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  • My Airy Cousin

    August 12, 2014 5:45 AM

    On Monday, a line of showers and thunderstorms passed through the Baton Rouge area with a photogenic phenomenon leading the way. While the parent trigger for the shower and thunderstorm activity was a cold front, what set up on the leading edge of evening precipitation is known as a... more »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... more »
  • Wet Weekend Likely

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

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

    July 14, 2014 5:38 AM

    Not unlike last week or the weekend, today will warm quickly with early sunshine before the hot, humid and unstable air bubbles into clouds that could pop out a few showers and thunderstorms from the lunch hour into the late afternoon. Top out temperatures will be in the lower 90s.... more »
  • Storms stick

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    A change to the running forecast-as shower and storm chances appear to remain elevated today. Look for a quick warm up today as sunshine will dominate early. Just enough cool air lingers aloft for clouds to bubble up and produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. As has been the case... more »
  • Thursday Thundershowers

    July 10, 2014 5:27 AM

    Thursday should be the final afternoon in the current stretch of active weather where many backyards pick up measurable rain. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, with partly sunny skies otherwise. Any storms will be capable of heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning. Still, enough warmth of the sun will... more »
  • Repeating afternoon storms

    July 9, 2014 5:30 AM

    Once again, showers and thunderstorms will be likely with more than 60% of the viewing area expected to receive measurable rain. In between showers, partly sunny skies will send thermometers into the lower 90s. Activity will diminish at night with partly cloudy skies and muggy lows in the mid... more »
  • Peaks and valleys

    July 8, 2014 11:12 AM

    Forecasters have announced to the point of redundancy that heat and humidity are two of the primary ingredients for shower and thunderstorm development. Living in South Louisiana, one must wonder then why it doesn't rain every single day from June through September. Beyond heat and humidity, there is an... more »
  • From the desk of Zeus

    June 27, 2014 9:32 AM

    Stats, strikes and safety--lightning safety awareness is wrapping up and the details discussed provide information that we can use to guard against one of nature's top killers. Still, myths surround the deadly electrical current and understanding the truth about lightning could be life-saving knowledge. Since 1951 the United States... more »
  • When thunder roars, go indoors

    June 26, 2014 9:38 AM

    Understanding the overall behavior of lightning, types of strikes and the history of people being struck provides guidelines as to what should and should not be done in a thunderstorm. No place outdoors is safe during a thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you... more »
  • Thunderstorms again

    June 26, 2014 6:16 AM

    Expect another day of relative cloudiness and thus thermometers will keep to the middle 80s. Still, like Wednesday, enough instability will be present to set off showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. Again, a few storms may contain downpours, gusty wind and frequent lightning. Tonight, activity will wane... more »
  • Storm damage closed Old Hammond Wednesday

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning and heavy downpours moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic headaches and widespread power outages. Old Hammond Highway, between Sherwood and Flannery, was closed early in the evening rush and remained closed late into the night because lanes were blocked by a downed... more »
  • Deadly currents

    June 25, 2014 10:23 AM

    Lightning is a deadly and unpredictable electrical current. However, realizing that there are many ways to be struck by lightning may help you make decisions in a thunderstorm that reduce your chances of being hit. Any type of strike can be deadly. If someone is hit, they should be given... more »
  • Fishing for trouble

    June 24, 2014 10:37 AM

    Louisiana is a "Sportsman's Paradise" and a place where people flock to the outdoors for all sorts of activities. With great summer fun in our hot and humid state, there exists a blend that can potentially turn deadly. Louisiana is bested by only Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for... more »
  • Sun and PM Storms

    June 24, 2014 6:07 AM

    A little more sunshine can be expected today versus yesterday. That added daytime warmth will lead to more scattered showers and storms popping during the afternoon hours. Like Sunday, some storms could produce heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Also, the added sun will generate a high in the low 90s... more »
  • Monday showers and storms

