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  • 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 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 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 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Very March

    March 2, 2015 6:17 AM

    March is beginning as we might typically expect-milder with showers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will begin cloudy and damp with scattered showers-especially early on Monday. The activity should lessen as we move into the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be warmer with highs in the... more »
  • Sunny end to the week

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Watched out

    February 26, 2015 10:13 AM

    Tornado and severe thunderstorm watches-alert products from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) that notify us of the potential for severe weather. Of late, they are "severely" lacking. This is not for dearth of diligence from the SPC, rather a shortage of the weather that necessitates such products.... more »
  • Drier but still cool

    February 26, 2015 5:58 AM

    Showers are gone for a while, but chilly air is staying put for the near term. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, today's weather will likely be considered a vast improvement over Wednesday. Times of sun and clouds will come along with afternoon highs in the... more »
  • Freezing rain, sleet to change to snow in north La.

    February 25, 2015 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Freezing rain, sleet and light snow are falling over much of north Louisiana and forecaster say the wintery mix will change to all snow. A winter storm warning remains in effect for all of north Louisiana until 6 p.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Travis Washington says... more »
  • Weather worries postpone tonight's LSU vs. SLU match-up

    February 25, 2015 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers will have to wait one more day to take on the Southeastern Lions at Alex Box Stadium. Tonight's game has been postponed because of inclement weather in the forecast. First pitch will now be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Fans who were planning on... more »
  • Mid-week washout

    February 25, 2015 6:08 AM

    On whatever rating scale you'd like to use, Wednesday will be one of the least pleasant this winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a wash. Periods of rain will last into the evening commute and it will fall steadily at times. By day's end, most... more »
  • Ice threat leaves, cold air stays

    February 24, 2015 5:59 AM

    Cold temperatures and periods of rain will dampen the forecast through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering showers early on Tuesday will continue a dreary spell of weather in South Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. While showers will diminish, clouds will hold pretty thick and again keep temperatures... more »
  • East Feliciana closes school Tuesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2015 8:26 PM

    CLINTON - School officials said they were closing public schools over concerns with forecast winter weather Tuesday. East Feliciana Parish Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 24. The closure was also for parish school offices. Staff and students are told to stay home. The parish is under... more »
  • State offices set to close Tuesday due to winter weather

    February 23, 2015 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say some state government offices in 42 parishes will be closed on Tuesday due to forecasted severe winter weather. Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced the closures Monday afternoon due to the forecasted hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages forecasted from the severe weather. ... more »
  • Sleet, freezing rain, snow moving over northern Louisiana

    February 23, 2015 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sleet, freezing rain and snow are falling over a large portion of northern Louisiana. National Weather Service Meteorologist Mario Valverde in Shreveport says the freezing precipitation will continue along the Interstate 20 corridor into the nighttime hours. Valverde says the sleet is sticking to the ground and... more »
  • A slap in the face

    February 23, 2015 6:07 AM

    After a mild February weekend, expect a brutal, weeklong reminder that it is still winter. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The trickiest portion of the forecast period comes tonight. Monday is shaping up to remain overcast with periodic light rain showers. As you can imagine, the dreary weather... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Arctic air heads to northern New England, parts of New York

    February 23, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - Arctic air is returning to northern New England and parts of New York State after Sunday's brief sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures. The National Weather Service says temperatures will be 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country on Monday. And anything... more »
  • Switcheroo

    February 20, 2015 6:06 AM

    Warmer air will enter the region today, but so too will clouds and rain showers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will continue to stack up through your Friday Afternoon. Additionally, we'll begin to see a few showers developing in the region. We expect rain coverage to remain... more »
  • Kentucky town has had enough of the 'Frozen' weather

    February 19, 2015 1:40 PM

    HARLAN, Ky. - The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular "Frozen" character's arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. They wrote: "Suspect... more »
  • Sunny and cool again Play Video

    February 19, 2015 6:20 AM

    Similar to Wednesday, the Baton Rouge area will have a freezing morning become a sunny afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will again feature plentiful sunshine with high temperatures topping out in the mid 50s. During the evening hours, high clouds will quickly thicken as winds... more »
  • Freeze bulletins posted Play Video

    February 18, 2015 6:09 AM

    Amazingly, the 50s will feel like a significant warm up for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After another freezing start, the Baton Rouge area will collect abundant sunshine into the afternoon hours. With dry air in place, thermometers will follow more normal daily temperature... more »
  • Mardi Froid

