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  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • More hot Louisiana sun

    July 28, 2015 6:53 AM

    We notch a few more highs in the upper 90s before better rain coverage allows for some cooler afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A mostly sunny afternoon will again be offered up pushing high temperatures into the upper 90s. As has been usual of late, while a... more »
  • After complaints over heat, all students can wear shorts to school

    July 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    AMITE - As promised last week, public school leaders announced a uniform policy change because of concerns the temperature will be too hot to handle when school starts next week. Mark Kolwe, the Tangipahoa Parish Schools superintendent, said all students will be able to wear shorts. Previously, only kids... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Sweltering weekend

    July 24, 2015 6:48 AM

    Baton Rouge is cracking several top-10 lists for all-time hot stretches in the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’ll wrap up the week with more heat. Morning sunshine will give way to a few afternoon clouds and a high temperature near 97. Certainly, expect a portion... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Steady temps, scarce pops

    July 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an... more »
  • Not this year, but board to talk about heat and school start dates

    July 21, 2015 10:42 PM

    AMITE - The start of school will not change for students in Tangipahoa Parish, despite pleas from some parents to delay the first day of classes because of the heat. A group created a Change.org petition, then presented their concerns and the petition - with thousands of signatures -... more »
  • Keep cool and drive on

    July 21, 2015 9:34 AM

    While snarled traffic is nothing new to the Baton Rouge area, morning delays have been much heavier this week due to accidents. The Monday and Tuesday Morning commutes along I-10 through the Capital City were largely impacted by a series of crashes. Is there a cause for these traffic... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • Above average warmth continues

    July 16, 2015 6:38 AM

    There are no indications that this hotter than usual pattern will let up anytime soon. Normal highs for this time of year are around 92. Baton Rouge area temperatures are likely to peak at 94-96 over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring... more »
  • 95ers on the rise

    July 15, 2015 11:32 AM

    Late summer hyperbole may not in fact be so far from truth. When a neighbor or friend says, "it's been hotter than usual this summer," instincts to roll eyes may have some data working against them. Urban areas like Baton Rouge have shown signs of significant warming over... more »
  • Only a third through

    July 15, 2015 6:34 AM

    Every day so far this July has surpassed 90 and there are many more are to come. On average, the Baton Rouge area registers 90 days in the 90s. Tuesday marked the 37th for 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid with... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Special advisory names season's third storm

    July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

    Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off of the North Carolina coast. Just before noon CDT, satellite data indicated that Claudette had taken on tropical characteristics with winds of 50mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue a special advisory. Claudette is somewhat of a surprise, having only a... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • DON'T feel the burn

    July 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    The forecast performed well again yesterday with 30% of the area collecting an afternoon shower. We anticipated most of the action to stay south of the interstates, and it did, except for one shower that came into Baton Rouge during the evening. Rain chances will dwindle as we get... more »
  • 33 years ago today: an aviation weather tragedy

    July 9, 2015 9:19 AM

    Weather along the Gulf Coast during the month of July doesn't offer much variation-heat, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms can all be expected. That doesn't mean it isn't unpredictable. Unpredictability and a lesser understanding of thunderstorm behavior on this date 33 years ago contributed to one of the worst aviation disasters... more »
  • Nothing unexpected

    July 9, 2015 6:38 AM

    Forecast performance rebounded yesterday with precisely 20% of the WBRZ viewing area finding a shower-as was expected. As a fair-weather promoting high pressure system moves westward toward the region, Thursday will offer the best chance for a rain shower between now and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Partly sunny, isolated showers

    July 8, 2015 6:36 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms were brief and fairly inconsequential on Tuesday but did strike a larger portion of the viewing area than expected. Our forecast was for 20% of the viewing area to receive rain, whereas about 40% of our locations measured precipitation. For more on what those rain chances... more »
  • Typical trend

