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  • Tornado watch canceled

    October 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tornado watch for the area was canceled following an evening of powerful storms Monday. Earlier in the day, The National Weather Service issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday. A cold front advanced over the region, bringing a squall... more »
  • Strong storms possible Monday

    October 13, 2014 8:10 AM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire WBRZ viewing area under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Monday. The storm threat will be two-pronged. Thunderstorms are expected to develop as early as midday. From noon until 5pm, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Overnight: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    October 2, 2014 11:56 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for a portion of the WBRZ viewing area until 5am Friday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and... more »
  • Dark clouds and gusty winds

    June 10, 2014 1:28 PM

    Dark, ominous clouds enveloped Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi on Tuesday Morning. A line of heavy thunderstorms that developed ahead of a cold front in Western Louisiana blew into the region just after dawn. WBRZ viewers snapped numerous photos of the stormy sky featuring bubbling cloud bases and dark... more »
  • Some storms, possibly strong

    June 10, 2014 5:51 AM

    Just about all should find a period of measurable rain today. As a line of showers and storms is expected, this setup will be much different than two weeks ago when scattered activity persisted for multiple days. Still, little sunshine is expected today. The cloudiness and rain cooled air should... more »
  • Threat for storms Tuesday

    June 9, 2014 9:54 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has placed an area from the Gulf of Mexico to Kentucky under an increased risk for severe weather on Tuesday. The entire WBRZ viewing area is included in this risk area which highlights portions of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. A cold front is expected... more »
  • IN VIDEO: a wild week of weather

    May 5, 2014 12:24 PM

    April 27 - May 3 was arguably the wildest week of weather 2014 has seen thus far. From tornadoes to historic flooding, from the Midwest to the Northeast, few regions were spared from a multitude of hazards. But social media and modern technology meant cameras recorded while Mother Nature pushed... more »
  • The muzzled gun

    April 29, 2014 9:51 AM

    Destructive and deadly tornadoes ripped through parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee on Monday while Southeastern Louisiana experienced virtually no active weather. The quiet outcome occurred despite the fact that areas of the Bayou State actually had an atmosphere just as, if not more primed for strong thunderstorms than hard... more »
  • Second straight storm threat

    April 29, 2014 8:24 AM

    We'll need to pay close attention to the forecast once again before a cold front clears the region and the threat for severe storms subsides. The setup: The storm system that has been making headlines for the last several days with large, long-lived and deadly tornadoes will finally clear... more »
  • Red Cross responding following severe weather Play Video

    April 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The American Red Cross is helping out those in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's deadly tornadoes. A volunteer team from south Louisiana will depart on Tuesday for Arkansas to manage Red Cross health services. More than 200 people spent the night in shelters... more »
  • Killer tornado count nil

    April 24, 2014 10:06 AM

    The quiet 2014 tornado season thus far can be punctuated by one stat. No lives have been lost due to a tornado to date. According to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center's storm database , Americans are deeper into this year than any other since 1950 without mourning... more »
  • STUDY: Shifting landscapes trigger tornado touchdowns

    April 17, 2014 9:54 AM

    Researchers from Purdue University say it is time to examine land areas that transition from rough to smooth, wet to dry and sloped to flat. They believe regions of changing landscape could be the focal point for tornado touchdowns. After examining National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center tornado data... more »
  • Where do I go to avoid a tornado

    April 14, 2014 10:02 AM

    We're well into April now, statistically the most active month for tornadoes in the United States. Due to the ever evolving patterns in weather and climate, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center updates annual averages by utilizing data over the previous three years. April blows all other months off... 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 »
  • D.I.Y. Tornado Tracker

    March 31, 2014 11:23 AM

    On Thursday, wbrz.com/weather reported on the Month of March pacing out to be an historically slow month for tornadoes. Still true, the final tally for the month will place March 2014 in the top 10 in terms of least number of tornadoes. As of March 26, there had only been... more »
  • Severe Storms Potential

    March 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    A second round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to roll across Louisiana on Friday Night. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight the area for an increased risk of severe weather. The primary threats from the strongest storms will be large hail, damaging winds and heavy... more »
  • Muggy and stormy

    March 28, 2014 6:16 AM

    Today & Tonight: Round one of showers and storms, that occurred overnight, will settle down through the morning. While skies will remain mostly cloudy, a few peeks of sun, a muggy beginning to the day and a moisture-laden air mass will allow thermometers to jump into the upper 70s and... more »
  • Twisters left out in the cold

    March 27, 2014 9:45 AM

    A chilly, snowy winter in the east hasn't been all bad news. On the weather front, a pattern of biting cold and flying flakes has kept the opposite end of the spectrum quiet. Fortunately, severe weather reports have been down this month, and the tornado tally reflects that. With... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled for most