    February 17, 2015 5:58 AM

    Your Fat Tuesday will be cold, but fortunately dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras is looking better than last year-just barely. While we are once again cold, at least the precipitation has shut off, which is an improvement on the 2014 version. Skies will have times... more »
  • Crummy weather to close carnival season

    February 16, 2015 6:06 AM

    After nearly perfect carnival season weather, Lundi Gras will be wet, while Mardi Gras will be chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your week will start off wet and milder than is typical for the middle of February. Scattered showers will plague a gray day with highs topping... more »
  • Weather causes New Orleans parades to shift schedule

    February 15, 2015 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Mardi Gras have prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling. That's the number already scheduled Sunday in New Orleans, with two more Monday night and four on Mardi Gras. New... more »
  • Southdowns scares; Spanish Town will be perfect

    February 13, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival is in full swing and fear rolled the streets of the city Friday night. The Krewe of Southdowns paraded on its traditional route. The theme this year was "Phobias." Floats were covered in bumble bees, spiders, needles and clowns. The family-friendly parade was lead... more »
  • Thumbs up to down

    February 13, 2015 6:19 AM

    Tranquil and pleasant weather this weekend will turn unsettled and uncomfortable into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With plenty of sunshine, Baton Rouge area thermometers will climb out of the ice box and into the mid 50s this afternoon. Grab a jacket for evening events such... more »
  • Grab a jacket and enjoy

    February 12, 2015 5:47 AM

    Over the next several event-filled days, dry and cool weather will persist. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With a cold front through the area, thermometers will be noticeably cooler this afternoon compared to Monday and Tuesday. Despite full sun, highs will top out around 60°. The nighttime hours... more »
  • A little tease check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 5:36 AM

    Temperatures will trend up today before a more significant cool down leading into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be our warmest through Sunday as high temperatures reach for 70° under a mainly sunny sky. During the overnight hours, a few clouds could develop... more »
  • Cool and dry Play Video

    February 10, 2015 5:34 AM

    Behind a cold front, the area has cooled but will be remaining dry. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will feature sunshine and highs just a touch below average-near 63°. During the overnight hours, expect skies to remain clear with lows in the upper 30s and low... more »
  • Hanging on to 70s

    February 9, 2015 5:56 AM

    A cold front will bring gradually clearing skies today and cooler temperatures by Tuesday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a front approaches the area, clouds will clear out from north to south moving into the afternoon hours. Cooler air is lagging behind the front and won't... more »
  • Coming out of it

    February 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    As we finish the week, the dreary weather will break and afternoon temperatures will warm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You can tuck away the umbrella but keep the warmer coat handy. Clouds will linger through early Thursday making for another chilly day. With some breaks in the... more »
  • Damp and dreary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 5:47 AM

    Upon mid-week we've hit a weather snag with clouds and showers for our Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday was gray, Wednesday will be gray and wet. Grab an umbrella and allow extra drive time. Scattered showers will pester the region through the evening. More numerous showers... more »
  • Next rain on the way Play Video

    February 3, 2015 6:10 AM

    Clouds will thicken through the day as the next storm system is organizing to bring rain to the area on Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While winds have lessened, with increasing clouds and decreasing sunshine a fairly chilly go of it can be expected today. In fact,... more »
  • Super Bowl champs return to another New England snowstorm

    February 3, 2015 2:03 AM

    BOSTON, MA - The New England Patriots have arrived safely in snowbound Boston. The team landed at Logan International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday following its 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. It retweeted a message from running back Shane Vereen: "Boston! Your Champs just... more »
  • Cold week ahead

    February 2, 2015 6:09 AM

    A cold front has swept through the region and chilly air will stay in place through this first full week of February. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Behind a cold front, stiff northwesterly winds will keep the region breezy and chilly on Monday. While clouds are pushed to... more »
  • More like normal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 6:11 AM

    With cooler air in place, the weather is more on track with what we should expect this time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front has passed through the region leaving behind a cooling northerly breeze. Sweeping away what little moisture there was, we'll again... more »
  • Eachus: Certainties in a world of maybes Play Video

    January 29, 2015 5:06 PM

    Meteorologist's closest allies have become their biggest enemies. TOGETHER, we need to fix it. Merriam Webster defines a forecast as follows: "to say that (something) will happen in the future | to predict (something, such as weather) after looking at the information that is available." I share that... more »
  • Enjoy 70s before they vanish Play Video

