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  • Tricky Father's Day forecast Play Video

    June 15, 2018 6:37 AM

    On Thursday, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed on time bringing rain to approximately 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County area as was forecast. Slightly more activity may squeeze out on Friday as higher moisture content works with a weak upper level impulse drifting west out of Alabama. ... more »
  • Same old until tropical moisture increases rain coverage Play Video

    June 14, 2018 6:58 AM

    The broken record forecast will continue. By Sunday, rain coverage and amounts may increase due to some tropical moisture. Reviewing Wednesday’s forecast, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed on cue and were precisely the definition of scattered with a splotchy appearance to the rainfall map. Approximately 30 percent of the 13... more »
  • Next weather pattern switch comes Saturday Play Video

    June 13, 2018 7:10 AM

    Some high rain totals came in a short time due to heavy thunderstorms on Tuesday evening. While it was attention grabbing, the flooding was not necessarily unexpected or unusual. Locations like I-110 at Governor’s Mansion and the Acadian Thruway underpass are common flooding culprits. Heavy rain is a daily possibility... more »
  • More afternoon storms, watching tropical moisture for the weekend Play Video

    June 12, 2018 6:51 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through at least the middle of the week, especially during the afternoon hours. Tropical moisture may increase rain chances for the upcoming weekend. On Monday, approximately 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area received measurable rain. The... more »
  • Gulf moisture to bring continued humidity, scattered thunderstorms Play Video

    June 11, 2018 7:19 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible over the next several afternoons. Rain and cloud will curtail high temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect partly sunny skies to start your workweek, with scattered showers and thunderstorms late morning through afternoon. Typical with summertime rumblers, downpours, frequent lightning... more »
  • Air Quality Alert issued for Baton Rouge Metro through Friday

    June 7, 2018 4:26 PM

    Thursday, mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures will enhance ozone production in Louisiana. In addition, surface high pressure will produce light and variable winds, reducing pollutant dispersion. As a result, AQI levels will be mid- to high-Moderate in most cities, with Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI levels expected in Baton... more »
  • Scattered to widespread storms today, some gusty Play Video

    June 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    Tuesday will offer the area its best shot at some sprinkler relief within the extended forecast. The streak of days in the 90s will likely end Tuesday due to additional clouds and showers, but plenty more heat is ahead to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Weak front to bring better rain chances Play Video

    June 4, 2018 7:18 AM

    The first June weekend is in the books and expected warmth and humidity was the main story with just a few showers and thunderstorms around the area. The weak cold front responsible for that isolated activity on Sunday will stall along the Gulf Coast Monday perhaps allowing slightly drier air... more »
  • Near record warm May followed by a steamy June weekend Play Video

    June 1, 2018 7:27 AM

    May 2018 concluded with an unprecedented hot streak of 21 straight days reaching 90 degrees, which was enough to, make it the second hottest May on record at Metro Airport since 1930. As you know though, much hotter weather can be expected for June, July and August and the first... more »
  • EACHUS: preparedness is a mindset Play Video

    May 31, 2018 10:53 AM

    Louisiana and Mississippi are among the most hurricane prone areas in the nation. Every year, various media outlets, including the WBRZ Weather Team, spend hours piecing together special broadcasts, news reports and online content all in advance of the season. Year after year and story after story, the message is... more »
  • Even hotter temperatures coming as near record warm May ends Play Video

    May 31, 2018 6:37 AM

    Rain chances will slowly diminish over the next several days with very little activity left around Thursday through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to warm as this drier trend emerges. May 2018 will likely close as the second warmest on record after smashing the streak for most consecutive May days in... more »
  • Hottest temps so far in 2018 expected this weekend Play Video

    May 30, 2018 7:21 AM

    What is left of Alberto will continue pulling away to the north and do little more than trigger an isolated shower or thunderstorm along the central Gulf Coast. As has been an ongoing story this May, heat will grab our attention in the coming days. THE... more »
  • Alberto losing grip on local area, high heat on the way Play Video