    July 7, 2015 7:19 AM

    The forecast goes unchanged as does the weather pattern through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Tuesday will mirror Monday with partly sunny skies and a quick warmup into the low 90s by early afternoon. Pop-up showers and storms won't be headline grabbers but can't be ruled out... more »
  • Back to work, back to July

    July 6, 2015 6:51 AM

    Unfortunate timing as an active spell of weather complicated the holiday weekend, but the region returns to a more typical summer pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Early Week: Monday through Thursday will be partly sunny with afternoon high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Summer humidity will help... more »
  • Six injured in July 4th lightning strike

    July 5, 2015 6:57 PM

    MANY, La. - Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson says six people were injured by lightning at the Cypress Bend RV park on Toledo Bend Reservoir. A lightning bolt struck during a Fourth of July celebration near the reservoir along the Louisiana-Texas state line. Parish Warden Joe Dewil says it's believed... more »
  • Two but not three

    July 3, 2015 6:45 AM

    After a drier Friday, we've made some significant changes to the weekend forecast that will end a short stretch of dry days and likely affect outdoor plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If your Independence Day Weekend is beginning early, you'll likely enjoy more sunshine. This will again... more »
  • Dry for a change

    July 2, 2015 6:37 AM

    With a little pattern shift, showers will be much harder to come by through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For a change, the day will be headlined not by showers and thunderstorms but the regular summer heat and humidity. Expect temperatures to top... more »
  • Showers today, break tomorrow

    July 1, 2015 6:35 AM

    This afternoon should provide our final bout of scattered action before some drier weather eases in for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again we can look for a fast warm up through the 70s and 80s to near 90 before some afternoon showers and... more »
  • Man uses forklift to rescue family from flooded roadway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One family was rescued by a man who watched as people got stranded in hight water during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. David Dunham and a friend said they decided it was their chance to give back to other people in need. Dunham watched many people trying... more »
  • Soggy sandwiches

    June 30, 2015 6:55 AM

    Like Monday, half of our area will pick up passing showers that begin to pop up around lunch time. Monday's forecast verified pretty well with about 60% of the viewing area picking up rain, while the call was for 50% coverage. Most of it fell in the northwestern corner... more »
  • Wetter beginning, drier ending

    June 29, 2015 6:50 AM

    Shower and thunderstorm chances will be highest earlier in the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly cloudy skies will be intermittent with scattered showers and thunderstorms on this Monday. High resolution models are offering up the rain showers a little earlier this morning and as a result,... more »
  • How to limit lightning damage Play Video

    June 25, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With more thunderstorms expected this week lightning could threaten homes in the Baton Rouge region again. Wednesday lightning caused several house fires in the area. Both DEMCO and Entergy say there is no real way to prevent lightning from striking your home, but there are ways... more »
  • Second round of storms spark house fires Wednesday Play Video

    June 24, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning is suspected in three house fires, one near Episcopal High School that forced a family to run from their home during dinner. "You could feel the heat," Mark Mitchell said of the flames he found in his attic. "I could see flames coming from the... more »
  • Storm shakes nerves Tuesday Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The weather will subside slightly Wednesday after a quick and severe weather event Tuesday. A strong storm knocked out power to thousands, blew over trees and created dicey lightning that hit trees and buildings. The St. George Fire Department said it responded to a dozen weather-related... more »
  • Take Dad to a pool

    June 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    While a few showers will pop over the next day or so, heat will dominate weather headlines into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will again be very hot and humid with temperatures making it to near 90° by lunchtime. The clouds bubbling up due... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bill begins to weaken in Texas

    June 16, 2015 1:59 PM

    PORT ARANSAS, TX - Tropical Storm Bill has begun to weaken as it moves deeper into Texas, but threats of severe flooding and possible tornadoes remain. At 4 p.m., the National Hurricane Center narrowed its tropical storm warning to the coastline from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, the inlet... more »
  • And stay away!

