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  • Showers prior to cooler temperatures

    December 1, 2015 7:15 AM

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

    November 27, 2015 7:03 AM

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

    November 26, 2015 6:59 AM

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

    November 25, 2015 7:05 AM

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

    November 24, 2015 8:11 AM

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

    November 24, 2015 6:59 AM

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

    November 23, 2015 7:06 AM

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

    November 20, 2015 1:30 PM

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

    November 20, 2015 6:58 AM

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

    November 19, 2015 7:05 AM

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

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

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

    November 18, 2015 7:07 AM

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

    November 18, 2015 4:31 AM

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

    November 17, 2015 4:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Emergency officials in Livingston and Ascension parishes said they're getting assets ready in case of flash flooding or other sever weather tonight or tomorrow. Livingston Parish said sandbags are available in the following locations for their residents: Fire Dist 9 (23634 HWY 22) Fire Dist 8... more »
  • Tornado Watch issued for part of the area

    November 17, 2015 1:49 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 8pm. As thunderstorms develop, the main threats will include a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts up to 70mph. Rain and thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon. Isolated... more »
  • Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi

    November 17, 2015 7:07 AM

    A strong fall storm system will bring heavy rain and severe thunderstorms to the Gulf South Tuesday into Wednesday before a sharp cool down. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: There are a few days each year where we ask that you pay extra attention to the... more »
  • November 16, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 16, 2015 8:16 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Baton Rouge citizens gather downtown in solidarity after terrorist attacks in France Thousands of people take advantage of early voting Tax Amnesty program offers delinquent taxpayers a fresh start Monitoring a severe storms threat Updates all day, every day: ... more »
  • Monitoring a severe storms threat

    November 16, 2015 7:27 AM

    Humidity and showers will return Monday with heavy rain and strong storms possible by mid-week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for a mostly cloudy day with showers and possibly a thunderstorm after the lunch hours. Onshore flow, southeast winds around 10mph, will return humidity to... more »
  • Nasty weather on the way, is El Nino at work?

    November 13, 2015 2:50 PM

    As expected, a fall season featuring El Niño has been active in the Southern United States. So far, record breaking rain events have grabbed headlines, but severe storms may be the next act. One week after damaging winds and white-out wintry weather in the Midwest, a similar set... more »
  • Game on: a weekend without rain

    November 13, 2015 7:19 AM

    Calm weather and cooler air will highlight the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The week will end with a mixture of sun and high clouds. Temperatures will make it into the mid 60s for most, but could potentially stay a little lower if thicker clouds filter out... more »
  • Make outdoor reservations, a weekend will finally be dry

    November 12, 2015 7:10 AM

    Showers and a cold front will exit the region leaving behind cooler, drier weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will wrap-up by mid-morning Thursday. However, clouds may linger into the afternoon as cooler air begins pushing into the region. Highs will struggle to reach... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, cooler temperatures

    November 11, 2015 6:42 AM

    After a warmer Veterans Day, cooler temperatures will arrive and persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning clouds and fog will break for some afternoon sun. As is typical ahead of a cold front, temperatures and moisture will bounce up and we can expect a... more »
  • Showers, cool temps. around the corner

    November 10, 2015 6:58 AM

    A cold front will whip through the area on Wednesday Night bringing a few showers then an extended stretch of cool temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Again, clouds and fog will be slow to break for mostly sunny afternoon skies. We’ll define the word seasonable Tuesday Afternoon... more »
  • The second severe weather season awakens

    November 9, 2015 1:45 PM

    The spring surge of tropical moisture clashing with winter leftovers in the Midwest and Gulf South, makes March to May prime tornado season. Not to be underestimated though, is the arrival of cold air displacing lingering summer humidity southward. Indeed, October – December offers a fair... more »
  • Clouds to sun

    November 9, 2015 7:11 AM

    Seasonably mild weather will persist into mid-week before much cooler temperatures arrive. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds will break away from west to east through our Monday. With that noted, temperatures will have the chance to climb a bit higher than Sunday, topping out around 72°.... more »
  • Heater Safety tips for winter season