    May 29, 2018 7:04 AM

    Subtropical Depression Alberto will pull away from the area and be replaced by an upper level ridge. This will mean lower rain chances and higher temperatures for the end of the week. THE FORECAST: The Tropics: Subtropical Depression Alberto was positioned 30 miles west of Montgomery, Alabama on... more »
  • Alberto Latest: Intensifying and Approaching the Coast Play Video

    May 25, 2018 7:05 AM

    Updated Track of Alberto: WBRZ WEATHER BLOG SUNDAY: Summary: As of 1 PM Monday afternoon, Subtropical Storm Alberto was located 50 miles south-southwest of Panama City, Florida, with a minimum central pressure of 994mb and maximum sustained winds of 50mph and was moving north... more »
  • Likely tropical or subtropical system to rain on Memorial Day Weekend Play Video

    May 24, 2018 7:21 AM

    Regardless of development or track of a low in the Gulf, rain chances will increase over the weekend. Tropical showers can leave behind high amounts in a relatively short time. On Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area set a record for May warmth. It was the 13th consecutive day reaching... more »
  • Baton Rouge sets new warm streak record for May

    May 23, 2018 1:16 PM

    Reaching 90 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, Metro Airport in Baton Rouge broke the record for most consecutive days in May to reach that temperature plateau. Including Wednesday, the month has now gone 13 straight days at or above 90 degrees. The current streak began on May 11. Unremarkable by Louisiana... more »
  • Regardless of development and track, low could bring heavy rain to Gulf Coast Play Video

    May 23, 2018 7:09 AM

    With increased rain and thunderstorms expected this week, remember that warm season thunderstorms are capable of heavy rain and nuisance flooding as well as frequent lightning. If you hear thunder, go inside a sturdy structure to stay safe until the storm passes. Additionally, with regard to the tropics, do not... more »
  • Daily storms, tropical moisture bring heavy rain threat to Southeast Play Video

    May 22, 2018 7:12 AM

    Daily coverage in showers and thunderstorms is expected to increase through the week. Keep in mind that warm season storms are capable of a quick inch or two of rain and localized, nuisance flooding as well as frequent lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors. We continue to monitor the possibility... more »
  • Increasing rain chances, monitoring potential wet Memorial Day Weekend

    May 21, 2018 7:23 AM

    The pattern will begin to change this week. Look for increased afternoon showers and thunderstorms. In addition, another tropical disturbance may need to be monitored for impact to Memorial Day Weekend plans. As we've been discussing since last week, a disturbance in the southern Gulf will be... more »
  • Best rain chance of a dry, hot week Play Video

    May 18, 2018 7:10 AM

    15 out of 17 days in May have been dry at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge. All but one has been above average. In fact, the area is approaching a May record for consecutive days in the 90s. A little drink for lawns and gardens, plus an afternoon cool down... more »
  • Rain gauge stays low, thermometers stay high Play Video

    May 17, 2018 7:10 AM

    At 93 degrees, Tuesday’s top out reading just missed tying a record high. Shower coverage was slim again staying just southwest of Baton Rouge and only bringing rain to St. Mary Parish. THE FORECAST: The Tropics: An unorganized disturbance over the Florida Panhandle will not acquire tropical characteristics.... more »
  • Little better rain chance, but not much Play Video

    May 16, 2018 6:56 AM

    The forecast played out as expected on Tuesday with a record high temperature of 96 degrees achieved during the afternoon hours. The previous record was 94 degrees set in 1963. Rain coverage was very slim with only a few locations in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes receiving a brief... more »
  • Hot with fewer showers, Gulf low remains weak Play Video

    May 15, 2018 7:12 AM

    After a hot afternoon, some late day showers and thunderstorms cooled down parts of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area. Our forecast called for 10 percent of that forecast area to receive precipitation. Measurable rain coverage overachieved just a little bit, with 20 percent of the area picking up... more »
  • Tropical disturbance to lurk in the Eastern Gulf this week Play Video