    January 29, 2015 5:35 AM

    Get out and enjoy! Thursday will be the final day of above average temperatures for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With southeasterly winds ahead of an approaching front, afternoon thermometers will again soar above 70° and into the mid 70s for most locations. Alas,... more »
  • Almost a record

    January 28, 2015 5:53 AM

    After near record warmth on Tuesday, a sunny Wednesday we'll aim for a fourth of five straight days above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Yet again, a weak front has pushed through the region shifting our light winds to the northeast. Despite ample sunshine, this subtle wind... more »
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    January 28, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... more »
  • Sun again

    January 27, 2015 5:26 AM

    Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers... more »
  • Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgraded

    January 27, 2015 2:23 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tens of millions of people along the East Coast hunkered down for a storm that for most failed to live up to predictions that it would be one of the worst they'd ever seen. Forecasters originally said the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of... more »
  • Count 'em

    January 26, 2015 5:56 AM

    We'll keep tallying sunny, seasonable days while the Northeastern hubs prepare for an historic blizzard. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be a bit cooler than Sunday-reason being, those winds you probably noticed during the latter half of the weekend. They accompanied a dry cold front that... more »
  • Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    January 25, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... more »
  • Gray

    January 23, 2015 5:50 AM

    Overcast skies will lead to a second straight chilly and damp day throughout the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few lingering showers will be possible through the day-especially before noon-most of the time will simply be spent beneath overcast skies. The cloud deck will keep... more »
  • Dreary and chilly again check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 5:53 AM

    Akin to last week, cloudy, chilly and damp conditions will prevail through at least Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday marks the return of cloud cover and rain showers. Steadier and heavier rain is expected to develop by the afternoon hours. It would be a good... more »
  • One more Play Video

    January 21, 2015 5:41 AM

    Changes to the pleasant local conditions will begin during the overnight hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite a cold front passing through the area last night, another tranquil and mild day is in store for Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Many locations will produce an above average... more »
  • Mild and dry again

    January 20, 2015 5:30 AM

    After a warmer morning, a slightly warmer afternoon is on tap across the Gulf South. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies are again expected today and after a morning spent in the 40s (compared to 30s Monday), high temperatures should make it to or even eclipse... more »
  • Carry on, carry on

    January 19, 2015 5:37 AM

    The pleasant January weather experienced over the weekend will continue into mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun will rule the roost one again as many South Louisiana thermometers flirt with a high temperature near 70°. Overnight, lows will be close to average, in the low 40s, under... more »
  • Ideal 26.2 temps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2015 10:09 AM

    For the avid and even casual runner, two big weekends are afoot in Southeastern Louisiana. On back to back weekends, the state will play host to the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge followed by the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in New Orleans. Like any outdoor sport or event, weather... more »
  • Here we go! Play Video

    January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

    The sun is back, setting up a pleasant January weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After hanging onto primarily overcast skies all week long, the sun is shining bright and poised to do so right through the weekend. Your Friday will feature wall-to-wall blue sky with thermometers alas... more »
  • Last dreary day Play Video

    January 15, 2015 5:38 AM

    Scattered showers will pull through the region marking an end to a dreary stretch of days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers are anticipated to dampen the region through mid-afternoon. No major rain totals will occur; rather the nuisance variety of showers with accompanying clouds once again... more »
  • Looping on the wrong track

    January 14, 2015 5:37 AM

    Clouds and a chill will continue to prevail through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you are craving some sunshine, just hang on another 48 hours! Like Tuesday, it will be overcast and temperatures will stay chilly with highs struggling for 50°. During the overnight hours a... more »
  • Clouds aplenty

    January 13, 2015 5:35 AM

    Despite a drier and cooler feel, clouds will linger for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More clouds than sun can be expected today, with much cooler temperatures. While a peek or two of sun can't be ruled out-especially later in the day-clouds will hold... more »
  • Between damp and dry

    January 12, 2015 5:57 AM

    There will be a few showers to dodge this week, but nothing significant is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering showers will be possible early, but overall, a drying trend is expected for your Monday. The punch of cooler air with the most recent rain-maker is lagging... more »
  • Storm expected to make roads slick in Ohio Valley, Northeast

    January 12, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - The work week is expected to get off to a slippery start as forecasters warn that a storm is bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Ozarks to New England. Poor driving conditions are expected through much of the day Monday as the storm... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory for some

    January 9, 2015 6:10 AM

    Even beyond today's wintry precipitation threat, more chilly and cloudy days are ahead for Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As promised, a very tricky weather scenario has set up for your Friday. With morning temperatures at or above freezing as far north as... more »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Frozen, with precip?

