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  • Weak front brings cooler temperatures Play Video

    April 19, 2018 6:57 AM

    Even with a weak cold front moving through the region, a couple more weather gems are in store to round out your week. We will need to keep an eye on outdoor plans for the second half of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front... more »
  • Reclassified: 4 tornadoes confirmed after Saturday storms Play Video

    April 17, 2018 7:17 AM

    Continued sunshine and shifting winds will allow further warming on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next cold front will bring only subtle changes into Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Full sunshine and southwest winds of 10mph will bring afternoon highs into the upper 70s and low 80s. Overnight... more »
  • Welcome stretch of tranquil weather Play Video

    April 16, 2018 7:05 AM

    After an active weather weekend, tranquil conditions are expected to prevail through the upcoming week. On Saturday, there were 12 severe weather reports in the WBRZ Weather 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area and 120 around the country. All of the local reports were marked as thunderstorm winds and as... more »
  • Toddler killed when today's storms moved through Bossier Parish

    April 14, 2018 10:31 AM

    HAUGHTON - A toddler died when a tree fell on the recreational vehicle she was sleeping in with four adults and another child overnight. The tree fell as storms moved through Louisiana. Around 12:30 a.m., the tree fell on the vehicle and killed the child. The others inside were... more »
  • As severe weather moves out, rain lingers; Events canceled or delayed today

    April 14, 2018 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Day-long thunderstorms have prompted cancelations and delayed starts to events across the region. The strongest and most severe weather moved through Baton Rouge earlier Saturday - rumbling through around 8 o'clock, prompting severe weather alerts. Click HERE for the WBRZ.com weather page and the latest forecast.... more »
  • Heavy, strong storms Saturday Play Video

    April 13, 2018 7:06 AM

    A strong cold front will move into the area on Saturday with strong storms and heavy rain possible. Much cooler temperatures and quiet weather will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Similar high temperature numbers of nearly 80 degrees are in store for Friday as the atmosphere begins... more »
  • Four storm names retired after 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    April 12, 2018 7:48 AM

    Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are storm names that don’t bear repeating. Due to the extensive damage caused in the United States and Caribbean last year, the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee has officially retired these names. Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or... more »
  • Warmth to weekend storms Play Video

    April 12, 2018 6:55 AM

    Slightly warmer temperatures are expected over the next two days. The next round of rain and thunderstorms will occur on Saturday due to a strong cold front. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: More sunshine is expected on Thursday with highs reaching for the 80s. A shift to southeasterly... more »
  • Enjoy the outdoors, might need indoor plans Saturday Play Video

    April 11, 2018 6:46 AM

    Tranquil weather will continue through Thursday. Forecast focus moves to the next strong cold front pegged to pass on Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Ample sunshine is ahead for your Wednesday. Additionally, as north wind shift east, expect temperatures to respond by climbing higher than Tuesday and... more »
  • Gradual warming through a drier stretch Play Video

    April 10, 2018 6:47 AM

    Sun is set to return. A warming trend will carry through the end of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After days of clouds, more sun is expected on Tuesday. As a weak front sweeps away low level moisture skies will clear and north breezes will allow... more »
  • Nice weather pattern after the clouds

    April 9, 2018 7:16 AM

    After a damp and cool weekend, a steady warming trend begins by the middle of the week. Rain chances will be minimal. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overcast skies from the weekend are not expected to break much through Monday. Perhaps a few breaks in the clouds will... more »
  • Few showers starting the week & a warming trend Play Video

    April 8, 2018 3:14 PM

  • Cooler temperatures followed by slight rain chance Play Video

    April 7, 2018 8:38 PM

  • Strong storms then tumbling temps Play Video

    April 6, 2018 7:11 AM

    Once again, a cold front will approach the area and threaten with some strong thunderstorms. Hopefully, the jacket is still nearby for the temperatures that will follow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers can be expected on Friday, though the afternoon does not... more »
  • Quiet today, another storm system Friday into Saturday Play Video

    April 5, 2018 6:56 AM

    After one more nice day, rain returns to the forecast. As can be expected in the spring months, yet another chance for severe thunderstorms is in the cards. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A second consecutive nice afternoon is ahead as sunshine carries thermometers into the mid 70s.... more »
  • Rain ending, spring chill to follow Play Video

    April 4, 2018 7:12 AM

    A cold front will clear the area on Wednesday morning. Dry air and cooler temperatures are expected for the next two afternoons. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The cold front will clear out rain and humidity. You will notice a stiff northerly breeze of 15-20mph, which will cause... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers and storms overnight Play Video