    May 14, 2018 7:05 AM

    A large area of clouds, showers and thunderstorms positioned in the eastern Gulf of Mexico will influence the weather pattern across much of the southeastern United States through the week. Given a 40 percent chance of tropical development over the next 5 days, a broad area of low pressure is... more »
  • Warmth for Maw, few showers for y'all Play Video

    May 11, 2018 6:50 AM

    Overall, it appears that outdoor events including LSU Baseball will not meet much weather resistance this weekend. You may way to keep the sprinkler system activated, as rainfall will come at a premium. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, return flow off the Gulf of Mexico will... more »
  • Unchanged and starting to search for showers Play Video

    May 10, 2018 7:16 AM

    For a third straight day, poorly mixed air will allow pollutants to settle and ozone to increase. An *AIR QUALITY ALERT* has been issued for the Baton Rouge area from 6am through midnight Thursday. Levels are low enough that only those with breathing sensitivities such as asthma would be affected... more »
  • Another near 90, another air quality action day Play Video

    May 9, 2018 7:18 AM

    When the weather is nice and quiet, we are more prone to some negative health impacts. Clear skies are often created by areas of high pressure, which also result in sinking, poorly mixed air. This makes it difficult for clouds and showers to form but also allows pollutants to settle... more »
  • Reduced air quality as warmth continues Play Video

    May 8, 2018 7:10 AM

    Repetitive weather is in store for the coming days with humidity staying at bay for now. When the weather is nice and quiet, we are more prone to some negative health impacts. Clear skies are often created by areas of high pressure, which also result in sinking, poorly mixed air.... more »
  • Warmest week to date in 2018 Play Video

    May 7, 2018 7:18 AM

    The week ahead could quite possibly be the warmest so far in 2018. Fortunately, despite several afternoons near 90 degrees, the humidity will take some time to build. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lacking cloud cover, temperatures will climb into the 70s by 8am, and by 10am we... more »
  • Ready to dodge but not cancel Play Video

    May 4, 2018 6:49 AM

    Significant adjustments to the weekend forecast over the last few days have weekend plans looking brighter. Humidity and temperatures may be knocked back a peg on the other side of a cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Highs may be just a degree or two cooler, but... more »
  • First of many, adjusted weekend forecast Play Video

    May 3, 2018 6:51 AM

    On Wednesday, the Metro Airport thermometers topped out at 90 degrees for the first time since October 14, 2017. This tied a record high for the date previously set in 2011. Humidity also returned on Wednesday and will hang around through the end of the week. Part of the weekend... more »
  • This is how you remind me Play Video

    May 2, 2018 7:18 AM

    Temperatures are appropriately warm for early May. Rain showers will stay limited for those May flowers, that is, until a time they are not as welcome. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thermometers will tick up yet another degree or so on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to dew points in... more »
  • Return flow and the next rain showers Play Video

    May 1, 2018 7:16 AM

    Tuesday morning started off about four degrees cooler than expected thanks to a delayed return of humidity. It will not hold off much longer though. Unfortunately, after a dry weekend, another wet one may be ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: No major changes will come to the... more »
  • Warm and thick air, small rain chances Play Video

    April 30, 2018 7:17 AM

    When the weather is nice, we are more prone to some negative health impacts. Several days after rain with continued sunshine result in increased allergens. Due to the high spring sun angle, the U.V. Index is very high making sunburn times in the 15-minute range. All of this nice weather... more »
  • Not this time Play Video

    April 27, 2018 7:07 AM

    12 of 16 weekends in 2018 have had measurable rain; this one will go against that trend. And you have to wonder on this last weekend of April, how many more will go without nasty humidity? THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday brings a tricky weather setup. An... more »
  • Clearing and cooling today, showers return soon Play Video

    April 26, 2018 7:00 AM

    Just as quickly as showers moved into the Baton Rouge area overnight, they are on the way out. A second shot at showers will come to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Daybreak showers will give way to clearing skies. Sunshine will be in full view... more »
  • Sunny day followed by showery night Play Video

    April 25, 2018 7:15 AM

    Overall, a nice weather pattern is in store for the Baton Rouge area over the next 7 days. While there are a few shots at rain, they are light and fast moving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice day is ahead. Mostly sunny skies will allow thermometers... more »
  • Another weekend with some rain Play Video

