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  • Chilly but clear to mild but moody

    November 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    Once the cool air moderates, warming temperatures will signal the arrival of increasing clouds and rain showers by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be chilly with high temperatures once again struggling to climb through the 50s. Under sunny skies, we’re projecting... more »
  • Lt. Governor candidates set to speak at Press Club today

    November 16, 2015 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The candidates for Lt. Governor are speaking at the Press Club of Baton Rouge Monday. It's one of the final times East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President, Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser will square off before election day on November 21. The press club forum... more »
  • Glen Oaks High releasing students early Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Glen Oaks High School is releasing students early on Monday due to a water main break that left the building without water. School officials said students will be let out at 9:30 a.m. The East Baton Rouge School System said buses were being sent to the school... more »
  • Gloomy beginning

    October 26, 2015 7:12 AM

    The super soaking is behind after a general 5-7” of rain fell across Southern Louisiana over the weekend. Some locations found even higher amounts with areal flooding occurring in typical trouble spots. The deluge ended the 90 day drought with a Baton Rouge now showing a 2-3” rain surplus for... more »
  • Dogs, on fire, run from burning home after people report hearing explosions Play Video

    October 20, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a massive fire late Monday evening. The fire broke out on North Stevendale Drive in Baton Rouge. BRFD spokesman Mark Miles says no one was home at the time, but the house was torched beyond repair. Neighbors say they... more »
  • BP settlement agreement to be filed Monday

    October 3, 2015 1:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Details will be known soon in an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Justice Department says the agreement involving the federal government, five Gulf states and BP Exploration... more »
  • La. film industry in court spotlight amid budget crunch

    April 11, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tax credit program lauded for turning Louisiana into "Hollywood South" but lamented for its cost to a cash-strapped state government is at the center of a federal trial opening in New Orleans. The defendants are two film industry executives and a New Orleans attorney accused of... more »
  • Ted Cruz set to announce 2016 presidential bid on Monday

    March 22, 2015 5:27 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. - First-term Texas senator, Ted Cruz, will announce he is running for the Republican presidential nomination Monday. He is the first candidate to do so in what is expected to be a competitive GOP primary. He is one in over a dozen other Republicans expressing interest in... more »
  • Carry on, carry on

    January 19, 2015 5:37 AM

    The pleasant January weather experienced over the weekend will continue into mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun will rule the roost one again as many South Louisiana thermometers flirt with a high temperature near 70°. Overnight, lows will be close to average, in the low 40s, under... more »
  • Wintry feel for the week ahead

    January 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While today will be quite chilly, it may actually feel mild when compared with the afternoon temperatures on Thursday and Friday! Expect sunshine and some passing clouds with highs topping out near 50°. Overnight will be cold with lows hovering just above freezing while... more »
  • Weather caught the calendar

    December 8, 2014 5:49 AM

    Welcome to the first full week of December... well, the first full week of normal December weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The beginning of your week will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the middle 60s. Northerly breezes will only blow around 5 mph. The overnight... more »
  • Local business takes advantage of Cyber Monday Play Video

    December 1, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the day many people hit the internet and punch in their credit card numbers to get the best online deals. Millions of people across the country are making their way to the Internet for Cyber Monday but some local businesses are also taking advantage of... more »
  • Mild Monday

    November 10, 2014 8:53 AM

    Your Monday will feature abundant sunshine and mild temperatures with highs in the middle 70s. As southerly winds continue, a quick cool down is NOT expected to occur tonight as was the case Sunday into Monday. Lows won't fall too far out of the 60s and into the upper... more »
  • Getting warmer

    November 3, 2014 6:52 AM

    Expect mostly sunny skies for the beginning of your week with thermometers climbing back towards an average high this afternoon-near 74°. The overnight hours will not end up as chilly as the last several mornings. There may be a few passing clouds and also some patchy fog into the... more »
  • Last week of October

