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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Warmer with more sun

    May 10, 2016 6:57 AM

    Warm and sticky temperatures will continue with the daily shot for a pop-up shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect Tuesday to bring humidity and a high temperature in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. A stray shower may develop in the afternoon hours—but the... more »
  • Friday dry, Saturday turns wet

    April 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    An afternoon more becoming of early summer is ahead for the final weekday in April. Meanwhile, outdoor weekend events will have to be mindful of widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: To wrap up the week, we’ll catch a break from the showers and... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • No surprise ending, year to wrap up warmer

    December 2, 2015 1:32 PM

    Fall forecasts were right on in projecting a warm, dry north and wet south for the fall months. As the United States transitions into winter, 2015 figures to wrap up with much of the same. In Southeastern Louisiana, an El Niño controlled pattern has produced one of the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Impressive heat streaks continue growing

    July 23, 2015 9:46 AM

    August of 2011 is the benchmark for long duration heat in Baton Rouge. For recent history, June to July of 2009 is a period on several “hot lists.” Now, July 2015 is quickly climbing those charts. Overnights have been particularly abnormal with seemingly no time allowed for... more »
  • Set for some 90s

    June 4, 2015 6:59 AM

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

    June 3, 2015 6:49 AM

    With rain chances all but gone, forecast focus now turns to the warmest afternoons so far in 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A partly sunny day will turn warm by afternoon with many locations chalking up 90. Winds will be light and humidity will be noticeable though... more »
  • Easing out of it

    June 2, 2015 8:38 AM

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

    June 1, 2015 7:00 AM

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

    May 19, 2015 6:59 AM

    Unlike the area-wide rain that fell on Monday, showers and thunderstorms of a more scattered nature are expected over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop-especially after lunch when we reach our peak warmth around 88°. Some... more »
  • Hot mommas

    May 8, 2015 7:11 AM

    Afternoon showers will be slim picking over the next few days but there will be plenty of warmth and humidity to go around for all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and partly sunny afternoon is ahead. Don't expect to see many showers develop this afternoon. In... more »
  • Get outside y'all

    May 1, 2015 6:49 AM

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

    March 31, 2015 5:59 AM

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

    March 30, 2015 6:20 AM

    A typical spring weather pattern will accompany our region into the month of April. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be partly sunny, warmer and a bit more humid than the weekend. High temperatures will again eclipse 80°. An isolated shower or thunderstorm will be possible,... more »
  • Less gray

    March 25, 2015 6:21 AM

    More clouds lingered through Tuesday Afternoon with fog into Wednesday Morning. Alas, some sun will return before a late week cool down arrives. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning fog will dissipate giving way to partly sunny afternoon skies. The return of sunshine will do wonders for thermometers... more »
  • 5:45 PM

    March 20, 2015 6:09 AM

    While officially, spring begins this evening, spring-like weather from last week will roll straight through the weekend. Interestingly, a "celestial trifecta" will being occurring today as well. The first day of spring is the vernal equinox-as the sun passes directly over the equator heading into the northern hemisphere. There... more »
  • Not entirely dry

    March 19, 2015 6:19 AM

    While widespread, numerous showers and thunderstorms are not expected, we'll be dodging drops the next two afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will indeed reveal some breaks of sunshine today helping high temperatures back into the low 80s. With daytime warmth, a lingering weak front... more »
  • Some blue skies for green eyes

    March 17, 2015 6:08 AM

    Your Louisiana St. Patrick's Day will be a far cry from typical weather in the old country! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Monday, expect another warm afternoon with highs in the low 80s. Skies will be partly sunny-though there will likely be more sun early and more... more »
  • Warmer and drier

    March 16, 2015 6:03 AM

    While last Monday we we're setting up to soak, this go around we're looking ahead to unseasonably warm afternoon and no threat for rain until mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will feature lots of blue and sun with nothing more than a thin, high cloud deck.... more »
  • Teetering Play Video

    March 4, 2015 6:06 AM

    Thermometers are at the edge of a steep cliff and will be pushed over tonight by a cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: One more unseasonably warm and muggy day can be anticipated before the region is jolted back into winter. After morning fog, the afternoon will... more »
  • Clues are in the bones

    November 26, 2014 7:59 PM

    DENVER, COLORADO- Ancient bones from gigantic animals found in the mountains of Colorado provide a look at what happened 12,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. The bones are of mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths, bison, insects, plants and pollen that were unearthed four years... more »
  • You might be addicted

