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  • Definitely mild, likely gray, possibly all dry

    November 26, 2015 6:59 AM

    The next several days may well feature a lot of cloud cover—but they’ll stay mainly dry and mild. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will show more clouds than sun, but we’ve certainly had colder holidays. Highs will top out in the middle 70s. Easterly... more »
  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • Out of the chill

    November 24, 2015 6:59 AM

    Warming temperatures and increasing clouds are expected through Thanksgiving. Organized rain should be holding off until at least Black Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a bit warmer with highs reaching the mid 60s. It does appear as though some mid and high... more »
  • Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana this weekend

    November 20, 2015 6:58 AM

    After a seasonable and sunny Friday, the coolest air of the fall season will arrive over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will once again reveal sunshine for the local area with high temperatures in the low 70s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Back to normal for now

    November 19, 2015 7:05 AM

    The week will end with clear skies and normal temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help thermometers into the low 70s this afternoon. Winds will be light and northerly. Overnight, will once again be clear and cool with a low in the upper 40s.... more »
  • Rapid improvements

    November 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    The severe weather threat verified in some locations Tuesday Night with tornado warnings issued for parts of St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, as well as Amite County. Fortunately, they had been no reports of damage as of 6am Wednesday. As a cold front presses eastward, rain will end... more »
  • Make outdoor reservations, a weekend will finally be dry

    November 12, 2015 7:10 AM

    Showers and a cold front will exit the region leaving behind cooler, drier weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will wrap-up by mid-morning Thursday. However, clouds may linger into the afternoon as cooler air begins pushing into the region. Highs will struggle to reach... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, cooler temperatures

    November 11, 2015 6:42 AM

    After a warmer Veterans Day, cooler temperatures will arrive and persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning clouds and fog will break for some afternoon sun. As is typical ahead of a cold front, temperatures and moisture will bounce up and we can expect a... more »
  • Showers, cool temps. around the corner

    November 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    A cold front will whip through the area on Wednesday Night bringing a few showers then an extended stretch of cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, clouds and fog will be slow to break for mostly sunny afternoon skies. We’ll define the word seasonable Tuesday Afternoon... more »
  • Clouds to sun

    November 9, 2015 7:11 AM

    Seasonably mild weather will persist into mid-week before much cooler temperatures arrive. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds will break away from west to east through our Monday. With that noted, temperatures will have the chance to climb a bit higher than Sunday, topping out around 72°.... more »
  • Rain to return

    November 5, 2015 7:06 AM

    Expect one more mainly dry afternoon before another unsettled set of days carries us into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will offer partial sunshine. Clouds will tend to increase from the afternoon into the evening. High temperatures will be above average, in the low... more »
  • Fog to partial sun

    November 4, 2015 7:07 AM

    After dense fog during the morning hours, some clearing will occur during the afternoon. The next storm system is pegged for Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds continue to plague the region. Afternoon sun stands a better chance than Tuesday, but still, at least partial cloudiness... more »
  • Two nice, two unsettled

    October 29, 2015 7:20 AM

    The week will wrap with a pair of pleasant days. Halloween looks like a rainout. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stray clouds and showers will part for sunshine during the afternoon hours. Again thermometers will top out near 80. Overnight will be clear and seasonable with lows in... more »
  • Sun and clouds

    October 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Thermometers have bounced back to near or above average readings and some slow warming will continue for the reminder of the week. Meanwhile, away from the coast, rain shower chances will be very low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The standard is maintained into Wednesday. Expect sunshine with... more »
  • Haystack Dry

    October 20, 2015 6:49 AM

    Seasonable fall weather continues as temperatures bump slightly above average through the remainder of the week. There is an increased chance for rain over the weekend which could provide some drought relief to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow high temperatures back... more »
  • Almost seasonable

    October 19, 2015 7:30 AM

    After a couple of chilly mornings Sunday and Monday, temperatures will rebound to average by mid-week. Meanwhile, a continued absence of rain extends the regional drought. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will warm some 30° away from morning lows on Monday thanks to abundant sunshine. Highs will... more »
  • Enjoy the games

    October 16, 2015 7:17 AM

    Football fans will have no worries beyond the scoreboard this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool to warm once again with sunshine bringing high temperatures up to 90 on Friday Afternoon. As high school football gets underway, temperatures will fall through the 80s with little more than... more »
  • On par for mid-month

    October 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air and seasonable temperatures will press on into the middle of October—just as would be expected for the time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a cool beginning, Wednesday will be sun filled with temperatures topping out in the mid 80s. Humidity will be joyfully... more »
  • More warmth, some humidity

