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  • Changing temperatures possible next week

    September 23, 2016 6:58 AM

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

    September 22, 2016 2:00 PM

    For Baton Rouge, the summer of 2016 will go down as the wettest ever recorded. The Great Flood of 2016 was responsible for approximately 40 percent of 44 inches of rain. Even without that record three day total of 17.5 inches, this year would have gone down as one of... more »
  • High temp map draped in its fall best

    September 22, 2016 6:45 AM

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

    September 19, 2016 7:11 AM

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

    September 16, 2016 7:22 AM

    The forecast continues to feature showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. College football games and tailgates in the Baton Rouge area this weekend will likely contend with rain. Fortunately, rainfall amounts are only expected to be in the 2" range meaning that other than nusiance ponding water, flooding is not anticipated.... more »
  • 200 mile long lightning bolt in Oklahoma deemed world's longest

    September 15, 2016 6:26 PM

    Researchers have identified lightning bolts in Oklahoma and France as the longest on record and warn that their discovery could alter traditional thinking on when it's safe to go outside after a storm passes. A 2007 storm in Oklahoma produced a lightning bolt nearly 200 miles (321.85 kilometers) long, while... more »
  • NEW RECORD: above 70 degrees for 99 consecutive days

    September 15, 2016 6:45 AM

    With Thursday Morning temperatures bottoming out in the low 70s, Baton Rouge thermometers have now been at or above 70 degrees for 99 straight days—marking a new record. At 69 degrees, June 8 was the last date recording a low temperature below 70. The previous record streak dated back to... more »
  • FORECAST: continued humidity, showers and thunderstorms

    September 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    A stalled front in Central Louisiana and Mississippi will tease the area with dry air, but ultimately stop short leaving humidity, showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Like Sunday, expect a fairly active afternoon in terms of showers and thunderstorms. After a midday... more »
  • Researchers: Climate change makes August flood more likely

    September 7, 2016 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Significant rainfall in August that lead to wide-spread and catastrophic flooding may have been exacerbated by climate change, a team of researchers said in research published quietly on the internet Wednesday. Extreme rainfall along the Central, U.S. Gulf Coast has become more likely and more intense... more »
  • Trending drier above and below

    September 7, 2016 6:46 AM

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

    September 6, 2016 7:09 AM

    The first full week of September will bring weather becoming of the season. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There will be a few showers today, but should be more scattered than the widespread action noticed on Labor Day. Highs will aim for 90 degrees. Overnight will be partly... more »
  • Florida's Gulf coast braces for Hurricane Hermine

    September 1, 2016 3:44 PM

    MIAMI - Residents in some low-lying communities of Florida are being asked to evacuate as Hurricane Hermine takes aim at the state. The Tallahassee Democrat reports emergency management officials in Franklin County have issued a mandatory evacuation notice for people living on St. George Island, Dog Island, Alligator Point and... more »
  • Hermine strengthens, Baton Rouge area remains hot and dry

    September 1, 2016 7:37 AM

    Afternoon feels-like temperatures will continue to eclipse 100 degrees through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Run it again—Thursday will bring very similar weather to Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 90s. Overnight lows will be in the mid 70s under mainly clear... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • Sound stage used for Tom Cruise production now flood recovery center

    August 31, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It once played host to Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Tom Cruise and many others but Wednesday, Stage 6 at Celtic Media Centre was the set of a reality series too many are living: life in a rebuilding, post-flood world. FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center inside... more »
  • Hot and dry, Tropical Depression Nine turning north

    August 31, 2016 6:51 AM

    The next two days will be very hot and humid with minimal chances for rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly sunny sky will allow high temperatures to top out around 95 degrees. With dew points in the mid 70s, the feels-like temperature will range from 100-105... more »
  • Temps and the tropics staying hot

    August 30, 2016 7:17 AM

    Rain coverage goes even lower on Tuesday with more sunshine and hotter afternoon temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Highs are forecast to be in the mid 90s, and with plenty of humidity, feels-like temperatures will make it beyond 100 degrees. Not to rule out a stray shower,... more »
  • A hot week of rebuilding; the latest on T.D. 9