    June 16, 2015 6:58 AM

    Tropical Storm Bill has remained to our west as forecast and as a result, we will see the downturn in thunderstorm coverage, as forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, another sticky start will give way to early sunshine quickly warming temperatures. Under partly sunny skies,... more »
  • Two things

    June 15, 2015 7:05 AM

    Forecast attention this week will be drawn towards afternoon storms and the progress of Invest 91L. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday begins like so many before. We'll have sunshine and humidity with a fast warm-up into the upper 80s. It looks as though showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • EACHUS: Your perception is my reality Play Video

    June 12, 2015 12:09 PM

    South Louisiana weather forecasts have performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks. How then, could it rain on Alex Box Stadium during a Super Regional Playoff game with a 10 percent rain chance and stay completely dry in Baton Rouge with a 60 percent rain chance? PoPs... more »
  • These cats don't care

    June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

    As the old fable goes, cats don't like water. But, all lore aside, there is a crew of felines from Baton Rouge that seem to thrive in it. The LSU Tigers baseball team is 7-0 in games affected by rain this season. One April matchup against Georgia was washed... more »
  • Various and random

    June 11, 2015 7:04 AM

    We title this forecast as one may define the word scattered-as such is what we can expect out of thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help to begin our Thursday but the quick warmup will aid in the quick development of late morning or early... more »
  • Sun and a few storms

    June 10, 2015 7:07 AM

    The unsettled weather pattern we've entered is just beginning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will differ from Tuesday in that more morning sunshine will occur before showers and storms spark off during the afternoon hours. Overall, rainfall is expected to be less widespread than Tuesday as well.... more »
  • This again

    June 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    Back into another unsettled pattern, the region can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will feature a faster build up in clouds with showers and thunderstorms developing ahead of an approaching disturbance. Rain is expected to begin in northern locations by... more »
  • The calm before returning storms

    June 8, 2015 6:43 AM

    While some sun can be expected this week, the weather pattern will turn active again with scattered showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday looks as though it will feature the calmest of the next several. Look for mostly sunny skies once again with high temperatures... 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 »
  • Bulging crust

    June 2, 2015 1:44 PM

    Drought is often associated with dried-up lakes, personal water use restrictions and agricultural problems. But in California the dry spell has become so extreme that the parched earth is physically rising. GPS station sensors typically used to detect seismic activity, or earthquakes, have actually returned readings that show an... 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 »
  • NOAA predicts quieter 2015 hurricane season check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 27, 2015 12:29 PM

    On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA is anticipating below normal activity during the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters have projected a 70 percent likelihood of 6-11 named storms, 3-6 hurricanes and 0-2 major hurricanes (category 3 strength... more »
  • Line of thunderstorms brings rain, high winds to Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 26, 2015 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain and gusting winds through southeastern Louisiana Monday night. The storms that passed through didn't do much damage in the Baton Rouge area, but left a lot of standing water on the roads early this morning. Some houses did lose power.... more »
  • No rest for the soggy

    May 26, 2015 6:55 AM

    We can expect more showers and thunderstorms, some of which may create additional heavy rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The call for today is a tough one. It appears as though another area of heavy storms could develop through the day; however the overnight action may have... more »
  • Tornado Watch until 5am Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 12:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 5am Tuesday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties... more »
  • Inland flooding

    May 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    Aside from surge and tide impacts, widespread heavy rainfall associated with tropical cyclones may produce amounts in excess of 6 inches. This may even occur well inland and away from where the storm made initial landfall. 25 percent of tropical cyclone deaths of the last 50 years are a direct... more »
  • Storm surge

    May 22, 2015 11:55 AM

    Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge. Since 1963, storm surge has caused over half of the tropical cyclone deaths in the United States. Water (including inland flooding), and not wind, has accounted for more than 90% of tropical cyclone deaths. This particular danger can... more »
  • Memorial Day Weekend begins

    May 22, 2015 7:29 AM

    With a weak cold front through to the Gulf, much of the region will end the week on a quieter note. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we end what has been an unsettled week, a cold front is locked up in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In... more »
  • Trigger