    April 20, 2018 7:04 AM

    Only one day of rain is expected in the 7-Day Forecast. Unfortunately, that will come over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a chilly start, a lot of sun is ahead early on Friday some afternoon clouds. Temperatures will be a few degrees below average with... more »
  • Weak front brings cooler temperatures Play Video

    April 19, 2018 6:57 AM

    Even with a weak cold front moving through the region, a couple more weather gems are in store to round out your week. We will need to keep an eye on outdoor plans for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front... more »
  • Reclassified: 4 tornadoes confirmed after Saturday storms Play Video

    April 17, 2018 7:17 AM

    Continued sunshine and shifting winds will allow further warming on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold front will bring only subtle changes into Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Full sunshine and southwest winds of 10mph will bring afternoon highs into the upper 70s and low 80s. Overnight... more »
  • Welcome stretch of tranquil weather Play Video

    April 16, 2018 7:05 AM

    After an active weather weekend, tranquil conditions are expected to prevail through the upcoming week. On Saturday, there were 12 severe weather reports in the WBRZ Weather 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area and 120 around the country. All of the local reports were marked as thunderstorm winds and as... more »
  • Heavy, strong storms Saturday Play Video

    April 13, 2018 7:06 AM

    A strong cold front will move into the area on Saturday with strong storms and heavy rain possible. Much cooler temperatures and quiet weather will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Similar high temperature numbers of nearly 80 degrees are in store for Friday as the atmosphere begins... more »
  • Warmth to weekend storms Play Video

    April 12, 2018 6:55 AM

    Slightly warmer temperatures are expected over the next two days. The next round of rain and thunderstorms will occur on Saturday due to a strong cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More sunshine is expected on Thursday with highs reaching for the 80s. A shift to southeasterly... more »
  • Enjoy the outdoors, might need indoor plans Saturday Play Video

    April 11, 2018 6:46 AM

    Tranquil weather will continue through Thursday. Forecast focus moves to the next strong cold front pegged to pass on Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Ample sunshine is ahead for your Wednesday. Additionally, as north wind shift east, expect temperatures to respond by climbing higher than Tuesday and... more »
  • Gradual warming through a drier stretch Play Video

    April 10, 2018 6:47 AM

    Sun is set to return. A warming trend will carry through the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After days of clouds, more sun is expected on Tuesday. As a weak front sweeps away low level moisture skies will clear and north breezes will allow... more »
  • Nice weather pattern after the clouds

    April 9, 2018 7:16 AM

    After a damp and cool weekend, a steady warming trend begins by the middle of the week. Rain chances will be minimal. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overcast skies from the weekend are not expected to break much through Monday. Perhaps a few breaks in the clouds will... more »
  • Strong storms then tumbling temps Play Video

    April 6, 2018 7:11 AM

    Once again, a cold front will approach the area and threaten with some strong thunderstorms. Hopefully, the jacket is still nearby for the temperatures that will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers can be expected on Friday, though the afternoon does not... more »
  • Quiet today, another storm system Friday into Saturday Play Video

    April 5, 2018 6:56 AM

    After one more nice day, rain returns to the forecast. As can be expected in the spring months, yet another chance for severe thunderstorms is in the cards. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A second consecutive nice afternoon is ahead as sunshine carries thermometers into the mid 70s.... more »
  • Rain ending, spring chill to follow Play Video

    April 4, 2018 7:12 AM

    A cold front will clear the area on Wednesday morning. Dry air and cooler temperatures are expected for the next two afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The cold front will clear out rain and humidity. You will notice a stiff northerly breeze of 15-20mph, which will cause... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers and storms overnight Play Video

    April 3, 2018 7:16 AM

    A cold front will move through tonight and because it is spring, we will need to say alert for any stronger thunderstorms. Cool, quiet weather will follow for a short time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a high temperature in the mid 80s, Tuesday will be setting... more »
  • After nice weekend, stage set for another cold front Play Video

