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  • Late day showers and storms to break warm stretch Play Video

    March 1, 2017 7:08 AM

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

    February 28, 2017 7:08 AM

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

    February 27, 2017 7:10 AM

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

    February 24, 2017 6:43 AM

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

    February 23, 2017 6:44 AM

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

    February 22, 2017 6:59 AM

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

    February 17, 2017 7:02 AM

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

    February 16, 2017 6:39 AM

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

    February 15, 2017 6:56 AM

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

    February 14, 2017 7:17 AM

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

    February 13, 2017 7:20 AM

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

    February 10, 2017 7:02 AM

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

    February 9, 2017 7:05 AM

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

    February 7, 2017 6:56 AM

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

    February 6, 2017 7:17 AM

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

    February 3, 2017 7:09 AM

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

    February 2, 2017 7:06 AM

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

    February 1, 2017 7:25 AM

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

    January 31, 2017 6:47 AM

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

    January 30, 2017 6:58 AM

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

    January 26, 2017 6:37 AM

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

    January 25, 2017 6:49 AM

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

    January 24, 2017 6:37 AM

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

    January 23, 2017 7:13 AM

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

    January 20, 2017 7:18 AM

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

    January 19, 2017 9:40 AM

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

    January 18, 2017 7:11 AM

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

    January 17, 2017 6:47 AM

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

    January 16, 2017 6:50 AM

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

    January 13, 2017 7:09 AM

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

    January 12, 2017 6:37 AM

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

    January 11, 2017 6:59 AM

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

    January 10, 2017 6:56 AM

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

    January 9, 2017 7:03 AM

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

    January 6, 2017 7:50 AM

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

    January 5, 2017 7:27 AM

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

    January 4, 2017 12:19 PM

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

    January 4, 2017 7:11 AM

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

    January 3, 2017 6:58 AM

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

    December 22, 2016 6:46 AM

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

    December 16, 2016 7:05 AM

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

    December 15, 2016 6:48 AM

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

    December 14, 2016 7:03 AM

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

    December 13, 2016 6:58 AM

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

    December 12, 2016 6:59 AM

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

    December 9, 2016 6:40 AM

    The chill is on. A long duration freeze is expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine, Friday will be quite cold with highs failing to leave the upper 40s. Continued northeast winds of 5-10mph will produce wind chills or “feels like” temperatures... more »
  • Freezing temperatures possible next two mornings

    December 8, 2016 6:59 AM

    Much colder air will move into Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi through the day, leaving thermometers near freezing by Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will seem quite wintry. With morning cloud cover and spotty showers, temperatures will stay close to 50 degrees. An increasing north,... more »
  • Decem-brr on the way

    December 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Dig deep into the closet, grab the warmest layers you own -- they'll be needed Thursday to Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a partly sunny day to unfold with high temperatures climbing to the upper 60s this afternoon. Rain showers will arrive overnight just ahead of... more »
  • Tricky forecast for an unsettled weekend

    December 1, 2016 7:21 AM

    Enjoy some sunshine over the next two days because, for the first time in a while, the Baton Rouge area faces a wet weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine throughout Thursday, light northerly winds will keep high temperatures a bit below average in the mid 60s.... more »
  • Storms exit, cooler and drier air arrive

    November 30, 2016 7:50 AM

    The local area dodged a big severe weather threat. The potential panned out just north of the WBRZ Weather forecast area with a swath of damage reports from Central Louisiana through Mississippi to North Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center filed 26 tornado reports yesterday afternoon and evening. ... more »
  • One down, one to go: higher severe weather threat tonight

    November 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    The first threat for severe weather, fortunately, did not materialize on Monday Evening. The Baton Rouge area will once again have conditions favorable for strong thunderstorms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Stay in touch with the forecast and have access to alerts while you are asleep tonight via the WBRZ WX... more »
  • Two severe weather threats: today, tomorrow night

    November 28, 2016 7:13 AM

    A dynamic storm system will bring two threats for severe weather this week—today and tomorrow night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With highs returning to the upper 70s, expect increasing clouds today with a line of showers and thunderstorms pushing in later this afternoon. A few storms could... more »
  • Quiet weather for Black Friday, Bayou Classic

    November 25, 2016 7:03 AM

    With a light jacket and sunglasses, you’re ready for a nice final weekend of November. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Whether shopping, enjoying the outdoors or getting back to work, Friday will be welcomed by pleasant conditions. Sunshine and a few passing clouds are expected up top with... more »
  • Feasting on sun through the weekend

    November 24, 2016 7:24 AM

    A four day stretch of pleasant weather is kicked off on this Thanksgiving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will be sunny and seasonably mild with a high temperatures in the mid 70s—just about 5 degrees above average. Winds will be light and northerly. For LSU Football... more »
  • Cold front brings showers to some holiday travelers

    November 23, 2016 7:11 AM

    Though a few showers are possible, major delays are not anticipated for the Thanksgiving travelers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies and a couple of showers to the area with perhaps an imbedded thunderstorm. A line of showers will be... more »
  • Trending warmer, turkey travel update

    November 22, 2016 7:06 AM

    Expect milder temperatures before some showers arrive for the busiest travel day of the year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be warmer with high temperatures getting into the mid 70s and light southeast winds. Sunshine early will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon... more »
  • Quiet start, showers for travel day?