    October 27, 2014 9:27 AM

    Do you wish WBRZ's 7-day forecast always looked like that? If so, it is possible you have a bit of a problem. Monday marks 14 straight days of no precipitation and predominantly sunny days. With most of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi still having a rain surplus for the year,... more »
  • Last week of October

    October 27, 2014 6:04 AM

    Your Monday will be dry but warm with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s. A touch of humidity will be felt during the afternoon hours as well as south-southeasterly winds of 5-10mph transport some low level moisture northwards. During the overnight hours, lows will keep to... more »
  • Warming, Gonzalo becomes major storm

    October 16, 2014 5:48 AM

    After a cool morning, temperatures will begin returning to average. If you wear a jacket during the chilly morning hours, you will be able to shed it by the afternoon as sunshine will move thermometers into the lower 80s. The overnight hours will be clear but not quite as... more »
  • An August Tuesday

    August 5, 2014 5:29 AM

    Another day will start off with a sun and cloud mix before storm clouds blow up in the afternoon. Once again, scattered activity is expected during the peak heating hours and thunderstorms could be slow-movers with a lot of rain and lightning. Top out temperatures will reach the low 90s.... more »
  • Still warm, but less humid

    July 29, 2014 5:31 AM

    After Monday's cold front, drier air will slowly filter out the oppressive humidity through Tuesday. Today will be a gem by July standards. Expect clouds to fully clear from north to south with bountiful blue skies being offered up for most of the day. Highs will again approach 90° but... more »
  • Heat before relief

    July 24, 2014 5:38 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

    Unlike Monday, showers and thunderstorms that pop-up will not be limited to the coast. Scattered action is anticipated around the viewing area; about 30-50% of us will record measurable rainfall. Look for storms to fire up during the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny otherwise with a humid high in... more »
  • Still fairly dry air

    July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today. Look for another day featuring abundant afternoon sunshine mixed with a few puffy cumulus clouds. With the northerly winds shifting southeasterly by afternoon, highs will nudge a touch higher than Wednesday, to near 90°. Humidity will... more »
  • Repeating afternoon storms

    July 9, 2014 5:30 AM

    Once again, showers and thunderstorms will be likely with more than 60% of the viewing area expected to receive measurable rain. In between showers, partly sunny skies will send thermometers into the lower 90s. Activity will diminish at night with partly cloudy skies and muggy lows in the mid... 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 »
  • Independence Day Weekend

    July 4, 2014 5:33 AM

    Mother Nature will cooperate on this Fourth of July, not setting off any fireworks of her own in the Baton Rouge area. Your Fourth of July will be mostly sunny and warm with relatively low humidity by summertime standards. Today's high temperature will top out near 90°. The only... more »
  • Most dry today

    June 9, 2014 6:21 AM

    Today will be warm and humid with a high in the low 90s. Partly sunny afternoon skies may yield to an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Clouds will increase tonight and southerly winds of 10mph will continue to hold plenty of muggy air in place. Expected showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday... more »
  • Possibly 90

    June 5, 2014 5:30 AM

    Thursday's forecast will be similar to Wednesday except isolated shower and storm chances are even lower-more into the 10-20% range. Morning sunshine will give way to a few clouds bubbling up in the afternoon. Highs will top out near 90° (still looking for #1), with a good deal of humidity.... more »
  • Memorial Day

    May 26, 2014 5:36 AM

    We will take another afternoon of warm, humid conditions beneath partly sunny skies. Despite multiple opportunities, we have yet to see the first 90° high in Baton Rouge, rather upper 80s. In such a persistent forecast, near 90° should be the case again for today's high. Tonight, expect a few... 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 »
  • Like the weekend

    May 19, 2014 5:28 AM

    Your Monday will find another afternoon of sunshine and warm temperatures. Expect thermometers to jog into the middle and upper 80s, just a touch warmer than your weekend. As far as skies go, some fair weather cumulus clouds may bubble up this afternoon, but that is about it. Clouds will... more »
  • Day before change

    May 13, 2014 5:26 AM

    It will remain warm and very humid with highs in the upper 80s. Again, there will be enough instability for showers and storms to develop in the afternoon; however coverage today should be slightly lesser than Sunday and Monday. Areas that do not see a storm pop, could register the... more »
  • Changes begin

    May 7, 2014 5:38 AM

    Evidence of returning humidity will be felt today. Temperatures will make their way back into the middle 80s while dew points return to the middle 60s. Such readings are typically categorized as "humid." With the added moisture content in our air, we can expect some clouds to mix in with... more »
  • Another one

