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  • 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 »
  • Common question with a complicated answer

    July 3, 2015 11:25 AM

    Many WBRZ viewers have emailed and tweeted our weather team asking if the area had just experienced a record-setting wet June. In true meteorologist fashion, the best answer available is, "it depends where you live." First, as far as history goes, the month was simply average. This is... more »
  • Landlords file sewage claims with city of Baton Rouge Play Video

    June 25, 2015 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four apartment owners whose sewer lines were backed up in April are waiting for a settlement from the city of Baton Rouge to cover the damage it caused, a situation that's also causing red ink to overflow in the city's budget. Since 2006 the city-parish has... more »
  • 2nd round of Red River flooding likely to be less severe

    June 24, 2015 3:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service says the Red River will flood again in northwest Louisiana over the July 4 weekend, but it won't be as bad as floods earlier this month. Hydrologist C.S. Ross says the crest moving downriver from Texas is 3 to 5 feet lower than the... more »
  • EACHUS: Your perception is my reality Play Video

    June 12, 2015 12:09 PM

    South Louisiana weather forecasts have performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks. How then, could it rain on Alex Box Stadium during a Super Regional Playoff game with a 10 percent rain chance and stay completely dry in Baton Rouge with a 60 percent rain chance? PoPs... more »
  • These cats don't care

    June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

    As the old fable goes, cats don't like water. But, all lore aside, there is a crew of felines from Baton Rouge that seem to thrive in it. The LSU Tigers baseball team is 7-0 in games affected by rain this season. One April matchup against Georgia was washed... more »
  • Heavy rain brings street flooding to EBR

    June 9, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers hitting the road during the noon rush met flooded streets Tuesday afternoon in East Baton Rouge Parish. Pictures on social media showed heavy street flooding on Sherwood Forest between I-12 and Coursey Boulevard. DOTD also reported traffic delays throughout the capital area interstate system... more »
  • This again

    June 9, 2015 6:59 AM

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

    May 29, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies reported a fast-moving shower which hit East Baton Rouge Parish Friday afternoon took out a pair of trees in apparent lightning strikes. EBRSO said the trees in the 6700 block of Vineyard and the 5800 block of Satinwood were damaged, splitting limbs and spreading... more »
  • Ascension Parish kicks on drainage pumps to avoid flooding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 7:35 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is working to stay on top of its increasing flooding issues after days of consecutive rain filled many of its water systems. The parish kicked on all six pumps at the Marvin Braud Pumping Station at 4 a.m. Tuesday to prevent low-lying areas from backing... more »
  • Superfest finale marks the end of Baton Rouge's music weekend

    May 25, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bayou Country Superfest came to a close last night in dramatic fashion. The festival's final day had performances from Cassadee Pope, David Nail, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Blake Shelton. During Lambert's set heavy showers moved in, and she paused her set for a rain delay. Once... more »
  • Inland flooding

    May 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    Aside from surge and tide impacts, widespread heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclones may produce amounts in excess of 6 inches. This may even occur well inland and away from where the storm made initial landfall. 25 percent of tropical cyclone deaths of the last 50 years are a direct... more »
  • 11-year-old dies in northern Louisiana flash flood

    May 19, 2015 7:38 AM

    RUSTON- An 11-year-old child from Ruston died in a flash flood after waters swept a vehicle he was in toward a creek in northern Louisiana. Ruston police were notified of the vehicle being swept down the creek Monday morning. At the time, the vehicle was occupied by an adult, an... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • Temporary foul poles for next game

    April 28, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A severe storm carrying winds over 50 mph, passed through Baton Rouge Monday morning, knocking down trees and powerlines across the area. Both foul poles located at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field were also damaged. After the storm, one of the foul poles was left lying... more »
  • Cleanup underway from Monday's severe weather

    April 28, 2015 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday's severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed... more »
  • DHH warns April showers can lead to heavier West Nile season

    April 22, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials warned people in Louisiana to prepare for a heavy mosquito season after all the rain that poured into the state this month. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the frequent April showers left behind lots of standing water. They recommended people check their... more »
  • LSU baseball rained out of finale at Georgia

