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  • 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 »
  • Increased clouds, humidity ahead of Friday cold front Play Video

    May 11, 2017 7:07 AM

    A cold front will move into the area tomorrow bringing changes to the weather in time for Mother’s Day weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As expected, humidity has increased considerably ahead of this cold front. Dew point readings ave climbed into the middle and upper 60s... more »
  • Two more dry, humidity and storms to end the week Play Video

    May 10, 2017 7:08 AM

    Tranquil and warm conditions will continue through today. Humidity will build on Thursday and by Friday showers and thunderstorms return to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mainly sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue on Wednesday. Thermometers will climb for 86 degrees with south winds of... more »
  • Nice at the box, under the dome Play Video

    May 9, 2017 6:47 AM

    Sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue through mid-week. The same dome of high pressure responsible for the nice, quiet weather pattern is also creating a stagnant air mass and resulting air quality issues. By Friday, the next cold front arrives with showers and thunderstorms followed by a Mother’s Day... more »
  • Sunny and warm with an air quality alert Play Video

    May 8, 2017 7:06 AM

    An area of high pressure dominates our weather pattern for a majority of the week. This will keep our sunshine and rain-free days in place. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect more sunshine and low humidity for Monday. High temperatures will stride for the mid 80s. Winds will... more »
  • Fourth extension for flood victims to submit Proof of Loss forms

    May 5, 2017 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - National Flood Insurance Program policyholders have another chance to submit Proof of Loss forms for damage stemming from the August flood. The deadline to submit Proof of Loss forms was extended to Friday, September 1, 2017. FEMA representatives say the additional time allows policyholders to... more »
  • Good 2 Geaux Play Video

    May 5, 2017 6:32 AM

    Expect pleasant weather to close the week and carry through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will guide thermometers into the mid 70s as winds remain northwesterly at 5-10mph. Overnight will be clear and cool with lows in the low 50s and light, northwest winds. ... more »
  • Time to dry out Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:06 AM

    The weight is lifted—no weather worries through the weekend! Returning sunshine, low humidity and cool to seasonable temperatures are in the forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures have really fallen off in the last 48 hours as a cold front has pushed through the area. Clouds... more »
  • Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off with a sunny forecast

    May 3, 2017 11:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sunshine is projected for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's final weekend, which returns Thursday through Sunday. That's good news for fest-goers, who saw rain force a partial closure Sunday. More rain hit the Fair Grounds Race Course on Wednesday, so organizers suggest fans prepare for... more »
  • Crews battle large house fire in Brownsfield Play Video

    May 3, 2017 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders are working to extinguish a large house fire in the Brownsfield area. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Malcolm Drive and Price Avenue. Baker firefighters arriving at the scene discovered smoke and fire coming from the home. Neighbors... more »
  • GALLERY: Storms sweep through Baton Rouge area

    May 3, 2017 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Heavy rains fell as a tornado watch was issued for the Baton Rouge area until 5.p.m Wednesday afternoon. Several photos sent in by viewers show storm clouds overhead as the rain took a break in the late afternoon. Tonight, a flash flood watch is in... more »
  • Early week pleasant before more rain, strong cold front

    May 1, 2017 7:19 AM

    A front has moved through, winds have subsided and seasonable weather is on tap for the first two days of May. More rain, possibly heavy, is pegged for mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will feature pleasant weather. With a front through to the east, cooler... more »
  • 2-year-old Tennessee girl dies after strong winds blow over goal post

    April 30, 2017 8:57 PM

    TENNESSEE - A 2-year-old girl in Tennessee has died after being struck by a heavy, metal soccer goal post that was blown over by high winds. The Metro Nashville Police Department posted on its Twitter page on Sunday evening that Melanie Espinoza Rodriguez was transported to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where... more »
  • Warm, humid and windy with a weekend storm threat Play Video

    April 28, 2017 7:03 AM

    An active weather weekend is ahead with warm, humid and windy conditions on Saturday giving way to thunderstorms, possibly severe, on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will end on a quiet note, though a slightly less comfortable one. Despite more clouds than sun, temperatures will... more »
  • Two Years Ago: a morning sky turned into night Play Video

    April 27, 2017 9:57 AM

    In the early morning hours of Monday, April 27, a squall line developed in Central Texas, producing 1” diameter (severe) hail as far northwest as Jasper, Texas. Between 6am and 12pm, the squall line raced across the Gulf Coast leaving behind a long path of wind damage. Some unforgettable video... more »
  • Cooler, drier and quieter (for now) Play Video

    April 27, 2017 6:49 AM

    Behind last night’s cold front, a shift to northwest winds will temporarily allow slightly cooler and drier air to hold across the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Much will change over the next 24 hours though a greater threat for severe weather is being monitored. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Warming trend, chance of strong storms Play Video

    April 25, 2017 6:43 AM

    A moderating trend in temperatures is underway. By the end of the week, highs will flirt with 90 degrees. Expect one chance at showers and storms before that. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another nice one is on tap for Tuesday. Under sunny skies, high temperatures will top... more »
  • Pleasant feel will give way to warmth, humidity Play Video

    April 24, 2017 6:44 AM

    Sunday was unseasonably cool with a lot of cloud cover. In response to much more sun, Monday will warm but stay just below average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are on tap for the beginning of this new week. High temperatures will climb into the... more »
  • Big changes expected this weekend Play Video