    May 21, 2015 6:49 AM

    A cold front will approach the area on Thursday helping to kick out additional showers and thunderstorms. This will serve as that "trigger" that we have been lacking over the last few days. No significant changes to temperatures or humidity are expected behind the front THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • EACHUS: sweating while sweating it out check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:35 AM

    Into the summer we go. There are some things southerners know for sure about this time of year. It is going to be hot, it is going to be humid and SEC Football is only about three months away. What we don't know is most concerning, and that is if... more »
  • More sun than storms

    May 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Overall the unsettled pattern continues with at least isolated showers developing each afternoon into the holiday weekend. Tuesday's forecast performed alright, but could have been a bit better. Geographically, we anticipated about 50% of the region would pick up rain while actually only about 30% did. Still, a large... 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 »
  • Storms again

    May 18, 2015 7:00 AM

    Another unsettled week is ahead with the best chance of showers and storms coming today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and steamy day is ahead with temperatures shooting into the middle 80s by noon time. Skies will bubble up with clouds as showers and storms begin... more »
  • Tornado in Tickfaw injures 3, damages 3 homes

    May 18, 2015 12:52 AM

    TICKFAW, La. - Authorities say a 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw injured three people and damaged eight houses. The National Weather Service says the twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans. Tangipaha Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto that one person was... more »
  • One remains in ICU after tornado hits neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 17, 2015 7:50 PM

    TICKFAW - A tornado was the last thing residents on John McDonald road expected to wake up to, early Sunday morning. One woman is in the Intensive Care Unit at North Oaks Hospital and another person suffered minor injuries. "There's no way to escape it," said Billy McDonald,... more »
  • Showers stay isolated today

    May 14, 2015 6:56 AM

    At least the weather is behaving as expected this week with no real surprises. Wednesday's forecast of 20% rain coverage in the WBRZ viewing area verified well. Showers and thunderstorms will again be isolated this afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A few more showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Less rain, more heat

    May 13, 2015 7:17 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 60% rain coverage verified well. A few of the storms, particularly in Iberville and Pointe Coupee Parishes, were stronger than expected. We'll get a mid-week break from widespread action before it picks up again on Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While not... more »
  • More showers and storms

    May 12, 2015 6:50 AM

    Yesterday's forecast of 70% rain coverage and a few strong storms verified well. Once again, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday looks like another fairly unsettled day. Mostly cloudy skies will persist through the lunch hours. Especially during the afternoon hours, scattered... more »
  • More unsettled this week

    May 11, 2015 6:58 AM

    Humid weather will continue this week with the added wrinkle of many more showers and storms. Unlike last week, in which the region only saw isolated rain coverage, many more areas will pick up rain on a daily basis. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be... 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 »
  • First named storm organizes Thursday

    May 7, 2015 11:54 PM

    MIAMI - Just shy of a month until the official start of hurricane season, the first named storm formed off the coast of South Carolina. Ana was named Thursday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported Ana as a subtropical storm, 170 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach. The system... more »
  • Dodge the shower

    May 7, 2015 6:46 AM

    As far as this first full week of May goes, today will likely offer the best chance of an afternoon shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will shape up similar to the last few. Morning sun will give way to partly sunny midday skies and... more »
  • You've got our attention, tropics

    May 6, 2015 1:16 PM

    Already, some predictions have been submitted calling for a less active hurricane season. Yet the season isn't even officially underway and a storm is taking shape off of the Atlantic Coast. Does this mean the experts have stumbled out of the gate? Does it mean United States coastal residents will... more »
  • Find the shower

    May 6, 2015 6:41 AM

    Rain chances rebound into the 20% category over the next two days. Regardless, most of the time will be spent sunny and dry with many locations receiving no rain at all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Wednesday, we're expecting partly sunny skies early to kick thermometers... more »
  • Seasonsable warmth and tropical trickery