    April 3, 2018 7:16 AM

    A cold front will move through tonight and because it is spring, we will need to say alert for any stronger thunderstorms. Cool, quiet weather will follow for a short time. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a high temperature in the mid 80s, Tuesday will be setting... more »
  • After nice weekend, stage set for another cold front Play Video

    April 2, 2018 6:55 AM

    After beautiful Easter Weekend weather, similar conditions will prevail for at least one more day around southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. The next cold front will arrive Tuesday night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a fast warm up into the 70s and 80s on Monday beneath partly... more »
  • Good Friday, great Easter Weekend weather Play Video

    March 30, 2018 7:11 AM

    We are in the clear now! Pleasant weather is ahead through Easter Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will bring mainly sunny skies. With light northerly breezes, the high temperature will top out in the mid 70s. Overnight will be the coolest of the extended forecast with... more »
  • Heavy storms expected Thursday Play Video

    March 29, 2018 6:36 AM

    After a rainy and stormy Thursday, the Baton Rouge area can look forward to improved weather Friday and beyond. Outdoor plans are in fine shape for Easter Sunday. THE FORECAST: Coulda been worse... system slowed out west dropping 6-9" of rain north of Lake Charles then... more »
  • Widespread rain and storms tonight into Thursday Play Video

    March 28, 2018 7:30 AM

    A cold front will bring rain and thunderstorms to the area overnight into Thursday. Some changes you will like are expected for Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will be breezy, warm and muggy with a high temperature in the mid 80s. While an isolated shower... more »
  • Warm and breezy, chance for strong storms Wednesday night Play Video

    March 27, 2018 7:28 AM

    Warm and breezy conditions will continue before a cold front bring rain and a few strong thunderstorms to the area into Thursday. Some changes you will like are expected for Easter Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another mostly cloudy day is ahead with high temperatures climbing back... more »
  • Repeats before the warmth retreats Play Video

    March 26, 2018 7:22 AM

    The coming days will be warm and muggy with some clouds and perhaps an isolated shower. A better chance of rain and more significant changes will come to end the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring thermometers into the low to mid 80s with... more »
  • Staying nice, trending warmer Play Video

    March 22, 2018 6:47 AM

    A new season brings a nice, new pattern. Wait until you see how long this will stick around! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gem will be offered up on Thursday. In response to sunshine and winds shifting easterly, highs will make into the low 70s. Skies will... more »
  • Staying cool and dry Play Video

    March 21, 2018 7:07 AM

    If you enjoyed the first afternoon of spring, a full day will be even better! The weather pattern is not expected to change much in the coming days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Just like Tuesday, Wednesday will bring sunshine. High temperatures will make into the upper 60s... more »
  • NOAA: warmer than average spring in the Baton Rouge area

    March 20, 2018 1:28 PM

    NOAA issued its three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, highlighting a moderate risk of flooding in the Ohio River Valley basin and lower Mississippi River where streamflows and soil moisture are well above normal after major flooding from recent heavy rainfall. Drought is forecast to persist or worsen in the... more »
  • That time when it was 14, warmer from here Play Video

    March 20, 2018 6:48 AM

    Spring starts at 11:15 Tuesday. Of astronomical significance, the start of spring is the vernal equinox meaning the celestial equator of the sun passes earth’s equator from south to north. Of meteorological significance, that means heat season is on the way! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The spring... more »
  • Cold front leading us into spring Play Video

    March 19, 2018 7:20 AM

    Beyond a cold front on Monday afternoon, nice weather is expected to welcome the new season. Spring begins at approximately 11:15am Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A lot of fog and cloud cover will hang around through Monday morning. A cold front will move into the region... more »
  • Returning rain, warmer temps Play Video

    March 16, 2018 7:49 AM

    Unsettled weather has returned to the WBRZ Weather Forecast area. While showers are a possibility each day through Monday, no washouts are expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms will push through the area on Friday—especially during the first half of the day. There is an... more »
  • Something to turn your nose at: many allergy reports not worth a sneeze

    March 14, 2018 10:01 PM

    According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Louisiana’s Capital City is among the worst to live in if you suffer from spring allergies. Like the tropics in summer or Saturday afternoons in the fall, Louisianans check the pollen count regularly. But according to experts, depending on your source,... more »
  • Temps low, pollen and river high Play Video

    March 13, 2018 6:55 AM

    Through the middle of the week, expect quiet weather with chilly morning and comfortable afternoons. Highs in the 80s and a few showers will be possible as we approach the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Sun and high clouds are expected for Tuesday. With a continued... more »
  • After tricky weekend weather, quiet conditions through Thursday Play Video

