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  • Cold is relative as parades roll

    February 9, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mardi Gras is cold, but cold can depend on perspective. Amanda Brooks of suburban Gretna and cousin Janet Strode of Chicago were bundled up, waiting for Zulu's parade to arrive downtown. Winds gusting up to 30 mph made mid-40s temperatures feel like the upper 30s. Baby Maria... more »
  • Hang on to your hat, or mask, or beads!

    February 9, 2016 7:09 AM

    After a chilly Fat Tuesday, quiet weather and warming temperatures will round out the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mardi Gras will be the coldest day of the upcoming week—though still sunny and dry. Highs will barely climb into the low 50s with continued northwesterly... more »
  • During wind advisory, tree toppled onto house Play Video

    February 8, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews were called to the scene of a tree that fell on a house in the Merrydale area of the city Monday as high winds continued to gust into the evening hours. High winds just caused part of this tree to fall on a home... more »
  • Gusting winds knock out power to thousands across the area

    February 8, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A few thousand people lost power Monday due to high winds. Outages were across the city, but clustered in many spots around Old South Baton Rouge, Merrydale, Broadmoor, and east of Santa Maria along Airline Highway. There were also small clusters of outages in Livingston and... more »
  • Monday: sunny, windy with gusts over 30mph

    February 8, 2016 7:20 AM

    Overall, the upcoming weather pattern will be quiet. After a windy Lundi Gras, chilly temperatures will be ushered in for Mardi Gras. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The new week will be welcomed by sunshine and wind. The afternoon will continue a trend of cooler than... more »
  • Beautiful weather expected for Spanish Town parade Saturday Play Video

    February 5, 2016 11:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital City should see excellent weather for Spanish Town parade Saturday. The temperature is in the fifties and the high is 57 degrees. It should be mostly sunny with a few clouds. There is a small chance of rain tomorrow, but should be dry when the parade... more »
  • Great weather, big crowds expected at this weekend's Baton Rouge parades

    February 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the capital area are continuing the countdown to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Southdowns will kick off the second weekend of Mardi Gras parades in Baton Rouge. The Southdowns parade will roll at 7 p.m. Friday night through its neighborhood namesake. The floats will start at... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Finally, Mississippi drops below flood stage

    February 4, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time in 31 days, the Mississippi River has dropped below flood stage. Thursday morning, the river was just lower than flood stage of 35 feet in Baton Rouge. It crested at 43.5 feet between January 18th and 21st. The rising river required... more »
  • Throw me something mista, like a jacket!

    February 4, 2016 7:16 AM

    The days to come will feature clear skies and cool temperatures. The tricky aspect of the forecast lies in the southern extent of a cold air mass diving into the Eastern U.S. next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Crystal clear blue sky and abundant sunshine... more »
  • WBRZ viewer's storm pictures prompt NWS storm report

    February 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    BAYWOOD - Overnight storms caused trees to fall and twisted a trampoline in this small river-side community along the Amite River in the northeastern corner of East Baton Rouge. A viewer emailed pictures of damage near her house to WBRZ meteorologist Josh Eachus who alerted the National Weather Service.... more »
  • Cooling trend

    February 3, 2016 7:09 AM

    With a cold front to the east, much cooler air will encompass the region through this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will break with sunshine returning for your Wednesday Afternoon. Northerly breezes of 5-10mph are bringing much cooler air to the region and thus... more »
  • Gusty storms a possibility for Tuesday evening

    February 2, 2016 7:06 AM

    A cold front will bring showers and potentially a few strong thunderstorms on Tuesday before much cooler air returns to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A mostly cloudy and mild beginning to Tuesday is expected. With continued southerly winds of 10-15mph, temperatures will make... more »
  • Foggy and muggy to stormy and chilly