    June 23, 2014 7:20 AM

    Look for mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours. Any storms will be slow moving and could produce heavy downpours as well as frequent lightning. High temperatures will top out near 90°. The overnight low will make it into the low 70s... more »
  • Some storms

    June 13, 2014 5:46 AM

    The potential exists for a few strong thunderstorms today. Areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected for the final day of the week. Some of the storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours. Like Tuesday, an early round and a late round may cause erratic... more »
  • Warm before storms

    June 12, 2014 5:40 AM

    In between systems, another day of fair weather is ahead before the storm threat returns tonight and tomorrow. Your Thursday will end up dry with mostly sunny skies lending space to some increasing clouds late. Highs will likely eclipse the 90° plateau. Tonight will find increasing cloud coverage and... more »
  • Dark clouds and gusty winds

    June 10, 2014 1:28 PM

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

    June 10, 2014 5:51 AM

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

    June 9, 2014 9:54 AM

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

    June 2, 2014 8:45 AM

    Like the last several days, we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through the daylight hours. There is just over a 50% chance that any given point in the viewing are finds measurable rainfall. Like the preceding days though, it shouldn't rain steadily in one area all day; rather we'll... more »
  • Still scattered storms

    May 30, 2014 5:47 AM

    While scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast today, radar trends indicate that through the morning hours, the rain axis will slowly shift east of the Baton Rouge area. As a result, Baton Rouge and points to the west have been dropped from the FLASH FLOOD WATCH. This also... more »
  • Another round of storms

    May 29, 2014 6:30 AM

    A ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire area. Subsequent rounds of showers and storms could be heavy at times but are not expected to be as extreme and widespread as Wednesday's event. Look for more scattered showers and thunderstorms today which could... more »
  • Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana

    May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

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

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

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

    May 27, 2014 5:47 AM

    As the pattern transitions today, warm and humid conditions early will allow afternoon clouds to bubble into scattered showers and thunderstorms. Action will be most likely on a line from McComb to Baton Rouge and points to the northwest. Prior to any rainfall, highs should top out in the middle... more »
  • Day before change

    May 13, 2014 5:26 AM

    It will remain warm and very humid with highs in the upper 80s. Again, there will be enough instability for showers and storms to develop in the afternoon; however coverage today should be slightly lesser than Sunday and Monday. Areas that do not see a storm pop, could register the... more »
  • Bucket busters

    May 12, 2014 8:52 AM

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

    April 29, 2014 9:51 AM

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

    April 29, 2014 8:24 AM

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

    April 28, 2014 8:37 AM

    The setup: A deep upper level low continues to spin leeward of the Rocky Mountains. Smaller lobes of energy are rotating around this low and serving as driving mechanisms for areas of showers and thunderstorms from Texas all the way to the Ohio Valley. There is also a surface cold... more »
  • Damaging wind gusts, hail, heavy rain possible today

    April 14, 2014 8:38 AM

    Warm, sticky southerly winds of about 15mph are expected to persist into the afternoon. Thermometers will make the jaunt from a start in the 70s to the lower 80s. Mostly cloudy skies can be expected early with a few peeks of sunshine aiding the quick warm-up. Normally welcome, any glimpse... more »
  • One more round of showers

    April 8, 2014 6:34 AM

    Clouds will be more widespread than sunshine today. Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop over the mid-morning and afternoon hours. While showers and storms will likely remain below severe limits, a few could be on the strong side with some gusty winds and small hail-pea to marble... more »
  • Warmth to storms

    April 3, 2014 5:28 AM

    The warmest and most humid day of the week lies ahead with highs in the mid 80s and a continued humid southerly breeze of 10-15mph. Like Tuesday and Wednesday, while some peeks of sun are possible, the trend will be for skies to grow increasingly cloudy through the day. As... more »
  • Severe Storms Potential

