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  • 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 »
  • Cool down in progress

    September 28, 2016 7:19 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area. Humidity continues falling and thus seasonably warm afternoons won’t feel as steamy. Morning temperatures will be able to drop into what some might consider “cool territory.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies with low humidity... more »
  • EACHUS: new storm, social media monster brewing?

    September 27, 2016 9:38 AM

    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 97L. An invest is, quite simply, an area being investigated for further development. The particular system is expected to become a tropical depression and eventually Tropical Storm Matthew. Here is the official message from the National Hurricane Center as of 8am EDT Wednesday:... more »
  • Coolest temperatures since Late May on the way

    September 27, 2016 7:05 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area. Humidity is falling and thus seasonably warm afternoons won’t feel as steamy. Morning temperatures will be able to drop into what some might consider “cool territory.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, some lingering cloud cover may be anticipated... more »
  • Cooler and drier air arrives this week

    September 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    A few showers and thunderstorms can be expected today as a cold front nears the area. That cold front is expected to make it through the area bringing welcome changes. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After another hot and humid afternoon, with highs near 90, that cold front... more »
  • Changing temperatures possible next week

    September 23, 2016 6:58 AM

    The first weekend of fall will be warm and sticky with only isolated showers possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Summer weather keeps on rollin’ with Friday’s forecast. The afternoon will bring partly sunny skies with a high temperature in the low 90s. Humidity will be higher than... more »
  • Summer Summary: record rain and lots of humidity

    September 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    For Baton Rouge, the summer of 2016 will go down as the wettest ever recorded. The Great Flood of 2016 was responsible for approximately 40 percent of 44 inches of rain. Even without that record three day total of 17.5 inches, this year would have gone down as one of... more »
  • High temp map draped in its fall best

    September 22, 2016 6:45 AM

    “Welcome to fall,” said the Louisiana meteorologist, as he wiped sweat from his brow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Call it a different season, but the weather forecast remains exactly the same. Expect a mostly sunny afternoon with high temperatures in the low 90s. Overnight, low temperatures won’t... more »
  • Season ends but temperatures stay

    September 21, 2016 6:55 AM

    “Slightly drier” or not, the Baton Rouge remains hot and will enter astronomical fall feeling more like summer. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another afternoon of sun and warmth is ahead. Despite lower humidity, highs will easily climb into the low 90s. Overnight, expect clear skies with lows... more »
  • Still hot, but drier

    September 20, 2016 7:05 AM

    The Baton Rouge area looks to end a record stretch of days above 70 degrees dating back to June 9. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you don’t mind the warmth, Tuesday will shape up rather nicely. You can expect plenty of sunshine, lower humidity and a high... more »
  • Set to scale back this humidity

    September 19, 2016 7:11 AM

    As some slightly drier air filters into the region, rain coverage will be minimal until the weekend. Despite a little less humidity, efficiently warming drier air will keep afternoons hot. For a record 103 days, t emperatures have not been in the 60s. The streak started before astronomical summer started.... more »
  • Have a lightning plan, widespread storms through Saturday

    September 16, 2016 7:22 AM

    The forecast continues to feature showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. College football games and tailgates in the Baton Rouge area this weekend will likely contend with rain. Fortunately, rainfall amounts are only expected to be in the 2" range meaning that other than nusiance ponding water, flooding is not anticipated.... more »
  • NEW RECORD: above 70 degrees for 99 consecutive days

    September 15, 2016 6:45 AM

    With Thursday Morning temperatures bottoming out in the low 70s, Baton Rouge thermometers have now been at or above 70 degrees for 99 straight days—marking a new record. At 69 degrees, June 8 was the last date recording a low temperature below 70. The previous record streak dated back to... more »
  • FORECAST: continued humidity, showers and thunderstorms

    September 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    A stalled front in Central Louisiana and Mississippi will tease the area with dry air, but ultimately stop short leaving humidity, showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Sunday, expect a fairly active afternoon in terms of showers and thunderstorms. After a midday... more »
  • Researchers: Climate change makes August flood more likely

    September 7, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Significant rainfall in August that lead to wide-spread and catastrophic flooding may have been exacerbated by climate change, a team of researchers said in research published quietly on the internet Wednesday. Extreme rainfall along the Central, U.S. Gulf Coast has become more likely and more intense... more »
  • Trending drier above and below

    September 7, 2016 6:46 AM

    Coming out of a more active shower and storm stretch, the end of the week will also feature slightly lower humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much drier weather is expected for Wednesday. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with only an isolated afternoon shower possible. Highs... more »
  • Rain chances back off after today

    September 6, 2016 7:09 AM

    The first full week of September will bring weather becoming of the season. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There will be a few showers today, but should be more scattered than the widespread action noticed on Labor Day. Highs will aim for 90 degrees. Overnight will be partly... more »
  • Hermine strengthens, Baton Rouge area remains hot and dry

