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  • NOAA predicts quieter 2015 hurricane season 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 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 »
  • Storm snaps trees, knocks out power in West Feliciana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 5:46 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A few hundred people are still without power in West Feliciana Parish after storms rolled through the area Monday morning. As the storm made its way through the parish some residents took shelter only to find that debris trapped them inside their neighborhood without power. A... more »
  • Power outages remain widespread following Monday storms check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will spend Monday night in the dark after strong storms knocked down trees and power lines across the capital area. Some people were warned, services may not be restored until Wednesday. Additional severe weather systems hindered the repair effort after following Monday morning's... more »
  • Universities cancel classes due to severe weather

    April 27, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Universities canceled classes in Baton Rouge after severe weather moved through the area Monday morning. LSU issued their cancellation just before 10 a.m., after the city-parish was under a tornado warning and hit with heavy wind and rain. Southern University followed suit and announced they were... more »
  • Tornado warning for East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish

    April 27, 2015 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The National Weather Service says a line of severe thunderstorms is moved across south Louisiana. The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Tornado Warning for: Southeastern West Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Louisiana. Southwestern East Baton Rouge Parish in southeastern Lousiaiana. Northwestern Livingston Parish... more »
  • Bee population in La. is looking up

    April 25, 2015 3:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - There are some good signs indicating that Louisiana's bee population is rebounding, according to federal bee experts. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report on honey shows production is up. Producing colonies have decreased about 4 percent in Louisiana, March data shows, but colonies were up in number... more »
  • Tornado watch issued for SE Louisiana

    April 24, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Friday evening for several parishes south and east of Baton Rouge. Forecasters said the watch covers Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John and Terrbonne parishes until 8 p.m. A tornado watch indicates favorable conditions exist... more »
  • Keep plans, but keep updated

    April 24, 2015 6:46 AM

    Yesterday, showers and storms brought rain to about 50% of the WBRZ viewing area as expected. Fortunately, all of them stayed beneath severe limits. For Friday, evening dinners and even LSU Baseball will have to be mindful of showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Most of... more »
  • Transitional day

    April 22, 2015 6:10 AM

    After a welcome break, our weather turns back to "April showers" and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will again feature plenty of sunshine early but we'll notice a little uptick in moisture and with this, a few more afternoon clouds. After high temperatures top out... more »
  • Nastier before nicer

    April 17, 2015 6:00 AM

    Tumultuous weather continues as strong thunderstorms may accompany heavy rain over the next two days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday won't be as gloomy as Thursday. After a few light showers during the morning hours, some sunshine will be offered up into the afternoon hours. This will... more »
  • 'Trunkated' responsibilities

    April 15, 2015 9:31 AM

    While our recent forecasts of rainfall, both the timing and intensity, have panned out nicely, a new study suggests that a certain mammalian mammoth could ease our task of long-term precipitation prediction. Recent research has revealed that elephants have a "radar-like" ability to detect rainstorms up to 150 miles... more »
  • The "nice" day

    April 15, 2015 6:00 AM

    If there is one day this week that will feature more sun than rain, Wednesday is the bet. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Far fewer showers and thunderstorms are expected today compared to yesterday. Mainly fueled by daytime warmth, scattered storms will pop this afternoon and as has... more »
  • Streets flood after heavy rain in Ascension Parish

    April 14, 2015 5:19 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flooding caused delays for drivers around Ascension Parish Tuesday. Residents there dealt with minor flooding, but it's a sign of what's to come with a wet week in the forecast. Barricades blocked off a handful of roads in Donaldsonville while residents tried to stay dry. ... more »
  • Persistent wet pattern

    April 14, 2015 6:01 AM

    Rounds of thunderstorms will continue, heavy at times, through the rest of the week. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until at least 7pm Tuesday for an additional 1-3" of rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect showers and thunderstorms to continue today. Thunderstorms have been vigorous... more »
  • Heavy rain early today

