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  • 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 »
  • Sunny and warm with an air quality alert Play Video

    May 8, 2017 7:06 AM

    An area of high pressure dominates our weather pattern for a majority of the week. This will keep our sunshine and rain-free days in place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect more sunshine and low humidity for Monday. High temperatures will stride for the mid 80s. Winds will... more »
  • Time to dry out Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:06 AM

    The weight is lifted—no weather worries through the weekend! Returning sunshine, low humidity and cool to seasonable temperatures are in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures have really fallen off in the last 48 hours as a cold front has pushed through the area. Clouds... more »
  • Early week pleasant before more rain, strong cold front

    May 1, 2017 7:19 AM

    A front has moved through, winds have subsided and seasonable weather is on tap for the first two days of May. More rain, possibly heavy, is pegged for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will feature pleasant weather. With a front through to the east, cooler... more »
  • Pleasant feel will give way to warmth, humidity Play Video

    April 24, 2017 6:44 AM

    Sunday was unseasonably cool with a lot of cloud cover. In response to much more sun, Monday will warm but stay just below average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are on tap for the beginning of this new week. High temperatures will climb into the... more »
  • Showers and storms flare up this afternoon Play Video

    April 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    There is a slightly better chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms today. Some changes come to the weekend forecast with a quicker arrival of rain and a sharper cool down behind the front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny and warm with high temperatures... more »
  • Waiting for April to return Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:43 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through Friday as high temperatures and humidity continue to climb. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. It will likely feel a bit sticky. Isolated showers will flare up... more »
  • Lower chance of a rainbow Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:05 AM

    The pop-up showers and thunderstorms will continue decreasing in number through mid-week. Signs point to a nice cool down coming over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring less rain action than did Monday. Still, expect a partly sunny sky and thermometers... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • Warmth giving way to pop-up showers Play Video

    April 13, 2017 6:44 AM

    Outdoor plans for Easter Weekend appear to be in fine shape, especially early. Some locations will have to dodge nuisance, pop-up showers and thunderstorms but such is typical as we move later into the spring. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a warm one with highs... more »
  • Temperatures climbing into the holiday weekend Play Video

    April 12, 2017 7:07 AM

    As we move deeper into April we move closer to the summertime pattern of warmth followed by pop up showers and storms. A taste of that type of weather is ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will depart to the northeast today and therefore... more »
  • Some, but not all, to receive showers today Play Video

    April 11, 2017 6:57 AM

    A weak cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Beyond that, rain chances will be minimal through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today, a weak cold front will move into the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Warmer week ahead, isolated showers possible Play Video

    April 10, 2017 7:03 AM

    Warmth will slowly increase each afternoon through the week while only isolated showers seem possible due to a few weak storm systems. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few clouds may mix in through the day, more sunshine is on tap for your Monday. Highs will be... more »
  • Storm worn state getting a break, will it last? Play Video

    April 3, 2017 7:19 AM

    More than 5 inches of rain fell in parts of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Livingston Parishes along with Southwest Mississippi. Runoff is going to cause area rivers to rise. As of 6:30am Monday, many were forecast to crest near flood stage. Only the Comite at Joor Road is... more »
  • Two days dry before a significant rain event Play Video

    March 31, 2017 7:12 AM

    Enjoy a pleasant weather ride into the weekend because the second half is looking like a washout! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring lower humidity, full sunshine and warm afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s. Winds will be light and westerly. Skies stay clear and winds... more »
  • Active pattern underway, more storms possible this week Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    Despite this weekend's cold front, we didn't feel much relief at all, because it retreated back to the north as a warm front. We continue with the warmth and the humidity through most of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring partly sunny skies.... more »
  • Take me out to the ballgame, or just outside in general Play Video

    March 22, 2017 7:04 AM

    Quiet weather will continue through Thursday. Though rain can’t be ruled out on Friday, widespread action will hold off until Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another day, another morning with clouds and another afternoon with sunshine and warmth. Look for high temperatures to reach 84 degrees with... more »
  • Fog to sun again and again Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:37 AM

    An area of high pressure in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico will be creating a repetitive weather pattern through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, Tuesday will have some early fog and low clouds followed by plenty of afternoon sunshine. High temperatures will once again head... more »
  • Spring and growing season underway! Play Video

    March 20, 2017 7:05 AM

    Spring began at 5:28am. This marks the “vernal equinox” meaning that time of daylight and darkness is approximately equal around the globe. As the season change suggests, the weather forecast would lend to getting gardens started. 2017 may mark the earliest last freeze on record in Baton Rouge—it occurred back... more »
  • Some sun before more rounds of rain Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:48 AM

    Expect a short lull in the unsettled pattern before muggy air and showers return to wrap up the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A clearing trend is expected for Wednesday with partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 70s. Perhaps the most noteworthy change will... more »
  • Passing shower tonight, pushing warmth out tomorrow

