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  • 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 »
  • Heat Advisory posted, hydration and shade suggested

    July 5, 2016 6:45 AM

    Highs will stay way up as rain chances stay low through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Heat will continue to be the lead story with high temperatures surging back into the mid 90s. Dew points will be in the mid 70s, producing resulting in high humidity.... more »
  • Red, white and blue with a stray shower

    July 4, 2016 6:58 AM

    The week will begin partly sunny and hot with a chance of patriotism—and a stray shower or thunderstorm. Heat will be the big story through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Sunday, a stray shower or perhaps even a thunderstorm is possible. On the off chance... more »
  • Firecracker hot with fewer sparks from the sky

    July 1, 2016 6:33 AM

    Rain chances will move in and out of the isolated category through Independence Day. A gradual warmup is forecast from now to the end of next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Alas, Friday brings an afternoon where rain chances are too low to mention. A mostly sunny... more »
  • Lower coverage in afternoon showers

    June 30, 2016 7:03 AM

    As the diurnal shower machine starts to fizzle, hotter and drier weather will be returning this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday, although forecast area rain coverage will be lower. Highs will squeak into the low... more »
  • Still steamy, more relief in store though

    June 28, 2016 6:57 AM

    Early heat and steam over the next few days will give way to returning showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front will tap into ample heat and humidity to spark off showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Coverage will be fairly robust, meaning that most... more »
  • Hazy, hot and humid into the weekend

    June 16, 2016 6:25 AM

    Shade and hydration will be important over the next few days. Humidity may finally be shaved back a bit by a front this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Plenty of sunshine will guide high temperatures into the mid 90s. When factoring dew points in the mid 70s,... more »
  • Summer's first big sizzle

    June 15, 2016 7:01 AM

    Shade and hydration will be important over the next few days. The heat and humidity combo will cause the body to sense temperatures over 100° today, tomorrow and Friday afternoons. Don’t look for relief overnight, lows will barely drop beneath 80°. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Showers trending less active after today

    June 14, 2016 6:54 AM

    On these “scattered showers” days, some locations stay dry, some see multiple thunderstorms. Yesterday, the western half of the forecast area picked up precipitation while many eastern areas did not. Afternoon storm action will begin to lose its grip on the area with drier and warmer conditions by week’s end.... more »
  • Steam and storms continue

    June 13, 2016 6:34 AM

    No washouts, but plenty of showers and storms to dodge of late. That pattern will continue for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like your weekend, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up throughout the day—however, they do appear to be getting started... more »
  • Warm and humid with a few pulls possible

    June 10, 2016 6:45 AM

    The LSU Baseball Tarp Crew covered and uncovered Skip Bertman Field a remarkable 9 times (18 pulls) last weekend. With a more typical pattern taking shape this weekend with few showers and thunderstorms, the crew shouldn’t be quite as busy. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be... more »
  • Some sunshine today, back to normal this weekend

    June 9, 2016 6:50 AM

    After today, the Baton Rouge area will return to a pattern more typical of June. Expect marine breezes to bring “pop-up” afternoon showers back to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will run very similar to Wednesday. With slowly increasing humidity, high temperatures should have no... more »
  • Sun and warmth through Thursday

    June 8, 2016 6:27 AM

    While the mornings are starting off with slightly less humidity, an absence of afternoon clouds will keep it feeling hot! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday could turn out as the hottest day this week. With maximum sunshine and slightly drier air, we can anticipate high temperatures to... more »
  • Finally looking dry at The Box and beyond

    June 7, 2016 6:42 AM

    An unsettled pattern which complicated regional baseball at Alex Box Stadium has finally broken. Sunshine and warmth are in store for the days to come. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will offer high temperatures in the low 90s with a light, northerly breeze and abundant sunshine. If... more »
  • Fewer showers, Tropical Storm Colin approaching Florida

    June 6, 2016 7:04 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is moving back to a more seasonable pattern—with heat, humidity and only ISOLATED afternoon thundershowers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For the beginning of a new week comes a new pattern. More early sunshine will allow high temperatures to make a run at... more »
  • Flash flood watch in effect until Sunday morning

