March 7, 2014 12:20 PM
The notorious and often misunderstood climate controlling ocean current, El Niño, is poised for a return this summer. Such an event could have major implications on Louisiana weather and the Atlantic Hurricane Season.
El Niño is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (La Nina is the... more »
March 6, 2014 5:44 AM
An upper level trough is swinging through the area and triggering scattered rain showers. This, plus ongoing cloud cover will make for a fairly dreary day. Rain activity will start to break apart during the afternoon, but skies should be slow to clear. Given the obstructed skies and a northerly... more »
March 5, 2014 6:17 AM
Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen... more »
March 4, 2014 6:19 AM
The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through... more »
March 3, 2014 7:24 AM
A potent cold front has chopped through the state of Louisiana creating 20° temperature falls in 2-3 hour spans. Baton Rouge has gone from weekend afternoons spent in the upper 70s to a struggle to return thermometers to 50° today. Fortunately, along with the warmth the front is also sweeping... more »
February 27, 2014 5:58 AM
After our 30th freezing start in Baton Rouge this winter, sunshine is fully back in our forecast for the first time since Friday. Look for wall to wall blue skies today with northeasterly winds holding temperatures in the middle 50s. If you're keeping score, that is about 10-15 degrees below... more »
February 26, 2014 6:29 AM
Rain will continue for much of the area today. By the time we're finished with the wet stuff, an additional 1-2" will have fallen across much of Southern Louisiana. While the morning hours will see steady rains taper to scattered showers, overcast skies and a persistent north wind will make... more »
February 24, 2014 6:07 AM
Several flood warnings remain in place around Southern Louisiana.
The Amite River at Denham Springs which has a flood stage of 29.0' crested at 30.2' and is expected to drop below flood stage late Monday.
The Amite River at Bayou Manchac stood at 8.9' as of 9am Monday... more »
February 20, 2014 12:39 PM
Our skies will become mainly sunny this afternoon and we'll notice a big drop off in humidity and warmth. Though not chilly, we'll be back to seasonable readings with highs topping out in the middle 60s. Northerly winds will slow further warming. Therefore pleasant weather can be expected for the... more »
February 19, 2014 6:39 AM
Once the latest round of fog fades away, a little more blue sky than previous days should be revealed. With added radiation from the sun, thermometers will take a run at 80°. It may feel a little more like April than February out there as well because dew points will... more »
February 18, 2014 5:44 AM
Dense morning fog is expected to clear off only revealing more cloud cover above. Despite the clouds, continued southerly winds will help thermometers once again push into the middle 70s. There will be holes in the clouds at times allowing a warm sunshine to make it through to the ground.... more »
February 17, 2014 6:34 AM
The first few days this week will resemble the weather you experienced on Sunday. A low pressure system and associated fronts are positioned to our northwest. Ahead of this storm system, the southerly pump of milder, muggier air is providing enough low level moisture to maintain a cloud deck and... more »
February 11, 2014 9:18 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for areas northwest of Baton Rouge, including Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County in Mississippi.
Into Tuesday night, thunderstorms moved across the region as temperatures dipped into the thirties.
The rain is... more »
February 11, 2014 5:34 AM
Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before... more »
February 10, 2014 10:58 PM
MONROE- Louisiana is under a state of emergency as parishes in the northern area of the state deal with another round of severe winter weather.
The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow... more »
February 10, 2014 5:47 AM
The week will begin with a rather gray look. As you might expect, the arrival of clouds will also lead to scattered rain showers. Several batches are set to pass through the region this week, and the first bouts of rain will cross Southern Louisiana today. As our area begins... more »
February 8, 2014 10:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
February 7, 2014 5:29 AM
After a very cold start, beginning the morning below freezing, some early sunshine will allow temperatures to warm some 10° higher than yesterday. Although upper 40s - lower 50s are still about 15° below average, it's a step in the right direction. High pressure settled into the Midwest will keep... more »
February 6, 2014 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - After weeks of wet, freezing weather, the roads in the Capital City have taken a beating.
Frozen rain expands in the small cracks in the asphalt, creating larger fissures that can turn into potholes. The Department of Public Works typically has two crews filling potholes around... more »
February 6, 2014 5:46 AM
A very tricky weather situation lies ahead today, particularly early. An upper level disturbance will quickly pass over the region today. This system is expected to conjure up enough moisture to produce some scattered pockets of precipitation today. Meanwhile, cloud cover and north-northeast winds are reinforcing cold air on an... more »
February 5, 2014 11:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU has told students canceled classes due to winter storms in January will be made-up on Saturdays.
It allows "other dates in the semester to stay as planned, such as Spring Break, final exams, graduation and Spring Intersession," the school wrote in a memo Wednesday.