    November 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With winter weather on the way, people will be turning on their heaters and fireplaces. But, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the public should be aware of some safety tips before the cold season starts. The experts warn that a lack of yearly maintanance is a... more »
  • Recent rainy weekends create mosquito explosion

    November 6, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a couple weekends of steady rain, Baton Rouge residents are experiencing an explosion of mosquitoes. Michelle Pylant, who lives in the Tara Subdivision says she began seeing the mosquitoes Thursday night. "I had approximately 300-400 mosquitoes under my carport last night," she wrote to... more »
  • Fall freezes getting later in Baton Rouge

    November 5, 2015 4:19 PM

    Fall fanatics along the Gulf Coast have been asking, “shouldn’t it be cooler by now?” Meanwhile, warm weather lovers have nothing to complain about. Since September 1, temperatures have run 2.9° above average in Baton Rouge. A ridge dominating the Eastern United States has kept numbers up... more »
  • Rain to return

    November 5, 2015 7:06 AM

    Expect one more mainly dry afternoon before another unsettled set of days carries us into the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thursday will offer partial sunshine. Clouds will tend to increase from the afternoon into the evening. High temperatures will be above average, in the low... more »
  • Fog to partial sun

    November 4, 2015 7:07 AM

    After dense fog during the morning hours, some clearing will occur during the afternoon. The next storm system is pegged for Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stubborn clouds continue to plague the region. Afternoon sun stands a better chance than Tuesday, but still, at least partial cloudiness... more »
  • A little sticky for November

    November 3, 2015 6:44 AM

    Fog to partial sun will tell the tale for the next few mornings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will begin gloomy. Fog will give way to some peeks of sun, but the low-level moisture creating that sticky feel for November will also maintain at least partial... more »
  • Neighbors blame development around campus for worst flooding ever check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People blame growth for a flooding problem in their neighborhood. "The water normally comes onto the road. But, this time, it goes so quick," Joy Sananikone said about rising water during recent thunderstorms. She said recent rain events pooled water in places she has never seen... more »
  • Rain, mud dampen sugarcane harvest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 6:13 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sugarcane farmers are dealing with soggy fields after another weekend of rain in the Baton Rouge area. Sugarcane farmers in West Baton Rouge like Travis Medine say the year started off great, but now the sugarcane is wet and muddy. The rain knocks down the sugarcane and... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair plagued by rain this year

    November 2, 2015 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two straight rain-soaked weekends left the midway a mess at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. The rain forced organizers keep the gates closed for more than half of the fair's 11-day run this year. Fair officials called the record-breaking rainstorms the worst weather for the fair since... more »
  • Gauges get a break

    November 2, 2015 7:19 AM

    Weekend rainfall has put 2015 in record territory for several rainfall statistics. The 2015 version ended up as the wettest October on record with 15.13”. Remarkably, almost all of that fell in just 4 days at the end of the month. To this point in the year with 65.40”... more »
  • Final day of Voodoo Fest canceled due to rain

    November 1, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- The final day of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experienced has been canceled because of "dangerous weather conditions," the festival announced Sunday morning. "Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards... more »
  • Heavy rain causing street flooding, road closures

    October 31, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Heavy rain is causing street flooding and road closures across the Baton Rouge area. According to WBRZ’s Brett Buffington, Baton Rouge Police closed Burbank Drive near Walk-Ons due to high water in the street. Alaska Street near Louisiana State University is also impassable due to... more »
  • Less than 200 residents without power due to severe weather

    October 31, 2015 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy is working to restore power for those in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes due to the severe weather passing over southeastern Louisiana. Entergy said they have crews out assisting in restoring power. According to Entergy, more than 800 residents in the entire state... more »
  • BR Halloween Parade moves start time to 9:30 a.m.

    October 30, 2015 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade start time has been moved up due to weekend weather concerns. The parade will now begin at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Festival organizers met with local weather experts, BRPD and the mayor's office before making the final decision to move the... more »
  • October 30, 2015 Morning News Pop check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2015 7:43 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Fire marshal investigating accident at GBR State Fair Baton Rouge Halloween Parade moved up due to weather concerns BRPD investigating deadly park shooting Heavy rain, strong storms expected on Halloween Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK |... more »
  • Halloween Havoc?