    April 13, 2015 6:17 AM

    Your week will start off with a burst of heavy rain as much of the region is under a Flash Flood Watch. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The next wave of rain will arrive early today. A line of showers and thunderstorms moving northeastward at 35mph will move... more »
  • Weather, not controversial poster, may dampen Strawberry Festival

    April 10, 2015 10:27 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Rain may dampen the Strawberry Festival this year. A soggy forecast will drop rain on the festival grounds both Saturday and Sunday. But, locals got a bit of reprieve Friday evening. Many people braved the rain to enjoy the first night of the state's second-largest free festival.... more »
  • Rain pushes LSU baseball game back

    April 10, 2015 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rainy skies forced LSU's baseball team to push back the start of their series against Auburn Friday night. LSU announced on Twitter they'd try to get underway at 9 p.m. CT Friday. Ground crews had the tarp out at Alex Box Field just before 6 p.m.... more »
  • Downed power lines cause loss of power, Highway 19 closure

    April 10, 2015 2:49 PM

    BAKER - About five miles of Highway 19 closed Friday afternoon after a round of severe weather knocked power lines to the ground. A traffic advisory reported the closure shortly before 3 p.m. Authorities said the highway between Harding and Groom was closed as crews cleared the lines from... more »
  • Eachus: Mastering a soggy track

    April 8, 2015 10:24 AM

    April is here. For me, that means two things: spring storms have begun and The Masters is here. This weekend, the two will overlap. Before we get to the upcoming forecast in Augusta and what players the expected weather will favor, it is worth noting that the Masters golf... more »
  • For a pair

    April 8, 2015 5:47 AM

    Wednesday will be the second straight with unseasonably warm temperatures, high humidity and little in the way of shower activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be partly sunny and humid with high temperatures returning to the upper 80s. Beyond the lakes and coast, again it will... more »
  • Temps up, humidity up

    April 7, 2015 5:59 AM

    The next two days will feature much more sun than the last few but will also be much warmer and more humid. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday and Wednesday should shape up to be nearly identical. Look for a pair of partly sunny afternoons with highs in... more »
  • A new week of spring

    April 6, 2015 6:17 AM

    We'll get a healthy dose of spring weather this week with warmth, humidity, showers and storms all included. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday, like Easter Sunday will include some shower and thunderstorm activity during the afternoon hours. Skies will offer a lot of clouds otherwise. High... more »
  • Good Friday, good forecast?

    April 3, 2015 5:49 AM

    The weather pattern will flip for the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Throughout your Good Friday, we'll notice a buildup of clouds ahead of an approaching cold front. Southerly winds of 10-15mph will accompany a warm and humid afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. The... more »
  • Heading to the holiday

    April 2, 2015 6:00 AM

    The weather pattern along the Gulf Coast will begin to change as we move into Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The second day of the new month will feature morning clouds with just a spotty shower or two. By later afternoon, blue sky will become more... more »
  • In all seriousness

    April 1, 2015 6:10 AM

    The working forecast remains unchanged as we enter the new month. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon won't be a far cry from the previous few days though the air may feel a little bit thicker as highs near 83°. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy the... 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 »
  • Get outside!

    March 27, 2015 6:09 AM

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

    March 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    A cold front coming into the area will bring showers and thunderstorms followed by a cool down to wrap up the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite clouds, temperatures should still climb into the mid 70s today as warmer air pushes in from the south. Showers and... more »
  • Twisters slam Tornado Alley

    March 25, 2015 8:49 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Authorities here said one person is dead and many others are hurt after tornadoes slammed Oklahoma and Arkansas Wednesday evening. A trailer park in Tulsa County was hardest hit. The person died there, according to the Associated Press and the local sheriff's office. The exact number... more »
  • Less gray check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Stubborn clouds

    March 24, 2015 6:08 AM

    A very thin layer of moisture beneath dry air aloft was enough to maintain a cloud deck much longer than expected. As a result, Monday and Monday Night saw lower highs and higher lows than expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will run very similar to Monday.... more »
  • Spring stretch

