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  • All eyes on the Gulf Play Video

    August 23, 2017 6:58 AM

    While typical August weather will continue through Thursday, all eyes are on Tropical Depression Harvey which is expected to once again become a Tropical Storm or hurricane in the western Gulf of Mexico. The latest information continues to suggest the possibility of very heavy rain and flooding in parts of... more »
  • NEW: regenerated Harvey to threaten Gulf Coast? Play Video

    August 22, 2017 11:09 AM

    The National Hurricane Center is expecting a tropical system to develop in the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. Areas along the central and western Gulf Coast need to monitor the forecast as it evolves. Forecast models are indicating that a tropical storm or hurricane could affect... more »
  • Returning storms, looking ahead to a tropical rain threat Play Video

    August 22, 2017 7:18 AM

    An increase of afternoon showers and thunderstorms is again expected for the coming days. Even bigger changes are in store for area weather beginning this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be partly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures near 92 degrees. By afternoon, a... more »
  • Good visibility for most during the solar eclipse

    August 21, 2017 6:53 AM

    The solar eclipse begins at 11:55am today and lasts until 2:55pm. 75 percent of the sun will be eclipsed in the Baton Rouge area during peak viewing at 1:26pm. If you intend to view the solar eclipse then you will need to make certain that your solar viewing glasses are... more »
  • The Eclipse..The Weather...and the Tropics

    August 21, 2017 12:52 AM

    The Eclipse: By now it is no secret that we will have a major astronomical event beginning around 12:00 PM on Monday August 21st. The 2017 Eclipse has been widely publicized and there is a plethora of information on the subject. Here in southeast Louisiana we will be treated... more »
  • Returning storms, identifying Harvey, seeing an eclipse Play Video

    August 18, 2017 6:47 AM

    With greater coverage of showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast, heat will once again be held to normal levels. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will begin to ramp up again today. However, different from earlier this week, gusty winds will be possible in addition... more »
  • High heat due to fewer afternoon showers Play Video

    August 17, 2017 6:50 AM

    Thursday will bring some brief changes to what has been a stagnant weather pattern. A *HEAT ADVISORY* is in effect for the entire WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm Thursday. This means the combination of heat and humidity could produce feels like temperatures of 108 degrees or higher for three... more »
  • Eclipse 2017: what to expect, how to view

    August 16, 2017 11:42 AM

    On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the U.S. will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will be visible—weather permitting—across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Anyone within a 70-milewide path that stretches through 14 states... more »
  • Time to make a trade Play Video

    August 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    Another active afternoon of showers and thunderstorms gave way to beautiful double rainbows and colorful sunsets in the Baton Rouge area on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for another round of showers and thunderstorms for your Wednesday. Like Tuesday, the showers and storms should take hold... more »
  • Scattered storms still in play, changes late week Play Video

    August 14, 2017 6:46 AM

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast early this week, but activity may relax a little bit by Thursday and Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring a better shot at showers and thunderstorms than Sunday. After a partly sunny and steamy start to... more »
  • Your regularly scheduled thunderstorms Play Video

    August 11, 2017 6:31 AM

    There is no need to cancel outdoor plans, but you should be ready to move inside at times as thunderstorms will be scattered about the forecast area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms to flare up by the middle of... more »
  • Street flooding causes concerns, delays end of school Thursday Play Video

    August 10, 2017 6:02 PM

    BAKER – A scary feeling of déjà vu overcame some people in Baker Thursday afternoon as localized street flooding left streets impassable and in at least one area, nearly flooded to the top of a fire hydrant. People shared pictures of flooded streets in the Chemin Place area. The... more »
  • More midday soakers Play Video

    August 9, 2017 10:09 PM

    The unsettled weather will continue, but the focus for storm development is shifting. If you think it has been more rainy than usual this summer, check out these numbers . THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another soak to many spots as showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • NOAA: More active hurricane season possible; Updates forecast

    August 9, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – NOAA updated its outlook for the 2017 hurricane season Wednesday, predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season. Last week, the tropical meteorology project at Colorado State University also increased numbers, maintaining a forecast for above average activity. Meteorologists at NOAA increased the presumed number of... more »
  • Two names you may hear while dodging storms this weekend Play Video

    August 3, 2017 11:26 PM

    The forecast remains tricky and dependent on the positioning of a surface trough. As it goes, so too will go showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. Meanwhile, the deep tropics are waking up and one or two storms may be named by the middle of next week. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Deep tropics waking up

