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  • Weak front to bring better rain chances Play Video

    June 4, 2018 7:18 AM

    The first June weekend is in the books and expected warmth and humidity was the main story with just a few showers and thunderstorms around the area. The weak cold front responsible for that isolated activity on Sunday will stall along the Gulf Coast Monday perhaps allowing slightly drier air... more »
  • Near record warm May followed by a steamy June weekend Play Video

    June 1, 2018 7:27 AM

    May 2018 concluded with an unprecedented hot streak of 21 straight days reaching 90 degrees, which was enough to, make it the second hottest May on record at Metro Airport since 1930. As you know though, much hotter weather can be expected for June, July and August and the first... more »
  • Even hotter temperatures coming as near record warm May ends Play Video

    May 31, 2018 6:37 AM

    Rain chances will slowly diminish over the next several days with very little activity left around Thursday through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to warm as this drier trend emerges. May 2018 will likely close as the second warmest on record after smashing the streak for most consecutive May days in... more »
  • Increasing rain chances, monitoring potential wet Memorial Day Weekend

    May 21, 2018 7:23 AM

    The pattern will begin to change this week. Look for increased afternoon showers and thunderstorms. In addition, another tropical disturbance may need to be monitored for impact to Memorial Day Weekend plans. As we've been discussing since last week, a disturbance in the southern Gulf will be... more »
  • Best rain chance of a dry, hot week Play Video

    May 18, 2018 7:10 AM

    15 out of 17 days in May have been dry at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge. All but one has been above average. In fact, the area is approaching a May record for consecutive days in the 90s. A little drink for lawns and gardens, plus an afternoon cool down... more »
  • Rain gauge stays low, thermometers stay high Play Video

    May 17, 2018 7:10 AM

    At 93 degrees, Tuesday’s top out reading just missed tying a record high. Shower coverage was slim again staying just southwest of Baton Rouge and only bringing rain to St. Mary Parish. THE FORECAST: The Tropics: An unorganized disturbance over the Florida Panhandle will not acquire tropical characteristics.... more »
  • Warmth for Maw, few showers for y'all Play Video

    May 11, 2018 6:50 AM

    Overall, it appears that outdoor events including LSU Baseball will not meet much weather resistance this weekend. You may way to keep the sprinkler system activated, as rainfall will come at a premium. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, return flow off the Gulf of Mexico will... more »
  • Unchanged and starting to search for showers Play Video

    May 10, 2018 7:16 AM

    For a third straight day, poorly mixed air will allow pollutants to settle and ozone to increase. An *AIR QUALITY ALERT* has been issued for the Baton Rouge area from 6am through midnight Thursday. Levels are low enough that only those with breathing sensitivities such as asthma would be affected... more »
  • First of many, adjusted weekend forecast Play Video

    May 3, 2018 6:51 AM

    On Wednesday, the Metro Airport thermometers topped out at 90 degrees for the first time since October 14, 2017. This tied a record high for the date previously set in 2011. Humidity also returned on Wednesday and will hang around through the end of the week. Part of the weekend... more »
  • This is how you remind me Play Video

    May 2, 2018 7:18 AM

    Temperatures are appropriately warm for early May. Rain showers will stay limited for those May flowers, that is, until a time they are not as welcome. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thermometers will tick up yet another degree or so on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to dew points in... more »
  • Return flow and the next rain showers Play Video

    May 1, 2018 7:16 AM

    Tuesday morning started off about four degrees cooler than expected thanks to a delayed return of humidity. It will not hold off much longer though. Unfortunately, after a dry weekend, another wet one may be ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: No major changes will come to the... more »
  • Sunny day followed by showery night Play Video

    April 25, 2018 7:15 AM

    Overall, a nice weather pattern is in store for the Baton Rouge area over the next 7 days. While there are a few shots at rain, they are light and fast moving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice day is ahead. Mostly sunny skies will allow thermometers... more »
  • Another weekend with some rain Play Video

    April 20, 2018 7:04 AM

    Only one day of rain is expected in the 7-Day Forecast. Unfortunately, that will come over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a chilly start, a lot of sun is ahead early on Friday some afternoon clouds. Temperatures will be a few degrees below average with... more »
  • Weak front brings cooler temperatures Play Video

