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  • Fall arrives

    September 22, 2014 6:04 AM

    The final day of summer will certainly feel and act accordingly. Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup to nearly 90°. By the afternoon, skies will go partly sunny with perhaps a shower or thunderstorm. However, unlike the normal driver of afternoon showers-the heat and humidity, today's trigger will be... more »
  • Gray Thursday

    September 18, 2014 8:46 AM

    Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday with showers and thunderstorms developing by the afternoon hours. Due to the added afternoon cloudiness and rain showers, thermometers are not likely to make it to 90°. It will still be warm and humid however, with highs in the middle 80s. Since... more »
  • Backing down

    September 17, 2014 8:42 AM

    It will be a hazy and humid beginning to a hot September day. Skies will be partly sunny from noon to dusk as some locations dodge showers and thunderstorms. But overall, far fewer locations will find rain today versus yesterday. Thermometers will make it to near 90° with spots snagging... more »
  • Most intense hurricane ever

    September 16, 2014 10:57 AM

    With world records at stake, environmental scientists have set out to determine the likelihood of a reported 42-foot storm surge and a minimum central pressure of 880mb. For comparison's sake, Hurricane Katrina brought a 20-30 foot storm surge to portions of the Gulf Coast and had a pressure of... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 16, 2014 8:09 AM

    Look for skies to cloud up by the afternoon. As a result, sunshine might not quite be able to warm thermometers to 90° so expect most locations to instead top out in the upper 80s. Regardless, like clockwork, as we reach the lunchtime hours, showers and thunderstorms will be developing... more »
  • BR couple rescued from storm by Dr. Phil's son Play Video

    September 15, 2014 10:42 PM

    CABO SAN LUCAS - About 30,000 tourists have been put up in temporary shelters after Hurricane Odile moved ashore and leveled much of what was in its path. A number of families from the Baton Rouge-area where vacation along the popular Mexican coastline as the storm approached. "We woke... more »
  • Rain chances returning

    September 15, 2014 5:34 AM

    After some early sunshine, showers and thunderstorms are expected to flare up in reasonable numbers this afternoon. High temperatures will be seasonably warm, near 90° and humidity will keep in the oppressive categories. With a stationary front being the forcing mechanism for showers and storms, daytime heating is the... more »
  • Interest in an Invest Play Video

    September 12, 2014 8:51 AM

    Though only a tropical disturbance, and while even the most aggressive forecasts don't allow it to ever become much more, Invest 92L does have some bearing on our extended forecast. As is the case with most tropical waves, there are numerous possibilities with very different outcomes. Here is an outlook... more »
  • Getting unsettled again

    September 11, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Thursday Afternoon will bring about a few showers and thunderstorms once again. Prior to any cooling showers, it will be another hot one with mostly sunny skies early leading to a high in the low 90s. Expect it to be mostly clear and muggy tonight with a low... more »
  • More heat and humidity

    September 10, 2014 5:44 AM

    In a month where temperatures should tend to fall back, an upward climb on the thermometers continues this week. Wednesday appears as though it will be the warmest this week as the afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid-90s beneath ample sunshine. Only a spotty thundershower may develop on... more »
  • Backed down

    September 9, 2014 5:36 AM

    It has been over a week since the forecast has undergone any significant changes. Tuesday will be sunny early with thermometers quickly rising through the 70s and 80s into the low 90s. By afternoon, clouds will develop and may set off a few showers or thunderstorms, although lesser rain... more »
  • The first sign of relief

    September 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Your second full week of September will start off quite similar to where the first left off. Heat and humidity are expected to prevail for the week ahead and even a few thundershowers will remain possible. However, rain coverage will be greatly reduced from the 50-70% seen for much... more »
  • Storms: please geaux away!