    March 28, 2014 1:15 PM

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

    March 28, 2014 6:16 AM

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

    March 27, 2014 6:05 AM

    While a few breaks of sun may occur, skies will feature more clouds for much of the day. High temperatures will finally return to average, in the lower 70s, as southerly winds will transport milder air and moisture into the region. Speaking of those winds, once again they will be... more »
  • Late weekend storm threat

    March 1, 2014 2:46 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a large portion of Southern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, for a severe weather risk late Sunday into Monday. Warm and moist air is expected to continue lifting into the area from the Gulf of Mexcio through the day on Sunday. Meanwhile, a strong... more »
  • Unseasonably warm and humid

    February 19, 2014 6:39 AM

    Once the latest round of fog fades away, a little more blue sky than previous days should be revealed. With added radiation from the sun, thermometers will take a run at 80°. It may feel a little more like April than February out there as well because dew points will... more »
  • Mostly cloudy and warmer today

    December 13, 2013 6:48 AM

    Expect mostly cloudy skies today as the area of high pressure moves to the east of Louisiana. That will allow the winds to shift from the northeast to the southeast by the afternoon, and that will draw up warmer and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm not... more »
  • Cloudy and chilly with scattered showers today

    November 25, 2013 6:42 AM

    An area of low pressure is forming in the Western Gulf of Mexico and it will move toward far Southeast Louisiana. This will send some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over South Louisiana this afternoon along with cloudy skies. We will not warm up much with high temperatures struggling... more »
  • Cloudy and warmer with scattered showers today

    November 22, 2013 7:30 AM

    The clouds will stick around all day as a cold front moves into Louisiana. We will gradually see scattered showers developing throughout the afternoon hours. A few thunderstorms will also be possible. It will be warm and humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s. The cold front will... more »
  • Deadly storms sweep across Midwest

    November 18, 2013 7:46 AM

    WASHINGTON, Ill. - Storms that swept across the Midwest left at least six people dead and unleashed powerful winds that flattened neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois was struck the hardest by the unusually powerful late-season tornadoes Sunday. Washington, a town of 16,000 about 140 miles southwest... more »
  • Expect scattered showers and storms on this Halloween

    October 31, 2013 7:17 AM

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

    October 4, 2013 8:52 AM

    An area of high pressure is located east of Louisiana today, and that will keep east to southeast winds over us along with Tropical Storm Karen. This will give us partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Tonight is looking pretty... more »
  • Partly cloudy and warmer with isolated storms today

    October 3, 2013 6:48 AM

    You can expect a warm and humid afternoon as an area of high pressure sits to the east of Louisiana. There will be enough moisture in the atmosphere to help set off isolated showers and storms with the heating of the day. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms continue today

    October 2, 2013 8:04 AM

    An upper-level low is spinning over Northern Louisiana and Western Mississippi. This low will continue to draw up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and help to set off more scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain will be possible. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms continue today

    October 1, 2013 7:18 AM

    The stationary front remains stalled west of Baton Rouge, and now an upper-level low has formed along it. These two features will tap into the deep moisture over us and that will set off scattered showers and storms over Southeast Louisiana again today. Some of the rain will be heavy... more »
  • Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms today

    September 30, 2013 6:49 AM

    The cold front will remain stalled today, and a few disturbances will move along the front. This will allow us to have scattered showers with a few thunderstorms this afternoon. Some heavy rain is possible. High temperatures will be held down thanks to the rain as they only climb into... more »
  • Showers and some storms with heavy rain return today

    September 24, 2013 6:49 AM

    The combination of a warm front, a low in the Gulf, a trough and a cold front will impact the weather in Baton Rouge this afternoon. This will lead us to getting scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, and minor flash... more »
  • Sun and cloud mix and more humid with isolated showers today

    September 23, 2013 7:32 AM

    The cold front will turn into a warm front and it will start retreating back to the north this afternoon. This will increase the humidity, the clouds and give us isolated showers and thunderstorms with the daytime heating. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s. The warm front... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms return today