On... more »
February 5, 2014 1:17 PM
CLINTON- Students attending public schools in East Feliciana will stay in school longer to make up days missed from a winter storm in January.
Students will attend school on February 28 and March 5th. Also, school hours will be extended by 30 minutes for 37 school days.
Schools... more »
February 5, 2014 6:32 AM
Wacky behavior from our weather yesterday as heavy rains put a damper on the evening commute. The heaviest pocket of rain seemed to be centered on the northeast end of Baton Rouge. National Weather Service Mesonet observations displayed the highest amounts in Millersville and Baker with just under 2" during... more »
February 4, 2014 5:37 AM
A warm front has pushed through the area resulting in morning fog, rising temperatures, returning humidity, clouds and scattered rain showers for us. With extended breaks in the precipitation, our thermometers will once again have a chance to eclipse the 70° mark today, however most should remain in the upper... more »
February 3, 2014 6:48 AM
A cold front has moved through the area and as a result we are finally seeing rain showers wrapping up after 24 hours of an active radar that began lighting up on Sunday Morning. Still, some cloud cover is lingering behind this front, and will be slow to break. Temperatures... more »
January 31, 2014 6:15 AM
High pressure roughly centered over the Georgia/South Carolina line is allowing our winds to remain southerly. Look for the highs to eclipse the 60° mark and even our average high for this time of the year during the afternoon hours. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny as some cooler... more »
January 30, 2014 10:31 PM
PONCHATOULA- The deep freeze was a double-edged sword for strawberry farmers.
Eric Moreau said two spells of unusual frozen weather killed a lot of blooms but some fruit survived.
"The weather whacked them pretty good," he said but is encouraged about future forecast models. He anticipates a traditional... more »
January 30, 2014 6:29 AM
Despite a VERY cold start to the day, we'll finally get some appreciable warming this afternoon. A high pressure system to our northeast and the subsequent clockwise surface flow around this system will allow our winds to become a bit southeasterly today. The response from thermometers to these winds will... more »
January 29, 2014 10:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing.
Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday.
Before sunrise, temperatures... more »
January 29, 2014 5:05 PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even... more »
January 29, 2014 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Weather-related road conditions have prompted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to postpone its Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cuP9FS ) the event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Former... more »
January 28, 2014 11:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ storm team warned people Tuesday that dangerous winter conditions are not over.
While sleet, ice, or snow subsided in the evening, cold temperatures mean roads will not thaw out by Wednesday morning.
Expect it to be bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into... more »
January 28, 2014 7:18 PM
While the storm has passed, very cold temperatures mean the icy hazards will be slow to diminish.
Wednesday will be just bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into the single digits as winds gust. After starting the day off with near record low readings in the upper teens... more »
January 28, 2014 5:27 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish.
For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
January 28, 2014 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day.
Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store.
... more »
January 27, 2014 11:11 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi says the forecast for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high... more »
January 27, 2014 11:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations.
The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32.
Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into... more »
January 27, 2014 10:17 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - As meteorologists and forecasters were warning people about a winter storm that could leave as much as a quarter of an inch of ice blanketing the area, people were storming stores to gather essentials for days of being stuck inside.
As if it were a hurricane,... more »
January 27, 2014 7:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- Public transit will not run Tuesday, in anticipation of iced roads and unusual winter precipitation in the Baton Rouge area.
Capital Area Transit System sent a message out through social media and its website alerting riders that buses will not run on January 28. "Due to expected... more »
January 26, 2014 8:16 PM
A WINTER STORM WATCH is has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties.... more »
January 24, 2014 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The icy conditions closed many roads and bridges Friday. Drivers waited in line for hours cross the 190 bridge after the Mississippi River bridge closed completely. The only sure way to get across the river is the Plaquemine Ferry.
Even then, it's a long wait.
... more »
January 24, 2014 5:49 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes.
Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
January 24, 2014 2:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - At least two people have been killed and one person critically injured in weather-related traffic accidents along icy Interstate 10 in southern Louisiana, where state police say they have worked more than 200 accidents in the frigid weather. State police Capt. Doug Cain urged people to stay... more »
January 23, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - According to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, state government offices in 20 Louisiana parishes will be shut down Friday, January 24.
Nichols said the offices are closed due to dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages. Weather forecasts in the area predict a mix of rain... more »
January 23, 2014 2:03 PM
UNDATED- The threat of potential winter weather in south Louisiana has caused schools across the region.