    February 24, 2017 6:43 AM

    The final weekend of the Carnival Season and the second for LSU Baseball should enjoy some more nice weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning fog will give way to sunshine and then a cold front will approach the area late. Ahead of this, temperatures will again stride... more »
  • Front through but more 80s on the way Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:59 AM

    Even through a front has passed the region, temperatures will not change much. In fact, the record setting 80s of winter 2016-17 are again expected on Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning clouds will give way to a mostly sunny sky during the afternoon and... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis, LSU Baseball may be dodging showers Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday Morning could be one of if not the last taste of wintry temperatures this season. On average, the last freeze occurs around Feb. 24. At this point, the last freeze registered in Baton Rouge was on January 8. Previously, the earliest, last freeze of the season came on January... more »
  • Awaiting the next cold front Play Video

    February 6, 2017 7:17 AM

    Above average to near record warm temperatures remain in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Monday will be partly sunny, muggy and warm with high temperatures topping out near 80 degrees. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy during the overnight hours with lows in the low... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth into the new month

    February 1, 2017 7:25 AM

    As a new month begins, the warmer pattern continues. With an average temperature of 59.3 degrees, January 2017 was the fifth warmest on record. Bumped by nearly 5 inches of rain on January 19, the month goes down as the ninth wettest with 9.7 inches. Records from Baton Rouge Metropolitan... more »
  • Whatever the rodent says, we're spring-like

    January 31, 2017 6:47 AM

    As thermometers continue an upward climb, the next shot at showers is on the board. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Tuesday will continue a warming trend for the area with highs returning to the mid 70s—likely a degree or two warmer than Monday. Sunshine will be the main... more »
  • Last January weekend will feel like... January!

    January 27, 2017 6:48 AM

    Dry, quiet stretches aren’t too common for South Louisiana in January—so grab a light jacket and enjoy the outdoors this weekend! THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Friday will bring abundant sunshine with just a few passing high clouds. Temperatures will be climbing out of the upper 30s and... more »
  • Turning cooler, staying cooler

    January 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    Cooler temperatures have arrived and will prevail through Monday. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Beyond straggling morning clouds, Thursday will feature afternoon sunshine and high temperatures near 60 degrees and northwest winds of 5-10mph. Those winds will continue to spill cooler air into the region beneath a clear... more »
  • Right back to the 70s, not for long

    January 24, 2017 6:37 AM

    Overall, a quiet stretch of weather is ahead but a temperature turnaround is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: More sunshine is expected for Tuesday with high temperatures warming quickly into the low 70s. Winds will shift southeast at 5-10mph. Overnight, some clouds will begin to... more »
  • A nice April weekend ahead

    January 13, 2017 7:09 AM

    Several record high temperatures fell on Thursday. New benchmarks were set in Baton Rouge (82°), New Roads (82°) and McComb (80°). So, One thing you can lock in with this weather forecast – it will feel nothing like January in the Baton Rouge area! THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Here we go again, record highs in danger

    January 12, 2017 6:37 AM

    Well above average temperatures will headline the weather story through Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Beyond morning fog, a partly sunny afternoon is ahead with high temperatures pegged for the upper 70s. Especially where there is ample sunshine, the 1989 record of 80 degrees is certainly in... more »
  • Trending colder, rain returns tomorrow night

    January 4, 2017 7:11 AM

    As colder air spills into the region, another storm system organizes to bring rain (and possibly more) to the area Thursday Night into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with much cooler temperatures. Northerly winds will mean that morning... more »
  • Like it mild? Enjoy today

    January 3, 2017 6:58 AM

    The area will go from mild temperatures to a more wintry feel over the next 36 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s. Skies stay mostly clear overnight with lows near 50. Up Next: The area will... more »
  • Low wind chills Friday, below freezing Saturday Morning

    December 9, 2016 6:40 AM

    The chill is on. A long duration freeze is expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine, Friday will be quite cold with highs failing to leave the upper 40s. Continued northeast winds of 5-10mph will produce wind chills or “feels like” temperatures... more »
  • Decem-brr on the way

    December 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Dig deep into the closet, grab the warmest layers you own -- they'll be needed Thursday to Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a partly sunny day to unfold with high temperatures climbing to the upper 60s this afternoon. Rain showers will arrive overnight just ahead of... more »
  • Quiet weather for Black Friday, Bayou Classic

    November 25, 2016 7:03 AM

    With a light jacket and sunglasses, you’re ready for a nice final weekend of November. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Whether shopping, enjoying the outdoors or getting back to work, Friday will be welcomed by pleasant conditions. Sunshine and a few passing clouds are expected up top with... more »
  • Feasting on sun through the weekend

    November 24, 2016 7:24 AM

    A four day stretch of pleasant weather is kicked off on this Thanksgiving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will be sunny and seasonably mild with a high temperatures in the mid 70s—just about 5 degrees above average. Winds will be light and northerly. For LSU Football... more »
  • Trending warmer, turkey travel update

    November 22, 2016 7:06 AM

    Expect milder temperatures before some showers arrive for the busiest travel day of the year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be warmer with high temperatures getting into the mid 70s and light southeast winds. Sunshine early will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon... more »
  • Quiet start, showers for travel day?