    February 1, 2016 7:15 AM

    Two more mild afternoons can be expected before gusty thunderstorms return below average temperatures to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dense morning fog will slowly dissipate to another mostly cloudy and mild afternoon. A stray shower isn’t impossible but most locations will remain dry... more »
  • Krewe Mystique rolls through Downtown Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With clear skies and warm temperatures, Baton Rouge’s oldest Mardi Gras Krewe rolled down Downtown Saturday afternoon. The parade for the Krewe Mystique de la Capitale kicked off at 2 p.m. Saturday following the same route through Downtown Baton Rouge as the all female Krewe of... more »
  • Krewe of Artemis rolls through Downtown Friday night Play Video

    January 29, 2016 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival season has arrived in Baton Rouge and parade goers are in for a lovely surprise as almost springlike conditions will move into the Capital Area for the duration of the weekend. Cloudless skies and cool, but comfortable, temperatures are on tap for Friday night as... more »
  • Ready to roll

    January 29, 2016 7:03 AM

    A drier and warmer pattern takes shape for the weekend—with carnival season festivities enjoying cooperative weather. Today and Tonight: Friday will feature a sunny and mild afternoon. High temperatures will make it into the upper 60s. The Krewe of Artemis can expect clear skies and temperatures near 60... more »
  • Trend: 50s to 70s

    January 28, 2016 6:34 AM

    The area will undergo a warming trend through the weekend as quieter weather persists. Today and Tonight: Skies will clear out on Thursday Afternoon with highs staying cool in the mid 50s. Winds will be northerly at about 5mph. At night and into Friday Morning, temperatures will again... more »
  • Rain and falling temperatures

    January 26, 2016 7:00 AM

    The weather will be unsettled through midweek as temperatures begin to fall. Today and Tonight: Periods of rain and even a few thunderstorms can be expected today. With a cold front settling into the region, overcast skies will make a warmup beyond the low 60s very difficult. In... more »
  • Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

    January 26, 2016 6:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually... more »
  • Warmer to cooler with early week rain

    January 25, 2016 7:16 AM

    Another cold front is settling into the region. Expect returning rain showers through Tuesday with gradually falling temperatures. Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies can be expected for the beginning to your new week. Thanks to southerly winds of 10mph, the high temperature will be much milder—in the... more »
  • Things to know about the massive weekend blizzard

    January 24, 2016 4:26 PM

    A massive blizzard that blanketed much of the eastern United States set records, paralyzed travel and damaged property. Here's a look at the storm's impact: ___ WHO GOT IT WORST? Glengary, West Virginia, can boast it took the storm's biggest blow: 42 inches. Several other spots saw more than three... more »
  • Broadway's back; power's still out for thousands in South

    January 24, 2016 2:43 PM

    Broadway turned the stage lights back on, rail service was expected to resume in New York, and emergency travel bans were lifted Sunday in Washington, D.C., and Maryland following a historic snowstorm that dumped 2 feet or more on some major cities. But thousands were still without power in the... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Snowstorm socks US East: A look at the effects by state

    January 23, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. A look at some of the impacts by... more »
  • I-75 reopens; Kentucky cars stranded for hours

    January 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    LEXINGTON - Police say the southbound lanes are open but northbound remains closed after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said Saturday morning that they anticipate opening the remaining lanes before noon. Trooper Lloyd Cochran says he doesn't have a figure... more »
  • Salvation Army extends shelter hours

    January 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With harsh winter weather blowing into Baton Rouge over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army announced that the shelter on Airline Hwy will have extended hours Friday. Captain Brett Meredith said the shelter located at 7361 Airline Hwy. opened at 4 p.m. and residents... more »
  • Canceled flights pile up as major storm threatens Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The bulk of Friday's cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations... more »
  • Looming blizzard could rank near top 10 to hit Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 8:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- The National Weather Service says the blizzard about to hit the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 ever to hit the region. Meteorologist Paul Kocin with the service's Weather Prediction Center says snowfall as heavy as 1 to 3 inches an hour could continue for 24... more »
  • Sharply colder across the Central Gulf Coast

