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  • What is your 1 in 1,000 Year Rainfall?

    October 5, 2015 2:49 PM

    "We are at a 1,000-year level of rain. That's how big this is," said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley has some of the key numbers in there, but isn’t necessarily summing up the historic flood event properly. With more than 20” in some locations, much of South... more »
  • Cut the deck

    October 5, 2015 6:50 AM

    A stable atmosphere this weekend not only kept the area dry, but verified the concerns we noted last week about a cloud deck affecting the forecast. Cloud cover led to a pair of chilly afternoons setting a record cold-high temperature on Sunday at 66°. As we gradually warm this week,... more »
  • Welcome October and fall weather

    October 1, 2015 7:05 AM

    With a cold front through and shots of cool, dry air providing reinforcements, fall-like weather will be in full swing through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The first day of October will bring lots of blue sky and sunshine. As humidity drops through the day, temperatures... more »
  • Clouds and a few showers

    September 29, 2015 6:55 AM

    The forecast hit a snag on Monday. 60% rain coverage was anticipated and virtually nothing fell. Only a light shower passed over East Baton Rouge Parish during the overnight hours. Another mostly gray day is expected around the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will... more »
  • More rain chances

    September 28, 2015 6:59 AM

    While a bit gloomy, a few more periods of rain will be beneficial to area plant-life. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will again bring scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mainly cloudy skies and a few patches of rain will amount to thermometers keeping in the middle 80s. Like... more »
  • Slow changes

    September 24, 2015 6:49 AM

    The area will gradually transition into a pattern that brings more humidity and better rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer plenty of sunshine; but the very slow return of moisture and humidity will slightly increase the possibility of an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Rain... more »
  • First day of fall

    September 23, 2015 6:59 AM

    Although the new season is upon us, the weather will go relatively unchanged through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Wednesday we’ll again expect mostly sunny skies with highs climbing into the upper 80s. Somewhat dry air will remain in place and this... more »
  • Same ol'

    September 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    Returning to the pattern we’ve gotten used to over the last week or so, mostly clear skies and seasonable warmth will carry us into fall. The autumnal equinox will occur at 3:22am on Wednesday, marking the official beginning of fall. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday... more »
  • Gloomy to sunny

    September 21, 2015 7:00 AM

    A slight drop in humidity will be the biggest change to our weather pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak front rolling through the area will bring a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly to the north, early this morning. After showers end and cloud cover... more »
  • First rain, now heat as Tigers try to play at home this season

    September 19, 2015 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The hottest ticket in town Saturday will be to the LSU vs. Auburn match in Tiger Stadium – literally. WBRZ weather experts predict air temperatures to be between 92 and 94 degrees from the start of the game to halftime. That could push temperatures in the... more »
  • September sweating

    September 18, 2015 6:48 AM

    LSU and Southern football fans should be prepared for dangerous heat at the tailgate and in the stadium on Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Friday will be mostly sunny and a little sticky once again with highs surging for the low 90s. Rain chances remain barely above... more »
  • Dangerous heat in Death Valley Saturday

    September 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    The cat-fight between LSU and Auburn in Tiger Stadium on Saturday is likely to be the hottest game of the weekend—and we’re talking weather here, not necessarily the action on the field. Studies have shown that thermometers inside of large and crowded football stadiums tend to run several degrees... more »
  • Persistence

    September 17, 2015 6:50 AM

    A quiet stretch of days is ahead in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will be mostly sunny and a bit humid with highs in the low 90s. Shower chances are almost non-existent, with the exception of coastal parishes. Overnight will be calm... more »
  • Not done sweating

    September 16, 2015 6:47 AM

    Slim shower chances stay in the forecast Wednesday before a mainly dry pattern persists through weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Back to average, the Baton Rouge area will find partly sunny skies running temperatures towards 90 this afternoon. Like Tuesday, a stray shower is possible but mainly... more »
  • September reminder: it's still summer

    September 15, 2015 7:08 AM

    It was nice stepping outside and not immediately feeling sweat bead on your brow, but we’re back at it over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Humidity is returning to the area today. A southerly component to the winds will pull in moisture from the... more »
  • Enjoy another

    September 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air will continue to allow a comfortable feel across the Capital Area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Enjoy the next 12-24 hours as changes will bring a return to more seasonable steam by Tuesday Afternoon. Your Monday though will be sunny and comfortably warm with a high... more »
  • Just hours before change

