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  • 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 »
  • Staying less humid with a spotty storms today

    July 2, 2013 6:54 AM

    The trough of low pressure remains over the Eastern U.S. today. There is also an upper-level and surface low is sitting over Missouri and that is bringing us some northerly winds again. This is keeping us less humid inland, but the humidity will start to increase along the coast. We... more »
  • Hot with a few storms possible today and tonight

    June 28, 2013 6:52 AM

    You can expect another very hot afternoon in Baton Rouge as the eastern edge of the upper-level ridge of high pressure is still influencing our weather. Along this eastern edge will be a disturbance that will move from the Mid-West toward the Deep South. This disturbance's outflow could help to... more »
  • Very hot and humid with spotty storms today

    June 27, 2013 6:47 AM

    Expect a hotter afternoon as the upper-level ridge of high pressure, which is centered over the Four Corners Region of the U.S., remains over us. This will limit the amount of storms we will see this afternoon. It will be partly cloudy and hot with only spotty storms popping up.... more »
  • Hotter with only stray thunderstorms today

    June 26, 2013 7:25 AM

    Get ready for a hotter day thanks to a ridge of high pressure sitting over Baton Rouge in the upper-levels of the atmosphere. This will warm up those levels and that will limit the amount of storms popping up. Therefore, we will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with only... more »
  • Hotter with a few storms this afternoon

    June 25, 2013 6:46 AM

    We have some mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across the Baton Rouge area this morning. It is warm and humid with temperatures in the 70s. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will be building over us today and that will limit the coverage and amount of thunderstorms we... more »
  • Hot with scattered showers and storms today

    June 24, 2013 7:39 AM

    We start this Monday Morning with partly cloudy skies in the Baton Rouge area, but there are scattered showers and a few storms popping up along the Coastal Parishes. These showers/storms are moving north/inland and will be into the Baton Rouge area during the mid-morning. Temperatures are in the lower... more »
  • Hotter with isolated showers and storms today

    June 20, 2013 7:19 AM

    It is a much quieter morning compared to Wednesday! We have partly cloudy skies with some patchy fog. There are a few showers and storms popping up from the Coast to just west of Baton Rouge too. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 70s. We will not have... more »
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms today

    June 19, 2013 8:01 AM

    We have mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning. The rain is coming from a stalled cold front that is sitting over us and a disturbance that is moving along it. Temperatures are in the lower 70s. Look for more scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms today

    June 18, 2013 9:04 AM

    We have another very warm and muggy start to the day with temperatures in the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies. Better take your umbrella with you this afternoon since we will have a better chance of rain and storms. This is due to a weak cold front moving... more »
  • More heat with some pop-up storms this afternoon

    June 17, 2013 7:23 AM

    It is a warm and muggy Monday morning across the Capital City. We have some clouds here in town and there are some showers popping up already in South Mississippi. Those showers are moving to the east and out of the viewing area. Temperatures are in the mid 70s. ... more »
  • More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest, 3 dead

    May 31, 2013 2:12 PM

    Y CITY, Ark. - Flash flooding has killed at least two people in Arkansas, including a sheriff who ventured out in bad weather with a game warden to check on residents in a home threatened by high water. State officials say the game warden and two people from the home... more »
  • Scattered storms continue today

    May 31, 2013 10:45 AM

    The deep tropical moisture that has been over us the last few days is moving east of Louisiana. Some drier air aloft is moving over Baton Rouge, and this will help to limit the amount of rain and storms we will see today. You still need to plan on dodging... more »
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms again today

    May 30, 2013 7:26 AM

    It is a mostly cloudy morning with isolated showers across Southeast Louisiana. We have very warm and muggy temperatures in the lower 70s. You can expect another day today just like we had on Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. This is all thanks to some deep tropical moisture... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms with some heavy rain possible today

    May 29, 2013 7:19 AM

    We have a mostly cloudy and muggy start to this Wednesday Morning across the Baton Rouge area. Temperatures are in the upper 60s. Get ready for some rain and thunderstorms today. This is thanks to a plume of deep tropical moisture streaming north from the Caribbean. At the same... more »
  • Partly cloudy with spotty storms today

    May 28, 2013 7:08 AM

    It is a very muggy start to this Tuesday with mostly clear skies and temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to lower 70s. An area of high pressure is sitting along the East Coast. This is bringing southerly winds over Louisiana and that is pumping in the warm and... more »
  • Partly cloudy with isolated storms today

    May 27, 2013 6:48 AM

    We start this Memorial Day Monday with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. We will have a decent day weather-wise, but thanks to a weak disturbance and Gulf Moisture, we will have to dodge a few showers and storms today. Some could have heavy... more »
  • Isolated showers and storms again today

