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  • Returning storms, identifying Harvey, seeing an eclipse Play Video

    August 18, 2017 6:47 AM

    With greater coverage of showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast, heat will once again be held to normal levels. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to ramp up again today. However, different from earlier this week, gusty winds will be possible in addition... more »
  • High heat due to fewer afternoon showers Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:50 AM

    Thursday will bring some brief changes to what has been a stagnant weather pattern. A *HEAT ADVISORY* is in effect for the entire WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm Thursday. This means the combination of heat and humidity could produce feels like temperatures of 108 degrees or higher for three... more »
  • Eclipse 2017: what to expect, how to view

    August 16, 2017 11:42 AM

    On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the U.S. will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will be visible—weather permitting—across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Anyone within a 70-milewide path that stretches through 14 states... more »
  • Time to make a trade Play Video

    August 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    Another active afternoon of showers and thunderstorms gave way to beautiful double rainbows and colorful sunsets in the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another round of showers and thunderstorms for your Wednesday. Like Tuesday, the showers and storms should take hold... more »
  • Scattered storms still in play, changes late week Play Video

    August 14, 2017 6:46 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast early this week, but activity may relax a little bit by Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring a better shot at showers and thunderstorms than Sunday. After a partly sunny and steamy start to... more »
  • Your regularly scheduled thunderstorms Play Video

    August 11, 2017 6:31 AM

    There is no need to cancel outdoor plans, but you should be ready to move inside at times as thunderstorms will be scattered about the forecast area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms to flare up by the middle of... more »
  • More midday soakers Play Video

    August 9, 2017 10:09 PM

    The unsettled weather will continue, but the focus for storm development is shifting. If you think it has been more rainy than usual this summer, check out these numbers . THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another soak to many spots as showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • Two names you may hear while dodging storms this weekend Play Video

    August 3, 2017 11:26 PM

    The forecast remains tricky and dependent on the positioning of a surface trough. As it goes, so too will go showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Meanwhile, the deep tropics are waking up and one or two storms may be named by the middle of next week. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Deep tropics waking up

    August 3, 2017 6:42 PM

    Two tropical waves may be the first signs of an active start to August in the deep tropics. Forecast models suggest that both features are worth monitoring over the next two weeks. First, a strong wave has developed just west of the Lesser Antilles and will continue westward over... more »
  • Looking into August: not quite the usual

    July 31, 2017 11:15 PM

    The beginning of August is historically one of the hottest times of the year for the Baton Rouge area. Since 1930, from August 1-14, average highs have been around 92 degrees with lows around 70 degrees. There have been 243 days over 95 degrees and 14 days over 100 degrees.... more »
  • Storms Saturday, lower humidity Sunday Play Video

    July 28, 2017 6:41 AM

    While a significant or long lasting drop in temperatures is not expected from a weekend cold front, lower humidity is always welcome. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a nice sunrise, Friday will be a repeat of Thursday with mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures. Highs will reach... more »
  • Weekend cold front to ease July humidity Play Video

    July 27, 2017 6:23 AM

    The end of the week will be dry and hot. Any pop-up showers will be very isolated. A cold front brings potential for some sensible changes by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday afternoon temperatures will make it into the mid 90s and... more »
  • Drier and warmer conditions return, cold front this weekend Play Video

    July 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms have all but shut down for the remainder of the week. Forecast focus now shifts to a cold front expected to approach the area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be mostly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures penetrating the low... more »
  • Storms mainly N.E. today, weekend cold front possible Play Video

    July 25, 2017 7:15 AM

    A much drier pattern will begin to emerge today and last through at least Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Considerably lower rain coverage is anticipated for Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will most likely be limited to areas north and east of Baton Rouge. Some locations in Southwest... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 7pm Tuesday

    July 24, 2017 11:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes as well as, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties until 7pm Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH... more »
  • Locally heavy rain possible on another active day Play Video

    July 24, 2017 7:18 AM

    Look for one more day of widespread showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will bring mostly cloudy skies along with times of showers and thunderstorms—especially from late morning into late afternoon. Much of the action should stay north of the coastal parishes. Some of the... more »
  • Returning afternoon showers to limit weekend heat Play Video