    October 30, 2015 7:21 AM

    Clouds will build on Friday in advance of a storm system that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend. Local rivers are falling below flood stage. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect clouds to increase throughout the day as the next storm system organizes to... more »
  • State fair opens longer after being closed for three days

    October 29, 2015 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state fair will expand its operational hours this weekend since weather closed it earlier this week. Saturday and Sunday, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will open at 10:00 a.m. The fair will close at 10:00 p.m. The fair closes for the season Sunday.... more »
  • Lower Livingston Parish still flooded check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:26 PM

    MAUREPAS - People in lower Livingston Parish are still dealing with flooding from last weekend, and some residents in Maurepas blame Ascension Parish for some of the high water. They point to a pumping station in neighboring Ascension Parish that sends water into the Blind River that flows into Lake... more »
  • Two nice, two unsettled

    October 29, 2015 7:20 AM

    The week will wrap with a pair of pleasant days. Halloween looks like a rainout. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Stray clouds and showers will part for sunshine during the afternoon hours. Again thermometers will top out near 80. Overnight will be clear and seasonable with lows in... more »
  • Many trick-or-treating hours moved to Friday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple parishes and municipalities moved their official trick-or-treat hours Wednesday because of expected bad weather. East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said official trick-or-treat hours for the city and unincorporated areas will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mayor-president said the strong... more »
  • Sun returns but more rain looms

    October 28, 2015 7:28 AM

    After a rainy spell Saturday through Tuesday, sunshine is back for a few days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun returns! Any fog early will be replaced blue sky during the afternoon. Drier air will be in place, and with the sunshine, thermometers will warm into the upper... more »
  • Drought to Deluge: Gulf Coast soaker just a start?

    October 27, 2015 2:34 PM

    The shift is on along the Gulf Coast. For those tuned in to climate changes, this is no surprise. For others, get ready for wholesale alterations. Summer was dry. Typical afternoon convection was squashed by a persistent mid-level ridge from July to October. A comfortable... more »
  • Moving day

    October 27, 2015 7:27 AM

    The storm system responsible for dreary weather over the last few days—essentially, the remnants of Hurricane Patricia—will be exiting Late Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Lingering clouds and perhaps a spotty shower will be all skies produce today. A few breaks of sunshine are possible as well.... more »
  • Livingston Parish residents ready for flooding check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 26, 2015 5:46 PM

    KILLIAN - Flood waters threatened several homes in the small Livingston Parish town of Killian after heavy rains over the weekend. However, the people in Killian are used to high water so they have a game plan, according to resident Ronald Falgout. "As the water comes up, when it gets... more »
  • Weekend soaker a 25-year rain event

    October 26, 2015 12:30 PM

    Skies opened up in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday afternoon, and records poured down right through Sunday. Most impressively, 8.60 inches of rain saturated the Baton Rouge area on Sunday, the fourth highest single day total on record. Such a total has about a 1-in-10 chance of... more »
  • GBR fair closed again Monday

    October 26, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Greater Baton Rouge state fair announced it will remain closed on Monday due to severe weather in the area. The fair closed over the weekend after heavy rain caused flooding in some areas of Baton Rouge. Event organizers say the festival will reopen as soon as it... more »
  • Some EBR roads reopened after flooding

    October 26, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said several roads closed by flooding have since been reopened Monday morning. Public and parochial schools in the parish are still open. Glen Oaks High School closed early after a water main break let the school without water. LSU's campus remained... more »
  • Gloomy beginning

    October 26, 2015 7:12 AM

    The super soaking is behind after a general 5-7” of rain fell across Southern Louisiana over the weekend. Some locations found even higher amounts with areal flooding occurring in typical trouble spots. The deluge ended the 90 day drought with a Baton Rouge now showing a 2-3” rain surplus for... more »
  • Hurricane Patricia strongest on record for region