    September 11, 2015 6:47 AM

    A popular call around the Capital City, we continue to forecast a cold front to cross the region on Saturday providing cooler and drier air for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: One more day of rainy weather is anticipated before the much... more »
  • Tropical Storm Henri moving north in Atlantic

    September 10, 2015 11:10 AM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Henri is moving more quickly across the Atlantic well east of Bermuda with no change in strength. The storm had maximum sustained winds Thursday of about 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast in the next day or so. Henri is centered about 235... more »
  • Rain before a cool down

    September 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    Before an anticipated cold front crosses the region, a pair of stormy days will dampen the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and periods of rain and thunderstorms to hold thermometers in the mid 80s. On top of that, it will... more »
  • Cold front coming

    September 9, 2015 6:59 AM

    The normal summer pattern will break for a little while after today. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: By comparison, Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday—at least for the first half of the day. Expect a quick jump to steamy with highs topping out in the low 90s... more »
  • This DJ saved the stormy night at Tiger Stadium Play Video

    September 8, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There may be, perhaps, a silver lining in Saturday's canceled football game. People who tried to wait for the weather to pass have gone to social media to thank the DJ at Tiger Stadium for keeping people entertained as a 30-minute rain delay turned into a... more »
  • LSU will offer refunds for canceled game

    September 8, 2015 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced in a tweet from its football squad Tuesday afternoon, it will issue refunds for LSU-McNeese State football tickets purchased through the LSU Athletic Ticket Office. The team's first game this season ended just five minutes into the first quarter when lightning was detected near... more »
  • Summery (for now)

    September 8, 2015 6:59 AM

    Our typical summer pattern of late will turn stormy by the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Another partly sunny and steamy day is ahead with highs topping out around 90. Isolated shower and storm action will offer some spots an afternoon cool down. Rain... more »
  • Tropical Storm Grace moving west across the Atlantic

    September 7, 2015 5:16 PM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Grace is expected to weaken to a tropical depression in the next couple of days. The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday are near 45 mph (75 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Grace is centered about 910 miles (1,465 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 7, 2015 6:57 AM

    Seasonable weather is expected for your Labor Day. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Like both weekend days, Labor Day Monday will be partly sunny and steamy with highs in the low 90s—as is typical for this time of year. By afternoon, a few showers and thunderstorms are expected... more »
  • Fans react to cancelled LSU football game

    September 6, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU fans who decided to wait until Sunday morning to hit the road packed their belongings in disappointment. "It just kept going one strike after another and before you know it they cancelled the game," said LSU fan David Patterson, who traveled nearly an hour to... more »
  • Here we geaux

    September 4, 2015 7:06 AM

    We’re heading into the first weekend of football in Louisiana. The weather should play out as is typical for Early September. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A partly sunny day is ahead. The breaks of sunshine will heat thermometers back into the low 90s and with ample... more »
  • Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic

    September 3, 2015 12:11 PM

    MIAMI - Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic. The storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday at 11 a.m. are 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred is expected to weaken from a cyclone to a post-tropical low later Thursday or... more »
  • A few for the taking

    September 3, 2015 7:08 AM

    Wednesday played out to be a difficult forecast. In the morning, we identified some dry low-level air that would make it difficult for showers and storms to develop, despite the presence of a pretty defined upper level disturbance. By noon, radar trends of northward moving showers justified raising rain chance.... more »
  • Rain chances slowly increasing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2015 7:05 AM

    Moving into mid and late week, rain chances will nudge up a little bit each day into the isolated category. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Early sprinkles on Wednesday were a bit of a surprise as the atmosphere remains dry down low and fairly stable up top. For... more »
  • Times of changing weather?