    January 22, 2016 7:10 AM

    With a strong cold front east of the area, temperatures have plummeted and will not recover much through Saturday. Today and Tonight: Friday will be wintry by local standards. Overcast skies may persist throughout the day as cold air continues to seep into the Gulf South. Temperatures will... more »
  • WBRZ camera records potentially dangerous cloud formation Play Video

    January 21, 2016 10:55 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A weather phenomenon was captured on video Thursday. As a line of severe weather moved east across West Baton Rouge, WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington was recording video of the sky. At the WBRZ weather office, meteorologists were tracking the system with the National Weather Service when... more »
  • I-12 East accident, rain result in major traffic headache

    January 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rough weather passing through the Capital City area is causing slick driving conditions and backing up traffic. DOTD Officials said an accident blocked the left lane on I-12 eastbound past Airline Highway causing traffic to back up beyond the 10/12 split. Congestion continued to pile up... more »
  • S.E. Louisiana and S.W. Mississippi face enhanced severe weather threat Thursday

    January 21, 2016 7:40 AM

    A large and vigorous storm system will bring rain and potentially severe thunderstorms to the Baton Rouge area on Thursday Afternoon and Evening before strengthening into a powerful Nor’Easter in the Mid-Atlantic on Friday and Saturday. Today and Tonight: Thursday will be mostly cloudy and mild with high... more »
  • Showers return Wed., strong storms possible Thu.

    January 20, 2016 7:11 AM

    An unsettled pair of days will give way to another chill by the weekend. Today and Tonight: Temperatures will continue on a moderating trend despite the return of clouds and rain. Look for thermometers to reach the upper 60s on Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies. We’ll call for... more »
  • PHOTOS: flooding Mississippi River reaches crest

    January 19, 2016 10:43 AM

    Aerial photos of the Baton Rouge area are coming into the WBRZ Weather Team as the Mississippi River is cresting. While the river is leveling off at many regional gauges, it will not recede very quickly. Water can be seen inundating river plain north and west of Baton Rouge.... more »
  • A bit warmer, just as dry

    January 19, 2016 6:50 AM

    The quiet and seasonable pattern will last for one more day before clouds and rain work back into the area. Today and Tonight: More sun will be dialed up for Tuesday with high temperatures topping out near 60 degrees. A wind shift to the southeast will aid the... more »
  • Mississippi River cresting this week Play Video

    January 18, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The swollen Mississippi started cresting Monday. At Red River Landing, the river crested at 60 1/2 feet, 12 feet above flood stage. In downtown, the crest is forecast to happen Tuesday ten feet above the 35-foot flood stage. " It was pretty amazing watching it... more »
  • Quiet weather as rivers run high

    January 18, 2016 6:49 AM

    Many gauges along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers are cresting early this week. Today and Tonight: Your new week will kick off with sunshine and cool temperatures. For Martin Luther King Day, high temperatures will run into the mid 50s with light northerly winds. The overnight hours are... more »
  • Running into the weekend

    January 15, 2016 7:11 AM

    Those preparing for the Louisiana Marathon will find another year with cooperative weather for the various runs taking place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will make a gradual return into the afternoon hours. With that, high temperatures will climb into the upper 60s—with an isolated... more »
  • Rare January hurricane forms in the Atlantic

    January 14, 2016 10:48 AM

    Just before 9am Thursday, Alex became the first hurricane to develop in the Atlantic basin during the month of January since 1938. It is also the first storm to have a name in January since Alice developed in December, but carried into January in 1955. #BREAKING : With... more »
  • Several quick shots at rain over the next several days

    January 14, 2016 7:15 AM

    A series of weak storm systems will race through the region into next weak bringing scattered showers to the area as they do. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: By Thursday, skies will show thickening clouds with rain arriving through the afternoon from southwest to northeast. Highs... more »
  • Midweek sun before late week showers

