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  • Part 3: A communication nightmare

    October 31, 2014 12:14 PM

    On October 23, 2012, the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) computerized weather forecast model was suggesting the metamorphosis of a Hurricane by the name of Sandy into a monstrous extra-tropical cyclone. This is not uncommon for late season tropical cyclones racing into the North Atlantic. What was... more »
  • Trick-or-Treat cast

    October 31, 2014 6:50 AM

    Halloween will be a chilling day for the region-quite literally. After a cool and sunny start, northerly winds will kick up to 10-15mph during the afternoon hours beginning a 12 hour period in which temperatures will fall almost 30°! Trick-or-treaters should dress a bit warmer with thermometers falling through... more »
  • More chilling

    October 30, 2014 6:20 AM

    A much clearer and cooler start than Wednesday will lead to likewise results for the afternoon. A mostly sunny sky will prevail with highs staying in the middle 70s. Overnight will be chilly with lows dipping to nearly 50° beneath clear skies. Halloween and the first weekend of... more »
  • Part 1: Super destructive

    October 29, 2014 11:21 AM

    Two years ago to the day, a rare Northeastern United States Post-Tropical Cyclone made landfall just north of Atlantic City New Jersey. Deemed "Superstorm" Sandy, the complex system caused 72 fatalities, the highest death tally outside of the Southern United States since Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Worldwide, Sandy... more »
  • Small shot at rain

    October 29, 2014 5:50 AM

    15 days dry and counting... Expect one more day of isolated shower chances before cooler and drier days lead into the weekend. Morning fog will dissipate to a mostly cloudy sky into the afternoon hours. A couple of showers will be possible as highs top out near 80°... more »
  • Two weeks dry

    October 28, 2014 6:01 AM

    Monday marked an even two weeks with no recorded rain where records are kept at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. If a shower is to be picked up over the region, it will occur in the next two days. An indicator of added moisture, Tuesday Morning fog will dissipate... more »
  • You might be addicted

    October 27, 2014 9:27 AM

    Do you wish WBRZ's 7-day forecast always looked like that? If so, it is possible you have a bit of a problem. Monday marks 14 straight days of no precipitation and predominantly sunny days. With most of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi still having a rain surplus for the year,... more »
  • Last week of October

    October 27, 2014 6:04 AM

    Your Monday will be dry but warm with mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle 80s. A touch of humidity will be felt during the afternoon hours as well as south-southeasterly winds of 5-10mph transport some low level moisture northwards. During the overnight hours, lows will keep to... more »
  • No major U.S. hurricane landfall in nine years; longest in recorded history

    October 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    Following an extremely active hurricane season in 2005, the US has experienced quite a dry spell in major hurricane landfalls. While there have been some significant landfalls including Gustav, Ike, Isaac and Sandy, the United States has not experienced a major hurricane (category 3+) landfall since Wilma hit Florida on... more »
  • Categories change, risks remain

    October 22, 2014 4:40 PM

    Effective Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is making some significant changes to their "severe weather outlooks". When severe weather is expected, you may hear local forecasters describing a slight, moderate or high risk of severe weather. Along with an ambiguous and dismissible "see text"... more »
  • Tranquil days ahead

    October 20, 2014 6:14 AM

    Another week of quiet weather is ahead. Look for plenty of sunshine and just a few passing clouds while temperatures head for the 80° mark. Overnight will be clear and quiet with lows dipping into the mid-50s. Checking the tropics, there is an area of shower and thunderstorm activity... more »
  • Warming, Gonzalo becomes major storm

    October 16, 2014 5:48 AM

    After a cool morning, temperatures will begin returning to average. If you wear a jacket during the chilly morning hours, you will be able to shed it by the afternoon as sunshine will move thermometers into the lower 80s. The overnight hours will be clear but not quite as... more »
  • Another tranquil day

    October 15, 2014 6:00 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will notch another cooler than average day. After needing a light jacket early, the afternoon will warm into the middle 70s under plenty of sunshine. Overnight will be cool and peaceful with lows again stretching for the upper 40s. Hurricane Gonzalo continues to strengthen... more »
  • Unsaturated