    September 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday. Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
  • The rain chances game

    September 4, 2014 5:56 AM

    With little change seen in the pattern across the Eastern United States through Monday, little change will be made to the forecast. A partly sunny, hazy and humid morning will prompt a rapid warmup into the lower 90s. Prime daytime heating is expected to stop early in the afternoon as... more »
  • Fewer showers

    September 3, 2014 5:48 AM

    The repetitive weather pattern continues this week, with only subtle differences from yesterday. Wednesday will be warm, hazy and humid with spotty showers in the area early. With the atmosphere a bit more stable than yesterday, fewer showers and storms are expected during the afternoon hours. Still, rain chances... more »
  • Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:53 PM

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... more »
  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    September 2, 2014 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see... more »
  • Just Dolly

    September 2, 2014 5:33 AM

    As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Tuesday will feature an early, hazy sunshine and a quick warm up into the lower 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again expected during the afternoon hours. ... more »
  • Labor Day Forecast

    September 1, 2014 5:36 AM

    Your Labor Day will be warm and steamy with highs in the lower 90s. Morning sunshine will give way to some convective clouds this afternoon and even a few thundershowers but coverage won't be nearly as widespread as Saturday. Overnight, any showers will diminish and lows will keep to... more »
  • Wet weather for football fans

    August 29, 2014 8:23 AM

    Today: Friday will begin with sunshine and a warmup into the lower 90s before afternoon clouds, showers and thunderstorms develop. Activity is expected to be a bit more than Wednesday and Thursday with scattered coverage in the rain department. Tonight: The area will maintain humidity, cloud cover and spotty... more »
  • Anniversary: Isaac comes inland

    August 28, 2014 10:21 AM

    It has been exactly two years since a hurricane has made landfall in the state of Louisiana. On August 28, 2012 around 6:45pm, Hurricane Isaac came ashore near the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 80mph and a minimum central pressure of 965mb. While... more »
  • Sun with a shower

    August 28, 2014 5:38 AM

    Thursday will be similar to Wednesday. Expect early sunshine and warmth to blow up some afternoon clouds which will squeeze out a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will get to the lower 90s before any rain begins. Overnight, the activity will diminish per usual and lows will stop... more »
  • 2 years and counting

    August 27, 2014 8:26 AM

    The last time Southeastern Louisiana has been under a hurricane warning was exactly two years ago-August 27, 2012 as Hurricane Isaac approached the coast. Most coastal National Weather Service forecast offices have gone even longer without needing to issue such an advisory. After the quietest hurricane season since 1983... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    August 27, 2014 5:48 AM

    Your Wednesday will feature early sunshine and a quick warmup to the lower 90s. During the afternoon, clouds will develop along with a few showers and thunderstorms. Widespread activity is not anticipated, though any particularly vigorous storm cells could drop heavy rain and produce a lot of lightning. Nighttime... more »
  • Fewer storms, Cristobal a hurricane

    August 26, 2014 5:40 AM

    Aside from a coastal shower during the morning hours, sunshine and rapidly warming temperatures are expected to rule the early hours. By afternoon, some clouds will bubble up and perhaps squeeze out a spotty shower or thunderstorm, but most locations will keep dry today. Highs will make it into the... more »
  • Storms for Louisiana and the Atlantic

    August 25, 2014 5:57 AM

    On Monday, expect partly sunny skies early, with thermometers jumping up to the lower 90s. Humidity will stay quite high. By late morning and early afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be developing from east to west across the region. These showers and thunderstorms will be widespread and slow-moving, thus some... more »
  • Warmth and Invest 96L

    August 21, 2014 5:37 AM

    Early sunshine will promote a rapid warmup into the mid-90s. By afternoon we should see a few cumulus clouds as thermometers chug into the upper 90s. The high temperatures combined with oppressive humidity will make the body sense over 100° outside for many hours this afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Don't buy the hype, steal the truth

    August 20, 2014 10:48 AM

    It is inescapable; a few times each year, significant weather systems affect the United States. More frequently, long-term forecast models hint at the possibility of a serious weather event and nothing ever materializes. And intolerably too often, long-term weather modeling gets into the wrong hands and becomes a "hype-cast." ... more »
  • Heat and a Tropical Peek

