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  • Several tornadoes hit Central Texas

    February 20, 2017 8:48 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin. No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and early Monday.... more »
  • Feds: At least 6 tornadoes cause damage southwest of Houston

    February 14, 2017 9:18 PM

    DALLAS - Residents of a coastal area southwest of Houston are cleaning up debris after severe storms, including at least six tornadoes, swept through the area. At least six people were injured in Van Vleck, about 70 miles southwest of Houston, by a weak tornado rated by a federal survey... 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 »
  • The date could be a little rocky Play Video

    February 13, 2017 7:20 AM

    A weak front passed through last night and it has knocked our temperatures down a peg, but still not to seasonable levels. The risk for strong thunderstorms returns Tuesday Night. The format this time should be a little different than last week’s tornado outbreak—with a line or cluster of storms... more »
  • Donaldsonville residents say prayers saved their lives during tornado Play Video

    February 7, 2017 6:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Residents in Donaldsonville are thankful to be alive following severe storms and tornadoes on Tuesday. One resident, Clark Richard, told WBRZ that he was trapped inside of his home when the tornado touched down in the area. Richard got emotional while talking to WBRZ reporter Natalia Verdina.... more »
  • WATCH: Gov. Edwards travels to N.O. to tour damage, gives updates following severe weather

    February 7, 2017 3:30 PM

    WATCH: Tour of tornado damage NEW ORLEANS – Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to New Orleans to tour tornado damaged areas following Tuesday's severe weather that impacted several parishes throughout Southeast Louisiana. Edwards held a press conference with New Orleans elected officials to provide an update. Edwards... more »
  • VIDEO: Tuesday twisters wreak havoc on the region Play Video

    February 7, 2017 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Seven tornadoes were reported in six Louisiana parishes as severe weather blasted the area Tuesday morning. Reports of tornadoes and injuries started before lunch in Ascension and Livingston Parish. By the afternoon, the skies cleared, the sun baked the wet ground and people came to realize... more »
  • UPDATE: strong storms possible Tuesday Morning

    February 7, 2017 6:56 AM

    The atmosphere has destabilized a bit more than expected, and it now appears possible that a few strong thunderstorms will be possible today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first half of your Tuesday will be unsettled. Showers and thunderstorms are expected through early afternoon. A few storms... more »
  • Death toll from Southeast tornadoes, storms rises to 21

    January 27, 2017 8:38 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - The death toll from a weekend outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Southeast has increased to at least 21. A 77-year-old woman in southwest Georgia died from storm-related injuries Thursday night at a hospital. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told The Associated Press on Friday... more »
  • Death toll from Southeast tornadoes, storms rises to 21

    January 27, 2017 1:51 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - The death toll from a weekend outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Southeast has increased to at least 21. A 77-year-old woman in southwest Georgia died from storm-related injuries Thursday night at a hospital. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told The Associated Press on Friday... more »
  • Georgia's insurance commissioner estimates $100M in damage

    January 24, 2017 9:31 PM

    ADEL, Ga. - Georgia's insurance commissioner says the weekend's deadly storms wreaked at least $100 million worth of damage on the state. Ralph Hudgens tells WXIA-TV that the southwest Georgia city of Albany and associated Dougherty County suffered $40 million in damage. Hudgens says damage estimates are likely to rise... more »
  • Severe weather risk now centered on Baton Rouge

    January 20, 2017 7:18 AM

    With a 2pm update, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction center has included the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area in an "enhanced risk" for severe storms. The city of Baton Rouge is in the center of the greatest threat area. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: The week will... more »
  • Active weather expected Thursday, Saturday

    January 18, 2017 7:11 AM

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

    January 7, 2017 9:18 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - A snow storm in the South is causing airline cancellations and power outages. Duke Energy said early Saturday there were about 14,000 outages in the Carolinas. That includes about 3,000 in the county surrounding Charlotte and more than 4,000 in neighboring Union County. Raleigh-Durham International Airport said... more »
  • 1,300 West Feliciana residents still without power following Monday's storms