    October 23, 2015 8:18 AM

    UNDATED- The U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization says Hurricane Patricia is packing comparable force to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 dead or missing in the Philippines two years ago. WMO spokeswoman Claire Nullis says Patricia is evolving quickly and already "the strongest-ever hurricane to hit the eastern... more »
  • Saturday shower, Sunday soaker

    October 23, 2015 7:19 AM

    Expect more clouds than sun and stars today with temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be similar to yesterday, with a mix of sun a clouds. You can expect more clouds than sun as humidity continues to build in the... more »
  • Sun and clouds

    October 21, 2015 6:51 AM

    Thermometers have bounced back to near or above average readings and some slow warming will continue for the reminder of the week. Meanwhile, away from the coast, rain shower chances will be very low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The standard is maintained into Wednesday. Expect sunshine with... more »
  • Haystack Dry

    October 20, 2015 6:49 AM

    Seasonable fall weather continues as temperatures bump slightly above average through the remainder of the week. There is an increased chance for rain over the weekend which could provide some drought relief to the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly sunny skies will allow high temperatures back... more »
  • Brush fires keeping fire crews busy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 20, 2015 12:03 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Fire crews battled another fire in woods Monday night. The fire, seen in the distance as a bright orange glow along Burgess Road, was eventually put out. The fire department said it was the second time firefighters responded to the fire in one day. There have... more »
  • Suspect arrested after bizarre chase that involved police car fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 19, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and firefighters had to deal with a bizarre crime spree Monday that included a police cruiser being burned and ended with a man in custody. An officer was involved in the pursuit of a suspect when, after exiting the cruiser to chase the individual, the... more »
  • Almost seasonable

    October 19, 2015 7:30 AM

    After a couple of chilly mornings Sunday and Monday, temperatures will rebound to average by mid-week. Meanwhile, a continued absence of rain extends the regional drought. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will warm some 30° away from morning lows on Monday thanks to abundant sunshine. Highs will... more »
  • Enjoy the games

    October 16, 2015 7:17 AM

    Football fans will have no worries beyond the scoreboard this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool to warm once again with sunshine bringing high temperatures up to 90 on Friday Afternoon. As high school football gets underway, temperatures will fall through the 80s with little more than... more »
  • Burn ban in place for all of La. starting Friday morning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2015 8:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As of Friday morning, all private burning is illegal because of a cease and desist order issued by the State Fire Marshal. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or government, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a joint... more »
  • Parts of La., Miss. experiencing extreme drought

    October 15, 2015 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After seeing less than an inch of rain in the past 30 days, parts of our area stretching north from I-12 are now in extreme drought. 8.89 inches of rain ranks fourth for all-time lowest 90-day totals from mid-July to mid-October. The... more »
  • Jackets and or shorts

    October 15, 2015 7:27 AM

    At 51°, Wednesday Morning marked the coolest temperature for Baton Rouge since March 28 when the low bottomed out at 48°. We followed that with the 102 nd afternoon to eclipse 90° in 2015—which is about 10 more times than we might expect in a typical warm season. Much... more »
  • On par for mid-month

    October 14, 2015 6:57 AM

    Dry air and seasonable temperatures will press on into the middle of October—just as would be expected for the time of year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a cool beginning, Wednesday will be sun filled with temperatures topping out in the mid 80s. Humidity will be joyfully... more »
  • More warmth, some humidity

    October 7, 2015 9:40 AM

    Above average temperatures will continue until a weak front clears the region on Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect high temperatures to once again flirt with 90. Some humidity will be felt as well. Afternoon skies will be partly sunny and it is feasible that a light... more »
  • Not so fast

    October 7, 2015 7:04 AM

    The 98 th 90° high of 2015 in Baton Rouge was on September 30. On average, the last high above 90° occurs by October 1 for an annual average of about 90 days. Such heat has happened as late as the end of October, and we’ll find some here in... more »
  • Additional sun

    October 6, 2015 7:05 AM

    Temperatures will continue to moderate this week, with highs eventually warming above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More afternoon sun is expected on Tuesday. The warmth of that bright, orange orb will guide afternoon highs into the mid 80s. During the overnight hours, some added moisture in... more »
  • 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 »

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