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  • 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 »
  • Showers trending less active after today

    June 14, 2016 6:54 AM

    On these “scattered showers” days, some locations stay dry, some see multiple thunderstorms. Yesterday, the western half of the forecast area picked up precipitation while many eastern areas did not. Afternoon storm action will begin to lose its grip on the area with drier and warmer conditions by week’s end.... more »
  • Steam and storms continue

    June 13, 2016 6:34 AM

    No washouts, but plenty of showers and storms to dodge of late. That pattern will continue for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like your weekend, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up throughout the day—however, they do appear to be getting started... more »
  • Warm and humid with a few pulls possible

    June 10, 2016 6:45 AM

    The LSU Baseball Tarp Crew covered and uncovered Skip Bertman Field a remarkable 9 times (18 pulls) last weekend. With a more typical pattern taking shape this weekend with few showers and thunderstorms, the crew shouldn’t be quite as busy. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be... more »
  • Fewer showers, Tropical Storm Colin approaching Florida

    June 6, 2016 7:04 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is moving back to a more seasonable pattern—with heat, humidity and only ISOLATED afternoon thundershowers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For the beginning of a new week comes a new pattern. More early sunshine will allow high temperatures to make a run at... more »
  • Stormy days ahead, area to watch in the Gulf

    June 2, 2016 7:16 AM

    An unsettled pattern is expected to begin unfolding today and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will mark the transition into a more active pattern. High temperatures in the middle 80s should be achieved early before the development of showers and thunderstorms by the... more »
  • Moving to a more active pattern and the official hurricane season

    June 1, 2016 7:09 AM

    As the 2016 hurricane season “officially” begins today, two storm names are already in the books—Alex and Bonnie. Colin is up next. All is quiet for now, but it only takes one storm to make it a “bad” year. Our team is happy to prepare you for the season ahead,... more »
  • Getting back in the swing

    May 31, 2016 6:38 AM

    Weather will bring much more of the same over the next two days-- warm and humid with isolated thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, a fast warm up into the low 90s along with lots of humidity and early sunshine will give way to bubbling clouds... more »
  • Warm with increased humidity

    May 25, 2016 6:55 AM

    Rain shower development will remain limited, but not impossible, through the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A slightly better chance at pop-up showers will come this afternoon. Still, most locations are expected to stay dry. Highs will again peak in the upper 80s. Humidity will be... more »
  • Daylight reveals storm damage, is there more to come? Play Video

    May 20, 2016 7:21 AM

    Severe thunderstorms swept through the region Late Thursday and Early Friday taking down trees and cutting off power to thousands. For more on the impressive storm complex, known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), visit WBRZ Weather on Facebook . One final round of showers and thunderstorms may kick... more »
  • Rallying for no rain

    May 19, 2016 7:10 AM

    1pm UPDATE: Radar and model trends are showing faster speeds on an area of showers and thunderstorms to the west. If the current activity holds together, rain could impact the LSU Baseball game. High resolution models show rain arriving near game time, radar is estimating showers and thunderstorms not long... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • Approaching front, few showers late

    May 12, 2016 6:47 AM

    Rain chances will increase briefly before a dry forecast returns to the area in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will continue a similar weather pattern with a partly sunny afternoon allowing high temperatures to top out in the upper 80s. As a cold... more »
  • More rain and boomers begin new week

    May 2, 2016 7:00 AM

    One more day of unsettled weather is ahead before marked improvements arrive across the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More rain and thunderstorms will ring in the new week. Still, heavy rain remains a concern and the FLASH FLOOD WATCH is posted through... more »
  • Showers expected Saturday afternoon, throughout Sunday Play Video

    April 30, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some weekend plans may have to change with showers expected Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Showers are forecasted to begin around lunchtime Saturday and continue into the evening. The rain should eventually subside but will likely return Sunday with a chance for some thunderstorms.... more »
  • Friday dry, Saturday turns wet

    April 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    An afternoon more becoming of early summer is ahead for the final weekday in April. Meanwhile, outdoor weekend events will have to be mindful of widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: To wrap up the week, we’ll catch a break from the showers and... more »
  • On and off showers through afternoon

    April 28, 2016 7:21 AM

    While showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast, the risk for severe weather is much lower today, with action much more scattered in nature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will again be scattered on Thursday—especially during the first half of the day. No washout is... more »
  • Midday showers and storms, a few could be strong

