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  • 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 »
  • Chilly to mild, then another cold front Play Video

    January 30, 2018 6:51 AM

    As most river levels trend down on Tuesday, so too will temperatures. The next chance for showers will come on Thursday evening. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With a weak cold front through the area on Tuesday, clear skies will stick, but cooler temperatures are expected with highs... more »
  • Cresting rivers after Saturday soak, showers return late week Play Video

    January 29, 2018 7:10 AM

    Minor river flooding will continue after three to six inches of rainfall across the forecast area on Saturday. Most gauges will crest about a foot above flood stage on Monday and then fall through the week. Sunny weather will start the week, but a bit of chill will return to... more »
  • Might need an indoor backup plan for Saturday Play Video

    January 25, 2018 6:36 AM

    After one more sunny and seasonable day, clouds will increase as the week ends. On Saturday, a steady period of rain is expected to occur across the central Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a repeat of the pleasant weather so far for much... more »
  • Seasonable ahead of weekend rain Play Video

    January 24, 2018 6:19 AM

    Continued clear skies and seasonable temperatures are expected in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. We are monitoring the potential for a more significant rainmaker this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring more sunshine with high temperatures in the low 60s and northwest winds of 5mph.... more »
  • Cold front to bring rain then cooler temperatures Play Video

    January 22, 2018 6:39 AM

    A cold front will move through the area on Monday bringing morning showers and thunderstorms then seasonable temperatures for the remainder of the week. The next rain is not on tap until next weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Rebounding from the wintry blast with a milder weekend Play Video

    January 19, 2018 6:34 AM

    Once thermometers climb above freezing Friday morning, they will not return for at least the next week. A mild weekend is ahead with only isolated showers possible until a cold front brings more organized rain and storms Sunday night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will warm significantly,... more »
  • Starting the thaw, y'all Play Video

    January 18, 2018 7:13 AM

    Sunshine and 6-9 hours above 32 degrees should allow considerable thawing on Thursday. One more freeze is expected tonight before a milder weekend. A *WIND CHILL ADVISORY* is in place for the entire forecast area until 9am Thursday morning. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in as little as 45... more »
  • Brutal cold creates icy roads, more freezing temps expected Play Video

    January 17, 2018 5:42 AM

    Click HERE to watch the live weather update. Bitter cold will continue through Thursday. Fortunately, no further precipitation is expected until temperatures warm up this weekend. Stay home. Highways are closed, and major roads are ice covered. Driving is next to impossible and it will take you... more »
  • Frozen precip., rapidly falling temps may create slick spots later Tuesday Play Video

    January 16, 2018 7:18 AM

    WATCH: Click here for live weather update. A cold front will push southward through the Baton Rouge area and into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. As temperatures plummet, isolated, light rain showers will transition to snow and sleet. Bitter cold will follow. The forecast thinking... more »
  • Single digit wind chills, frozen precip. prospects Play Video

    January 15, 2018 7:40 AM

    While the week will begin with slightly milder air, a major cold blast will bring temperatures rivaling that of early January for the middle of the week. There will be a brief window of opportunity for wintry precipitation, but due to the light and isolated nature of it, no impact... more »
  • Back to the 4 P's, coldest Louisiana Marathon yet Play Video

    January 12, 2018 7:19 AM

    Cold and quiet weather is ahead. With a busy weekend of running in the Capital City, participants and guests of the Louisiana Marathon should plan to bundle up. In addition, Louisiana and Mississippi locals might once again make preparations for the four P’s. Have a warm place for people, pets... more »
  • Rain then back into the freezer Play Video

    January 11, 2018 7:08 AM

    After one more mild day and a shot of rain, freezing temperatures will return to the region for the upcoming weekend. A hard freeze is possible, especially north of I-12, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Beyond morning fog, skies will remain mostly cloudy... more »
  • Pipe unwrapping time after a weekend thaw Play Video

    January 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    After a seventh straight freeze on Saturday morning, southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi temperatures will begin to moderate. No additional major cold air outbreaks are seen in the 7-Day forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This frigid week will conclude with another afternoon of with highs in the... more »
  • Frigid nights, clear afternoons leading into the weekend Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:48 AM