    January 4, 2017 1:49 PM

    WEST FELICIANA – Residents in West Feliciana Parish are still without power on Wednesday following Monday's severe weather. The Demco outage map shows more than 1,300 customers are still without power as of noon Wednesday. Demco told WBRZ that the damage to the area caused from the storms was... more »
  • Authorities: Georgia woman killed in storms

    January 3, 2017 10:00 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Authorities have reported a sixth death as the result of strong storms that swept through the South: a woman in Georgia. Albany, Georgia, Fire Chief Ron Rowe said Tuesday that he did not have any details about exactly how the woman was killed. Her identity has not... more »
  • Storms moving across South claim 5th life

    January 3, 2017 9:58 AM

    Storms moving across the South have claimed a fifth life, this one in the flooded Florida Panhandle. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 70-year-old William Patrick Corley's body was found Monday afternoon following flooding near the Shoal River in Mossy Head. Authorities said Corley's car was... more »
  • Officials: Storms kill 4 in southern Alabama

    January 2, 2017 11:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Emergency officials say four people were killed in southern Alabama when severe storms ripped through the area. Kris Ware, a spokeswoman for the Dothan Houston County Emergency Management Agency, said four people were killed in Rehobeth and structures were damaged in the area. Gov. Robert Bentley said... more »
  • Strong front brings storm threat, much colder temps Play Video

    December 16, 2016 7:05 AM

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

    December 13, 2016 6:58 AM

    Another day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before cooler air begins to arrive midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be more unsettled than Monday with scattered showers and thunderstorms bringing a soak to most of the forecast area. Though a daylong washout is not expected,... more »
  • Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

    December 1, 2016 8:54 AM

    BIRMINGHAM - The National Weather Service confirms that at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing five people in two states. At least a dozen more people were injured early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of... more »
  • Tricky forecast for an unsettled weekend

    December 1, 2016 7:21 AM

    Enjoy some sunshine over the next two days because, for the first time in a while, the Baton Rouge area faces a wet weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine throughout Thursday, light northerly winds will keep high temperatures a bit below average in the mid 60s.... more »
  • Two severe weather threats: today, tomorrow night

    November 28, 2016 7:13 AM

    A dynamic storm system will bring two threats for severe weather this week—today and tomorrow night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With highs returning to the upper 70s, expect increasing clouds today with a line of showers and thunderstorms pushing in later this afternoon. A few storms could... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Search for living, dead: Louisiana fights back from flooding

    August 20, 2016 3:16 PM

    ST. AMANT - Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods. Search parties are expected to go door to door Saturday looking for survivors or bodies trapped by the flooding. Teams have come from around the state as well as other parts of the country to assist in the... more »
  • Historic flooding of South Louisiana - Wednesday Recap

    August 17, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – At least thirteen people are dead and thousands of homes were damaged after heavy rains brought historic flooding to south Louisiana this weekend. Here is what we know: Louisiana Flood Death Toll rises to 13 State officials confirmed Wednesday that the toll from the recent... more »
  • Several houses flooded in Donaldsonville Play Video

    August 11, 2016 11:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Heavy storms throughout the day have caused homes throughout the area to become flooded. In Donaldsonville, strong showers doused the city for hours. Rain water filled ditches and soaked yards. Many residents said "it's been awhile" since their area experienced such severe storms and flooding. Some homes were able... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH: Heavy rain threat continues

    August 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After some locations already received up to 3” of rain on Wednesday, an additional 4-7” of rain is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. Monitor the weather closely in the event that any flooding issues develop. Today and Tomorrow: Widespread showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy... more »
  • Rounds of heavy rain and storms begin today

    August 10, 2016 7:17 AM

    Today will be the onset of an unsettled stretch of weather. Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Action will be more widespread than Monday and Tuesday. Beneath otherwise mostly cloudy skies, high temperatures may reach about 90 degrees before any rain... more »
  • FULL DETAILS: heavy rain threat this week

    August 9, 2016 7:21 AM

    On Monday, high resolution forecast models accurately predicted that the afternoon hours would be quiet—contrary to forecasts from global models and even that of our weather team. For Tuesday, high resolution models, global models and our forecasts all expect scattered action in the afternoon hours. Today won’t be far from... more »
  • Scattered power outages after overnight lightning show