    April 19, 2015 2:37 PM

    ATHENS, GA - The LSU Tigers will have to settle for a pair of wins instead of a 3-game sweep, after their 3rd game against the Georgia Bulldogs was cancelled Sunday because of rain. The Tigers won a doubleheader Saturday, with Alex Lange and Jared Poche' both picking up... more »
  • No rest for the weary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:59 AM

    Showers and storms will increase in number and coverage once again as we move into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another one where rain and storms overcome the region. More clouds and less sun will hold highs in the mid 70s. By mid-morning precipitation... more »
  • Streets flood after heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    April 14, 2015 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flooding caused delays for drivers around Ascension Parish Tuesday. Residents there dealt with minor flooding, but it's a sign of what's to come with a wet week in the forecast. Barricades blocked off a handful of roads in Donaldsonville while residents tried to stay dry. ... more »
  • Sandbags out in flood areas

    April 14, 2015 12:12 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flood warnings and high water led Ascension Parish authorities to close some roads and make sandbags available for residents Tuesday. The sheriff's office said Donaldsonville and West Bank residents dealing with high water can pick up sandbags at the West Bank Public Works Barn located on... more »
  • Heavy rain early today

    April 13, 2015 6:17 AM

    Your week will start off with a burst of heavy rain as much of the region is under a Flash Flood Watch. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The next wave of rain will arrive early today. A line of showers and thunderstorms moving northeastward at 35mph will move... more »
  • Gonzales' "Music in the Park" moved indoors

    April 12, 2015 2:32 PM

    GONZALES - The free concert, "Music in the Park," has been moved indoors due to the rainy weather Sunday. The concert will be inside the Gonzales Civic Center instead of at Jambalaya Park. The gig will feature music from The Boogies Men, a 9-piece dance band powered by... more »
  • Rain pushes LSU baseball game back

    April 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rainy skies forced LSU's baseball team to push back the start of their series against Auburn Friday night. LSU announced on Twitter they'd try to get underway at 9 p.m. CT Friday. Ground crews had the tarp out at Alex Box Field just before 6 p.m.... more »
  • Eachus: The vacuum clogged

    March 19, 2015 12:40 PM

    As you probably have noticed by now, I'm a stern guardian of the validated accuracy of meteorologists compared to many other professions. Congruently, I recognize that at times we miss a forecast, and when we do I believe it is necessary to admit that and explain why. Wednesday's forecast... more »
  • Trending wet

    March 9, 2015 6:16 AM

    We kept it mainly dry this weekend. Dry is not a word we'll use to describe the upcoming week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overall, Monday will not be AS wet as the next several days. Clouds and scattered showers are expected with a steadier batch in the... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Freezing rain, sleet to change to snow in north La.

    February 25, 2015 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Freezing rain, sleet and light snow are falling over much of north Louisiana and forecaster say the wintery mix will change to all snow. A winter storm warning remains in effect for all of north Louisiana until 6 p.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Travis Washington says... more »
  • Proteus, Orpheus times pushed up due to rain

    February 16, 2015 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Parade organizers and city officials pushed up the start of Monday night's Uptown parades in New Orleans due to the threat of rain. The city said Krewe of Proteus will roll at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m. and Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory for some

    January 9, 2015 6:10 AM

    Even beyond today's wintry precipitation threat, more chilly and cloudy days are ahead for Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As promised, a very tricky weather scenario has set up for your Friday. With morning temperatures at or above freezing as far north as... more »
  • Much (needed) rain

    December 19, 2014 6:21 AM

    As long as rain doesn't fall too heavily in a short period of time, a beneficial soaking is expected today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect periods of rain and thunder throughout your Friday. With a warm front to the south and ongoing rain, thermometers will really struggle... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • Tornado damage confirmed in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 17, 2014 7:59 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that storm damage overnight in Livingston Pairsh was caused by a tornado. A survey team confirmed damage found north of Livingston indicated an EF 1 tornado. This means winds gusted in the range of 85-110mph. The storms were caused by... more »
  • Weekend: begins freezing, ends soaking