    With nine, including Thursday morning, the Baton Rouge area has now registered more freezes so far this winter then all of last winter, which had seven. The latest freeze ever recorded at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge came on April 13, 1940. Freezing temperatures are also expected on Friday and... more »
  • No blanket to stop hard freeze Wednesday night Play Video

    January 3, 2018 7:05 AM

    Some snow flurries flew around the region overnight, but were isolated, did not stick and did not create any problems. Some very rare accumulating snow occurred along the Louisiana coast. Meanwhile, the bitter cold air mass will remain over the region through the end of the week. ... more »
  • Dangerous cold continues Play Video

    January 2, 2018 7:07 AM

    The second day of 2018 brings more incredibly cold temperatures and frigid wind chills due to a large arctic air mass that has fully established itself across the region. Much of the lower 48 has been in the grip of this arctic air mass for the past several days and... more »
  • Rain and fog then a chill, what about that Christmas snow? Play Video

    December 21, 2017 7:41 PM

    Fog could be as thick as your Christmas gumbo until a cold front passes through the area on Saturday. A second cold front will quickly follow bringing chilly temperatures in time for the holiday. THE FORECAST: Through Saturday: Dense fog will be the main weather... more »
  • Christmas weekend weather forecast becoming clearer Play Video

    December 19, 2017 7:45 PM

    While still tricky, the general details for your weekend and Christmas forecast have become a bit clearer. Christmas is NOT expected to bring record warmth for a third straight year. A deep trough will dig into the United States bringing colder than average temperatures to much of the country. ... more »
  • Few showers today, pattern switch to wet and unsettled Play Video

    December 15, 2017 7:10 AM

    Fairly quiet weather will ensue before the pattern acts up on Sunday. A couple of rainy spells will be possible over the next 10 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A few showers will remain possible for the southern half of the forecast area, especially near the coast,... more »
  • Increased clouds now, increased rain chances this weekend Play Video

    December 14, 2017 7:00 AM

    Milder temperatures on Thursday will give way to another cool down on Friday. In two parts of the forecast, rain chances are increasing. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Increased cloudiness can be expected on what will otherwise be a quiet day. Temperatures will warm a bit more than... more »
  • Cool with passing clouds, then weekend rain chances Play Video

    December 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    After a frosty start, some temperature moderation is expected before another front and another reinforcing chill. We are keeping an eye on rain chances for late weekend and early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will once again max out near 60 degrees. Skies will be... more »
  • Frosty temperatures, weekend showers and a look ahead Play Video

    December 12, 2017 6:35 AM

    A cold moving through the region today will send temperatures close to freezing again tonight. Yet another front is expected Friday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a little cooler than yesterday. While sunshine will remain, a shift in winds to the northwest behind a... more »
  • A couple of cold fronts moving through this week Play Video

    December 11, 2017 7:03 AM

    While fewer mornings with freezing conditions are expected this week, it will still be generally chilly through the next 7 days. Rain chances will be slim to nil. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 60s. Winds... more »
  • Rare Baton Rouge area snow to be followed by a freeze Play Video

    December 8, 2017 7:29 AM

    Click HERE to watch a live update on overnight icy conditions. NEW: @NWSNewOrleans issues *HARD FREEZE WARNING* for tonight/tomorrow morning along and north of I-10. Protect people, pets, plants and pipes and be aware of ice on roads. pic.twitter.com/7P4ROVoYRc — WBRZ Weather (@WBRZweather) December 8, 2017 ... more »
  • WBRZ LIVE: Here's where to get live news, forecasts today and tomorrow

    December 7, 2017 4:05 PM

    Newscast times WBRZ's 2une-In, 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. WBRZ News 2 at Noon WBRZ News 2 at 4:00 WBRZ News 2 at 5:00 WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 WBRZ News broadcasts on television Live on... more »
  • Wintry precipitation chances increase for Friday morning Play Video

    December 7, 2017 7:40 AM

    A *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* goes into effect at 9pm Thursday night through 12pm Friday for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes as well as Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties. A winter weather advisory means wintry precipitation... more »
  • Some events canceled due to weather Thursday, Friday

