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  • 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 »
  • More cool mornings, Erika over the islands

    August 27, 2015 6:48 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is enjoying a stretch of unseasonably cool mornings and low humidity. The last time your Capital City felt three straight mornings in the 60s was in early June, and readings as cool as Thursday’s record low haven’t occurred since May 6! THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Local humidity down, Erika strength down

    August 26, 2015 6:49 AM

    Dew points out of the 70s and into the 50s mean our oppressive humidity has been replaced by much drier air. The region will enjoy refreshing air and cooler mornings through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday began with some... more »
  • Hello lower humidity

    August 25, 2015 6:51 AM

    Refreshing changes are in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: You might have noticed a bit less humidity on Tuesday Morning. That is a trend that will continue this week. The afternoon hours will still be mostly sunny and warm with... more »
  • Get outside!

    March 27, 2015 6:09 AM

    Rarely do we get a spring weekend that features wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 70s AND low humidity. If you're able to get outside-take advantage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A sunny and cooler afternoon is ahead. After Thursday's cold front, the region has been left... more »
  • Sunny and cool again

    February 19, 2015 6:20 AM

    Similar to Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area will have a freezing morning become a sunny afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will again feature plentiful sunshine with high temperatures topping out in the mid 50s. During the evening hours, high clouds will quickly thicken as winds... more »
  • Freeze bulletins posted

    February 18, 2015 6:09 AM

    Amazingly, the 50s will feel like a significant warm up for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After another freezing start, the Baton Rouge area will collect abundant sunshine into the afternoon hours. With dry air in place, thermometers will follow more normal daily temperature... more »
  • A little tease

    February 11, 2015 5:36 AM

    Temperatures will trend up today before a more significant cool down leading into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be our warmest through Sunday as high temperatures reach for 70° under a mainly sunny sky. During the overnight hours, a few clouds could develop... more »
  • Cool and dry

    February 10, 2015 5:34 AM

    Behind a cold front, the area has cooled but will be remaining dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will feature sunshine and highs just a touch below average-near 63°. During the overnight hours, expect skies to remain clear with lows in the upper 30s and low... more »
  • Cold week ahead

    February 2, 2015 6:09 AM

    A cold front has swept through the region and chilly air will stay in place through this first full week of February. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Behind a cold front, stiff northwesterly winds will keep the region breezy and chilly on Monday. While clouds are pushed to... more »
  • More like normal

    January 30, 2015 6:11 AM

    With cooler air in place, the weather is more on track with what we should expect this time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front has passed through the region leaving behind a cooling northerly breeze. Sweeping away what little moisture there was, we'll again... more »
  • Enjoy 70s before they vanish

    January 29, 2015 5:35 AM

    Get out and enjoy! Thursday will be the final day of above average temperatures for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With southeasterly winds ahead of an approaching front, afternoon thermometers will again soar above 70° and into the mid 70s for most locations. Alas,... more »
  • Almost a record

    January 28, 2015 5:53 AM

    After near record warmth on Tuesday, a sunny Wednesday we'll aim for a fourth of five straight days above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Yet again, a weak front has pushed through the region shifting our light winds to the northeast. Despite ample sunshine, this subtle wind... more »
  • Sun again

    January 27, 2015 5:26 AM

    Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers... more »
  • Here we go!

    January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

    The sun is back, setting up a pleasant January weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After hanging onto primarily overcast skies all week long, the sun is shining bright and poised to do so right through the weekend. Your Friday will feature wall-to-wall blue sky with thermometers alas... more »
  • Back to December

    December 16, 2014 6:16 AM

    The late fall 70s will exit today with a return to more seasonable readings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any early cloud cover lingering in eastern locations will be gone by mid-morning. Though all sunny skies are expected, a shift to northwesterly breezes will mean an afternoon high... more »
  • Weather caught the calendar

    December 8, 2014 5:49 AM

    Welcome to the first full week of December... well, the first full week of normal December weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The beginning of your week will be sunny and seasonable with highs in the middle 60s. Northerly breezes will only blow around 5 mph. The overnight... more »
  • Leftovers

    November 28, 2014 5:33 AM

    Tranquil weather similar to Thanksgiving will carry into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For those returning to work or scouring the region for Black Friday deals, your plans will go uninterrupted, at least as far as the weather goes. Another maximum sunshine type of day is... more »
  • Serving the meal...

    November 27, 2014 5:26 AM

    ...of sunshine and cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will feature a bounty of sunshine and comfortably cool temperatures as highs head for 60°. If you plan to head out after dinner to do some early shopping-bundle up! With clear skies, temperatures will fall into... more »
  • Prepping the food...