    April 27, 2016 7:10 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has included much of the WBRZ Weather forecast area in a “slight risk” for severe storms on Wednesday. Gusty wind and hail are the main threats. Carry on with the day as usual; just keep your severe weather safety plan in mind and stay in touch... more »
  • Some sun and spotty showers

    April 26, 2016 7:05 AM

    The sun, pop-up showers and warm temperatures will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will play out similar to Monday in that partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s will give way to pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Little more than 20% measurable rain coverage in... more »
  • Better bet for showers

    April 21, 2016 7:10 AM

    A cold front moving into the region will allow more coverage in showers and thunderstorms across the forecast area before activity breaks off as the week ends. Wednesday brought the expected scattered showers and thunderstorms which were indeed limited to northern and western sections of the forecast area. ... more »
  • Front to approach the area tomorrow

    April 20, 2016 6:59 AM

    Over the next 48 hours a cold front will slowly cross the region, maintaining scattered shower and thunderstorm possibilities until it does. The most likely period for widespread rain will be Thursday Afternoon and Evening. Tuesday indeed brought scattered showers—though they were very light, not amounting to anything for... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

    April 14, 2016 7:21 AM

    After one more day with rain in the forecast, unsettled weather will finally slacken off. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another bout of scattered showers and thunderstorms—precipitation is not expected to be as heavy and widespread as Wednesday though. Most of the rain will be... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • After eight without, rain returns

    April 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After more than a week of brilliant sunshine, unsettled weather will kick off the new week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Monday, cloudy skies will give way to scattered showers and thunderstorms—especially during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours. An all-day event is not expected and a... more »
  • Sun early, a passing shower possible late

    April 6, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a cold front passes the region this evening, a clear and seasonable stretch of weather will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature once again approaching 80 degrees. A weak cold front will drop into... more »
  • Thunderstorms developing today, continuing through Friday

    March 30, 2016 7:11 AM

    Unsettled weather over the next three days will bring the possibility of severe weather and 2-4” of rain. Locations north of I-12 are at greatest risk for strong storms and heavy rain. Keep in mind though, weather doesn’t obey risk categories; numbers or colors on map, so please stay weather... more »
  • Cold front brings showers and thunderstorms today

    March 24, 2016 7:18 AM

    A quick moving storm system will end what has been a four day dry stretch for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will return showers and thunderstorms to the region today. It looks as though the action will come in the form... more »
  • Isolated strong storms, 1-2" rain by Saturday

    March 17, 2016 7:27 AM

    Precipitation location will be the most important factor in determining if the next few days present new flooding issues. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for your St. Patrick’s Day. While it won’t be a total washout, keep the umbrella close into the... more »
  • Mid-week begins a transitioning weather pattern

    March 16, 2016 6:47 AM

    Barring completely overcast skies, area thermometers will strive for the low 80s a fourth straight day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a spotty shower early, much of Wednesday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. A few breaks of sun should help temperatures again eclipse 80... more »
  • Several days of soaking ahead

    March 8, 2016 7:36 AM

    Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop as early as this afternoon. Most of the action should remain west of an Amite Count to St. Mary Parish line—not to rule out a shower elsewhere. The main point is that today’s activity will be more scattered in nature,... more »
  • Quick front, passing showers and storms

    March 1, 2016 6:41 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms return to the area this afternoon, followed by a break and another quick shot Thursday. Today and Tonight: Tuesday won’t be entirely overcast, but clouds should increase during the afternoon hours as a cold front approaches. Highs will make it into the upper 70s. Winds will... more »
  • Busy weather next three days

    February 22, 2016 6:59 AM

    From scattered showers, to severe storms, to falling temperatures the Baton Rouge area will experience an array of changing weather through Tuesday. Today and Tonight: The new week begins cloudy and rainy. Expect an overcast day with periods of rain across the region. Highs will be near 70... more »
  • Showers and storms through Monday Afternoon

    February 15, 2016 6:58 AM

    One or two strong thunderstorms are possible as a fast-moving system pushes through the area today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Unfortunately, your new week will begin unsettled, hopefully only on the weather front. Look for cloud cover, showers and a few thunderstorms from morning into... more »
  • Gusty storms a possibility for Tuesday evening

    February 2, 2016 7:06 AM

    A cold front will bring showers and potentially a few strong thunderstorms on Tuesday before much cooler air returns to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly cloudy and mild beginning to Tuesday is expected. With continued southerly winds of 10-15mph, temperatures will make... more »
  • Rain and falling temperatures

