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  • NOAA releases Atlantic hurricane season predictions, says it will be "near-normal"

    May 27, 2016 12:19 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Prediction Center announced Friday that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will most likely be near-normal. The season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. NOAA predicts that a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight of those... more »
  • Capital City to coast warm and humid for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27, 2016 6:55 AM

    As Memorial Day Weekend commences, another day of warmth and humidity is on tap. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday’s high temperatures will top out in the upper 80s. A few more clouds than the past couple of days should keep most out of the 90s. Again, no... more »
  • Your Memorial Day Weekend weather planner

    May 26, 2016 6:57 AM

    As vacations and outdoor activities kick into gear for the long weekend, here is a summary of what you can expect in the Baton Rouge area and nearby destinations. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Persistence is the pattern into Thursday. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper... more »
  • Warm with increased humidity

    May 25, 2016 6:55 AM

    Rain shower development will remain limited, but not impossible, through the holiday weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A slightly better chance at pop-up showers will come this afternoon. Still, most locations are expected to stay dry. Highs will again peak in the upper 80s. Humidity will be... more »
  • Quiet locally, a tropical note

    May 24, 2016 7:07 AM

    A glimpse at the 7-Day forecast will have you thinking, “May.” THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Keeping in a similar pattern, Tuesday will again bring mostly sunny skies with a high temperature in the upper 80s. A touch more humidity may be noticed—but overall, not too bad. Winds... more »
  • Getting into the ol' standard

    May 23, 2016 7:25 AM

    After brief break in humidity over the weekend, more seasonable weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect skies to be mostly sunny early with increasing clouds and an isolated thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Temperatures will be warm with more humidity-- highs in the... more »
  • Slidell home destroyed after lightning strike causes fire

    May 20, 2016 12:55 PM

    SLIDELL- A home in Slidell went up in flames after a lightning strike during Thursday night thunderstorms. St. Tammany Fire District #1 responded to a house fire in the 300 block of W. Honors Point Ct. in Slidell. Firefighters arrived to the scene in less than seven minutes to find... more »
  • Trust your source, check your source

    May 20, 2016 11:31 AM

    Communication is crucial during hurricane season—especially when a storm threatens. Studies have shown that clear and consistent messages result in a better understanding of the forecast. For that reason, the WBRZ Weather Team and NOAA’s National Hurricane Center work in tandem to deliver official statements from the most skilled tropical... more »
  • Daylight reveals storm damage, is there more to come? Play Video

    May 20, 2016 7:21 AM

    Severe thunderstorms swept through the region Late Thursday and Early Friday taking down trees and cutting off power to thousands. For more on the impressive storm complex, known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), visit WBRZ Weather on Facebook . One final round of showers and thunderstorms may kick... more »
  • Fortify your castle

    May 19, 2016 2:06 PM

    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 »
  • Rallying for no rain

    May 19, 2016 7:10 AM

    1pm UPDATE: Radar and model trends are showing faster speeds on an area of showers and thunderstorms to the west. If the current activity holds together, rain could impact the LSU Baseball game. High resolution models show rain arriving near game time, radar is estimating showers and thunderstorms not long... more »
  • Forecast Update: fewer showers expected this afternoon

    May 18, 2016 6:32 AM

    Afternoon and evening outdoor activities should be able to go on as planned with only an isolated shower to dodge around midday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring a high temperature in the mid 80s. Isolated showers are possible but much of the day will be... more »
  • Catching a break

    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM

    The first round and first inch of rain for the week will taper through Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the morning hours—especially for areas south of I-12. While isolated showers may linger into the afternoon, there will also be... more »
  • Stormy days to come

    May 16, 2016 7:28 AM

    Expect an unsettled weather pattern this week with increased rain chances Wednesday through Friday. A couple of inches are possible by Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With mainly cloudy skies, temperatures won’t climb too high on your Monday Afternoon. Numbers will generally top out in the low... more »
  • Governor Edwards names May 15 start of Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed on Sunday that May 15 – 21 will be Hurricane Preparedness Week. Edwards released a joint statement with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to urge residents to “get a game plan” for the upcoming hurricane season. “Now... more »
  • Outdoor plans look good again