    September 20, 2013 8:52 AM

    A cold front is moving into Louisiana today and it will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Capital City. Some heavy rain will be possible. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s. The rain and storms will continue this evening and that will make for some... more »
  • Partly cloudy with scattered storms today

    September 19, 2013 6:51 AM

    Deeper tropical moisture continues to arrive today from the south. This is helping to set off the scattered showers and storms with the heating of the day with partly to mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s. Most of the rain will come to an... more »
  • Isolated showers and storms possible today

    September 18, 2013 6:48 AM

    The ridge of high pressure in the mid to upper-levels that has been sitting over us the last few days will move to the east of Louisiana. This will allow for some return flow, or southerly winds to come back over the state. These winds will start to usher in... more »
  • Hot with spotty showers and storms today

    September 10, 2013 7:06 AM

    We will have another hot afternoon as a ridge of high pressure builds toward Louisiana from the west. At the same time, a weak disturbance will move along the eastern-edge of the ridge, or right over Louisiana. Moisture will be increasing a little more today as well. This means we... more »
  • Partly cloudy and hot with more isolated storms today

    September 6, 2013 9:14 AM

    The pesky front that has been stalled north of Baton Rouge this week is still stuck south of the I-20 corridor. It will dissipate today, but it will help to set off isolated showers and storms again today with partly cloudy skies. It will be hot and humid with highs... more »
  • Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated storms again today

    September 5, 2013 6:47 AM

    The cold front continues to be stalled north of Baton Rouge or over Central/Southern Mississippi. This means we will have more of the same type of weather we've had for the last few days - partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated thunderstorms. Any storm could be strong with heavy... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers and storms again today

    September 4, 2013 6:26 AM

    Get ready for another hot and humid afternoon with more storms. The cold front is still located north of Baton Rouge, and it will slowly move south throughout the day. Once the temperatures get into the 90s, we will start to see isolated showers and storms popping up just like... more »
  • A cold front sets off isolated showers and storms today

    September 3, 2013 6:27 AM

    A cold front will slowly move southward toward Baton Rouge during this afternoon. This will help set off isolated showers and storms over us today. Some of the storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds. Otherwise, we will have a mix of sun and clouds when it... more »
  • Partly cloudy and hot with spotty showers on this Labor Day

    September 2, 2013 6:48 AM

    We will have a hot and more humid afternoon across the Baton Rouge area as the eastern edge of a ridge of high pressure moves closer to Louisiana. At the same time, another area of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will move to the east, and this will... more »
  • Mix of sun and clouds with scattered storms today

    August 23, 2013 8:18 AM

    A tropical wave/trough of low pressure will be slowly moving to the west across the Northern Gulf of Mexico today. As this wave approaches Louisiana it will interact with a sea breeze and they will set off scattered showers and storms over Baton Rouge. Otherwise, we will have a mix... more »
  • Hot with scattered thunderstorms again today

    August 22, 2013 6:46 AM

    It is going to be a hot and humid afternoon across Southeast Louisiana just like it should be for late-August. A tropical wave is located over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and that will be moving toward the Northern Gulf later today and tomorrow. We will be partly cloudy with... more »
  • Scattered to numerous showers and storms today

    August 21, 2013 6:47 AM

    Get ready for a soggy afternoon! Louisiana is sitting between to areas of high pressure. This causes a weakness to develop over us, and that leads to rain. Additionally, there is a weak area of upper-level low pressure associated with an easterly wave/tropical wave moving west across the Northern Gulf... more »
  • Partly cloudy and a bit less humid with a few showers today

    August 15, 2013 6:33 AM

    The cold front will stall along the Louisiana Coast this afternoon. It will be close enough to help set off a few showers and storms in Baton Rouge with partly cloudy skies. Some drier air will start to move into town today and that will help to make it feel... more »
  • Heavy rain and storms today with a cold front

