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  • Returning storms, identifying Harvey, seeing an eclipse Play Video

    August 18, 2017 6:47 AM

    With greater coverage of showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast, heat will once again be held to normal levels. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to ramp up again today. However, different from earlier this week, gusty winds will be possible in addition... more »
  • Time to make a trade Play Video

    August 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    Another active afternoon of showers and thunderstorms gave way to beautiful double rainbows and colorful sunsets in the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another round of showers and thunderstorms for your Wednesday. Like Tuesday, the showers and storms should take hold... more »
  • Scattered storms still in play, changes late week Play Video

    August 14, 2017 6:46 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast early this week, but activity may relax a little bit by Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring a better shot at showers and thunderstorms than Sunday. After a partly sunny and steamy start to... more »
  • Your regularly scheduled thunderstorms Play Video

    August 11, 2017 6:31 AM

    There is no need to cancel outdoor plans, but you should be ready to move inside at times as thunderstorms will be scattered about the forecast area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms to flare up by the middle of... more »
  • More midday soakers Play Video

    August 9, 2017 10:09 PM

    The unsettled weather will continue, but the focus for storm development is shifting. If you think it has been more rainy than usual this summer, check out these numbers . THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another soak to many spots as showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • Two names you may hear while dodging storms this weekend Play Video

    August 3, 2017 11:26 PM

    The forecast remains tricky and dependent on the positioning of a surface trough. As it goes, so too will go showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Meanwhile, the deep tropics are waking up and one or two storms may be named by the middle of next week. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Storms Saturday, lower humidity Sunday Play Video

    July 28, 2017 6:41 AM

    While a significant or long lasting drop in temperatures is not expected from a weekend cold front, lower humidity is always welcome. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a nice sunrise, Friday will be a repeat of Thursday with mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures. Highs will reach... more »
  • Storms mainly N.E. today, weekend cold front possible Play Video

    July 25, 2017 7:15 AM

    A much drier pattern will begin to emerge today and last through at least Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Considerably lower rain coverage is anticipated for Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will most likely be limited to areas north and east of Baton Rouge. Some locations in Southwest... more »
  • Locally heavy rain possible on another active day Play Video

    July 24, 2017 7:18 AM

    Look for one more day of widespread showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will bring mostly cloudy skies along with times of showers and thunderstorms—especially from late morning into late afternoon. Much of the action should stay north of the coastal parishes. Some of the... more »
  • Returning afternoon showers to limit weekend heat Play Video

    July 21, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday, Baton Rouge area thermometers stretched to 97 degrees, making it the highest high so far in 2017. As we pick up some of the hottest temperatures of this summer, heat illness can set in rapidly so be sure to hydrate. Also, when the sun is shining, burn times will... more »
  • Dry it out, heat it up Play Video

    July 19, 2017 6:40 AM

    It is actually possible that the next few days will offer more locations in the forecast area without rain than with rain! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A continued trend of fewer showers and thunderstorms is expected this afternoon. Rain coverage will be in the 30 percent range.... more »
  • Rain coverage trending lower through the week Play Video

    July 18, 2017 6:44 AM

    Monday’s rain coverage was a little beneath what was expected. Approximately 40 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area received measurable precipitation while the forecast was for 60 percent. This may be a signal that the upper levels are slowly warming and stabilizing—a trend expected this week and... more »
  • Increased afternoon action this weekend Play Video

    July 13, 2017 11:31 PM

    We don't want more rain, and we don't need more rain, but we're going to get plenty more rain. Running an 11.5 inch surplus on the year, the next few afternoons will be quite active thanks to some tropical moisture moving into the area. Because storms will be capable of... more »
  • Similar, predictable pattern changing this weekend

    July 11, 2017 6:47 AM

    While the summer pattern continues, some tropical moisture may throw a wrench into the forecast by this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will once again bring partly sunny skies and midday highs near 90 degrees. By the afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to... more »
  • I'll have the usual Play Video