    August 20, 2014 6:00 AM

    Another hot and humid day is on the horizon. Early sunshine will promote a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By midday, with thermometers in the low 90s, convective cloud development could produce an isolated shower or thunderstorm-but only about 30% of the area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi... more »
  • Fewer showers, more heat

    August 19, 2014 5:37 AM

    The day will be mainly sunny early with a quick warmup into the lower 90s. By noontime, vertical clouds will develop and perhaps grow enough to bring an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Although activity is expected to be far less widespread than on Monday, any storms that get wound up... more »
  • Like Sunday

    August 18, 2014 5:48 AM

    Monday's weather will be similar to Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing late in the morning and moving about Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi through the late afternoon hours. Any showers and storms could produce heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Prior to that, partly sunny skies will... more »
  • Heading into the weekend

    August 15, 2014 5:37 AM

    Warm but not terribly humid conditions will be felt under mostly sunny Friday skies. Highs will make it to the low 90s. The overnight will have an evening cloud or two followed by the all clear and lows in the 70s again. Mugginess will be creeping back. The... more »
  • Communities across US recover after floods Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:19 AM

    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. - Communities across the U.S. are drying out after unusually heavy rains swamped highways, flooded basements and were blamed for at least four deaths. Long Island residents were urged to remain off the road Wednesday as a round-the-clock recovery continued after a record 13.26 inches of rain... more »
  • Breaker of humidity, deflector of hurricane

    August 13, 2014 8:42 AM

    Barely noticeable, but undeniably welcome, an August "cold front" is providing South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi with a slight downswing in the oppressive summertime humidity. The third and most subtle such occurrence this summer will keep temperatures near or just a touch below average, but mitigate the steam to greater... more »
  • August, kind of

    August 13, 2014 5:20 AM

    Weather somewhat unbecoming of August is expected over the next three days. Many would likely take this weather all through August when compared with normal. Skies will be mostly sunny while thermometers run for the lower 90s. Humidity will exist, but not be as oppressive as can be for... more »
  • Cold front today

    August 12, 2014 6:19 AM

    Partly sunny skies may give way to a spotty shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. While the Monday batch stabilized the atmosphere a bit, a cold front moving into warm, moist South Louisiana air may certainly trigger a shower as the front rolls through. As winds shift northwesterly with... more »
  • My Airy Cousin

    August 12, 2014 5:45 AM

    On Monday, a line of showers and thunderstorms passed through the Baton Rouge area with a photogenic phenomenon leading the way. While the parent trigger for the shower and thunderstorm activity was a cold front, what set up on the leading edge of evening precipitation is known as a... more »
  • More summer showers

    August 11, 2014 5:55 AM

    As many get back to school, Monday Afternoon will get back to showery and stormy weather. Some early sunshine will aid another quick warmup into the low 90s. With humidity staying high, expect scattered showers and storms to bubble up during the afternoon hours. As has been the case... more »
  • Heavy rain halts final round of PGA Championship

    August 10, 2014 2:16 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The final round of the PGA Championship has been halted because of heavy rain. Play was suspended at 12:53 p.m. EDT Sunday, with leader Rory McIlroy still more than two hours from teeing off. Workers brought out squeegees, trying furiously to push standing water off the course,... more »
  • Super moon viewing

    August 8, 2014 6:02 PM

    Have the telescope ready, a second supermoon will be visible on Sunday Night. A supermoon occurs when it is full at the same time it is passing closest to earth during orbit-known as its perigee. The moon will turn full at 1:09pm local time on Sunday, August 10.... more »
  • Below average tropical season looking more likely

    August 7, 2014 5:27 PM

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center forecasters have increased the likelihood for a below normal tropical season with Thursday's updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Experts are now projecting a 70% chance of a below normal season, while at season's beginning that chance stood at 50%. ... more »
  • Another August Day

    August 6, 2014 5:35 AM

    The middle portion of this week will mark the divider between afternoon thundershower coverage going from scattered to isolated. Tuesday's forecast called for a 40% chance of rain, indicating that approximately 40% of the viewing area in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi should have seen measurable rain. Looking at... more »
  • July to August, can you feel it?

