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  • Gusty storms a possibility for Tuesday evening

    February 2, 2016 7:06 AM

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

    January 20, 2016 7:11 AM

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

    January 8, 2016 7:08 AM

    After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness... more »
  • Thousands still without power in EBR Parish, traffic signals out

    December 30, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday morning is seeing added gridlock after early morning storms moved through the Capital Area, causing traffic lights at some heavily used intersections to be out of service. More than 2,000 customers are currently in the dark in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Entergy’s outage... more »
  • Storm damages buildings in North La.; no injuries noted

    December 28, 2015 1:22 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A line of storms damaged buildings and cut power across Louisiana, but no injuries have been reported. Strong winds blew trees onto at least eight mobile homes in Blanchard, northwest of Shreveport. A business there lost its roof and several house roofs were damaged. Several oil tanks... more »
  • 11th death confirmed as storms ravage South

    December 24, 2015 5:15 PM

    CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - The overall death toll from violent storms in the Southeast has risen to 11 people in three states. A seventh death was confirmed Thursday in Mississippi as a result of severe weather that swept through the state. In addition, three people died in Tennessee and... more »
  • Mayor says at least 20 homes damaged by tornado

    December 23, 2015 7:09 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A mayor in a small Mississippi town says a tornado damaged or destroyed numerous houses just outside the town limits. Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett said the only confirmed casualty was a dog killed by storm debris, but as many as 20 homes may have been hit... more »
  • Wednesday storms could produce damaging wind, a tornado

    December 23, 2015 9:22 AM

    The region is at risk for severe thunderstorms fed by an unseasonably warm, humid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any thunderstorms that develop on Wednesday could produce strong wind gusts or even a brief tornado. Be sure that family and friends traveling... more »
  • Top 5 Weather Events of 2015

    December 22, 2015 3:27 PM

    From McComb to Morgan City, Killian to New Roads and the Baton Rouge Metro between, WBRZ's forecast area isn't immune to any type of weather. While the Sportsman's Paradise is known for sunshine and warmth, there are a handful of times each year where Mother Nature doesn't play along. As... more »
  • Showers Tuesday, severe storms possible Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 7:08 AM

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

    December 21, 2015 6:50 AM

    Warm and wet will be the best words to sum up the next 7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms will become increasingly more likely throughout the day. The most likely time period for rain on Monday will be 10am – dusk. Rain... more »
  • Bouts of rain and thunder, then much cooler

    December 16, 2015 7:06 AM

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

    December 11, 2015 7:25 AM

    A pair of warm days will be followed by a strong cold front crossing the region on Sunday. With that, there is a chance of severe weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wrapping up the week, the Baton Rouge area will have a partly sunny sky... more »
  • Tornado Watch issued for part of the area

    November 17, 2015 1:49 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 8pm. As thunderstorms develop, the main threats will include a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts up to 70mph. Rain and thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon. Isolated... more »
  • Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi

    November 17, 2015 7:07 AM

    A strong fall storm system will bring heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Gulf South Tuesday into Wednesday before a sharp cool down. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There are a few days each year where we ask that you pay extra attention to the... more »
  • Monitoring a severe storms threat

    November 16, 2015 7:27 AM

    Humidity and showers will return Monday with heavy rain and strong storms possible by mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for a mostly cloudy day with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after the lunch hours. Onshore flow, southeast winds around 10mph, will return humidity to... more »
  • Nasty weather on the way, is El Nino at work?

    November 13, 2015 2:50 PM

    As expected, a fall season featuring El Niño has been active in the Southern United States. So far, record breaking rain events have grabbed headlines, but severe storms may be the next act. One week after damaging winds and white-out wintry weather in the Midwest, a similar set... more »
  • The second severe weather season awakens

    November 9, 2015 1:45 PM

    The spring surge of tropical moisture clashing with winter leftovers in the Midwest and Gulf South, makes March to May prime tornado season. Not to be underestimated though, is the arrival of cold air displacing lingering summer humidity southward. Indeed, October – December offers a fair... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Flooding, severe storms possible this weekend

    October 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area in effect from 7am Saturday to 7p Sunday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West... more »
  • Halloween Havoc?