    August 14, 2013 7:14 AM

    A cold front is slowly moving south into Louisiana along with a disturbance that is moving along it. Combine that with plenty of tropical moisture over Baton Rouge and daytime heating and that will give us scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to... more »
  • More scattered storms today

    August 13, 2013 6:53 AM

    You can expect another afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms. This is thanks to a stalled front located north of Louisiana plus daytime heating with all of the Gulf Moisture sitting over us. Any storm could be strong with gusty winds and have heavy rain. Otherwise, we will have a... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms return to Baton Rouge today

    August 9, 2013 6:52 AM

    We will see an increase in the amount of storms we receive today, and that will give us a break from the heat! This is thanks to an upper-level low and a tropical wave that are moving across the Gulf of Mexico. These systems will increase the amount of moisture... more »
  • More heat with another Heat Advisory today

    August 8, 2013 7:03 AM

    The ridge of high pressure that has been sitting over us the last few days will start to break down and moves to the west today. This will allow for some extra Gulf Moisture to stream up over Louisiana. That will help us to get a slightly better chance of... more »
  • A Heat Advisory in effect today

    August 6, 2013 6:50 AM

    Get ready for a scorcher this afternoon!! An area of high pressure remains over Texas and New Mexico. We are just on the eastern edge of it and that will help to keep us mainly dry. We will be partly cloudy with only spotty showers and storms popping up in... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers and storms today

    August 5, 2013 6:47 AM

    We will have a better chance of seeing some showers and thunderstorms today! The area of high pressure that was sitting over us all weekend has moved to the west, or over Texas. This will allow for some extra moisture to stream up from the Gulf over us, and that... more »
  • More heat with a slightly better chance for storms today

    August 1, 2013 6:55 AM

    The ridge of high pressure remains centered over Texas today, but we have a cold front drifting south toward Baton Rouge this afternoon. The front will not make it here, but it will be close enough to help set off isolated showers and thunderstorms with partly to mostly cloudy skies.... more »
  • Hot and humid with spotty storms today

    July 31, 2013 6:37 AM

    You can expect another sweltering day across town. A ridge of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. and stretches all the west into New Mexico. This is limiting the amount of storms that will pop-up with the heating of the day. We will have a mix of sun and... more »
  • Witnesses: lightning strikes house, causes fire

    July 26, 2013 9:02 PM

    CENTRAL- Eyewitnesses said lighting struck a house seconds before they saw smoke and eventually flames erupt from the roof Friday night. Multiple crews were dispatched to the fire on Lavender Drive off Sullivan. The fire was reported as a wave of thunderstorms moved across the region. More... more »
  • Hot with spotty showers and storms today

    July 25, 2013 6:46 AM

    You can expect another very hot and humid day with only spotty storms this afternoon. Some of the storms started this morning along the Coastal Parishes. This is all thanks to the northwest winds aloft keeping it pretty dry up there. We will be partly cloudy to a mix of... more »
  • More heat with some storms possible later today

    July 24, 2013 7:15 AM

    We will have another scorcher this afternoon as an area of high pressure sits over the Central Gulf of Mexico and another area of high pressure sits over the Rocky Mountain States. This is bringing in northwest winds aloft and that limits the amount of storms that will pop-up in... more »
  • Hotter with only spotty storms popping up today

    July 23, 2013 6:50 AM

    I am not expecting to see as many storms this afternoon compared to the last few days. This is thanks to an area of high pressure over the Gulf of Mexico that is moving to the west and another area of high pressure over the Western U.S. They are sending... more »
  • Rain helps firefighters make gains on Calif. blaze

    July 22, 2013 9:43 AM

    IDYLLWILD, Calif. - A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and threatened the mountain town of Idyllwild is sluggish after a thunderstorm. Lee Meyer of the U.S. Forest Service says the fire above Palm Springs didn't move overnight and crews are concentrating Monday on surrounding it on ridges thousands... more »
  • More scattered thunderstorms today