    August 3, 2017 6:42 PM

    Two tropical waves may be the first signs of an active start to August in the deep tropics. Forecast models suggest that both features are worth monitoring over the next two weeks. First, a strong wave has developed just west of the Lesser Antilles and will continue westward over... more »
  • Looking into August: not quite the usual

    July 31, 2017 11:15 PM

    The beginning of August is historically one of the hottest times of the year for the Baton Rouge area. Since 1930, from August 1-14, average highs have been around 92 degrees with lows around 70 degrees. There have been 243 days over 95 degrees and 14 days over 100 degrees.... more »
  • Storms Saturday, lower humidity Sunday Play Video

    July 28, 2017 6:41 AM

    While a significant or long lasting drop in temperatures is not expected from a weekend cold front, lower humidity is always welcome. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a nice sunrise, Friday will be a repeat of Thursday with mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures. Highs will reach... more »
  • Weekend cold front to ease July humidity Play Video

    July 27, 2017 6:23 AM

    The end of the week will be dry and hot. Any pop-up showers will be very isolated. A cold front brings potential for some sensible changes by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday afternoon temperatures will make it into the mid 90s and... more »
  • Drier and warmer conditions return, cold front this weekend Play Video

    July 26, 2017 6:37 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms have all but shut down for the remainder of the week. Forecast focus now shifts to a cold front expected to approach the area this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be mostly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures penetrating the low... more »
  • Storms mainly N.E. today, weekend cold front possible Play Video

    July 25, 2017 7:15 AM

    A much drier pattern will begin to emerge today and last through at least Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Considerably lower rain coverage is anticipated for Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will most likely be limited to areas north and east of Baton Rouge. Some locations in Southwest... more »
  • FLASH FLOOD WATCH until 7pm Tuesday

    July 24, 2017 11:08 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes as well as, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties until 7pm Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH... more »
  • Locally heavy rain possible on another active day Play Video

    July 24, 2017 7:18 AM

    Look for one more day of widespread showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will bring mostly cloudy skies along with times of showers and thunderstorms—especially from late morning into late afternoon. Much of the action should stay north of the coastal parishes. Some of the... more »
  • Mollylea Bridge opening delayed, to open soon Play Video

    July 23, 2017 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather and unforeseen issues has pushed back the opening of a Mollylea Bridge, which is now scheduled to open Wednesday. The bridge, located off of Sharp Road in Baton Rouge, has been closed since July 2016 and drivers are anxious for it to reopen. While... more »
  • Families' day at local water park cut short by stormy weather Play Video

    July 22, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - We're one month into the summer and high temperatures are still forcing families to find a way to cool down. Families got out the door early, as they used their weekend to beat the heat. “Well we just wanted to get out, it’s so hot... more »
  • Returning afternoon showers to limit weekend heat Play Video

    July 21, 2017 6:39 AM

    Thursday, Baton Rouge area thermometers stretched to 97 degrees, making it the highest high so far in 2017. As we pick up some of the hottest temperatures of this summer, heat illness can set in rapidly so be sure to hydrate. Also, when the sun is shining, burn times will... more »
  • Heat Index over 105 degrees this afternoon Play Video

    July 20, 2017 6:44 AM

    Wednesday brought the hottest temperatures so far this year. Baton Rouge topped out at 96 degrees with a heat index, or feels like temperature, around 106 degrees for several hours. For a bit of perspective, it was the first day that eclipsed 95 degrees, while 14 had made it that... more »
  • What is this?

    July 19, 2017 9:34 AM

    On Monday night, a few WBRZ viewers shared photos of an interesting cloud formation seen around dusk in the Baton Rouge area. Shooting and sending was easy. For us, providing an answer to what caused this sight, was not. Clouds, a condensed form of water or ice particles in... more »
  • Dry it out, heat it up Play Video

    July 19, 2017 6:40 AM

    It is actually possible that the next few days will offer more locations in the forecast area without rain than with rain! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A continued trend of fewer showers and thunderstorms is expected this afternoon. Rain coverage will be in the 30 percent range.... more »
  • Rain coverage trending lower through the week Play Video

    July 18, 2017 6:44 AM

    Monday’s rain coverage was a little beneath what was expected. Approximately 40 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area received measurable precipitation while the forecast was for 60 percent. This may be a signal that the upper levels are slowly warming and stabilizing—a trend expected this week and... more »
  • Active afternoons continue early this week Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:00 AM