    March 12, 2018 7:14 AM

    Quiet weather always presents an easier forecast. Sunshine and below average temperatures are expected through at least Wednesday. Of course, we'll notice the sunrise occurring about an hour later thanks to daylight saving time and therefore sunlight will stick through 7pm moving forward. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Thunderstorms, possibly strong, expected on Saturday Play Video

    March 9, 2018 7:28 AM

    One more tranquil day is ahead before the next storm system arrives on Saturday. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed areas north of I-12 in a 2 out of 5 “slight risk” for severe weather and the remainder of the areas south, including Baton Rouge, under a... more »
  • Continued chill with some clouds, monitoring weekend storm Play Video

    March 8, 2018 7:18 AM

    Crisp conditions will continue before some temperature moderation on Friday afternoon. The next chance for showers and thunderstorms will be during the middle of the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 60s. Satellite observations clearly show a... more »
  • Cool air, high pollen return after Tuesday front Play Video

    March 7, 2018 6:56 AM

    Cool and quiet weather will persist through the week. Wednesday and Thursday nights will bring the coldest temperatures with some upper 30s and light frost possible. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring temperatures about 10 degrees below average for the time of year with highs struggling... more »
  • Below average temps through Friday morning Play Video

    March 6, 2018 6:58 AM

    With a cold front moving through the area, expect cooler temperatures for the remainder of the week. Some upper 30s and patchy frost are not out of the question. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will bring clearing skies as showers end during the morning hours. Into the... more »
  • Cold front to bring showers, storms, changes tonight Play Video

    March 5, 2018 7:17 AM

    A warm front has passed through the area so conditions are a bit warmer and more humid than the weekend, but it will not last. A cold front will come through overnight into Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be warm and a bit sticky with... more »
  • Geaux Tigers on this weather forecast Play Video

    March 2, 2018 6:59 AM

    Woohoo! Alas, seasonable temperatures and sunny skies have arrived just in time for the first weekend of March. An isolated shower could return as early as Sunday afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Picturesque would be a good word to describe Friday’s weather. With sunny skies, temperatures will... more »
  • Changing calendars, changing weather

    March 1, 2018 7:10 AM

    Befitting of the calendar change, a weather pattern swap will occur on this first day of March. Behind showers, out go above average temperatures and in comes sunshine and seasonable temps. Looking back at February 2018, it was the warmest on record. With a monthly average temperature of 65... more »
  • Ending the warmest February on record in the 80s Play Video

    February 28, 2018 7:14 AM

    Appropriately so, the Baton Rouge area will wrap up the warmest February on record with well above average temperatures. Another cold front will send seasonable air our way by Friday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday afternoon highs will get back into the low to mid 80s with... more »
  • Returning front, returning humidity, returning a shower Play Video

    February 27, 2018 7:18 AM

    Another two days of unseasonable warmth are ahead. The next cold front will pass by on Thursday bringing an extended period of dry and more seasonable weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday will bring a return of the stickies with high temperatures climbing into the mid... more »
  • Clearing and a little cooler, not for long Play Video

    February 26, 2018 7:15 AM

    A cold front will slip into the Gulf on Monday bringing a more comfortable feel. That will not last long though; the same boundary will come back north as a warm front on Tuesday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Showers will continue to end through the morning hours... more »
  • Warm temperature records continue to fall Play Video

    February 22, 2018 7:29 AM

    More warm temperature records are positioned to fall. There have been three straight record high temperatures and record high, low temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Rain chances will be lower on Thursday as a warm front lifts northward and away from the area. Only an isolated shower... more »
  • Strong cold front lurks to the northwest Play Video

    February 21, 2018 6:49 AM

    A cold front crawling into the region will activate showers and thunderstorms for the middle of the week. Heavier and stronger storms should stay north and west of the Baton Rouge area. A significant difference in temperatures is noted across the boundary with 70s in northwest Louisiana and 30s across... more »
  • More 80s, scattered showers and storms Wed. and Thu. Play Video

    February 20, 2018 6:58 AM

    The spring-like weather will continue. More organized showers come into the forecast for the middle of the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday may bring a few more clouds than Monday but the warmth is expected to continue. Highs should have no problem making it into the... more »
  • Warmth continues, rain returns later this week Play Video

    February 19, 2018 7:09 AM

    Well if you are not a fan of the cold, you must love this weather. It looks like temperatures will reach the 80s until Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your President’s Day will bring some afternoon sunshine once morning clouds and fog dissipate. The spring-like feel of... more »
  • Have we had our last freeze?