    May 13, 2016 7:05 AM

    On Thursday, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport reached 91° at 2:47pm. This marked the first 90°+ day in 2016 and the first since October 16, 2015. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will begin with a few lingering showers near the coast. A weak cold front will continue to... more »
  • Approaching front, few showers late

    May 12, 2016 6:47 AM

    Rain chances will increase briefly before a dry forecast returns to the area in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will continue a similar weather pattern with a partly sunny afternoon allowing high temperatures to top out in the upper 80s. As a cold... more »
  • Still and sticky

    May 11, 2016 6:47 AM

    A repetitive forecast is up through Thursday, until a cold front arrives with some changes for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Partly sunny skies will help high temperatures into the upper 80s. Continued humidity will make it a sweaty afternoon for outdoor activity. Winds will be... more »
  • Warmer with more sun

    May 10, 2016 6:57 AM

    Warm and sticky temperatures will continue with the daily shot for a pop-up shower or storm. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect Tuesday to bring humidity and a high temperature in the mid 80s beneath partly sunny skies. A stray shower may develop in the afternoon hours—but the... more »
  • New week, new pattern

    May 9, 2016 7:12 AM

    The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures... more »
  • "May" we have another

    May 6, 2016 6:44 AM

    Near normal temperatures will mark a nice, tranquil May weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring more sunshine with a high temperature in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph. Dew points remaining below 60 degrees will equate to a comfortable... more »
  • Gotta love this

    May 4, 2016 7:05 AM

    The WBRZ Weather Team is making its pitch to the chamber of commerce—clear skies, warm afternoons and low humidity will be good for outdoor business through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will offer brilliant blue sky and sunshine with a high temperature in the... more »
  • Winds of change

    May 3, 2016 7:05 AM

    A transitional day is ahead. Shifting northwesterly winds are drying the air mass signaling the arrival of a quiet pattern for the next several days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front moves south of the area, a lingering cloud deck will slowly break from northwest... more »
  • More rain and boomers begin new week

    May 2, 2016 7:00 AM

    One more day of unsettled weather is ahead before marked improvements arrive across the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More rain and thunderstorms will ring in the new week. Still, heavy rain remains a concern and the FLASH FLOOD WATCH is posted through... more »
  • Weather cancels Saturday's final Jazz Fest

    April 30, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saturday's final acts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have been cancelled. A strong line of thunderstorms, dumping heavy rain hit the festival grounds about 3:30 p.m. and continued. Festival organizers cancelled the remaining performances at about 4:30 p.m., citing the severe weather. Few people... more »
  • Parts of Florida Blvd closed due to low hanging power line

    April 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    WALKER – Part of Florida Boulevard in Walker was closed Saturday afternoon due to a low hanging power line. At 3:15 p.m., Traffic officials announced that both directions of US 190 were closed at Corbin Avenue. Eastbound traffic was diverted at LA 447 and westbound traffic was diverted at... more »
  • UPDATE: Severe storms, flash flooding possible Saturday

    April 30, 2016 9:36 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 5pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes Tangipahoa, St. James, in Louisiana and the Pike County in Mississippi. A SEVERE T-STORM WATCH means conditions are favorable... more »
  • Showers expected Saturday afternoon, throughout Sunday Play Video

    April 30, 2016 12:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Some weekend plans may have to change with showers expected Saturday afternoon and throughout the day Sunday. Showers are forecasted to begin around lunchtime Saturday and continue into the evening. The rain should eventually subside but will likely return Sunday with a chance for some thunderstorms.... more »
  • Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival

    April 29, 2016 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Music fans going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival should have sunnier skies. This Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day music festival that draws thousands of people to New Orleans over two weekends. Concert-goers on Thursday wore their galoshes and ponchos though as... more »
  • Friday dry, Saturday turns wet

