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  • Changing temperatures possible next week

    September 23, 2016 6:58 AM

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

    September 22, 2016 2:00 PM

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

    September 22, 2016 6:45 AM

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

    September 21, 2016 6:55 AM

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

    September 20, 2016 7:05 AM

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

    September 19, 2016 7:11 AM

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

    September 16, 2016 7:22 AM

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

    September 15, 2016 6:45 AM

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

    September 12, 2016 6:49 AM

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

    September 7, 2016 11:20 AM

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

    September 7, 2016 6:46 AM

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

    September 6, 2016 7:09 AM

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

    September 1, 2016 7:37 AM

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

    August 31, 2016 6:51 AM

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

    August 30, 2016 7:17 AM

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

    August 29, 2016 7:09 AM

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

    August 26, 2016 7:55 PM

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

    August 25, 2016 7:42 PM

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

    August 15, 2016 9:05 AM

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

    August 12, 2016 8:06 AM

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

    August 11, 2016 6:59 AM

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

    August 10, 2016 7:17 AM

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

    August 9, 2016 7:21 AM

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

    August 5, 2016 6:28 AM

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

    August 4, 2016 7:06 AM

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

    August 3, 2016 12:44 PM

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

    August 3, 2016 7:09 AM

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

    August 2, 2016 11:17 AM

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

    August 2, 2016 7:04 AM

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

    August 1, 2016 6:59 AM

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

    July 29, 2016 6:49 AM

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

    July 28, 2016 6:48 AM

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

    July 27, 2016 7:04 AM

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

    July 26, 2016 6:57 AM

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

    July 25, 2016 7:04 AM

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

    July 22, 2016 7:17 AM

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

    July 21, 2016 6:40 AM

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

    July 19, 2016 6:35 AM

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

    July 18, 2016 6:40 AM

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

    July 15, 2016 6:35 AM

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

    July 14, 2016 6:37 AM

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

    July 12, 2016 6:35 AM

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

    July 11, 2016 6:37 AM

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

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

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

    July 7, 2016 6:51 AM

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

    July 6, 2016 6:47 AM

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

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