    July 22, 2013 7:13 AM

    You can expect another day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. A trough of low pressure is located north of Louisiana and when you combine that with a very unstable air mass over Baton Rouge that will lead to more storms today with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Some... more »
  • More heat with scattered thunderstorms today

    July 18, 2013 7:21 AM

    We will have a more active afternoon with showers and thunderstorms. This is thanks to a shortwave, or disturbance, moving across part of the Deep South and a TUTT Low (tropical upper tropospheric trough), or upper-level tropical low, in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Combine those features with daytime heating... more »
  • Hotter with isolated storms today

    July 17, 2013 6:30 AM

    Some drier air will move over Baton Rouge today as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will limit the amount of storms that will pop-up today. Therefore, it will be partly cloudy and hotter with only isolated showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in... more »
  • Heavy rain and thunderstorms likely today

    July 16, 2013 6:52 AM

    The upper-level low is moving from the Texas Panhandle into New Mexico today. It will continue to draw in deep tropical moisture over Baton Rouge today. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong... more »
  • Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms again today

    July 15, 2013 6:42 AM

    The wet weather pattern will continue this afternoon thanks to a retrograding upper-level low moving over Oklahoma and Texas. Under the low there will be plenty of rain and storms. Since Baton Rouge is located to the southeast of the center of the low, we will have plenty of southerly... more »
  • Residents clean up after storms cause damage in Baton Rouge

    July 14, 2013 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Residents in the Capital City spent the afternoon cleaning up after strong storms with straight line winds knocked down trees, power lines, and caused headaches for homeowners. The storms swept through the area around 2:30 this afternoon, causing problems off Sherwood Forest. At one complex, garage doors... more »
  • The cold front will set off isolated showers and storms today

    July 12, 2013 6:46 AM

    The cold front will move into Baton Rouge this afternoon and it will set off some isolated showers and storms. We will have less coverage of storms compared to yesterday. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures in the lower 90s. The storms will end... more »
  • A cold front brings us showers and storms today

    July 11, 2013 7:21 AM

    The cold front will slowly move toward town today. It will tap into the deep tropical moisture over us, and that will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms with mostly cloudy skies. Some of the storms could be strong with heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning. We will still be... more »
  • More heat with scattered storms today

    July 10, 2013 7:12 AM

    Look for another afternoon similar to the last few with plenty of heat and thunderstorms. Baton Rouge is sitting between to areas of high pressure - one over the Four Corners of the U.S. and another off the East Coast. This is allowing deep tropical moisture to come right up... more »
  • More scattered storms on this Monday

    July 8, 2013 6:41 AM

    You can expect another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Once again, not all of you will get the rain. This is coming from what is left of the tropical wave that moved across the Gulf this weekend and an upper-level low that stayed north of Louisiana. It... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms return today

    July 5, 2013 6:42 AM

    We will have a much greater chance of rain/storms today. This is due to the trough of low pressure, that stretches from the Gulf north into the Eastern U.S., moving to the west into Louisiana, and deep tropical moisture being streamed north into the state. We will have a mix... more »
  • Hot with isolated storms on this 4th of July

    July 4, 2013 6:53 AM

    We will have a pretty nice afternoon across the Capital City, but you will still need to keep an eye to the sky for some storms. The upper-level trough of low pressure will be pulling to the northwest and that will help to limit the amount of rain we get... more »
  • Scattered thunderstorms return today

    July 3, 2013 6:51 AM

    The weather is going to start to change today with slightly more humid air returning to the state as the East Coast Trough moves westward. This will also lead to the Baton Rouge getting scattered showers and storms this afternoon with partly cloudy skies. Some of the storms could be... more »
  • Wind calm at deadly Ariz. fire but storms a threat

    July 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Higher humidity overnight helped make conditions at a deadly Arizona fire a bit less volatile. But fire spokeswoman Karen Takai says the Yarnell Hill Fire is still zero percent contained, and thunderstorms that bring little rain and a lot of lightning are a major threat because of... more »

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