    October 27, 2014 6:04 AM

    Your Monday will be dry but warm with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s. A touch of humidity will be felt during the afternoon hours as well as south-southeasterly winds of 5-10mph transport some low level moisture northwards. During the overnight hours, lows will keep to... more »
  • Close call on afternoon storms

    October 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    An ongoing complex of showers and thunderstorms in the Arklatex Region diving southward is expected to weaken as it approaches the local area this afternoon. Skies will be sunny early with some cloud development by lunch time. With the afternoon hours may come isolated shower and thunderstorm activity. High temperatures... more »
  • The first sign of relief

    September 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Your second full week of September will start off quite similar to where the first left off. Heat and humidity are expected to prevail for the week ahead and even a few thundershowers will remain possible. However, rain coverage will be greatly reduced from the 50-70% seen for much... 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 »
  • Like Sunday

    August 18, 2014 5:48 AM

    Monday's weather will be similar to Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the morning and moving about Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi through the late afternoon hours. Any showers and storms could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Prior to that, partly sunny skies will... more »
  • More summer showers

    August 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    As many get back to school, Monday Afternoon will get back to showery and stormy weather. Some early sunshine will aid another quick warmup into the low 90s. With humidity staying high, expect scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours. As has been the case... 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 »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... 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 »
  • Starting similar

    July 14, 2014 5:38 AM

    Not unlike last week or the weekend, today will warm quickly with early sunshine before the hot, humid and unstable air bubbles into clouds that could pop out a few showers and thunderstorms from the lunch hour into the late afternoon. Top out temperatures will be in the lower 90s.... more »
  • More sun, still warm

    July 7, 2014 5:37 AM

    After an unseasonable break in humidity and some rare mid-summer lows in the 60s, the heat and steam will slowly ramp back up into the middle of this week. The week will begin mostly sunny and warm with a high temperature in the low 90s. Any pop-up showers or... 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 »
  • Most dry today

    June 9, 2014 6:21 AM

    Today will be warm and humid with a high in the low 90s. Partly sunny afternoon skies may yield to an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Clouds will increase tonight and southerly winds of 10mph will continue to hold plenty of muggy air in place. Expected showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday... more »
  • Scattered storms again

    June 2, 2014 8:45 AM

    Like the last several days, we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through the daylight hours. There is just over a 50% chance that any given point in the viewing are finds measurable rainfall. Like the preceding days though, it shouldn't rain steadily in one area all day; rather we'll... more »
  • Like the weekend

    May 19, 2014 5:28 AM

    Your Monday will find another afternoon of sunshine and warm temperatures. Expect thermometers to jog into the middle and upper 80s, just a touch warmer than your weekend. As far as skies go, some fair weather cumulus clouds may bubble up this afternoon, but that is about it. Clouds will... more »
  • More dry warmth

    May 5, 2014 5:43 AM

    Like the weekend, today's skies will be soaked in sun and warming into the upper 80s is expected for thermometers once again. Winds will take on a bit of a southerly component today-projecting southwest winds of 5-10mph, but it should remain a fairly dry breeze. Tonight, skies will remain clear... more »
  • Late April storm threat

    April 28, 2014 8:37 AM

    The setup: A deep upper level low continues to spin leeward of the Rocky Mountains. Smaller lobes of energy are rotating around this low and serving as driving mechanisms for areas of showers and thunderstorms from Texas all the way to the Ohio Valley. There is also a surface cold... more »
  • Repeating pleasant Easter weather

    April 21, 2014 5:27 AM

    Winds will be south to southwesterly today promoting rising temperatures and dew points-translating into the day becoming warm and humid. After morning fog and low clouds, skies will become mostly to partly sunny. Tonight, added low level moisture may allow for some fog development if mid-level clouds do not develop... more »
  • Damaging wind gusts, hail, heavy rain possible today

    April 14, 2014 8:38 AM

    Warm, sticky southerly winds of about 15mph are expected to persist into the afternoon. Thermometers will make the jaunt from a start in the 70s to the lower 80s. Mostly cloudy skies can be expected early with a few peeks of sunshine aiding the quick warm-up. Normally welcome, any glimpse... more »
  • Warmer, still dry

