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  • Records fall, cold front approaches

    July 31, 2015 7:07 AM

    Baton Rouge Metro Airport reached 100° on Thursday Afternoon before strong showers and thunderstorms rolled over the region. The high temperature was a new record for the date and the first time the Capital City has reached the century mark since June 26, 2012. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • More hot Louisiana sun

    July 28, 2015 6:53 AM

    We notch a few more highs in the upper 90s before better rain coverage allows for some cooler afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A mostly sunny afternoon will again be offered up pushing high temperatures into the upper 90s. As has been usual of late, while a... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Sweltering weekend

    July 24, 2015 6:48 AM

    Baton Rouge is cracking several top-10 lists for all-time hot stretches in the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’ll wrap up the week with more heat. Morning sunshine will give way to a few afternoon clouds and a high temperature near 97. Certainly, expect a portion... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Steady temps, scarce pops

    July 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • Above average warmth continues

    July 16, 2015 6:38 AM

    There are no indications that this hotter than usual pattern will let up anytime soon. Normal highs for this time of year are around 92. Baton Rouge area temperatures are likely to peak at 94-96 over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring... more »
  • 95ers on the rise

    July 15, 2015 11:32 AM

    Late summer hyperbole may not in fact be so far from truth. When a neighbor or friend says, "it's been hotter than usual this summer," instincts to roll eyes may have some data working against them. Urban areas like Baton Rouge have shown signs of significant warming over... more »
  • Only a third through

    July 15, 2015 6:34 AM

    Every day so far this July has surpassed 90 and there are many more are to come. On average, the Baton Rouge area registers 90 days in the 90s. Tuesday marked the 37th for 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid with... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Special advisory names season's third storm

    July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

    Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off of the North Carolina coast. Just before noon CDT, satellite data indicated that Claudette had taken on tropical characteristics with winds of 50mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue a special advisory. Claudette is somewhat of a surprise, having only a... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • DON'T feel the burn

    July 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    The forecast performed well again yesterday with 30% of the area collecting an afternoon shower. We anticipated most of the action to stay south of the interstates, and it did, except for one shower that came into Baton Rouge during the evening. Rain chances will dwindle as we get... more »
  • Nothing unexpected

    July 9, 2015 6:38 AM

    Forecast performance rebounded yesterday with precisely 20% of the WBRZ viewing area finding a shower-as was expected. As a fair-weather promoting high pressure system moves westward toward the region, Thursday will offer the best chance for a rain shower between now and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Partly sunny, isolated showers

    July 8, 2015 6:36 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms were brief and fairly inconsequential on Tuesday but did strike a larger portion of the viewing area than expected. Our forecast was for 20% of the viewing area to receive rain, whereas about 40% of our locations measured precipitation. For more on what those rain chances... more »
  • Typical trend

    July 7, 2015 7:19 AM

    The forecast goes unchanged as does the weather pattern through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Tuesday will mirror Monday with partly sunny skies and a quick warmup into the low 90s by early afternoon. Pop-up showers and storms won't be headline grabbers but can't be ruled out... more »
  • Back to work, back to July

    July 6, 2015 6:51 AM

    Unfortunate timing as an active spell of weather complicated the holiday weekend, but the region returns to a more typical summer pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Early Week: Monday through Thursday will be partly sunny with afternoon high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Summer humidity will help... more »
  • Two but not three

    July 3, 2015 6:45 AM

    After a drier Friday, we've made some significant changes to the weekend forecast that will end a short stretch of dry days and likely affect outdoor plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If your Independence Day Weekend is beginning early, you'll likely enjoy more sunshine. This will again... more »
  • Dry for a change

    July 2, 2015 6:37 AM

    With a little pattern shift, showers will be much harder to come by through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For a change, the day will be headlined not by showers and thunderstorms but the regular summer heat and humidity. Expect temperatures to top... more »
  • Showers today, break tomorrow

    July 1, 2015 6:35 AM

    This afternoon should provide our final bout of scattered action before some drier weather eases in for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again we can look for a fast warm up through the 70s and 80s to near 90 before some afternoon showers and... more »
  • Soggy sandwiches

    June 30, 2015 6:55 AM

    Like Monday, half of our area will pick up passing showers that begin to pop up around lunch time. Monday's forecast verified pretty well with about 60% of the viewing area picking up rain, while the call was for 50% coverage. Most of it fell in the northwestern corner... more »
  • Wetter beginning, drier ending

    June 29, 2015 6:50 AM

    Shower and thunderstorm chances will be highest earlier in the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly cloudy skies will be intermittent with scattered showers and thunderstorms on this Monday. High resolution models are offering up the rain showers a little earlier this morning and as a result,... more »
  • Take Dad to a pool

    June 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    While a few showers will pop over the next day or so, heat will dominate weather headlines into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will again be very hot and humid with temperatures making it to near 90° by lunchtime. The clouds bubbling up due... more »
  • And stay away!