    July 10, 2017 6:39 AM

    Our typical summertime pattern continues with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the low 90s, and low temperatures in the mid 70s. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will give way to more clouds as well as scattered showers and thunderstorms especially during... more »
  • Weekend boomers to affect some outdoor plans Play Video

    July 7, 2017 6:51 AM

    A more unsettled pattern will emerge this weekend with scattered showers and a few strong thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: High temperatures will climb into the low 90s by early afternoon Friday before cloud cover, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity will remain isolated as the week ends... more »
  • Rain coverage increasing, new tropical system Play Video

    July 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    A wetter pattern will begin to materialize through the end of the week and especially this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny before isolated showers develop by the afternoon hours. Isolated is the key word; not all locations in the 13 Parish, 3... more »
  • Slow transition to a wetter pattern Play Video

    July 5, 2017 6:44 AM

    With local rain coverage remaining low, heat and humidity will continue to be the dominant weather feature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With some early sun, thermometers will once again surge into the low 90s. High dew points, and therefore high humidity, will produce “feels-like” temperatures near 100... more »
  • Cindy moisture keeps weather active through weekend Play Video

    June 23, 2017 7:03 AM

    The remnants of Cindy will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms essentially through the weekend. With 1-3 inches of rain around the area since Tuesday, and 1-3 inches more possible through Monday, runoff will be manageable for local rivers and no flooding is expected. Coastal flooding issues should begin... more »
  • You've got 20 percent chances and 15 minutes Play Video

    June 16, 2017 7:04 AM

    Through the weekend, isolated showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out during the afternoons but heat and humidity will be the two dominant features. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another downturn in rain and thunderstorm coverage is expected for Friday. Skies will be partly sunny with a 20... more »
  • BLOG: tropical development possible, Omaha forecast changes Play Video

    June 15, 2017 7:11 AM

    A typical summer pattern will persist through the weekend, complete with heat indices and pop-up storms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures in the low 90s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon hours and high-resolution... more »
  • Showers becoming more isolated, two areas in the tropics Play Video

    June 14, 2017 6:51 AM

    The next few days should not bring as many showers and thunderstorms as Sunday and Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday should end up being a quieter day in terms of showers and thunderstorms and therefore high temperatures will climb a little higher and into the low... more »
  • Active seabreeze returns, Assumption flooding update Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:44 AM

    We're back into the wet pattern through most of the week, along with the summer-like humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another round of scattered thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s with humidity producing a heat index in the 90s when... more »
  • Ending a very wet unsettled stretch of weather Play Video

    June 6, 2017 6:57 AM

    At least a trace of rain has fallen in the Baton Rouge area every day since May 28. Tuesday will mark a tenth straight with precipitation, adding to 4.81 inches that has fallen over the long, unsettled stretch. Alas, one more day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a... more »
  • Two more umbrella days, changes mid-week

    June 5, 2017 7:11 AM

    Expect more showers and thunderstorms to continue today and into tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue with highs in the mid 80s. The earlier rain occurs in your location, the cooler the temperature will be. Expect more rain around the region today... more »
  • More rain will cause runoff, flooding issues to continue Play Video

    June 1, 2017 7:16 AM

    Due to another upper level disturbance, moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms affected the area Thursday morning. Rain amounts have been wide ranging over the last several days, but some localized totals upwards of 5 inches have occurred. In fact, just yesterday there were isolated pockets with over 2 inches... more »
  • Today brings one of many more rounds of rain Play Video

    May 31, 2017 6:59 AM

    Here are the key forecast points through the weekend: -Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will continue - Determining the timing will be difficult, but greatest rain chances will be during the day -No washouts are expected -Through the 7-Day Forecast, 2-4 inches of rain will fall... more »
  • Unsettled pattern to continue Play Video

    May 30, 2017 6:49 AM

    A stubborn stationary front will be draped across the state, spinning up showers and keeping skies cloudy over the next two days. Timing out the rounds of rain will be difficult, but scattered activity will develop every 8-12 hours as small waves of supporting energy swing by in the upper... more »
  • Heavy rain threat easing, pattern switch tomorrow Play Video