    April 2, 2018 6:55 AM

    After beautiful Easter Weekend weather, similar conditions will prevail for at least one more day around southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The next cold front will arrive Tuesday night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a fast warm up into the 70s and 80s on Monday beneath partly... more »
  • Good Friday, great Easter Weekend weather Play Video

    March 30, 2018 7:11 AM

    We are in the clear now! Pleasant weather is ahead through Easter Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring mainly sunny skies. With light northerly breezes, the high temperature will top out in the mid 70s. Overnight will be the coolest of the extended forecast with... more »
  • Heavy storms expected Thursday Play Video

    March 29, 2018 6:36 AM

    After a rainy and stormy Thursday, the Baton Rouge area can look forward to improved weather Friday and beyond. Outdoor plans are in fine shape for Easter Sunday. THE FORECAST: Coulda been worse... system slowed out west dropping 6-9" of rain north of Lake Charles then... more »
  • Widespread rain and storms tonight into Thursday Play Video

    March 28, 2018 7:30 AM

    A cold front will bring rain and thunderstorms to the area overnight into Thursday. Some changes you will like are expected for Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be breezy, warm and muggy with a high temperature in the mid 80s. While an isolated shower... more »
  • Warm and breezy, chance for strong storms Wednesday night Play Video

    March 27, 2018 7:28 AM

    Warm and breezy conditions will continue before a cold front bring rain and a few strong thunderstorms to the area into Thursday. Some changes you will like are expected for Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another mostly cloudy day is ahead with high temperatures climbing back... more »
  • Repeats before the warmth retreats Play Video

    March 26, 2018 7:22 AM

    The coming days will be warm and muggy with some clouds and perhaps an isolated shower. A better chance of rain and more significant changes will come to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring thermometers into the low to mid 80s with... more »
  • Staying nice, trending warmer Play Video

    March 22, 2018 6:47 AM

    A new season brings a nice, new pattern. Wait until you see how long this will stick around! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gem will be offered up on Thursday. In response to sunshine and winds shifting easterly, highs will make into the low 70s. Skies will... more »
  • Staying cool and dry Play Video

    March 21, 2018 7:07 AM

    If you enjoyed the first afternoon of spring, a full day will be even better! The weather pattern is not expected to change much in the coming days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like Tuesday, Wednesday will bring sunshine. High temperatures will make into the upper 60s... more »
  • NOAA: warmer than average spring in the Baton Rouge area

    March 20, 2018 1:28 PM

    NOAA issued its three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, highlighting a moderate risk of flooding in the Ohio River Valley basin and lower Mississippi River where streamflows and soil moisture are well above normal after major flooding from recent heavy rainfall. Drought is forecast to persist or worsen in the... more »
  • That time when it was 14, warmer from here Play Video

    March 20, 2018 6:48 AM

    Spring starts at 11:15 Tuesday. Of astronomical significance, the start of spring is the vernal equinox meaning the celestial equator of the sun passes earth’s equator from south to north. Of meteorological significance, that means heat season is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The spring... more »
  • Cold front leading us into spring Play Video

    March 19, 2018 7:20 AM

    Beyond a cold front on Monday afternoon, nice weather is expected to welcome the new season. Spring begins at approximately 11:15am Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A lot of fog and cloud cover will hang around through Monday morning. A cold front will move into the region... more »
  • Returning rain, warmer temps Play Video

    March 16, 2018 7:49 AM

    Unsettled weather has returned to the WBRZ Weather Forecast area. While showers are a possibility each day through Monday, no washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will push through the area on Friday—especially during the first half of the day. There is an... more »
  • Temps low, pollen and river high Play Video

    March 13, 2018 6:55 AM

    Through the middle of the week, expect quiet weather with chilly morning and comfortable afternoons. Highs in the 80s and a few showers will be possible as we approach the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun and high clouds are expected for Tuesday. With a continued... more »
  • After tricky weekend weather, quiet conditions through Thursday Play Video