    April 19, 2018 6:57 AM

    Even with a weak cold front moving through the region, a couple more weather gems are in store to round out your week. We will need to keep an eye on outdoor plans for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front... more »
  • Reclassified: 4 tornadoes confirmed after Saturday storms Play Video

    April 17, 2018 7:17 AM

    Continued sunshine and shifting winds will allow further warming on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold front will bring only subtle changes into Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Full sunshine and southwest winds of 10mph will bring afternoon highs into the upper 70s and low 80s. Overnight... more »
  • Warmth to weekend storms Play Video

    April 12, 2018 6:55 AM

    Slightly warmer temperatures are expected over the next two days. The next round of rain and thunderstorms will occur on Saturday due to a strong cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More sunshine is expected on Thursday with highs reaching for the 80s. A shift to southeasterly... more »
  • Gradual warming through a drier stretch Play Video

    April 10, 2018 6:47 AM

    Sun is set to return. A warming trend will carry through the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After days of clouds, more sun is expected on Tuesday. As a weak front sweeps away low level moisture skies will clear and north breezes will allow... more »
  • Few showers starting the week & a warming trend Play Video

    April 8, 2018 3:14 PM

  • Rain ending, spring chill to follow Play Video

    April 4, 2018 7:12 AM

    A cold front will clear the area on Wednesday morning. Dry air and cooler temperatures are expected for the next two afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The cold front will clear out rain and humidity. You will notice a stiff northerly breeze of 15-20mph, which will cause... more »
  • Repeats before the warmth retreats Play Video

    March 26, 2018 7:22 AM

    The coming days will be warm and muggy with some clouds and perhaps an isolated shower. A better chance of rain and more significant changes will come to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring thermometers into the low to mid 80s with... more »
  • Staying nice, trending warmer Play Video

    March 22, 2018 6:47 AM

    A new season brings a nice, new pattern. Wait until you see how long this will stick around! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gem will be offered up on Thursday. In response to sunshine and winds shifting easterly, highs will make into the low 70s. Skies will... more »
  • Staying cool and dry Play Video

    March 21, 2018 7:07 AM

    If you enjoyed the first afternoon of spring, a full day will be even better! The weather pattern is not expected to change much in the coming days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like Tuesday, Wednesday will bring sunshine. High temperatures will make into the upper 60s... more »
  • That time when it was 14, warmer from here Play Video

    March 20, 2018 6:48 AM

    Spring starts at 11:15 Tuesday. Of astronomical significance, the start of spring is the vernal equinox meaning the celestial equator of the sun passes earth’s equator from south to north. Of meteorological significance, that means heat season is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The spring... more »
  • Temps low, pollen and river high Play Video

    March 13, 2018 6:55 AM

    Through the middle of the week, expect quiet weather with chilly morning and comfortable afternoons. Highs in the 80s and a few showers will be possible as we approach the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun and high clouds are expected for Tuesday. With a continued... more »
  • Continued chill with some clouds, monitoring weekend storm Play Video

    March 8, 2018 7:18 AM

    Crisp conditions will continue before some temperature moderation on Friday afternoon. The next chance for showers and thunderstorms will be during the middle of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 60s. Satellite observations clearly show a... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, storms, changes tonight Play Video

    March 5, 2018 7:17 AM

    A warm front has passed through the area so conditions are a bit warmer and more humid than the weekend, but it will not last. A cold front will come through overnight into Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be warm and a bit sticky with... more »
  • Ending the warmest February on record in the 80s Play Video

    February 28, 2018 7:14 AM

    Appropriately so, the Baton Rouge area will wrap up the warmest February on record with well above average temperatures. Another cold front will send seasonable air our way by Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday afternoon highs will get back into the low to mid 80s with... more »
  • Returning front, returning humidity, returning a shower Play Video

    February 27, 2018 7:18 AM

    Another two days of unseasonable warmth are ahead. The next cold front will pass by on Thursday bringing an extended period of dry and more seasonable weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will bring a return of the stickies with high temperatures climbing into the mid... more »
  • Clearing and a little cooler, not for long Play Video

    February 26, 2018 7:15 AM

    A cold front will slip into the Gulf on Monday bringing a more comfortable feel. That will not last long though; the same boundary will come back north as a warm front on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will continue to end through the morning hours... more »
  • More 80s, scattered showers and storms Wed. and Thu. Play Video