    January 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    The weather will be unsettled through midweek as temperatures begin to fall. Today and Tonight: Periods of rain and even a few thunderstorms can be expected today. With a cold front settling into the region, overcast skies will make a warmup beyond the low 60s very difficult. In... more »
  • Warmer to cooler with early week rain

    January 25, 2016 7:16 AM

    Another cold front is settling into the region. Expect returning rain showers through Tuesday with gradually falling temperatures. Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies can be expected for the beginning to your new week. Thanks to southerly winds of 10mph, the high temperature will be much milder—in the... more »
  • Showers return Wed., strong storms possible Thu.

    January 20, 2016 7:11 AM

    An unsettled pair of days will give way to another chill by the weekend. Today and Tonight: Temperatures will continue on a moderating trend despite the return of clouds and rain. Look for thermometers to reach the upper 60s on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies. We’ll call for... more »
  • Running into the weekend

    January 15, 2016 7:11 AM

    Those preparing for the Louisiana Marathon will find another year with cooperative weather for the various runs taking place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will make a gradual return into the afternoon hours. With that, high temperatures will climb into the upper 60s—with an isolated... more »
  • Several quick shots at rain over the next several days

    January 14, 2016 7:15 AM

    A series of weak storm systems will race through the region into next weak bringing scattered showers to the area as they do. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: By Thursday, skies will show thickening clouds with rain arriving through the afternoon from southwest to northeast. Highs... more »
  • Changing weather into the weekend

    January 8, 2016 7:08 AM

    After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness... more »
  • Grab the umbrellas, lose a layer

    January 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    Briefly milder and wetter weather will extend into the first half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A round of rain can be expected Thursday, with a clap of thunder possible also. Only an inch or so will fall around the region and severe... more »
  • Increasing clouds with showers on the way

    January 6, 2016 6:38 AM

    A couple of shots at rain are up on the forecast board through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will have a tendency to increase through today although sunshine is still expected, especially early. High temperatures make it into the lower 60s. Showers will... more »
  • Wednesday storms could produce damaging wind, a tornado

    December 23, 2015 9:22 AM

    The region is at risk for severe thunderstorms fed by an unseasonably warm, humid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any thunderstorms that develop on Wednesday could produce strong wind gusts or even a brief tornado. Be sure that family and friends traveling... more »
  • Showers Tuesday, severe storms possible Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 7:08 AM

    As temperatures warm, so too will instability and the threat for strong thunderstorms—especially Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will show mostly cloudy skies and bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Temperatures will remain sticky with highs in the low 70s. Overnight, more... more »
  • Bouts of rain and thunder, then much cooler

    December 16, 2015 7:06 AM

    A round of rain leads a cold front into the region which will bring much cooler air by week’s end. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds and rain are expected for your Wednesday. Pockets of rain will roll across the region from mid-morning into the evening... more »
  • Preview cool

    December 15, 2015 6:54 AM

    Relatively cooler temperatures will eventually give way to below average temperatures beyond some mid-week rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Warmer with more sunshine—that’s the call for your Tuesday before the pattern takes an unsettled mid-week shift. Expect highs in the low 70s with light easterly... more »
  • A day late and a degree lower

    December 2, 2015 6:58 AM

    While December started dreary and warmer than average, much cooler than average temperatures are anticipated over the next 48 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will begin to wrap up from west to east. Some clearing is anticipated as the day progresses—especially for locations northwest... more »
  • Showers prior to cooler temperatures

    December 1, 2015 7:15 AM

    Scattered showers will slowly push through South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi before thermometers fall back to numbers more becoming of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dreary weather is expected for Tuesday. Clouds will cover skies with off and on showers throughout the day. Rain will... more »
  • Rapid improvements

    November 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    The severe weather threat verified in some locations Tuesday Night with tornado warnings issued for parts of St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, as well as Amite County. Fortunately, they had been no reports of damage as of 6am Wednesday. As a cold front presses eastward, rain will end... more »
  • Monitoring a severe storms threat

    November 16, 2015 7:27 AM

    Humidity and showers will return Monday with heavy rain and strong storms possible by mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for a mostly cloudy day with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after the lunch hours. Onshore flow, southeast winds around 10mph, will return humidity to... more »
  • Make outdoor reservations, a weekend will finally be dry