    March 12, 2018 7:14 AM

    Quiet weather always presents an easier forecast. Sunshine and below average temperatures are expected through at least Wednesday. Of course, we'll notice the sunrise occurring about an hour later thanks to daylight saving time and therefore sunlight will stick through 7pm moving forward. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Thunderstorms, possibly strong, expected on Saturday Play Video

    March 9, 2018 7:28 AM

    One more tranquil day is ahead before the next storm system arrives on Saturday. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed areas north of I-12 in a 2 out of 5 “slight risk” for severe weather and the remainder of the areas south, including Baton Rouge, under a... more »
  • Continued chill with some clouds, monitoring weekend storm Play Video

    March 8, 2018 7:18 AM

    Crisp conditions will continue before some temperature moderation on Friday afternoon. The next chance for showers and thunderstorms will be during the middle of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 60s. Satellite observations clearly show a... more »
  • Cool air, high pollen return after Tuesday front Play Video

    March 7, 2018 6:56 AM

    Cool and quiet weather will persist through the week. Wednesday and Thursday nights will bring the coldest temperatures with some upper 30s and light frost possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring temperatures about 10 degrees below average for the time of year with highs struggling... more »
  • Below average temps through Friday morning Play Video

    March 6, 2018 6:58 AM

    With a cold front moving through the area, expect cooler temperatures for the remainder of the week. Some upper 30s and patchy frost are not out of the question. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring clearing skies as showers end during the morning hours. Into the... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, storms, changes tonight Play Video

    March 5, 2018 7:17 AM

    A warm front has passed through the area so conditions are a bit warmer and more humid than the weekend, but it will not last. A cold front will come through overnight into Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be warm and a bit sticky with... more »
  • Changing calendars, changing weather

    March 1, 2018 7:10 AM

    Befitting of the calendar change, a weather pattern swap will occur on this first day of March. Behind showers, out go above average temperatures and in comes sunshine and seasonable temps. Looking back at February 2018, it was the warmest on record. With a monthly average temperature of 65... more »
  • Returning front, returning humidity, returning a shower Play Video

    February 27, 2018 7:18 AM

    Another two days of unseasonable warmth are ahead. The next cold front will pass by on Thursday bringing an extended period of dry and more seasonable weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will bring a return of the stickies with high temperatures climbing into the mid... more »
  • Clearing and a little cooler, not for long Play Video

    February 26, 2018 7:15 AM

    A cold front will slip into the Gulf on Monday bringing a more comfortable feel. That will not last long though; the same boundary will come back north as a warm front on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will continue to end through the morning hours... more »
  • Warm temperature records continue to fall Play Video

    February 22, 2018 7:29 AM

    More warm temperature records are positioned to fall. There have been three straight record high temperatures and record high, low temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain chances will be lower on Thursday as a warm front lifts northward and away from the area. Only an isolated shower... more »
  • Strong cold front lurks to the northwest Play Video

    February 21, 2018 6:49 AM

    A cold front crawling into the region will activate showers and thunderstorms for the middle of the week. Heavier and stronger storms should stay north and west of the Baton Rouge area. A significant difference in temperatures is noted across the boundary with 70s in northwest Louisiana and 30s across... more »
  • More 80s, scattered showers and storms Wed. and Thu. Play Video

    February 20, 2018 6:58 AM

    The spring-like weather will continue. More organized showers come into the forecast for the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday may bring a few more clouds than Monday but the warmth is expected to continue. Highs should have no problem making it into the... more »
  • Warmth continues, rain returns later this week Play Video

    February 19, 2018 7:09 AM

    Well if you are not a fan of the cold, you must love this weather. It looks like temperatures will reach the 80s until Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your President’s Day will bring some afternoon sunshine once morning clouds and fog dissipate. The spring-like feel of... more »
  • Have we had our last freeze?