    January 13, 2016 6:46 AM

    Enjoy sunshine for the third straight day this work week before showers return to region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will show the region one more dry and sunny day. A gradual warming trend will continue with highs stretching for the mid 60s. Overnight, increasing... more »
  • Sun, gradual warming

    January 12, 2016 6:49 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While still chilly, Tuesday Afternoon will feel a bit more becoming of January normalcy with a high in the upper 50s. Once again, sunshine will be the main player in the skies.... more »
  • Clear and cool for the next 48 hours

    January 11, 2016 7:08 AM

    Keep the layers handy as we head into midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be sunny and cool. Look for high temperatures to make it back into the low 50s. Winds will be light and northeasterly—so it may not feel as brisk as... more »
  • Changing weather into the weekend

    January 8, 2016 7:08 AM

    After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness... more »
  • Grab the umbrellas, lose a layer

    January 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    Briefly milder and wetter weather will extend into the first half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A round of rain can be expected Thursday, with a clap of thunder possible also. Only an inch or so will fall around the region and severe... more »
  • Increasing clouds with showers on the way

    January 6, 2016 6:38 AM

    A couple of shots at rain are up on the forecast board through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will have a tendency to increase through today although sunshine is still expected, especially early. High temperatures make it into the lower 60s. Showers will... more »
  • Warming trend to follow seasons second freeze

    January 5, 2016 6:51 AM

    For just the second time this cool season, the Baton Rouge area dipped below freezing on Tuesday Morning. Last fall and winter, there were 17 freezes—five of those mornings slipped into the 20s. Along with a warming trend, the weather will ease into an unsettled pattern over the... more »
  • A freeze possible tonight, moderating beyond

    January 4, 2016 7:19 AM

    A pair of clear, quiet days can be expected before unsettled weather returns mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will find a nice warm up after a chilly beginning. Sunshine will guide thermometers close to the temperatures felt on Sunday--in the middle 50s. A... more »
  • Space heater starts fatal fire in Gretna apartment

    December 30, 2015 12:21 PM

    GRETNA - Authorities say a portable space heater placed too close to a bed in a Gretna apartment apparently sparked a fire that killed a 61-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson of the state Fire Marshal's Office said in a news release Calvin Williams apparently died Tuesday from smoke inhalation,... more »
  • Christmas Day heat

    December 25, 2015 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An 89-year-old record was broken with a record high of 83 degrees Thursday, Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will look to set a record, but it won't hit the highest temperate on December 25th of 85 degrees. Friday will be about 81 or 82 degrees. "It's... more »
  • Bonfires to burn despite naughty forecast on Christmas Eve

    December 23, 2015 4:42 PM

    GRAMERCY - Weather will not dampen a popular tradition along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish. Officials said Wednesday after a meeting with the National Weather Service, the annual lighting of the bonfires will happen as scheduled Christmas Eve night. Earlier, officials said they were concerned about the... more »
  • Wednesday storms could produce damaging wind, a tornado

    December 23, 2015 9:22 AM

    The region is at risk for severe thunderstorms fed by an unseasonably warm, humid air mass. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Any thunderstorms that develop on Wednesday could produce strong wind gusts or even a brief tornado. Be sure that family and friends traveling... more »
  • Bonfire organizers to meet with forecasters Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 11:59 PM

    GRAMERCY - St. James Parish Officials will meet with the National Weather Service Wednesday to determine the status of Thursday's planned lighting of the bonfires atop the Mississippi River levee. The annual event is held on Christmas Eve. Families build bonfires on the levee and light them on the... more »
  • Top 5 Weather Events of 2015

    December 22, 2015 3:27 PM

    From McComb to Morgan City, Killian to New Roads and the Baton Rouge Metro between, WBRZ's forecast area isn't immune to any type of weather. While the Sportsman's Paradise is known for sunshine and warmth, there are a handful of times each year where Mother Nature doesn't play along. As... more »
  • Showers Tuesday, severe storms possible Wednesday

