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  • 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 »
  • The first sign of relief

    September 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Your second full week of September will start off quite similar to where the first left off. Heat and humidity are expected to prevail for the week ahead and even a few thundershowers will remain possible. However, rain coverage will be greatly reduced from the 50-70% seen for much... more »
  • Storms: please geaux away!

    September 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday. Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
  • The rain chances game

    September 4, 2014 5:56 AM

    With little change seen in the pattern across the Eastern United States through Monday, little change will be made to the forecast. A partly sunny, hazy and humid morning will prompt a rapid warmup into the lower 90s. Prime daytime heating is expected to stop early in the afternoon as... more »
  • Fewer showers

    September 3, 2014 5:48 AM

    The repetitive weather pattern continues this week, with only subtle differences from yesterday. Wednesday will be warm, hazy and humid with spotty showers in the area early. With the atmosphere a bit more stable than yesterday, fewer showers and storms are expected during the afternoon hours. Still, rain chances... more »
  • Just Dolly

    September 2, 2014 5:33 AM

    As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Tuesday will feature an early, hazy sunshine and a quick warm up into the lower 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again expected during the afternoon hours. ... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 1, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Labor Day will be warm and steamy with highs in the lower 90s. Morning sunshine will give way to some convective clouds this afternoon and even a few thundershowers but coverage won't be nearly as widespread as Saturday. Overnight, any showers will diminish and lows will keep to... more »
  • Wet weather for football fans

    August 29, 2014 8:23 AM

    Today: Friday will begin with sunshine and a warmup into the lower 90s before afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity is expected to be a bit more than Wednesday and Thursday with scattered coverage in the rain department. Tonight: The area will maintain humidity, cloud cover and spotty... more »
  • Sun with a shower

    August 28, 2014 5:38 AM

    Thursday will be similar to Wednesday. Expect early sunshine and warmth to blow up some afternoon clouds which will squeeze out a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will get to the lower 90s before any rain begins. Overnight, the activity will diminish per usual and lows will stop... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    August 27, 2014 5:48 AM

    Your Wednesday will feature early sunshine and a quick warmup to the lower 90s. During the afternoon, clouds will develop along with a few showers and thunderstorms. Widespread activity is not anticipated, though any particularly vigorous storm cells could drop heavy rain and produce a lot of lightning. Nighttime... more »
  • Fewer storms, Cristobal a hurricane

    August 26, 2014 5:40 AM

    Aside from a coastal shower during the morning hours, sunshine and rapidly warming temperatures are expected to rule the early hours. By afternoon, some clouds will bubble up and perhaps squeeze out a spotty shower or thunderstorm, but most locations will keep dry today. Highs will make it into the... more »
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

    August 25, 2014 7:47 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday morning increased to near 60 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and Cristobal... more »
  • Storms for Louisiana and the Atlantic

    August 25, 2014 5:57 AM

    On Monday, expect partly sunny skies early, with thermometers jumping up to the lower 90s. Humidity will stay quite high. By late morning and early afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be developing from east to west across the region. These showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and slow-moving, thus some... more »
  • Warmth and Invest 96L

    August 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup into the mid-90s. By afternoon we should see a few cumulus clouds as thermometers chug into the upper 90s. The high temperatures combined with oppressive humidity will make the body sense over 100° outside for many hours this afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Heat and a Tropical Peek

    August 20, 2014 6:00 AM

    Another hot and humid day is on the horizon. Early sunshine will promote a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By midday, with thermometers in the low 90s, convective cloud development could produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm-but only about 30% of the area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi... more »
  • Fewer showers, more heat

    August 19, 2014 5:37 AM

    The day will be mainly sunny early with a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By noontime, vertical clouds will develop and perhaps grow enough to bring an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Although activity is expected to be far less widespread than on Monday, any storms that get wound up... more »
  • Like Sunday

    August 18, 2014 5:48 AM

    Monday's weather will be similar to Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the morning and moving about Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi through the late afternoon hours. Any showers and storms could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Prior to that, partly sunny skies will... more »
  • Heading into the weekend

    August 15, 2014 5:37 AM

    Warm but not terribly humid conditions will be felt under mostly sunny Friday skies. Highs will make it to the low 90s. The overnight will have an evening cloud or two followed by the all clear and lows in the 70s again. Mugginess will be creeping back. The... more »
  • August, kind of

    August 13, 2014 5:20 AM

    Weather somewhat unbecoming of August is expected over the next three days. Many would likely take this weather all through August when compared with normal. Skies will be mostly sunny while thermometers run for the lower 90s. Humidity will exist, but not be as oppressive as can be for... more »
  • Cold front today

    August 12, 2014 6:19 AM

    Partly sunny skies may give way to a spotty shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. While the Monday batch stabilized the atmosphere a bit, a cold front moving into warm, moist South Louisiana air may certainly trigger a shower as the front rolls through. As winds shift northwesterly with... more »
  • More summer showers