    August 5, 2014 7:02 PM

    As we move into August, there isn't much of a change to be felt. Instead of going up a degree like we do in the month of July, we go down just a degree or two by the end of August. Our monotonous Louisiana summer season continues, but soon we... more »
  • An August Tuesday

    August 5, 2014 5:29 AM

    Another day will start off with a sun and cloud mix before storm clouds blow up in the afternoon. Once again, scattered activity is expected during the peak heating hours and thunderstorms could be slow-movers with a lot of rain and lightning. Top out temperatures will reach the low 90s.... more »
  • Afternoon storms

    August 4, 2014 5:49 AM

    Partly sunny skies will be offered up through the middle portion of your Monday. Some of that early sunshine will bump thermometers back to the upper 80s and low 90s while humidity stays elevated. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop around the lunch hour and become more numerous... more »
  • Comfy for July

    July 30, 2014 5:26 AM

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today. Expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with relatively low humidity and warm temperatures near 90° for all. The overnight hours will remain quiet with mostly... more »
  • PoPs and the population complication

    July 29, 2014 10:00 AM

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... more »
  • Still warm, but less humid

    July 29, 2014 5:31 AM

    After Monday's cold front, drier air will slowly filter out the oppressive humidity through Tuesday. Today will be a gem by July standards. Expect clouds to fully clear from north to south with bountiful blue skies being offered up for most of the day. Highs will again approach 90° but... more »
  • Cold front arrives tonight

    July 28, 2014 5:51 AM

    Another partly sunny, hot and humid day is expected across Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Look for high temperatures to reach the mid 90s with high humidity pushing afternoon feels-like temperatures over 100° again. By the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop from north to south along a well-advertised... more »
  • Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    July 25, 2014 4:11 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Conditions were slightly safer Friday at this popular getaway for south Louisiana families. A week after a teenager from the Baton Rouge-area drowned while swimming during double red flag warnings, lifeguards were watching swimmers under yellow flag advisories. Yellow flags mean moderate surf and conditions.... more »
  • Hot and humid this weekend

    July 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Blue skies this morning will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon's peak heat. A stray shower or thunderstorm may develop. Thermometers will climb to the lower 90s with plenty of humidity as well. Tonight will be a peaceful if not sticky one, with lows in the... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: West Baton Rouge family shares images of near-death camping trip

    July 24, 2014 11:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A man who survived a near-death camping trip shared pictures of the aftermath with WBRZ News 2. Krik Sanchez, 47, and his family were in a large camping group near the Canadian border earlier this week when severe storms moved over their site. The storm created what... more »
  • Heat before relief

    July 24, 2014 5:38 AM

    Showers and thunderstorms will become less numerous today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday, though some isolated activity is still expected. In the meantime, skies will continue to feature a lot of blue early and some clouds by afternoon. Thermometers will warm into the lower 90s again. Tonight, look for... more »
  • Deadly lightning strike at Florida beach Play Video

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck. The strike apparently killed him... more »
  • Scattered action again

    July 23, 2014 5:49 AM

    Tuesday's forecast for scattered showers and thunderstorms verified well. Rainfall totals over the last 24-hours depict measurable precipitation for 30-40% of the viewing area. The issued rain chance on Tuesday Morning was 40%-- indicating that we were expecting about 40% of the viewing area to find measurable rainfall. For much... more »
  • Crews make gains on massive wildfire Play Video

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »
  • Pop-up T-Showers Return