    June 3, 2016 7:06 AM

    Look for showers and thunderstorms to affect the region through Sunday. If you have outdoor activities, stay in touch with the WBRZ Weather Team as rain will likely be a factor. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is up through 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Please remember not to drive across... more »
  • Stormy days ahead, area to watch in the Gulf

    June 2, 2016 7:16 AM

    An unsettled pattern is expected to begin unfolding today and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will mark the transition into a more active pattern. High temperatures in the middle 80s should be achieved early before the development of showers and thunderstorms by the... more »
  • Moving to a more active pattern and the official hurricane season

    June 1, 2016 7:09 AM

    As the 2016 hurricane season “officially” begins today, two storm names are already in the books—Alex and Bonnie. Colin is up next. All is quiet for now, but it only takes one storm to make it a “bad” year. Our team is happy to prepare you for the season ahead,... more »
  • Getting back in the swing

    May 31, 2016 6:38 AM

    Weather will bring much more of the same over the next two days-- warm and humid with isolated thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, a fast warm up into the low 90s along with lots of humidity and early sunshine will give way to bubbling clouds... more »
  • Capital City to coast warm and humid for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27, 2016 6:55 AM

    As Memorial Day Weekend commences, another day of warmth and humidity is on tap. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday’s high temperatures will top out in the upper 80s. A few more clouds than the past couple of days should keep most out of the 90s. Again, no... more »
  • Your Memorial Day Weekend weather planner

    May 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    As vacations and outdoor activities kick into gear for the long weekend, here is a summary of what you can expect in the Baton Rouge area and nearby destinations. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Persistence is the pattern into Thursday. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper... more »
  • Warm with increased humidity

    May 25, 2016 6:55 AM

    Rain shower development will remain limited, but not impossible, through the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A slightly better chance at pop-up showers will come this afternoon. Still, most locations are expected to stay dry. Highs will again peak in the upper 80s. Humidity will be... more »
  • Quiet locally, a tropical note

    May 24, 2016 7:07 AM

    A glimpse at the 7-Day forecast will have you thinking, “May.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Keeping in a similar pattern, Tuesday will again bring mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the upper 80s. A touch more humidity may be noticed—but overall, not too bad. Winds... more »
  • Getting into the ol' standard

    May 23, 2016 7:25 AM

    After brief break in humidity over the weekend, more seasonable weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect skies to be mostly sunny early with increasing clouds and an isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Temperatures will be warm with more humidity-- highs in the... more »
  • Trust your source, check your source

    May 20, 2016 11:31 AM

    Communication is crucial during hurricane season—especially when a storm threatens. Studies have shown that clear and consistent messages result in a better understanding of the forecast. For that reason, the WBRZ Weather Team and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center work in tandem to deliver official statements from the most skilled tropical... more »
  • Daylight reveals storm damage, is there more to come? Play Video

    May 20, 2016 7:21 AM

    Severe thunderstorms swept through the region Late Thursday and Early Friday taking down trees and cutting off power to thousands. For more on the impressive storm complex, known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), visit WBRZ Weather on Facebook . One final round of showers and thunderstorms may kick... more »
  • Rallying for no rain

    May 19, 2016 7:10 AM

    1pm UPDATE: Radar and model trends are showing faster speeds on an area of showers and thunderstorms to the west. If the current activity holds together, rain could impact the LSU Baseball game. High resolution models show rain arriving near game time, radar is estimating showers and thunderstorms not long... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • Stormy days to come

    May 16, 2016 7:28 AM

    Expect an unsettled weather pattern this week with increased rain chances Wednesday through Friday. A couple of inches are possible by Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With mainly cloudy skies, temperatures won’t climb too high on your Monday Afternoon. Numbers will generally top out in the low... more »
  • Outdoor plans look good again

    May 13, 2016 7:05 AM

    On Thursday, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached 91° at 2:47pm. This marked the first 90°+ day in 2016 and the first since October 16, 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will begin with a few lingering showers near the coast. A weak cold front will continue to... more »
  • Approaching front, few showers late

