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  • Showers becoming more isolated, two areas in the tropics Play Video

    June 14, 2017 6:51 AM

    The next few days should not bring as many showers and thunderstorms as Sunday and Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday should end up being a quieter day in terms of showers and thunderstorms and therefore high temperatures will climb a little higher and into the low... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... 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 »
  • Quiet Wednesday, stormy on Thursday Play Video

    March 29, 2017 7:02 AM

    By Thursday, a storm system will bring another risk of severe weather to the area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will offer one more tranquil and warm afternoon. High temperatures will make it into the mid 80s with some sun, but clouds should tend to increase in... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • US study: Climate change goosed odds of freaky warm February

    March 8, 2017 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Climate scientists say a freakishly warm February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States. But it didn't quite beat 1954 for the nation's warmest February on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday reports that the average temperature last month... more »
  • Many factors play into record warm winter

    March 3, 2017 2:16 PM

    Baton Rouge - The Southeastern U.S. has wrapped up one of its warmest winters on record. For instance, since data collection began at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1930, no winter has seen more days reach 80°F. There were 23 of them, normally there are four, and the previous record... more »
  • Warmest Mardi Gras on record? Play Video

    February 28, 2017 7:08 AM

    The National Weather Service office in Slidell has weather data for Mardi Gras in New Orleans dating back to 1874. Over 144 years, only 7 “Fat Tuesdays” have exceeded 80 degrees in the Crescent City. Without a doubt, this will be the warmest Mardi Gras that has fallen on February... 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 »
  • More warm winter records in Baton Rouge

    February 13, 2017 12:16 PM

    This winter has been warm, really warm. Since January, the WBRZ Weather team has been providing updates to note that the current meteorological winter (December through February) is well on its way to becoming the warmest on record in Baton Rouge. Current Standings After a pair of 80... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Almost sticky ahead of a late week cold front

    November 2, 2016 6:48 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are 76 degrees and 53 degrees. Especially with afternoon highs, Baton Rouge area temperatures have been well above the mark of late and that will continue through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring partly sunny skies... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Cold front arrives later today

    October 20, 2016 6:58 AM

    For a second straight day, the record high temperature was tied as Wednesday topped out at 90 degrees. While there were some spotty showers, the Baton Rouge dry stretches was officially extended to 17 days with no precipitation at Metro Airport. After a slight shot at ending that streak today,... more »
  • Near record warmth, awaiting a cold front

    October 18, 2016 6:42 AM

    The next three afternoons will be unseasonably warm. A cold front is expected to bring the chilliest air so far this fall by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Under mostly sunny skies, Tuesday Afternoon temperatures will have another real shot at making a run for 90... more »
  • Baton Rouge area hot and humid as Florida prepares for Hurricane Matthew

    October 5, 2016 7:06 AM

    The next cold front will arrive this weekend. Impacts from Hurricane Matthew are expected in the Southeastern United States as early as Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Once again, the afternoon hours will feature mostly sunny skies with only an outside shot at a shower. Much of... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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