    February 20, 2018 6:58 AM

    The spring-like weather will continue. More organized showers come into the forecast for the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday may bring a few more clouds than Monday but the warmth is expected to continue. Highs should have no problem making it into the... more »
  • Warmth continues, rain returns later this week Play Video

    February 19, 2018 7:09 AM

    Well if you are not a fan of the cold, you must love this weather. It looks like temperatures will reach the 80s until Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your President’s Day will bring some afternoon sunshine once morning clouds and fog dissipate. The spring-like feel of... more »
  • Warm again before another front Play Video

    February 15, 2018 6:59 AM

    High temperatures reached 80 degrees for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday afternoon. At 82 degrees, Baton Rouge fell two shy of a 1989 record. The last 80 degree reading came on December 22 when thermometers topped out at 81 degrees. Great explanation from @NWSNewOrleans this morning... more »
  • Warming trend underway, some sun may finally return Play Video

    February 14, 2018 6:58 AM

    Thermometers will be much warmer for the second half of the week. Rain chances will be low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight We cannot seem to shake clouds across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi but there is some hope for a bit of sunshine on Wednesday afternoon. In... more »
  • Last day without rain chances for a long while Play Video

    February 8, 2018 7:12 AM

    Exhale and stash the umbrella for a day. Do not get too comfortable drying out though; rain is coming right back into town for Friday and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a break from rain with some cooler temperatures on Thursday. As northerly winds of... more »
  • Another active week of weather ahead Play Video

    February 5, 2018 7:21 AM

    The weather pattern flip-flops back and forth this week with days of sun, then rain, then sun, then rain. Temperatures stay relatively seasonable for the most part. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly sunny early with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will return late.... more »
  • Warmer for now, cold front Thursday night Play Video

    January 31, 2018 6:38 AM

    Two mild afternoons are ahead prior to another cold front. The weekend forecast is wet and tricky. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a start near freezing, Wednesday will be mostly sunny and considerably warmer than Tuesday. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60s with... more »
  • Cresting rivers after Saturday soak, showers return late week Play Video

    January 29, 2018 7:10 AM

    Minor river flooding will continue after three to six inches of rainfall across the forecast area on Saturday. Most gauges will crest about a foot above flood stage on Monday and then fall through the week. Sunny weather will start the week, but a bit of chill will return to... more »
  • Might need an indoor backup plan for Saturday Play Video

    January 25, 2018 6:36 AM

    After one more sunny and seasonable day, clouds will increase as the week ends. On Saturday, a steady period of rain is expected to occur across the central Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a repeat of the pleasant weather so far for much... more »
  • Seasonable ahead of weekend rain Play Video

    January 24, 2018 6:19 AM

    Continued clear skies and seasonable temperatures are expected in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. We are monitoring the potential for a more significant rainmaker this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring more sunshine with high temperatures in the low 60s and northwest winds of 5mph.... more »
  • Rebounding from the wintry blast with a milder weekend Play Video

    January 19, 2018 6:34 AM

    Once thermometers climb above freezing Friday morning, they will not return for at least the next week. A mild weekend is ahead with only isolated showers possible until a cold front brings more organized rain and storms Sunday night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will warm significantly,... more »
  • Starting the thaw, y'all Play Video

    January 18, 2018 7:13 AM

    Sunshine and 6-9 hours above 32 degrees should allow considerable thawing on Thursday. One more freeze is expected tonight before a milder weekend. A *WIND CHILL ADVISORY* is in place for the entire forecast area until 9am Thursday morning. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in as little as 45... more »
  • Pipe unwrapping time after a weekend thaw Play Video

    January 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    After a seventh straight freeze on Saturday morning, southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi temperatures will begin to moderate. No additional major cold air outbreaks are seen in the 7-Day forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This frigid week will conclude with another afternoon of with highs in the... more »
  • Frigid nights, clear afternoons leading into the weekend Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:48 AM

    With nine, including Thursday morning, the Baton Rouge area has now registered more freezes so far this winter then all of last winter, which had seven. The latest freeze ever recorded at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge came on April 13, 1940. Freezing temperatures are also expected on Friday and... more »
  • Cool with passing clouds, then weekend rain chances Play Video

    December 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    After a frosty start, some temperature moderation is expected before another front and another reinforcing chill. We are keeping an eye on rain chances for late weekend and early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will once again max out near 60 degrees. Skies will be... more »
  • A couple of cold fronts moving through this week Play Video

