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  • Cindy moisture keeps weather active through weekend Play Video

    June 23, 2017 7:03 AM

    The remnants of Cindy will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms essentially through the weekend. With 1-3 inches of rain around the area since Tuesday, and 1-3 inches more possible through Monday, runoff will be manageable for local rivers and no flooding is expected. Coastal flooding issues should begin... more »
  • TRACKING CINDY: the latest forecast Play Video

    June 21, 2017 7:08 AM

  • Tropical Storm Cindy named, latest forecast here Play Video

    June 20, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The tropical storm system off Louisiana's coast organized into a named system early Tuesday afternoon. Tropical Storm Cindy was named by the 1 p.m. advisory. Click HERE for the latest forecast. As it was named, the storm remained in the central Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • NWS issues special local statement for coastal parishes

    June 20, 2017 10:50 AM

    This information was released on Tuesday Morning… for updates to these products, CLICK HERE , go to the local products tab and use the drop down menu to select New Orleans/Baton Rouge for Terrebonne Parish and points east and Lake Charles for St. Mary Parish and points west. ... more »
  • Tropical moisture threatens Gulf Coast with flooding rain

    June 20, 2017 8:02 AM

    A threat for heavy rain and flooding continues. Involvement of tropical moisture from a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico increases the threat; however the track of this particular system is not critical to the local forecast. Heavy rain is expected regardless. This will be a steadily evolving weather situation,... more »
  • Potential for very heavy rain, flooding this week Play Video

    June 19, 2017 7:50 AM

    A threat for heavy rain and flooding will exist for the week ahead. This will be a steadily evolving weather situation, so stay in touch with the forecast. We encourage you to download the WBRZ WX App. on iOS or Android to keep up with the latest headlines as well... more »
  • You've got 20 percent chances and 15 minutes Play Video

    June 16, 2017 7:04 AM

    Through the weekend, isolated showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out during the afternoons but heat and humidity will be the two dominant features. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another downturn in rain and thunderstorm coverage is expected for Friday. Skies will be partly sunny with a 20... more »
  • BLOG: tropical development possible, Omaha forecast changes Play Video

    June 15, 2017 7:11 AM

    A typical summer pattern will persist through the weekend, complete with heat indices and pop-up storms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures in the low 90s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon hours and high-resolution... more »
  • Showers becoming more isolated, two areas in the tropics Play Video

    June 14, 2017 6:51 AM

    The next few days should not bring as many showers and thunderstorms as Sunday and Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday should end up being a quieter day in terms of showers and thunderstorms and therefore high temperatures will climb a little higher and into the low... more »
  • Changing rain coverage, weather forecast for Omaha Play Video

    June 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    The typical, active summer pattern will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will mark a third straight with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain coverage should be slightly lower than Sunday and Monday -- in the 50 percent range. High temperatures will therefore make it into the upper... more »
  • Active seabreeze returns, Assumption flooding update Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:44 AM

    We're back into the wet pattern through most of the week, along with the summer-like humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another round of scattered thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s with humidity producing a heat index in the 90s when... more »
  • Ending a very wet unsettled stretch of weather Play Video

    June 6, 2017 6:57 AM

    At least a trace of rain has fallen in the Baton Rouge area every day since May 28. Tuesday will mark a tenth straight with precipitation, adding to 4.81 inches that has fallen over the long, unsettled stretch. Alas, one more day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a... more »
  • Two more umbrella days, changes mid-week

    June 5, 2017 7:11 AM

    Expect more showers and thunderstorms to continue today and into tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue with highs in the mid 80s. The earlier rain occurs in your location, the cooler the temperature will be. Expect more rain around the region today... more »
  • BLOG: weekend events dodging storms Play Video

    June 2, 2017 7:04 AM

    The LSU Baseball team will be hosting the NCAA Regional at Alex Box Stadium this weekend while the unsettled weather pattern continues. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around for game one at 2:30 Friday Afternoon—and that forecast remains the same through the weekend. The LSU Tarp Crew may have... more »
  • More rain will cause runoff, flooding issues to continue Play Video

    June 1, 2017 7:16 AM

    Due to another upper level disturbance, moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms affected the area Thursday morning. Rain amounts have been wide ranging over the last several days, but some localized totals upwards of 5 inches have occurred. In fact, just yesterday there were isolated pockets with over 2 inches... more »
  • Today brings one of many more rounds of rain Play Video