    November 26, 2014 5:39 AM

    ...for a feast of fine weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a very cold start, 4-6° cooler than expected, temperatures will quickly warm into the afternoon hours. With no pesky batch of clouds, like Tuesday, afternoon sunshine will help highs into the upper 60s. The overnight hours... more »
  • Coming out of it

    November 19, 2014 5:29 AM

    After a freezing start, Wednesday marks the beginning of a moderating trend in temperatures. Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure system is sliding eastward into Georgia while a deep upper-level trough of colder air and lower pressures retreats to the northeast. This combination will mean a general warming of... more »
  • Getting warmer

    November 3, 2014 6:52 AM

    Expect mostly sunny skies for the beginning of your week with thermometers climbing back towards an average high this afternoon-near 74°. The overnight hours will not end up as chilly as the last several mornings. There may be a few passing clouds and also some patchy fog into the... more »
  • More chilling

    October 30, 2014 6:20 AM

    A much clearer and cooler start than Wednesday will lead to likewise results for the afternoon. A mostly sunny sky will prevail with highs staying in the middle 70s. Overnight will be chilly with lows dipping to nearly 50° beneath clear skies. Halloween and the first weekend of... more »
  • Another tranquil day

    October 15, 2014 6:00 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will notch another cooler than average day. After needing a light jacket early, the afternoon will warm into the middle 70s under plenty of sunshine. Overnight will be cool and peaceful with lows again stretching for the upper 40s. Hurricane Gonzalo continues to strengthen... more »
  • Heading into the weekend

    August 15, 2014 5:37 AM

    Warm but not terribly humid conditions will be felt under mostly sunny Friday skies. Highs will make it to the low 90s. The overnight will have an evening cloud or two followed by the all clear and lows in the 70s again. Mugginess will be creeping back. The... more »
  • August, kind of

    August 13, 2014 5:20 AM

    Weather somewhat unbecoming of August is expected over the next three days. Many would likely take this weather all through August when compared with normal. Skies will be mostly sunny while thermometers run for the lower 90s. Humidity will exist, but not be as oppressive as can be for... more »
  • Comfy for July

    July 30, 2014 5:26 AM

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today. Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with relatively low humidity and warm temperatures near 90° for all. The overnight hours will remain quiet with mostly... more »
  • More sun, still warm

    July 7, 2014 5:37 AM

    After an unseasonable break in humidity and some rare mid-summer lows in the 60s, the heat and steam will slowly ramp back up into the middle of this week. The week will begin mostly sunny and warm with a high temperature in the low 90s. Any pop-up showers or... more »
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    May 23, 2014 5:38 AM

    Weather-wise, you can cruise into the holiday weekend with little worry. Sunshine will dominate this afternoon and allow high temperatures to spike near 90°. Winds will be light and southerly. Tonight will bring more of the same with clear skies, light winds, lows in the upper 60s and some light... more »
  • Persistent pattern continues

    May 22, 2014 5:36 AM

    We'll put another day in the books just like Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The only difference may be the achievement of the benchmark first 90° afternoon of the year. Sunshine will be plentiful however and humidity will be a touch higher, but relatively tolerable. The nighttime will be clear and... more »
  • Again

    May 21, 2014 5:48 AM

    With humidity creeping up, temperatures this afternoon will be similar to Tuesday. Added moisture to the air mitigates warming just a bit. Still, skies are expected to be mostly sunny, nudging thermometers to the upper 80s and possibly 90°. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low in the upper... more »
  • Almost 90

    May 20, 2014 5:19 AM

    This afternoon will repeat the conditions found over the last several days. A mostly sunny afternoon with highs in the upper 80s can be expected. A bit of added moisture to the air may offer a touch of humidity. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. There will be no stray... more »
  • Mid-Spring Relief

    May 15, 2014 5:35 AM

    Sunshine and cooler than average temperatures headline Thursday's weather. Light northerly winds will help relegate afternoon thermometers to the lower to middle 70s. The overnight once again stays clear with another opportunity for a record low. The benchmark is 51° while the forecast is for 49°. more »
  • Sun and warmth again

    April 23, 2014 5:45 AM

    Mostly sunny skies, light southerly winds and warm temperatures will be the three bullet points on today's forecast. Humidity will be a touch lower today compared to Tuesday but a virtually unnoticeable change. Tonight, skies will find a few clouds and a light southerly wind may allow some fog development.... more »
  • Warmer but still cool