    October 30, 2015 7:21 AM

    Clouds will build on Friday in advance of a storm system that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend. Local rivers are falling below flood stage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to increase throughout the day as the next storm system organizes to... more »
  • Just hours before change

    September 11, 2015 6:47 AM

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

    September 7, 2015 6:57 AM

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

    August 11, 2015 7:11 AM

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

    July 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    It was an explosion of wood and bark outside when lightning struck a tree during Thursday Afternoon's storms. From their Shenandoah area Baton Rouge home, George and Stacey Tull said, “the power surged, house shook and we heard the loudest explosion.” // ... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

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

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

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

    July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

    Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off of the North Carolina coast. Just before noon CDT, satellite data indicated that Claudette had taken on tropical characteristics with winds of 50mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue a special advisory. Claudette is somewhat of a surprise, having only a... more »
  • Showers today, break tomorrow

    July 1, 2015 6:35 AM

    This afternoon should provide our final bout of scattered action before some drier weather eases in for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again we can look for a fast warm up through the 70s and 80s to near 90 before some afternoon showers and... more »
  • As storms rumble through, lightning sparks another house fire

    June 30, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators believe lightning sparked a house fire Tuesday afternoon as storms moved through the area. The blaze broke out shortly after a suspected bolt hit a home in the Santa Maria neighborhood, on Cape Hart. Firefighters said it took less than ten minutes to get... more »
  • Two things

    June 15, 2015 7:05 AM

    Forecast attention this week will be drawn towards afternoon storms and the progress of Invest 91L. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday begins like so many before. We'll have sunshine and humidity with a fast warm-up into the upper 80s. It looks as though showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • EACHUS: Your perception is my reality Play Video

    June 12, 2015 12:09 PM

    South Louisiana weather forecasts have performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks. How then, could it rain on Alex Box Stadium during a Super Regional Playoff game with a 10 percent rain chance and stay completely dry in Baton Rouge with a 60 percent rain chance? PoPs... more »
  • Various and random

    June 11, 2015 7:04 AM

    We title this forecast as one may define the word scattered-as such is what we can expect out of thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help to begin our Thursday but the quick warmup will aid in the quick development of late morning or early... more »
  • This again

    June 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    Back into another unsettled pattern, the region can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will feature a faster build up in clouds with showers and thunderstorms developing ahead of an approaching disturbance. Rain is expected to begin in northern locations by... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • No rest for the soggy

    May 26, 2015 6:55 AM

    We can expect more showers and thunderstorms, some of which may create additional heavy rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The call for today is a tough one. It appears as though another area of heavy storms could develop through the day; however the overnight action may have... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 5am Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 12:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 5am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Trigger

    May 21, 2015 6:49 AM

    A cold front will approach the area on Thursday helping to kick out additional showers and thunderstorms. This will serve as that "trigger" that we have been lacking over the last few days. No significant changes to temperatures or humidity are expected behind the front THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Storms again

    May 18, 2015 7:00 AM

    Another unsettled week is ahead with the best chance of showers and storms coming today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and steamy day is ahead with temperatures shooting into the middle 80s by noon time. Skies will bubble up with clouds as showers and storms begin... more »
  • More showers and storms

    May 12, 2015 6:50 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 70% rain coverage and a few strong storms verified well. Once again, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday looks like another fairly unsettled day. Mostly cloudy skies will persist through the lunch hours. Especially during the afternoon hours, scattered... more »
  • More unsettled this week

    May 11, 2015 6:58 AM

    Humid weather will continue this week with the added wrinkle of many more showers and storms. Unlike last week, in which the region only saw isolated rain coverage, many more areas will pick up rain on a daily basis. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be... more »
  • DCFS investigating SNAP fraud after storms Play Video

    May 8, 2015 4:32 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State family services officials said Friday they're investigating possible food benefits fraud in Iberia Parish after recent severe weather. Secretary Suzy Sonnier with the Department of Children and Family Services said people who lost power during the April 27 storms could get replacement money from the... more »
  • Residents, schools still dealing with storm effects