    November 21, 2016 7:39 AM

    After a very cold start to the week, and the first freeze in some locations, a quick warm-up is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be sunny and cool with highs in the upper 60s. Overnight will end up warmer than this morning with clear skies... more »
  • Seasonable despite a passing cold front

    November 15, 2016 7:06 AM

    Today’s cold front will be tough to notice, but a second system this weekend will certainly get our attention. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will cross the area today with little more than some passing cloud cover. A spotty, light shower isn’t impossible, but... more »
  • Still dry, big cool down ahead?

    November 14, 2016 6:58 AM

    The week ahead will be quiet overall, but a pair of cold fronts will cross the area with the latter bringing some big temperature changes. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The sun returns today! High temperatures will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, skies stay mostly clear... more »
  • Clearing out, staying cool

    November 9, 2016 7:00 AM

    Showers exit the area and sunshine returns for the foreseeable future. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds are expected to clear out from north to south through the day. Sunshine is expected to make an appearance, perhaps except in coastal areas. Locations further north of I-12 will have... more »
  • Hottest Halloween?

    October 31, 2016 6:49 AM

    THE FORECAST: After the record-breaking heat yesterday, it's very possible that we could break the Halloween heat record today. Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring morning fog followed by an unseasonably warm afternoon. Skies will be sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Overnight will be... more »
  • See you another day, fall

    October 27, 2016 6:30 AM

    Beyond today, rain chances fall to zero through the weekend. Above average temperatures will prevail. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: We’ll continue to carry the mention of a “spotty shower” in the forecast through Thursday, but most locations will continue to stay dry. Partly sunny skies will allow... more »
  • Low end rain chance then warmer temps

    October 26, 2016 6:58 AM

    Looking for rain? The best chance of the next 7-10 days will come between now and Thursday, but don’t bet on it. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Though skies will be partly sunny, an increase of cloud cover compared to Tuesday is expected for Wednesday. A weak disturbance... more »
  • Not feeling fall

    October 17, 2016 6:59 AM

    Highs will flirt with 90 degrees through Wednesday before a big temperature adjustment arrives by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm day under partly sunny skies. Morning radar showed showers off of the Southeast Louisiana coast which suggested that one or two could... more »
  • Monitoring Matthew and the mid-week muggies

    October 4, 2016 6:59 AM

    Warmer and more humid air will move into place for a few days before the next cold front arrives. Meanwhile, the Eastern United States is watching carefully as a powerful hurricane is expected to track farther west. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, highs will again make... more »
  • Cool down in progress

    September 28, 2016 7:19 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area. Humidity continues falling and thus seasonably warm afternoons won’t feel as steamy. Morning temperatures will be able to drop into what some might consider “cool territory.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies with low humidity... more »
  • Coolest temperatures since Late May on the way

    September 27, 2016 7:05 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area. Humidity is falling and thus seasonably warm afternoons won’t feel as steamy. Morning temperatures will be able to drop into what some might consider “cool territory.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, some lingering cloud cover may be anticipated... more »
  • Changing temperatures possible next week

    September 23, 2016 6:58 AM

    The first weekend of fall will be warm and sticky with only isolated showers possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Summer weather keeps on rollin’ with Friday’s forecast. The afternoon will bring partly sunny skies with a high temperature in the low 90s. Humidity will be higher than... more »
  • High temp map draped in its fall best

    September 22, 2016 6:45 AM

    “Welcome to fall,” said the Louisiana meteorologist, as he wiped sweat from his brow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Call it a different season, but the weather forecast remains exactly the same. Expect a mostly sunny afternoon with high temperatures in the low 90s. Overnight, low temperatures won’t... more »
  • Set to scale back this humidity

    September 19, 2016 7:11 AM

    As some slightly drier air filters into the region, rain coverage will be minimal until the weekend. Despite a little less humidity, efficiently warming drier air will keep afternoons hot. For a record 103 days, t emperatures have not been in the 60s. The streak started before astronomical summer started.... more »
  • Trending drier above and below

    September 7, 2016 6:46 AM

    Coming out of a more active shower and storm stretch, the end of the week will also feature slightly lower humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much drier weather is expected for Wednesday. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with only an isolated afternoon shower possible. Highs... more »

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