    May 12, 2016 6:47 AM

    Rain chances will increase briefly before a dry forecast returns to the area in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will continue a similar weather pattern with a partly sunny afternoon allowing high temperatures to top out in the upper 80s. As a cold... more »
  • Still and sticky

    May 11, 2016 6:47 AM

    A repetitive forecast is up through Thursday, until a cold front arrives with some changes for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will help high temperatures into the upper 80s. Continued humidity will make it a sweaty afternoon for outdoor activity. Winds will be... more »
  • Warmer with more sun

    May 10, 2016 6:57 AM

    Warm and sticky temperatures will continue with the daily shot for a pop-up shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect Tuesday to bring humidity and a high temperature in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. A stray shower may develop in the afternoon hours—but the... more »
  • New week, new pattern

    May 9, 2016 7:12 AM

    The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures... more »
  • "May" we have another

    May 6, 2016 6:44 AM

    Near normal temperatures will mark a nice, tranquil May weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more sunshine with a high temperature in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph. Dew points remaining below 60 degrees will equate to a comfortable... more »
  • Gotta love this

    May 4, 2016 7:05 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is making its pitch to the chamber of commerce—clear skies, warm afternoons and low humidity will be good for outdoor business through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will offer brilliant blue sky and sunshine with a high temperature in the... more »
  • Winds of change

    May 3, 2016 7:05 AM

    A transitional day is ahead. Shifting northwesterly winds are drying the air mass signaling the arrival of a quiet pattern for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front moves south of the area, a lingering cloud deck will slowly break from northwest... more »
  • More rain and boomers begin new week

    May 2, 2016 7:00 AM

    One more day of unsettled weather is ahead before marked improvements arrive across the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More rain and thunderstorms will ring in the new week. Still, heavy rain remains a concern and the FLASH FLOOD WATCH is posted through... more »
  • UPDATE: Severe storms, flash flooding possible Saturday

    April 30, 2016 9:36 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 5pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes Tangipahoa, St. James, in Louisiana and the Pike County in Mississippi. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH means conditions are favorable... more »
  • Showers expected Saturday afternoon, throughout Sunday Play Video

    April 30, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some weekend plans may have to change with showers expected Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Showers are forecasted to begin around lunchtime Saturday and continue into the evening. The rain should eventually subside but will likely return Sunday with a chance for some thunderstorms.... more »
  • Friday dry, Saturday turns wet

    April 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    An afternoon more becoming of early summer is ahead for the final weekday in April. Meanwhile, outdoor weekend events will have to be mindful of widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: To wrap up the week, we’ll catch a break from the showers and... more »
  • On and off showers through afternoon

    April 28, 2016 7:21 AM

    While showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast, the risk for severe weather is much lower today, with action much more scattered in nature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will again be scattered on Thursday—especially during the first half of the day. No washout is... more »
  • SEVERE T-STORM WATCH until 12pm for Baton Rouge area

    April 27, 2016 9:09 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 12pm. ***10am UPDATE: the watch has been extended until 3pm*** Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East... more »
  • Midday showers and storms, a few could be strong

    April 27, 2016 7:10 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has included much of the WBRZ Weather forecast area in a “slight risk” for severe storms on Wednesday. Gusty wind and hail are the main threats. Carry on with the day as usual; just keep your severe weather safety plan in mind and stay in touch... more »
  • Some sun and spotty showers

    April 26, 2016 7:05 AM

    The sun, pop-up showers and warm temperatures will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will play out similar to Monday in that partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s will give way to pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Little more than 20% measurable rain coverage in... more »
  • To the end of April

    April 25, 2016 6:49 AM

    The week ahead will bring weather becoming of spring with sunshine, the daily chance for a pop-up shower and temperatures around 5 degrees above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring more clouds than noticed over the weekend. Highs will make it into the middle... more »
  • Take your pick

    April 22, 2016 7:05 AM

    After showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday Afternoon, many locations were treated to a beautiful rainbow and sunset. For more of your photos, check out the WBRZ Weather Facebook Page . The culprit for those showers, a weak cold front, will push through the region today, ending rain... more »
  • Better bet for showers

