70s. A few showers are possible near the coast as winds turn around to the... more »
  • A quiet start to the week

    March 28, 2016 7:00 AM

    As fog breaks, sun will return with two peaceful days of weather on tap before the pattern turns active to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Beyond some early fog, Monday Afternoon will bring ample sunshine and a high temperature in the middle 70s. Winds will... more »
  • "Gravity wave" busts stormy forecast

    March 24, 2016 6:01 PM

    By looking at regional rainfall from Thursday, you notice the Baton Rouge area is conspicuously dry when compared with areas west and east. Didn’t the WBRZ Weather Team forecast rain for much of the area? Yes. Then what happened? Overall, the atmosphere was stable—which is why the given chance... more »
  • Cold front brings showers and thunderstorms today

    March 24, 2016 7:18 AM

    A quick moving storm system will end what has been a four day dry stretch for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will return showers and thunderstorms to the region today. It looks as though the action will come in the form... more »
  • Briefly warmer

    March 23, 2016 7:17 AM

    After a short time of above average temperatures, another cold front will come into the area Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 70s under partly sunny skies. If anything, clouds may have a tendency to increase through the day. Winds will... more »
  • Still clear as thermometers return to average

    March 22, 2016 6:50 AM

    A pair of dry days is anticipated before a fast-moving front pushes across the Gulf Coast on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday Afternoon, thermometers will return to “that’s more like it” territory. More sunshine is on the way aiding an afternoon high back to 70 degrees.... more »
  • Crystal clear and cool

    March 21, 2016 6:56 AM

    With high pressure parked over the region, tranquil weather will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another unseasonably cool afternoon is ahead. Expect abundant sunshine, but that won’t do much to the cool air mass that has settled into place, as light northerly winds continue. Highs will likely... more »
  • Isolated strong storms, 1-2" rain by Saturday

    March 17, 2016 7:27 AM

    Precipitation location will be the most important factor in determining if the next few days present new flooding issues. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for your St. Patrick’s Day. While it won’t be a total washout, keep the umbrella close into the... more »
  • Mid-week begins a transitioning weather pattern

    March 16, 2016 6:47 AM

    Barring completely overcast skies, area thermometers will strive for the low 80s a fourth straight day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a spotty shower early, much of Wednesday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. A few breaks of sun should help temperatures again eclipse 80... more »
  • River flooding update; unseasonable warmth

    March 15, 2016 7:10 AM

    Today the area will exceed 80 degrees for the third straight day—the first such stretch since, go figure, Christmas time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another dry afternoon is expected Tuesday with a high temperatures topping out in the middle 80s—almost 15 degrees above average! Along with some... more »
  • More rain and flooding to come Friday Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are asking residents throughout the state to be prepared for more heavy rain on Friday. Drivers should avoid flooded areas, or areas known to flood easily. Several parishes have canceled school and closed their offices for Friday. Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University, BRCC, and River Parishes... more »
  • Increased threat for severe weather today, heavy rain tomorrow

    March 9, 2016 7:27 AM

    The next three days will bring most of the activity that has been forecast since last week. Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to increase through Wednesday. By the afternoon hours, a few storms could be severe with gusty wind and an isolated tornado possible.... more »
  • Several days of soaking ahead

    March 8, 2016 7:36 AM

    Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop as early as this afternoon. Most of the action should remain west of an Amite Count to St. Mary Parish line—not to rule out a shower elsewhere. The main point is that today’s activity will be more scattered in nature,... more »
  • Mon. dry, 6-10 rain possible by Sat.

    March 7, 2016 7:08 AM

    After beginning dry, the remainder of the week will bring times of heavy rain, with an increased chance for flooding. Today and Tonight: Monday will feature more pleasant weather. Partial sunshine will help temperatures back into the upper 70s. Winds will remain southeasterly at 10-15 mph. We can expect... more »
  • SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS: Tornadoes

    March 2, 2016 12:10 PM

    A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground. The National Weather Service will issue a TORNADO WARNING when a one is observed by spotters or indicated by radar. Those within the warned area should take immediate safety action. Strength... more »
  • Waiting for one more, then warming

    March 2, 2016 6:59 AM

    The region will experience a dry and seasonable day before another shot at showers comes by on Thursday. Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the upper 60s. Winds will be light and northeasterly. Overnight, clouds will return with a low in the low... more »
  • Quick front, passing showers and storms

    March 1, 2016 6:41 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms return to the area this afternoon, followed by a break and another quick shot Thursday. Today and Tonight: Tuesday won’t be entirely overcast, but clouds should increase during the afternoon hours as a cold front approaches. Highs will make it into the upper 70s. Winds will... more »
  • Mild ahead of another cold front

    February 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    To begin a new week—we’ll feel mild temperatures and find partial sunshine. The next shot at showers comes with a cold front on Tuesday Afternoon. Today and Tonight: Monday will be partly sunny with a high into the mid 70s. Winds will stay out of the south, but be... more »
  • Beaut at the Box

    February 26, 2016 6:56 AM

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

    February 25, 2016 7:06 AM

    A three day stretch of ample sunshine is ahead for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Today and Tonight: That’s more like it! Thursday will return full sunshine to the region. After a chilly start, thermometers will warm to numbers just below average, in the mid 60s. Winds are... more »
  • Quieter and much cooler

    February 24, 2016 7:08 AM

    With stormy weather behind, a day of cloud cover and chilly air will slowly give way to sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures to wrap up the week. Today and Tonight: A chilly breeze will be noted through the morning. Under mostly cloudy skies, the outdoors will feel quite... more »
  • Tornado Watch in effect until 5 p.m.