    December 6, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Dreary, cold weather has forced some outdoor events to be canceled ahead of the weekend. Rainy and cold weather is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday – there is the possibility of colder and possibly winter-like precipitation for early Friday morning. Click HERE for the forecast .... more »
  • Quiet weekend weather, significant changes next week Play Video

    December 1, 2017 6:50 AM

    The region has cleared out and seasonable weather is expected through Saturday. Temperatures will moderate into next week with a more substantial chance for rain followed by much cooler air. The Baton Rouge area just missed registering a “top 10 driest fall” after receiving 0.78 inches of rain on... more »
  • Showers and hurricane season ending, big chill around the corner Play Video

    November 30, 2017 6:49 AM

    The chance for rain will end by Thursday afternoon followed by a sunny and seasonable weekend. The long-range forecast is beginning to look quite interesting with the possibility of rain and much colder temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Isolated showers and patchy fog will be possible early... more »
  • Showers may stop a top-10er, chill around the corner Play Video

    November 29, 2017 6:50 AM

    A weak, slow-moving storm system will bring isolated showers to the region on Wednesday and Thursday. This system will bring the area a slim shot at some light rain, which has been scarce this autumn. If 0.2 inches of rain does not fall before Friday, this fall will go down... more »
  • Slight warming, slight rain chances in the coming days Play Video

    November 28, 2017 6:34 AM

    Though slightly warmer, more of the same weather is ahead for Tuesday. The middle of the week will bring a slim chance at rain chances in what has become a very dry region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mainly sunny with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Moderating temperatures, next rain chance

    November 27, 2017 6:55 AM

    If it has been sounding like a repeat forecast each day for the last week, that is because there has not been much change in the weather pattern and there likely will not be for the next several days. A passing cold front over the weekend brought in a reinforcing... more »
  • Thanksgiving, Black Friday, LSU and Southern Play Video

    November 23, 2017 7:00 AM

    On this Thanksgiving, weather watchers can be thankful for quiet conditions. Chilly mornings will give way to sunny afternoons over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thanksgiving may well be the chilliest afternoon of the extended forecast with highs struggling to reach 60 despite sunshine.... more »
  • Travel forecast, turkeys and doorbusters feeling a chill Play Video

    November 22, 2017 7:13 AM

    Keep warm frying the turkey and bundle up if you are a doorbuster. Sunshine will dominate through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Local travel will be in fine shape for this Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Around the country, weather related delays will be possible in the Northeast,... more »
  • Showers and cold turkey

    November 21, 2017 7:10 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will warm up slightly into Tuesday; however, another front will bring a few showers and then reinforce the cold air mass soon after. A considerable chill will be in the air for Thanksgiving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, temperatures will climb a... more »
  • We might run out of adjectives for quiet, cool and nice Play Video

    November 20, 2017 7:06 AM

    Expect this week to be chilly and quiet. Monday morning will go down as one of the coldest mornings of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be chilly with a high near 62. Skies will be mainly sunny, some clouds may pass from time... more »
  • Saturday showers, pattern switch into Thanksgiving week Play Video

    November 17, 2017 6:51 AM

    A cold front will jolt thermometers back below average by Sunday. While a freeze does not seem to be upon us yet, the first 32-degree low of the fall has historically been met in the third or fourth week of November. Continue to check in as we update the tumbling... more »
  • Considerable cool down coming this weekend Play Video

    November 16, 2017 6:51 AM

    The end of the week will bring moderating temperatures. A strong cold front will put an end to that trend over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday afternoon will be mostly sunny and mild with high temperatures in the upper 70s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • The next cold front and a peek at Thanksgiving week Play Video

    November 14, 2017 6:41 AM

    Cool morning and pleasant afternoons are ahead. Skies will remain mostly clear. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday should feel great with high temperatures in the low 70s beneath mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light and northeasterly. Another cool and clear night is on tap with low... more »
  • Weak front moving through today Play Video

    November 13, 2017 6:46 AM

    This week will bring quiet weather. Rain chances are out until next weekend and temperatures will be seasonable ahead of some slight warming Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring mostly sunny skies with passing clouds as a weak cold front moves across... more »
  • Take a jacket with you Saturday Play Video