    The pattern continues with afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms along with intermittent sunshine. Expect more sun in the morning with some patchy fog before sunrise. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your new week starts off with an old forecast. Morning sunshine will cook thermometers into the low 90s... more »
  • Increased afternoon action this weekend Play Video

    July 13, 2017 11:31 PM

    We don't want more rain, and we don't need more rain, but we're going to get plenty more rain. Running an 11.5 inch surplus on the year, the next few afternoons will be quite active thanks to some tropical moisture moving into the area. Because storms will be capable of... more »
  • Massive iceberg Larsen C breaks free

    July 12, 2017 7:25 PM

    Scientists have watched as a crack in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf has grown across the shelf, allowing a massive amount of ice to break away. Now that this new iceberg is free of the ice shelf, it will drift north into the Southern Ocean. Multiple smaller icebergs... more »
  • Similar, predictable pattern changing this weekend

    July 11, 2017 6:47 AM

    While the summer pattern continues, some tropical moisture may throw a wrench into the forecast by this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will once again bring partly sunny skies and midday highs near 90 degrees. By the afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to... more »
  • I'll have the usual Play Video

    July 10, 2017 6:39 AM

    Our typical summertime pattern continues with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures in the low 90s, and low temperatures in the mid 70s. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will give way to more clouds as well as scattered showers and thunderstorms especially during... more »
  • Phoenix hits 118 degrees, breaks record dating to 1905

    July 7, 2017 9:45 PM

    PHOENIX - Phoenix has broken a 112-year-old record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 118 degrees on Friday. That broke the previous mark of 115 degrees dating back to 1905. Meteorologists say the normal high temperature for July 7 in Phoenix is... more »
  • Weekend boomers to affect some outdoor plans Play Video

    July 7, 2017 6:51 AM

    A more unsettled pattern will emerge this weekend with scattered showers and a few strong thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: High temperatures will climb into the low 90s by early afternoon Friday before cloud cover, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity will remain isolated as the week ends... more »
  • Rain coverage increasing, new tropical system Play Video

    July 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    A wetter pattern will begin to materialize through the end of the week and especially this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny before isolated showers develop by the afternoon hours. Isolated is the key word; not all locations in the 13 Parish, 3... more »
  • Slow transition to a wetter pattern Play Video

    July 5, 2017 6:44 AM

    With local rain coverage remaining low, heat and humidity will continue to be the dominant weather feature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With some early sun, thermometers will once again surge into the low 90s. High dew points, and therefore high humidity, will produce “feels-like” temperatures near 100... more »
  • Why are weathercasters so hung up on dew points? Play Video

    July 4, 2017 1:50 PM

    The WBRZ Weather Team often makes reference to dew points instead of relative humidity when describing the humidity. How does that make sense? Well, although the terminology may not jive, the dew point offers a much better relation as to how it is feeling outside. A sliding scale that... more »
  • Fireworks and sizzling by the grill Play Video

    July 4, 2017 7:40 AM

    Typical summer heat and humidity will persist through the week. Rain chances will stay low, gradually increasing Thursday through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If you have outdoor plans for the fourth, they should be in good shape. Temperatures will again run into the low 90s... more »
  • No surprise, heat and humidity through the 4th Play Video

    July 3, 2017 7:36 AM

    A hot and humid pattern will continue for most of the week. Rain chances will be slim to nil, at least until the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will begin hot and humid with partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperature near 93 degrees and... more »
  • EBRSO: Fraud contractor paid thousands, never finished flood repairs

    June 29, 2017 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say an unlicensed contractor is accused of making shoddy repairs to a flood victim's home and taking thousands of dollars. EBRSO deputies say Michael Hartford Jr. was paid $11,800 by a flood victim to make repairs to damages caused by the... more »
  • Cars damaged by interstate pothole; Repairs made to highway Play Video

    June 29, 2017 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – DOTD had to repair potholes on I-110 Thursday morning after numerous cars hit the holes and were damaged. The potholes were on southbound I-110 near Memorial Stadium. DOTD crews started patching bad spots around nine o'clock. One driver said she hit the pothole and... more »
  • Water creeps into Central neighborhoods overnight Play Video

    June 24, 2017 9:33 AM

    CENTRAL – It was a bad case of deja vu for some people Saturday as they awoke to see rising water in yards here. At least one couple posted pictures on a community Facebook page of water creeping up to doors and inside a room. The series of pictures... more »
  • Cindy moisture keeps weather active through weekend Play Video