    April 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    An afternoon more becoming of early summer is ahead for the final weekday in April. Meanwhile, outdoor weekend events will have to be mindful of widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: To wrap up the week, we’ll catch a break from the showers and... more »
  • On and off showers through afternoon

    April 28, 2016 7:21 AM

    While showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast, the risk for severe weather is much lower today, with action much more scattered in nature. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will again be scattered on Thursday—especially during the first half of the day. No washout is... more »
  • SEVERE T-STORM WATCH until 12pm for Baton Rouge area

    April 27, 2016 9:09 AM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for the ENTIRE WBRZ Weather forecast area until 12pm. ***10am UPDATE: the watch has been extended until 3pm*** Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East... more »
  • Midday showers and storms, a few could be strong

    April 27, 2016 7:10 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has included much of the WBRZ Weather forecast area in a “slight risk” for severe storms on Wednesday. Gusty wind and hail are the main threats. Carry on with the day as usual; just keep your severe weather safety plan in mind and stay in touch... more »
  • Some sun and spotty showers

    April 26, 2016 7:05 AM

    The sun, pop-up showers and warm temperatures will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will play out similar to Monday in that partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s will give way to pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Little more than 20% measurable rain coverage in... more »
  • To the end of April

    April 25, 2016 6:49 AM

    The week ahead will bring weather becoming of spring with sunshine, the daily chance for a pop-up shower and temperatures around 5 degrees above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring more clouds than noticed over the weekend. Highs will make it into the middle... more »
  • Perfect weather greets Jazz Fest goers on Day 2

    April 23, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Perfect weather - sunshine, temperatures in the high 70s, blue skies and a cool breeze - greeted music lovers attending the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Beer, lemonade and frozen drinks flowed Saturday as fans settled in for a day of music,... more »
  • Take your pick

    April 22, 2016 7:05 AM

    After showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday Afternoon, many locations were treated to a beautiful rainbow and sunset. For more of your photos, check out the WBRZ Weather Facebook Page . The culprit for those showers, a weak cold front, will push through the region today, ending rain... more »
  • Ascension, Livingston will open waterways Friday Play Video

    April 21, 2016 4:08 PM

    PORT VINCENT – Waterways in Ascension and Livingston parishes will reopen to recreational boaters Friday. On April 16, both parishes closed waterways due to high water. The closed areas will open at 6 a.m. Friday, parishes said in a news release. For business owners who count on boaters,... more »
  • Gray skies threaten start of 2016 Jazz Fest in New Orleans

    April 21, 2016 9:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Friday's start of the 47th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival might be wet. Meteorologists say scattered showers likely will fall, but then, they're predicting sunshine through the rest of the weekend. Festival producer Quint Davis says he's been keeping his fingers crossed in... more »
  • Better bet for showers

    April 21, 2016 7:10 AM

    A cold front moving into the region will allow more coverage in showers and thunderstorms across the forecast area before activity breaks off as the week ends. Wednesday brought the expected scattered showers and thunderstorms which were indeed limited to northern and western sections of the forecast area. ... more »
  • Front to approach the area tomorrow

    April 20, 2016 6:59 AM

    Over the next 48 hours a cold front will slowly cross the region, maintaining scattered shower and thunderstorm possibilities until it does. The most likely period for widespread rain will be Thursday Afternoon and Evening. Tuesday indeed brought scattered showers—though they were very light, not amounting to anything for... more »
  • Showers return to the forecast for a few days

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a few mostly cloudy but rain free days, showers will again be possible through Thursday. No washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With another day featuring plenty of clouds, Tuesday will also bring the chance for a few showers. The best chances will be west... more »
  • Still on the cloud line

    April 18, 2016 7:24 AM

    Coastal flooding will continue to be an issue along Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain and the Lower Tickfaw River as southeast winds of 10-15mph persist today. Tides will run 2-3 feet above average. The same southeast winds leading to high water have maintained enough low-level moisture to keep a stubborn cloud... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • El Nino fizzling: what does this mean for the upcoming hurricane season?