    November 10, 2017 6:34 AM

    A generally quiet and seasonable weekend is ahead. Rain chances are not zero, but very low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday afternoon will bring sunshine and highs near 70. Winds will be light and northerly. Bring a jacket to any high school football games or outdoor events... more »
  • Sun, cool temperatures return Play Video

    November 9, 2017 6:49 AM

    Sunshine will return on Thursday afternoon. Seasonable temperatures are expected over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds and showers will quickly exit the area on Thursday morning. Skies will clear from north to south with sun in southwest Mississippi as early as mid-morning, the... more »
  • Grab the umbrella, layers to add Play Video

    November 8, 2017 6:52 AM

    A cold front will move into the region on Wednesday. Cooler air will arrive in by Thursday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will move very slowly across the WBRZ Weather Forecast Area on Wednesday, causing rather gloomy conditions. Skies will be overcast with scattered... more »
  • Records and Rina, Red Stick ready for changes Play Video

    November 7, 2017 6:45 AM

    After near record warmth on Tuesday a cold front will arrive on Wednesday. More seasonable weather will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A repeat warm afternoon is ahead on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. Such numbers are almost 10 degrees above... more »
  • Mild start to the week, cold front on the way Play Video

    November 6, 2017 6:59 AM

    Morning fog and afternoon warmth continue through Tuesday. A cold front will bring showers and cooler temperatures for the middle and end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will begin with partly sunny skies and an afternoon high temperature in the low to... more »
  • Foggy mornings, mild afternoons

    November 3, 2017 7:05 AM

    An unseasonably warm weekend is ahead. However, though not impossible, showers are unlikely. A *DENSE FOG ADVISORY* will be in place for part of the area through 10am Friday. *DENSE FOG ADVISORY* for the shaded area. Take it easy driving and check with @WBRZtraffic... more »
  • Wednesdays bust, umbrellas no longer a must

    November 2, 2017 7:00 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms remain possible through Friday. Don’t go canceling plans though as activity will be scarce. Yikes. Wednesday’s forecast did not play out as expected. The forecast called for “scattered” activity mainly north of Baton Rouge and I-10. Measurable rain was anticipated for 40 percent of... more »
  • The second severe weather season

    November 1, 2017 12:04 PM

    As the calendar flips to November, the Gulf South moves into the middle of what is known as the second severe weather season . Often, thunderstorms and tornadoes are associated with spring; but as periodic cold fronts move in from the north, a clash with lingering warmth and humidity can... more »
  • No washouts expected but umbrellas will be needed Play Video

    November 1, 2017 6:48 AM

    While no washouts are expected in the days ahead, a few bouts of showers and thunderstorms could inconvenience some after school activities and drive times. Thermometers will start to climb above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will begin a gloomier pattern in the... more »
  • Weather to provide a great evening for trick-or-treating Play Video

    October 31, 2017 6:42 AM

    After a dry Halloween, rain will return to the forecast for the rest of the week. Milder temperatures are on the way as well. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Halloween will bring mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures. Expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s with... more »
  • Dry, milder through Halloween Play Video

    October 30, 2017 7:01 AM

    Monday and Halloween will remain sunny, but some showers return to the forecast midweek. The chill will get out of here for the week ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your new week starts on a chilly note, but ample sunshine and a wind shift to the south... more »
  • Friday night rain, chilly weekend to follow Play Video

    October 27, 2017 6:46 AM

    A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms into the area as the week finishes. Temperatures will be sharply cooler over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, temperatures will again climb into the upper 70s before a cold front pushes into the... more »
  • Bad timing on showers, then a chill Play Video

    October 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    After a brief warm-up, showers and thunderstorms will lead a cold front into the area Friday night. The coldest air so far this season will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More sunshine is expected for Thursday as high temperatures moderate a bit, getting into the upper 70s.... more »
  • Cool temperatures today, 30s possible this weekend Play Video

    October 25, 2017 6:50 AM

    Chilly mornings and sunny afternoons will lead the local weather into Friday. Then another cold front returns the chance of showers and ushers in the coldest air so far this fall. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be the coolest afternoon of the week with highs struggling... more »
  • Front through, two more on the way Play Video