    May 6, 2014 5:27 AM

    Another warm, dry and sunny day is on tap. Look for high temperatures to top out around 86°. By the afternoon, you may begin to feel the first indication of humidity returning our air. Winds will be out of the south at 5-10mph. Tonight will begin clear but light southerly... more »
  • More dry warmth

    May 5, 2014 5:43 AM

    Like the weekend, today's skies will be soaked in sun and warming into the upper 80s is expected for thermometers once again. Winds will take on a bit of a southerly component today-projecting southwest winds of 5-10mph, but it should remain a fairly dry breeze. Tonight, skies will remain clear... more »
  • Heading into a busy weekend

    April 24, 2014 8:45 AM

    As a weak front continues to creep away from the local area, an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be possible today. Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly sunny with high temperatures climbing back into the low to mid 80s. As the front pulls away and winds briefly shift, humidity... 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 »
  • Repeating pleasant Easter weather

    April 21, 2014 5:27 AM

    Winds will be south to southwesterly today promoting rising temperatures and dew points-translating into the day becoming warm and humid. After morning fog and low clouds, skies will become mostly to partly sunny. Tonight, added low level moisture may allow for some fog development if mid-level clouds do not develop... more »
  • Warmth to storms

    April 3, 2014 5:28 AM

    The warmest and most humid day of the week lies ahead with highs in the mid 80s and a continued humid southerly breeze of 10-15mph. Like Tuesday and Wednesday, while some peeks of sun are possible, the trend will be for skies to grow increasingly cloudy through the day. As... more »
  • Warmer, more humid

    April 2, 2014 5:34 AM

    Like Tuesday, morning fog and low clouds will give way to an afternoon sky of mixed clouds and sun. Temperatures and humidity will continue their gradual increase with highs in the lower 80s and dew points entering an uncomfortable range in the mid 60s. Southerly winds of about 10mph will... more »
  • Welcome to April

    April 1, 2014 5:34 AM

    Tuesday will warm a few degrees higher than Monday. Added low level moisture seen as patchy fog during the morning hours will mix out as thermometers climb through the 60s thanks to the sun's warming from above. However, the moisture content will remain and we'll notice a bit of humidity... more »
  • Warmer, still dry

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM

    Another picturesque day is expected in the Capital City. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate once again with an even warmer afternoon than either of the weekend days. Thermometers will get into the upper 70s with some southern locations giving 80° a scare. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. Those... more »
  • First full day of spring

    March 21, 2014 6:34 AM

    Use CAUTION if you're traveling Early Friday for locations along and south of I-10. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in place until 9am. The troublesome spots have been near the river along with Gonzales and New Orleans. The National Weather Service has received reports of less than 1/8 mile... more »
  • El Nino possible this year

    March 7, 2014 12:20 PM

    The notorious and often misunderstood climate controlling ocean current, El Niño, is poised for a return this summer. Such an event could have major implications on Louisiana weather and the Atlantic Hurricane Season. El Niño is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (La Nina is the... more »
  • Unseasonably warm and humid

    February 19, 2014 6:39 AM

    Once the latest round of fog fades away, a little more blue sky than previous days should be revealed. With added radiation from the sun, thermometers will take a run at 80°. It may feel a little more like April than February out there as well because dew points will... more »
  • Still warm

    February 18, 2014 5:44 AM

    Dense morning fog is expected to clear off only revealing more cloud cover above. Despite the clouds, continued southerly winds will help thermometers once again push into the middle 70s. There will be holes in the clouds at times allowing a warm sunshine to make it through to the ground.... more »
  • Eyes to the sky this weekend

    December 20, 2013 5:58 AM

    Winds will remain out of the south today. The increase of low level moisture and warmth will lead to another mainly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s! The record high for today is 81°, that's just how unseasonably warm it is. With a bit more instability today versus... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 Play Video

    February 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 - Scientists may be able to better forecast to flu, thanks to how you search online. Researchers with the CDC have worked with Google studying search patterns. They say people who search for terms... more »
  • Tornado risk follows record warmth in central US

    January 29, 2013 11:01 AM

    COLUMBIA, Mo.- You might forgive Midwesterners for feeling a little whipsawed by the weather. Record warm temperatures across a swath of the central U.S. are giving way to severe storms, high winds and possible tornados from Texas to Alabama and as far north as Michigan. The temperature in the central... more »

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