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  • Rain likely this weekend, another cool shot to follow Play Video

    October 19, 2017 6:45 AM

    Enjoy one more day of sunny, dry conditions. Humidity and rain chances will be creeping back up through Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be mostly sunny and a touch warmer with highs ticking just above average in the low 80s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Nice for now, watching the weekend forecast Play Video

    October 18, 2017 7:07 AM

    Temperatures will slowly climb above average through the end of the week. Rain is in the forecast for this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday looks like another good one. Sunshine will fill afternoon skies as thermometers chug upward into the low 80s. Winds will be light... more »
  • Coolest temperatures so far this fall Play Video

    October 17, 2017 7:07 AM

    Thermometers will reach seasonable readings through the week, with just a slight return of humidity by Friday. The next chance for rain will hold off until Saturday. As of 6am, the thermometer at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge reached 49 degrees, the first reading in the 40s since May... more »
  • Fall feel has arrived, little change in Irma strength or track Play Video

    September 7, 2017 7:22 AM

    On Thursday morning, Baton Rouge area thermometers reached their lowest mark since May 25. Overnight, Hurricane Irma has held strength with little change in forecast track. The Tropics: Hurricane Irma has a minimum central pressure of 921mb, with maximum sustained winds of 180mph and is moving... more »
  • Significant east shift in Irma track, comfort arrives with cold front as scheduled Play Video

    September 6, 2017 7:18 AM

    An extended stretch of comfortable, quiet weather is ahead. Meanwhile, powerful Hurricane Irma continues to pose a threat to the Southeast U.S. The Tropics: Hurricane Irma has a minimum central pressure of 918mb, with maximum sustained winds of 185mph and is moving west, northwest at 16mph. Overnight, the... more »
  • BLOG: from Baton Rouge to Gonzales to the coast Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:51 AM

    Your Memorial Day Weekend will be hot and humid with some afternoon sun. Another unsettled pattern is around the corner and expected to begin on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Friday, winds will be southerly and ample sunshine will allow afternoon temperatures to climb further... more »
  • Changing feels... Play Video

    May 25, 2017 6:39 AM

    You will feel one more comfortably warm afternoon before higher heat and humidity return. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring abundant sunshine and low humidity with afternoon thermometers in the mid 80s and light, westerly winds. The overnight hours will stay clear with lows closer to... more »
  • BLOG: cooler (for now), rivers stable, unsettled in Hoover Play Video

    May 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    Goodbye rain. An active period has ended and pleasant temperatures are expected for the next two days. Rainfall 7am Saturday - 7am Tuesday | Via WeatherBELL Approximately 3-5 inches of rain has fallen across the forecast area since Saturday. Forecasts leading into the weekend called... more »
  • Two more dry, humidity and storms to end the week Play Video

    May 10, 2017 7:08 AM

    Tranquil and warm conditions will continue through today. Humidity will build on Thursday and by Friday showers and thunderstorms return to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue on Wednesday. Thermometers will climb for 86 degrees with south winds of... more »
  • Nice at the box, under the dome Play Video

    May 9, 2017 6:47 AM

    Sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue through mid-week. The same dome of high pressure responsible for the nice, quiet weather pattern is also creating a stagnant air mass and resulting air quality issues. By Friday, the next cold front arrives with showers and thunderstorms followed by a Mother’s Day... more »
  • Good 2 Geaux Play Video

    May 5, 2017 6:32 AM

    Expect pleasant weather to close the week and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will guide thermometers into the mid 70s as winds remain northwesterly at 5-10mph. Overnight will be clear and cool with lows in the low 50s and light, northwest winds. ... more »
  • Cooler, drier and quieter (for now) Play Video

    April 27, 2017 6:49 AM

    Behind last night’s cold front, a shift to northwest winds will temporarily allow slightly cooler and drier air to hold across the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Much will change over the next 24 hours though a greater threat for severe weather is being monitored. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Warming trend, chance of strong storms Play Video

    April 25, 2017 6:43 AM

    A moderating trend in temperatures is underway. By the end of the week, highs will flirt with 90 degrees. Expect one chance at showers and storms before that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice one is on tap for Tuesday. Under sunny skies, high temperatures will top... more »
  • Big changes expected this weekend Play Video

    April 21, 2017 7:02 AM

    Friday will feel like May. By Sunday, it will feel like March! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much less action is expected on Friday, though a stray shower remains possible. Skies will be partly sunny with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies will continue overnight... more »
  • Fore... nice days in a row