    April 16, 2014 5:34 AM

    A light, easterly wind will take over today allowing thermometers to quickly climb away from the 30s and into the middle 60s by afternoon. Though warmer than Tuesday, highs will still be about 10° below average. Sunshine and blue sky will be plentiful. A few clouds may start to mix... more »
  • Ending on a nice note

    April 10, 2014 11:22 AM

    Now three in a row, this afternoon will feature sunshine and warming temperatures. For the first time in two days, some clouds may begin to mix in with our sun. Winds will remain southerly at 5-10mph today but should not yet reintroduce much in the way of humidity. Tonight will... more »
  • Slightly warmer repeat

    April 10, 2014 5:18 AM

    For the second day in a row, skies will feature all blue real estate and sunshine. Aided by a light southerly wind, thermometers will nose just a bit deeper into the 70s than Wednesday. The overnight hours will also be a touch warmer when compared to Wednesday. Despite mainly clear... more »
  • Stretch of dry weather begins

    April 9, 2014 5:44 AM

    Bountiful sunshine can be expected on account of a high pressure system centered in Eastern Texas. The clockwise surface wind flow around the high will result in light northerly winds which will serve to hold afternoon highs a bit below average in the lower 70s. Clear skies and light winds... more »
  • Trendsetting

    March 18, 2014 6:09 AM

    Spring begins Thursday at 11:57am. But locally, spring-like weather should be in full swing well before that! The same stubborn cloud deck that held temperatures in the 40s on Monday, has persisted into Tuesday Morning. Satellite analysis shows the western edge of the deck eroding across our viewing area.... more »
  • Freezing start, sunny finish

    February 27, 2014 5:58 AM

    After our 30th freezing start in Baton Rouge this winter, sunshine is fully back in our forecast for the first time since Friday. Look for wall to wall blue skies today with northeasterly winds holding temperatures in the middle 50s. If you're keeping score, that is about 10-15 degrees below... more »
  • Much more seasonable

    February 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    Our skies will become mainly sunny this afternoon and we'll notice a big drop off in humidity and warmth. Though not chilly, we'll be back to seasonable readings with highs topping out in the middle 60s. Northerly winds will slow further warming. Therefore pleasant weather can be expected for the... more »
  • Chilly now, colder by week's end

    January 22, 2014 5:39 AM

    After a below freezing morning expect thermometers to rebound into the 50s today. While that leaves us about 10° below average, it is a 30° improvement on the morning readings, and come Friday, you may be wishing it was 50°! High pressure will be overhead meaning winds will be light... more »
  • Mild today but turning colder

    January 20, 2014 5:47 AM

    A high pressure system will be drifting south over the Gulf of Mexico today. With sinking air and a clockwise flow around this feature, the result for our weather will be clear skies and a westerly winds. The deviation from having a northerly component to our wind will mean some... more »
  • Cooler day, cold night

    January 17, 2014 6:16 AM

    The third cold front to push through our region this week is passing by today. All we're noticing with its passage is some patchy cloud cover as well as a few sprinkles off the coast. After the cold front clears the area, winds will shift to the northwest promoting the... more »
  • Much cooler, breezy today

    January 15, 2014 5:47 AM

    A cold front passed through the area this morning. Save for passing clouds and a couple of sprinkles between New Roads and McComb, little perceptible weather was seen along this front. Winds will become northwesterly and pick up to about 15mph as the day moves forward. The steady breeze pulling... more »
  • Sun today, cooler tomorrow

    January 14, 2014 5:35 AM

    Expect temperatures to reach into the middle 60s today under plenty of sunshine followed by a few passing clouds tonight and lows in the middle 30s. An upper level trough has lagged behind the cold front that brought rain and a few thunderstorms yesterday morning. Meanwhile, high pressure is... more »
  • Mostly sunny and staying very cold today

    January 7, 2014 6:55 AM

    An area of high pressure will sit over us today and that will make for a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, it will stay very cold all afternoon. The Arctic Air will still be over us today and that will not allow us to warm up much. We will only have... more »
  • Chilly sunshine

    January 3, 2014 5:50 AM

    We're dry, but chilly! With high pressure perched to our north in Southern Illinois, the weather has calmed and cleared significantly. But a push of cold air from the north is certainly being felt across Southeastern Louisiana. This afternoon will see highs running 15° below average as thermometers recover from... more »
  • Crisp Christmas weather

    December 24, 2013 5:56 AM

    A cold start, Christmas Eve started off in the upper 20s. The remainder of the day will feature clear skies as a high pressure system sits off to our north, centered in Missouri. This high and its clockwise surface flow are resulting in a northerly wind pulling down cold air... more »

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