    August 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    As many get back to school, Monday Afternoon will get back to showery and stormy weather. Some early sunshine will aid another quick warmup into the low 90s. With humidity staying high, expect scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours. As has been the case... more »
  • Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

    August 7, 2014 11:11 AM

    MIAMI - Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Officials dropped... more »
  • Another August Day

    August 6, 2014 5:35 AM

    The middle portion of this week will mark the divider between afternoon thundershower coverage going from scattered to isolated. Tuesday's forecast called for a 40% chance of rain, indicating that approximately 40% of the viewing area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi should have seen measurable rain. Looking at... more »
  • An August Tuesday

    August 5, 2014 5:29 AM

    Another day will start off with a sun and cloud mix before storm clouds blow up in the afternoon. Once again, scattered activity is expected during the peak heating hours and thunderstorms could be slow-movers with a lot of rain and lightning. Top out temperatures will reach the low 90s.... more »
  • Afternoon storms

    August 4, 2014 5:49 AM

    Partly sunny skies will be offered up through the middle portion of your Monday. Some of that early sunshine will bump thermometers back to the upper 80s and low 90s while humidity stays elevated. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop around the lunch hour and become more numerous... more »
  • Comfy for July

    July 30, 2014 5:26 AM

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today. Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with relatively low humidity and warm temperatures near 90° for all. The overnight hours will remain quiet with mostly... more »
  • PoPs and the population complication

    July 29, 2014 10:00 AM

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... more »
  • Still warm, but less humid

    July 29, 2014 5:31 AM

    After Monday's cold front, drier air will slowly filter out the oppressive humidity through Tuesday. Today will be a gem by July standards. Expect clouds to fully clear from north to south with bountiful blue skies being offered up for most of the day. Highs will again approach 90° but... more »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... more »
  • Hot and humid this weekend

    July 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Blue skies this morning will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon's peak heat. A stray shower or thunderstorm may develop. Thermometers will climb to the lower 90s with plenty of humidity as well. Tonight will be a peaceful if not sticky one, with lows in the... more »
  • Heat before relief

    July 24, 2014 5:38 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... more »
  • Scattered action again

    July 23, 2014 5:49 AM

    Tuesday's forecast for scattered showers and thunderstorms verified well. Rainfall totals over the last 24-hours depict measurable precipitation for 30-40% of the viewing area. The issued rain chance on Tuesday Morning was 40%-- indicating that we were expecting about 40% of the viewing area to find measurable rainfall. For much... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

    Unlike Monday, showers and thunderstorms that pop-up will not be limited to the coast. Scattered action is anticipated around the viewing area; about 30-50% of us will record measurable rainfall. Look for storms to fire up during the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny otherwise with a humid high in... more »
  • Cooler weather aids crews fighting wildfire

    July 22, 2014 2:28 AM

    SPOKANE, WA - Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. They just hope that the "lightning... more »
  • Coastal Showers

    July 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    Skies will be partly sunny for much of the day. Any isolated shower and storm activity is expected to keep south of I-10, and really only be prevalent near the coast. A very humid day is ahead as high temperatures warm to the 90° mark. Look for mostly clear... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Still fairly dry air

    July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today. Look for another day featuring abundant afternoon sunshine mixed with a few puffy cumulus clouds. With the northerly winds shifting southeasterly by afternoon, highs will nudge a touch higher than Wednesday, to near 90°. Humidity will... more »
  • Champion of the Elements

    July 16, 2014 9:49 AM

    The Open Championship-it is the oldest of golf's four professional major tournaments and the pride of the United Kingdom. Since 1860, the biggest names and strongest competitors from the world of golf converge on a remarkably rugged yet astonishingly appealing tract of land in hopes of hoisting the Claret... more »
  • Unseasonable July Day

    July 16, 2014 5:47 AM

    Enjoy what will shape up to be about as fine a weather day one can find in South Louisiana during the month of July. We'll see mostly sunny skies, a warm afternoon in the upper 80s and low humidity by mid-summer standards. The overnight hours are expected to be... more »
  • An uncommon feeling for July

    July 14, 2014 12:33 PM

    A weather feature often reserved for only the winter months in South Louisiana will make a rare appearance on Tuesday. As a result, Wednesday's weather in the Baton Rouge area will turn out as pleasant as it gets during the month of July in South Louisiana. A cold front... more »
  • Starting similar

    July 14, 2014 5:38 AM

    Not unlike last week or the weekend, today will warm quickly with early sunshine before the hot, humid and unstable air bubbles into clouds that could pop out a few showers and thunderstorms from the lunch hour into the late afternoon. Top out temperatures will be in the lower 90s.... more »
  • Storms stick

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    A change to the running forecast-as shower and storm chances appear to remain elevated today. Look for a quick warm up today as sunshine will dominate early. Just enough cool air lingers aloft for clouds to bubble up and produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. As has been the case... more »

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