    December 22, 2015 7:08 AM

    As temperatures warm, so too will instability and the threat for strong thunderstorms—especially Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will show mostly cloudy skies and bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Temperatures will remain sticky with highs in the low 70s. Overnight, more... more »
  • Unsettled week ahead

    December 21, 2015 6:50 AM

    Warm and wet will be the best words to sum up the next 7 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain and thunderstorms will become increasingly more likely throughout the day. The most likely time period for rain on Monday will be 10am – dusk. Rain... more »
  • Lafayette theater sign displays eerie showtimes after lightning strike

    December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An eerie mishap is haunting people who are looking for showtimes of movies playing at the Grand 16. The theater was the scene of a mass shooting in July. Two people died and eleven were injured when John Houser opened fire during the premiere of "Train Wreck."... more »
  • December 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:06 AM

    Here are today's top stories: New Orleans considers removing Confederate monuments Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home May the chill be with us Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Bouts of rain and thunder, then much cooler

    December 16, 2015 7:06 AM

    A round of rain leads a cold front into the region which will bring much cooler air by week’s end. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds and rain are expected for your Wednesday. Pockets of rain will roll across the region from mid-morning into the evening... more »
  • Preview cool

    December 15, 2015 6:54 AM

    Relatively cooler temperatures will eventually give way to below average temperatures beyond some mid-week rain. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Warmer with more sunshine—that’s the call for your Tuesday before the pattern takes an unsettled mid-week shift. Expect highs in the low 70s with light easterly... more »
  • Shorts in December this weekend Play Video

    December 11, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend will feel more like August since forecasters expect highs in the mid-80s. Compared to this time last year, there is an almost 20 degree temperature difference. People are having to adjust to the unusual forecast. "It has a tendency to hurt the business,"... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth through Saturday, gusty storms possible Sunday

    December 11, 2015 7:25 AM

    A pair of warm days will be followed by a strong cold front crossing the region on Sunday. With that, there is a chance of severe weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wrapping up the week, the Baton Rouge area will have a partly sunny sky... more »
  • Continued warming, watching the next storm system

    December 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will register some high temperatures in the 80s before a cold front and squall line bring active, but cooler weather to the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will repeat an ongoing pattern of morning fog, partial afternoon sun... more »
  • Your warming December weather

    December 9, 2015 6:58 AM

    The big weather story as the week ends will be unseasonable warmth. Highs will approach 80 on Friday and Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, morning fog will give way to some afternoon sunshine. High temperatures will be well into the 70s with light southerly... more »
  • December 8, 2015 Morning News Pop

    December 8, 2015 8:12 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Multiple 18-wheelers involved in fiery wreck; I-10 shutdown in both directions between LA 77 and I-10/110 split EBRSO warns of phony warrant scam Heisman hopes tackled, Fournette not a finalist Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming Updates... more »
  • Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming

    December 8, 2015 7:00 AM

    With mainly clear skies continuing, temperatures will trend up each day through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Tuesday, you can expect ample sunshine once again with thermometers topping out near 70. Winds will be calm. The night will bring more clear skies early,... more »
  • Should be cooling, will be warming

    December 7, 2015 7:02 AM

    On average, temperatures tend to trend down in the Baton Rouge area as moves into Mid-December. Instead, thermometers will be warming through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be seasonable and sunny. Highs will be near 70° with light, northerly winds around... more »
  • Seasonable pattern into the weekend

    December 4, 2015 6:58 AM

    Temperatures will try to moderate towards seasonal averages in the mid 60s and mid 40s by Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will be a few degrees warmer than Thursday. Expect a high temperature in the low 60s. Sunshine will stick. Another clear, cold... more »
  • Returning sun, repeating cool