    June 16, 2015 6:58 AM

    Tropical Storm Bill has remained to our west as forecast and as a result, we will see the downturn in thunderstorm coverage, as forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, another sticky start will give way to early sunshine quickly warming temperatures. Under partly sunny skies,... more »
  • Two things

    June 15, 2015 7:05 AM

    Forecast attention this week will be drawn towards afternoon storms and the progress of Invest 91L. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday begins like so many before. We'll have sunshine and humidity with a fast warm-up into the upper 80s. It looks as though showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • Various and random

    June 11, 2015 7:04 AM

    We title this forecast as one may define the word scattered-as such is what we can expect out of thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help to begin our Thursday but the quick warmup will aid in the quick development of late morning or early... more »
  • Sun and a few storms

    June 10, 2015 7:07 AM

    The unsettled weather pattern we've entered is just beginning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will differ from Tuesday in that more morning sunshine will occur before showers and storms spark off during the afternoon hours. Overall, rainfall is expected to be less widespread than Tuesday as well.... more »
  • This again

    June 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    Back into another unsettled pattern, the region can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will feature a faster build up in clouds with showers and thunderstorms developing ahead of an approaching disturbance. Rain is expected to begin in northern locations by... more »
  • The calm before returning storms

    June 8, 2015 6:43 AM

    While some sun can be expected this week, the weather pattern will turn active again with scattered showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday looks as though it will feature the calmest of the next several. Look for mostly sunny skies once again with high temperatures... more »
  • Set for some 90s

    June 4, 2015 6:59 AM

    We'll notice increasing warmth each afternoon into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will be another one spent under partly sunny skies with afternoon thermometers approaching 90. Notable is that humidity remains a bit lower than it could be. Again, a coastal shower is not... more »
  • Easing into it

    June 3, 2015 6:49 AM

    With rain chances all but gone, forecast focus now turns to the warmest afternoons so far in 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A partly sunny day will turn warm by afternoon with many locations chalking up 90. Winds will be light and humidity will be noticeable though... more »
  • It MAY get drier

    June 1, 2015 7:00 AM

    The end of May and beginning June could spell more than calendar change-the weather pattern looks to flip as well. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday doesn't look completely dry across the region, but far less action is expected for Baton Rouge and locations to the north and... more »
  • NOAA predicts quieter 2015 hurricane season check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2015 12:29 PM

    On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is anticipating below normal activity during the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters have projected a 70 percent likelihood of 6-11 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 0-2 major hurricanes (category 3 strength... more »
  • Quieter hurricane season predicted

    May 27, 2015 6:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released figures which predicted a lighter-than-average Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday. Administrator Kathryn Sullivan joined Joe Nimmich of the Federal Emergency Management Administration and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for a news conference to release the numbers Wednesday. NOAA estimated... more »
  • No rest for the soggy

    May 26, 2015 6:55 AM

    We can expect more showers and thunderstorms, some of which may create additional heavy rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The call for today is a tough one. It appears as though another area of heavy storms could develop through the day; however the overnight action may have... more »
  • Memorial Day Weekend begins

    May 22, 2015 7:29 AM

    With a weak cold front through to the Gulf, much of the region will end the week on a quieter note. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we end what has been an unsettled week, a cold front is locked up in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In... more »
  • Trigger

    May 21, 2015 6:49 AM

    A cold front will approach the area on Thursday helping to kick out additional showers and thunderstorms. This will serve as that "trigger" that we have been lacking over the last few days. No significant changes to temperatures or humidity are expected behind the front THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • EACHUS: sweating while sweating it out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:35 AM

    Into the summer we go. There are some things southerners know for sure about this time of year. It is going to be hot, it is going to be humid and SEC Football is only about three months away. What we don't know is most concerning, and that is if... more »
  • More sun than storms

    May 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Overall the unsettled pattern continues with at least isolated showers developing each afternoon into the holiday weekend. Tuesday's forecast performed alright, but could have been a bit better. Geographically, we anticipated about 50% of the region would pick up rain while actually only about 30% did. Still, a large... more »
  • The scattered stuff