Here is a list of all schools that will be closed on Friday:
* St. James - Announce mid-morning they would close immediately because of declining weather conditions
* Alfred G.... more »
January 23, 2014 1:30 PM
The National Weather Service has extended winter weather advisories until 6pm Friday Evening. Locations under the advisory include East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Iberville Parishes as well as Wilkinson County. Additionally, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangiphoa Parishes have been included along... more »
January 23, 2014 6:44 AM
Today we'll see mostly cloudy skies as another cold front approaches from the north. The cloudiness will relegate temperatures to the lower 50s at best. Forecast models drop this front through the area with only a light shower shown in locations west of the viewing area. Like many of the... more »
January 22, 2014 5:39 AM
After a below freezing morning expect thermometers to rebound into the 50s today. While that leaves us about 10° below average, it is a 30° improvement on the morning readings, and come Friday, you may be wishing it was 50°! High pressure will be overhead meaning winds will be light... more »
January 21, 2014 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning has been issued for the area since temperatures will drop to around 27 overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.
The warning has been issued from 12am - 8am Wednesday for West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite... more »
January 21, 2014 6:07 AM
A cold front will exit our region to the southeast today. The sensible weather behind this front calls for a clearing sky, a northwest breeze and resulting cooler air than what we felt yesterday afternoon. Look for highs to occur during the morning hours, in the middle 50s, and then... more »
January 20, 2014 5:47 AM
A high pressure system will be drifting south over the Gulf of Mexico today. With sinking air and a clockwise flow around this feature, the result for our weather will be clear skies and a westerly winds. The deviation from having a northerly component to our wind will mean some... more »
January 17, 2014 6:16 AM
The third cold front to push through our region this week is passing by today. All we're noticing with its passage is some patchy cloud cover as well as a few sprinkles off the coast. After the cold front clears the area, winds will shift to the northwest promoting the... more »
January 16, 2014 5:50 AM
Once more our skies will be blue and sun will be plentiful. High pressure is positioned over Louisiana promoting subsiding air and the previously mentioned sunny skies. Winds are light as well and will remain that way today. The high isn't staying put for long though. I expect it to... more »
January 15, 2014 5:47 AM
A cold front passed through the area this morning. Save for passing clouds and a couple of sprinkles between New Roads and McComb, little perceptible weather was seen along this front. Winds will become northwesterly and pick up to about 15mph as the day moves forward. The steady breeze pulling... more »
January 14, 2014 5:35 AM
Expect temperatures to reach into the middle 60s today under plenty of sunshine followed by a few passing clouds tonight and lows in the middle 30s.
An upper level trough has lagged behind the cold front that brought rain and a few thunderstorms yesterday morning. Meanwhile, high pressure is... more »
January 13, 2014 5:38 AM
A cold front will pass through the area today. Expect temperatures to rise into the middle 60s due to southerly winds pulling in warm air ahead of the frontal passage. Periods of rain will continue through much of the day. Look for the showers to wrap up from west to... more »
January 9, 2014 6:49 AM
The warming trend continues today thanks to the area of high pressure moving up the East Coast. This has taken the bitter cold air with it, and southeasterly winds will come back over Baton Rouge today. These winds will transport in some warmer Gulf air along with some extra moisture.... more »
January 8, 2014 6:51 AM
The area of high pressure that was sitting over us yesterday will be moving east of Louisiana today. This will take away the bitter cold Arctic Air, and we will start to slowly warm up. We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon with high temperatures around... more »
January 7, 2014 5:52 PM
ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines.
Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water,... more »
January 7, 2014 6:55 AM
An area of high pressure will sit over us today and that will make for a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, it will stay very cold all afternoon. The Arctic Air will still be over us today and that will not allow us to warm up much. We will only have... more »
January 6, 2014 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- A hard freeze warning is in effect until Tuesday morning at 9 as some of the coldest weather since 2010 roll into the area.
The forecast low for Monday night and into Tuesday morning is 20 degrees. Tuesday, high temperatures are expected to hover around the upper... more »
January 6, 2014 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - With Monday's winter blast, there are a few extra people seeking shelter at St. Vincent de Paul.
Volunteers say once the temperatures drop below 40, they see an influx of people. Monday, the shelter is housing about 70 people, that's 40 above normal.
"We've got... more »
January 6, 2014 8:39 AM
I hope you are ready for some of the coldest temperatures since 2010 to affect the Baton Rouge area!! While we will be no where near as cold as our friends and family in the Northern U.S., we will still be very cold for Louisiana. Now that the cold front... more »
January 3, 2014 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The winter chill comes with an increase in chimney fires in the Baton Rouge area.