    September 1, 2015 7:07 AM

    Welcome to meteorological fall. While the new season doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, September 23, we weather-folk begin to keep “fall” stats and forecast the seasonal patterns on September 1. Locally, it is a month of change. Over the last 30 years in Baton Rouge, late September has been... more »
  • Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

    August 31, 2015 9:41 AM

    MIAMI- Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 80 mph. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin Tuesday. Hurricane Fred is centered about 40 miles... more »
  • Steam into September

    August 31, 2015 6:56 AM

    Humidity has returned and temperatures will be right where they should be as August ends and September begins. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Similar to Sunday, you can expect mainly sunny skies and a little uptick in humidity. Temperatures will top out around 93°. Showers are unlikely east... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: winds up, track shifts

    August 27, 2015 8:16 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika continues to battle through dry air and wind shear while impacting the Leeward Islands. The National Hurricane Center forecast cone has shifted north and east. The latest projection passes the storm east of Florida’s Coast on Monday. Most forecast models are now straying away from any... more »
  • More cool mornings, Erika over the islands

    August 27, 2015 6:48 AM

    The Baton Rouge area is enjoying a stretch of unseasonably cool mornings and low humidity. The last time your Capital City felt three straight mornings in the 60s was in early June, and readings as cool as Thursday’s record low haven’t occurred since May 6! THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: remains weak, strengthening possible

    August 26, 2015 8:19 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika found a very difficult environment on Tuesday and as a result did not show much change in intensity. National Hurricane Center forecasts still position Erika near the South Florida Coast by Sunday as a category one hurricane. There is some uncertainty as to where exactly it... more »
  • Local humidity down, Erika strength down

    August 26, 2015 6:49 AM

    Dew points out of the 70s and into the 50s mean our oppressive humidity has been replaced by much drier air. The region will enjoy refreshing air and cooler mornings through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday began with some... more »
  • Perfect weather welcomes Wednesday

    August 25, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a near record low overnight. WBRZ weather experts said the forecast low Wednesday will be 63 or 62 degrees. The record low for Wednesday was set in 1966 at 62. It has not been since May that temperatures have reached this low. Wednesday, the... more »
  • ERIKA UPDATE: gradual strengthening expected

    August 25, 2015 8:14 AM

    Tropical Storm Erika was named on Monday Night and early the forecast suggests that Erika is worth a closer watch than Danny. While there is no active threat for the state of Louisiana, Erika is expected to survive well into the Western Atlantic, meaning it could get closer to... more »
  • Hello lower humidity

    August 25, 2015 6:51 AM

    Refreshing changes are in store for the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: You might have noticed a bit less humidity on Tuesday Morning. That is a trend that will continue this week. The afternoon hours will still be mostly sunny and warm with... more »
  • Erika forms in the Atlantic

    August 24, 2015 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - No concern yet, but forecasters are watching what has now become Tropical Storm Erika in the central, tropical Atlantic. Erika, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, was named after becoming an organized storm Monday night. The National Hurricane Center advised at about 9:50... more »
  • Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating

    August 24, 2015 7:10 AM

    Drier days ahead, Danny dissipating By mid-week, the region will enjoy a break from the humidity while Tropical Storm Danny becomes an afterthought. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: The first part of your Monday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with highs making it into the... more »
  • Hotter but drier

    August 13, 2015 7:08 AM

    Mother Nature has a funny way of balancing things out—southern locations that missed out on the beneficial rain Tuesday did see some action on Wednesday, as we projected. It will be mainly dry and seasonably hot to end the week. Over the weekend, your more standard pop-up showers will... more »
  • We think this is better

    August 12, 2015 7:09 AM

    Though away from advisory and warning criteria, seasonably hot temperatures will continue into the weekend. The forecast performed well on Tuesday—we expected 70% of the area to pick up rain and about 60% of area backyards saw precipitation. Southern spots like Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes that did... more »
  • Hot then strong storms

    August 11, 2015 7:11 AM

    After another fast warm-up into early afternoon, a weak front will bring an opportunity for rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Moring temperatures near 80 won’t have to go far to achieve our forecast high temperature in the mid 90s. Partial sunshine early... more »
  • Excessive heat continues

    August 10, 2015 7:19 AM

    Once again, near triple digit readings with maximum humidity will produce oppressive heat indices or feel-like afternoon temperatures over 113°. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING continues until 7pm Monday Evening for the entire WBRZ viewing area. This means that feels-like temperatures are expected to be over 113° for more than... more »
  • Levee inspections continue despite falling river levels

    August 7, 2015 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While officials continue to monitor levees along the Mississippi, the Army Corps said Friday, it has deactivated its Phase II flood inspections. Water levels have dropped enough to warrant a downgrade, but monitoring will continue. Currently, the Corps said it maintains a Phase I observation level.... more »
  • EACHUS: what happened to the relative humidity?