    May 19, 2015 6:59 AM

    Unlike the area-wide rain that fell on Monday, showers and thunderstorms of a more scattered nature are expected over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop-especially after lunch when we reach our peak warmth around 88°. Some... more »
  • Storms again

    May 18, 2015 7:00 AM

    Another unsettled week is ahead with the best chance of showers and storms coming today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and steamy day is ahead with temperatures shooting into the middle 80s by noon time. Skies will bubble up with clouds as showers and storms begin... more »
  • Showers stay isolated today

    May 14, 2015 6:56 AM

    At least the weather is behaving as expected this week with no real surprises. Wednesday's forecast of 20% rain coverage in the WBRZ viewing area verified well. Showers and thunderstorms will again be isolated this afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Less rain, more heat

    May 13, 2015 7:17 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 60% rain coverage verified well. A few of the storms, particularly in Iberville and Pointe Coupee Parishes, were stronger than expected. We'll get a mid-week break from widespread action before it picks up again on Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While not... more »
  • More showers and storms

    May 12, 2015 6:50 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 70% rain coverage and a few strong storms verified well. Once again, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday looks like another fairly unsettled day. Mostly cloudy skies will persist through the lunch hours. Especially during the afternoon hours, scattered... more »
  • More unsettled this week

    May 11, 2015 6:58 AM

    Humid weather will continue this week with the added wrinkle of many more showers and storms. Unlike last week, in which the region only saw isolated rain coverage, many more areas will pick up rain on a daily basis. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be... more »
  • Hot mommas

    May 8, 2015 7:11 AM

    Afternoon showers will be slim picking over the next few days but there will be plenty of warmth and humidity to go around for all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and partly sunny afternoon is ahead. Don't expect to see many showers develop this afternoon. In... more »
  • Dodge the shower

    May 7, 2015 6:46 AM

    As far as this first full week of May goes, today will likely offer the best chance of an afternoon shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will shape up similar to the last few. Morning sun will give way to partly sunny midday skies and... more »
  • Find the shower

    May 6, 2015 6:41 AM

    Rain chances rebound into the 20% category over the next two days. Regardless, most of the time will be spent sunny and dry with many locations receiving no rain at all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Wednesday, we're expecting partly sunny skies early to kick thermometers... more »
  • Seasonsable warmth and tropical trickery

    May 5, 2015 6:57 AM

    Shower chances decrease while temperatures increase. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There is a lesser chance of afternoon showers for your Tuesday when compared to Monday. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the mid 80s. As has been the trend, a slight... more »
  • Sun and a shower

    May 4, 2015 6:59 AM

    Typical warm season weather can be expected for our first full week of May. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we begin the new week, skies will again reveal sunshine although we sprinkle the possibility of a spotty shower into the mix. During the late morning and early... more »
  • Get outside y'all

    May 1, 2015 6:49 AM

    Your weekend looks ideal; all outdoor activities will be a go with sun, warmth and low humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Our Friday weather won't vary much from that of Thursday. Blue skies and sunshine will dominate overhead and high temperatures will top out near 80°. Overnight... more »
  • Warmer

    April 30, 2015 6:54 AM

    Despite a gradual, daily warming trend that begins today, humidity will remain low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will stay generally clear through your Thursday and along with a weakening northerly breeze, thermometers will respond by climbing through the upper 70s. Don't expect anything more than a... more »
  • Jewelry days

    April 29, 2015 6:52 AM

    Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi are set to enjoy weather that can't get much nicer for Late April and Early May. Reaching for descriptive words-call Thursday to Saturday a gem, a ruby and a diamond! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As the remains of a storm system move... more »
  • Keep plans, but keep updated

    April 24, 2015 6:46 AM

    Yesterday, showers and storms brought rain to about 50% of the WBRZ viewing area as expected. Fortunately, all of them stayed beneath severe limits. For Friday, evening dinners and even LSU Baseball will have to be mindful of showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Most of... more »
  • Scattered storms, some strong check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:59 AM

    Over the next three days we'll be dodging thunderstorms, any of which could be strong. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday's weather will gradually become more unsettled into the middle portion of the day. Some early sun is expected to fuel a few storms. While rain coverage won't... more »
  • Transitional day

    April 22, 2015 6:10 AM

    After a welcome break, our weather turns back to "April showers" and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will again feature plenty of sunshine early but we'll notice a little uptick in moisture and with this, a few more afternoon clouds. After high temperatures top out... more »
  • Nastier before nicer