    June 23, 2017 7:03 AM

    The remnants of Cindy will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms essentially through the weekend. With 1-3 inches of rain around the area since Tuesday, and 1-3 inches more possible through Monday, runoff will be manageable for local rivers and no flooding is expected. Coastal flooding issues should begin... more »
  • Rescue vehicles ready, stationed throughout EBR, for possible flooding Play Video

    June 21, 2017 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has more resources on hand to deal with any possible issues from heavy rain this week than the agency had ready for the August flood. Response efforts were studied and resources have been increased following the unprecedented weather event... more »
  • LA 1 flooding along coast Play Video

    June 21, 2017 11:30 AM

    LEEVILLE – Video recorded Wednesday morning showed water flooding parts of La. 1 between Houma and Grand Isle. Water was seen covering the highway in the communities of Leeville and Golden Meadow. The communities are in Lafourche Parish, which was one of the first local governments to declare a... more »
  • WATCH: Flooded streets but sunny skies in Grand Isle as Cindy lingers Play Video

    June 21, 2017 10:14 AM

    GRAND ISLE – Sun peeked through the clouds and for a moment Wednesday, the Louisiana coast was almost picture perfect minus some street flooding. Video and pictures shared with WBRZ from a viewer in Grand Isle showed a mix of clouds and rain and sometimes sunshine. Though, water was... more »
  • TRACKING CINDY: the latest forecast Play Video

    June 21, 2017 7:08 AM

  • Tropical Storm Cindy named, latest forecast here Play Video

    June 20, 2017 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The tropical storm system off Louisiana's coast organized into a named system early Tuesday afternoon. Tropical Storm Cindy was named by the 1 p.m. advisory. Click HERE for the latest forecast. As it was named, the storm remained in the central Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • NWS issues special local statement for coastal parishes

    June 20, 2017 10:50 AM

    This information was released on Tuesday Morning… for updates to these products, CLICK HERE , go to the local products tab and use the drop down menu to select New Orleans/Baton Rouge for Terrebonne Parish and points east and Lake Charles for St. Mary Parish and points west. ... more »
  • Tropical moisture threatens Gulf Coast with flooding rain

    June 20, 2017 8:02 AM

    A threat for heavy rain and flooding continues. Involvement of tropical moisture from a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico increases the threat; however the track of this particular system is not critical to the local forecast. Heavy rain is expected regardless. This will be a steadily evolving weather situation,... more »
  • Potential for very heavy rain, flooding this week Play Video

    June 19, 2017 7:50 AM

    A threat for heavy rain and flooding will exist for the week ahead. This will be a steadily evolving weather situation, so stay in touch with the forecast. We encourage you to download the WBRZ WX App. on iOS or Android to keep up with the latest headlines as well... more »
  • Lightning strike sparks house fire on Millbrook Drive

    June 18, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were called to Millbrook Drive Sunday afternoon after a lightning strike reportedly started a house fire. The St. George and East Side Fire Departments reported to the 3400 block of Millbrook Avenue around 5:15 p.m. after several 911 calls reported smoke and flames peaking from... more »
  • You've got 20 percent chances and 15 minutes Play Video

    June 16, 2017 7:04 AM

    Through the weekend, isolated showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out during the afternoons but heat and humidity will be the two dominant features. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another downturn in rain and thunderstorm coverage is expected for Friday. Skies will be partly sunny with a 20... more »
  • WATCH: Alligator walks through Louisiana cemetery Play Video

    June 15, 2017 10:40 AM

    MORGAN CITY – To many, it might seem like quintessential Louisiana, but for people in this bayou community, it signals trouble ahead: an alligator trotting through a cemetery in town. Video of the small alligator walking through the Morgan City Cemetery was posted on Twitter overnight. The woman who... more »
  • BLOG: tropical development possible, Omaha forecast changes Play Video

    June 15, 2017 7:11 AM

    A typical summer pattern will persist through the weekend, complete with heat indices and pop-up storms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny, warm and humid with high temperatures in the low 90s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon hours and high-resolution... more »
  • Showers becoming more isolated, two areas in the tropics Play Video

    June 14, 2017 6:51 AM

    The next few days should not bring as many showers and thunderstorms as Sunday and Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday should end up being a quieter day in terms of showers and thunderstorms and therefore high temperatures will climb a little higher and into the low... more »
  • WATCH: how the oceans absorb carbon Play Video

    June 13, 2017 10:48 AM

    NASA -- The oceans play a significant role in absorbing greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, and heat from the atmosphere. This absorption can help mitigate the early effects of human-emissions of carbon dioxide. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation acts as a conveyor belt of ocean water from Florida to Greenland.... more »
  • Changing rain coverage, weather forecast for Omaha Play Video