    July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

    Unlike Monday, showers and thunderstorms that pop-up will not be limited to the coast. Scattered action is anticipated around the viewing area; about 30-50% of us will record measurable rainfall. Look for storms to fire up during the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny otherwise with a humid high in... more »
  • Cooler weather aids crews fighting wildfire Play Video

    July 22, 2014 2:28 AM

    SPOKANE, WA - Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. They just hope that the "lightning... more »
  • Coastal Showers

    July 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    Skies will be partly sunny for much of the day. Any isolated shower and storm activity is expected to keep south of I-10, and really only be prevalent near the coast. A very humid day is ahead as high temperatures warm to the 90° mark. Look for mostly clear... more »
  • Shingleton: "Spotty" weekend forecast

    July 18, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The weekend forecast is not terrible, but it's not going to be great. WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton described it as "spotty." Shingleton said to expect rain Saturday between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, the rain returns as many people will be going or coming from... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch into the evening

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

    Heavy rainfall will last through the day and more rain is expected this weekend. Localized heavy rain has created problematic road conditions for drivers this morning. Forecast models indicate that scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop and impact the area through Friday evening, though with a few... more »
  • Wet Weekend Likely

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

    Beginning Friday, the Baton Rouge area will run a risk for heavy rainfall that is expected to carry through the weekend. A round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to track across the region between Friday Morning and Friday Afternoon. The initial line of storms could produce gusty winds,... more »
  • Still fairly dry air

    July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today. Look for another day featuring abundant afternoon sunshine mixed with a few puffy cumulus clouds. With the northerly winds shifting southeasterly by afternoon, highs will nudge a touch higher than Wednesday, to near 90°. Humidity will... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • Champion of the Elements

    July 16, 2014 9:49 AM

    The Open Championship-it is the oldest of golf's four professional major tournaments and the pride of the United Kingdom. Since 1860, the biggest names and strongest competitors from the world of golf converge on a remarkably rugged yet astonishingly appealing tract of land in hopes of hoisting the Claret... more »
  • Unseasonable July Day

    July 16, 2014 5:47 AM

    Enjoy what will shape up to be about as fine a weather day one can find in South Louisiana during the month of July. We'll see mostly sunny skies, a warm afternoon in the upper 80s and low humidity by mid-summer standards. The overnight hours are expected to be... more »
  • An uncommon feeling for July

    July 14, 2014 12:33 PM

    A weather feature often reserved for only the winter months in South Louisiana will make a rare appearance on Tuesday. As a result, Wednesday's weather in the Baton Rouge area will turn out as pleasant as it gets during the month of July in South Louisiana. A cold front... more »
  • Starting similar

    July 14, 2014 5:38 AM

    Not unlike last week or the weekend, today will warm quickly with early sunshine before the hot, humid and unstable air bubbles into clouds that could pop out a few showers and thunderstorms from the lunch hour into the late afternoon. Top out temperatures will be in the lower 90s.... more »
  • Storms stick

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    A change to the running forecast-as shower and storm chances appear to remain elevated today. Look for a quick warm up today as sunshine will dominate early. Just enough cool air lingers aloft for clouds to bubble up and produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. As has been the case... more »
  • Arthur gives birds an eye view

    July 10, 2014 10:43 AM

    While the human impact of Hurricane Arthur could be pegged in the inconvenient category, for some sea-faring birds, Arthur was perhaps life-altering. Meteorologists were perplexed by a radar capture of Hurricane Arthur revealing some clutter in an otherwise well-defined eye. Then came reports of birds showing up in odd... more »
  • Thursday Thundershowers

    July 10, 2014 5:27 AM

    Thursday should be the final afternoon in the current stretch of active weather where many backyards pick up measurable rain. Showers and thunderstorms are likely, with partly sunny skies otherwise. Any storms will be capable of heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning. Still, enough warmth of the sun will... more »
  • Duty of Denver