    May 23, 2017 7:08 AM

    The FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been canceled. However, one more round of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a quieter, drier and slightly cooler stretch of weather ends the week. While much of the area did receive rain on Monday, almost all of the 0.5 –... more »
  • Pop-up pattern transitioning into widespread showers Play Video

    May 19, 2017 7:09 AM

    The weekend will begin a fairly active period of showers and thunderstorms that will carry into early next week. Bigger changes to the precipitation pattern and temperatures are expected after that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again on Friday, high temperatures will make it into the upper... more »
  • One hurt after tornado overturns pickup on Old Hammond Highway Play Video

    May 12, 2017 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that there was an EF-1 tornado in the Sherwood Forest area Friday morning. The service reported that maximum wind speed estimated to be around 90 miles per hour, 30 yards wide, with a path length of about half a mile long. Paramedics... more »
  • Showers and storms flare up this afternoon Play Video

    April 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    There is a slightly better chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms today. Some changes come to the weekend forecast with a quicker arrival of rain and a sharper cool down behind the front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny and warm with high temperatures... more »
  • Lower chance of a rainbow Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:05 AM

    The pop-up showers and thunderstorms will continue decreasing in number through mid-week. Signs point to a nice cool down coming over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring less rain action than did Monday. Still, expect a partly sunny sky and thermometers... more »
  • Pop-up action continues today, changes to come Play Video

    April 17, 2017 7:15 AM

    Over the weekend, the forecast area saw a textbook “ pop-up showers and thunderstorms ” type of pattern. This week starts off similar with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies early with showers and thunderstorms flaring... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • Some, but not all, to receive showers today Play Video

    April 11, 2017 6:57 AM

    A weak cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Beyond that, rain chances will be minimal through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today, a weak cold front will move into the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Isolated storms followed by much cooler air Play Video

    April 4, 2017 7:26 AM

    Ahead of the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight and one or two storms could even turn strong. However, widespread severe weather and heavy rain are not expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be sunny and warm with high temperatures in the middle... more »
  • Storm worn state getting a break, will it last? Play Video

    April 3, 2017 7:19 AM

    More than 5 inches of rain fell in parts of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Livingston Parishes along with Southwest Mississippi. Runoff is going to cause area rivers to rise. As of 6:30am Monday, many were forecast to crest near flood stage. Only the Comite at Joor Road is... more »
  • Active pattern underway, more storms possible this week Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    Despite this weekend's cold front, we didn't feel much relief at all, because it retreated back to the north as a warm front. We continue with the warmth and the humidity through most of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring partly sunny skies.... more »
  • Gusty storms possible tonight, tomorrow Play Video

    March 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more clouds than sun with high temperatures still climbing into the low 80s. It will be breezy with southeast winds of 10-20mph... more »
  • Few showers locally, major storm in the northeast Play Video

    March 13, 2017 7:16 AM

    This week, believe it or not, will be slightly below average and sunny! For some, it will be a nice change of pace from the unseasonably warm winter. If you have plans to fly into the Northeastern United States Monday through Wednesday, check with your air carrier. Major delays... more »
  • Rain, thunderstorms may slow late day commute Play Video

    March 7, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area today, continuing unsettled weather. A brief break is then expected for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few showers early as high temperatures reach for the upper 70s. A cold front will approach... more »
  • Showers to start the week Play Video

    March 6, 2017 6:36 AM

    Expect more rain coverage today than yesterday, but intensity should remain relatively low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be dreary-- mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and highs in the mid 70s. The highest rain chances will come during the second half of the day. The... more »
  • Late day showers and storms to break warm stretch Play Video

    March 1, 2017 7:08 AM

    February and the winter of 2016-2017 are in the books and have set some records. It was the warmest February on record with an average temperature of 64.5 degrees. A normal average monthly temperature is 54.8 degrees. Winter saw 23 afternoons reach 80 degrees or warmer, ousting the previous high... more »
  • Rain expected for Friday Evening events Play Video