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM

    Another picturesque day is expected in the Capital City. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate once again with an even warmer afternoon than either of the weekend days. Thermometers will get into the upper 70s with some southern locations giving 80° a scare. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. Those... more »
  • Lingering showers

    March 24, 2014 5:53 AM

    Skies will be overcast at times with a few peeks of sun at others, averaging out to a mostly cloudy day. Lingering showers will be relegated primarily to coastal locations south of Baton Rouge, although a spotty shower can't be ruled anywhere. Batches of thicker clouds will pass through the... more »
  • Cold air returns

    March 3, 2014 7:24 AM

    A potent cold front has chopped through the state of Louisiana creating 20° temperature falls in 2-3 hour spans. Baton Rouge has gone from weekend afternoons spent in the upper 70s to a struggle to return thermometers to 50° today. Fortunately, along with the warmth the front is also sweeping... more »
  • Flood Warnings continue

    February 24, 2014 6:07 AM

    Several flood warnings remain in place around Southern Louisiana. The Amite River at Denham Springs which has a flood stage of 29.0' crested at 30.2' and is expected to drop below flood stage late Monday. The Amite River at Bayou Manchac stood at 8.9' as of 9am Monday... more »
  • Warm but not much sun

    February 17, 2014 6:34 AM

    The first few days this week will resemble the weather you experienced on Sunday. A low pressure system and associated fronts are positioned to our northwest. Ahead of this storm system, the southerly pump of milder, muggier air is providing enough low level moisture to maintain a cloud deck and... more »
  • Less rain and humidity

    February 3, 2014 6:48 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area and as a result we are finally seeing rain showers wrapping up after 24 hours of an active radar that began lighting up on Sunday Morning. Still, some cloud cover is lingering behind this front, and will be slow to break. Temperatures... more »
  • Mild today but turning colder

    January 20, 2014 5:47 AM

    A high pressure system will be drifting south over the Gulf of Mexico today. With sinking air and a clockwise flow around this feature, the result for our weather will be clear skies and a westerly winds. The deviation from having a northerly component to our wind will mean some... more »
  • Showers, thunder today

    January 13, 2014 5:38 AM

    A cold front will pass through the area today. Expect temperatures to rise into the middle 60s due to southerly winds pulling in warm air ahead of the frontal passage. Periods of rain will continue through much of the day. Look for the showers to wrap up from west to... more »
  • Weak cold front today

    December 30, 2013 5:46 AM

    Today, a weak and fast moving cold front will cross the area from northwest to southeast. Saturday's rain storm left us with a fairly dry and stable atmosphere, therefore little rain is expected today, but an isolated shower can't be ruled out. Expect the cold front to cross the area... more »
  • Deadline looming to enroll in Obamacare

    December 20, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With Obamacare facing its first major deadline, people are racing to sign up before Monday. It's to ensure health coverage starts on January 1. To be covered by January 1, consumers have to be enrolled by December 23. Leading up to the big day, Capital City... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

    SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
  • Cyber Monday shopping

    December 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK- It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have... more »
  • Warmer with a stray shower

    December 2, 2013 5:54 AM

    A weakening cold front will fall through the state today and along it, we'll see some spotty rain showers, especially during the first part of the day. Without rain showers, your location will be mostly cloudy with breaks of sunshine becoming more numerous from north to south as the day... more »
  • Calm start to the week

    October 14, 2013 6:28 AM

    Monday & Tuesday: A weak ridge of high pressure aloft will allow our weather to remain rather calm through Tuesday. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies, stay almost entirely dry and have thermometers running some 5° above average. While highs should be around 80° this time of year we... more »
  • Senate mail service to resume on Monday

    April 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, a few days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator. Senate mail will temporarily be screened at a House mail sorting facility, but that... more »

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