    August 29, 2016 7:09 AM

    A week of high late summer heat and humidity is ahead as Louisiana residents side-eye the tropics. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For one more afternoon, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area. Rain coverage for the 13 Parishes and 3 Counties will end up in the... more »
  • Invest 99L survives harsh trek, to be monitored in the Gulf

    August 26, 2016 7:55 PM

    As of 7pm Friday, Invest 99L remained an unorganized cluster of showers and thunderstorms in the Central Bahamas. This area of low pressure has survived the harshest conditions it will encounter and convection has increased through the day. However, upper level winds remain hostile for further development in the near... more »
  • Tropical Wave Invest 99L struggling Thursday Evening

    August 25, 2016 7:42 PM

    As of 7pm Thursday, Invest 99L remained a cluster of showers and thunderstorms with an unorganized center south of The Bahamas. A weakening trend has been noted through the day with a loss of tropical storm force winds and less shower and thunderstorm activity. After encountering some dry... more »
  • Additional cut to be made in road to increase flood relief

    August 25, 2016 3:53 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Iberville Parish officials are preparing massive sandbags that will be dropped into a cut section of highway being used to drain Spanish Lake Basin should a tropical weather system impact south Louisiana next week. Meteorologists are closely monitoring Invest 99. Click HERE for the latest from... more »
  • EBR Schools won't reopen until after Labor Day

    August 22, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System pushed the return of school back to September 6th, the district announced Monday. Originally, officials hoped to open schools this week but decided the stress on the system was too great. Numerous campuses were flooded and school buses took... more »
  • Baton Rouge area gets rain amid flood recovery

    August 21, 2016 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of the Baton Rouge were getting thunderstorms with heavy rain as people continued cleaning out homes to recover from recent flooding. The National Weather Service says 2 to 3 inches of rain fell Sunday, and the area was under a flash flood warning until late afternoon.... more »
  • City-Parish launches flood inundation map

    August 19, 2016 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials released a flood inundation map that provides depictions of estimated flooding following the severe weather in the area. The map shows data inputs such as 911 calls, Baton Rouge Fire Department calls for rescue, 311 requests for flood-related service, City of Zachary damage assessments, FEMA... more »
  • EBR schools return a week from today

    August 17, 2016 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will reopen for students Wednesday. Teachers should report back to campuses Monday and Tuesday, the superintendent said in a live TV interview during continuous coverage on WBRZ Channel 2. Nine schools sustained some sort of flooding - Glen Oaks... more »
  • Tropical Storm Fiona forms over central Atlantic

    August 17, 2016 5:31 PM

    MIAMI - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed over the central Atlantic, becoming the season's sixth named storm. The storms maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 40 mph (65 kph). Fiona remains over open waters and is not currently a threat to land. The depression... more »
  • Wednesday Evening Rainfall Causes Rivers to Rise Again

    August 15, 2016 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Torrential thunderstorms with heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Baton Rouge area early Wednesday evening dropping nearly four inches of rain in an area raging from Baton Rouge to north of Zachary. This rain fell over an area that already has seen upwards of 15-20 inches... more »
  • Significant flooding threat in Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi

    August 12, 2016 8:06 AM

    FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS will continue across the area today. Avoid areas of rising water and locations that typically have problems with poor drainage and runoff. Today and Tonight: Another very active day of weather is ahead. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy rain at times with several more... more »
  • Schools closed due to inclement weather

    August 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Schools in the WBRZ viewing area have announced closure or early dismissal due to severe weather Friday morning. The following schools are closing early: St. Mary Parish public schools (closing at noon) Iberville Parish school (closing at 12:30 p.m.) The following parish schools... more »
  • Several houses flooded in Donaldsonville Play Video