    October 7, 2015 9:40 AM

    Above average temperatures will continue until a weak front clears the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect high temperatures to once again flirt with 90. Some humidity will be felt as well. Afternoon skies will be partly sunny and it is feasible that a light... more »
  • Not so fast

    October 7, 2015 7:04 AM

    The 98 th 90° high of 2015 in Baton Rouge was on September 30. On average, the last high above 90° occurs by October 1 for an annual average of about 90 days. Such heat has happened as late as the end of October, and we’ll find some here in... more »
  • Additional sun

    October 6, 2015 7:05 AM

    Temperatures will continue to moderate this week, with highs eventually warming above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More afternoon sun is expected on Tuesday. The warmth of that bright, orange orb will guide afternoon highs into the mid 80s. During the overnight hours, some added moisture in... more »
  • Welcome October and fall weather

    October 1, 2015 7:05 AM

    With a cold front through and shots of cool, dry air providing reinforcements, fall-like weather will be in full swing through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first day of October will bring lots of blue sky and sunshine. As humidity drops through the day, temperatures... more »
  • Slow changes

    September 24, 2015 6:49 AM

    The area will gradually transition into a pattern that brings more humidity and better rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer plenty of sunshine; but the very slow return of moisture and humidity will slightly increase the possibility of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Rain... more »
  • First day of fall

    September 23, 2015 6:59 AM

    Although the new season is upon us, the weather will go relatively unchanged through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday we’ll again expect mostly sunny skies with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Somewhat dry air will remain in place and this... more »
  • Same ol'

    September 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    Returning to the pattern we’ve gotten used to over the last week or so, mostly clear skies and seasonable warmth will carry us into fall. The autumnal equinox will occur at 3:22am on Wednesday, marking the official beginning of fall. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday... more »
  • September sweating

    September 18, 2015 6:48 AM

    LSU and Southern football fans should be prepared for dangerous heat at the tailgate and in the stadium on Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Friday will be mostly sunny and a little sticky once again with highs surging for the low 90s. Rain chances remain barely above... more »
  • Persistence

    September 17, 2015 6:50 AM

    A quiet stretch of days is ahead in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will be mostly sunny and a bit humid with highs in the low 90s. Shower chances are almost non-existent, with the exception of coastal parishes. Overnight will be calm... more »
  • Not done sweating

    September 16, 2015 6:47 AM

    Slim shower chances stay in the forecast Wednesday before a mainly dry pattern persists through weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Back to average, the Baton Rouge area will find partly sunny skies running temperatures towards 90 this afternoon. Like Tuesday, a stray shower is possible but mainly... more »
  • September reminder: it's still summer

    September 15, 2015 7:08 AM

    It was nice stepping outside and not immediately feeling sweat bead on your brow, but we’re back at it over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Humidity is returning to the area today. A southerly component to the winds will pull in moisture from the... more »
  • Enjoy another

    September 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air will continue to allow a comfortable feel across the Capital Area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Enjoy the next 12-24 hours as changes will bring a return to more seasonable steam by Tuesday Afternoon. Your Monday though will be sunny and comfortably warm with a high... more »
  • Cold front coming

    September 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    The normal summer pattern will break for a little while after today. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: By comparison, Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday—at least for the first half of the day. Expect a quick jump to steamy with highs topping out in the low 90s... more »
  • Summery (for now)

    September 8, 2015 6:59 AM

    Our typical summer pattern of late will turn stormy by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Another partly sunny and steamy day is ahead with highs topping out around 90. Isolated shower and storm action will offer some spots an afternoon cool down. Rain... more »
  • Rain chances slowly increasing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2015 7:05 AM

    Moving into mid and late week, rain chances will nudge up a little bit each day into the isolated category. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Early sprinkles on Wednesday were a bit of a surprise as the atmosphere remains dry down low and fairly stable up top. For... more »
  • Times of changing weather?