    April 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    Call the Chamber of Commerce; very nice weather is on tap through the weekend. Not only is sunshine expected, but temperatures will be at or even below average with no humidity. Whether you will be attending an event, getting some outdoor exercise or playing a round of golf inspired by... more »
  • Isolated storms followed by much cooler air Play Video

    April 4, 2017 7:26 AM

    Ahead of the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight and one or two storms could even turn strong. However, widespread severe weather and heavy rain are not expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be sunny and warm with high temperatures in the middle... more »
  • Two quiet days followed by another severe weather threat Play Video

    March 28, 2017 6:58 AM

    Two fairly quiet weather days are ahead before eyes return to skies and the threat for severe storms on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. A shower cannot be ruled out but rain chances... more »
  • Dry and warm again, watching weekend storm system Play Video

    March 23, 2017 6:50 AM

    The week will end quiet though some changes will be noted Friday ahead of stormy weather into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A very weak front crossed the area yesterday leaving slightly drier air in the local area. So once again, sunny skies are anticipated on Thursday... more »
  • Cool and quiet along the Gulf Coast, blizzard in the Northeast Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:50 AM

    Locally, cool and pleasant March weather is forecast for the next several days. Meanwhile, a major snowstorm is grinding air and ground travel to a halt in the Northeast. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible for some locations with coastal areas expected to experience tropical storm force winds... more »
  • Nice first weekend of March, unsettled next week Play Video

    March 3, 2017 6:25 AM

    We certainly do not expect a weekend washout, but can say that outdoor plans are in much better shape Saturday, when rain chances are zero. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will wrap up on a sunny and seasonable note. High temperatures will be in the upper... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth breaks, pollen does not Play Video

    March 2, 2017 6:45 AM

    Very pleasant weather is in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of March will be welcomed by ample sunshine and seasonable temperatures. Expect highs to top out in the upper 60s with north winds of 10mph. Overnight will be... more »
  • Going for 20 and 21 Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:44 AM

    If the Baton Rouge area can make it to 80s degrees today, that would continue to stretch a record count for the winter months. Previously, the most days over 80 degrees recorded in a winter came from December 1956 to February 1957 with 17. Up to date, this winter has... more »
  • Good to be king, good to be in Louisiana

    February 10, 2017 7:02 AM

    The theme for the Krewe of Orion parade this year can be tweaked just a bit to describe how many feel about living in the bayou state! While some dig out of snow in the Northeastern United States, we'll put on shorts this weekend. Mainly dry and warmer than average... more »
  • Another weather pattern flip

    January 30, 2017 6:58 AM

    After a chilly weekend, thermometers will be on the way back up. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: In a carryover from Sunday, your Monday will bring abundant sunshine. High temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and low 70s with winds shifting to the southwest at 5-10mph. Overnight,... more »
  • Severe weather risk now centered on Baton Rouge

    January 20, 2017 7:18 AM

    With a 2pm update, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction center has included the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area in an "enhanced risk" for severe storms. The city of Baton Rouge is in the center of the greatest threat area. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: The week will... more »
  • Watching a strong cold front for the weekend

    December 15, 2016 6:48 AM

    The area will be chilly through Friday Morning before a warm front lifts through the area. After an unseasonably mild Saturday, a jarring cold front will bring wintry temperatures by the end of Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will find highs in the mid 50s beneath... more »
  • Expect temperatures in the 30s by Sunday Morning

    November 18, 2016 7:17 AM

    After a couple of showers Friday Night, a cold front will leave brisk conditions for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: High clouds will slowly thicken through the day as a strong cold front approaches from the west. Still, expect some sun and a high temperature near... more »
  • Strong cold front taking shape

    November 17, 2016 7:06 AM

    Big temperatures changes are right around the corner. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be sunny and warm with highs in the low 80s and light south winds. Overnight will be clear and calm with lows in the upper 50s. Up Next: Clouds will begin to... more »
  • Mild prior to a fall chill

    November 16, 2016 7:29 AM

    After three mild afternoons, the Baton Rouge area will get a fall jolt of cold air in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are anticipated for Wednesday. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s with light winds. Overnight will be... more »
  • Looking ahead to a quiet, seasonable weekend

    November 10, 2016 6:42 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are in the low 70s and low 50s respectively. That’s what’s on tap for the next 5 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will return full sunshine to the Baton Rouge area. Despite a front having cleared the... more »
  • #BeatBama weather, then again, what weather isn't?