    May 31, 2017 6:59 AM

    Here are the key forecast points through the weekend: -Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will continue - Determining the timing will be difficult, but greatest rain chances will be during the day -No washouts are expected -Through the 7-Day Forecast, 2-4 inches of rain will fall... more »
  • Unsettled pattern to continue Play Video

    May 30, 2017 6:49 AM

    A stubborn stationary front will be draped across the state, spinning up showers and keeping skies cloudy over the next two days. Timing out the rounds of rain will be difficult, but scattered activity will develop every 8-12 hours as small waves of supporting energy swing by in the upper... more »
  • BLOG: from Baton Rouge to Gonzales to the coast Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:51 AM

    Your Memorial Day Weekend will be hot and humid with some afternoon sun. Another unsettled pattern is around the corner and expected to begin on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Friday, winds will be southerly and ample sunshine will allow afternoon temperatures to climb further... more »
  • Changing feels... Play Video

    May 25, 2017 6:39 AM

    You will feel one more comfortably warm afternoon before higher heat and humidity return. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring abundant sunshine and low humidity with afternoon thermometers in the mid 80s and light, westerly winds. The overnight hours will stay clear with lows closer to... more »
  • BLOG: cooler (for now), rivers stable, unsettled in Hoover Play Video

    May 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    Goodbye rain. An active period has ended and pleasant temperatures are expected for the next two days. Rainfall 7am Saturday - 7am Tuesday | Via WeatherBELL Approximately 3-5 inches of rain has fallen across the forecast area since Saturday. Forecasts leading into the weekend called... more »
  • Heavy rain threat easing, pattern switch tomorrow Play Video

    May 23, 2017 7:08 AM

    The FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been canceled. However, one more round of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a quieter, drier and slightly cooler stretch of weather ends the week. While much of the area did receive rain on Monday, almost all of the 0.5 –... more »
  • Additional heavy rain possible through Tuesday Play Video

    May 22, 2017 7:18 AM

    The wet pattern continues today and into tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. The chance of severe weather is low, but an isolated strong storm is possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The final full week of May will begin wet. Cloud cover will dominate... more »
  • Pop-up pattern transitioning into widespread showers Play Video

    May 19, 2017 7:09 AM

    The weekend will begin a fairly active period of showers and thunderstorms that will carry into early next week. Bigger changes to the precipitation pattern and temperatures are expected after that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again on Friday, high temperatures will make it into the upper... more »
  • Humidity, rain chances, Mississippi River all on the way up Play Video

    May 18, 2017 7:09 AM

    As expected, humidity continues to climb. Overnight, dew points climbed into the low 70s across the forecast area resulting in summerlike morning temperatures in the low 70s. This means the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area is feeling “sticky” and that will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Louisiana income forecast downgraded slightly, by $27M

    May 16, 2017 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's income forecasting panel has tweaked its estimates, dropping projections for the upcoming budget year by $27 million. The adjustment made Tuesday by the Revenue Estimating Conference was modest in a state general fund topping $9.4 billion. It's unclear if the change will force adjustments to Louisiana's... more »
  • Beaut' at the box, humidity rising Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    As a surface high pressure weakens and pushes east beneath an eastward moving upper level ridge, more mixing of the local atmopshere has allowed the Department of Environmental Quality to drop the air quality alert. As far as the rest of "weather and health," keep applying sunscreen, with a U.V.... more »
  • Sun, but another air quality alert Play Video

    May 15, 2017 7:03 AM

    Increasing warmth and humidity is expected through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another pretty, warm afternoon with mainly blue skies dotted by a couple of low clouds and high temperatures in the upper 80s. Winds will be light and southeasterly through tonight... more »
  • Increased clouds, humidity ahead of Friday cold front Play Video

    May 11, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area tomorrow bringing changes to the weather in time for Mother’s Day weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As expected, humidity has increased considerably ahead of this cold front. Dew point readings ave climbed into the middle and upper 60s... more »
  • Two more dry, humidity and storms to end the week Play Video

    May 10, 2017 7:08 AM

    Tranquil and warm conditions will continue through today. Humidity will build on Thursday and by Friday showers and thunderstorms return to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue on Wednesday. Thermometers will climb for 86 degrees with south winds of... more »
  • Nice at the box, under the dome Play Video

    May 9, 2017 6:47 AM

    Sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue through mid-week. The same dome of high pressure responsible for the nice, quiet weather pattern is also creating a stagnant air mass and resulting air quality issues. By Friday, the next cold front arrives with showers and thunderstorms followed by a Mother’s Day... more »
  • Sunny and warm with an air quality alert Play Video