    July 9, 2014 11:46 AM

    The 23rd most populated city in the United States has renewed a commitment to being an environmental leader amongst major metropolitan cities. In late June, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, led by Denver's Department of Environmental Health, unveiled a 90-page plan of short, medium and long-term strategies... more »
  • Repeating afternoon storms

    July 9, 2014 5:30 AM

    Once again, showers and thunderstorms will be likely with more than 60% of the viewing area expected to receive measurable rain. In between showers, partly sunny skies will send thermometers into the lower 90s. Activity will diminish at night with partly cloudy skies and muggy lows in the mid... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Thundershowers Return

    July 8, 2014 5:27 AM

    Today will find a gradual thickening of the cloud deck. Daytime highs in the low 90s and returning humidity will spark off scattered thundershowers. Look for coastal development first, with the sea breeze sending action inland later in the day. Activity will diminish tonight with lows keeping in the... more »
  • More sun, still warm

    July 7, 2014 5:37 AM

    After an unseasonable break in humidity and some rare mid-summer lows in the 60s, the heat and steam will slowly ramp back up into the middle of this week. The week will begin mostly sunny and warm with a high temperature in the low 90s. Any pop-up showers or... more »
  • Storm-weary Outer Banks battered but not beaten

    July 4, 2014 9:49 AM

    Hurricane Arthur made landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks late Thursday, just after strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 100mph. At 11:15pm EST Arthur's eye came ashore in Shackleford Banks, North Carolina, near Cape Lookout, where 101mph winds were measured. Arthur was the first... more »
  • Independence Day Weekend

    July 4, 2014 5:33 AM

    Mother Nature will cooperate on this Fourth of July, not setting off any fireworks of her own in the Baton Rouge area. Your Fourth of July will be mostly sunny and warm with relatively low humidity by summertime standards. Today's high temperature will top out near 90°. The only... more »
  • Still warm, less humid

    July 3, 2014 5:49 AM

    A little break from the very hot and humid weather will push into the region today. Skies will be mostly sunny with only a spotty shower or storm possible as a cold front moves into the region. Despite a shift to northerly winds and lower humidity, the 90s are... more »
  • The June Tune

    July 2, 2014 11:26 AM

    Almost on cue, as the calendar flipped to July, so came the hottest air so far in 2014. The way June 2014 unfolded, the heat smarts a little, when typically we're accustomed to it this time of year. The first 90° high temperature of the year was recorded on... more »
  • Hottest day this week

    July 2, 2014 5:38 AM

    One more red-hot day is on the way before storms provide a slight cool down. As instability slowly increases, this afternoon will feature a few more high-topped clouds than the previous two. The heat will go unchanged however with highs heading for the mid 90s, dew points stuck in the... more »
  • And we're off

    July 1, 2014 11:08 AM

    At approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT on Tuesday July 1, 2014, TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR became the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On average, the first named storm occurs around July 9. Located 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Arthur is drifting northwest at 2mph. Current... more »
  • Another hot one

    July 1, 2014 5:44 AM

    Another mostly sunny, hot and humid day is on tap. Look for an afternoon high near 93° to combine with a dew point in the middle 70s to produce a feels-like reading in the low 100s. Stay hydrated and don't over-exert yourself if working or playing outside. Tonight will stay... more »
  • Warming up while cooling down

    June 30, 2014 10:26 AM

    Summer in South Louisiana-marred by high heat in the afternoons along with oppressive humidity that persists right through the nights. We seek relief indoors; air conditioning is not just a luxury but a necessity in the south. However, for large metropolitan areas, keeping cool at night may be part of... more »
  • Calling it hot

    June 30, 2014 5:49 AM

    Expect the warmest days so far in 2014 through the middle of this week. This afternoon will be hot and humid. Much more sunshine than last week will allow temperatures to climb slightly above average. Look for a top out temperature around 93° but with high humidity it will feel... more »
  • From the desk of Zeus