    April 21, 2017 7:02 AM

    Friday will feel like May. By Sunday, it will feel like March! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Much less action is expected on Friday, though a stray shower remains possible. Skies will be partly sunny with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Partly cloudy skies will continue overnight... more »
  • Showers and storms flare up this afternoon Play Video

    April 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    There is a slightly better chance of pop-up showers and thunderstorms today. Some changes come to the weekend forecast with a quicker arrival of rain and a sharper cool down behind the front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be partly sunny and warm with high temperatures... more »
  • Waiting for April to return Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:43 AM

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through Friday as high temperatures and humidity continue to climb. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday, expect a partly sunny sky with high temperatures in the mid 80s. It will likely feel a bit sticky. Isolated showers will flare up... more »
  • Lower chance of a rainbow Play Video

    April 18, 2017 7:05 AM

    The pop-up showers and thunderstorms will continue decreasing in number through mid-week. Signs point to a nice cool down coming over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring less rain action than did Monday. Still, expect a partly sunny sky and thermometers... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker rescues stranded driver from flooded Bluebonnet underpass Play Video

    April 17, 2017 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Rain caused significant traffic Monday afternoon, including a complete closure of Bluebonnet near the mall when the low-lying street under a railroad flooded. There were significant delays on the interstate system through the city and surface streets because of traffic. WBRZ sports reporter Brandon Saho... more »
  • Pop-up action continues today, changes to come Play Video

    April 17, 2017 7:15 AM

    Over the weekend, the forecast area saw a textbook “ pop-up showers and thunderstorms ” type of pattern. This week starts off similar with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies early with showers and thunderstorms flaring... more »
  • Return of a familiar weather pattern

    April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

    The forecast this week has made frequent mention of the “summer-like” pattern expected to take hold through Easter Weekend. While that could easily be interpreted as warm and humid, which it will be (not to July levels), the forecast is referencing a difference in precipitation production. To this point in... more »
  • Warmth giving way to pop-up showers Play Video

    April 13, 2017 6:44 AM

    Outdoor plans for Easter Weekend appear to be in fine shape, especially early. Some locations will have to dodge nuisance, pop-up showers and thunderstorms but such is typical as we move later into the spring. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a warm one with highs... more »
  • Temperatures climbing into the holiday weekend Play Video

    April 12, 2017 7:07 AM

    As we move deeper into April we move closer to the summertime pattern of warmth followed by pop up showers and storms. A taste of that type of weather is ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will depart to the northeast today and therefore... more »
  • Some, but not all, to receive showers today Play Video

    April 11, 2017 6:57 AM

    A weak cold front will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Beyond that, rain chances will be minimal through Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today, a weak cold front will move into the region. Skies will be mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the... more »
  • Flea season 'noticeably worse' this year in Baton Rouge

    April 10, 2017 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With spring in full swing, temperatures are picking up, humidity is getting higher and fleas are on the move. Pat Stockstill has worked at Pestop on O'Neal Lane for almost 10 years, and he said this year's flea season is one of the worst. "I... more »
  • Warmer week ahead, isolated showers possible Play Video

    April 10, 2017 7:03 AM

    Warmth will slowly increase each afternoon through the week while only isolated showers seem possible due to a few weak storm systems. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few clouds may mix in through the day, more sunshine is on tap for your Monday. Highs will be... more »
  • CSU: hurricane season to have slightly below average activity

    April 6, 2017 10:56 AM

    In an annual extended Atlantic Basin hurricane season forecast, tropical experts at Colorado State University are projecting slightly below normal activity for the 2017 season. The forecast is calling for 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. The research team cites a weak to moderate El Nino... more »
  • Fore... nice days in a row

    April 6, 2017 6:50 AM

    Call the Chamber of Commerce; very nice weather is on tap through the weekend. Not only is sunshine expected, but temperatures will be at or even below average with no humidity. Whether you will be attending an event, getting some outdoor exercise or playing a round of golf inspired by... more »
  • Weather Service counts 17 tornadoes in Louisiana outbreak

    April 5, 2017 9:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 17 tornadoes struck Louisiana during a severe weather outbreak that began Sunday and ended Monday. A Sunday morning storm flipped a Breaux Bridge mobile home, killing 38-year-old Francine Gotch and her 3-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Alexander. It's rated EF-1... more »
  • Sticky, unsettled weather about to break Play Video

    April 5, 2017 6:55 AM

    Baton Rouge has broken a rainfall and high temperature record over the last two days. An unseasonably warm, humid air mass and the active weather pattern will be swiped away today. You will probably like the forecast beyond. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As isolated morning showers conclude,... more »
  • Baton Rouge snags record high ahead of April cool stretch

    April 4, 2017 5:36 PM

    The temperature gauge at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport topped out at 87 degrees this afternoon, setting a new record high for the date. Previously, that mark was 86 degrees set back in 2001. Tuesday's high temperature marks the second straight day with a weather record in the Capital City.... more »
  • LSU researchers take aim at weather messages on social media

    April 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    The Geography and Anthropology Department at Louisiana State University is conducting research about the use of weather information on social media. This study will collect data from willing survey participants on a state by state basis, around the United States. By taking the time to fill-out a brief survey... more »
  • Isolated storms followed by much cooler air Play Video

    April 4, 2017 7:26 AM

    Ahead of the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight and one or two storms could even turn strong. However, widespread severe weather and heavy rain are not expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be sunny and warm with high temperatures in the middle... more »

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