    May 8, 2017 7:06 AM

    An area of high pressure dominates our weather pattern for a majority of the week. This will keep our sunshine and rain-free days in place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect more sunshine and low humidity for Monday. High temperatures will stride for the mid 80s. Winds will... more »
  • Good 2 Geaux Play Video

    May 5, 2017 6:32 AM

    Expect pleasant weather to close the week and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will guide thermometers into the mid 70s as winds remain northwesterly at 5-10mph. Overnight will be clear and cool with lows in the low 50s and light, northwest winds. ... more »
  • Time to dry out Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:06 AM

    The weight is lifted—no weather worries through the weekend! Returning sunshine, low humidity and cool to seasonable temperatures are in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures have really fallen off in the last 48 hours as a cold front has pushed through the area. Clouds... more »
  • TORNADO WATCH issued for parts of the area

    May 3, 2017 8:42 AM

    UPDATE: ALL tornado watches have expired all across the Gulf Coast The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St, Mary and West Feliciana Parishes until 5pm Wednesday. A TORNADO WATCH means conditions are... more »
  • Strong storms, heavy rain possible through tonight Play Video

    May 3, 2017 7:17 AM

    A two-part, two-pronged weather event threatens the area with severe storms and heavy rain today. Be safe, review your severe weather plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any early sunshine will help a high temperature approach 80 degrees. Clouds will quickly build with showers and thunderstorms developing around... more »
  • Next round of severe weather, heavy rain tomorrow Play Video

    May 2, 2017 7:04 AM

    After a warm afternoon, more severe storms and heavy rain will give way to a significant early May cool down. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another pleasant, but milder afternoon is expected with sunshine stretching high temperatures into the mid 80s. The U.V. Index (11) will be extreme,... more »
  • Early week pleasant before more rain, strong cold front

    May 1, 2017 7:19 AM

    A front has moved through, winds have subsided and seasonable weather is on tap for the first two days of May. More rain, possibly heavy, is pegged for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will feature pleasant weather. With a front through to the east, cooler... more »
  • Warm, humid and windy with a weekend storm threat Play Video

    April 28, 2017 7:03 AM

    An active weather weekend is ahead with warm, humid and windy conditions on Saturday giving way to thunderstorms, possibly severe, on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will end on a quiet note, though a slightly less comfortable one. Despite more clouds than sun, temperatures will... more »
  • Cooler, drier and quieter (for now) Play Video

    April 27, 2017 6:49 AM

    Behind last night’s cold front, a shift to northwest winds will temporarily allow slightly cooler and drier air to hold across the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Much will change over the next 24 hours though a greater threat for severe weather is being monitored. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Warming trend, chance of strong storms Play Video

    April 25, 2017 6:43 AM

    A moderating trend in temperatures is underway. By the end of the week, highs will flirt with 90 degrees. Expect one chance at showers and storms before that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice one is on tap for Tuesday. Under sunny skies, high temperatures will top... more »
  • Pleasant feel will give way to warmth, humidity Play Video

    April 24, 2017 6:44 AM

    Sunday was unseasonably cool with a lot of cloud cover. In response to much more sun, Monday will warm but stay just below average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are on tap for the beginning of this new week. High temperatures will climb into the... more »
  • Big changes expected this weekend Play Video

    April 21, 2017 7:02 AM

    Friday will feel like May. By Sunday, it will feel like March! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much less action is expected on Friday, though a stray shower remains possible. Skies will be partly sunny with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies will continue overnight... more »
  • Showers and storms flare up this afternoon Play Video

    April 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    There is a slightly better chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms today. Some changes come to the weekend forecast with a quicker arrival of rain and a sharper cool down behind the front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny and warm with high temperatures... more »
  • Waiting for April to return Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:43 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through Friday as high temperatures and humidity continue to climb. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. It will likely feel a bit sticky. Isolated showers will flare up... more »
  • Lower chance of a rainbow Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:05 AM

    The pop-up showers and thunderstorms will continue decreasing in number through mid-week. Signs point to a nice cool down coming over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring less rain action than did Monday. Still, expect a partly sunny sky and thermometers... more »
  • Pop-up action continues today, changes to come Play Video

    April 17, 2017 7:15 AM

    Over the weekend, the forecast area saw a textbook “ pop-up showers and thunderstorms ” type of pattern. This week starts off similar with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies early with showers and thunderstorms flaring... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • Warmth giving way to pop-up showers Play Video