    October 23, 2017 6:43 AM

    Our weather pattern has changed, and it is not finished yet. Another front will pass through the Baton Rouge area over the next 24 hours and this one will reinforce cool air that has already pushed into the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Actually, the new week... more »
  • Unsettled weekend weather, more cool temps to follow Play Video

    October 20, 2017 7:05 AM

    Humidity will return for a rather unsettled, wet weekend. Shower dodging will be rewarded by another punch of cool, dry, fall air for the middle of next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Weather will start to transition on this final day of the workweek. High temperatures will... more »
  • Rain likely this weekend, another cool shot to follow Play Video

    October 19, 2017 6:45 AM

    Enjoy one more day of sunny, dry conditions. Humidity and rain chances will be creeping back up through Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be mostly sunny and a touch warmer with highs ticking just above average in the low 80s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Nice for now, watching the weekend forecast Play Video

    October 18, 2017 7:07 AM

    Temperatures will slowly climb above average through the end of the week. Rain is in the forecast for this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday looks like another good one. Sunshine will fill afternoon skies as thermometers chug upward into the low 80s. Winds will be light... more »
  • Coolest temperatures so far this fall Play Video

    October 17, 2017 7:07 AM

    Thermometers will reach seasonable readings through the week, with just a slight return of humidity by Friday. The next chance for rain will hold off until Saturday. As of 6am, the thermometer at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge reached 49 degrees, the first reading in the 40s since May... more »
  • A taste of fall arrives

    October 16, 2017 7:14 AM

    A cold front will move southeastward into the Gulf of Mexico today, allowing the first true taste of fall this season. Cooler and drier air will be in place through the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Some early clouds and showers will quickly clear... more »
  • Sweating in the stadium, refreshments served Sunday night Play Video

    October 13, 2017 6:29 AM

    The week will end dry and hot. A cold front will offer much cooler and drier air by early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be sunny with highs temperatures near 90 degrees. Humidity will still be in check. Overnight will be clear with low... more »
  • Hot days ahead of the next cold front, Ophelia sets a record Play Video

    October 12, 2017 7:06 AM

    Lower humidity will be felt over the next few days, but make no mistake; afternoons will still be hot. The next good chance for a cool down will come early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be sunny and warm but not as humid as... more »
  • Cold front moving through today, another next week Play Video

    October 11, 2017 6:59 AM

    Monday and Tuesday morning paired up for back-to-back record warm low temperatures at 74 and 76 respectively. Although lows will dip into the 60s over the coming days, afternoons will be just as hot. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be partly sunny with slightly lower humidity.... more »
  • Cold front coming, cooler air is not Play Video

    October 10, 2017 6:58 AM

    A weak cold front will slide across the area Tuesday into Wednesday. Little change in temperatures is expected, although humidity may come down a bit. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring another chance of showers and thunderstorms, as a cold front moves into the region. Measurable... more »
  • Nate strengthening, main impacts to stay east of Baton Rouge Metro Play Video

    October 6, 2017 8:03 AM

    Summary: As of 10am Saturday, Hurricane Nate was located 265 miles south of Biloxi, Mississippi with a minimum central pressure of 984mb and maximum sustained winds of 90mph and was moving north, northwest at 26mph. Landfall is projected near the mouth of the river then east of the Louisiana state... more »
  • Track shifts west, Louisiana could feel impact from Nate Play Video

    October 5, 2017 7:52 AM

    Overnight, there has been a considerable westward shift in the forecast track of Tropical Storm Nate and there is an increasing chance of direct impact to Louisiana. With quiet weather expected over the next two days, take an opportunity to sure up hurricane preparedness plans in the event action will... more »
  • Tropical Depression 16 forms in the Caribbean Sea Play Video

    October 4, 2017 7:17 AM

    After a drier end to the week, a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico and a cold front could play a role in the forecast this weekend and early next week. Some rain and cooler temperatures are both possible in the long term. The Tropics: Tropical Depression 16... more »
  • Trending calm short term, more active long term Play Video

    October 3, 2017 7:07 AM

    While heavier rain occurred in the New Orleans area, only 0.06 inches of rain was measured at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on Monday—little help for the recent dry spell. Rain chances will scale back Tuesday and disappear Wednesday. Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, showers and... more »

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