    December 11, 2017 7:03 AM

    While fewer mornings with freezing conditions are expected this week, it will still be generally chilly through the next 7 days. Rain chances will be slim to nil. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 60s. Winds... more »
  • Slight warming, slight rain chances in the coming days Play Video

    November 28, 2017 6:34 AM

    Though slightly warmer, more of the same weather is ahead for Tuesday. The middle of the week will bring a slim chance at rain chances in what has become a very dry region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mainly sunny with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Moderating temperatures, next rain chance

    November 27, 2017 6:55 AM

    If it has been sounding like a repeat forecast each day for the last week, that is because there has not been much change in the weather pattern and there likely will not be for the next several days. A passing cold front over the weekend brought in a reinforcing... more »
  • The next cold front and a peek at Thanksgiving week Play Video

    November 14, 2017 6:41 AM

    Cool morning and pleasant afternoons are ahead. Skies will remain mostly clear. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday should feel great with high temperatures in the low 70s beneath mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light and northeasterly. Another cool and clear night is on tap with low... more »
  • Take a jacket with you Saturday Play Video

    November 10, 2017 6:34 AM

    A generally quiet and seasonable weekend is ahead. Rain chances are not zero, but very low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday afternoon will bring sunshine and highs near 70. Winds will be light and northerly. Bring a jacket to any high school football games or outdoor events... more »
  • Records and Rina, Red Stick ready for changes Play Video

    November 7, 2017 6:45 AM

    After near record warmth on Tuesday a cold front will arrive on Wednesday. More seasonable weather will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A repeat warm afternoon is ahead on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. Such numbers are almost 10 degrees above... more »
  • Weather to provide a great evening for trick-or-treating Play Video

    October 31, 2017 6:42 AM

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

    October 16, 2017 7:14 AM

    A cold front will move southeastward into the Gulf of Mexico today, allowing the first true taste of fall this season. Cooler and drier air will be in place through the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Some early clouds and showers will quickly clear... more »
  • Hot days ahead of the next cold front, Ophelia sets a record Play Video

    October 12, 2017 7:06 AM

    Lower humidity will be felt over the next few days, but make no mistake; afternoons will still be hot. The next good chance for a cool down will come early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be sunny and warm but not as humid as... more »
  • Cold front moving through today, another next week Play Video

    October 11, 2017 6:59 AM

    Monday and Tuesday morning paired up for back-to-back record warm low temperatures at 74 and 76 respectively. Although lows will dip into the 60s over the coming days, afternoons will be just as hot. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be partly sunny with slightly lower humidity.... more »
  • Nate strengthening, main impacts to stay east of Baton Rouge Metro Play Video

    October 6, 2017 8:03 AM

    Summary: As of 10am Saturday, Hurricane Nate was located 265 miles south of Biloxi, Mississippi with a minimum central pressure of 984mb and maximum sustained winds of 90mph and was moving north, northwest at 26mph. Landfall is projected near the mouth of the river then east of the Louisiana state... more »
  • Track shifts west, Louisiana could feel impact from Nate Play Video

    October 5, 2017 7:52 AM

    Overnight, there has been a considerable westward shift in the forecast track of Tropical Storm Nate and there is an increasing chance of direct impact to Louisiana. With quiet weather expected over the next two days, take an opportunity to sure up hurricane preparedness plans in the event action will... more »
  • Tropical Depression 16 forms in the Caribbean Sea Play Video

    October 4, 2017 7:17 AM

    After a drier end to the week, a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico and a cold front could play a role in the forecast this weekend and early next week. Some rain and cooler temperatures are both possible in the long term. The Tropics: Tropical Depression 16... more »
  • Trending calm short term, more active long term Play Video

    October 3, 2017 7:07 AM

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

    September 29, 2017 6:50 AM

    The next two days will bring mostly clear skies and slightly less humidity due to weak northeast breezes. Rain chances may increase slightly on Sunday. Today and Tonight: Friday will be mostly sunny with slightly lower humidity. However, warm temperatures remain in the forecast with highs in the upper... more »
  • Some changes as a cold front chugs through Play Video