    April 13, 2017 6:44 AM

    Outdoor plans for Easter Weekend appear to be in fine shape, especially early. Some locations will have to dodge nuisance, pop-up showers and thunderstorms but such is typical as we move later into the spring. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a warm one with highs... more »
  • Temperatures climbing into the holiday weekend Play Video

    April 12, 2017 7:07 AM

    As we move deeper into April we move closer to the summertime pattern of warmth followed by pop up showers and storms. A taste of that type of weather is ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will depart to the northeast today and therefore... more »
  • Some, but not all, to receive showers today Play Video

    April 11, 2017 6:57 AM

    A weak cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Beyond that, rain chances will be minimal through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today, a weak cold front will move into the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Warmer week ahead, isolated showers possible Play Video

    April 10, 2017 7:03 AM

    Warmth will slowly increase each afternoon through the week while only isolated showers seem possible due to a few weak storm systems. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few clouds may mix in through the day, more sunshine is on tap for your Monday. Highs will be... more »
  • CSU: hurricane season to have slightly below average activity

    April 6, 2017 10:56 AM

    In an annual extended Atlantic Basin hurricane season forecast, tropical experts at Colorado State University are projecting slightly below normal activity for the 2017 season. The forecast is calling for 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The research team cites a weak to moderate El Nino... more »
  • Fore... nice days in a row

    April 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    Call the Chamber of Commerce; very nice weather is on tap through the weekend. Not only is sunshine expected, but temperatures will be at or even below average with no humidity. Whether you will be attending an event, getting some outdoor exercise or playing a round of golf inspired by... more »
  • Sticky, unsettled weather about to break Play Video

    April 5, 2017 6:55 AM

    Baton Rouge has broken a rainfall and high temperature record over the last two days. An unseasonably warm, humid air mass and the active weather pattern will be swiped away today. You will probably like the forecast beyond. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As isolated morning showers conclude,... more »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... more »
  • Isolated storms followed by much cooler air Play Video

    April 4, 2017 7:26 AM

    Ahead of the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight and one or two storms could even turn strong. However, widespread severe weather and heavy rain are not expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be sunny and warm with high temperatures in the middle... more »
  • Storm worn state getting a break, will it last? Play Video

    April 3, 2017 7:19 AM

    More than 5 inches of rain fell in parts of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Livingston Parishes along with Southwest Mississippi. Runoff is going to cause area rivers to rise. As of 6:30am Monday, many were forecast to crest near flood stage. Only the Comite at Joor Road is... more »
  • Strong storms, heavy rain possible through Monday

    April 2, 2017 9:50 AM

    A strong storm system will bring the risk of flooding, tornadoes and gusty wind to the central Gulf Coast Sunday into Monday. Those in the forecast area should be reviewing preparedness and safety plans for flooding and severe weather . An area of showers and thunderstorms will develop late Sunday... more »
  • Two days dry before a significant rain event Play Video

    March 31, 2017 7:12 AM

    Enjoy a pleasant weather ride into the weekend because the second half is looking like a washout! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring lower humidity, full sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds will be light and westerly. Skies stay clear and winds... more »
  • Blocked culvert cleaned following call to 2 On Your Side Play Video

    March 30, 2017 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Thursday's rain and more in the forecast, a homeowner was concerned over a pile of branches that was blocking a culvert in the neighborhood. The culvert is along Danbury Drive in the Jefferson Terrace neighborhood of Baton Rouge. Jeff Liberty says earlier this year... more »
  • Have a plan, storms to threaten while many are asleep

    March 29, 2017 5:48 PM

    Showers and thunderstorms are expected to begin tonight. The greatest threat for severe weather will be overnight, shortly after storms begin. Damaging wind, large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible—especially in areas north and west of Baton Rouge. These overnight threats make it really important to have a way... more »
  • Risk for more severe weather on Thursday

    March 28, 2017 10:08 AM

    Thunderstorms could cause hail and gusty wind on Thursday. Here is an updated forecast from the WBRZ Weather Team. The risk for severe weather on Thursday continues to increase. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a “Day 3 Convective Outlook” highlighting the WBRZ Weather forecast... more »
  • Two quiet days followed by another severe weather threat Play Video

