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  • Summer's first big sizzle

    June 15, 2016 7:01 AM

    Shade and hydration will be important over the next few days. The heat and humidity combo will cause the body to sense temperatures over 100° today, tomorrow and Friday afternoons. Don’t look for relief overnight, lows will barely drop beneath 80°. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Warm and humid with a few pulls possible

    June 10, 2016 6:45 AM

    The LSU Baseball Tarp Crew covered and uncovered Skip Bertman Field a remarkable 9 times (18 pulls) last weekend. With a more typical pattern taking shape this weekend with few showers and thunderstorms, the crew shouldn’t be quite as busy. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be... more »
  • Some sunshine today, back to normal this weekend

    June 9, 2016 6:50 AM

    After today, the Baton Rouge area will return to a pattern more typical of June. Expect marine breezes to bring “pop-up” afternoon showers back to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will run very similar to Wednesday. With slowly increasing humidity, high temperatures should have no... more »
  • Finally looking dry at The Box and beyond

    June 7, 2016 6:42 AM

    An unsettled pattern which complicated regional baseball at Alex Box Stadium has finally broken. Sunshine and warmth are in store for the days to come. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will offer high temperatures in the low 90s with a light, northerly breeze and abundant sunshine. If... more »
  • Fewer showers, Tropical Storm Colin approaching Florida

    June 6, 2016 7:04 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is moving back to a more seasonable pattern—with heat, humidity and only ISOLATED afternoon thundershowers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For the beginning of a new week comes a new pattern. More early sunshine will allow high temperatures to make a run at... more »
  • Moving to a more active pattern and the official hurricane season

    June 1, 2016 7:09 AM

    As the 2016 hurricane season “officially” begins today, two storm names are already in the books—Alex and Bonnie. Colin is up next. All is quiet for now, but it only takes one storm to make it a “bad” year. Our team is happy to prepare you for the season ahead,... more »
  • Getting back in the swing

    May 31, 2016 6:38 AM

    Weather will bring much more of the same over the next two days-- warm and humid with isolated thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, a fast warm up into the low 90s along with lots of humidity and early sunshine will give way to bubbling clouds... more »
  • Capital City to coast warm and humid for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27, 2016 6:55 AM

    As Memorial Day Weekend commences, another day of warmth and humidity is on tap. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday’s high temperatures will top out in the upper 80s. A few more clouds than the past couple of days should keep most out of the 90s. Again, no... more »
  • Your Memorial Day Weekend weather planner

    May 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    As vacations and outdoor activities kick into gear for the long weekend, here is a summary of what you can expect in the Baton Rouge area and nearby destinations. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Persistence is the pattern into Thursday. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper... more »
  • Warm with increased humidity

    May 25, 2016 6:55 AM

    Rain shower development will remain limited, but not impossible, through the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A slightly better chance at pop-up showers will come this afternoon. Still, most locations are expected to stay dry. Highs will again peak in the upper 80s. Humidity will be... more »
  • Quiet locally, a tropical note

    May 24, 2016 7:07 AM

    A glimpse at the 7-Day forecast will have you thinking, “May.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Keeping in a similar pattern, Tuesday will again bring mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the upper 80s. A touch more humidity may be noticed—but overall, not too bad. Winds... more »
  • Getting into the ol' standard

    May 23, 2016 7:25 AM

    After brief break in humidity over the weekend, more seasonable weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect skies to be mostly sunny early with increasing clouds and an isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Temperatures will be warm with more humidity-- highs in the... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • Outdoor plans look good again

    May 13, 2016 7:05 AM

    On Thursday, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached 91° at 2:47pm. This marked the first 90°+ day in 2016 and the first since October 16, 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will begin with a few lingering showers near the coast. A weak cold front will continue to... more »
  • Still and sticky

    May 11, 2016 6:47 AM

    A repetitive forecast is up through Thursday, until a cold front arrives with some changes for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will help high temperatures into the upper 80s. Continued humidity will make it a sweaty afternoon for outdoor activity. Winds will be... more »
  • New week, new pattern

    May 9, 2016 7:12 AM

    The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures... more »
  • Winds of change

    May 3, 2016 7:05 AM

    A transitional day is ahead. Shifting northwesterly winds are drying the air mass signaling the arrival of a quiet pattern for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front moves south of the area, a lingering cloud deck will slowly break from northwest... more »
  • Some sun and spotty showers