    January 8, 2015 6:05 AM

    We are monitoring a freezing rain potential as some moisture is set to ride over our frigid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A bitterly cold morning won't give way to any kind of warm up this afternoon. Despite ample sunshine, high temperatures will really struggle to... more »
  • 2 dead in 18-vehicle pileup on Pennsylvania highway

    January 8, 2015 2:08 AM

    CLARION, PA - Two people have died and nearly two dozen have been injured in an 18-vehicle pileup during a whiteout on a highway in western Pennsylvania. The chain reaction crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township. State police say nine trucks, several of them tractor-trailers, and... more »
  • Bracing for the cold: How to prepare check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Temperatures are in the low 40's across our area today, and even colder weather is on the way. Preparing correctly can help keep your family and home safe. First you need to focus on people and keeping your family safe. Smoke detectors are at the top... more »
  • Wind Chill, Hard Freeze warnings check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2015 6:18 AM

    A cold front has crossed the area and an arctic air mass is blasting southward to the Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a few stray clouds, the actual passage of a cold front has been tough to identify. Its presence will certainly be felt... more »
  • This is the warm one

    January 6, 2015 5:37 AM

    Relatively speaking, your Tuesday will have the warmest feel of any day for the rest of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Abundant incoming sunshine will allow a freezing morning to become a fairly seasonable afternoon. Many locations will edge close to 60° which is just a... more »
  • Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

    January 6, 2015 2:26 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air on its heels. The National Weather Service says the fast-moving clipper system that's already brought snow to parts of... more »
  • Wintry feel for the week ahead

    January 5, 2015 5:37 AM

    THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While today will be quite chilly, it may actually feel mild when compared with the afternoon temperatures on Thursday and Friday! Expect sunshine and some passing clouds with highs topping out near 50°. Overnight will be cold with lows hovering just above freezing while... more »
  • Rose Parade gets off to unusually chilly start

    January 1, 2015 12:07 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Heavily bundled fans lining the Rose Parade route are greeting colorful floats and school marching bands on an unusually cold New Year's Day in Southern California. Unofficial temperatures were a notch above freezing Thursday as the parade got underway. The temperature in Pasadena was unlikely to break... more »
  • Tornado has residents cleaning up on Chrismas Eve check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2014 3:47 PM

    AMITE - People near Amite spent Christmas Eve cleaning up storm damage after a tornado tore through their community Tuesday evening. Most of the damage happened near the intersection of La. 16 and La. 1064, just east of the Tangipahoa River. Homeowner Carol Morrow saw the aftermath of the... more »
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    December 24, 2014 2:08 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The... more »

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  • Returning sun, but a chill

    November 14, 2014

    A very slow and slight temperature moderation will begin on Friday. Forecast Discussion: The coldest temperatures are now behind us... for now. High pressure setting up in the Ohio Valley will exert enough influence over the local area to maintain mainly clear skies through Saturday. The high will quell... more »
  • Shiver time

    November 13, 2014

    Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi will contend with chilly temperatures right into early next week. Forecast Discussion: While the cold frontal passage is now 24+ hours removed from the region, the coldest of air has yet to arrive. An upper level trough of cooler air and lower pressures continues... more »
  • Blasted through

    November 12, 2014

    Wednesday will mark the beginning of big changes to the local weather pattern. Forecast Discussion: The blast of much colder air led by a progressive cold front will enter the region today. As the front nudges into the Northern Gulf of Mexico, northerly winds will begin to push cooler... more »
  • Mild before a chill

    November 10, 2014

    A couple of average to above average temperature days are expected prior to a mid-week chill. Forecast Discussion: No major surface weather features are at play in the local area early this week. Southerly flow off of the Gulf of Mexico will allow thermometers to get back to or... more »
  • Now the cool down

    November 6, 2014

    A trace amount of rain was measured at Baton Rouge Metro Airport on Wednesday Evening for the first time in 22 days. Forecast Discussion: A cold front will fall south through the region on Thursday clearing the showers and cloud cover from north to south. Cold air will push... more »
  • Keep it going