    November 12, 2015 7:10 AM

    Showers and a cold front will exit the region leaving behind cooler, drier weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will wrap-up by mid-morning Thursday. However, clouds may linger into the afternoon as cooler air begins pushing into the region. Highs will struggle to reach... more »
  • Showers, cool temps. around the corner

    November 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    A cold front will whip through the area on Wednesday Night bringing a few showers then an extended stretch of cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, clouds and fog will be slow to break for mostly sunny afternoon skies. We’ll define the word seasonable Tuesday Afternoon... more »
  • Gauges get a break

    November 2, 2015 7:19 AM

    Weekend rainfall has put 2015 in record territory for several rainfall statistics. The 2015 version ended up as the wettest October on record with 15.13”. Remarkably, almost all of that fell in just 4 days at the end of the month. To this point in the year with 65.40”... more »
  • Moving day

    October 27, 2015 7:27 AM

    The storm system responsible for dreary weather over the last few days—essentially, the remnants of Hurricane Patricia—will be exiting Late Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering clouds and perhaps a spotty shower will be all skies produce today. A few breaks of sunshine are possible as well.... more »
  • Saturday shower, Sunday soaker

    October 23, 2015 7:19 AM

    Expect more clouds than sun and stars today with temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be similar to yesterday, with a mix of sun a clouds. You can expect more clouds than sun as humidity continues to build in the... more »
  • Clouds and a few showers

    September 29, 2015 6:55 AM

    The forecast hit a snag on Monday. 60% rain coverage was anticipated and virtually nothing fell. Only a light shower passed over East Baton Rouge Parish during the overnight hours. Another mostly gray day is expected around the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will... more »
  • More rain chances

    September 28, 2015 6:59 AM

    While a bit gloomy, a few more periods of rain will be beneficial to area plant-life. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will again bring scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mainly cloudy skies and a few patches of rain will amount to thermometers keeping in the middle 80s. Like... more »
  • Gloomy to sunny

    September 21, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    September 11, 2015 6:47 AM

    A popular call around the Capital City, we continue to forecast a cold front to cross the region on Saturday providing cooler and drier air for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: One more day of rainy weather is anticipated before the much... more »
  • Rain before a cool down

    September 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    Before an anticipated cold front crosses the region, a pair of stormy days will dampen the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and periods of rain and thunderstorms to hold thermometers in the mid 80s. On top of that, it will... more »
  • Cold front coming

    September 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    The normal summer pattern will break for a little while after today. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: By comparison, Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday—at least for the first half of the day. Expect a quick jump to steamy with highs topping out in the low 90s... more »
  • Summery (for now)

    September 8, 2015 6:59 AM

    Our typical summer pattern of late will turn stormy by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Another partly sunny and steamy day is ahead with highs topping out around 90. Isolated shower and storm action will offer some spots an afternoon cool down. Rain... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 7, 2015 6:57 AM

    Seasonable weather is expected for your Labor Day. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Like both weekend days, Labor Day Monday will be partly sunny and steamy with highs in the low 90s—as is typical for this time of year. By afternoon, a few showers and thunderstorms are expected... more »
  • A few for the taking

    September 3, 2015 7:08 AM

    Wednesday played out to be a difficult forecast. In the morning, we identified some dry low-level air that would make it difficult for showers and storms to develop, despite the presence of a pretty defined upper level disturbance. By noon, radar trends of northward moving showers justified raising rain chance.... more »
  • We think this is better

    August 12, 2015 7:09 AM

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

    August 11, 2015 7:11 AM

    After another fast warm-up into early afternoon, a weak front will bring an opportunity for rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Moring temperatures near 80 won’t have to go far to achieve our forecast high temperature in the mid 90s. Partial sunshine early... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • Steady temps, scarce pops

    July 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • DON'T feel the burn

    July 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    The forecast performed well again yesterday with 30% of the area collecting an afternoon shower. We anticipated most of the action to stay south of the interstates, and it did, except for one shower that came into Baton Rouge during the evening. Rain chances will dwindle as we get... more »
  • Nothing unexpected

    July 9, 2015 6:38 AM

    Forecast performance rebounded yesterday with precisely 20% of the WBRZ viewing area finding a shower-as was expected. As a fair-weather promoting high pressure system moves westward toward the region, Thursday will offer the best chance for a rain shower between now and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today... more »

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