    February 17, 2017 7:02 AM

    Even with showers in the forecast tonight, a packed weekend of events couldn’t ask for a much better February forecast—especially when it comes to temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will increase quickly on Friday with temperatures making it into the upper 60s. Showers are expected to... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis, LSU Baseball may be dodging showers Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday Morning could be one of if not the last taste of wintry temperatures this season. On average, the last freeze occurs around Feb. 24. At this point, the last freeze registered in Baton Rouge was on January 8. Previously, the earliest, last freeze of the season came on January... more »
  • An evening date with rain and storms

    February 14, 2017 7:17 AM

    Strong storms are possible this evening prior to a cooler and quieter second half of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a dry beginning, clouds are expected to increase through Valentine’s Day and showers and thunderstorms may disrupt some plans later. As of now, timing brings... more »
  • UPDATE: strong storms possible Tuesday Morning

    February 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    The atmosphere has destabilized a bit more than expected, and it now appears possible that a few strong thunderstorms will be possible today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first half of your Tuesday will be unsettled. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through early afternoon. A few storms... more »
  • Phil's call on the ball? Or is Pierre's guess the best?

    February 2, 2017 7:06 AM

    We have made a significant change to the temperature forecast on the other side of a cold front moving through the region. A modest cool down now seems likely. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: As a weak cold front settles into the area, mainly cloudy skies are expected... more »
  • Showers possible for the late commute, cooler tomorrow

    January 25, 2017 6:49 AM

    After a front moves through the area today, a stretch of below normal temperatures is on the way. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: A cold front will enter the region on Wednesday. With this system, passing clouds and a few showers are anticipated but rain will not be... more »
  • Right back to the 70s, not for long

    January 24, 2017 6:37 AM

    Overall, a quiet stretch of weather is ahead but a temperature turnaround is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: More sunshine is expected for Tuesday with high temperatures warming quickly into the low 70s. Winds will shift southeast at 5-10mph. Overnight, some clouds will begin to... more »
  • Active weather expected Thursday, Saturday

    January 18, 2017 7:11 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is monitoring two threats for severe thunderstorms and the next shot at cooler temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another cloud filled sky is expected on Wednesday with a better shot at showers into the evening and overnight hours. High temperatures will chug into... more »
  • Staying warm, getting wetter

    January 16, 2017 6:50 AM

    Unseasonable warmth will continue this week with increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible today. Highs will be in the mid 70sd with south, southeast winds of 10-15mph. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with patchy... more »
  • Some may snag a shower today

    January 11, 2017 6:59 AM

    Above average temperatures will persist through the week with only slim shower chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring as good a chance as any this week of a rain shower. Mostly cloudy skies will continue with a few blips on radar possible into the afternoon... more »
  • Cold and rain return, may mix with sleet before ending

    January 5, 2017 7:27 AM

    The weather will turn around quickly on Thursday as clouds build and showers arrive later in the afternoon. Nasty weather is in store for Friday with rain showers, falling temperatures and perhaps a bit of sleet mixing in before the precipitation wraps up. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Naughty or nice, warm temps twice for the Christmas Weekend

    December 22, 2016 6:46 AM

    A warming trend is expected through the Christmas Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You might expect a few light showers during the morning hours as a weak cold front slides through the region. By afternoon, clouds will linger with just a few breaks of sunshine and high... more »
  • Strong front brings storm threat, much colder temps Play Video

    December 16, 2016 7:05 AM

    After a mild Saturday, there will be an overnight threat for damaging wind gusts followed by a 30 – 35 degree drop in temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, a warm front will lift through the region bringing milder air and increasing clouds. Expect a high... more »
  • Showery first half of the week

    December 12, 2016 6:59 AM

    A South Louisiana winter weather staple… thermostats have switched from heat to air conditioning in just 24 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Milder air is in place as a weak cold front has stalled in the region. Highs will make it into the mid 70s. Expect mainly... more »
  • Tricky forecast for an unsettled weekend