    November 14, 2014 8:23 AM

    After slipping below the freezing mark for several hours on Friday Morning, the Baton Rouge area can expect a similar start to the weekend. For the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, low temperatures bottomed out at 29° around 6am Friday Morning. That was a record low for the date since... more »
  • Bored gauges

    November 6, 2014 8:50 AM

    Streak Over: A notable 22-day stretch of empty rain gauges in Baton Rouge ended on Wednesday as a trace of rain fell prior to midnight. While a few light showers fell October 29-30, amounts were very insignificant. Plus, where official records for the local area are kept at... more »
  • Stinky problem will cost $1 million to fix check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A busted sewer pipe is creating a stinky problem for drivers. The main sewer line along Burbank at Staring has collapsed in multiple places, blocking the water. The busted line carries rain water and sewage to the main pumping station on Gardere Lane. The blockage prohibits... more »
  • Wet weather for football fans

    August 29, 2014 8:23 AM

    Today: Friday will begin with sunshine and a warmup into the lower 90s before afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity is expected to be a bit more than Wednesday and Thursday with scattered coverage in the rain department. Tonight: The area will maintain humidity, cloud cover and spotty... more »
  • Heavy rain halts final round of PGA Championship

    August 10, 2014 2:16 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The final round of the PGA Championship has been halted because of heavy rain. Play was suspended at 12:53 p.m. EDT Sunday, with leader Rory McIlroy still more than two hours from teeing off. Workers brought out squeegees, trying furiously to push standing water off the course,... more »
  • PoPs and the population complication check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 29, 2014 10:00 AM

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... more »
  • Sherwood Forest residents want sewage fix now check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some Sherwood Forest residents are still dealing with sewage backups and can't flush their toilets whenever it rains. It's a problem residents have been dealing with for years. Sherwood Forest resident Julia Grau's toilet flushed today, but with rain in the forecast that may be short... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... more »
  • Central subdivision bracing for big rain weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    CENTRAL - People blame clogged drains and blocked culverts for flooding in Bridlewood subdivision Friday. The week ended like many others do when there is a significant rain event: flooded streets, sometimes feet deep. The water flooded yards, covered some lawn furniture and brought fish to the front... more »
  • Apartment flooding continues to trap residents check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2014 6:33 PM

    BAKER - A group of people in Baker have been dealing with flooding issues for more than a decade and say they get trapped in their apartment complex whenever there's heavy rain. The Bent Tree Manor Apartment Complex off Plank Road has poor drainage, and it makes getting in... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Wet Weekend Likely

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

    Beginning Friday, the Baton Rouge area will run a risk for heavy rainfall that is expected to carry through the weekend. A round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to track across the region between Friday Morning and Friday Afternoon. The initial line of storms could produce gusty winds,... more »
  • The June Tune

    July 2, 2014 11:26 AM

    Almost on cue, as the calendar flipped to July, so came the hottest air so far in 2014. The way June 2014 unfolded, the heat smarts a little, when typically we're accustomed to it this time of year. The first 90° high temperature of the year was recorded on... more »
  • Apartment flooding traps residents inside complex check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 5:12 PM

    BAKER - For a group of people who live in Baker, rain is proving to be much more than an inconvenience. It is actually blocking residents from leaving their home and trapping them inside an apartment complex on Plank Road. People living at the Bent Tree Manor Apartments said... more »
  • Slidell neighborhood dolphin dies

    June 18, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A dolphin that lived in a canal in a neighborhood north of Lake Pontchartrain has died, possibly because recent rains made the water too fresh for his health. Federal biologists said Tuesday that the male dolphin had open sores caused by living in fresh water on June... more »
  • Boaters cruise Amite River after opening check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    PORT VINCENT - This weekend boaters soaked up the sun on the Amite River days after it was shut down due to high water from heavy rains last week. Jay Randall bought a boat for his family the day Ascension Parish shut down inland waterways. "I was thinking... more »
  • Emergency order rescinded for Ascension Parish

    June 6, 2014 1:40 PM

    GONZALES - Parish leaders rescinded a state of emergency Friday that was issued after flooding in Ascension Parish last week. Parish President Tommy Martinez declared the state of emergency on May 30 after several days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in different areas of the parish, including Donaldsonville... more »
  • Flood victims still dealing with high water check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 31, 2014 4:49 PM