    September 1, 2015 7:07 AM

    Welcome to meteorological fall. While the new season doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, September 23, we weather-folk begin to keep “fall” stats and forecast the seasonal patterns on September 1. Locally, it is a month of change. Over the last 30 years in Baton Rouge, late September has been... more »
  • Hotter but drier

    August 13, 2015 7:08 AM

    Mother Nature has a funny way of balancing things out—southern locations that missed out on the beneficial rain Tuesday did see some action on Wednesday, as we projected. It will be mainly dry and seasonably hot to end the week. Over the weekend, your more standard pop-up showers will... more »
  • Records fall, cold front approaches

    July 31, 2015 7:07 AM

    Baton Rouge Metro Airport reached 100° on Thursday Afternoon before strong showers and thunderstorms rolled over the region. The high temperature was a new record for the date and the first time the Capital City has reached the century mark since June 26, 2012. THE FORECAST: Today and... 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 »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • More hot Louisiana sun

    July 28, 2015 6:53 AM

    We notch a few more highs in the upper 90s before better rain coverage allows for some cooler afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A mostly sunny afternoon will again be offered up pushing high temperatures into the upper 90s. As has been usual of late, while a... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Sweltering weekend

    July 24, 2015 6:48 AM

    Baton Rouge is cracking several top-10 lists for all-time hot stretches in the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’ll wrap up the week with more heat. Morning sunshine will give way to a few afternoon clouds and a high temperature near 97. Certainly, expect a portion... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Above average warmth continues

    July 16, 2015 6:38 AM

    There are no indications that this hotter than usual pattern will let up anytime soon. Normal highs for this time of year are around 92. Baton Rouge area temperatures are likely to peak at 94-96 over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring... more »
  • Only a third through

    July 15, 2015 6:34 AM

    Every day so far this July has surpassed 90 and there are many more are to come. On average, the Baton Rouge area registers 90 days in the 90s. Tuesday marked the 37th for 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid with... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • Nothing unexpected

    July 9, 2015 6:38 AM

    Forecast performance rebounded yesterday with precisely 20% of the WBRZ viewing area finding a shower-as was expected. As a fair-weather promoting high pressure system moves westward toward the region, Thursday will offer the best chance for a rain shower between now and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Partly sunny, isolated showers

    July 8, 2015 6:36 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms were brief and fairly inconsequential on Tuesday but did strike a larger portion of the viewing area than expected. Our forecast was for 20% of the viewing area to receive rain, whereas about 40% of our locations measured precipitation. For more on what those rain chances... more »
  • Typical trend

    July 7, 2015 7:19 AM

    The forecast goes unchanged as does the weather pattern through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Tuesday will mirror Monday with partly sunny skies and a quick warmup into the low 90s by early afternoon. Pop-up showers and storms won't be headline grabbers but can't be ruled out... more »
  • Back to work, back to July

    July 6, 2015 6:51 AM

    Unfortunate timing as an active spell of weather complicated the holiday weekend, but the region returns to a more typical summer pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Early Week: Monday through Thursday will be partly sunny with afternoon high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Summer humidity will help... more »
  • Two but not three

    July 3, 2015 6:45 AM

    After a drier Friday, we've made some significant changes to the weekend forecast that will end a short stretch of dry days and likely affect outdoor plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If your Independence Day Weekend is beginning early, you'll likely enjoy more sunshine. This will again... more »
  • Dry for a change

    July 2, 2015 6:37 AM

    With a little pattern shift, showers will be much harder to come by through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For a change, the day will be headlined not by showers and thunderstorms but the regular summer heat and humidity. Expect temperatures to top... more »
  • Wetter beginning, drier ending

    June 29, 2015 6:50 AM

    Shower and thunderstorm chances will be highest earlier in the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly cloudy skies will be intermittent with scattered showers and thunderstorms on this Monday. High resolution models are offering up the rain showers a little earlier this morning and as a result,... more »
  • Take Dad to a pool

    June 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    While a few showers will pop over the next day or so, heat will dominate weather headlines into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will again be very hot and humid with temperatures making it to near 90° by lunchtime. The clouds bubbling up due... more »
  • And stay away!

    June 16, 2015 6:58 AM

    Tropical Storm Bill has remained to our west as forecast and as a result, we will see the downturn in thunderstorm coverage, as forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, another sticky start will give way to early sunshine quickly warming temperatures. Under partly sunny skies,... 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 »
  • Sun and a few storms

    June 10, 2015 7:07 AM

    The unsettled weather pattern we've entered is just beginning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will differ from Tuesday in that more morning sunshine will occur before showers and storms spark off during the afternoon hours. Overall, rainfall is expected to be less widespread than Tuesday as well.... more »
  • The calm before returning storms

    June 8, 2015 6:43 AM

    While some sun can be expected this week, the weather pattern will turn active again with scattered showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday looks as though it will feature the calmest of the next several. Look for mostly sunny skies once again with high temperatures... more »
  • Set for some 90s

    June 4, 2015 6:59 AM

    We'll notice increasing warmth each afternoon into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will be another one spent under partly sunny skies with afternoon thermometers approaching 90. Notable is that humidity remains a bit lower than it could be. Again, a coastal shower is not... more »
  • Easing out of it