    April 21, 2016 7:10 AM

    A cold front moving into the region will allow more coverage in showers and thunderstorms across the forecast area before activity breaks off as the week ends. Wednesday brought the expected scattered showers and thunderstorms which were indeed limited to northern and western sections of the forecast area. ... more »
  • Front to approach the area tomorrow

    April 20, 2016 6:59 AM

    Over the next 48 hours a cold front will slowly cross the region, maintaining scattered shower and thunderstorm possibilities until it does. The most likely period for widespread rain will be Thursday Afternoon and Evening. Tuesday indeed brought scattered showers—though they were very light, not amounting to anything for... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Still on the cloud line

    April 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Coastal flooding will continue to be an issue along Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain and the Lower Tickfaw River as southeast winds of 10-15mph persist today. Tides will run 2-3 feet above average. The same southeast winds leading to high water have maintained enough low-level moisture to keep a stubborn cloud... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • El Nino fizzling: what does this mean for the upcoming hurricane season?

    April 14, 2016 11:18 AM

    El Niño is scheduled to depart while the likelihood is increasing that La Niña will take over. For climate pundits, it should come as no surprise that the tropical research team with Colorado State University is predicting average activity for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Their outlook calls for... more »
  • Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

    April 14, 2016 7:21 AM

    After one more day with rain in the forecast, unsettled weather will finally slacken off. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another bout of scattered showers and thunderstorms—precipitation is not expected to be as heavy and widespread as Wednesday though. Most of the rain will be... more »
  • Heavy rain on Wednesday Morning, showers continue beyond

    April 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    Pockets of heavy rain will be possible Early Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Widespread, heavy rain will move across the region Early Wednesday. Embedded thunderstorms could produce downpours and some localized street flooding will be possible. An inch or... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* issued for part of WBRZ Weather Forecast area

    April 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and... more »
  • After eight without, rain returns

    April 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After more than a week of brilliant sunshine, unsettled weather will kick off the new week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Monday, cloudy skies will give way to scattered showers and thunderstorms—especially during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours. An all-day event is not expected and a... more »
  • Pretty days in South Louisiana

    April 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    A pair of reinforcing fronts will cross the area between now and Saturday, bringing hardly a cloud and keeping temperatures steady. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another afternoon of ample sunshine with high temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees. Winds will be northerly at 5-10mph.... more »
  • Sun early, a passing shower possible late

    April 6, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a cold front passes the region this evening, a clear and seasonable stretch of weather will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature once again approaching 80 degrees. A weak cold front will drop into... more »
  • Into the 80s with more sun

    April 5, 2016 6:59 AM

    Monday saw mainly sunny skies with a high temperature of 79 degrees. The seasonably mild temperatures will continue through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring more sunshine and warmer high temperatures—into the low 80s—with nearly calm winds. Allergy sufferers keep in mind, the lacking rain... more »
  • Wow weather

    April 4, 2016 7:07 AM

    April in Louisiana is that transition time of year that continues a parade of cool season cold fronts, accompanied by strong storms and heavy rain. But before the summer humidity sets in, between those fronts, Mother Nature offers up breaks like the area will see this week. The outdoors are... more »
  • Off and on rain could fall heavily at times today

    April 1, 2016 7:20 AM

    A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect until 7pm Friday Evening for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area except St. Mary Parish. Rain will be widespread today—meaning most locations, even those that have missed precipitation over the last two days, will have some action. The Wednesday and... more »
  • Heavy rain possible tonight and Friday

    March 31, 2016 8:01 AM

    The forecast has been tricky over the last two days. While rain coverage was less then expected, the threat for severe weather was certainly validated. The storm that did fire up was a strong one in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parish into Wilkinson County. Golf ball sized hail was... more »
  • Thunderstorms developing today, continuing through Friday

    March 30, 2016 7:11 AM

    Unsettled weather over the next three days will bring the possibility of severe weather and 2-4” of rain. Locations north of I-12 are at greatest risk for strong storms and heavy rain. Keep in mind though, weather doesn’t obey risk categories; numbers or colors on map, so please stay weather... more »
  • Unsettled weather arrives Wednesday Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:20 AM