    December 1, 2016 7:21 AM

    Enjoy some sunshine over the next two days because, for the first time in a while, the Baton Rouge area faces a wet weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine throughout Thursday, light northerly winds will keep high temperatures a bit below average in the mid 60s.... more »
  • Storms exit, cooler and drier air arrive

    November 30, 2016 7:50 AM

    The local area dodged a big severe weather threat. The potential panned out just north of the WBRZ Weather forecast area with a swath of damage reports from Central Louisiana through Mississippi to North Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center filed 26 tornado reports yesterday afternoon and evening. ... more »
  • Two severe weather threats: today, tomorrow night

    November 28, 2016 7:13 AM

    A dynamic storm system will bring two threats for severe weather this week—today and tomorrow night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With highs returning to the upper 70s, expect increasing clouds today with a line of showers and thunderstorms pushing in later this afternoon. A few storms could... more »
  • Cold front brings showers to some holiday travelers

    November 23, 2016 7:11 AM

    Though a few showers are possible, major delays are not anticipated for the Thanksgiving travelers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies and a couple of showers to the area with perhaps an imbedded thunderstorm. A line of showers will be... more »
  • Trending warmer, turkey travel update

    November 22, 2016 7:06 AM

    Expect milder temperatures before some showers arrive for the busiest travel day of the year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be warmer with high temperatures getting into the mid 70s and light southeast winds. Sunshine early will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon... more »
  • Seasonable despite a passing cold front

    November 15, 2016 7:06 AM

    Today’s cold front will be tough to notice, but a second system this weekend will certainly get our attention. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will cross the area today with little more than some passing cloud cover. A spotty, light shower isn’t impossible, but... more »
  • Damp and gloomy with occasional rain

    November 8, 2016 6:50 AM

    Rain showers will continue to meander across the region through Election Day . An additional half inch of rain is possible by Wednesday Afternoon with slightly higher amounts southeast of Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Election Day, off-and-on showers and thunderstorms will continue. Grab the... more »
  • Grab an umbrella, showers expected through Election Day

    November 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Change has come to the Baton Rouge area. Increasing clouds overnight bring gloomy looking weather to the Red Stick today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be cloudy with showers. Beneath the gray deck, highs will stop in the mid 70s. Overnight brings the highest... more »
  • Changing temperatures possible next week

    September 23, 2016 6:58 AM

    The first weekend of fall will be warm and sticky with only isolated showers possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Summer weather keeps on rollin’ with Friday’s forecast. The afternoon will bring partly sunny skies with a high temperature in the low 90s. Humidity will be higher than... more »
  • Have a lightning plan, widespread storms through Saturday

    September 16, 2016 7:22 AM

    The forecast continues to feature showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. College football games and tailgates in the Baton Rouge area this weekend will likely contend with rain. Fortunately, rainfall amounts are only expected to be in the 2" range meaning that other than nusiance ponding water, flooding is not anticipated.... more »
  • 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 »
  • FORECAST: continued humidity, showers and thunderstorms

    September 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    A stalled front in Central Louisiana and Mississippi will tease the area with dry air, but ultimately stop short leaving humidity, showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Sunday, expect a fairly active afternoon in terms of showers and thunderstorms. After a midday... more »
  • Trending drier above and below

    September 7, 2016 6:46 AM

    Coming out of a more active shower and storm stretch, the end of the week will also feature slightly lower humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much drier weather is expected for Wednesday. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with only an isolated afternoon shower possible. Highs... more »
  • Rain chances back off after today

    September 6, 2016 7:09 AM

    The first full week of September will bring weather becoming of the season. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There will be a few showers today, but should be more scattered than the widespread action noticed on Labor Day. Highs will aim for 90 degrees. Overnight will be partly... more »
  • Invest 99L survives harsh trek, to be monitored in the Gulf

    August 26, 2016 7:55 PM

    As of 7pm Friday, Invest 99L remained an unorganized cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the Central Bahamas. This area of low pressure has survived the harshest conditions it will encounter and convection has increased through the day. However, upper level winds remain hostile for further development in the near... more »
  • Tropical Wave Invest 99L struggling Thursday Evening