    October 31, 2013 12:49 PM

    The Tornado Watch has been canceled for the entire viewing area EXCEPT Tangipahoa Parish where it remains until 7:00 PM. Severe Weather Set-Up : A strong trough of low pressure will send a cold front toward Baton Rouge today from the west. We will be breezy, very warm and... more »
  • Expect scattered showers and storms on this Halloween

    October 31, 2013 7:17 AM

    A strong trough of low pressure will send a cold front into Louisiana and through Baton Rouge today. It will be very warm and humid ahead of the front and that will make the atmosphere unstable. This will also allow for scattered showers and storms to develop during the afternoon... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 AM

    May 10, 2013 4:03 AM

    SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 AM for all of the WBRZ Viewing area! Storms have developed over Texas and raced into Louisiana overnight. These storms have a history of being severe in Texas and Western Louisiana with large hail and damaging winds. That trend will... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 3 PM for the WBRZ viewing area

    April 11, 2013 8:11 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch until 3 PM for the WBRZ viewing area. Thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage through the morning and into the afternoon hours ahead of a strong cold front. These storms may rotate and could produce a few tornadoes. The storms... more »
  • Heavy rain with possible strong to severe thunderstorms today

    April 11, 2013 7:13 AM

    A slow-moving cold front is inching closer to Baton Rouge this morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forming ahead and along the front. Some of these storms could become strong to severe. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible. SPC has us in a Slight Risk for... more »
  • Earl K. Long no longer admitting severe patients into ER Play Video

    April 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital is turning people away in anticipation of its April 15 closure date. As of April 1, the hospital is no longer admitting patients with severe injuries who would have to be kept overnight. Those patients will be sent to other hospitals... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 8 PM for the WBRZ Viewing Area

    February 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Tornado Watch for all of the WBRZ Viewing area until 8 PM tonight. Thunderstorms are developing once again as a warm front moves up from the Louisiana Coast into Baton Rouge. These storms could become strong to severe with large hail,... more »
  • More severe weather expected today and this evening

    February 25, 2013 8:24 AM

    After a very active night with part 1 of severe weather, we start this Monday with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Otherwise, it is mostly cloudy and mild with temperatures in the 60s. A warm front will move northward from the Louisiana Coast through Baton Rouge and into... more »
  • Rain with some strong to severe storms possible today

    February 21, 2013 7:14 AM

    It is a pretty quiet Thursday Morning across the Capital City. We have mostly cloudy skies and it is a little breezy with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The weather will be going downhill by lunchtime today. A warm front will move up from the Gulf... more »
  • Severe weather threat has ended

    January 30, 2013 9:16 AM

    The cold front has pushed through town this morning, and the severe weather threat has ended. Some lingering showers will continue until midday for parts of Southeast Louisiana. The sky will start to clear and it will become partly cloudy this afternoon. Temperatures have fallen into the 50s and they... more »
  • Very warm today with strong to severe storms possible tonight

    January 29, 2013 6:59 AM

    We start this Tuesday with some very unseasonably warm temperatures in the mid 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Get ready for a very warm, humid and breeze afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. This is all in response to a strong cold front that will move through tonight. Ahead... more »
  • Tornado at Iberville Parish plant caught on tape Play Video

    January 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A tornado damaged an industrial chemical plant in Iberville Parish as severe weather moved through southern Louisiana this morning. Surveillance cameras at the SNF Flopam plant caught footage of the twister as it moved through the area near the plant. The plant was staffed as the... more »
  • Heavy rain with some severe weather possible today

    January 10, 2013 7:24 AM

    ...Tornado Watch Until 2 PM Today... ...Flash Flood Watch Through This Afternoon... A line of heavy rain and thunderstorms is moving through Baton Rouge this morning. Some severe weather will be possible too. Temperatures are in the upper 60s. The line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will slowly... more »
  • CDC says data shows worsening flu season

    January 7, 2013 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could be a bad flu season, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the data now confirm it. In the last week... more »
  • A PDS Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 PM for the WBRZ viewing area

    December 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a PDS Tornado Watch for the entire WBRZ Viewing area until 8 PM tonight. A PDS Tornado watch means that there is a higher risk for strong and long-track tornadoes across the watch area. Round 1 of the storms was really uneventful this... more »
  • Severe Weather Outbreak is possible today

    December 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    ...A Significant Severe Weather Outbreak is expected on this Christmas Day... Our analysis of the current weather around Baton Rouge shows that it is warm and becoming humid. A warm front has moved north of Baton Rouge this morning and it will continue to push northward into Mississippi. We... more »
  • Storm damage reported across the area