    September 28, 2017 7:11 AM

    Any cold front this time of year comes with much attention. Unfortunately, for this one, it may not be warranted. Other than a little drop in humidity, do not expect much change. If you suffer from allergies, keep in mind that ragweed and grass pollen will stay high. Today... more »
  • Front coming, major changes are not Play Video

    September 27, 2017 6:48 AM

    Two more warm, almost hot, days can be expected before a cold front changes the air mass by Friday. Rain chances will stay slim. Did you sense a cooler than average summer? How about a wetter than average summer? One may have led to the other! Read more about that,... more »
  • Late summer conditions prior to a fall cold front Play Video

    September 26, 2017 6:44 AM

    After a couple of warm and humid days, a cold front is pegged to bring some slightly drier air by the end of the week. A significant cool down is not expected though. Even with a front crossing, rain chances will remain slim. This is opposite what occurred over the... more »
  • First full week of fall feels like summer Play Video

    September 25, 2017 6:58 AM

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

    September 15, 2017 6:48 AM

    Through Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area has gone nine days without rain, continuing a deficit for the month of September. There is no cause for alarm on this, dry stretches are normal during the fall months and gauges are still running a surplus of approximately one foot for the year.... more »
  • Dry stretch continues as temperatures, humidity climb Play Video

    September 14, 2017 6:50 AM

    Hopefully, you got a chance to enjoy the fall feel. The next several days feature a forecast that is back to normal and seasonably sticky. With moisture return comes at least a chance for some rain. Through Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area has gone eight days without rain, continuing a... more »
  • Temperatures to climb as rain chances stay low Play Video

    September 13, 2017 6:44 AM

    A sure sign of returning humidity and an exiting fall feel is the low temperature trend. Since thermometers can never drop below the dew point temperature, and dew points are indicative of the level of humidity, we can tell that humidity will be on the rise through the weekend. Low... more »
  • Irma brings pleasant weather to local area Play Video

    September 12, 2017 7:06 AM

    The remnants of Irma continue to fall apart and rain out across the Southeast. For locations near the center of the storms, winds of 35mph will decrease through the day. Today and Tonight: Unbelievably, Irma is actually bringing pleasant weather to the local area. Northwesterly winds circulating around... more »
  • THIS WEEK: seasonable to cooler and drier Play Video

    September 4, 2017 7:10 AM

    Today begins a brief spell of typical, pop-up, afternoon showers and thunderstorms with warm temperatures and some humidity. Get ready though, our first big break of cool and dry air will arrive by mid-week. Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be partly sunny with just a flare up shower... more »
  • Tropical Depression Harvey lingers in the gulf; heavy rains expected Play Video

    August 23, 2017 6:58 AM

    While typical August weather will continue through Thursday, all eyes are on Tropical Depression Harvey which is expected to once again become a Tropical Storm or hurricane in the western Gulf of Mexico. The latest information continues to suggest the possibility of very heavy rain and flooding in parts of... more »
  • Returning storms, looking ahead to a tropical rain threat Play Video

    August 22, 2017 7:18 AM

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

    August 21, 2017 6:53 AM

    The solar eclipse begins at 11:55am today and lasts until 2:55pm. 75 percent of the sun will be eclipsed in the Baton Rouge area during peak viewing at 1:26pm. If you intend to view the solar eclipse then you will need to make certain that your solar viewing glasses are... more »
  • Deadline to claim solar energy tax credit is Aug. 31

    August 21, 2017 6:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana taxpayers have until Thursday, August 31 to claim a tax credit for qualifying residential solar energy systems purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2015. Taxpayers who purchased qualifying systems, and who did not submit solar tax credit claims previously, must file their claims... more »
  • The Eclipse..The Weather...and the Tropics

    August 21, 2017 12:52 AM

    The Eclipse: By now it is no secret that we will have a major astronomical event beginning around 12:00 PM on Monday August 21st. The 2017 Eclipse has been widely publicized and there is a plethora of information on the subject. Here in southeast Louisiana we will be treated... more »
  • High heat due to fewer afternoon showers Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:50 AM

    Thursday will bring some brief changes to what has been a stagnant weather pattern. A *HEAT ADVISORY* is in effect for the entire WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm Thursday. This means the combination of heat and humidity could produce feels like temperatures of 108 degrees or higher for three... more »
  • Eclipse 2017: what to expect, how to view