    August 11, 2016 11:09 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Heavy storms throughout the day have caused homes throughout the area to become flooded. In Donaldsonville, strong showers doused the city for hours. Rain water filled ditches and soaked yards. Many residents said "it's been awhile" since their area experienced such severe storms and flooding. Some homes were able... more »
  • All St. James Parish schools closed on Friday due to weather

    August 11, 2016 2:04 PM

    ST. JAMES – The St. James Parish School System has announced that all of the schools within the parish will be closed on Friday due to the severe weather in the area. The school system announced early dismissal all of its West Bank schools on Thursday afternoon. However,... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH: Heavy rain threat continues

    August 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After some locations already received up to 3” of rain on Wednesday, an additional 4-7” of rain is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. Monitor the weather closely in the event that any flooding issues develop. Today and Tomorrow: Widespread showers and thunderstorms will bring heavy... more »
  • Rounds of heavy rain and storms begin today

    August 10, 2016 7:17 AM

    Today will be the onset of an unsettled stretch of weather. Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase during the afternoon hours. Action will be more widespread than Monday and Tuesday. Beneath otherwise mostly cloudy skies, high temperatures may reach about 90 degrees before any rain... more »
  • FULL DETAILS: heavy rain threat this week

    August 9, 2016 7:21 AM

    On Monday, high resolution forecast models accurately predicted that the afternoon hours would be quiet—contrary to forecasts from global models and even that of our weather team. For Tuesday, high resolution models, global models and our forecasts all expect scattered action in the afternoon hours. Today won’t be far from... more »
  • Scattered power outages after overnight lightning show

    August 7, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - About one-thousand customers were without electricity Sunday morning after overnight storms rolled through the city. Outages were scattered and clusters impacted as many as 50 to 100 people in some isolated areas. Entergy said it was hoping to restore most people by lunch Sunday afternoon. ... more »
  • Cleanup underway in New Orleans after tornado causes damage

    August 5, 2016 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cleanup is underway after a tornado and high winds caused damage in several New Orleans neighborhoods. City crews were out early Friday morning removing debris from streets and sidewalks. National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Phillips says an EF0 tornado packing 80 mph winds cut a ½-mile path... more »
  • Heat and midday rumblers through the weekend

    August 5, 2016 6:28 AM

    Don't look for any weather surprises on this first weekend of August. Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms should be able to kick up on Friday. Scattered activity will develop around midday. About 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area can expect rain.... more »
  • Heat and showers minus the wrench

    August 4, 2016 7:06 AM

    On Wednesday, an intense morning thunderstorm over Lake Pontchartrain lingered in neighboring parishes and had a significant effect on the temperature forecast . For Thursday, the morning began much quieter meaning the weather should shape up as forecast. While the August steam and shower machine is in full force, there... more »
  • Heat advisory canceled for several parishes

    August 3, 2016 12:44 PM

    A day that began looking very hot will instead see some relief. Blow off cloud cover and showers from significant storms, causing flash flooding in St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes, will limit high temperatures. Thus, the heat advisory has been lifted in several locations. Wednesday Morning... more »
  • Heat rising, Earl strengthening

    August 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    Tuesday made it to 97 degrees with 10 percent of the forecast area receiving rain. Showers did not reach quite as many backyards as anticipated. The forecast called for 30 percent coverage. Today and Tonight: On Wednesday, partly sunny skies early will yield a high temperature... more »
  • Tropical Storm Earl develops in the Caribbean Sea

    August 2, 2016 11:17 AM

    Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea. The system will have no impact on Louisiana or Mississippi. A cluster of showers and thunderstorms developed in the Central Atlantic Ocean last week and then moved quickly westward across the Lesser Antilles. Fast movement and dry air stunted development... more »
  • Heat up north, few storms down south

    August 2, 2016 7:04 AM

    Monday made it to 96 degrees with 30 percent of the forecast area receiving rain, as expected. Summer shower and storm development tends to be random and while geographical coverage can be forecast, location often cannot this time of year. On Monday, bad luck with the rain placement and timing—right... more »
  • New month, same stuff