    February 23, 2016 12:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 5pm. Locations within the TORNADO WATCH area include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary Tangipahoa, West... more »
  • Severe storms likely along Central Gulf Coast Tuesday

    February 23, 2016 7:08 AM

    A strong storm system advancing into Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi will generate showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday Afternoon. Today and Tonight: Unseasonably warm and muggy air will be in place with high temperatures reaching for the low 70s by early afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Breaks... more »
  • Busy weather next three days

    February 22, 2016 6:59 AM

    From scattered showers, to severe storms, to falling temperatures the Baton Rouge area will experience an array of changing weather through Tuesday. Today and Tonight: The new week begins cloudy and rainy. Expect an overcast day with periods of rain across the region. Highs will be near 70... more »
  • Temperatures climbing

    February 18, 2016 6:40 AM

    Sunshine will continue across the area as afternoon highs peak in the mid to upper 70s over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring sunshine and a high temperature in the low 70s. Winds will be easterly at 5-10mph. During the... more »
  • Seasonable to warm

    February 17, 2016 6:57 AM

    After a sunny and seasonable Wednesday, thermometers will take a big jump to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday is expected to be sunny and seasonable. High temperatures will top out near 70 degrees with light northeasterly winds. We will once again feel... more »
  • Sun to return, sun to stay

    February 16, 2016 7:07 AM

    A dry and mild pattern is expected over the next 5-7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be much more settled. After morning fog, sunshine will be prevalent this afternoon as high temperatures climb to the low 70s with light westerly winds. The overnight... more »
  • WBRZ Forecast Area under TORNADO WATCH until 6pm Monday

    February 15, 2016 10:48 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 6pm Monday. Locations within the TORNADO WATCH area include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and... more »
  • Showers and storms through Monday Afternoon

    February 15, 2016 6:58 AM

    One or two strong thunderstorms are possible as a fast-moving system pushes through the area today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Unfortunately, your new week will begin unsettled, hopefully only on the weather front. Look for cloud cover, showers and a few thunderstorms from morning into... more »
  • Cold front gives the cold shoulder for Valentines Day

    February 12, 2016 7:07 AM

    The 70s will be in retreat as a cold front sends temperatures closer to average over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm afternoon is ahead. Temperatures will reach for the low 70s. Winds will be out of the west-southwest at 5-10mph. Early fog... more »
  • Sun up, temps up

    February 11, 2016 7:00 AM

    70 degree temperatures return to the Baton Rouge area for the rest of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday Afternoon will be considerably warmer. With sunshine and southwest winds of 10mph, highs will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, those winds will keep... more »
  • Beginning a brief warming trend

    February 10, 2016 6:37 AM

    Each day through the reminder of the week will feature warmer temperatures before the next cold front arrives this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be peaceful with winds slackened and sun shining. High temperatures will warm into the upper 50s. Overnight won’t... more »
  • Hang on to your hat, or mask, or beads!

    February 9, 2016 7:09 AM

    After a chilly Fat Tuesday, quiet weather and warming temperatures will round out the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras will be the coldest day of the upcoming week—though still sunny and dry. Highs will barely climb into the low 50s with continued northwesterly... more »
  • Monday: sunny, windy with gusts over 30mph

    February 8, 2016 7:20 AM

    Overall, the upcoming weather pattern will be quiet. After a windy Lundi Gras, chilly temperatures will be ushered in for Mardi Gras. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will be welcomed by sunshine and wind. The afternoon will continue a trend of cooler than... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

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

    February 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    The days to come will feature clear skies and cool temperatures. The tricky aspect of the forecast lies in the southern extent of a cold air mass diving into the Eastern U.S. next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Crystal clear blue sky and abundant sunshine... more »
  • Cooling trend

    February 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    With a cold front to the east, much cooler air will encompass the region through this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will break with sunshine returning for your Wednesday Afternoon. Northerly breezes of 5-10mph are bringing much cooler air to the region and thus... more »
  • Gusty storms a possibility for Tuesday evening

    February 2, 2016 7:06 AM

    A cold front will bring showers and potentially a few strong thunderstorms on Tuesday before much cooler air returns to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly cloudy and mild beginning to Tuesday is expected. With continued southerly winds of 10-15mph, temperatures will make... more »
  • Foggy and muggy to stormy and chilly

    February 1, 2016 7:15 AM

    Two more mild afternoons can be expected before gusty thunderstorms return below average temperatures to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dense morning fog will slowly dissipate to another mostly cloudy and mild afternoon. A stray shower isn’t impossible but most locations will remain dry... more »
  • Ready to roll

    January 29, 2016 7:03 AM

    A drier and warmer pattern takes shape for the weekend—with carnival season festivities enjoying cooperative weather. Today and Tonight: Friday will feature a sunny and mild afternoon. High temperatures will make it into the upper 60s. The Krewe of Artemis can expect clear skies and temperatures near 60... more »
  • Trend: 50s to 70s

    January 28, 2016 6:34 AM

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

    January 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    The weather will be unsettled through midweek as temperatures begin to fall. Today and Tonight: Periods of rain and even a few thunderstorms can be expected today. With a cold front settling into the region, overcast skies will make a warmup beyond the low 60s very difficult. In... more »
  • Warmer to cooler with early week rain

    January 25, 2016 7:16 AM

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

    January 22, 2016 7:10 AM

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

    January 21, 2016 10:55 PM

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

    January 21, 2016 7:40 AM

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

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