    August 16, 2017 11:42 AM

    On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the U.S. will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will be visible—weather permitting—across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Anyone within a 70-milewide path that stretches through 14 states... more »
  • Scattered storms still in play, changes late week Play Video

    August 14, 2017 6:46 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast early this week, but activity may relax a little bit by Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring a better shot at showers and thunderstorms than Sunday. After a partly sunny and steamy start to... more »
  • Weekend cold front to ease July humidity Play Video

    July 27, 2017 6:23 AM

    The end of the week will be dry and hot. Any pop-up showers will be very isolated. A cold front brings potential for some sensible changes by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday afternoon temperatures will make it into the mid 90s and... more »
  • Drier and warmer conditions return, cold front this weekend Play Video

    July 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms have all but shut down for the remainder of the week. Forecast focus now shifts to a cold front expected to approach the area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be mostly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures penetrating the low... more »
  • Families' day at local water park cut short by stormy weather Play Video

    July 22, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - We're one month into the summer and high temperatures are still forcing families to find a way to cool down. Families got out the door early, as they used their weekend to beat the heat. “Well we just wanted to get out, it’s so hot... more »
  • Heat Index over 105 degrees this afternoon Play Video

    July 20, 2017 6:44 AM

    Wednesday brought the hottest temperatures so far this year. Baton Rouge topped out at 96 degrees with a heat index, or feels like temperature, around 106 degrees for several hours. For a bit of perspective, it was the first day that eclipsed 95 degrees, while 14 had made it that... more »
  • Rain coverage trending lower through the week Play Video

    July 18, 2017 6:44 AM

    Monday’s rain coverage was a little beneath what was expected. Approximately 40 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area received measurable precipitation while the forecast was for 60 percent. This may be a signal that the upper levels are slowly warming and stabilizing—a trend expected this week and... more »
  • Active afternoons continue early this week Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:00 AM

    The pattern continues with afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms along with intermittent sunshine. Expect more sun in the morning with some patchy fog before sunrise. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your new week starts off with an old forecast. Morning sunshine will cook thermometers into the low 90s... more »
  • Rain coverage increasing, new tropical system Play Video

    July 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    A wetter pattern will begin to materialize through the end of the week and especially this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny before isolated showers develop by the afternoon hours. Isolated is the key word; not all locations in the 13 Parish, 3... more »
  • Slow transition to a wetter pattern Play Video

    July 5, 2017 6:44 AM

    With local rain coverage remaining low, heat and humidity will continue to be the dominant weather feature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With some early sun, thermometers will once again surge into the low 90s. High dew points, and therefore high humidity, will produce “feels-like” temperatures near 100... more »
  • No surprise, heat and humidity through the 4th Play Video

    July 3, 2017 7:36 AM

    A hot and humid pattern will continue for most of the week. Rain chances will be slim to nil, at least until the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will begin hot and humid with partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperature near 93 degrees and... more »
  • You've got 20 percent chances and 15 minutes Play Video

    June 16, 2017 7:04 AM

    Through the weekend, isolated showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out during the afternoons but heat and humidity will be the two dominant features. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another downturn in rain and thunderstorm coverage is expected for Friday. Skies will be partly sunny with a 20... more »
  • Humidity, rain chances, Mississippi River all on the way up Play Video

    May 18, 2017 7:09 AM

    As expected, humidity continues to climb. Overnight, dew points climbed into the low 70s across the forecast area resulting in summerlike morning temperatures in the low 70s. This means the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area is feeling “sticky” and that will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Beaut' at the box, humidity rising Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    As a surface high pressure weakens and pushes east beneath an eastward moving upper level ridge, more mixing of the local atmopshere has allowed the Department of Environmental Quality to drop the air quality alert. As far as the rest of "weather and health," keep applying sunscreen, with a U.V.... more »
  • Sun, but another air quality alert Play Video

    May 15, 2017 7:03 AM

    Increasing warmth and humidity is expected through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another pretty, warm afternoon with mainly blue skies dotted by a couple of low clouds and high temperatures in the upper 80s. Winds will be light and southeasterly through tonight... more »
  • Increased clouds, humidity ahead of Friday cold front Play Video

    May 11, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area tomorrow bringing changes to the weather in time for Mother’s Day weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As expected, humidity has increased considerably ahead of this cold front. Dew point readings ave climbed into the middle and upper 60s... more »

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