    August 1, 2016 6:59 AM

    Here comes August... And plenty of August is expected this week. Each afternoon will warm to the low to mid 90s before a few locations gather pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Today and Tonight: Monday will find sun and steam early with high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Of... more »
  • Summer standards: heat, pop-up showers, tropical waves

    July 29, 2016 6:49 AM

    Wrapping up the final week of July, typical summer weather can be expected. Today and Tonight: Friday will offer more early sunshine and a quickly climbing temperature into the low 90s. Humidity won’t change. By the afternoon, clouds will bubble up with a few expected to produce a shower... more »
  • Unusual 2016 hurricane season continues with Invest 96L

    July 28, 2016 10:38 AM

    Newly classified Invest 96L is expected to have a rough transit across the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving the cluster of showers and thunderstorms a 30 percent chance of further development over the next two days and 40 percent chance by early next week. At this... more »
  • Hitting reset locally, watching a wave in the tropics

    July 28, 2016 6:48 AM

    Wednesday’s forecast verified nicely with approximately 80 percent of the viewing area picking up rain—primarily during the first half of the day as expected. Now for today, the pattern gets back to normal. Fewer locations will see a pop-up shower or thunderstorm which will be limited to the midday hours.... more »
  • Hit the brakes y'all, don't stall

    July 27, 2016 7:04 AM

    Rounds of showers and storms had area rain coverage around 80 percent yesterday, verifying the forecast. Rain fell heavily during the afternoon hours and street flooding was reported around the region. Pictures and video captured many drivers risking it, attempting to drive through ponded water and stalling out. Please note... more »
  • No sprinklers needed

    July 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast over the next few days. While mornings start dry, the rumblers will bubble up by midday and last into the late afternoon. Today and Tonight: This is likely to be the most active day of the week. Showers and thunderstorms will be... more »
  • They bubble, they rumble, they rain

    July 25, 2016 7:04 AM

    The upcoming week will certainly be hot, just not as hot. The tradeoff is increased shower and thunderstorm coverage. Today and Tonight: Rinse, repeat, and sweat again today with high in the low 90s, scattered showers and thunderstorms, and an ever-present humidity. A small but positive note is that... more »
  • Better shot at boomers

    July 22, 2016 7:17 AM

    Indications are that Friday will bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms. For this reason, high temperature forecasts have been pulled down by a degree or two into the low 90s. Today and Tonight: It will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a high temperature of 94 degrees achieved... more »
  • Three Hs in play, looking for a cooling shower

    July 21, 2016 6:40 AM

    The forecast will hold steady into Saturday. By Sunday, the local area may notice a slight drop off in high temperatures. Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will be hazy, hot and humid with a high of 95 degrees. Heat indices will top out near 105 degrees. Skies will be... more »
  • Summer heat in full swing

    July 19, 2016 6:35 AM

    You may have noticed that showers and thunderstorms were more “isolated” on radar Monday. That trend will continue this week. Certainly there aren’t big changes to the pattern in July and August, rather some very subtle shifts that we’re able to point out, perhaps more easily than we can actually... more »
  • Fewer storms, more heat this week

    July 18, 2016 6:40 AM

    A heat ridge is taking over the Central United States and will have an impact on Baton Rouge area weather this week. Today and Tonight: Look for Isolated showers and thunderstorms today, however with not as much areal coverage as over the weekend. Highs will be in the mid... more »
  • Weekend plans? Check the radar

    July 15, 2016 6:35 AM

    The week will end in the same weather pattern that has persisted since Monday. Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for Friday. Of course in between any action, it will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the low 90s. The showers... more »
  • More afternoon storm clouds

    July 14, 2016 6:37 AM

    The forecast will go unchanged until late weekend or early next week. Today and Tonight: Nothing to see here. It’s the same old same old. Highs in the lower 90s, lows in the mid 70s. At least the weather pattern is behaving normally. Lately, the temperatures have been right... more »
  • Thousands without power as afternoon storm passes