Chris Clouatre, owner of C.C. Chimney Sweep, said he's seen more chimney fires in the last few days than he has in years. He says fireplaces often get neglected, especially when... more »
January 3, 2014 5:50 AM
We're dry, but chilly! With high pressure perched to our north in Southern Illinois, the weather has calmed and cleared significantly. But a push of cold air from the north is certainly being felt across Southeastern Louisiana. This afternoon will see highs running 15° below average as thermometers recover from... more »
January 2, 2014 5:47 AM
Rain showers have wrapped up and we will now notice a marked drop in temperatures. A cold front swooping through the Southeastern United States this morning will grab any lingering rain showers or cloud cover and shove it out of the area. Behind this front, look for an afternoon of... more »
January 1, 2014 5:44 AM
A surface low pressure is scraping by the Louisiana coastline. This storm system has been the culprit for a few days of cloud cover and now some rain showers as we kick off 2014. Expect showers to become more numerous as the day progresses with a time of steady rain... more »
December 31, 2013 5:58 AM
New Year's Eve: Today, despite high pressure positioned to our north, the cold front that passed through yesterday will win the battle to influence our weather. Hung up just off of the coastline to our south, mainly cloudy skies will persist across the region. Also, now on the cool side... more »
December 27, 2013 5:46 AM
Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our... more »
December 26, 2013 6:06 AM
A weak cold front positioned to our northwest will approach the area today. No worries with this boundary though, dry and cool air will cause it to fall apart before entering Louisiana. Expect little more than some passing clouds for your Thursday as thermometers eek into the upper 60s. We'll... more »
December 24, 2013 5:56 AM
A cold start, Christmas Eve started off in the upper 20s. The remainder of the day will feature clear skies as a high pressure system sits off to our north, centered in Missouri. This high and its clockwise surface flow are resulting in a northerly wind pulling down cold air... more »
December 22, 2013 11:25 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - Two men have died as a line of storms pushes across Mississippi. Coahoma County Coroner Scotty Meredith says John Sanders died when his Rena Lara trailer home was blown over, pinning him against a tree. Jasper County Coroner Randy Graham says another man died after his car... more »
December 20, 2013 5:58 AM
Winds will remain out of the south today. The increase of low level moisture and warmth will lead to another mainly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s! The record high for today is 81°, that's just how unseasonably warm it is. With a bit more instability today versus... more »
December 17, 2013 8:39 AM
If you liked the weather yesterday, then you will like the weather again today. The ridge of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. and that will keep us sunny. We will become a few degrees warmer with high temperatures in the mid 60s.
Another chilly night is in... more »
December 16, 2013 7:10 AM
An area of high pressure is sitting over the Southeast U.S. This will produce plenty of sinking air and that will give us sunny skies. It will be a little warmer than yesterday with high temperatures around 60.
It will remain clear and cold tonight with some patchy frost.... more »
December 13, 2013 6:48 AM
Expect mostly cloudy skies today as the area of high pressure moves to the east of Louisiana. That will allow the winds to shift from the northeast to the southeast by the afternoon, and that will draw up warmer and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm not... more »
December 12, 2013 6:47 AM
Some high clouds will move over us during the afternoon hours today as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. This will make it mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the wake of the cold front that passed over us last night. We will stay cool with... more »
December 11, 2013 7:19 AM
This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
December 10, 2013 6:50 AM
The clouds will gradually start to dissipate by this early afternoon and it will become mostly sunny. We will not warm up too much today with some cold air following the cold front. High temperatures will be in the lower 50s.
Get ready for a pretty cold night across... more »
December 9, 2013 7:36 AM
You can expect more of the same soggy weather today as the front remains stalled along the coast this afternoon. Southwest flow aloft with send more scattered showers over Baton Rouge this afternoon. It will remain cool with high temperatures in the mid 50s.
Another round of showers is... more »
December 6, 2013 6:50 AM
Be sure to bundle up as you head to work and school today! The cold front will move toward the Louisiana Coastline today and a disturbance will move over us from the west. In the wake of the front we will continue to see the temperatures fall and more scattered... more »
December 5, 2013 7:02 AM
We will stay unseasonably warm and humid today as southerly winds continue to pump in the Gulf Moisture. A cold front will be slowly moving into Northern Louisiana today and that will help to set off isolated showers and thunderstorms with mostly cloudy skies around Baton Rouge this afternoon. High... more »
December 4, 2013 6:49 AM
Get ready for another Spring-like afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. The area of high pressure is still sitting east of Louisiana and that is allowing southerly winds to pump in Gulf Moisture over us. This is making it unseasonably warm and humid for December. We will be mostly cloudy... more »
December 3, 2013 6:51 AM
We will stay warm and humid today as an area of high pressure, located east of Louisiana, sends southwest to south winds over the state. These winds will pump in the Gulf Moisture and that will give us a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. We will also continue... more »