    August 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About one-thousand customers were without electricity Sunday morning after overnight storms rolled through the city. Outages were scattered and clusters impacted as many as 50 to 100 people in some isolated areas. Entergy said it was hoping to restore most people by lunch Sunday afternoon. ... 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 advisory canceled for several parishes

    August 3, 2016 12:44 PM

    A day that began looking very hot will instead see some relief. Blow off cloud cover and showers from significant storms, causing flash flooding in St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes, will limit high temperatures. Thus, the heat advisory has been lifted in several locations. Wednesday Morning... 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 »
  • No sprinklers needed

    July 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast over the next few days. While mornings start dry, the rumblers will bubble up by midday and last into the late afternoon. Today and Tonight: This is likely to be the most active day of the week. Showers and thunderstorms will be... 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 »
  • Better shot at boomers

    July 22, 2016 7:17 AM

    Indications are that Friday will bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms. For this reason, high temperature forecasts have been pulled down by a degree or two into the low 90s. Today and Tonight: It will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a high temperature of 94 degrees achieved... more »
  • Fewer storms, more heat this week

    July 18, 2016 6:40 AM

    A heat ridge is taking over the Central United States and will have an impact on Baton Rouge area weather this week. Today and Tonight: Look for Isolated showers and thunderstorms today, however with not as much areal coverage as over the weekend. Highs will be in the mid... more »
  • Weekend plans? Check the radar

    July 15, 2016 6:35 AM

    The week will end in the same weather pattern that has persisted since Monday. Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for Friday. Of course in between any action, it will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low 90s. The showers... more »
  • More than 1,000 without power in EBR Parish

    July 14, 2016 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thunderstorms accompanied by numerous lightning strikes caused power outages in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas on Thursday afternoon. By 1:30 p.m., Entergy's outage map was showing more than 1,300 customers were in the dark. The only other parish in the surrounding area with significant outages... more »
  • More afternoon storm clouds

    July 14, 2016 6:37 AM

    The forecast will go unchanged until late weekend or early next week. Today and Tonight: Nothing to see here. It’s the same old same old. Highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid 70s. At least the weather pattern is behaving normally. Lately, the temperatures have been right... more »
  • Thousands without power as afternoon storm passes

    July 13, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of people are without power Wednesday afternoon after a small thunderstorm brought heavy rains and lightning to the Baton Rouge area. According to Entergy, more than 5,500 people are without power in East Baton Rouge Parish. As of 5:45 p.m., outages include areas south of... 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 »
  • Heat Advisory posted, hydration and shade suggested

    July 5, 2016 6:45 AM

    Highs will stay way up as rain chances stay low through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Heat will continue to be the lead story with high temperatures surging back into the mid 90s. Dew points will be in the mid 70s, producing resulting in high humidity.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Are you covered? The answer is a call away

    May 17, 2016 7:39 AM

    With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now, before the season. Ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or... 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 »
  • FEMA extends proof of loss form filing deadline

    May 4, 2016 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted a 60-day extension for filing proof of loss forms by National Flood Insurance Program policyholders affected by storms across the state in March. The program normally requires policyholders to file that form within 60 days of suffering flood damage. Insurance... more »
  • EBRSO: Tree cuts through home after Sunday storms

    May 2, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies reported a tree fell on a house in the 8000 block of Greenwell Springs after Sunday’s bout of stormy weather. DEMCO and firefighters were also on the scene. Deputies said the tree fell following the heavy rain, damaging two vehicles... 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 »
  • Thousands lost power in Sunday storms

    May 1, 2016 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of customers were left without power Sunday morning after sever weather passed over the Baton Rouge area. Over 9,000 Entergy customers were without power across Louisiana as strong storms passed Sunday afternoon. Around noon Sunday, Entergy said more than 1500 homes experienced loss of... more »
  • Weather cancels Saturday's final Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saturday's final acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have been cancelled. A strong line of thunderstorms, dumping heavy rain hit the festival grounds about 3:30 p.m. and continued. Festival organizers cancelled the remaining performances at about 4:30 p.m., citing the severe weather. Few people... more »

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