    April 14, 2016 11:18 AM

    El Niño is scheduled to depart while the likelihood is increasing that La Niña will take over. For climate pundits, it should come as no surprise that the tropical research team with Colorado State University is predicting average activity for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Their outlook calls for... more »
  • Scattered storms continue, downpours and hail possible

    April 14, 2016 7:21 AM

    After one more day with rain in the forecast, unsettled weather will finally slacken off. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another bout of scattered showers and thunderstorms—precipitation is not expected to be as heavy and widespread as Wednesday though. Most of the rain will be... more »
  • Heavy rain on Wednesday Morning, showers continue beyond

    April 13, 2016 7:40 AM

    Pockets of heavy rain will be possible Early Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Widespread, heavy rain will move across the region Early Wednesday. Embedded thunderstorms could produce downpours and some localized street flooding will be possible. An inch or... more »
  • Catching a break; more showers to come

    April 12, 2016 7:27 AM

    Tuesday offers the best opportunity over the next three days for some afternoon sun. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After morning showers and thunderstorms, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy, revealing a little sun during the afternoon hours. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s... more »
  • *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* issued for part of WBRZ Weather Forecast area

    April 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a *SEVERE T-STORM WATCH* for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area until 7pm. Locations within the SEVERE T-STORM WATCH area include the parishes of East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and West Feliciana in Louisiana and the Counties of Amite, Pike and... more »
  • After eight without, rain returns

    April 11, 2016 6:59 AM

    After more than a week of brilliant sunshine, unsettled weather will kick off the new week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Monday, cloudy skies will give way to scattered showers and thunderstorms—especially during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours. An all-day event is not expected and a... more »
  • NOAA: Hurricane Hunter planes to stay in Florida

    April 7, 2016 12:56 PM

    TAMPA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to find a home for its famed Hurricane Hunter aircraft that is within 50 miles of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. NOAA made the announcement Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1YflzbZ) reports it's the first concrete indication by... more »
  • Pretty days in South Louisiana

    April 7, 2016 6:57 AM

    A pair of reinforcing fronts will cross the area between now and Saturday, bringing hardly a cloud and keeping temperatures steady. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will bring another afternoon of ample sunshine with high temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees. Winds will be northerly at 5-10mph.... more »
  • Sun early, a passing shower possible late

    April 6, 2016 7:00 AM

    After a cold front passes the region this evening, a clear and seasonable stretch of weather will continue through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will be mostly sunny with a high temperature once again approaching 80 degrees. A weak cold front will drop into... more »
  • Into the 80s with more sun

    April 5, 2016 6:59 AM

    Monday saw mainly sunny skies with a high temperature of 79 degrees. The seasonably mild temperatures will continue through Wednesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring more sunshine and warmer high temperatures—into the low 80s—with nearly calm winds. Allergy sufferers keep in mind, the lacking rain... more »
  • St. Helena Parish added to flooding disaster area

    April 4, 2016 7:47 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish was added to the list of parishes deemed a disaster in the wake of wide-spread flooding in March. As of Tuesday afternoon, residents are now eligible for federal disaster assistance. St. Helena joins the list that already includes Allen, Ascension, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo,... more »
  • Wow weather

    April 4, 2016 7:07 AM

    April in Louisiana is that transition time of year that continues a parade of cool season cold fronts, accompanied by strong storms and heavy rain. But before the summer humidity sets in, between those fronts, Mother Nature offers up breaks like the area will see this week. The outdoors are... more »
  • Perfect shot: As storms leave BR, rainbow captured under New Bridge

    April 1, 2016 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Off and on showers and thunderstorms gave way to a sunlight-bathed drive home Friday. One person captured a rainbow under the New Bridge from West Baton Rouge. Pictures of rainbows were also shared by people in Ascension Parish, too. Kim Richardson of Prairieville shared... more »
  • LSU baseball vs Auburn postponed, doubleheader Saturday

    April 1, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – According to a tweet from Auburn Baseball, Friday’s game against LSU has been postponed due to rain. The official Auburn Twitter account said Friday’s game will be moved to a double header on Saturday at 1 p.m. Game two will start 30 minutes after the first... more »
  • Heavy rain possible tonight and Friday