    June 2, 2015 8:38 AM

    Rain chances for Tuesday are even lower, with many locations expected to stay dry through the rest of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be partly sunny, warm and humid. Thermometers will behave normally for the time of year. June 2 marks the first calendar... more »
  • It MAY get drier

    June 1, 2015 7:00 AM

    The end of May and beginning June could spell more than calendar change-the weather pattern looks to flip as well. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday doesn't look completely dry across the region, but far less action is expected for Baton Rouge and locations to the north and... more »
  • Less rain, more heat

    May 13, 2015 7:17 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 60% rain coverage verified well. A few of the storms, particularly in Iberville and Pointe Coupee Parishes, were stronger than expected. We'll get a mid-week break from widespread action before it picks up again on Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While not... more »
  • Dodge the shower

    May 7, 2015 6:46 AM

    As far as this first full week of May goes, today will likely offer the best chance of an afternoon shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will shape up similar to the last few. Morning sun will give way to partly sunny midday skies and... more »
  • Find the shower

    May 6, 2015 6:41 AM

    Rain chances rebound into the 20% category over the next two days. Regardless, most of the time will be spent sunny and dry with many locations receiving no rain at all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Wednesday, we're expecting partly sunny skies early to kick thermometers... more »
  • Seasonsable warmth and tropical trickery

    May 5, 2015 6:57 AM

    Shower chances decrease while temperatures increase. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There is a lesser chance of afternoon showers for your Tuesday when compared to Monday. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the mid 80s. As has been the trend, a slight... more »
  • Sun and a shower

    May 4, 2015 6:59 AM

    Typical warm season weather can be expected for our first full week of May. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we begin the new week, skies will again reveal sunshine although we sprinkle the possibility of a spotty shower into the mix. During the late morning and early... more »
  • Get outside y'all

    May 1, 2015 6:49 AM

    Your weekend looks ideal; all outdoor activities will be a go with sun, warmth and low humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Our Friday weather won't vary much from that of Thursday. Blue skies and sunshine will dominate overhead and high temperatures will top out near 80°. Overnight... more »
  • Warmer

    April 30, 2015 6:54 AM

    Despite a gradual, daily warming trend that begins today, humidity will remain low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will stay generally clear through your Thursday and along with a weakening northerly breeze, thermometers will respond by climbing through the upper 70s. Don't expect anything more than a... 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 »
  • For a pair

    April 8, 2015 5:47 AM

    Wednesday will be the second straight with unseasonably warm temperatures, high humidity and little in the way of shower activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be partly sunny and humid with high temperatures returning to the upper 80s. Beyond the lakes and coast, again it will... more »
  • Temps up, humidity up

    April 7, 2015 5:59 AM

    The next two days will feature much more sun than the last few but will also be much warmer and more humid. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday and Wednesday should shape up to be nearly identical. Look for a pair of partly sunny afternoons with highs in... more »
  • Good Friday, good forecast?

    April 3, 2015 5:49 AM

    The weather pattern will flip for the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Throughout your Good Friday, we'll notice a buildup of clouds ahead of an approaching cold front. Southerly winds of 10-15mph will accompany a warm and humid afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. The... more »
  • Heading to the holiday

    April 2, 2015 6:00 AM

    The weather pattern along the Gulf Coast will begin to change as we move into Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of the new month will feature morning clouds with just a spotty shower or two. By later afternoon, blue sky will become more... more »
  • In all seriousness

    April 1, 2015 6:10 AM

    The working forecast remains unchanged as we enter the new month. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon won't be a far cry from the previous few days though the air may feel a little bit thicker as highs near 83°. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy the... more »
  • Out lamby

    March 31, 2015 5:59 AM

    The month will end on a fairly quiet, "lamb-like" note with warmer than average temperatures and partly cloudy skies. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Our final day of March won't stray much from the script. Expect partly sunny skies with a bit of humidity and highs around 83°.... more »
  • Spring stretch

    March 23, 2015 6:02 AM

    A lucky break over the weekend, as rain did indeed primarily fall during hours of darkness. Now the region settles into a more settled pattern for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will be stubborn during the morning hours, with some mist even observed... more »
  • A geomagnetic storm may be toying with your GPS today

    March 17, 2015 2:25 PM

    "No, Siri. I'm not in Port Allen right now. I'm in Baton Rouge." That's what I told my phone today, but I may not have been alone. A few people may have talked to their phones today regarding their GPS location. Siri may have thought I was in Port Allen... more »
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    March 13, 2015 1:53 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket - and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft - soared into a clear late-night sky, right on time, to cheers and applause.... more »
  • Still chilly, sun returns