    June 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    The typical, active summer pattern will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will mark a third straight with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain coverage should be slightly lower than Sunday and Monday -- in the 50 percent range. High temperatures will therefore make it into the upper... more »
  • Flood surcharge on June water bills explained Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston Parish residents open their water bills this month, some may notice an "August 2016 Flood Recovery Surcharge" added to their bill. It's not much - just a few cents - but it's enough for a few WBRZ viewers to question... more »
  • Active seabreeze returns, Assumption flooding update Play Video

    June 12, 2017 6:44 AM

    We're back into the wet pattern through most of the week, along with the summer-like humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another round of scattered thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s with humidity producing a heat index in the 90s when... more »
  • River and backwater flooding continue in Assumption Parish

    June 7, 2017 6:37 PM

    The National Weather Service in New Orleans has extended the FLOOD WARNING for Assumption Parish until at least Saturday afternoon. Emergency management officials continue to report flooding in areas near Belle River. Some locations that will experience flooding include Morgan City, Supreme, Labadieville and Pierre Part. Backwater flooding... more »
  • Ending a very wet unsettled stretch of weather Play Video

    June 6, 2017 6:57 AM

    At least a trace of rain has fallen in the Baton Rouge area every day since May 28. Tuesday will mark a tenth straight with precipitation, adding to 4.81 inches that has fallen over the long, unsettled stretch. Alas, one more day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a... more »
  • Two more umbrella days, changes mid-week

    June 5, 2017 7:11 AM

    Expect more showers and thunderstorms to continue today and into tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue with highs in the mid 80s. The earlier rain occurs in your location, the cooler the temperature will be. Expect more rain around the region today... more »
  • BLOG: weekend events dodging storms Play Video

    June 2, 2017 7:04 AM

    The LSU Baseball team will be hosting the NCAA Regional at Alex Box Stadium this weekend while the unsettled weather pattern continues. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around for game one at 2:30 Friday Afternoon—and that forecast remains the same through the weekend. The LSU Tarp Crew may have... more »
  • More rain will cause runoff, flooding issues to continue Play Video

    June 1, 2017 7:16 AM

    Due to another upper level disturbance, moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms affected the area Thursday morning. Rain amounts have been wide ranging over the last several days, but some localized totals upwards of 5 inches have occurred. In fact, just yesterday there were isolated pockets with over 2 inches... more »
  • Today brings one of many more rounds of rain Play Video

    May 31, 2017 6:59 AM

    Here are the key forecast points through the weekend: -Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will continue - Determining the timing will be difficult, but greatest rain chances will be during the day -No washouts are expected -Through the 7-Day Forecast, 2-4 inches of rain will fall... more »
  • Unsettled pattern to continue Play Video

    May 30, 2017 6:49 AM

    A stubborn stationary front will be draped across the state, spinning up showers and keeping skies cloudy over the next two days. Timing out the rounds of rain will be difficult, but scattered activity will develop every 8-12 hours as small waves of supporting energy swing by in the upper... more »
  • BLOG: from Baton Rouge to Gonzales to the coast Play Video

    May 26, 2017 6:51 AM

    Your Memorial Day Weekend will be hot and humid with some afternoon sun. Another unsettled pattern is around the corner and expected to begin on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Friday, winds will be southerly and ample sunshine will allow afternoon temperatures to climb further... more »
  • NOAA predicts 'above-normal' hurricane season for 2017

    May 25, 2017 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Atlantic Ocean could see “another above normal hurricane season” this year, according to forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near normal season and only a 20 percent chance... more »
  • Changing feels... Play Video

    May 25, 2017 6:39 AM

    You will feel one more comfortably warm afternoon before higher heat and humidity return. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring abundant sunshine and low humidity with afternoon thermometers in the mid 80s and light, westerly winds. The overnight hours will stay clear with lows closer to... more »
  • BLOG: cooler (for now), rivers stable, unsettled in Hoover Play Video

    May 24, 2017 7:08 AM

    Goodbye rain. An active period has ended and pleasant temperatures are expected for the next two days. Rainfall 7am Saturday - 7am Tuesday | Via WeatherBELL Approximately 3-5 inches of rain has fallen across the forecast area since Saturday. Forecasts leading into the weekend called... more »
  • Heavy rain threat easing, pattern switch tomorrow Play Video

