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  • Cold front leading us into spring Play Video

    March 19, 2018 7:20 AM

    Beyond a cold front on Monday afternoon, nice weather is expected to welcome the new season. Spring begins at approximately 11:15am Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A lot of fog and cloud cover will hang around through Monday morning. A cold front will move into the region... more »
  • Returning rain, warmer temps Play Video

    March 16, 2018 7:49 AM

    Unsettled weather has returned to the WBRZ Weather Forecast area. While showers are a possibility each day through Monday, no washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will push through the area on Friday—especially during the first half of the day. There is an... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, storms, changes tonight Play Video

    March 5, 2018 7:17 AM

    A warm front has passed through the area so conditions are a bit warmer and more humid than the weekend, but it will not last. A cold front will come through overnight into Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be warm and a bit sticky with... more »
  • Changing calendars, changing weather

    March 1, 2018 7:10 AM

    Befitting of the calendar change, a weather pattern swap will occur on this first day of March. Behind showers, out go above average temperatures and in comes sunshine and seasonable temps. Looking back at February 2018, it was the warmest on record. With a monthly average temperature of 65... more »
  • Returning front, returning humidity, returning a shower Play Video

    February 27, 2018 7:18 AM

    Another two days of unseasonable warmth are ahead. The next cold front will pass by on Thursday bringing an extended period of dry and more seasonable weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will bring a return of the stickies with high temperatures climbing into the mid... more »
  • Warm temperature records continue to fall Play Video

    February 22, 2018 7:29 AM

    More warm temperature records are positioned to fall. There have been three straight record high temperatures and record high, low temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain chances will be lower on Thursday as a warm front lifts northward and away from the area. Only an isolated shower... more »
  • Strong cold front lurks to the northwest Play Video

    February 21, 2018 6:49 AM

    A cold front crawling into the region will activate showers and thunderstorms for the middle of the week. Heavier and stronger storms should stay north and west of the Baton Rouge area. A significant difference in temperatures is noted across the boundary with 70s in northwest Louisiana and 30s across... more »
  • More 80s, scattered showers and storms Wed. and Thu. Play Video

    February 20, 2018 6:58 AM

    The spring-like weather will continue. More organized showers come into the forecast for the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday may bring a few more clouds than Monday but the warmth is expected to continue. Highs should have no problem making it into the... more »
  • Little open sky on opening weekend Play Video

    February 16, 2018 6:37 AM

    A spring-like weather pattern will continue with warm temperatures, some mugginess, some fog and occasional showers. Unlike the last two weekends, widespread and heavy rain is not expected though. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front approaches the region, isolated showers will be possible on Friday.... more »
  • Clouds and showers, trending much warmer Play Video

    February 13, 2018 7:06 AM

    Isolated showers will remain in the forecast, but no washouts are expected. If you are hoping for a warmup, check out the Thursday forecast! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Cloud cover will continue to blanket the region on Mardi Gras with isolated showers possible, especially during the afternoon... more »
  • Still gloomy, but not as much rain Play Video

    February 12, 2018 7:20 AM

    Clouds and spotty showers remain possible through mid-week. After a chilly Monday, temperatures will climb well above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Stubborn clouds remain with us alongside a few isolated showers. There will not be nearly as much rain as what we experienced over the weekend.... more »
  • Rainin' on your parade? Play Video

    February 9, 2018 7:04 AM

    An extended unsettled weather pattern will kick into gear on Friday. Periods of rain may affect many of the Mardi Gras events scheduled for the weekend in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overcast skies will overtake the region with isolated showers possible... more »
  • Showers, thunderstorms and quickly falling temperatures Play Video

    February 7, 2018 6:49 AM

    Another cold front will drag across the area on Wednesday. Behind this system, a short period of dry weather is in store before rain returns by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gloomy day is ahead. With a cold front slowly pushing south, a line of... more »
  • Scattered showers, thunder through Wednesday Play Video

    February 6, 2018 6:51 AM

    The parade of cold fronts will continue. For this week, expect active weather Tuesday into Wednesday and again for the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be the warmest afternoon of the week despite mainly cloudy skies. Highs will be near 72 degrees with southeast... more »
  • Another active week of weather ahead Play Video

    February 5, 2018 7:21 AM

    The weather pattern flip-flops back and forth this week with days of sun, then rain, then sun, then rain. Temperatures stay relatively seasonable for the most part. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly sunny early with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will return late.... more »
  • Carnival season in full swing, so too is an active weather pattern Play Video