    April 29, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The effects of Monday's severe weather is still lingering. Today, thousands of residents across the Baton Rouge area are still without power. Groups are working to restore power throughout the area, but it's a slow process. Entergy has announced it's bringing in linemen from out-of-town to help... more »
  • Severe storm brings residents in Assumption Parish together Play Video

    April 28, 2015 6:51 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - People in Napoleonville are counting themselves lucky today after a scary Monday morning where they saw a nearby tornado and high winds take down telephone poles and trees. Sheriff Mike Waguespack and Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were out after the storm cleared, knocking on doors to... more »
  • Entergy customers still without power

    April 28, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy says about 90 percent of its Louisiana customers impacted by Monday morning's bout of severe storms will have power restored by Tuesday night. Nearly all others can expect to have their electricity back on by Wednesday. Entergy spokesperson Will Johnson III says a crew of... more »
  • Keep plans, but keep updated

    April 24, 2015 6:46 AM

    Yesterday, showers and storms brought rain to about 50% of the WBRZ viewing area as expected. Fortunately, all of them stayed beneath severe limits. For Friday, evening dinners and even LSU Baseball will have to be mindful of showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Most of... more »
  • Scattered storms, some strong Play Video

    April 23, 2015 6:59 AM

    Over the next three days we'll be dodging thunderstorms, any of which could be strong. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday's weather will gradually become more unsettled into the middle portion of the day. Some early sun is expected to fuel a few storms. While rain coverage won't... more »
  • Transitional day

    April 22, 2015 6:10 AM

    After a welcome break, our weather turns back to "April showers" and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will again feature plenty of sunshine early but we'll notice a little uptick in moisture and with this, a few more afternoon clouds. After high temperatures top out... more »
  • Nastier before nicer

    April 17, 2015 6:00 AM

    Tumultuous weather continues as strong thunderstorms may accompany heavy rain over the next two days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday won't be as gloomy as Thursday. After a few light showers during the morning hours, some sunshine will be offered up into the afternoon hours. This will... more »
  • No rest for the weary Play Video

    April 16, 2015 5:59 AM

    Showers and storms will increase in number and coverage once again as we move into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another one where rain and storms overcome the region. More clouds and less sun will hold highs in the mid 70s. By mid-morning precipitation... more »
  • 'Trunkated' responsibilities

    April 15, 2015 9:31 AM

    While our recent forecasts of rainfall, both the timing and intensity, have panned out nicely, a new study suggests that a certain mammalian mammoth could ease our task of long-term precipitation prediction. Recent research has revealed that elephants have a "radar-like" ability to detect rainstorms up to 150 miles... more »
  • The "nice" day

    April 15, 2015 6:00 AM

    If there is one day this week that will feature more sun than rain, Wednesday is the bet. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Far fewer showers and thunderstorms are expected today compared to yesterday. Mainly fueled by daytime warmth, scattered storms will pop this afternoon and as has... more »
  • Persistent wet pattern

    April 14, 2015 6:01 AM

    Rounds of thunderstorms will continue, heavy at times, through the rest of the week. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until at least 7pm Tuesday for an additional 1-3" of rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to continue today. Thunderstorms have been vigorous... more »
  • A new week of spring

    April 6, 2015 6:17 AM

    We'll get a healthy dose of spring weather this week with warmth, humidity, showers and storms all included. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday, like Easter Sunday will include some shower and thunderstorm activity during the afternoon hours. Skies will offer a lot of clouds otherwise. High... more »
  • Front with storms

    March 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    A cold front coming into the area will bring showers and thunderstorms followed by a cool down to wrap up the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite clouds, temperatures should still climb into the mid 70s today as warmer air pushes in from the south. Showers and... more »
  • Afternoon showers, storms

    March 18, 2015 5:48 AM

    Beginning today, the region will enter a stretch featuring daily rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thickening clouds will eventually produce some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The greatest rain coverage can be expected north of the interstates with more sporadic activity closer to the coast. During... more »
  • Most likely severe weather hazard

    March 3, 2015 10:50 AM

    The National Weather Service issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING when a storm is capable of producing winds of 58mph or greater or hail over one-inch in diameter. These storms can also produce a tornado with little or no advance warning. Straight-line winds produced by severe thunderstorms can produce as... more »
  • Severe Weather Awarness Week underway

    March 2, 2015 10:53 AM

    Meteorologically speaking, it is now severe weather season for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. While tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year, now through May is the time in which these hazards most often occur. As such, the week of... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 6pm

    December 23, 2014 9:38 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 6pm Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Seatbelts on in Santas sleigh

    December 23, 2014 5:50 AM

    A strong cold front pushing through the region will bring the threat for strong thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Before Santa's sleigh arrives in South Louisiana, we'll need to buckle up for a bumpy ride. Some strong thunderstorms are expected around the region today. The National... more »
  • This is winter?