    June 27, 2014 9:32 AM

    Stats, strikes and safety--lightning safety awareness is wrapping up and the details discussed provide information that we can use to guard against one of nature's top killers. Still, myths surround the deadly electrical current and understanding the truth about lightning could be life-saving knowledge. Since 1951 the United States... more »
  • When thunder roars, go indoors

    June 26, 2014 9:38 AM

    Understanding the overall behavior of lightning, types of strikes and the history of people being struck provides guidelines as to what should and should not be done in a thunderstorm. No place outdoors is safe during a thunderstorm. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you... more »
  • Thunderstorms again

    June 26, 2014 6:16 AM

    Expect another day of relative cloudiness and thus thermometers will keep to the middle 80s. Still, like Wednesday, enough instability will be present to set off showers and storms, especially in the afternoon. Again, a few storms may contain downpours, gusty wind and frequent lightning. Tonight, activity will wane... more »
  • Storm damage closed Old Hammond Wednesday

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning and heavy downpours moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic headaches and widespread power outages. Old Hammond Highway, between Sherwood and Flannery, was closed early in the evening rush and remained closed late into the night because lanes were blocked by a downed... more »
  • Deadly currents

    June 25, 2014 10:23 AM

    Lightning is a deadly and unpredictable electrical current. However, realizing that there are many ways to be struck by lightning may help you make decisions in a thunderstorm that reduce your chances of being hit. Any type of strike can be deadly. If someone is hit, they should be given... more »
  • Less sun, still stormy

    June 25, 2014 5:49 AM

    Wednesday should not pick up as much afternoon sunshine as Tuesday. Still, enough instability will be available to generate showers and thunderstorms after our daytime maximum in the middle 80s later this afternoon. Any showers and thunderstorms could produce gusty winds, heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Tonight will be... more »

Tagged Blogs

  • Timely changes

    September 22, 2014

    As we turn the season at 9:29pm on Monday, our weather will follow suit. Forecast Discussion: A discernable cold front positioned from the Carolina Coast to North Texas is dropping south towards the Gulf of Mexico. This front is defined by a band of clouds and a few showers... more »
  • Front moving through

    September 18, 2014

    One more push of thundershowers today should do it for the weak front hung up in our region. Forecast Discussion: The weak, almost ambiguous cold front that has been stuck in the Gulf South since Tuesday Afternoon will be dropping through the area by Friday Morning. With a slowly... more »
  • Re-runs

    September 17, 2014

    Daily variances in precipitation coverage are hardly enough to declare this pattern anything but repetitive. Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough of lower pressures and cooler temperatures continues to dig into the Eastern half of the United States. The trough is shoving a surface cold front south which was... more »
  • Stormy Tuesday Afternoon

    September 16, 2014

    Even more showers and storms are expected on Tuesday. Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough of lower pressures and cooler temperatures is pushing another weak cold front south towards the Gulf Coast. Due to this trough, a northwesterly flow is developing in the upper levels bringing cooler temperatures and... more »
  • Wet or wetter weekend

    September 12, 2014

    The weekend weather will be highly dependent on the track of Invest 92L. Forecast Discussion: A surface cold front is moving slowly through the state of Louisiana. Out ahead of it, a saturated air mass and early warmth will set the stage for widespread showers and thunderstorms upon the... more »
  • Steamy then stormy

    September 11, 2014

    As we round out the week, there will be another uptick in shower and thunderstorm coverage. Forecast Discussion: A surface cold front stretched from Pennsylvania to Texas will run into an upper level ridge of higher pressure and warmer temperatures. Warmth and humidity in the Deep South, caused by... more »
  • September steam

    September 10, 2014

    In a month where temperatures should tend to fall back, an upward climb on the thermometers continues this week. Forecast Discussion: A persistent ridge of high pressure stretching from Texas to the Southwest Atlantic will be the main influence on our weather pattern into the weekend. This ridge of... more »
  • Fewer thundershowers

