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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Gloomy to sunny

    September 21, 2015 7:00 AM

    A slight drop in humidity will be the biggest change to our weather pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front rolling through the area will bring a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly to the north, early this morning. After showers end and cloud cover... more »
  • Here we geaux

    September 4, 2015 7:06 AM

    We’re heading into the first weekend of football in Louisiana. The weather should play out as is typical for Early September. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A partly sunny day is ahead. The breaks of sunshine will heat thermometers back into the low 90s and with ample... more »
  • Steam into September

    August 31, 2015 6:56 AM

    Humidity has returned and temperatures will be right where they should be as August ends and September begins. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Similar to Sunday, you can expect mainly sunny skies and a little uptick in humidity. Temperatures will top out around 93°. Showers are unlikely east... more »
  • Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating

    August 24, 2015 7:10 AM

    Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating By mid-week, the region will enjoy a break from the humidity while Tropical Storm Danny becomes an afterthought. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: The first part of your Monday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs making it into the... more »
  • We think this is better

    August 12, 2015 7:09 AM

    Though away from advisory and warning criteria, seasonably hot temperatures will continue into the weekend. The forecast performed well on Tuesday—we expected 70% of the area to pick up rain and about 60% of area backyards saw precipitation. Southern spots like Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes that did... more »
  • Uncomfortable and possibly record setting heat

    August 7, 2015 7:10 AM

    Along with potentially record-breaking high temperatures near 100°, high humidity will make for a very uncomfortable outdoor weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Shower chances look even bleaker for this afternoon. Sunshine will warm morning temperatures into the 90s by 11am with upper 90s by mid-afternoon. Humidity will... more »
  • July scorches a spot into history

    August 3, 2015 6:35 PM

    As far as the weather goes, July 2015 will be remembered for heat—and more of it than is typical for South Louisiana. This past July was the second warmest on record, with an average temperature of 85.3°. The only hotter July was the 1980 edition, with a sizzling 85.6°... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Impressive heat streaks continue growing

    July 23, 2015 9:46 AM

    August of 2011 is the benchmark for long duration heat in Baton Rouge. For recent history, June to July of 2009 is a period on several “hot lists.” Now, July 2015 is quickly climbing those charts. Overnights have been particularly abnormal with seemingly no time allowed for... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Rain expected for lunchtime Saturday

    July 3, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you have plans near Baton Rouge this Independence day weekend, you can expect a little bit of rain Saturday. Expect some showers earlier in the day, but all rain activity is expected to stop by 4 p.m. Saturday. Make sure to keep an umbrella handy... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Rain chances returning

    September 15, 2014 5:34 AM

    After some early sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up in reasonable numbers this afternoon. High temperatures will be seasonably warm, near 90° and humidity will keep in the oppressive categories. With a stationary front being the forcing mechanism for showers and storms, daytime heating is the... more »
  • More heat and humidity

    September 10, 2014 5:44 AM

    In a month where temperatures should tend to fall back, an upward climb on the thermometers continues this week. Wednesday appears as though it will be the warmest this week as the afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid-90s beneath ample sunshine. Only a spotty thundershower may develop on... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 1, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Labor Day will be warm and steamy with highs in the lower 90s. Morning sunshine will give way to some convective clouds this afternoon and even a few thundershowers but coverage won't be nearly as widespread as Saturday. Overnight, any showers will diminish and lows will keep to... more »
  • Warmth and Invest 96L

    August 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup into the mid-90s. By afternoon we should see a few cumulus clouds as thermometers chug into the upper 90s. The high temperatures combined with oppressive humidity will make the body sense over 100° outside for many hours this afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Afternoon storms

    August 4, 2014 5:49 AM

    Partly sunny skies will be offered up through the middle portion of your Monday. Some of that early sunshine will bump thermometers back to the upper 80s and low 90s while humidity stays elevated. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop around the lunch hour and become more numerous... more »
  • Coastal Showers

    July 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    Skies will be partly sunny for much of the day. Any isolated shower and storm activity is expected to keep south of I-10, and really only be prevalent near the coast. A very humid day is ahead as high temperatures warm to the 90° mark. Look for mostly clear... more »
  • Thundershowers Return

    July 8, 2014 5:27 AM

    Today will find a gradual thickening of the cloud deck. Daytime highs in the low 90s and returning humidity will spark off scattered thundershowers. Look for coastal development first, with the sea breeze sending action inland later in the day. Activity will diminish tonight with lows keeping in the... more »
  • Another hot one

    July 1, 2014 5:44 AM

    Another mostly sunny, hot and humid day is on tap. Look for an afternoon high near 93° to combine with a dew point in the middle 70s to produce a feels-like reading in the low 100s. Stay hydrated and don't over-exert yourself if working or playing outside. Tonight will stay... more »
  • Calling it hot

    June 30, 2014 5:49 AM

    Expect the warmest days so far in 2014 through the middle of this week. This afternoon will be hot and humid. Much more sunshine than last week will allow temperatures to climb slightly above average. Look for a top out temperature around 93° but with high humidity it will feel... more »
  • Dodging showers again

    June 3, 2014 5:29 AM

    Tuesday will be the final day with scattered precipitation as a fair weather system builds along the Gulf Coast for the remainder of the week. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms during the midday hours. Skies will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and lows near 70°.... more »
  • Day before change

    May 13, 2014 5:26 AM

    It will remain warm and very humid with highs in the upper 80s. Again, there will be enough instability for showers and storms to develop in the afternoon; however coverage today should be slightly lesser than Sunday and Monday. Areas that do not see a storm pop, could register the... more »
  • Humid with a storm?

    May 8, 2014 5:38 AM

    Your Thursday will be warm and humid with a high temperature in the upper 80s. Skies will be mixed with sun and clouds. Daytime heating and the proximity of an upper level disturbance may be just enough to trigger a few afternoon thunderstorms, especially for areas from Baton Rouge to... more »
  • Warmth to storms

    April 3, 2014 5:28 AM

    The warmest and most humid day of the week lies ahead with highs in the mid 80s and a continued humid southerly breeze of 10-15mph. Like Tuesday and Wednesday, while some peeks of sun are possible, the trend will be for skies to grow increasingly cloudy through the day. As... more »
  • Eyes to the sky this weekend

    December 20, 2013 5:58 AM

    Winds will remain out of the south today. The increase of low level moisture and warmth will lead to another mainly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s! The record high for today is 81°, that's just how unseasonably warm it is. With a bit more instability today versus... more »

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