    July 21, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday, Baton Rouge area thermometers stretched to 97 degrees, making it the highest high so far in 2017. As we pick up some of the hottest temperatures of this summer, heat illness can set in rapidly so be sure to hydrate. Also, when the sun is shining, burn times will... more »
  • Heat Index over 105 degrees this afternoon Play Video

    July 20, 2017 6:44 AM

    Wednesday brought the hottest temperatures so far this year. Baton Rouge topped out at 96 degrees with a heat index, or feels like temperature, around 106 degrees for several hours. For a bit of perspective, it was the first day that eclipsed 95 degrees, while 14 had made it that... more »
  • Dry it out, heat it up Play Video

    July 19, 2017 6:40 AM

    It is actually possible that the next few days will offer more locations in the forecast area without rain than with rain! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A continued trend of fewer showers and thunderstorms is expected this afternoon. Rain coverage will be in the 30 percent range.... more »
  • Rain coverage trending lower through the week Play Video

    July 18, 2017 6:44 AM

    Monday’s rain coverage was a little beneath what was expected. Approximately 40 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area received measurable precipitation while the forecast was for 60 percent. This may be a signal that the upper levels are slowly warming and stabilizing—a trend expected this week and... more »
  • Active afternoons continue early this week Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:00 AM

    The pattern continues with afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms along with intermittent sunshine. Expect more sun in the morning with some patchy fog before sunrise. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your new week starts off with an old forecast. Morning sunshine will cook thermometers into the low 90s... more »
  • Increased afternoon action this weekend Play Video

    July 13, 2017 11:31 PM

    We don't want more rain, and we don't need more rain, but we're going to get plenty more rain. Running an 11.5 inch surplus on the year, the next few afternoons will be quite active thanks to some tropical moisture moving into the area. Because storms will be capable of... more »
  • Similar, predictable pattern changing this weekend

    July 11, 2017 6:47 AM

    While the summer pattern continues, some tropical moisture may throw a wrench into the forecast by this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will once again bring partly sunny skies and midday highs near 90 degrees. By the afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to... more »
  • I'll have the usual Play Video

    July 10, 2017 6:39 AM

    Our typical summertime pattern continues with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the low 90s, and low temperatures in the mid 70s. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will give way to more clouds as well as scattered showers and thunderstorms especially during... more »
  • Weekend boomers to affect some outdoor plans Play Video

    July 7, 2017 6:51 AM

    A more unsettled pattern will emerge this weekend with scattered showers and a few strong thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: High temperatures will climb into the low 90s by early afternoon Friday before cloud cover, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity will remain isolated as the week ends... more »
  • Rain coverage increasing, new tropical system Play Video

    July 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    A wetter pattern will begin to materialize through the end of the week and especially this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny before isolated showers develop by the afternoon hours. Isolated is the key word; not all locations in the 13 Parish, 3... more »
  • Slow transition to a wetter pattern Play Video

    July 5, 2017 6:44 AM

    With local rain coverage remaining low, heat and humidity will continue to be the dominant weather feature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With some early sun, thermometers will once again surge into the low 90s. High dew points, and therefore high humidity, will produce “feels-like” temperatures near 100... more »
  • Why are weathercasters so hung up on dew points? Play Video

    July 4, 2017 1:50 PM

    The WBRZ Weather Team often makes reference to dew points instead of relative humidity when describing the humidity. How does that make sense? Well, although the terminology may not jive, the dew point offers a much better relation as to how it is feeling outside. A sliding scale that... more »
  • Fireworks and sizzling by the grill Play Video

    July 4, 2017 7:40 AM

    Typical summer heat and humidity will persist through the week. Rain chances will stay low, gradually increasing Thursday through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you have outdoor plans for the fourth, they should be in good shape. Temperatures will again run into the low 90s... more »
  • No surprise, heat and humidity through the 4th Play Video

    July 3, 2017 7:36 AM

    A hot and humid pattern will continue for most of the week. Rain chances will be slim to nil, at least until the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will begin hot and humid with partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperature near 93 degrees and... more »
  • 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 »

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