    March 23, 2015 6:02 AM

    A lucky break over the weekend, as rain did indeed primarily fall during hours of darkness. Now the region settles into a more settled pattern for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will be stubborn during the morning hours, with some mist even observed... 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 »
  • Eachus: The vacuum clogged

    March 19, 2015 12:40 PM

    As you probably have noticed by now, I'm a stern guardian of the validated accuracy of meteorologists compared to many other professions. Congruently, I recognize that at times we miss a forecast, and when we do I believe it is necessary to admit that and explain why. Wednesday's forecast... more »
  • Not entirely dry check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Afternoon showers, storms

    March 18, 2015 5:48 AM

    Beginning today, the region will enter a stretch featuring daily rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thickening clouds will eventually produce some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The greatest rain coverage can be expected north of the interstates with more sporadic activity closer to the coast. During... more »
  • A geomagnetic storm may be toying with your GPS today

    March 17, 2015 2:25 PM

    "No, Siri. I'm not in Port Allen right now. I'm in Baton Rouge." That's what I told my phone today, but I may not have been alone. A few people may have talked to their phones today regarding their GPS location. Siri may have thought I was in Port Allen... 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 »
  • Flash Flood Watch Play Video

    March 10, 2015 5:47 AM

    Periods of heavy rain will pass over the region through Friday. A possible 3-6" of rain with isolated higher amounts has prompted a FLASH FLOOD WATCH to be issued by the National Weather Service until Thursday Evening. See the threats posed and safety precautions associated with FLASH FLOODING by... more »
  • Weather forces bridge, road closed

    March 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic officials closed a West Feliciana Parish highway Monday due to problems caused by the recent wet weather. The Department of Transportation and Development closed LA 965 near Jackson Monday until further notice. DOTD said dirt around a bridge on the highway became unstable, forcing emergency... more »
  • Trending wet

    March 9, 2015 6:16 AM

    We kept it mainly dry this weekend. Dry is not a word we'll use to describe the upcoming week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overall, Monday will not be AS wet as the next several days. Clouds and scattered showers are expected with a steadier batch in the... more »
  • Still chilly, sun returns

    March 6, 2015 6:06 AM

    After setting a record low on Friday Morning, sunshine will guide thermometers well above readings from Thursday Afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon, temperatures will climb into the low 50s under a mostly sunny sky. Overnight, we can expect a light freeze along and north of... more »
  • Tornado season

    March 5, 2015 10:50 AM

    A tornado is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground. The National Weather Service will issue a TORNADO WARNING when a one is observed by spotters or indicated by radar. Those within the warned area should take immediate safety action. Strength... more »
  • Oh, it's you again

    March 5, 2015 6:10 AM

    Winter has returned in full force with overcast skies and very cold temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The much advertised blaster of a cold front has ripped away the spring preview and replaced 70s with 40s. Chilly, lingering rain showers can be expected until midday as northerly... more »
  • Teetering check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Most likely severe weather hazard

    March 3, 2015 10:50 AM

    The National Weather Service issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING when a storm is capable of producing winds of 58mph or greater or hail over one-inch in diameter. These storms can also produce a tornado with little or no advance warning. Straight-line winds produced by severe thunderstorms can produce as... more »
  • Foggy, a bit warmer

    March 3, 2015 6:19 AM

    The next two days will be foggy, muggy, mild and showery. Winter strikes back by Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After thick morning fog, mostly cloudy skies will continue on Tuesday. While the day won't be entirely dry, don't look for nearly as many showers as Monday.... more »
  • Street flooding reported in three parishes

    March 2, 2015 5:10 PM

    MORGANZA - Rain has caused issues in the small town, flooding streets and backing up the town's sewer system. Mayor 'Boobie' Tuminello told WBRZ News 2 Monday, people have reported issues flushing toilets and there was localized street flooding. A few streets have about six inches of water over... more »
  • Severe Weather Awarness Week underway

    March 2, 2015 10:53 AM

    Meteorologically speaking, it is now severe weather season for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. While tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year, now through May is the time in which these hazards most often occur. As such, the week of... more »

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