    March 6, 2015 6:06 AM

    After setting a record low on Friday Morning, sunshine will guide thermometers well above readings from Thursday Afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon, temperatures will climb into the low 50s under a mostly sunny sky. Overnight, we can expect a light freeze along and north of... more »
  • Sunny end to the week

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Drier but still cool

    February 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    Showers are gone for a while, but chilly air is staying put for the near term. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, today's weather will likely be considered a vast improvement over Wednesday. Times of sun and clouds will come along with afternoon highs in the... more »
  • Mardi Froid

    February 17, 2015 5:58 AM

    Your Fat Tuesday will be cold, but fortunately dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras is looking better than last year-just barely. While we are once again cold, at least the precipitation has shut off, which is an improvement on the 2014 version. Skies will have times... more »
  • Coming out of it

    February 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    As we finish the week, the dreary weather will break and afternoon temperatures will warm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You can tuck away the umbrella but keep the warmer coat handy. Clouds will linger through early Thursday making for another chilly day. With some breaks in the... more »
  • Count 'em

    January 26, 2015 5:56 AM

    We'll keep tallying sunny, seasonable days while the Northeastern hubs prepare for an historic blizzard. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a bit cooler than Sunday-reason being, those winds you probably noticed during the latter half of the weekend. They accompanied a dry cold front that... more »
  • One more

    January 21, 2015 5:41 AM

    Changes to the pleasant local conditions will begin during the overnight hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite a cold front passing through the area last night, another tranquil and mild day is in store for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Many locations will produce an above average... more »
  • Mild and dry again

    January 20, 2015 5:30 AM

    After a warmer morning, a slightly warmer afternoon is on tap across the Gulf South. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies are again expected today and after a morning spent in the 40s (compared to 30s Monday), high temperatures should make it to or even eclipse... more »
  • Clouds aplenty

    January 13, 2015 5:35 AM

    Despite a drier and cooler feel, clouds will linger for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More clouds than sun can be expected today, with much cooler temperatures. While a peek or two of sun can't be ruled out-especially later in the day-clouds will hold... more »
  • This is the warm one

    January 6, 2015 5:37 AM

    Relatively speaking, your Tuesday will have the warmest feel of any day for the rest of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Abundant incoming sunshine will allow a freezing morning to become a fairly seasonable afternoon. Many locations will edge close to 60° which is just a... more »
  • Sunny, cool, changing

    December 17, 2014 6:20 AM

    Another quiet day is expected before overnight clouds signal our next storm system. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Enjoy another day with plenty of blue sky and sunshine. We may begin to gather a few high clouds as the day progresses. Afternoon highs will fall a bit shy... more »
  • Sun and mild temps to return

    December 12, 2014 6:11 AM

    Each afternoon through Sunday will feature increased sunshine with high temperatures steadily climbing back to the 70s. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your week wraps up with another blue/gray mix in the skies and perhaps even a stray rain drop or two. Temperatures will be a touch warmer... more »
  • Reinforcements

    December 10, 2014 5:55 AM

    The drier, cooler inland air mass has tapped into another northerly breeze to keep thermometers below average for the rest of the work week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A noticeably cooler day is ahead. Wednesday high temperatures will likely fail to reach 60° with most locations peaking... more »
  • Trending cooler

    December 9, 2014 5:58 AM

    A weak, reinforcing cold front will slip past the area tonight, bringing slightly cooler temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, your Tuesday will feature abundant sunshine with a high temperature in the middle 60s. A weak front will cross the region tonight, offering little more than... more »
  • The ring

    December 3, 2014 11:04 AM

    Over the last month, many WBRZ viewers have emailed and tweeted pictures of an unusual looking ring around the sun or moon. Is this an optical illusion? Or, is it some outer-worldly phenomenon? Actually, it's just weather. To meteorologists, these circles of light around the sun or moon... more »
  • Pinch me, we're in December

    December 2, 2014 5:30 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Once again we can expect a partly sunny sky. Rain shower chances should fall to almost nil except in coastal locations. With a weakening and dissipating cold front strolling through the region, temperatures will go a touch lower than Monday, but remain above average... more »
  • Warm December days

    December 1, 2014 5:59 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another unseasonably warm day as high temperatures again approach 80°. Skies will be partly sunny; through there will be the possibility of a spotty shower late in the day and into the overnight hours. Regardless, thermometers will stay in the middle 50s... 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 »

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