    April 17, 2015 6:00 AM

    Tumultuous weather continues as strong thunderstorms may accompany heavy rain over the next two days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday won't be as gloomy as Thursday. After a few light showers during the morning hours, some sunshine will be offered up into the afternoon hours. This will... more »
  • 'Trunkated' responsibilities

    April 15, 2015 9:31 AM

    While our recent forecasts of rainfall, both the timing and intensity, have panned out nicely, a new study suggests that a certain mammalian mammoth could ease our task of long-term precipitation prediction. Recent research has revealed that elephants have a "radar-like" ability to detect rainstorms up to 150 miles... more »
  • The "nice" day

    April 15, 2015 6:00 AM

    If there is one day this week that will feature more sun than rain, Wednesday is the bet. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Far fewer showers and thunderstorms are expected today compared to yesterday. Mainly fueled by daytime warmth, scattered storms will pop this afternoon and as has... more »
  • Persistent wet pattern

    April 14, 2015 6:01 AM

    Rounds of thunderstorms will continue, heavy at times, through the rest of the week. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until at least 7pm Tuesday for an additional 1-3" of rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to continue today. Thunderstorms have been vigorous... more »
  • Eachus: Mastering a soggy track

    April 8, 2015 10:24 AM

    April is here. For me, that means two things: spring storms have begun and The Masters is here. This weekend, the two will overlap. Before we get to the upcoming forecast in Augusta and what players the expected weather will favor, it is worth noting that the Masters golf... more »
  • For a pair

    April 8, 2015 5:47 AM

    Wednesday will be the second straight with unseasonably warm temperatures, high humidity and little in the way of shower activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be partly sunny and humid with high temperatures returning to the upper 80s. Beyond the lakes and coast, again it will... more »
  • Temps up, humidity up

    April 7, 2015 5:59 AM

    The next two days will feature much more sun than the last few but will also be much warmer and more humid. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday and Wednesday should shape up to be nearly identical. Look for a pair of partly sunny afternoons with highs in... more »
  • A new week of spring

    April 6, 2015 6:17 AM

    We'll get a healthy dose of spring weather this week with warmth, humidity, showers and storms all included. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday, like Easter Sunday will include some shower and thunderstorm activity during the afternoon hours. Skies will offer a lot of clouds otherwise. High... more »
  • Good Friday, good forecast?

    April 3, 2015 5:49 AM

    The weather pattern will flip for the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Throughout your Good Friday, we'll notice a buildup of clouds ahead of an approaching cold front. Southerly winds of 10-15mph will accompany a warm and humid afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. The... more »
  • Heading to the holiday

    April 2, 2015 6:00 AM

    The weather pattern along the Gulf Coast will begin to change as we move into Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of the new month will feature morning clouds with just a spotty shower or two. By later afternoon, blue sky will become more... more »
  • In all seriousness

    April 1, 2015 6:10 AM

    The working forecast remains unchanged as we enter the new month. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon won't be a far cry from the previous few days though the air may feel a little bit thicker as highs near 83°. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy the... more »
  • Out lamby

    March 31, 2015 5:59 AM

    The month will end on a fairly quiet, "lamb-like" note with warmer than average temperatures and partly cloudy skies. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Our final day of March won't stray much from the script. Expect partly sunny skies with a bit of humidity and highs around 83°.... more »
  • Spring into April

    March 30, 2015 6:20 AM

    A typical spring weather pattern will accompany our region into the month of April. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be partly sunny, warmer and a bit more humid than the weekend. High temperatures will again eclipse 80°. An isolated shower or thunderstorm will be possible,... more »
  • Get outside!

    March 27, 2015 6:09 AM

    Rarely do we get a spring weekend that features wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 70s AND low humidity. If you're able to get outside-take advantage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A sunny and cooler afternoon is ahead. After Thursday's cold front, the region has been left... more »
  • Less gray check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:21 AM

    More clouds lingered through Tuesday Afternoon with fog into Wednesday Morning. Alas, some sun will return before a late week cool down arrives. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning fog will dissipate giving way to partly sunny afternoon skies. The return of sunshine will do wonders for thermometers... more »
  • Stubborn clouds

    March 24, 2015 6:08 AM

    A very thin layer of moisture beneath dry air aloft was enough to maintain a cloud deck much longer than expected. As a result, Monday and Monday Night saw lower highs and higher lows than expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will run very similar to Monday.... more »
  • Spring stretch

    March 23, 2015 6:02 AM

    A lucky break over the weekend, as rain did indeed primarily fall during hours of darkness. Now the region settles into a more settled pattern for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will be stubborn during the morning hours, with some mist even observed... more »
  • 5:45 PM