    December 22, 2014 6:21 AM

    The first full day of winter may not feel so, as thermometers eclipse 70° with a touch of humidity in the air. Then, a strong storm threat warrants our attention for Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday won't necessarily be an active weather day but the atmosphere... more »
  • Eyes to the weekend

    November 21, 2014 6:01 AM

    While many prepare for an end to the work week, we must also keep a close watch on an elevated threat for severe weather this weekend. THE FORECAST Today and Tonight: Friday will end up very similar to Thursday. Partly sunny afternoon skies won't inhibit the ongoing warmup... more »
  • Becoming seasonable

    November 20, 2014 6:09 AM

    Dry and mild weather will prevail as forecast focus shifts to a weekend severe weather threat. Forecast Discussion: Slight ridging in the upper -levels will work with a surface high pressure system to our northeast to promote a warming trend into the weekend. Southeasterly winds will return average to... more »
  • 1 killed as storms sweep across several states

    October 13, 2014 5:04 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes struck Arkansas as a powerful storm system crossed the state, as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Meteorologist Joe Goudsward says a tornado struck near Ashdown, about 150 miles southwest of Little Rock, where a man was... more »
  • Thousands without power due to severe weather

    October 13, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - High winds have already begun to wreak havoc on the power infrastructure of Baton Rouge as severe weather moves into the area. Customers without power as reported by Entergy by parish as of 5:30 p.m. are as follows: *East Baton Rouge - 2,209 *West Baton... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled

    October 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tornado watch for the area was canceled following an evening of powerful storms Monday. Earlier in the day, The National Weather Service issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday. A cold front advanced over the region, bringing a squall... more »
  • Strong storms possible Monday

    October 13, 2014 8:10 AM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire WBRZ viewing area under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Monday. The storm threat will be two-pronged. Thunderstorms are expected to develop as early as midday. From noon until 5pm, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Mind over motherboard

    October 7, 2014 8:53 AM

    A non-thunderstorm event in Southeastern Louisiana on Monday served as a prime example of why meteorologists cannot only rely on the often publicized "computer forecast models." In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, October 6 (12z), a squall line of nasty thunderstorms flared up ahead of a weak cold front... more »
  • Close call on afternoon storms

    October 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    An ongoing complex of showers and thunderstorms in the Arklatex Region diving southward is expected to weaken as it approaches the local area this afternoon. Skies will be sunny early with some cloud development by lunch time. With the afternoon hours may come isolated shower and thunderstorm activity. High temperatures... more »
  • Overnight: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    October 2, 2014 11:56 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for a portion of the WBRZ viewing area until 5am Friday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 16, 2014 8:09 AM

    Look for skies to cloud up by the afternoon. As a result, sunshine might not quite be able to warm thermometers to 90° so expect most locations to instead top out in the upper 80s. Regardless, like clockwork, as we reach the lunchtime hours, showers and thunderstorms will be developing... more »
  • Rain chances returning

    September 15, 2014 5:34 AM

    After some early sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up in reasonable numbers this afternoon. High temperatures will be seasonably warm, near 90° and humidity will keep in the oppressive categories. With a stationary front being the forcing mechanism for showers and storms, daytime heating is the... more »
  • Storms: please geaux away!

    September 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday. Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
  • Storms for Louisiana and the Atlantic

    August 25, 2014 5:57 AM

    On Monday, expect partly sunny skies early, with thermometers jumping up to the lower 90s. Humidity will stay quite high. By late morning and early afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be developing from east to west across the region. These showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and slow-moving, thus some... more »
  • 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 »

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