    May 24, 2013 6:51 AM

    All of the heavy rain and storms from last night have dissipated. We are left with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies this morning. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. A cold front will sweep through the Baton Rouge area today. This will give us partly cloudy... more »
  • Hot with a few storms popping up today

    May 23, 2013 7:20 AM

    We have some partly to mostly cloudy skies with patchy fog on this Thursday Morning. It is warm and muggy with temperatures in the upper 60s. A cold front will be sitting north of Louisiana today, and that puts Baton Rouge in a very warm and humid air mass.... more »
  • Heavy rain and storms today

    May 22, 2013 7:22 AM

    Watch out for some flash flooding this morning across Southeast Louisiana. We picked up 2 to 4 inches of rain and that has caused areas streams, creeks, drainage ditches and local roads to flood. Remember DO NOT drive through flooded roadways!! After the first batch of rain this morning,... more »
  • Cleco sends crews to help in wake of OKC tornado

    May 21, 2013 2:50 PM

    PINEVILLE - Cleco Corp. is sending a 34-member crew to Oklahoma City to help Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company restore power to customers after a tornado destroyed its electric system. The crew is expected to arrive in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Cleco's mutual assistance coordinator, Floyd Pittman, says after seeing the... more »
  • Hot and humid with a few storms today

    May 21, 2013 8:24 AM

    We have another very oven-like morning across the Capital City. That means when you open your front door the warm and humid temperatures hit your face just like when you open an over door! UGH!. It is mostly cloudy with temperatures in the lower to mid 70s. We had... more »
  • Kids rescued from rubble at Okla. elementary

    May 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOORE, Okla. - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado... more »
  • Official: 2nd person killed by Oklahoma tornado

    May 20, 2013 1:16 PM

    SHAWNEE, Okla. - A tornado that slammed into Oklahoma yesterday is now blamed for two deaths. Authorities say two men in their 70s have been found dead in or near a mobile home park outside of Shawnee, southeast of Oklahoma City. At least 39 people throughout Oklahoma were injured. And... more »
  • Isolated showers and storms possible today

    May 16, 2013 7:34 AM

    We have a partly to mostly cloudy start to this Thursday as clouds are moving over Baton Rouge from the storms over Eastern Texas. A few showers are possible during the morning hours as well. It is still a little cool with temperatures in the 60s. The upper-level and... more »
  • Breaches reported in sinkhole berm

    May 10, 2013 1:12 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Assumption Parish officials reported a berm around the western side of the Bayou Corne sinkhole breached in five places during strong storms overnight. The parish police jury reported two breaches have been repaired, but one small breach and two larger breaches have yet to be repaired.... more »
  • Lightning destroys BR business

    May 10, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flames tore through the Louisiana Association of Realtors building this morning in a fire that took crews nearly 3 hours to get under control. Investigators say a direct lightning strike caused the fire. It happened just after 5:30 a.m. Friday in the 4600 block of... more »
  • Heavy flooding rains with some severe weather today

    May 10, 2013 8:49 AM

    ...Flash Flood Watch Through Saturday Evening For All of Southeast Louisiana... It was a very stormy start to this Friday. We have severe thunderstorms moving through Baton Rouge starting around 4:45 AM through the 7 AM hour. There were numerous reports of hail, strong winds, flooding and power outages.... more »
  • More humid with a mix of sun and clouds today

    May 9, 2013 8:02 AM

    We begin this Thursday with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies as clouds stream in from old thunderstorms over the Great Plains. Some patchy fog has also been reported around Baton Rouge. It is a warm and muggy morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 60s. We will... more »
  • Mostly cloudy with more heavy rain and storms today

    May 2, 2013 7:04 AM

    ...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening... It is another cloudy and mild start to the day with a few showers popping up on radar. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 60s. Keep that umbrella with you today. The upper-level low is still sitting over parts... more »
  • More heavy rain and t'storms today

    May 1, 2013 6:49 AM

    ...Flash Flood Watch Through Thursday Evening... We have a mostly cloudy, mild and muggy start to this Wednesday with a few showers on the radar. Showers will continue to pop-up during the morning hours. Temperatures are in the mid 60s. The upper-level low remains parked over Louisiana this... more »
  • Heavy rain and storms return today

    April 30, 2013 7:30 AM

    It is a pretty quiet start to this Tuesday Morning with partly to mostly cloudy skies and some patchy fog. The fog could get dense at times with visibilities less than 1/4 mile, so please use caution as you travel this morning. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 60s.... more »

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