    March 31, 2016 8:01 AM

    The forecast has been tricky over the last two days. While rain coverage was less then expected, the threat for severe weather was certainly validated. The storm that did fire up was a strong one in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parish into Wilkinson County. Golf ball sized hail was... more »
  • March 29, 2016 Morning News Pop Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Victims crash car, try to make getaway on foot after shooting McDonald's considered 'total loss' after Monday fire State to list travel times on some congested roads Unsettled weather arrives tomorrow Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Unsettled weather arrives Wednesday Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:20 AM

    Another relatively quiet day is ahead before we standby for rain and thunderstorms to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high in the upper 70s. A few showers are possible near the coast as winds turn around to the... more »
  • FEMA: What to expect when the disaster damage inspector visits

    March 28, 2016 7:13 PM

    Know What to Expect When the Inspector Visits Once Louisiana homeowners register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA housing inspector will call to schedule an inspection for those living in designated parishes. Here’s what survivors need to know about the inspection process: Everyone should know: ... more »
  • Flood assistance office opens Tuesday in Livingston Parish

    March 28, 2016 6:54 PM

    SATSUMA - Tuesday, FEMA opens a disaster recovery center. The office will help victims of recent flooding get answers to questions about low-interest disaster loans and apply for federal disaster assistance. It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. And, people... more »
  • A quiet start to the week

    March 28, 2016 7:00 AM

    As fog breaks, sun will return with two peaceful days of weather on tap before the pattern turns active to end the week. The Details: Today & Tonight: Beyond some early fog, Monday Afternoon will bring ample sunshine and a high temperature in the middle 70s. Winds will... more »
  • Easter Weekend: dry to wet

    March 25, 2016 6:35 AM

    The next two days will bring quiet weather to the region before rain returns on Easter Sunday. Wasn't rain in the forecast yesterday? What happened? Click here for the science. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Good Friday will offer abundant sunshine and high... more »
  • "Gravity wave" busts stormy forecast

    March 24, 2016 6:01 PM

    By looking at regional rainfall from Thursday, you notice the Baton Rouge area is conspicuously dry when compared with areas west and east. Didn’t the WBRZ Weather Team forecast rain for much of the area? Yes. Then what happened? Overall, the atmosphere was stable—which is why the given chance... more »
  • Cold front brings showers and thunderstorms today

    March 24, 2016 7:18 AM

    A quick moving storm system will end what has been a four day dry stretch for the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will return showers and thunderstorms to the region today. It looks as though the action will come in the form... more »
  • Briefly warmer

    March 23, 2016 7:17 AM

    After a short time of above average temperatures, another cold front will come into the area Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid 70s under partly sunny skies. If anything, clouds may have a tendency to increase through the day. Winds will... more »
  • Still clear as thermometers return to average

    March 22, 2016 6:50 AM

    A pair of dry days is anticipated before a fast-moving front pushes across the Gulf Coast on Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday Afternoon, thermometers will return to “that’s more like it” territory. More sunshine is on the way aiding an afternoon high back to 70 degrees.... more »
  • Crystal clear and cool

    March 21, 2016 6:56 AM

    With high pressure parked over the region, tranquil weather will continue. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another unseasonably cool afternoon is ahead. Expect abundant sunshine, but that won’t do much to the cool air mass that has settled into place, as light northerly winds continue. Highs will likely... more »
  • Wet weather brings more traffic delays in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say drivers should expect heavier than normal delays Friday as wet weather passes through the Capital City area. DOTD officials expect heavier than normal delays on I-10, I-110, and I-12. Scattered thunderstorms are widespread and are expected to linger through the weekend. Officials later... more »
  • Wet wrap to the week, still watching rivers

    March 18, 2016 7:10 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms will continue through Saturday. We’ll be monitoring pockets of heavier rain as they may affect swollen area rivers. As long as event rain totals don’t exceed 2.5” and 6-12 hour amounts don’t top 2”, local rivers should stay within their banks. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Thunderstorms passing through soggy southeast La.