    May 23, 2017 7:08 AM

    The FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been canceled. However, one more round of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before a quieter, drier and slightly cooler stretch of weather ends the week. While much of the area did receive rain on Monday, almost all of the 0.5 –... more »
  • Trump approves disaster aid to Mississippi governments

    May 22, 2017 9:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following April 30's tornado and weather damage. Counties approved are Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help governments pay for debris... more »
  • Additional heavy rain possible through Tuesday Play Video

    May 22, 2017 7:18 AM

    The wet pattern continues today and into tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. The chance of severe weather is low, but an isolated strong storm is possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The final full week of May will begin wet. Cloud cover will dominate... more »
  • LSU Softball defeats McNeese 10-1 after weather delay

    May 21, 2017 11:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – No. 18 LSU Softball exploded for seven runs on seven hits in the top of the fourth inning to propel the Tigers to a 10-1 win against McNeese in six innings in Game 5 of the Baton Rouge Regional Sunday night at Tiger Park. The game... more »
  • HURRICANE X: the time is now

    May 19, 2017 11:03 AM

    The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time... more »
  • HURRICANE X: know YOUR source

    May 19, 2017 10:59 AM

    Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation to... more »
  • HURRICANE X: prepare your home

    May 19, 2017 10:36 AM

    If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may think. Have the proper plywood, steel or... more »
  • HURRICANE X: are you covered?

    May 19, 2017 10:32 AM

    With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now, before the season. Ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or... more »
  • HURRICANE X: make the plan

    May 19, 2017 10:08 AM

    Determine if whether or not you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you would go and how you would get there if told to evacuate. You do not need... more »
  • HURRICANE X: know your risk

    May 19, 2017 9:45 AM

    On average, over a two year period, 3 hurricanes strike United States coastline with one of them being considered major. Research on tropical cyclone return periods shows that Louisiana averages a hurricane strike every 7-8 years. The last was Isaac in 2012. It’s easy to forget what a hurricane is... more »
  • Pop-up pattern transitioning into widespread showers Play Video

    May 19, 2017 7:09 AM

    The weekend will begin a fairly active period of showers and thunderstorms that will carry into early next week. Bigger changes to the precipitation pattern and temperatures are expected after that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again on Friday, high temperatures will make it into the upper... more »
  • Flood-damaged school burglarized Play Video

    May 18, 2017 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for thieves who stole from a school recovering from the August flood. Glen Oaks Park Elementary students have been attending the old Banks School since the flood. Last week, someone broke into the school and stole dozens of tablets and laptops. "Whoever's... more »
  • Humidity, rain chances, Mississippi River all on the way up Play Video

    May 18, 2017 7:09 AM

    As expected, humidity continues to climb. Overnight, dew points climbed into the low 70s across the forecast area resulting in summerlike morning temperatures in the low 70s. This means the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area is feeling “sticky” and that will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST:... more »
  • Mississippi River at Baton Rouge to reach highest level in six years

    May 16, 2017 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mississippi River is soon expected to crest in Baton Rouge at its highest level in six years. As of Monday morning, the river level was at 39 feet in Baton Rouge, above the flood stage of 35 feet. River warnings are in place from Illinois... more »
  • Beaut' at the box, humidity rising Play Video

    May 16, 2017 7:08 AM

    As a surface high pressure weakens and pushes east beneath an eastward moving upper level ridge, more mixing of the local atmopshere has allowed the Department of Environmental Quality to drop the air quality alert. As far as the rest of "weather and health," keep applying sunscreen, with a U.V.... more »
  • Sun, but another air quality alert Play Video

    May 15, 2017 7:03 AM

    Increasing warmth and humidity is expected through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring another pretty, warm afternoon with mainly blue skies dotted by a couple of low clouds and high temperatures in the upper 80s. Winds will be light and southeasterly through tonight... more »
  • Walker residents say divine intervention protected them from severe storm Play Video

    May 13, 2017 11:40 PM

    WALKER - Residents say a higher power saved them when Friday's storm struck their neighborhood. Tonya Slay lives in this community off Courtney Road in Walker. Slay's neighborhood was hit hard Friday with 100 mile per hour straight line winds in the afternoon , according to the national... more »
  • Surprise Tornado Friday: what happened? Play Video

    May 12, 2017 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday, an EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in East Baton Rouge Parish near Old Hammond Highway. Video confirmed the twister and damage photos verify what was surely a terrifying stretch of seconds for those nearby. Misused media phrase: "It came without warning." Usually, there... more »

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