    November 4, 2016 7:04 AM

    Conditions will change for the clearer and cooler tonight into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will crawl across the region today. With it, skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with only an isolated shower possible. Since the front has slowed by a... more »
  • Cooler air in time for the weekend

    November 3, 2016 7:11 AM

    Look for above average temperatures before a cold front brings fall feeling temperatures back to the Central Gulf Coast this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer up partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s and light, southeast winds. Once again, while a shower... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth continues, changes soon

    November 1, 2016 7:06 AM

    THE FORECAST: For the second straight day, at 88 degrees, Baton Rouge Metro Airport registered a record high temperature. For Tuesday, the record high is 88 degrees, a mark set in 1936. Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80s. Plenty... more »
  • Foggy mornings followed by sunny, dry afternoons

    October 28, 2016 6:38 AM

    The drought monitor confirms what area lawns are showing—it is dry. It is a surprising notion in the wettest year-to-date on record, but the area is running a 5 inch rain deficit since Sept. 1. Quiet, sunny and warm weather will continue across the region this weekend. From the... more »
  • Temps trend up, midweek shower possible

    October 25, 2016 6:47 AM

    Look for a gradual climb in high and low temperatures through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warmer with a high temperature returning to the mid 80s. Winds will be light and easterly. Overnight, skies will stay clear with a low... more »
  • Quiet and slowly warming

    October 24, 2016 6:38 AM

    No major weather features will affect the forecast area this week, but there will be some changes the fall-like conditions noticed over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The afternoon will bring mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low 80s. A clear night will have... more »
  • Feels like fall, y'all Play Video

    October 21, 2016 7:16 AM

    It has arrived! The much advertised cold front has cleared the region and left behind brilliant weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature abundant sunshine and a much cooler, drier and more comfortable air mass with highs topping out in the mid to... more »
  • Clear and dry weather established

    October 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    Save for a few passing clouds from time to time, little change in the weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool and pleasant weather continues today thanks to an area of high pressure. High temperatures will top out in the mid 80s with light... more »
  • Nice today but returning humidity lurks

    October 3, 2016 6:57 AM

    The week ahead will feature mainly dry conditions and a trend back toward slightly warmer than average temperatures. Changes may arrive just in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will feature lots of sunshine, but slightly warmer temperatures. Highs will make it into... more »
  • Gumbo for tailgate breakfasts? Hold the kale

    September 30, 2016 6:48 AM

    If you choose to go with the warming meal for Saturday’s sunrise, as long as there’s nothing leafy and green in it, we won’t have to send you to Disney and Florida where it’s still humid. With sunshine, low humidity and slightly cooler than average temperatures, the Baton Rouge area... more »
  • Cooler and drier air arrives this week

    September 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    A few showers and thunderstorms can be expected today as a cold front nears the area. That cold front is expected to make it through the area bringing welcome changes. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After another hot and humid afternoon, with highs near 90, that cold front... more »
  • Season ends but temperatures stay

    September 21, 2016 6:55 AM

    “Slightly drier” or not, the Baton Rouge remains hot and will enter astronomical fall feeling more like summer. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another afternoon of sun and warmth is ahead. Despite lower humidity, highs will easily climb into the low 90s. Overnight, expect clear skies with lows... more »
  • Still hot, but drier

    September 20, 2016 7:05 AM

    The Baton Rouge area looks to end a record stretch of days above 70 degrees dating back to June 9. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you don’t mind the warmth, Tuesday will shape up rather nicely. You can expect plenty of sunshine, lower humidity and a high... more »
  • Heat Advisory posted, hydration and shade suggested

    July 5, 2016 6:45 AM

    Highs will stay way up as rain chances stay low through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Heat will continue to be the lead story with high temperatures surging back into the mid 90s. Dew points will be in the mid 70s, producing resulting in high humidity.... more »
  • Red, white and blue with a stray shower

    July 4, 2016 6:58 AM

    The week will begin partly sunny and hot with a chance of patriotism—and a stray shower or thunderstorm. Heat will be the big story through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Sunday, a stray shower or perhaps even a thunderstorm is possible. On the off chance... more »
  • Sun and warmth through Thursday

    June 8, 2016 6:27 AM

    While the mornings are starting off with slightly less humidity, an absence of afternoon clouds will keep it feeling hot! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday could turn out as the hottest day this week. With maximum sunshine and slightly drier air, we can anticipate high temperatures to... more »
  • "May" we have another