    February 2, 2018 6:48 AM

    The quiet weather will last all of 24 hours as rain returns this weekend. That will come due to the second in a series of three cold fronts in a week’s time. Meanwhile, Punxsutawney Phil has prognosticated more winter. Read about that prediction, and what our weather team has to... more »
  • Several cold fronts on the way Play Video

    February 1, 2018 6:46 AM

    Another cold front will bring showers to the area tonight. Temperatures will be cooler on the other side of the front. Returning rain then may challenge some carnival season events. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: How about some 70s? It may not look pretty with mainly cloudy skies,... more »
  • Rain expected on Saturday Play Video

    January 26, 2018 7:11 AM

    A round of unsettled weather is on tap before another sunny and seasonable stretch. Unfortunately, the rain could affect some weekend plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: An increase in clouds is expected on Friday in advance of the next storm system. An isolated shower is possible, especially... more »
  • Pipe unwrapping time after a weekend thaw Play Video

    January 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    After a seventh straight freeze on Saturday morning, southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi temperatures will begin to moderate. No additional major cold air outbreaks are seen in the 7-Day forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This frigid week will conclude with another afternoon of with highs in the... more »
  • Few showers today, pattern switch to wet and unsettled Play Video

    December 15, 2017 7:10 AM

    Fairly quiet weather will ensue before the pattern acts up on Sunday. A couple of rainy spells will be possible over the next 10 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A few showers will remain possible for the southern half of the forecast area, especially near the coast,... more »
  • Increased clouds now, increased rain chances this weekend Play Video

    December 14, 2017 7:00 AM

    Milder temperatures on Thursday will give way to another cool down on Friday. In two parts of the forecast, rain chances are increasing. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Increased cloudiness can be expected on what will otherwise be a quiet day. Temperatures will warm a bit more than... more »
  • Frosty temperatures, weekend showers and a look ahead Play Video

    December 12, 2017 6:35 AM

    A cold moving through the region today will send temperatures close to freezing again tonight. Yet another front is expected Friday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a little cooler than yesterday. While sunshine will remain, a shift in winds to the northwest behind a... more »
  • Showers and hurricane season ending, big chill around the corner Play Video

    November 30, 2017 6:49 AM

    The chance for rain will end by Thursday afternoon followed by a sunny and seasonable weekend. The long-range forecast is beginning to look quite interesting with the possibility of rain and much colder temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Isolated showers and patchy fog will be possible early... more »
  • Showers may stop a top-10er, chill around the corner Play Video

    November 29, 2017 6:50 AM

    A weak, slow-moving storm system will bring isolated showers to the region on Wednesday and Thursday. This system will bring the area a slim shot at some light rain, which has been scarce this autumn. If 0.2 inches of rain does not fall before Friday, this fall will go down... more »
  • Showers and cold turkey

    November 21, 2017 7:10 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will warm up slightly into Tuesday; however, another front will bring a few showers and then reinforce the cold air mass soon after. A considerable chill will be in the air for Thanksgiving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, temperatures will climb a... more »
  • Saturday showers, pattern switch into Thanksgiving week Play Video

    November 17, 2017 6:51 AM

    A cold front will jolt thermometers back below average by Sunday. While a freeze does not seem to be upon us yet, the first 32-degree low of the fall has historically been met in the third or fourth week of November. Continue to check in as we update the tumbling... more »
  • Grab the umbrella, layers to add Play Video

    November 8, 2017 6:52 AM

    A cold front will move into the region on Wednesday. Cooler air will arrive in by Thursday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will move very slowly across the WBRZ Weather Forecast Area on Wednesday, causing rather gloomy conditions. Skies will be overcast with scattered... more »
  • Mild start to the week, cold front on the way Play Video

    November 6, 2017 6:59 AM

    Morning fog and afternoon warmth continue through Tuesday. A cold front will bring showers and cooler temperatures for the middle and end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will begin with partly sunny skies and an afternoon high temperature in the low to... more »
  • Wednesdays bust, umbrellas no longer a must

    November 2, 2017 7:00 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms remain possible through Friday. Don’t go canceling plans though as activity will be scarce. Yikes. Wednesday’s forecast did not play out as expected. The forecast called for “scattered” activity mainly north of Baton Rouge and I-10. Measurable rain was anticipated for 40 percent of... more »
  • No washouts expected but umbrellas will be needed Play Video

    November 1, 2017 6:48 AM

    While no washouts are expected in the days ahead, a few bouts of showers and thunderstorms could inconvenience some after school activities and drive times. Thermometers will start to climb above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will begin a gloomier pattern in the... more »
  • Weather to provide a great evening for trick-or-treating Play Video