    November 21, 2016 7:39 AM

    After a very cold start to the week, and the first freeze in some locations, a quick warm-up is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be sunny and cool with highs in the upper 60s. Overnight will end up warmer than this morning with clear skies... more »
  • Expect temperatures in the 30s by Sunday Morning

    November 18, 2016 7:17 AM

    After a couple of showers Friday Night, a cold front will leave brisk conditions for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: High clouds will slowly thicken through the day as a strong cold front approaches from the west. Still, expect some sun and a high temperature near... more »
  • Mild prior to a fall chill

    November 16, 2016 7:29 AM

    After three mild afternoons, the Baton Rouge area will get a fall jolt of cold air in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are anticipated for Wednesday. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s with light winds. Overnight will be... more »
  • Seasonable despite a passing cold front

    November 15, 2016 7:06 AM

    Today’s cold front will be tough to notice, but a second system this weekend will certainly get our attention. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will cross the area today with little more than some passing cloud cover. A spotty, light shower isn’t impossible, but... more »
  • Still dry, big cool down ahead?

    November 14, 2016 6:58 AM

    The week ahead will be quiet overall, but a pair of cold fronts will cross the area with the latter bringing some big temperature changes. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The sun returns today! High temperatures will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, skies stay mostly clear... more »
  • Another blitz of dry weather

    November 11, 2016 6:55 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will stay dry and seasonable through this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a very chilly start, Friday will bring another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 70s. High clouds are expected to filter sunshine through much of the day. Overall through,... more »
  • Looking ahead to a quiet, seasonable weekend

    November 10, 2016 6:42 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are in the low 70s and low 50s respectively. That’s what’s on tap for the next 5 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will return full sunshine to the Baton Rouge area. Despite a front having cleared the... more »
  • Clearing out, staying cool

    November 9, 2016 7:00 AM

    Showers exit the area and sunshine returns for the foreseeable future. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds are expected to clear out from north to south through the day. Sunshine is expected to make an appearance, perhaps except in coastal areas. Locations further north of I-12 will have... more »
  • Damp and gloomy with occasional rain

    November 8, 2016 6:50 AM

    Rain showers will continue to meander across the region through Election Day . An additional half inch of rain is possible by Wednesday Afternoon with slightly higher amounts southeast of Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Election Day, off-and-on showers and thunderstorms will continue. Grab the... more »
  • Grab an umbrella, showers expected through Election Day

    November 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Change has come to the Baton Rouge area. Increasing clouds overnight bring gloomy looking weather to the Red Stick today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be cloudy with showers. Beneath the gray deck, highs will stop in the mid 70s. Overnight brings the highest... more »
  • #BeatBama weather, then again, what weather isn't?

    November 4, 2016 7:04 AM

    Conditions will change for the clearer and cooler tonight into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will crawl across the region today. With it, skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with only an isolated shower possible. Since the front has slowed by a... more »
  • Cooler air in time for the weekend

    November 3, 2016 7:11 AM

    Look for above average temperatures before a cold front brings fall feeling temperatures back to the Central Gulf Coast this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer up partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s and light, southeast winds. Once again, while a shower... more »
  • Almost sticky ahead of a late week cold front

    November 2, 2016 6:48 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are 76 degrees and 53 degrees. Especially with afternoon highs, Baton Rouge area temperatures have been well above the mark of late and that will continue through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring partly sunny skies... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth continues, changes soon

    November 1, 2016 7:06 AM

    THE FORECAST: For the second straight day, at 88 degrees, Baton Rouge Metro Airport registered a record high temperature. For Tuesday, the record high is 88 degrees, a mark set in 1936. Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80s. Plenty... more »
  • Hottest Halloween?

    October 31, 2016 6:49 AM

    THE FORECAST: After the record-breaking heat yesterday, it's very possible that we could break the Halloween heat record today. Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring morning fog followed by an unseasonably warm afternoon. Skies will be sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Overnight will be... more »
  • Foggy mornings followed by sunny, dry afternoons

    October 28, 2016 6:38 AM

    The drought monitor confirms what area lawns are showing—it is dry. It is a surprising notion in the wettest year-to-date on record, but the area is running a 5 inch rain deficit since Sept. 1. Quiet, sunny and warm weather will continue across the region this weekend. From the... more »
  • See you another day, fall