    August 5, 2015 3:49 PM

    On Wednesday, a viewer emailed the WBRZ Weather Team with a good, common question. Jim wanted to know why meteorologists don't talk about the relative humidity as much any more. Figuring many have the same question, our response in its entirety follows: "Relative humidity has become somewhat of an... more »
  • Zap, crack, boom

    July 31, 2015 11:49 AM

    It was an explosion of wood and bark outside when lightning struck a tree during Thursday Afternoon's storms. From their Shenandoah area Baton Rouge home, George and Stacey Tull said, “the power surged, house shook and we heard the loudest explosion.” // ... more »
  • Records fall, cold front approaches

    July 31, 2015 7:07 AM

    Baton Rouge Metro Airport reached 100° on Thursday Afternoon before strong showers and thunderstorms rolled over the region. The high temperature was a new record for the date and the first time the Capital City has reached the century mark since June 26, 2012. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Alas, liquid!

    July 30, 2015 7:04 AM

    For the parched lawns and gardens, scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in play for the coming few days. On Wednesday, showers actually outperformed the forecast bringing rain to 70% of the viewing area while only 20% coverage was anticipated. As far as an impact on the heat,... more »
  • 3 weeks in a row

    July 29, 2015 6:49 AM

    Tuesday marked 21 straight days with above average highs of 94° and up which is the 3 rd longest such stretch on record. This warm spell has set an all-time mark with 8 straight days without going below 78° from July 17-24. There have been 18 days over 95° this... more »
  • More hot Louisiana sun

    July 28, 2015 6:53 AM

    We notch a few more highs in the upper 90s before better rain coverage allows for some cooler afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: A mostly sunny afternoon will again be offered up pushing high temperatures into the upper 90s. As has been usual of late, while a... more »
  • After complaints over heat, all students can wear shorts to school

    July 27, 2015 5:50 PM

    AMITE - As promised last week, public school leaders announced a uniform policy change because of concerns the temperature will be too hot to handle when school starts next week. Mark Kolwe, the Tangipahoa Parish Schools superintendent, said all students will be able to wear shorts. Previously, only kids... more »
  • Picking up where we left off

    July 27, 2015 7:05 AM

    The stretch of above average heat will continue as we advance into the final week of July. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow another afternoon to offer temperatures in the upper 90s. Rain shower chances are below mentionable criteria early this week, where only... more »
  • Sweltering weekend

    July 24, 2015 6:48 AM

    Baton Rouge is cracking several top-10 lists for all-time hot stretches in the Capital City. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: We’ll wrap up the week with more heat. Morning sunshine will give way to a few afternoon clouds and a high temperature near 97. Certainly, expect a portion... more »
  • Day after day

    July 23, 2015 7:05 AM

    Every day so far in July has found a high temperature over 90°. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring another morning of clear skies followed by partial afternoon sun. Temperatures will reach 90 during the 11 o’clock hour and top out in the mid 90s by... more »
  • Steady temps, scarce pops

    July 22, 2015 6:51 AM

    The hot afternoons press on while rain chances remain in the isolated category. Little more than a quick shower is possible over the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday's forecast will mirror Tuesday in that a very fast warmup through the 80s will preclude an... more »
  • Not this year, but board to talk about heat and school start dates

    July 21, 2015 10:42 PM

    AMITE - The start of school will not change for students in Tangipahoa Parish, despite pleas from some parents to delay the first day of classes because of the heat. A group created a Change.org petition, then presented their concerns and the petition - with thousands of signatures -... more »
  • Keep cool and drive on

    July 21, 2015 9:34 AM

    While snarled traffic is nothing new to the Baton Rouge area, morning delays have been much heavier this week due to accidents. The Monday and Tuesday Morning commutes along I-10 through the Capital City were largely impacted by a series of crashes. Is there a cause for these traffic... more »
  • Hot with isolated showers

    July 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Heat will continue to capture weather headlines through the week while showers will be much tougher to find than they were on Monday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Sunshine will hit those thermometers early sending temperatures shooting through the 80s and back to the mid 90s by early... more »
  • Heat advisories continue