    August 25, 2016 7:42 PM

    As of 7pm Thursday, Invest 99L remained a cluster of showers and thunderstorms with an unorganized center south of The Bahamas. A weakening trend has been noted through the day with a loss of tropical storm force winds and less shower and thunderstorm activity. After encountering some dry... more »
  • Heat and midday rumblers through the weekend

    August 5, 2016 6:28 AM

    Don't look for any weather surprises on this first weekend of August. Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms should be able to kick up on Friday. Scattered activity will develop around midday. About 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area can expect rain.... more »
  • Heat and showers minus the wrench

    August 4, 2016 7:06 AM

    On Wednesday, an intense morning thunderstorm over Lake Pontchartrain lingered in neighboring parishes and had a significant effect on the temperature forecast . For Thursday, the morning began much quieter meaning the weather should shape up as forecast. While the August steam and shower machine is in full force, there... more »
  • Heat up north, few storms down south

    August 2, 2016 7:04 AM

    Monday made it to 96 degrees with 30 percent of the forecast area receiving rain, as expected. Summer shower and storm development tends to be random and while geographical coverage can be forecast, location often cannot this time of year. On Monday, bad luck with the rain placement and timing—right... more »
  • New month, same stuff

    August 1, 2016 6:59 AM

    Here comes August... And plenty of August is expected this week. Each afternoon will warm to the low to mid 90s before a few locations gather pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Today and Tonight: Monday will find sun and steam early with high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Of... more »
  • Summer standards: heat, pop-up showers, tropical waves

    July 29, 2016 6:49 AM

    Wrapping up the final week of July, typical summer weather can be expected. Today and Tonight: Friday will offer more early sunshine and a quickly climbing temperature into the low 90s. Humidity won’t change. By the afternoon, clouds will bubble up with a few expected to produce a shower... more »
  • Hitting reset locally, watching a wave in the tropics

    July 28, 2016 6:48 AM

    Wednesday’s forecast verified nicely with approximately 80 percent of the viewing area picking up rain—primarily during the first half of the day as expected. Now for today, the pattern gets back to normal. Fewer locations will see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm which will be limited to the midday hours.... more »
  • Hit the brakes y'all, don't stall

    July 27, 2016 7:04 AM

    Rounds of showers and storms had area rain coverage around 80 percent yesterday, verifying the forecast. Rain fell heavily during the afternoon hours and street flooding was reported around the region. Pictures and video captured many drivers risking it, attempting to drive through ponded water and stalling out. Please note... 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 »
  • Heat before bubblers

    July 12, 2016 6:35 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms performed as expected on Monday with 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecasting area collecting rain from late morning to late afternoon. Most of that action occurred south of I-12 and that should again be the case today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Oh, hey July, there you are

    July 11, 2016 6:37 AM

    A little extra moisture gave us slightly better thunderstorm coverage yesterday and that will continue today. On any given day, not everyone will see rain, but about 40% of the forecast area will—which in turn brings temperatures down a touch. It won’t be a huge change, it will still be... more »
  • Showers to fight off some heat this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

    Thursday brought the third straight record maximum low temperature. As of Friday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a fourth consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 79 degrees. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will be partly sunny and... more »
  • Record warm mornings, high afternoon heat continue

    July 6, 2016 6:47 AM

    For the second straight morning, temperatures did not dip below 82 degrees. That makes two straight days with a record maximum low temperature, each of which have tied the warmest low temperature, for any date, in Baton Rouge history. The only way that could change today is if an afternoon... 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 »
  • Lower coverage in afternoon showers

    June 30, 2016 7:03 AM

    As the diurnal shower machine starts to fizzle, hotter and drier weather will be returning this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday, although forecast area rain coverage will be lower. Highs will squeak into the low... more »
  • Still steamy, more relief in store though

    June 28, 2016 6:57 AM

    Early heat and steam over the next few days will give way to returning showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front will tap into ample heat and humidity to spark off showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Coverage will be fairly robust, meaning that most... more »

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