    ABEN - High water surrounds several Ascension Parish homes in the small community of Aben for the fourth-straight day. The water flooded the homes on Mount Bethel Road just days ago after more than ten inches of rain in the area. The water has gone down a few inches,... more »
  • High water still stands in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    ABEN - Residents in the small community of Aben just outside Donaldsonville are dealing with high water for a second-straight day. Thursday flood waters stood as high as the front step to many homes. Residents say water rose to nearly four inches inside their homes Wednesday after heavy rains.... more »
  • Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana

    May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

    Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana A large batch of thunderstorms brought more than a foot of rain to some portions of Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday Morning. As of 1pm Wednesday, radar estimations indicated rainfall totals in excess of 12" for areas in and around Lafayette along with rural... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    A ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire area. Widespread showers and thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning today and tomorrow. Persistent storms may produce ponding of water on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Flash flooding is also... more »
  • Rain and Thunder Today

    May 14, 2014 5:36 AM

    Expect widespread shower and thunderstorm activity primarily during the first half of your Wednesday. Some of the showers and thunderstorms could produce heavy downpours and gusty winds. Generally, 0.5" - 1.0" of additional liquid is anticipated area-wide, however the heftier showers could drop higher amount and cause some ponding of... more »
  • Bucket busters

    May 12, 2014 8:52 AM

    Crispy lawns, thirsty flowers and parched gardens got all the water they could handle over the last few days. Rain gauges returning a nearly 5" deficit for the year, almost returned to the annual norm in just a few hours on Friday. Showers and thunderstorms that began in the... more »
  • LSU baseball senior day rained out

    May 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Baseball won't get a chance to take the series from Alabama on Sunday. The game was officially canceled at around 4:45, according to LSU Baseball's twitter page, after a 3 hour and 45 minute rain delay. Sunday's game was scheduled to be senior day for... more »
  • Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 10, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sherwood Forest residents say Friday night's heavy rains caused raw sewage to back up into their homes. Johnny Squyers says he's battled overflowing toilets and brown water for decades at his home. "Oh the smell was horrible. We couldn't stay in the house, and most... more »
  • Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning

    May 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A flash flood watch will continue through Saturday morning after a storm system moved across the region Friday, dumping inches of rain on the area. Chief forecaster Pat Shingleton said it's a safe estimate that most places received two inches of rain. The rain system should... more »
  • LSU baseball game rained out, pushed to Saturday

    May 9, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Head LSU baseball coach Paul Manieri told News 2 Friday evening that the night's baseball game against Alabama was cancelled. Heavy rain forced the teams to cancel Friday night's game at Alex Box Stadium. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday. The first game will... more »
  • Bad timing by needed rain

    May 9, 2014 8:24 AM

    While many having been awaiting nature to "bring on the rain," it certainly could have chosen better timing to arrive in Southeastern Louisiana. Although, Mother's Day flowers certainly won't be going thirsty. From May 2 -8, no rainfall was recorded for the Baton Rouge metro area , or anywhere... more »
  • Capital City getting thirsty

    May 6, 2014 10:05 AM

    Lacking April showers bring thirsty May flowers. The fourth month of 2014 brought little action to Baton Rouge area rain buckets during its final fortnight. April 2014 checked in with 3.53" of liquid precipitation, nearly an inch below historical average. The statistic is hard to believe given that the... more »
  • Caught between two systems

    April 17, 2014 6:04 AM

    A cold front will approach from the northwest Thursday Afternoon. Meanwhile, an upper level trough and associated shortwave trough will kick up a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds have become southeasterly at about 5-10mph. As a result, local temperatures will have an opportunity to climb... more »
  • LSU-Florida baseball postponed; teams will double-dip Saturday

    March 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - With a steady downpour of rain expected throughout the night, the LSU and Florida baseball teams decided to postpone Friday's scheduled game and set up a doubleheader for Saturday instead. Game 1 will now start at noon on Saturday, while the second game will follow shortly... more »
  • Rainy Tuesday

    March 11, 2014 5:38 AM

    With low pressure chugging out of the Gulf of Mexico and across Southeastern Louisiana, we can expect a pretty good batch of showers today. Rain will fall steadiest and heaviest in the middle of the day. Since the storm is too our south, leaving us on the cooler, northern side... more »
  • Rain returns

    March 5, 2014 6:17 AM

    Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    March 4, 2014 6:19 AM

    The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through... more »
  • State offices closing in 22 parishes Wed.