    July 20, 2015 7:10 AM

    Once again, a heat advisory is in place for the entire region with the exception of coastal locations. Keep in mind, a heat advisory means that the heat index, or feels like temperature, will exceed 108° for at least two hours. Don't over-exert outside, wear light clothing and stay hydrated.... more »
  • Above average warmth continues

    July 16, 2015 6:38 AM

    There are no indications that this hotter than usual pattern will let up anytime soon. Normal highs for this time of year are around 92. Baton Rouge area temperatures are likely to peak at 94-96 over the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Thursday will bring... more »
  • 95ers on the rise

    July 15, 2015 11:32 AM

    Late summer hyperbole may not in fact be so far from truth. When a neighbor or friend says, "it's been hotter than usual this summer," instincts to roll eyes may have some data working against them. Urban areas like Baton Rouge have shown signs of significant warming over... more »
  • Only a third through

    July 15, 2015 6:34 AM

    Every day so far this July has surpassed 90 and there are many more are to come. On average, the Baton Rouge area registers 90 days in the 90s. Tuesday marked the 37th for 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid with... more »
  • Unwavering

    July 14, 2015 6:50 AM

    Another July day of heat and humidity lies ahead. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: No surprise but as advertised we'll roll forward with a persistent and steamy July pattern. This afternoon will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and feels-like temperatures over 100. Skies... more »
  • Special advisory names season's third storm

    July 13, 2015 1:31 PM

    Tropical Storm Claudette has formed off of the North Carolina coast. Just before noon CDT, satellite data indicated that Claudette had taken on tropical characteristics with winds of 50mph, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue a special advisory. Claudette is somewhat of a surprise, having only a... more »
  • Plenty more heat

    July 13, 2015 6:37 AM

    We're into it now, the summer steam is on and showing no signs of shutting down. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Your Monday carries over the weekend weather. Mostly sunny skies will allow a high temperature in the mid 90s. Humidity stays high and thus "feels-like" temperatures will... more »
  • DON'T feel the burn

    July 10, 2015 6:28 AM

    The forecast performed well again yesterday with 30% of the area collecting an afternoon shower. We anticipated most of the action to stay south of the interstates, and it did, except for one shower that came into Baton Rouge during the evening. Rain chances will dwindle as we get... more »
  • 33 years ago today: an aviation weather tragedy

    July 9, 2015 9:19 AM

    Weather along the Gulf Coast during the month of July doesn't offer much variation-heat, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms can all be expected. That doesn't mean it isn't unpredictable. Unpredictability and a lesser understanding of thunderstorm behavior on this date 33 years ago contributed to one of the worst aviation disasters... more »
  • Nothing unexpected

    July 9, 2015 6:38 AM

    Forecast performance rebounded yesterday with precisely 20% of the WBRZ viewing area finding a shower-as was expected. As a fair-weather promoting high pressure system moves westward toward the region, Thursday will offer the best chance for a rain shower between now and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today... more »
  • Partly sunny, isolated showers

    July 8, 2015 6:36 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms were brief and fairly inconsequential on Tuesday but did strike a larger portion of the viewing area than expected. Our forecast was for 20% of the viewing area to receive rain, whereas about 40% of our locations measured precipitation. For more on what those rain chances... more »
  • Typical trend

    July 7, 2015 7:19 AM

    The forecast goes unchanged as does the weather pattern through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and tonight: Tuesday will mirror Monday with partly sunny skies and a quick warmup into the low 90s by early afternoon. Pop-up showers and storms won't be headline grabbers but can't be ruled out... more »
  • Back to work, back to July

    July 6, 2015 6:51 AM

    Unfortunate timing as an active spell of weather complicated the holiday weekend, but the region returns to a more typical summer pattern this week. THE FORECAST: Early Week: Monday through Thursday will be partly sunny with afternoon high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Summer humidity will help... more »
  • Six injured in July 4th lightning strike

    July 5, 2015 6:57 PM

    MANY, La. - Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson says six people were injured by lightning at the Cypress Bend RV park on Toledo Bend Reservoir. A lightning bolt struck during a Fourth of July celebration near the reservoir along the Louisiana-Texas state line. Parish Warden Joe Dewil says it's believed... more »
  • Two but not three

    July 3, 2015 6:45 AM

    After a drier Friday, we've made some significant changes to the weekend forecast that will end a short stretch of dry days and likely affect outdoor plans. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: If your Independence Day Weekend is beginning early, you'll likely enjoy more sunshine. This will again... more »
  • Dry for a change