    October 27, 2016 6:30 AM

    Beyond today, rain chances fall to zero through the weekend. Above average temperatures will prevail. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: We’ll continue to carry the mention of a “spotty shower” in the forecast through Thursday, but most locations will continue to stay dry. Partly sunny skies will allow... more »
  • Low end rain chance then warmer temps

    October 26, 2016 6:58 AM

    Looking for rain? The best chance of the next 7-10 days will come between now and Thursday, but don’t bet on it. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Though skies will be partly sunny, an increase of cloud cover compared to Tuesday is expected for Wednesday. A weak disturbance... more »
  • Temps trend up, midweek shower possible

    October 25, 2016 6:47 AM

    Look for a gradual climb in high and low temperatures through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warmer with a high temperature returning to the mid 80s. Winds will be light and easterly. Overnight, skies will stay clear with a low... more »
  • Quiet and slowly warming

    October 24, 2016 6:38 AM

    No major weather features will affect the forecast area this week, but there will be some changes the fall-like conditions noticed over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The afternoon will bring mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low 80s. A clear night will have... more »
  • Feels like fall, y'all Play Video

    October 21, 2016 7:16 AM

    It has arrived! The much advertised cold front has cleared the region and left behind brilliant weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature abundant sunshine and a much cooler, drier and more comfortable air mass with highs topping out in the mid to... more »
  • Cold front arrives later today

    October 20, 2016 6:58 AM

    For a second straight day, the record high temperature was tied as Wednesday topped out at 90 degrees. While there were some spotty showers, the Baton Rouge dry stretches was officially extended to 17 days with no precipitation at Metro Airport. After a slight shot at ending that streak today,... more »
  • Are you ready for some fall?

    October 19, 2016 6:56 AM

    After tying a record high temperature of 91 degrees on Tuesday, many are looking forward to the most significant “cool down” of the fall season, just in time for a big weekend of football in the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be... more »
  • Near record warmth, awaiting a cold front

    October 18, 2016 6:42 AM

    The next three afternoons will be unseasonably warm. A cold front is expected to bring the chilliest air so far this fall by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Under mostly sunny skies, Tuesday Afternoon temperatures will have another real shot at making a run for 90... more »
  • Not feeling fall

    October 17, 2016 6:59 AM

    Highs will flirt with 90 degrees through Wednesday before a big temperature adjustment arrives by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm day under partly sunny skies. Morning radar showed showers off of the Southeast Louisiana coast which suggested that one or two could... more »
  • Deadly Hurricane Matthew breaks several Atlantic Basin records Play Video

    October 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    To date, Hurricane Matthew has claimed over 1,000 lives—21 in the United States, most in Haiti. According to financial experts, the damages will total between $4-6 billion making it one of the 20 costliest storms in U.S. history. After devastating Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and parts of the Southeastern United... more »
  • Clear and dry weather established

    October 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    Save for a few passing clouds from time to time, little change in the weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool and pleasant weather continues today thanks to an area of high pressure. High temperatures will top out in the mid 80s with light... more »
  • Baton Rouge area hot and humid as Florida prepares for Hurricane Matthew

    October 5, 2016 7:06 AM

    The next cold front will arrive this weekend. Impacts from Hurricane Matthew are expected in the Southeastern United States as early as Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Once again, the afternoon hours will feature mostly sunny skies with only an outside shot at a shower. Much of... more »
  • Hurricane Matthew could affect Gainesville prior to LSU game

    October 4, 2016 2:07 PM

    On Tuesday Morning, Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais, Haiti. Now attention shifts to Cuba, The Bahamas and the Southeastern United States where hurricane preparation is underway. As of 1pm Tuesday, Hurricane Matthew remained a powerful category four storm packing winds of 145mph with a minimum central pressure... more »
  • Monitoring Matthew and the mid-week muggies

    October 4, 2016 6:59 AM

    Warmer and more humid air will move into place for a few days before the next cold front arrives. Meanwhile, the Eastern United States is watching carefully as a powerful hurricane is expected to track farther west. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, highs will again make... more »
  • Nice today but returning humidity lurks

    October 3, 2016 6:57 AM

    The week ahead will feature mainly dry conditions and a trend back toward slightly warmer than average temperatures. Changes may arrive just in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will feature lots of sunshine, but slightly warmer temperatures. Highs will make it into... more »
  • Gumbo for tailgate breakfasts? Hold the kale

    September 30, 2016 6:48 AM

    If you choose to go with the warming meal for Saturday’s sunrise, as long as there’s nothing leafy and green in it, we won’t have to send you to Disney and Florida where it’s still humid. With sunshine, low humidity and slightly cooler than average temperatures, the Baton Rouge area... more »
  • Local area continues cooling as U.S. monitors Matthew

    September 29, 2016 7:05 AM

    Yet another front will pass through the region continuing a downward trend in temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Thursday, skies will stay sunny despite another cold front rolling through the region. This front will come with little fanfare, though a reinforcing pop of cooler and drier... more »

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