    March 20, 2015 6:09 AM

    While officially, spring begins this evening, spring-like weather from last week will roll straight through the weekend. Interestingly, a "celestial trifecta" will being occurring today as well. The first day of spring is the vernal equinox-as the sun passes directly over the equator heading into the northern hemisphere. There... more »
  • Eachus: The vacuum clogged

    March 19, 2015 12:40 PM

    As you probably have noticed by now, I'm a stern guardian of the validated accuracy of meteorologists compared to many other professions. Congruently, I recognize that at times we miss a forecast, and when we do I believe it is necessary to admit that and explain why. Wednesday's forecast... more »
  • Not entirely dry check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 6:19 AM

    While widespread, numerous showers and thunderstorms are not expected, we'll be dodging drops the next two afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will indeed reveal some breaks of sunshine today helping high temperatures back into the low 80s. With daytime warmth, a lingering weak front... more »
  • Afternoon showers, storms

    March 18, 2015 5:48 AM

    Beginning today, the region will enter a stretch featuring daily rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thickening clouds will eventually produce some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The greatest rain coverage can be expected north of the interstates with more sporadic activity closer to the coast. During... more »
  • Some blue skies for green eyes

    March 17, 2015 6:08 AM

    Your Louisiana St. Patrick's Day will be a far cry from typical weather in the old country! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, expect another warm afternoon with highs in the low 80s. Skies will be partly sunny-though there will likely be more sun early and more... more »
  • Warmer and drier

    March 16, 2015 6:03 AM

    While last Monday we we're setting up to soak, this go around we're looking ahead to unseasonably warm afternoon and no threat for rain until mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will feature lots of blue and sun with nothing more than a thin, high cloud deck.... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 10, 2015 5:47 AM

    Periods of heavy rain will pass over the region through Friday. A possible 3-6" of rain with isolated higher amounts has prompted a FLASH FLOOD WATCH to be issued by the National Weather Service until Thursday Evening. See the threats posed and safety precautions associated with FLASH FLOODING by... more »
  • Trending wet

    March 9, 2015 6:16 AM

    We kept it mainly dry this weekend. Dry is not a word we'll use to describe the upcoming week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overall, Monday will not be AS wet as the next several days. Clouds and scattered showers are expected with a steadier batch in the... more »
  • Still chilly, sun returns

    March 6, 2015 6:06 AM

    After setting a record low on Friday Morning, sunshine will guide thermometers well above readings from Thursday Afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon, temperatures will climb into the low 50s under a mostly sunny sky. Overnight, we can expect a light freeze along and north of... more »
  • Oh, it's you again

    March 5, 2015 6:10 AM

    Winter has returned in full force with overcast skies and very cold temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The much advertised blaster of a cold front has ripped away the spring preview and replaced 70s with 40s. Chilly, lingering rain showers can be expected until midday as northerly... more »
  • Teetering check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 4, 2015 6:06 AM

    Thermometers are at the edge of a steep cliff and will be pushed over tonight by a cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: One more unseasonably warm and muggy day can be anticipated before the region is jolted back into winter. After morning fog, the afternoon will... more »
  • Foggy, a bit warmer

    March 3, 2015 6:19 AM

    The next two days will be foggy, muggy, mild and showery. Winter strikes back by Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After thick morning fog, mostly cloudy skies will continue on Tuesday. While the day won't be entirely dry, don't look for nearly as many showers as Monday.... more »
  • Sunny end to the week

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Drier but still cool

    February 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    Showers are gone for a while, but chilly air is staying put for the near term. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, today's weather will likely be considered a vast improvement over Wednesday. Times of sun and clouds will come along with afternoon highs in the... more »
  • Mid-week washout

    February 25, 2015 6:08 AM

    On whatever rating scale you'd like to use, Wednesday will be one of the least pleasant this winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a wash. Periods of rain will last into the evening commute and it will fall steadily at times. By day's end, most... more »
  • Ice threat leaves, cold air stays

    February 24, 2015 5:59 AM

    Cold temperatures and periods of rain will dampen the forecast through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering showers early on Tuesday will continue a dreary spell of weather in South Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. While showers will diminish, clouds will hold pretty thick and again keep temperatures... more »
  • A slap in the face

    February 23, 2015 6:07 AM

    After a mild February weekend, expect a brutal, weeklong reminder that it is still winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The trickiest portion of the forecast period comes tonight. Monday is shaping up to remain overcast with periodic light rain showers. As you can imagine, the dreary weather... more »

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