    July 2, 2015 6:37 AM

    With a little pattern shift, showers will be much harder to come by through the remainder of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For a change, the day will be headlined not by showers and thunderstorms but the regular summer heat and humidity. Expect temperatures to top... more »
  • Showers today, break tomorrow

    July 1, 2015 6:35 AM

    This afternoon should provide our final bout of scattered action before some drier weather eases in for the next few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again we can look for a fast warm up through the 70s and 80s to near 90 before some afternoon showers and... more »
  • Man uses forklift to rescue family from flooded roadway check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 30, 2015 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One family was rescued by a man who watched as people got stranded in hight water during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. David Dunham and a friend said they decided it was their chance to give back to other people in need. Dunham watched many people trying... more »
  • Soggy sandwiches

    June 30, 2015 6:55 AM

    Like Monday, half of our area will pick up passing showers that begin to pop up around lunch time. Monday's forecast verified pretty well with about 60% of the viewing area picking up rain, while the call was for 50% coverage. Most of it fell in the northwestern corner... more »
  • Wetter beginning, drier ending

    June 29, 2015 6:50 AM

    Shower and thunderstorm chances will be highest earlier in the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly cloudy skies will be intermittent with scattered showers and thunderstorms on this Monday. High resolution models are offering up the rain showers a little earlier this morning and as a result,... more »
  • How to limit lightning damage check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With more thunderstorms expected this week lightning could threaten homes in the Baton Rouge region again. Wednesday lightning caused several house fires in the area. Both DEMCO and Entergy say there is no real way to prevent lightning from striking your home, but there are ways... more »
  • Second round of storms spark house fires Wednesday

    June 24, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning is suspected in three house fires, one near Episcopal High School that forced a family to run from their home during dinner. "You could feel the heat," Mark Mitchell said of the flames he found in his attic. "I could see flames coming from the... more »
  • Storm shakes nerves Tuesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The weather will subside slightly Wednesday after a quick and severe weather event Tuesday. A strong storm knocked out power to thousands, blew over trees and created dicey lightning that hit trees and buildings. The St. George Fire Department said it responded to a dozen weather-related... more »
  • Take Dad to a pool

    June 19, 2015 7:00 AM

    While a few showers will pop over the next day or so, heat will dominate weather headlines into next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will again be very hot and humid with temperatures making it to near 90° by lunchtime. The clouds bubbling up due... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bill begins to weaken in Texas

    June 16, 2015 1:59 PM

    PORT ARANSAS, TX - Tropical Storm Bill has begun to weaken as it moves deeper into Texas, but threats of severe flooding and possible tornadoes remain. At 4 p.m., the National Hurricane Center narrowed its tropical storm warning to the coastline from Port Aransas to San Luis Pass, the inlet... more »
  • And stay away!

    June 16, 2015 6:58 AM

    Tropical Storm Bill has remained to our west as forecast and as a result, we will see the downturn in thunderstorm coverage, as forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For your Tuesday, another sticky start will give way to early sunshine quickly warming temperatures. Under partly sunny skies,... more »
  • Two things

    June 15, 2015 7:05 AM

    Forecast attention this week will be drawn towards afternoon storms and the progress of Invest 91L. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday begins like so many before. We'll have sunshine and humidity with a fast warm-up into the upper 80s. It looks as though showers and thunderstorms will... more »
  • EACHUS: Your perception is my reality check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2015 12:09 PM

    South Louisiana weather forecasts have performed exceedingly well over the last few weeks. How then, could it rain on Alex Box Stadium during a Super Regional Playoff game with a 10 percent rain chance and stay completely dry in Baton Rouge with a 60 percent rain chance? PoPs... more »
  • These cats don't care

    June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

    As the old fable goes, cats don't like water. But, all lore aside, there is a crew of felines from Baton Rouge that seem to thrive in it. The LSU Tigers baseball team is 7-0 in games affected by rain this season. One April matchup against Georgia was washed... more »
  • Various and random

    June 11, 2015 7:04 AM

    We title this forecast as one may define the word scattered-as such is what we can expect out of thunderstorms today. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sunshine will help to begin our Thursday but the quick warmup will aid in the quick development of late morning or early... more »

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