    October 14, 2014 6:18 AM

    After spending seven straight days with above average temperatures, including a trio of 90° afternoons, Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi return to more fall-like weather. Evidence of the cooler, drier air can be found by looking at the low temperature trend over the next five days. Many locations will... more »
  • Tornado watch canceled

    October 13, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A tornado watch for the area was canceled following an evening of powerful storms Monday. Earlier in the day, The National Weather Service issued a TORNADO WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area until 10 p.m. Monday. A cold front advanced over the region, bringing a squall... more »
  • Strong storms possible Monday

    October 13, 2014 8:10 AM

    The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire WBRZ viewing area under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Monday. The storm threat will be two-pronged. Thunderstorms are expected to develop as early as midday. From noon until 5pm, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Mind over motherboard

    October 7, 2014 8:53 AM

    A non-thunderstorm event in Southeastern Louisiana on Monday served as a prime example of why meteorologists cannot only rely on the often publicized "computer forecast models." In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, October 6 (12z), a squall line of nasty thunderstorms flared up ahead of a weak cold front... more »
  • Close call on afternoon storms

    October 6, 2014 8:19 AM

    An ongoing complex of showers and thunderstorms in the Arklatex Region diving southward is expected to weaken as it approaches the local area this afternoon. Skies will be sunny early with some cloud development by lunch time. With the afternoon hours may come isolated shower and thunderstorm activity. High temperatures... more »
  • Overnight: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    October 2, 2014 11:56 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for a portion of the WBRZ viewing area until 5am Friday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana in Louisiana and... more »
  • A chilling October transition

    October 1, 2014 3:38 PM

    Even though it feels more like September 1st, it is indeed October 1st. Yesterday, we reached 90 degrees, the average temperature for September 1st. Now that it is October, we are keeping a little humidity with us, but cold fronts will become more common and it will start to feel... more »
  • Williwhat?

    September 30, 2014 10:08 AM

    If you happened to catch Who Wants to be a Millionaire last night, you may have noticed another weather word that you've never heard before. The word was "williwaw." Unlike "polar vortex," which is a term pulled from a meteorological glossary and warped by the media, this is a term... more »
  • UPDATE: Weekend forecast possibilities

    September 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    With newer information coming in, weekend forecast details have become clearer but unfortunately, a few minor timing issues still exist. A weak disturbance developing in the Gulf of Mexico will navigate northward towards the coast by Sunday. At this time, the two key computer forecast models offer slightly different... more »
  • Right on schedule

    September 23, 2014 7:48 AM

    On the calendars, autumn arrived at 9:29 PM Monday. Following suit, thermometers and humidity levels made their way to a fall feel by Tuesday Morning. At 59°, it was the coolest dawn reading for Baton Rouge since May 18. Typical cooler spots in the Florida Parishes and Southern Mississippi Counties... more »
  • Fall arrives

    September 22, 2014 6:04 AM

    The final day of summer will certainly feel and act accordingly. Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup to nearly 90°. By the afternoon, skies will go partly sunny with perhaps a shower or thunderstorm. However, unlike the normal driver of afternoon showers-the heat and humidity, today's trigger will be... more »
  • Gray Thursday

    September 18, 2014 8:46 AM

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday with showers and thunderstorms developing by the afternoon hours. Due to the added afternoon cloudiness and rain showers, thermometers are not likely to make it to 90°. It will still be warm and humid however, with highs in the middle 80s. Since... more »
  • Backing down

    September 17, 2014 8:42 AM

    It will be a hazy and humid beginning to a hot September day. Skies will be partly sunny from noon to dusk as some locations dodge showers and thunderstorms. But overall, far fewer locations will find rain today versus yesterday. Thermometers will make it to near 90° with spots snagging... more »
  • Most intense hurricane ever

    September 16, 2014 10:57 AM

    With world records at stake, environmental scientists have set out to determine the likelihood of a reported 42-foot storm surge and a minimum central pressure of 880mb. For comparison's sake, Hurricane Katrina brought a 20-30 foot storm surge to portions of the Gulf Coast and had a pressure of... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 16, 2014 8:09 AM