    October 31, 2017 6:42 AM

    After a dry Halloween, rain will return to the forecast for the rest of the week. Milder temperatures are on the way as well. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Halloween will bring mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures. Expect high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s with... more »
  • Bad timing on showers, then a chill Play Video

    October 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    After a brief warm-up, showers and thunderstorms will lead a cold front into the area Friday night. The coldest air so far this season will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More sunshine is expected for Thursday as high temperatures moderate a bit, getting into the upper 70s.... more »
  • Cool temperatures today, 30s possible this weekend Play Video

    October 25, 2017 6:50 AM

    Chilly mornings and sunny afternoons will lead the local weather into Friday. Then another cold front returns the chance of showers and ushers in the coldest air so far this fall. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be the coolest afternoon of the week with highs struggling... more »
  • Cold front coming, cooler air is not Play Video

    October 10, 2017 6:58 AM

    A weak cold front will slide across the area Tuesday into Wednesday. Little change in temperatures is expected, although humidity may come down a bit. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring another chance of showers and thunderstorms, as a cold front moves into the region. Measurable... more »
  • Track shifts west, Louisiana could feel impact from Nate Play Video

    October 5, 2017 7:52 AM

    Overnight, there has been a considerable westward shift in the forecast track of Tropical Storm Nate and there is an increasing chance of direct impact to Louisiana. With quiet weather expected over the next two days, take an opportunity to sure up hurricane preparedness plans in the event action will... more »
  • Trending calm short term, more active long term Play Video

    October 3, 2017 7:07 AM

    While heavier rain occurred in the New Orleans area, only 0.06 inches of rain was measured at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on Monday—little help for the recent dry spell. Rain chances will scale back Tuesday and disappear Wednesday. Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, showers and... more »
  • After dry September, rain on the way Monday Play Video

    October 2, 2017 7:12 AM

    The area will be a little wet early this week, which may be a good thing for some area lawns and gardens. Barely any rain fell in September, making it the driest on record at Metro Airport (since 1930) and the second driest ever recorded in Baton Rouge (since 1892).... more »
  • Front coming, major changes are not Play Video

    September 27, 2017 6:48 AM

    Two more warm, almost hot, days can be expected before a cold front changes the air mass by Friday. Rain chances will stay slim. Did you sense a cooler than average summer? How about a wetter than average summer? One may have led to the other! Read more about that,... more »
  • Baton Rouge: wet summer kept 95ers in check Play Video

    September 25, 2017 12:22 PM

    It has always been hot and humid along the Gulf Coast during the summer season. In 2017 though, heat may have been kept from getting excessive, by an uptick in rainy days and total precipitation. Not saying it was cool, but summer 2017 could have been hotter... more »
  • First full week of fall feels like summer Play Video

    September 25, 2017 6:58 AM

    The first full week of fall begins today, but it still does not feel like it. By this weekend though, look for a cold front to change that. Today and Tonight: Area thermometers will stretch for 90 degrees on today with humidity remaining in place. A few showers and... more »
  • Average Sept. weekend, Lee and Maria may join Jose in the tropics Play Video

    September 15, 2017 6:48 AM

    Through Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area has gone nine days without rain, continuing a deficit for the month of September. There is no cause for alarm on this, dry stretches are normal during the fall months and gauges are still running a surplus of approximately one foot for the year.... more »
  • Harvey out, Irma in, watching the Gulf (again) and a cold front Play Video

    August 31, 2017 7:07 AM

    Harvey is finally moving away from the Gulf Coast. While a few showers connected to Harvey may occur through Thursday, little to no noteworthy consequence is expected. Only the Amite River at Maurepas and the Tangipahoa River at Robert will make it into minor flood stage, all other gauged locations... more »
  • Harvey makes third landfall in Louisiana, tropical showers and wind expected today Play Video

    August 30, 2017 6:26 AM

    The third and final landfall of Harvey occurred around 4am near Cameron, Louisiana. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is posted from Grand Isle, La. to High Island, Tx, including Assumption and St. Mary Parish, as heavy rain and winds up to 45mph are possible. A STORM SURGE warning is posted from... more »
  • Harvey drifting into western Gulf, wet week ahead Play Video

    August 28, 2017 7:06 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through most of the week. While the extreme flooding ongoing in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana is not likely locally, some issues could still develop. A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect through Wednesday for parishes west of the Mississippi River,... more »
  • Returning storms, looking ahead to a tropical rain threat Play Video

    August 22, 2017 7:18 AM

    An increase of afternoon showers and thunderstorms is again expected for the coming days. Even bigger changes are in store for area weather beginning this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be partly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures near 92 degrees. By afternoon, a... more »
  • 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 »

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