    October 20, 2014

    Another week of quiet weather is ahead. Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure system positioned in the Southeastern United States will continue calm weather through Tuesday. A weak cold front will sink into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday Afternoon, but like its predecessor, with little moisture to work... more »
  • Back to normal

    October 16, 2014

    After a cool morning, temperatures will begin returning to average. Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure system is stretching across the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Its proximity to the local area will continue to keep calm weather in the forecast through the remainder of the week. This high will... more »
  • Keep calm and love the cool

    October 15, 2014

    The Baton Rouge area will notch another cooler than average day. Forecast Discussion: A weak but broad area of surface high pressure will translate from Texas into the Northern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday. Until then, cooler than average temperatures will prevail with mainly clear skies. As that high... more »
  • The Payoff

    October 14, 2014

    After a noisy Monday, Southeast Louisiana returns to a pattern more typical of autumn. Forecast Discussion: With a cold front through the region, the Baton Rouge area will once again slip into a very repetitive weather pattern. However, this time around, it will be much more comfortable! Cold and... more »
  • Stay Weather Aware Today

    October 13, 2014

    The entire area faces an elevated risk for severe weather on Monday prior to an extended period of cooler, more seasonable weather. Forecast Discussion: An approaching cold front will be the focal point of the going forecast as it presents a severe weather threat for today and then provides... more »
  • Bloody Moon, bloody humidity

    October 8, 2014

    After a reddish lunar eclipse Wednesday Morning, humidity will grab headlines through week's end. Forecast Discussion: An upper level-ridge of higher pressure and warmer temperatures will move over the Gulf South for the rest of the week. This ridge will promote subsiding air and serve to quell the development... more »
  • Back to that

    October 7, 2014

    The reminder of the week will feature a return of the summer-like, sticky conditions that briefly broke last weekend. Forecast Discussion: Surface features will be few and far between for South Louisiana over the next several days. While a light southerly wind remains in place-this will amount to a... more »
  • Fading fall air

    October 6, 2014

    The pleasant weekend weather will go down as a "taste of autumn" as humidity returns this week. Forecast Discussion: Surface high pressure, that led to a beautiful weekend for outdoor activity is slipping farther to the east. Thus rather than a northerly or even easterly surface wind flow, breezes... more »
  • Welcome to Fall!

    September 23, 2014

    The first full day of autumn will feature lower humidity for Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure system will setup in the northeastern United States and not budge through the week ahead. This will leave the local area in an easterly wind flow which... more »
  • Timely changes

    September 22, 2014

    As we turn the season at 9:29pm on Monday, our weather will follow suit. Forecast Discussion: A discernable cold front positioned from the Carolina Coast to North Texas is dropping south towards the Gulf of Mexico. This front is defined by a band of clouds and a few showers... more »
  • Front moving through

    September 18, 2014

    One more push of thundershowers today should do it for the weak front hung up in our region. Forecast Discussion: The weak, almost ambiguous cold front that has been stuck in the Gulf South since Tuesday Afternoon will be dropping through the area by Friday Morning. With a slowly... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 17, 2014

    Daily variances in precipitation coverage are hardly enough to declare this pattern anything but repetitive. Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough of lower pressures and cooler temperatures continues to dig into the Eastern half of the United States. The trough is shoving a surface cold front south which was... more »
  • Stormy Tuesday Afternoon

    September 16, 2014

    Even more showers and storms are expected on Tuesday. Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough of lower pressures and cooler temperatures is pushing another weak cold front south towards the Gulf Coast. Due to this trough, a northwesterly flow is developing in the upper levels bringing cooler temperatures and... more »
  • Wet or wetter weekend

    September 12, 2014

    The weekend weather will be highly dependent on the track of Invest 92L. Forecast Discussion: A surface cold front is moving slowly through the state of Louisiana. Out ahead of it, a saturated air mass and early warmth will set the stage for widespread showers and thunderstorms upon the... more »
  • Steamy then stormy

    September 11, 2014

    As we round out the week, there will be another uptick in shower and thunderstorm coverage. Forecast Discussion: A surface cold front stretched from Pennsylvania to Texas will run into an upper level ridge of higher pressure and warmer temperatures. Warmth and humidity in the Deep South, caused by... more »

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