    March 17, 2016 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of our area until 8 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parishes north of Interstate 12 as well as Point Coupee Parish until 8 p.m. The National Weather Service in New... more »
  • Isolated strong storms, 1-2" rain by Saturday

    March 17, 2016 7:27 AM

    Precipitation location will be the most important factor in determining if the next few days present new flooding issues. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for your St. Patrick’s Day. While it won’t be a total washout, keep the umbrella close into the... more »
  • Mid-week begins a transitioning weather pattern

    March 16, 2016 6:47 AM

    Barring completely overcast skies, area thermometers will strive for the low 80s a fourth straight day. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Aside from a spotty shower early, much of Wednesday will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. A few breaks of sun should help temperatures again eclipse 80... more »
  • State utilized rare cell phone alert to warn drivers of interstate closure Tuesday

    March 15, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state used the federal Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to send notifications to cell phone users across Louisiana warning them about an interstate closure Tuesday. Mike Steele, the spokesperson for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said the notification was sent after... more »
  • River levels in flooded areas falling

    March 15, 2016 12:23 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Area rivers swollen by torrential rain last week will start falling after cresting over the last few hours. Most recently, the Amite River at French Settlement crested Tuesday morning. Already, the Amite at Denham Springs, Bayou Manchac and Port Vincent has crested and has started falling.... more »
  • UPDATE: DOTD closes I-10 La./Texas state line

    March 15, 2016 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that is has closed I-10 West (before Texas/Louisiana State Line) to traffic due to flooding. The closure comes on the heels of a flood warning that was issued for the area by the National Weather Service. DOTD did not initially... more »
  • River flooding update; unseasonable warmth

    March 15, 2016 7:10 AM

    Today the area will exceed 80 degrees for the third straight day—the first such stretch since, go figure, Christmas time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another dry afternoon is expected Tuesday with a high temperatures topping out in the middle 80s—almost 15 degrees above average! Along with some... more »
  • SE La. flood areas not yet eligible for federal disaster assistance

    March 14, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal aid is likely to come for areas of Louisiana inundated by floods in the last week. The federal government declared Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster Parishes as disaster areas. Other parishes will likely be added to the list, which as of this... more »
  • Drying Time

    March 14, 2016 7:16 AM

    A break of warm and dry weather will allow the region to dry out through Tuesday. Meanwhile, southern locations along area rivers will continue to crest as water runoff continues downstream. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for abundant sunshine and warm temperatures on Monday. Highs will make... more »
  • Flood water swallows I-12; Voluntary evacuation for low-lying Tangipahoa

    March 12, 2016 5:53 PM

    HAMMOND - There is a voluntary evacuation for areas along the Tangipahoa River in jeopardy of experiencing flooding similar to the flood event of 1983. Saturday, Parish President Robby Miller encouraged people in low-lying areas to leave. Miller is calling for a voluntary evacuation of areas south of US... more »
  • 'Citizen rescue' unit dispatches to southeast Tangipahoa for flood rescues Saturday Play Video

    March 12, 2016 5:21 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Families and farm animals were rescued from rising water east of downtown by good Samaritans Saturday. Water was approaching some homes and had already inundated property along N. Thibodeaux Road. Water at the corner of N. Thibodeaux and Sibley Road, about two miles south of I-12, was... more »
  • Ascension officials to residents: Prepare for Allison-like backwater flooding

    March 11, 2016 8:26 PM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish officials issued a warning to residents late Friday night about backwater flooding after rain storms Thursday and Friday. “ It is predicted that we will be experiencing similar flooding to that of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001,” Parish President Kenny Matassa said in a news... more »
  • Rising water rescues continue in Livingston Parish into Friday evening Play Video

    March 11, 2016 7:27 PM

    SATSUMA - Families were pulled from homes surrounded by rising water Friday. On McArthur Drive near the I-12/S. Satsuma Road interchange, area first responders used boats to take people from their homes to dry land. They worked into dusk Friday helping people leave the area. "It's flooded everywhere... more »

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