    December 3, 2015 7:03 AM

    A brief cool spell will mark area weather heading into the first weekend of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After some leftover high clouds early, Thursday will end up with full sunshine and cooler air. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s with light... more »
  • No surprise ending, year to wrap up warmer

    December 2, 2015 1:32 PM

    Fall forecasts were right on in projecting a warm, dry north and wet south for the fall months. As the United States transitions into winter, 2015 figures to wrap up with much of the same. In Southeastern Louisiana, an El Niño controlled pattern has produced one of the... more »
  • A day late and a degree lower

    December 2, 2015 6:58 AM

    While December started dreary and warmer than average, much cooler than average temperatures are anticipated over the next 48 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will begin to wrap up from west to east. Some clearing is anticipated as the day progresses—especially for locations northwest... more »
  • Showers prior to cooler temperatures

    December 1, 2015 7:15 AM

    Scattered showers will slowly push through South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi before thermometers fall back to numbers more becoming of December. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Dreary weather is expected for Tuesday. Clouds will cover skies with off and on showers throughout the day. Rain will... more »
  • Clouds and mild temperatures for the weekend

    November 27, 2015 7:03 AM

    While it may look a bit gloomy at times, mild and mainly dry weather will persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Shoppers may “make it rain” on Friday but skies likely will not. Highs will climb into the upper 70s despite mostly cloudy... more »
  • Definitely mild, likely gray, possibly all dry

    November 26, 2015 6:59 AM

    The next several days may well feature a lot of cloud cover—but they’ll stay mainly dry and mild. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will show more clouds than sun, but we’ve certainly had colder holidays. Highs will top out in the middle 70s. Easterly... more »
  • Low to no impact weather for holiday travel

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

    For Wednesday, the travel forecast is in good shape for the eastern two-thirds of the nation. While a light rain shower is possible from Iowa southward to Texas, no major delays should occur due to weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Locally, we expect increasing clouds... more »
  • November 24, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 24, 2015 8:11 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Travel alert issued for Americans Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Tom Cruise filming in downtown Baton Rouge Out of the chill Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Out of the chill

    November 24, 2015 6:59 AM

    Warming temperatures and increasing clouds are expected through Thanksgiving. Organized rain should be holding off until at least Black Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a bit warmer with highs reaching the mid 60s. It does appear as though some mid and high... more »
  • Chilly but clear to mild but moody

    November 23, 2015 7:06 AM

    Once the cool air moderates, warming temperatures will signal the arrival of increasing clouds and rain showers by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be chilly with high temperatures once again struggling to climb through the 50s. Under sunny skies, we’re projecting... more »
  • Rename the "Red Stick" the "Wet Stick"

    November 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    After another dousing Tuesday night, Baton Rouge has cracked the top 10 for wettest years in city history—with more than a month to go. Since records began at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in 1930, only nine years found more rain. 2015 is currently in the tenth spot with... more »
  • Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana this weekend

    November 20, 2015 6:58 AM

    After a seasonable and sunny Friday, the coolest air of the fall season will arrive over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will once again reveal sunshine for the local area with high temperatures in the low 70s. Winds will be light and... more »
  • Back to normal for now

    November 19, 2015 7:05 AM

    The week will end with clear skies and normal temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help thermometers into the low 70s this afternoon. Winds will be light and northerly. Overnight, will once again be clear and cool with a low in the upper 40s.... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Rapid improvements

    November 18, 2015 7:07 AM

    The severe weather threat verified in some locations Tuesday Night with tornado warnings issued for parts of St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes, as well as Amite County. Fortunately, they had been no reports of damage as of 6am Wednesday. As a cold front presses eastward, rain will end... more »
  • Flash flood watch, heavy rains continue

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Weather officials said a flash flood watch continues for some of the WBRZ viewing area early Wednesday morning. Moderate rainfall is still expected through the morning hours. Be aware during the morning commute and remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown." Only a few inches of moving water... more »

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