    Another relatively quiet day is ahead before we standby for rain and thunderstorms to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high in the upper 70s. A few showers are possible near the coast as winds turn around to the... more »
  • A quiet start to the week

    March 28, 2016 7:00 AM

    As fog breaks, sun will return with two peaceful days of weather on tap before the pattern turns active to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Beyond some early fog, Monday Afternoon will bring ample sunshine and a high temperature in the middle 70s. Winds will... more »
  • "Gravity wave" busts stormy forecast

    March 24, 2016 6:01 PM

    By looking at regional rainfall from Thursday, you notice the Baton Rouge area is conspicuously dry when compared with areas west and east. Didn’t the WBRZ Weather Team forecast rain for much of the area? Yes. Then what happened? Overall, the atmosphere was stable—which is why the given chance... more »
  • Cold front brings showers and thunderstorms today

    March 24, 2016 7:18 AM

    A quick moving storm system will end what has been a four day dry stretch for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will return showers and thunderstorms to the region today. It looks as though the action will come in the form... more »
  • Briefly warmer

    March 23, 2016 7:17 AM

    After a short time of above average temperatures, another cold front will come into the area Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 70s under partly sunny skies. If anything, clouds may have a tendency to increase through the day. Winds will... more »
  • Still clear as thermometers return to average

    March 22, 2016 6:50 AM

    A pair of dry days is anticipated before a fast-moving front pushes across the Gulf Coast on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday Afternoon, thermometers will return to “that’s more like it” territory. More sunshine is on the way aiding an afternoon high back to 70 degrees.... more »
  • Crystal clear and cool

    March 21, 2016 6:56 AM

    With high pressure parked over the region, tranquil weather will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another unseasonably cool afternoon is ahead. Expect abundant sunshine, but that won’t do much to the cool air mass that has settled into place, as light northerly winds continue. Highs will likely... more »
  • Isolated strong storms, 1-2" rain by Saturday

    March 17, 2016 7:27 AM

    Precipitation location will be the most important factor in determining if the next few days present new flooding issues. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for your St. Patrick’s Day. While it won’t be a total washout, keep the umbrella close into the... more »
  • Mid-week begins a transitioning weather pattern

    March 16, 2016 6:47 AM

    Barring completely overcast skies, area thermometers will strive for the low 80s a fourth straight day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a spotty shower early, much of Wednesday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. A few breaks of sun should help temperatures again eclipse 80... more »
  • River flooding update; unseasonable warmth

    March 15, 2016 7:10 AM

    Today the area will exceed 80 degrees for the third straight day—the first such stretch since, go figure, Christmas time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another dry afternoon is expected Tuesday with a high temperatures topping out in the middle 80s—almost 15 degrees above average! Along with some... more »
  • More rain and flooding to come Friday Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are asking residents throughout the state to be prepared for more heavy rain on Friday. Drivers should avoid flooded areas, or areas known to flood easily. Several parishes have canceled school and closed their offices for Friday. Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University, BRCC, and River Parishes... more »
  • Increased threat for severe weather today, heavy rain tomorrow

    March 9, 2016 7:27 AM

    The next three days will bring most of the activity that has been forecast since last week. Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to increase through Wednesday. By the afternoon hours, a few storms could be severe with gusty wind and an isolated tornado possible.... more »
  • Several days of soaking ahead

    March 8, 2016 7:36 AM

    Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop as early as this afternoon. Most of the action should remain west of an Amite Count to St. Mary Parish line—not to rule out a shower elsewhere. The main point is that today’s activity will be more scattered in nature,... more »
  • Mon. dry, 6-10 rain possible by Sat.

    March 7, 2016 7:08 AM

    After beginning dry, the remainder of the week will bring times of heavy rain, with an increased chance for flooding. Today and Tonight: Monday will feature more pleasant weather. Partial sunshine will help temperatures back into the upper 70s. Winds will remain southeasterly at 10-15 mph. We can expect... more »

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