    July 13, 2016 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Thousands of people are without power Wednesday afternoon after a small thunderstorm brought heavy rains and lightning to the Baton Rouge area. According to Entergy, more than 5,500 people are without power in East Baton Rouge Parish. As of 5:45 p.m., outages include areas south of... more »
  • Heat before bubblers

    July 12, 2016 6:35 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms performed as expected on Monday with 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecasting area collecting rain from late morning to late afternoon. Most of that action occurred south of I-12 and that should again be the case today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Oh, hey July, there you are

    July 11, 2016 6:37 AM

    A little extra moisture gave us slightly better thunderstorm coverage yesterday and that will continue today. On any given day, not everyone will see rain, but about 40% of the forecast area will—which in turn brings temperatures down a touch. It won’t be a huge change, it will still be... more »
  • Showers to fight off some heat this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

    Thursday brought the third straight record maximum low temperature. As of Friday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a fourth consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 79 degrees. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will be partly sunny and... more »
  • 'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather as US has warmest June

    July 7, 2016 1:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal meteorologists say America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June. The month's average temperature in the Lower 48 states was 71.8 degrees, 3.3 degrees above normal, surpassing the Dust Bowl record set in 1933. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientist... more »
  • Third straight Heat Advisory, slimmer shower chances

    July 7, 2016 6:51 AM

    Despite a shower dropping the afternoon temperature to 79 degrees, Wednesday marked the second straight day with a record maximum low temperature. As of Thursday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a third consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 77 degrees. ... more »
  • Record warm mornings, high afternoon heat continue

    July 6, 2016 6:47 AM

    For the second straight morning, temperatures did not dip below 82 degrees. That makes two straight days with a record maximum low temperature, each of which have tied the warmest low temperature, for any date, in Baton Rouge history. The only way that could change today is if an afternoon... 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 »
  • Firecracker hot with fewer sparks from the sky

    July 1, 2016 6:33 AM

    Rain chances will move in and out of the isolated category through Independence Day. A gradual warmup is forecast from now to the end of next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Alas, Friday brings an afternoon where rain chances are too low to mention. A mostly sunny... more »
  • Lower coverage in afternoon showers

    June 30, 2016 7:03 AM

    As the diurnal shower machine starts to fizzle, hotter and drier weather will be returning this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for Thursday, although forecast area rain coverage will be lower. Highs will squeak into the low... more »
  • Still steamy, more relief in store though

    June 28, 2016 6:57 AM

    Early heat and steam over the next few days will give way to returning showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front will tap into ample heat and humidity to spark off showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Coverage will be fairly robust, meaning that most... more »
  • Residents urged to use caution due to heat levels

    June 16, 2016 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Due to the dangerous heat levels in the state, a heat advisory has been issued for the Baton Rouge area until Friday at 7 p.m. According to WBRZ Meteorologist Josh Eachus, Thursday and Friday will have afternoon heat values from 105 to 110. The National... more »
  • Hazy, hot and humid into the weekend

    June 16, 2016 6:25 AM

    Shade and hydration will be important over the next few days. Humidity may finally be shaved back a bit by a front this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Plenty of sunshine will guide high temperatures into the mid 90s. When factoring dew points in the mid 70s,... more »
  • Heating up: More heat advisories could be issued Thursday Play Video

    June 16, 2016 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some heat advisories were posted Wednesday in Louisiana and more are anticpated Thursday and Friday. For a heat advisory to be issued, the heat index has to rise to greater than 108 degrees for at least 2 hours. During that time, overheating and dehydration are possible... more »
  • Summer's first big sizzle

    June 15, 2016 7:01 AM

    Shade and hydration will be important over the next few days. The heat and humidity combo will cause the body to sense temperatures over 100° today, tomorrow and Friday afternoons. Don’t look for relief overnight, lows will barely drop beneath 80°. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Showers trending less active after today