    Look for skies to cloud up by the afternoon. As a result, sunshine might not quite be able to warm thermometers to 90° so expect most locations to instead top out in the upper 80s. Regardless, like clockwork, as we reach the lunchtime hours, showers and thunderstorms will be developing... more »
  • BR couple rescued from storm by Dr. Phil's son Play Video

    September 15, 2014 10:42 PM

    CABO SAN LUCAS - About 30,000 tourists have been put up in temporary shelters after Hurricane Odile moved ashore and leveled much of what was in its path. A number of families from the Baton Rouge-area where vacation along the popular Mexican coastline as the storm approached. "We woke... more »
  • Rain chances returning

    September 15, 2014 5:34 AM

    After some early sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up in reasonable numbers this afternoon. High temperatures will be seasonably warm, near 90° and humidity will keep in the oppressive categories. With a stationary front being the forcing mechanism for showers and storms, daytime heating is the... more »
  • Interest in an Invest

    September 12, 2014 8:51 AM

    Though only a tropical disturbance, and while even the most aggressive forecasts don't allow it to ever become much more, Invest 92L does have some bearing on our extended forecast. As is the case with most tropical waves, there are numerous possibilities with very different outcomes. Here is an outlook... more »
  • Getting unsettled again

    September 11, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Thursday Afternoon will bring about a few showers and thunderstorms once again. Prior to any cooling showers, it will be another hot one with mostly sunny skies early leading to a high in the low 90s. Expect it to be mostly clear and muggy tonight with a low... more »
  • More heat and humidity

    September 10, 2014 5:44 AM

    In a month where temperatures should tend to fall back, an upward climb on the thermometers continues this week. Wednesday appears as though it will be the warmest this week as the afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid-90s beneath ample sunshine. Only a spotty thundershower may develop on... more »
  • Backed down

    September 9, 2014 5:36 AM

    It has been over a week since the forecast has undergone any significant changes. Tuesday will be sunny early with thermometers quickly rising through the 70s and 80s into the low 90s. By afternoon, clouds will develop and may set off a few showers or thunderstorms, although lesser rain... more »
  • The first sign of relief

    September 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Your second full week of September will start off quite similar to where the first left off. Heat and humidity are expected to prevail for the week ahead and even a few thundershowers will remain possible. However, rain coverage will be greatly reduced from the 50-70% seen for much... more »
  • Storms: please geaux away!

    September 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday. Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
  • The rain chances game

    September 4, 2014 5:56 AM

    With little change seen in the pattern across the Eastern United States through Monday, little change will be made to the forecast. A partly sunny, hazy and humid morning will prompt a rapid warmup into the lower 90s. Prime daytime heating is expected to stop early in the afternoon as... more »
  • Fewer showers

    September 3, 2014 5:48 AM

    The repetitive weather pattern continues this week, with only subtle differences from yesterday. Wednesday will be warm, hazy and humid with spotty showers in the area early. With the atmosphere a bit more stable than yesterday, fewer showers and storms are expected during the afternoon hours. Still, rain chances... more »
  • Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:53 PM

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... more »
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    September 2, 2014 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... more »
  • Just Dolly

    September 2, 2014 5:33 AM

    As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Tuesday will feature an early, hazy sunshine and a quick warm up into the lower 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again expected during the afternoon hours. ... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 1, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Labor Day will be warm and steamy with highs in the lower 90s. Morning sunshine will give way to some convective clouds this afternoon and even a few thundershowers but coverage won't be nearly as widespread as Saturday. Overnight, any showers will diminish and lows will keep to... more »
  • Wet weather for football fans

    August 29, 2014 8:23 AM

    Today: Friday will begin with sunshine and a warmup into the lower 90s before afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity is expected to be a bit more than Wednesday and Thursday with scattered coverage in the rain department. Tonight: The area will maintain humidity, cloud cover and spotty... more »
  • Anniversary: Isaac comes inland

    August 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    It has been exactly two years since a hurricane has made landfall in the state of Louisiana. On August 28, 2012 around 6:45pm, Hurricane Isaac came ashore near the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80mph and a minimum central pressure of 965mb. While... more »
  • Sun with a shower