    April 26, 2016 7:05 AM

    The sun, pop-up showers and warm temperatures will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will play out similar to Monday in that partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s will give way to pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Little more than 20% measurable rain coverage in... more »
  • To the end of April

    April 25, 2016 6:49 AM

    The week ahead will bring weather becoming of spring with sunshine, the daily chance for a pop-up shower and temperatures around 5 degrees above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring more clouds than noticed over the weekend. Highs will make it into the middle... more »
  • Take your pick

    April 22, 2016 7:05 AM

    After showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday Afternoon, many locations were treated to a beautiful rainbow and sunset. For more of your photos, check out the WBRZ Weather Facebook Page . The culprit for those showers, a weak cold front, will push through the region today, ending rain... more »
  • Front to approach the area tomorrow

    April 20, 2016 6:59 AM

    Over the next 48 hours a cold front will slowly cross the region, maintaining scattered shower and thunderstorm possibilities until it does. The most likely period for widespread rain will be Thursday Afternoon and Evening. Tuesday indeed brought scattered showers—though they were very light, not amounting to anything for... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Still on the cloud line

    April 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Coastal flooding will continue to be an issue along Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain and the Lower Tickfaw River as southeast winds of 10-15mph persist today. Tides will run 2-3 feet above average. The same southeast winds leading to high water have maintained enough low-level moisture to keep a stubborn cloud... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • Sun early, a passing shower possible late

    April 6, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a cold front passes the region this evening, a clear and seasonable stretch of weather will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature once again approaching 80 degrees. A weak cold front will drop into... more »
  • Into the 80s with more sun

    April 5, 2016 6:59 AM

    Monday saw mainly sunny skies with a high temperature of 79 degrees. The seasonably mild temperatures will continue through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring more sunshine and warmer high temperatures—into the low 80s—with nearly calm winds. Allergy sufferers keep in mind, the lacking rain... more »
  • Wow weather

    April 4, 2016 7:07 AM

    April in Louisiana is that transition time of year that continues a parade of cool season cold fronts, accompanied by strong storms and heavy rain. But before the summer humidity sets in, between those fronts, Mother Nature offers up breaks like the area will see this week. The outdoors are... more »
  • A quiet start to the week

    March 28, 2016 7:00 AM

    As fog breaks, sun will return with two peaceful days of weather on tap before the pattern turns active to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Beyond some early fog, Monday Afternoon will bring ample sunshine and a high temperature in the middle 70s. Winds will... more »
  • Still clear as thermometers return to average

    March 22, 2016 6:50 AM

    A pair of dry days is anticipated before a fast-moving front pushes across the Gulf Coast on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday Afternoon, thermometers will return to “that’s more like it” territory. More sunshine is on the way aiding an afternoon high back to 70 degrees.... more »
  • River flooding update; unseasonable warmth

    March 15, 2016 7:10 AM

    Today the area will exceed 80 degrees for the third straight day—the first such stretch since, go figure, Christmas time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another dry afternoon is expected Tuesday with a high temperatures topping out in the middle 80s—almost 15 degrees above average! Along with some... more »
  • Waiting for one more, then warming

    March 2, 2016 6:59 AM

    The region will experience a dry and seasonable day before another shot at showers comes by on Thursday. Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the upper 60s. Winds will be light and northeasterly. Overnight, clouds will return with a low in the low... more »
  • Mild ahead of another cold front

    February 29, 2016 7:01 AM

    To begin a new week—we’ll feel mild temperatures and find partial sunshine. The next shot at showers comes with a cold front on Tuesday Afternoon. Today and Tonight: Monday will be partly sunny with a high into the mid 70s. Winds will stay out of the south, but be... more »
  • Sun to return, sun to stay

    February 16, 2016 7:07 AM

    A dry and mild pattern is expected over the next 5-7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be much more settled. After morning fog, sunshine will be prevalent this afternoon as high temperatures climb to the low 70s with light westerly winds. The overnight... more »
  • Cold front gives the cold shoulder for Valentines Day

    February 12, 2016 7:07 AM

    The 70s will be in retreat as a cold front sends temperatures closer to average over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm afternoon is ahead. Temperatures will reach for the low 70s. Winds will be out of the west-southwest at 5-10mph. Early fog... more »
  • Sun up, temps up