    June 14, 2016 6:54 AM

    On these “scattered showers” days, some locations stay dry, some see multiple thunderstorms. Yesterday, the western half of the forecast area picked up precipitation while many eastern areas did not. Afternoon storm action will begin to lose its grip on the area with drier and warmer conditions by week’s end.... more »
  • Steam and storms continue

    June 13, 2016 6:34 AM

    No washouts, but plenty of showers and storms to dodge of late. That pattern will continue for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like your weekend, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up throughout the day—however, they do appear to be getting started... more »
  • Warm and humid with a few pulls possible

    June 10, 2016 6:45 AM

    The LSU Baseball Tarp Crew covered and uncovered Skip Bertman Field a remarkable 9 times (18 pulls) last weekend. With a more typical pattern taking shape this weekend with few showers and thunderstorms, the crew shouldn’t be quite as busy. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be... more »
  • Some sunshine today, back to normal this weekend

    June 9, 2016 6:50 AM

    After today, the Baton Rouge area will return to a pattern more typical of June. Expect marine breezes to bring “pop-up” afternoon showers back to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will run very similar to Wednesday. With slowly increasing humidity, high temperatures should have no... 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 »
  • Finally looking dry at The Box and beyond

    June 7, 2016 6:42 AM

    An unsettled pattern which complicated regional baseball at Alex Box Stadium has finally broken. Sunshine and warmth are in store for the days to come. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will offer high temperatures in the low 90s with a light, northerly breeze and abundant sunshine. If... more »
  • Fewer showers, Tropical Storm Colin approaching Florida

    June 6, 2016 7:04 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is moving back to a more seasonable pattern—with heat, humidity and only ISOLATED afternoon thundershowers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For the beginning of a new week comes a new pattern. More early sunshine will allow high temperatures to make a run at... more »
  • NCAA Regional games moved to Sunday

    June 4, 2016 5:50 PM

    Baton Rouge - The LSU Tiger baseball team earned the right to play in a winner's bracket game scheduled for Saturday night, but Mother Nature had other plans with all day rains postponing their contest until Sunday at the earliest. The NCAA announcing just before we 5:00 p.m. on... more »
  • Tropical rains, possible tornadoes threaten half of the US

    June 4, 2016 4:01 PM

    ATLANTA - From tropical rains to tornadoes, about half of the U.S. expected to see wet and at times severe weather this weekend. The weather caps a week of scorching temperatures out West and flooding that killed nine soldiers when their military vehicle got caught in the rushing waters of... more »
  • EACHUS: water doesn't scare you? How about ten thousand less dollars?

    June 3, 2016 2:07 PM

    “Turn around don’t drown” isn’t working—at least not to its full potential. Meteorologists and media outlets couldn’t be more clear about the dangers of high or rushing water. Heck, television live trucks posted up in front of submerged cars apparently aren’t even strong enough visual cues to keep people away.... more »
  • Flash flood watch in effect until Sunday morning

    June 3, 2016 7:06 AM

    Look for showers and thunderstorms to affect the region through Sunday. If you have outdoor activities, stay in touch with the WBRZ Weather Team as rain will likely be a factor. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is up through 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Please remember not to drive across... more »
  • Stormy days ahead, area to watch in the Gulf

    June 2, 2016 7:16 AM

    An unsettled pattern is expected to begin unfolding today and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will mark the transition into a more active pattern. High temperatures in the middle 80s should be achieved early before the development of showers and thunderstorms by the... more »
  • Moving to a more active pattern and the official hurricane season

    June 1, 2016 7:09 AM

    As the 2016 hurricane season “officially” begins today, two storm names are already in the books—Alex and Bonnie. Colin is up next. All is quiet for now, but it only takes one storm to make it a “bad” year. Our team is happy to prepare you for the season ahead,... more »
  • Getting back in the swing

    May 31, 2016 6:38 AM

    Weather will bring much more of the same over the next two days-- warm and humid with isolated thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Tuesday, a fast warm up into the low 90s along with lots of humidity and early sunshine will give way to bubbling clouds... more »

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