    August 28, 2014 5:38 AM

    Thursday will be similar to Wednesday. Expect early sunshine and warmth to blow up some afternoon clouds which will squeeze out a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will get to the lower 90s before any rain begins. Overnight, the activity will diminish per usual and lows will stop... more »
  • 2 years and counting

    August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

    The last time Southeastern Louisiana has been under a hurricane warning was exactly two years ago-August 27, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approached the coast. Most coastal National Weather Service forecast offices have gone even longer without needing to issue such an advisory. After the quietest hurricane season since 1983... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    August 27, 2014 5:48 AM

    Your Wednesday will feature early sunshine and a quick warmup to the lower 90s. During the afternoon, clouds will develop along with a few showers and thunderstorms. Widespread activity is not anticipated, though any particularly vigorous storm cells could drop heavy rain and produce a lot of lightning. Nighttime... more »
  • Fewer storms, Cristobal a hurricane

    August 26, 2014 5:40 AM

    Aside from a coastal shower during the morning hours, sunshine and rapidly warming temperatures are expected to rule the early hours. By afternoon, some clouds will bubble up and perhaps squeeze out a spotty shower or thunderstorm, but most locations will keep dry today. Highs will make it into the... more »
  • Storms for Louisiana and the Atlantic

    August 25, 2014 5:57 AM

    On Monday, expect partly sunny skies early, with thermometers jumping up to the lower 90s. Humidity will stay quite high. By late morning and early afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be developing from east to west across the region. These showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and slow-moving, thus some... more »
  • Warmth and Invest 96L

    August 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup into the mid-90s. By afternoon we should see a few cumulus clouds as thermometers chug into the upper 90s. The high temperatures combined with oppressive humidity will make the body sense over 100° outside for many hours this afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Don't buy the hype, steal the truth

    August 20, 2014 10:48 AM

    It is inescapable; a few times each year, significant weather systems affect the United States. More frequently, long-term forecast models hint at the possibility of a serious weather event and nothing ever materializes. And intolerably too often, long-term weather modeling gets into the wrong hands and becomes a "hype-cast." ... more »
  • Heat and a Tropical Peek

    August 20, 2014 6:00 AM

    Another hot and humid day is on the horizon. Early sunshine will promote a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By midday, with thermometers in the low 90s, convective cloud development could produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm-but only about 30% of the area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi... more »
  • Fewer showers, more heat

    August 19, 2014 5:37 AM

    The day will be mainly sunny early with a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By noontime, vertical clouds will develop and perhaps grow enough to bring an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Although activity is expected to be far less widespread than on Monday, any storms that get wound up... more »
  • Like Sunday

    August 18, 2014 5:48 AM

    Monday's weather will be similar to Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the morning and moving about Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi through the late afternoon hours. Any showers and storms could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Prior to that, partly sunny skies will... more »
  • Heading into the weekend

    August 15, 2014 5:37 AM

    Warm but not terribly humid conditions will be felt under mostly sunny Friday skies. Highs will make it to the low 90s. The overnight will have an evening cloud or two followed by the all clear and lows in the 70s again. Mugginess will be creeping back. The... more »
  • Communities across US recover after floods Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:19 AM

    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a round-the-clock recovery continued after a record 13.26 inches of rain... more »
  • Breaker of humidity, deflector of hurricane

    August 13, 2014 8:42 AM

    Barely noticeable, but undeniably welcome, an August "cold front" is providing South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi with a slight downswing in the oppressive summertime humidity. The third and most subtle such occurrence this summer will keep temperatures near or just a touch below average, but mitigate the steam to greater... more »
  • August, kind of

    August 13, 2014 5:20 AM

    Weather somewhat unbecoming of August is expected over the next three days. Many would likely take this weather all through August when compared with normal. Skies will be mostly sunny while thermometers run for the lower 90s. Humidity will exist, but not be as oppressive as can be for... more »
  • Cold front today

    August 12, 2014 6:19 AM

    Partly sunny skies may give way to a spotty shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. While the Monday batch stabilized the atmosphere a bit, a cold front moving into warm, moist South Louisiana air may certainly trigger a shower as the front rolls through. As winds shift northwesterly with... more »
  • My Airy Cousin