    February 11, 2016 7:00 AM

    70 degree temperatures return to the Baton Rouge area for the rest of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday Afternoon will be considerably warmer. With sunshine and southwest winds of 10mph, highs will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, those winds will keep... more »
  • Beginning a brief warming trend

    February 10, 2016 6:37 AM

    Each day through the reminder of the week will feature warmer temperatures before the next cold front arrives this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be peaceful with winds slackened and sun shining. High temperatures will warm into the upper 50s. Overnight won’t... more »
  • Trend: 50s to 70s

    January 28, 2016 6:34 AM

    The area will undergo a warming trend through the weekend as quieter weather persists. Today and Tonight: Skies will clear out on Thursday Afternoon with highs staying cool in the mid 50s. Winds will be northerly at about 5mph. At night and into Friday Morning, temperatures will again... more »
  • Quiet weather as rivers run high

    January 18, 2016 6:49 AM

    Many gauges along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers are cresting early this week. Today and Tonight: Your new week will kick off with sunshine and cool temperatures. For Martin Luther King Day, high temperatures will run into the mid 50s with light northerly winds. The overnight hours are... more »
  • Running into the weekend

    January 15, 2016 7:11 AM

    Those preparing for the Louisiana Marathon will find another year with cooperative weather for the various runs taking place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will make a gradual return into the afternoon hours. With that, high temperatures will climb into the upper 60s—with an isolated... more »
  • Midweek sun before late week showers

    January 13, 2016 6:46 AM

    Enjoy sunshine for the third straight day this work week before showers return to region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will show the region one more dry and sunny day. A gradual warming trend will continue with highs stretching for the mid 60s. Overnight, increasing... more »
  • Sun, gradual warming

    January 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, Tuesday Afternoon will feel a bit more becoming of January normalcy with a high in the upper 50s. Once again, sunshine will be the main player in the skies.... more »
  • Clear and cool for the next 48 hours

    January 11, 2016 7:08 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be sunny and cool. Look for high temperatures to make it back into the low 50s. Winds will be light and northeasterly—so it may not feel as brisk as... more »
  • Increasing clouds with showers on the way

    January 6, 2016 6:38 AM

    A couple of shots at rain are up on the forecast board through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will have a tendency to increase through today although sunshine is still expected, especially early. High temperatures make it into the lower 60s. Showers will... more »
  • Warming trend to follow seasons second freeze

    January 5, 2016 6:51 AM

    For just the second time this cool season, the Baton Rouge area dipped below freezing on Tuesday Morning. Last fall and winter, there were 17 freezes—five of those mornings slipped into the 20s. Along with a warming trend, the weather will ease into an unsettled pattern over the... more »
  • A freeze possible tonight, moderating beyond

    January 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    A pair of clear, quiet days can be expected before unsettled weather returns mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will find a nice warm up after a chilly beginning. Sunshine will guide thermometers close to the temperatures felt on Sunday--in the middle 50s. A... more »
  • Preview cool

    December 15, 2015 6:54 AM

    Relatively cooler temperatures will eventually give way to below average temperatures beyond some mid-week rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Warmer with more sunshine—that’s the call for your Tuesday before the pattern takes an unsettled mid-week shift. Expect highs in the low 70s with light easterly... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth through Saturday, gusty storms possible Sunday

    December 11, 2015 7:25 AM

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

    December 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will register some high temperatures in the 80s before a cold front and squall line bring active, but cooler weather to the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will repeat an ongoing pattern of morning fog, partial afternoon sun... more »
  • Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming

    December 8, 2015 7:00 AM

    With mainly clear skies continuing, temperatures will trend up each day through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Tuesday, you can expect ample sunshine once again with thermometers topping out near 70. Winds will be calm. The night will bring more clear skies early,... more »
  • Seasonable pattern into the weekend

    December 4, 2015 6:58 AM

    Temperatures will try to moderate towards seasonal averages in the mid 60s and mid 40s by Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will be a few degrees warmer than Thursday. Expect a high temperature in the low 60s. Sunshine will stick. Another clear, cold... more »
  • Returning sun, repeating cool

    December 3, 2015 7:03 AM

    A brief cool spell will mark area weather heading into the first weekend of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After some leftover high clouds early, Thursday will end up with full sunshine and cooler air. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s with light... more »
  • 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 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 »

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