    March 28, 2017 6:58 AM

    Two fairly quiet weather days are ahead before eyes return to skies and the threat for severe storms on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. A shower cannot be ruled out but rain chances... more »
  • Active pattern underway, more storms possible this week Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    Despite this weekend's cold front, we didn't feel much relief at all, because it retreated back to the north as a warm front. We continue with the warmth and the humidity through most of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring partly sunny skies.... more »
  • UPDATE: severe weather threat pushed into Saturday

    March 24, 2017 1:48 PM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) continues a “slight risk” for severe weather on Saturday. This means scattered severe storms are possible within the forecast area. An isolated intense thunderstorm is possible. On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) severe weather threat, this event is a... more »
  • Gusty storms possible tonight, tomorrow Play Video

    March 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more clouds than sun with high temperatures still climbing into the low 80s. It will be breezy with southeast winds of 10-20mph... more »
  • Dry and warm again, watching weekend storm system Play Video

    March 23, 2017 6:50 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A very weak front crossed the area yesterday leaving slightly drier air in the local area. So once again, sunny skies are anticipated on Thursday... more »
  • Take me out to the ballgame, or just outside in general Play Video

    March 22, 2017 7:04 AM

    Quiet weather will continue through Thursday. Though rain can’t be ruled out on Friday, widespread action will hold off until Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another day, another morning with clouds and another afternoon with sunshine and warmth. Look for high temperatures to reach 84 degrees with... more »
  • Fog to sun again and again Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:37 AM

    An area of high pressure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico will be creating a repetitive weather pattern through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, Tuesday will have some early fog and low clouds followed by plenty of afternoon sunshine. High temperatures will once again head... more »
  • Spring and growing season underway! Play Video

    March 20, 2017 7:05 AM

    Spring began at 5:28am. This marks the “vernal equinox” meaning that time of daylight and darkness is approximately equal around the globe. As the season change suggests, the weather forecast would lend to getting gardens started. 2017 may mark the earliest last freeze on record in Baton Rouge—it occurred back... more »
  • Cool and quiet along the Gulf Coast, blizzard in the Northeast Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:50 AM

    Locally, cool and pleasant March weather is forecast for the next several days. Meanwhile, a major snowstorm is grinding air and ground travel to a halt in the Northeast. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible for some locations with coastal areas expected to experience tropical storm force winds... more »
  • 24 years later, Northeast U.S. braces for another monster

    March 13, 2017 12:17 PM

    On the 24 year anniversary of America’s “Storm of the Century,” the Northeastern United States is bracing for another monster snowstorm. Unlike the 1993 behemoth, which brought snow as far south as Louisiana, this system will bring significant impacts to a smaller section of the country. On March... more »
  • Few showers locally, major storm in the northeast Play Video

    March 13, 2017 7:16 AM

    This week, believe it or not, will be slightly below average and sunny! For some, it will be a nice change of pace from the unseasonably warm winter. If you have plans to fly into the Northeastern United States Monday through Wednesday, check with your air carrier. Major delays... more »
  • Some sun before more rounds of rain Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:48 AM

    Expect a short lull in the unsettled pattern before muggy air and showers return to wrap up the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A clearing trend is expected for Wednesday with partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 70s. Perhaps the most noteworthy change will... more »
  • Rain, thunderstorms may slow late day commute Play Video

    March 7, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area today, continuing unsettled weather. A brief break is then expected for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few showers early as high temperatures reach for the upper 70s. A cold front will approach... more »
  • Showers to start the week Play Video

    March 6, 2017 6:36 AM

    Expect more rain coverage today than yesterday, but intensity should remain relatively low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be dreary-- mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and highs in the mid 70s. The highest rain chances will come during the second half of the day. The... more »
  • The time is now: Your Severe Weather Safety Plan Play Video

    March 3, 2017 2:37 PM

    Tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year. However, late winter and spring usually bring the greatest chance of these severe weather events occurring in Louisiana. The goal of severe weather awareness is to call attention to the threats posed... more »
  • Nice first weekend of March, unsettled next week Play Video

    March 3, 2017 6:25 AM

    We certainly do not expect a weekend washout, but can say that outdoor plans are in much better shape Saturday, when rain chances are zero. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will wrap up on a sunny and seasonable note. High temperatures will be in the upper... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth breaks, pollen does not Play Video

    March 2, 2017 6:45 AM

    Very pleasant weather is in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of March will be welcomed by ample sunshine and seasonable temperatures. Expect highs to top out in the upper 60s with north winds of 10mph. Overnight will be... more »
  • 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 »

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