    February 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in 22 Louisiana parishes will close on Feb. 12 due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would be closed, some for a second day: Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne,... more »
  • More rain to come

    February 11, 2014 5:34 AM

    Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before... more »
  • State offices in 19 parishes to close Feb. 11

    February 10, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State offices in more than a dozen Louisiana parishes will close Tuesday due to more rain, sleet and ice in the forecast. The Division of Administration said state offices in the following parishes would close Feb. 11 because of the hazardous forecast: Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo,... more »
  • Rainy stretch starts today

    February 10, 2014 5:47 AM

    The week will begin with a rather gray look. As you might expect, the arrival of clouds will also lead to scattered rain showers. Several batches are set to pass through the region this week, and the first bouts of rain will cross Southern Louisiana today. As our area begins... more »
  • Cold and raw

    February 6, 2014 5:46 AM

    A very tricky weather situation lies ahead today, particularly early. An upper level disturbance will quickly pass over the region today. This system is expected to conjure up enough moisture to produce some scattered pockets of precipitation today. Meanwhile, cloud cover and north-northeast winds are reinforcing cold air on an... more »
  • Improvements after a soaker

    February 5, 2014 6:32 AM

    Wacky behavior from our weather yesterday as heavy rains put a damper on the evening commute. The heaviest pocket of rain seemed to be centered on the northeast end of Baton Rouge. National Weather Service Mesonet observations displayed the highest amounts in Millersville and Baker with just under 2" during... more »
  • Heavy rain affects traffic, outages reported

    February 4, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy downpours moving through East Baton Rouge Parish are affecting some people's drive home, and knocked out power to thousands. The Department of Transportation and Development said at 5:40 p.m. that high water was blocking the right and center lanes of I-110 South at Capitol Access.... more »
  • Winter surprise: advisories extended

    January 23, 2014 1:30 PM

    The National Weather Service has extended winter weather advisories until 6pm Friday Evening. Locations under the advisory include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Iberville Parishes as well as Wilkinson County. Additionally, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangiphoa Parishes have been included along... 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 »
  • Soggy start to 2014

    January 1, 2014 5:44 AM

    A surface low pressure is scraping by the Louisiana coastline. This storm system has been the culprit for a few days of cloud cover and now some rain showers as we kick off 2014. Expect showers to become more numerous as the day progresses with a time of steady rain... more »
  • Clouds today, rain tomorrow

    December 27, 2013 5:46 AM

    Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our... more »
  • Sun and cloud mix with cool temperatures today

    December 11, 2013 7:19 AM

    This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
  • Becoming mostly sunny and staying cool today

    December 10, 2013 6:50 AM

    The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Get ready for a pretty cold night across... more »
  • WATCH: kids aren't scared by mother nature check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2013 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The rain did not scare people away from Halloween festivities in the area. Thunderstorms drenched streets and weather warnings spooked people before the witching hour approached. Some communities changed trick-or-treat times ahead of the weather, but most stuck with the plan for Thursday. Better weather... more »
  • Cold front brings changing weather today

    October 16, 2013 6:44 AM

    Though clouds and the first sign of rain are behind schedule, I still expect both to arrive today. A cold front remains well west of the area, barely into the northwest corner of Louisiana. As the day goes on, the cold front will drop to the southeast allowing moisture to... more »
  • Plaquemines downgrades evacuation orders

    October 5, 2013 11:36 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, LA - With Tropical Storm Karen dying down, Plaquemines Parish has downgraded their evacuation orders from mandatory to voluntary. The mandatory evacuation was put in place for only some parts of the parish. Officials recommend visitng www.plaqueminesparish.com to stay up-to-date with Tropical Storm Karen. UPDATE:... more »

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