    August 12, 2014 5:45 AM

    On Monday, a line of showers and thunderstorms passed through the Baton Rouge area with a photogenic phenomenon leading the way. While the parent trigger for the shower and thunderstorm activity was a cold front, what set up on the leading edge of evening precipitation is known as a... more »
  • More summer showers

    August 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    As many get back to school, Monday Afternoon will get back to showery and stormy weather. Some early sunshine will aid another quick warmup into the low 90s. With humidity staying high, expect scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours. As has been the case... more »
  • Heavy rain halts final round of PGA Championship

    August 10, 2014 2:16 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The final round of the PGA Championship has been halted because of heavy rain. Play was suspended at 12:53 p.m. EDT Sunday, with leader Rory McIlroy still more than two hours from teeing off. Workers brought out squeegees, trying furiously to push standing water off the course,... more »
  • Super moon viewing

    August 8, 2014 6:02 PM

    Have the telescope ready, a second supermoon will be visible on Sunday Night. A supermoon occurs when it is full at the same time it is passing closest to earth during orbit-known as its perigee. The moon will turn full at 1:09pm local time on Sunday, August 10.... more »
  • Below average tropical season looking more likely

    August 7, 2014 5:27 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center forecasters have increased the likelihood for a below normal tropical season with Thursday's updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Experts are now projecting a 70% chance of a below normal season, while at season's beginning that chance stood at 50%. ... more »
  • Another August Day

    August 6, 2014 5:35 AM

    The middle portion of this week will mark the divider between afternoon thundershower coverage going from scattered to isolated. Tuesday's forecast called for a 40% chance of rain, indicating that approximately 40% of the viewing area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi should have seen measurable rain. Looking at... more »
  • July to August, can you feel it?

    August 5, 2014 7:02 PM

    As we move into August, there isn't much of a change to be felt. Instead of going up a degree like we do in the month of July, we go down just a degree or two by the end of August. Our monotonous Louisiana summer season continues, but soon we... more »
  • An August Tuesday

    August 5, 2014 5:29 AM

    Another day will start off with a sun and cloud mix before storm clouds blow up in the afternoon. Once again, scattered activity is expected during the peak heating hours and thunderstorms could be slow-movers with a lot of rain and lightning. Top out temperatures will reach the low 90s.... more »
  • Afternoon storms

    August 4, 2014 5:49 AM

    Partly sunny skies will be offered up through the middle portion of your Monday. Some of that early sunshine will bump thermometers back to the upper 80s and low 90s while humidity stays elevated. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop around the lunch hour and become more numerous... more »
  • Comfy for July

    July 30, 2014 5:26 AM

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today. Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with relatively low humidity and warm temperatures near 90° for all. The overnight hours will remain quiet with mostly... more »
  • PoPs and the population complication

    July 29, 2014 10:00 AM

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... more »
  • Still warm, but less humid

    July 29, 2014 5:31 AM

    After Monday's cold front, drier air will slowly filter out the oppressive humidity through Tuesday. Today will be a gem by July standards. Expect clouds to fully clear from north to south with bountiful blue skies being offered up for most of the day. Highs will again approach 90° but... more »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... more »
  • Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    July 25, 2014 4:11 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Conditions were slightly safer Friday at this popular getaway for south Louisiana families. A week after a teenager from the Baton Rouge-area drowned while swimming during double red flag warnings, lifeguards were watching swimmers under yellow flag advisories. Yellow flags mean moderate surf and conditions.... more »
  • Hot and humid this weekend

    July 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Blue skies this morning will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon's peak heat. A stray shower or thunderstorm may develop. Thermometers will climb to the lower 90s with plenty of humidity as well. Tonight will be a peaceful if not sticky one, with lows in the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: West Baton Rouge family shares images of near-death camping trip

    July 24, 2014 11:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man who survived a near-death camping trip shared pictures of the aftermath with WBRZ News 2. Krik Sanchez, 47, and his family were in a large camping group near the Canadian border earlier this week when severe storms moved over their site. The storm created what... more »
  • Heat before relief

    July 24, 2014 5:38 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... more »
  • Deadly lightning strike at Florida beach Play Video