    May 6, 2016 6:44 AM

    Near normal temperatures will mark a nice, tranquil May weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more sunshine with a high temperature in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph. Dew points remaining below 60 degrees will equate to a comfortable... more »
  • Gotta love this

    May 4, 2016 7:05 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is making its pitch to the chamber of commerce—clear skies, warm afternoons and low humidity will be good for outdoor business through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will offer brilliant blue sky and sunshine with a high temperature in the... more »
  • Pretty days in South Louisiana

    April 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    A pair of reinforcing fronts will cross the area between now and Saturday, bringing hardly a cloud and keeping temperatures steady. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another afternoon of ample sunshine with high temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees. Winds will be northerly at 5-10mph.... more »
  • Crystal clear and cool

    March 21, 2016 6:56 AM

    With high pressure parked over the region, tranquil weather will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another unseasonably cool afternoon is ahead. Expect abundant sunshine, but that won’t do much to the cool air mass that has settled into place, as light northerly winds continue. Highs will likely... more »
  • Drying Time

    March 14, 2016 7:16 AM

    A break of warm and dry weather will allow the region to dry out through Tuesday. Meanwhile, southern locations along area rivers will continue to crest as water runoff continues downstream. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for abundant sunshine and warm temperatures on Monday. Highs will make... more »
  • Beaut at the Box

    February 26, 2016 6:56 AM

    The weather is looking beautiful for Baseball at the Box and any other outdoor activities planned for the weekend! Today and Tonight: A chilly morning will give way to a sunny and cool afternoon. Look for highs to top out in the low 60s which is just a... more »
  • Seasonable, all clear

    February 25, 2016 7:06 AM

    A three day stretch of ample sunshine is ahead for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Today and Tonight: That’s more like it! Thursday will return full sunshine to the region. After a chilly start, thermometers will warm to numbers just below average, in the mid 60s. Winds are... more »
  • Temperatures climbing

    February 18, 2016 6:40 AM

    Sunshine will continue across the area as afternoon highs peak in the mid to upper 70s over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring sunshine and a high temperature in the low 70s. Winds will be easterly at 5-10mph. During the... more »
  • Seasonable to warm

    February 17, 2016 6:57 AM

    After a sunny and seasonable Wednesday, thermometers will take a big jump to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday is expected to be sunny and seasonable. High temperatures will top out near 70 degrees with light northeasterly winds. We will once again feel... more »
  • Hang on to your hat, or mask, or beads!

    February 9, 2016 7:09 AM

    After a chilly Fat Tuesday, quiet weather and warming temperatures will round out the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras will be the coldest day of the upcoming week—though still sunny and dry. Highs will barely climb into the low 50s with continued northwesterly... more »
  • Monday: sunny, windy with gusts over 30mph

    February 8, 2016 7:20 AM

    Overall, the upcoming weather pattern will be quiet. After a windy Lundi Gras, chilly temperatures will be ushered in for Mardi Gras. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will be welcomed by sunshine and wind. The afternoon will continue a trend of cooler than... more »
  • Throw me something mista, like a jacket!

    February 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    The days to come will feature clear skies and cool temperatures. The tricky aspect of the forecast lies in the southern extent of a cold air mass diving into the Eastern U.S. next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Crystal clear blue sky and abundant sunshine... more »
  • Ready to roll

    January 29, 2016 7:03 AM

    A drier and warmer pattern takes shape for the weekend—with carnival season festivities enjoying cooperative weather. Today and Tonight: Friday will feature a sunny and mild afternoon. High temperatures will make it into the upper 60s. The Krewe of Artemis can expect clear skies and temperatures near 60... more »
  • A bit warmer, just as dry

    January 19, 2016 6:50 AM

    The quiet and seasonable pattern will last for one more day before clouds and rain work back into the area. Today and Tonight: More sun will be dialed up for Tuesday with high temperatures topping out near 60 degrees. A wind shift to the southeast will aid the... more »
  • Sun returns but more rain looms

    October 28, 2015 7:28 AM

    After a rainy spell Saturday through Tuesday, sunshine is back for a few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun returns! Any fog early will be replaced blue sky during the afternoon. Drier air will be in place, and with the sunshine, thermometers will warm into the upper... more »
  • Jackets and or shorts

    October 15, 2015 7:27 AM

    At 51°, Wednesday Morning marked the coolest temperature for Baton Rouge since March 28 when the low bottomed out at 48°. We followed that with the 102 nd afternoon to eclipse 90° in 2015—which is about 10 more times than we might expect in a typical warm season. Much... more »

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