    December 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 has received many reports of storm damage in the capital region after severe weather moved through this morning. The entire WBRZ viewing area remained under a tornado watch until 11 a.m. today. Parish officials reported serious damage throughout Ascension Parish. The entire front... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms this afternoon and evening

    November 5, 2012 1:14 PM

    A strong disturbance and another cold front will move into Louisiana from the north this afternoon. They will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms through the evening. Some could be strong to severe at times with damaging winds and large hail. SPC has placed all of South Louisiana in a... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms expected today

    November 5, 2012 6:08 AM

    We start off this Monday Morning with partly cloudy skies and some patchy fog. It is cool with temperatures in the mid 50s. You may want to take that jacket with you and your umbrella too. A cold front is located along the Louisiana Coast, and a strong disturbance... more »
  • Scattered to numerous showers and storms this afternoon

    July 6, 2012 1:45 PM

    Get ready for a stormy afternoon across Southeast Louisiana. The area of high pressure that was over us earlier this week has moved to the west of Louisiana and now the eastern edge of it is on top of the state. This will allow for disturbances to move along that... more »
  • Hot with scattered storms popping up this afternoon

    July 5, 2012 1:30 PM

    More very hot temperatures are on tap this afternoon across the Baton Rouge area, but we will see some relief from from the heat with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to severe at times with heavy rain, gusty winds, hail and frequent lightning strikes.... more »
  • Hazy this morning with scattered storms this afternoon

    July 5, 2012 6:18 AM

    It is a calm start to this Thursday with partly cloudy skies, some patchy fog and haze. Temperatures are warm as they sit in the lower to mid 70s. We will have another round of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. This time we will see a little better coverage... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for much of the WBRZ Viewing area

    June 12, 2012 11:22 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes and Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. The watch is STILL in effect until 2:00 PM... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch continues until 2 PM

    June 12, 2012 10:05 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 2:00 PM. A watch means that severe weather is possible in the watch area. The large area of thunderstorms that were over North Louisiana and Central Mississippi early this morning is... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 2 PM

    June 12, 2012 7:09 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 2:00 PM. A watch means that severe weather is possible in the watch area. There is a large area of thunderstorms over North Louisiana and Central Mississippi that is heading to... more »
  • Some rain this morning with storms later today

    June 12, 2012 6:08 AM

    We have some lingering showers across Southeast Louisiana this morning from the disturbance that moved through overnight. It is warm, but not as humid as yesterday with temperatures in the 70s. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will move through later this morning and into the afternoon hours. These... more »
  • Lightning, winds cause damage as storms roll through

    May 31, 2012 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities reported power outages and minor damage this afternoon as severe weather moved through the area. Eldon Ledoux with the St. George Fire Protection District said around 2:30 p.m. a lightning strike caused a small attic fire in a home on Fort Sumpter Drive in the... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 6 PM

    May 31, 2012 10:56 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 6 PM for the following Parishes: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, St. Helena and St. Mary. Also Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Thunderstorms are developing all... more »
  • Muggy with morning with scattered storms this afternoon

    May 31, 2012 6:20 AM

    It is a warm and muggy Thursday Morning across the Baton Rouge area. We have partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the 70s. A cold front will be moving into Louisiana from the northwest today. This will tap into the hot and humid air mass that will be sitting... more »
  • Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 PM for South Mississippi Counties

    May 7, 2012 1:24 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM for Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties in South Mississippi. These Counties are part of the WBRZ Viewing area. The storms could contain quarter to half-dollar size hail along with winds 60 mph or greater. The storms... more »
  • Scattered storms expected this afternoon

    May 7, 2012 1:05 PM

    We will have scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. They are developing now and will continue all afternoon. The storms are coming from a sea breeze to the south, and a strengthening squall line in Mississippi. These storms could become strong to possibly severe. The main threat will... more »
  • Stocks tumble, worries over European debt

    April 23, 2012 3:23 PM

    NEW YORK - Worrying news out of Europe is sending stocks sharply lower at the close of trading. The Dutch government collapsed Monday, a day after French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost the first round of that country's presidential election. A new report showed that European government debt is piling... more »
  • Showers & storms arrive later this morning and last through the afternoon

    April 16, 2012 7:23 AM

    The morning commute is looking pretty good with partly cloudy skies. Some patchy fog is also possible. It is warm and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. A weakening cold front will move into the Baton Rouge today, and that will bring us numerous showers... more »
  • Warm with more strong to severe storms today

    April 3, 2012 6:04 AM

    This Tuesday starts out with some calmer weather. We have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid 60s. We will have another round of showers and thunderstorms popping up this afternoon, and some of them could be strong to severe. The atmosphere over Baton Rouge will... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM for all of WBRZ Viewing area