    September 9, 2014

    A couple of steamy days lie ahead for South Louisiana. Forecast Discussion: A weak boundary that kicked up scattered showers and thunderstorms on Monday continues to wash away to the east of our region. It may still serve as a focus for spotty thundershower activity during the afternoon hours,... more »
  • New week, similar beginning

    September 8, 2014

    Are you tired of the scattered afternoon showers? Well, after one more day the pattern will ease up a bit. Forecast Discussion: As a weak front washes out over the region today, the morning warmup coupled with high dew points will trigger a few more afternoon showers and thunderstorms.... more »
  • Football weekend with weather follies

    September 5, 2014

    The big forecast challenge over the last several days has been identifying how much of the area in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi would pick up rainfall on a daily basis. While each afternoon has featured scattered showers and thunderstorms, there have been subtle variations in rain coverage each day... more »
  • Rain chances increasing

    September 4, 2014

    After fewer thundershowers Wednesday Afternoon, rain chances will gradually increase each day into the weekend. Forecast Discussion: A continued warm and humid southerly flow off of the Gulf of Mexico will keep our atmosphere ripe for the development of showers and thunderstorms. In the presence of even a subtle... more »
  • September slump

    September 3, 2014

    The repetitive weather pattern continues this week, with only subtle differences from yesterday. Forecast Discussion: A high pressure system off of the Mid-Atlantic Coast with clockwise flowing surface winds continues to pump warm and humid air into Southeastern Louisiana. A very saturated air mass working with the standard low... more »
  • Back to normal

    September 2, 2014

    As many head back to work and school, our weather pattern digs into a state of normal for the week ahead. Forecast Discussion: Small variances in the upper level pressures and temperatures will interact with a weak area of high pressure along the east coast to send impulses of... more »
  • First week of September

    September 1, 2014

    Unchanging average September weather is expected for the week ahead. Forecast Discussion: The upper level trough that activated showers and thunderstorms this weekend is flattening out. It is a dip in pressures and temperatures aloft from west to east that cause the atmosphere to churn and lift air. Those... more »
  • Saturday a wash

    August 29, 2014

    Aided by tropical moisture, a storm system will bring heavy rain to some spots this weekend. Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough advancing eastward out of the Rocky Mountain West will generate the needed uplift and forcing to enhance shower and thunderstorm development late Friday and especially Saturday. Moreover,... more »
  • Can I get some dry time?

    August 28, 2014

    Heading into a long weekend, outdoor planners will have to monitor the forecast closely. Forecast Discussion: The week will round out in typical August fashion with warmth and humidity each day before afternoon showers and thunderstorms develop. By Late Friday and Saturday though, an upper level trough to the... more »
  • Rounding the bend

    August 27, 2014

    Over the next several days, the weather pattern will gradually become more active. Forecast Discussion: The upper level trough of low pressure that spawned Monday's round of thunderstorms continues to sag southwestward into the Gulf of Mexico. Actually, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring it as a potential area... more »
  • Typical August Tuesday

    August 26, 2014

    Far fewer thunderstorms are expected Tuesday Afternoon than what was found on Monday. Forecast Discussion: An upper level low pressure system and weak surface boundary that triggered widespread shower and storm activity on Monday Afternoon has passed by to the west and the resulting lack of uplift will mean... more »
  • Thunderstorms return

    August 25, 2014

    The oppressive heat will be quelled this afternoon by a batch of showers and thunderstorms. Forecast Discussion: A weak boundary stalled in the northern Gulf of Mexico, combined with an upper level disturbance will set off showers and thunderstorms on Monday. The two will combine to greatly enhance uplift... more »
  • Shower coverage lessening

    August 19, 2014

    While a few showers and thunderstorms remain possible for Tuesday, overall rain coverage will decrease. Forecast Discussion: The area will have little upper level influence on Tuesday while a weak area of high pressure remains southeast of the region in the Gulf of Mexico. This will mean a continuing... more »

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