    September 1, 2016 7:37 AM

    Afternoon feels-like temperatures will continue to eclipse 100 degrees through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Run it again—Thursday will bring very similar weather to Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 90s. Overnight lows will be in the mid 70s under mainly clear... more »
  • Hot and dry, Tropical Depression Nine turning north

    August 31, 2016 6:51 AM

    The next two days will be very hot and humid with minimal chances for rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly sunny sky will allow high temperatures to top out around 95 degrees. With dew points in the mid 70s, the feels-like temperature will range from 100-105... more »
  • Temps and the tropics staying hot

    August 30, 2016 7:17 AM

    Rain coverage goes even lower on Tuesday with more sunshine and hotter afternoon temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Highs are forecast to be in the mid 90s, and with plenty of humidity, feels-like temperatures will make it beyond 100 degrees. Not to rule out a stray shower,... more »
  • A hot week of rebuilding; the latest on T.D. 9

    August 29, 2016 7:09 AM

    A week of high late summer heat and humidity is ahead as Louisiana residents side-eye the tropics. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For one more afternoon, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area. Rain coverage for the 13 Parishes and 3 Counties will end up in the... more »
  • Invest 99L survives harsh trek, to be monitored in the Gulf

    August 26, 2016 7:55 PM

    As of 7pm Friday, Invest 99L remained an unorganized cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the Central Bahamas. This area of low pressure has survived the harshest conditions it will encounter and convection has increased through the day. However, upper level winds remain hostile for further development in the near... more »
  • Tropical Wave Invest 99L struggling Thursday Evening

    August 25, 2016 7:42 PM

    As of 7pm Thursday, Invest 99L remained a cluster of showers and thunderstorms with an unorganized center south of The Bahamas. A weakening trend has been noted through the day with a loss of tropical storm force winds and less shower and thunderstorm activity. After encountering some dry... more »
  • Wednesday Evening Rainfall Causes Rivers to Rise Again

    August 15, 2016 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Torrential thunderstorms with heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Baton Rouge area early Wednesday evening dropping nearly four inches of rain in an area raging from Baton Rouge to north of Zachary. This rain fell over an area that already has seen upwards of 15-20 inches... more »
  • Significant flooding threat in Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi

    August 12, 2016 8:06 AM

    FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS will continue across the area today. Avoid areas of rising water and locations that typically have problems with poor drainage and runoff. Today and Tonight: Another very active day of weather is ahead. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy rain at times with several more... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH: Heavy rain threat continues

    August 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After some locations already received up to 3” of rain on Wednesday, an additional 4-7” of rain is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. Monitor the weather closely in the event that any flooding issues develop. Today and Tomorrow: Widespread showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy... more »
  • Rounds of heavy rain and storms begin today

    August 10, 2016 7:17 AM

    Today will be the onset of an unsettled stretch of weather. Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Action will be more widespread than Monday and Tuesday. Beneath otherwise mostly cloudy skies, high temperatures may reach about 90 degrees before any rain... more »
  • FULL DETAILS: heavy rain threat this week

    August 9, 2016 7:21 AM

    On Monday, high resolution forecast models accurately predicted that the afternoon hours would be quiet—contrary to forecasts from global models and even that of our weather team. For Tuesday, high resolution models, global models and our forecasts all expect scattered action in the afternoon hours. Today won’t be far from... more »
  • Heat and midday rumblers through the weekend

    August 5, 2016 6:28 AM

    Don't look for any weather surprises on this first weekend of August. Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms should be able to kick up on Friday. Scattered activity will develop around midday. About 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area can expect rain.... more »
  • Heat and showers minus the wrench

    August 4, 2016 7:06 AM

    On Wednesday, an intense morning thunderstorm over Lake Pontchartrain lingered in neighboring parishes and had a significant effect on the temperature forecast . For Thursday, the morning began much quieter meaning the weather should shape up as forecast. While the August steam and shower machine is in full force, there... more »
  • Heat advisory canceled for several parishes

    August 3, 2016 12:44 PM

    A day that began looking very hot will instead see some relief. Blow off cloud cover and showers from significant storms, causing flash flooding in St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes, will limit high temperatures. Thus, the heat advisory has been lifted in several locations. Wednesday Morning... more »
  • Heat rising, Earl strengthening

    August 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    Tuesday made it to 97 degrees with 10 percent of the forecast area receiving rain. Showers did not reach quite as many backyards as anticipated. The forecast called for 30 percent coverage. Today and Tonight: On Wednesday, partly sunny skies early will yield a high temperature... more »
  • Tropical Storm Earl develops in the Caribbean Sea

    August 2, 2016 11:17 AM

    Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea. The system will have no impact on Louisiana or Mississippi. A cluster of showers and thunderstorms developed in the Central Atlantic Ocean last week and then moved quickly westward across the Lesser Antilles. Fast movement and dry air stunted development... more »
  • Heat up north, few storms down south

    August 2, 2016 7:04 AM

    Monday made it to 96 degrees with 30 percent of the forecast area receiving rain, as expected. Summer shower and storm development tends to be random and while geographical coverage can be forecast, location often cannot this time of year. On Monday, bad luck with the rain placement and timing—right... more »
  • New month, same stuff