    February 17, 2018 7:21 PM

    Can I plant my garden? That has been a popular question coming into the WBRZ Weather Team via email, Facebook and Twitter over the last week. Of course, the answer hinges on a forecast that stretches beyond the standard next 7-Days and one known to be beyond the reliable bounds... more »
  • Little open sky on opening weekend Play Video

    February 16, 2018 6:37 AM

    A spring-like weather pattern will continue with warm temperatures, some mugginess, some fog and occasional showers. Unlike the last two weekends, widespread and heavy rain is not expected though. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front approaches the region, isolated showers will be possible on Friday.... more »
  • Warm again before another front Play Video

    February 15, 2018 6:59 AM

    High temperatures reached 80 degrees for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday afternoon. At 82 degrees, Baton Rouge fell two shy of a 1989 record. The last 80 degree reading came on December 22 when thermometers topped out at 81 degrees. Great explanation from @NWSNewOrleans this morning... more »
  • Warming trend underway, some sun may finally return Play Video

    February 14, 2018 6:58 AM

    Thermometers will be much warmer for the second half of the week. Rain chances will be low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight We cannot seem to shake clouds across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi but there is some hope for a bit of sunshine on Wednesday afternoon. In... more »
  • Clouds and showers, trending much warmer Play Video

    February 13, 2018 7:06 AM

    Isolated showers will remain in the forecast, but no washouts are expected. If you are hoping for a warmup, check out the Thursday forecast! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Cloud cover will continue to blanket the region on Mardi Gras with isolated showers possible, especially during the afternoon... more »
  • Still gloomy, but not as much rain Play Video

    February 12, 2018 7:20 AM

    Clouds and spotty showers remain possible through mid-week. After a chilly Monday, temperatures will climb well above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Stubborn clouds remain with us alongside a few isolated showers. There will not be nearly as much rain as what we experienced over the weekend.... more »
  • Rainin' on your parade? Play Video

    February 9, 2018 7:04 AM

    An extended unsettled weather pattern will kick into gear on Friday. Periods of rain may affect many of the Mardi Gras events scheduled for the weekend in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overcast skies will overtake the region with isolated showers possible... more »
  • Last day without rain chances for a long while Play Video

    February 8, 2018 7:12 AM

    Exhale and stash the umbrella for a day. Do not get too comfortable drying out though; rain is coming right back into town for Friday and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a break from rain with some cooler temperatures on Thursday. As northerly winds of... more »
  • Showers, thunderstorms and quickly falling temperatures Play Video

    February 7, 2018 6:49 AM

    Another cold front will drag across the area on Wednesday. Behind this system, a short period of dry weather is in store before rain returns by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gloomy day is ahead. With a cold front slowly pushing south, a line of... more »
  • Scattered showers, thunder through Wednesday Play Video

    February 6, 2018 6:51 AM

    The parade of cold fronts will continue. For this week, expect active weather Tuesday into Wednesday and again for the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be the warmest afternoon of the week despite mainly cloudy skies. Highs will be near 72 degrees with southeast... more »
  • Another active week of weather ahead Play Video

    February 5, 2018 7:21 AM

    The weather pattern flip-flops back and forth this week with days of sun, then rain, then sun, then rain. Temperatures stay relatively seasonable for the most part. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly sunny early with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will return late.... more »
  • Punxsutawney Phil prognosticates more winter

    February 2, 2018 7:41 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- The famous forecasting groundhog saw his shadow on Friday morning for just the 19th time since the holiday began. more »
  • Carnival season in full swing, so too is an active weather pattern Play Video

    February 2, 2018 6:48 AM

    The quiet weather will last all of 24 hours as rain returns this weekend. That will come due to the second in a series of three cold fronts in a week’s time. Meanwhile, Punxsutawney Phil has prognosticated more winter. Read about that prediction, and what our weather team has to... more »
  • Several cold fronts on the way Play Video

    February 1, 2018 6:46 AM

    Another cold front will bring showers to the area tonight. Temperatures will be cooler on the other side of the front. Returning rain then may challenge some carnival season events. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: How about some 70s? It may not look pretty with mainly cloudy skies,... more »
  • Warmer for now, cold front Thursday night Play Video

    January 31, 2018 6:38 AM

    Two mild afternoons are ahead prior to another cold front. The weekend forecast is wet and tricky. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a start near freezing, Wednesday will be mostly sunny and considerably warmer than Tuesday. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60s with... more »

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