    May 5, 2015 6:57 AM

    Shower chances decrease while temperatures increase. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There is a lesser chance of afternoon showers for your Tuesday when compared to Monday. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the mid 80s. As has been the trend, a slight... more »
  • Sun and a shower

    May 4, 2015 6:59 AM

    Typical warm season weather can be expected for our first full week of May. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we begin the new week, skies will again reveal sunshine although we sprinkle the possibility of a spotty shower into the mix. During the late morning and early... 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 »
  • Warmer

    April 30, 2015 6:54 AM

    Despite a gradual, daily warming trend that begins today, humidity will remain low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will stay generally clear through your Thursday and along with a weakening northerly breeze, thermometers will respond by climbing through the upper 70s. Don't expect anything more than a... more »
  • Hardest hit areas without power could be restored by 11 p.m.

    April 29, 2015 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The hardest hit areas still without power after Monday's storms slammed East Baton Rouge will likely have power by 11 p.m. Wednesday. Entergy updated its website to show anticipated times when power will be restored. Some areas were listed as 10 p.m., others were at 11... more »
  • Jewelry days

    April 29, 2015 6:52 AM

    Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi are set to enjoy weather that can't get much nicer for Late April and Early May. Reaching for descriptive words-call Thursday to Saturday a gem, a ruby and a diamond! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As the remains of a storm system move... more »
  • Power cancels classes at some EBR schools again Wednesday

    April 28, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prolonged power outages will keep nine East Baton Rouge Parish public schools closed Wednesday. The school system announced late Tuesday that Belfair Elementary, Buchanan Elementary, Westminister Elementary, Keel Center, McKinley High, Southdowns, Glasgow Middle, and Melrose Elementary will not open Wednesday for classes. All other... more »
  • Ascension working on debris pickup plans

    April 28, 2015 5:11 PM

    GONZALES - The parish president's office said they're still working on plans to get storm debris in Ascension Parish picked up after Monday's severe weather. Parish President Tommy Martinez said they're still checking how much damage the trees, limbs, debris and brush blown down by Monday's strong winds and... more »
  • EACHUS: Recent storm possibly in rare company

    April 28, 2015 3:54 PM

    A case could be made that the Monday Morning storm complex which tore across the Gulf Coast was what's known as a derecho. Somewhat uncommon, a derecho (pronounced deh-REY-cho) is a long-lived, widespread wind storm associated with a fast-moving line of thunderstorms. Although damage produced by a derecho can... more »
  • UPDATE: 5 tornadoes strike Southeastern Louisiana

    April 28, 2015 1:39 PM

    A *TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED* to have occurred Monday in parts of Assumption Parish. National Weather Service storm survey teams have found damage caused by a tornado in both Pierre Part and Napoleonville. Additionally, tornado damage was found in Bayou Gauche, Chackbay, Kenner and Thibodaux. The strongest tornado... more »
  • Temporary foul poles for next game

    April 28, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A severe storm carrying winds over 50 mph, passed through Baton Rouge Monday morning, knocking down trees and powerlines across the area. Both foul poles located at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field were also damaged. After the storm, one of the foul poles was left lying... more »
  • Cleanup underway from Monday's severe weather

    April 28, 2015 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Power company workers continue to restore electricity to homes and businesses across southeast Louisiana that lost power during Monday's severe weather. Entergy says 5,000 customers in New Orleans and 9,000 customers in Jefferson Parish remain without power Tuesday. Over 100,000 last power during the storms. High winds downed... more »
  • An improvement we'll take

    April 28, 2015 7:11 AM

    While still gloomy and damp, there will be few complaints after Monday's memorable storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few showers may fall, any precipitation will be light and as a result the flash flood watch has been canceled. While a rumble of thunder is possible,... more »
  • Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

    April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Late Monday, the Red Cross announced it was opening a shelter for people who were without power in East Baton Rouge following Monday's severe storms. The shelter was set to open at 11:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road. Food was also... more »

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