    April 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    A NEW Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 PM for ALL of the WBRZ viewing area. This is for the line of storms moving in from the west and the storms that pop-up ahead of it. Damaging winds & large hail along with heavy rain are expected.... more »
  • Severe Thunderstorms headed into Baton Rouge

    March 21, 2012 8:21 AM

    Severe thunderstorms are moving up from the southwest to the northeast at 45 mph into Baton Rouge right now! These storms are capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail and they could even produce a tornado. The NWS has a Severe Thunderstorm WARNING out for... more »
  • Severe Storms moving south of Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2012 12:30 PM

    The NWS has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parish until 12:45 PM. This same storm has prompted the NWS to issue another Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southern Iberville, SW Ascension and Assumption Parishes until 1:15 PM. This storm is moving to the Southeast... more »
  • A stormy morning

    March 12, 2012 6:38 AM

    It was a very active start to the day with some severe weather across the Baton Rouge area. Those storms have weakened, and we are left with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms for the rest of the morning. A few of these storms could become strong with gusty winds... more »
  • Reported tornado hits Ala. state prison

    March 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A state corrections official says a reported tornado in northern Alabama hit a state prison but there was no immediate word on damages or injuries. Corrections spokesman Brian Corbette said Friday a tornado hit the Limestone Correctional Facility, a prison in Limestone County. Another reported tornado destroyed several... more »
  • Severe Weather Outbreak expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning across the Southeast U.S.

    March 1, 2012 12:47 PM

    A severe weather outbreak is forecast to occur Friday Night through Saturday Morning across much of the Southeast U.S. The main area that will see this rough weather will be Northern Mississippi, Northern Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and into the Ohio River Valley. Damaging winds of 60 mph or greater along... more »
  • Severe Weather Update

    February 18, 2012 11:31 AM

    Here is the latest with the severe weather across the Baton Rouge area... ...Tornado Watch in effect until 3 PM... ...Multiple Severe Weather Warnings... ...Flash Flood Watch in effect until 6 PM for all of Southeast Louisiana... The severe squall line of thunderstorms has moved through the Metro... more »
  • Showers & storms likely this afternoon

    February 3, 2012 1:15 PM

    Showers and thunderstorms are expected to pop-up throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Some of the storms could become strong to severe with damaging winds, but the threat is low. Heavy rain will be possible with any storm that develops. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and warm with... more »
  • Spotty showers popping up around Baton Rouge

    February 3, 2012 7:49 AM

    Look for showers to pop-up around the Baton Rouge area through the rest of the morning. Some of them could develop into thunderstorms later today, and a few could contain heavy rain. A few of the storms could become strong to severe this afternoon with damaging winds. Details are in... more »
  • Deputies: Infant suffered severe burns in hot bath

    November 10, 2011 2:17 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - Lafourche Parish authorities say a Lockport woman has been arrested after an infant in her care suffered severe burns from being left unattended in a hot bath. Deputies were called to the woman's apartment Monday afternoon. The woman told deputies she was babysitting the infant... more »
  • Weather records, and Americans, battered by spring

    June 15, 2011 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - It was a spring to remember, as America was pummeled by tornadoes, floods, wildfire, snowmelt, thunderstorms and drought. Government weather researchers said Wednesday that, while similar extremes have occurred throughout modern American history, never before have they occurred in a single month, in this case April. ... more »
  • NOAA: Record 312 tornadoes in 24 hours last week

    May 2, 2011 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - Preliminary government estimates say there were more tornadoes in a single day last week than any other day in U.S. history. Government analysts said Monday there were 362 tornadoes during last week's outbreak, including a record-setting 312 in one 24-hour period. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »
  • Six dead from severe weather in Okla., Ark.

    April 15, 2011 9:50 AM

    TUSHKA, Okla. - Dawn is shedding light on the damage to a southeast Oklahoma town where two elderly sisters were killed when a tornado struck. Salvation Army Capt. Ric Swartz says the women killed by the twister in Tushka late Thursday were in their 70s. Their names have not... more »
  • Severe storms damage homes and businesses

    April 5, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines across the News 2 viewing area Monday night, leaving a lot of damage to clean up today. In a neighborhood near College Drive and South Foster some residents compared the fallout to Hurricane Gustav. "Within a matter of... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Central HS cancels activities due to weather

    April 4, 2011 4:51 PM

    MORGANZA - All after-school programs at Pointe Coupee Central High School have been canceled for this afternoon because of the possibility of severe weather. Principal Kathryn Price sent out an email this afternoon notifying people of the cancelations. "Our first priority is the safety of our students," said... more »

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