    August 1, 2016 6:59 AM

    Here comes August... And plenty of August is expected this week. Each afternoon will warm to the low to mid 90s before a few locations gather pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Today and Tonight: Monday will find sun and steam early with high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Of... more »
  • Summer standards: heat, pop-up showers, tropical waves

    July 29, 2016 6:49 AM

    Wrapping up the final week of July, typical summer weather can be expected. Today and Tonight: Friday will offer more early sunshine and a quickly climbing temperature into the low 90s. Humidity won’t change. By the afternoon, clouds will bubble up with a few expected to produce a shower... more »
  • Hitting reset locally, watching a wave in the tropics

    July 28, 2016 6:48 AM

    Wednesday’s forecast verified nicely with approximately 80 percent of the viewing area picking up rain—primarily during the first half of the day as expected. Now for today, the pattern gets back to normal. Fewer locations will see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm which will be limited to the midday hours.... more »
  • Hit the brakes y'all, don't stall

    July 27, 2016 7:04 AM

    Rounds of showers and storms had area rain coverage around 80 percent yesterday, verifying the forecast. Rain fell heavily during the afternoon hours and street flooding was reported around the region. Pictures and video captured many drivers risking it, attempting to drive through ponded water and stalling out. Please note... more »
  • No sprinklers needed

    July 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast over the next few days. While mornings start dry, the rumblers will bubble up by midday and last into the late afternoon. Today and Tonight: This is likely to be the most active day of the week. Showers and thunderstorms will be... more »
  • They bubble, they rumble, they rain

    July 25, 2016 7:04 AM

    The upcoming week will certainly be hot, just not as hot. The tradeoff is increased shower and thunderstorm coverage. Today and Tonight: Rinse, repeat, and sweat again today with high in the low 90s, scattered showers and thunderstorms, and an ever-present humidity. A small but positive note is that... more »
  • Better shot at boomers

    July 22, 2016 7:17 AM

    Indications are that Friday will bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms. For this reason, high temperature forecasts have been pulled down by a degree or two into the low 90s. Today and Tonight: It will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a high temperature of 94 degrees achieved... more »
  • Three Hs in play, looking for a cooling shower

    July 21, 2016 6:40 AM

    The forecast will hold steady into Saturday. By Sunday, the local area may notice a slight drop off in high temperatures. Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will be hazy, hot and humid with a high of 95 degrees. Heat indices will top out near 105 degrees. Skies will be... more »
  • Summer heat in full swing

    July 19, 2016 6:35 AM

    You may have noticed that showers and thunderstorms were more “isolated” on radar Monday. That trend will continue this week. Certainly there aren’t big changes to the pattern in July and August, rather some very subtle shifts that we’re able to point out, perhaps more easily than we can actually... more »
  • Fewer storms, more heat this week

    July 18, 2016 6:40 AM

    A heat ridge is taking over the Central United States and will have an impact on Baton Rouge area weather this week. Today and Tonight: Look for Isolated showers and thunderstorms today, however with not as much areal coverage as over the weekend. Highs will be in the mid... more »
  • Weekend plans? Check the radar

    July 15, 2016 6:35 AM

    The week will end in the same weather pattern that has persisted since Monday. Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for Friday. Of course in between any action, it will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low 90s. The showers... more »
  • More afternoon storm clouds

    July 14, 2016 6:37 AM

    The forecast will go unchanged until late weekend or early next week. Today and Tonight: Nothing to see here. It’s the same old same old. Highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid 70s. At least the weather pattern is behaving normally. Lately, the temperatures have been right... more »
  • Heat before bubblers

    July 12, 2016 6:35 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms performed as expected on Monday with 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecasting area collecting rain from late morning to late afternoon. Most of that action occurred south of I-12 and that should again be the case today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Oh, hey July, there you are

    July 11, 2016 6:37 AM

    A little extra moisture gave us slightly better thunderstorm coverage yesterday and that will continue today. On any given day, not everyone will see rain, but about 40% of the forecast area will—which in turn brings temperatures down a touch. It won’t be a huge change, it will still be... more »
  • Showers to fight off some heat this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

    Thursday brought the third straight record maximum low temperature. As of Friday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a fourth consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 79 degrees. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will be partly sunny and... more »
  • Third straight Heat Advisory, slimmer shower chances

    July 7, 2016 6:51 AM

    Despite a shower dropping the afternoon temperature to 79 degrees, Wednesday marked the second straight day with a record maximum low temperature. As of Thursday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a third consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 77 degrees. ... more »
  • Record warm mornings, high afternoon heat continue

    July 6, 2016 6:47 AM

    For the second straight morning, temperatures did not dip below 82 degrees. That makes two straight days with a record maximum low temperature, each of which have tied the warmest low temperature, for any date, in Baton Rouge history. The only way that could change today is if an afternoon... more »

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