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck. The strike apparently killed him... more »
  • Scattered action again

    July 23, 2014 5:49 AM

    Tuesday's forecast for scattered showers and thunderstorms verified well. Rainfall totals over the last 24-hours depict measurable precipitation for 30-40% of the viewing area. The issued rain chance on Tuesday Morning was 40%-- indicating that we were expecting about 40% of the viewing area to find measurable rainfall. For much... more »
  • Crews make gains on massive wildfire Play Video

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

    Unlike Monday, showers and thunderstorms that pop-up will not be limited to the coast. Scattered action is anticipated around the viewing area; about 30-50% of us will record measurable rainfall. Look for storms to fire up during the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny otherwise with a humid high in... more »
  • Cooler weather aids crews fighting wildfire

    July 22, 2014 2:28 AM

    SPOKANE, WA - Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. They just hope that the "lightning... more »
  • Coastal Showers

    July 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    Skies will be partly sunny for much of the day. Any isolated shower and storm activity is expected to keep south of I-10, and really only be prevalent near the coast. A very humid day is ahead as high temperatures warm to the 90° mark. Look for mostly clear... more »
  • Shingleton: "Spotty" weekend forecast

    July 18, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The weekend forecast is not terrible, but it's not going to be great. WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton described it as "spotty." Shingleton said to expect rain Saturday between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, the rain returns as many people will be going or coming from... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Wet Weekend Likely

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

    Beginning Friday, the Baton Rouge area will run a risk for heavy rainfall that is expected to carry through the weekend. A round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to track across the region between Friday Morning and Friday Afternoon. The initial line of storms could produce gusty winds,... more »
  • Still fairly dry air

    July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today. Look for another day featuring abundant afternoon sunshine mixed with a few puffy cumulus clouds. With the northerly winds shifting southeasterly by afternoon, highs will nudge a touch higher than Wednesday, to near 90°. Humidity will... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • Champion of the Elements

    July 16, 2014 9:49 AM

    The Open Championship-it is the oldest of golf's four professional major tournaments and the pride of the United Kingdom. Since 1860, the biggest names and strongest competitors from the world of golf converge on a remarkably rugged yet astonishingly appealing tract of land in hopes of hoisting the Claret... more »
  • Unseasonable July Day

    July 16, 2014 5:47 AM

    Enjoy what will shape up to be about as fine a weather day one can find in South Louisiana during the month of July. We'll see mostly sunny skies, a warm afternoon in the upper 80s and low humidity by mid-summer standards. The overnight hours are expected to be... more »
  • An uncommon feeling for July

    July 14, 2014 12:33 PM

    A weather feature often reserved for only the winter months in South Louisiana will make a rare appearance on Tuesday. As a result, Wednesday's weather in the Baton Rouge area will turn out as pleasant as it gets during the month of July in South Louisiana. A cold front... more »

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  • A chilling day

    October 31, 2014

    A strong push of colder air enters the region today behind another cold front. Forecast Discussion: The second cold front this week will provide far more noticeable change than its predecessor. A deep and strong upper level trough is carving out a slot in the Eastern half of the... more »
  • One down

    October 30, 2014

    One cold front is through the area, another will pass by on Halloween. Forecast Discussion: Between two cold fronts, Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi await the passage of a second cold front to send temperatures well below average. On Friday Morning, a strong and deep fall trough of lower... more »
  • Passing cold front

    October 29, 2014

    Expect one more day of isolated shower chances before cooler and drier days lead into the weekend. Forecast Discussion: A cold front will cross the region today however a relatively dry air mass above the surface will make it difficult for this front to produce widespread shower activity. Still,... more »
  • A shower?

    October 28, 2014

    If a shower is to be picked up over the region, it will occur in the next two days. Forecast Discussion: A weakening cold front is slipping into the region from northwest to southeast. While little moisture exists to support any serious rain or storm development, there may be... more »
  • Dry, warmer

    October 27, 2014

    The final week of October will begin warm but end on a cooler note. Forecast Discussion: An area of high pressure is set up in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the Carolina Coast. At least for one more day, this high will continue a trend of... 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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