    February 17, 2018 7:21 PM

    Can I plant my garden? That has been a popular question coming into the WBRZ Weather Team via email, Facebook and Twitter over the last week. Of course, the answer hinges on a forecast that stretches beyond the standard next 7-Days and one known to be beyond the reliable bounds... more »
  • Little open sky on opening weekend Play Video

    February 16, 2018 6:37 AM

    A spring-like weather pattern will continue with warm temperatures, some mugginess, some fog and occasional showers. Unlike the last two weekends, widespread and heavy rain is not expected though. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As a cold front approaches the region, isolated showers will be possible on Friday.... more »
  • Warm again before another front Play Video

    February 15, 2018 6:59 AM

    High temperatures reached 80 degrees for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday afternoon. At 82 degrees, Baton Rouge fell two shy of a 1989 record. The last 80 degree reading came on December 22 when thermometers topped out at 81 degrees. Great explanation from @NWSNewOrleans this morning... more »
  • Warming trend underway, some sun may finally return Play Video

    February 14, 2018 6:58 AM

    Thermometers will be much warmer for the second half of the week. Rain chances will be low. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight We cannot seem to shake clouds across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi but there is some hope for a bit of sunshine on Wednesday afternoon. In... more »
  • Clouds and showers, trending much warmer Play Video

    February 13, 2018 7:06 AM

    Isolated showers will remain in the forecast, but no washouts are expected. If you are hoping for a warmup, check out the Thursday forecast! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Cloud cover will continue to blanket the region on Mardi Gras with isolated showers possible, especially during the afternoon... more »
  • Still gloomy, but not as much rain Play Video

    February 12, 2018 7:20 AM

    Clouds and spotty showers remain possible through mid-week. After a chilly Monday, temperatures will climb well above average. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight Stubborn clouds remain with us alongside a few isolated showers. There will not be nearly as much rain as what we experienced over the weekend.... more »
  • Rainin' on your parade? Play Video

    February 9, 2018 7:04 AM

    An extended unsettled weather pattern will kick into gear on Friday. Periods of rain may affect many of the Mardi Gras events scheduled for the weekend in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Overcast skies will overtake the region with isolated showers possible... more »
  • Last day without rain chances for a long while Play Video

    February 8, 2018 7:12 AM

    Exhale and stash the umbrella for a day. Do not get too comfortable drying out though; rain is coming right back into town for Friday and the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a break from rain with some cooler temperatures on Thursday. As northerly winds of... more »
  • Spanish Town Parade will roll 'rain or shine' Play Video

    February 7, 2018 11:43 PM

    UPDATE: According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, roads will close for the parade around 10:30 a.m. pending pedestrian traffic. BATON ROUGE- Residents in Spanish Town have scaled back their expectations for Saturday's Mardi Gras parade, but only slightly. "This year it's going to be rainy, there's... more »
  • Showers, thunderstorms and quickly falling temperatures Play Video

    February 7, 2018 6:49 AM

    Another cold front will drag across the area on Wednesday. Behind this system, a short period of dry weather is in store before rain returns by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another gloomy day is ahead. With a cold front slowly pushing south, a line of... more »
  • Scattered showers, thunder through Wednesday Play Video

    February 6, 2018 6:51 AM

    The parade of cold fronts will continue. For this week, expect active weather Tuesday into Wednesday and again for the upcoming weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be the warmest afternoon of the week despite mainly cloudy skies. Highs will be near 72 degrees with southeast... more »
  • Spanish Town set to parade 'rain or shine' Saturday Play Video

    February 5, 2018 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The threat of showers and thunderstorms Saturday has not forced a change to this weekend's most popular local Mardi Gras parade. In a message on Facebook Monday, organizers of the Spanish Town parade said floats are still scheduled to hit the streets at noon, though the... more »
  • Another active week of weather ahead Play Video

    February 5, 2018 7:21 AM

    The weather pattern flip-flops back and forth this week with days of sun, then rain, then sun, then rain. Temperatures stay relatively seasonable for the most part. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly sunny early with highs in the low 60s. Clouds will return late.... more »
  • Punxsutawney Phil prognosticates more winter

    February 2, 2018 7:41 AM

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- The famous forecasting groundhog saw his shadow on Friday morning for just the 19th time since the holiday began. more »
  • Carnival season in full swing, so too is an active weather pattern Play Video

    February 2, 2018 6:48 AM

    The quiet weather will last all of 24 hours as rain returns this weekend. That will come due to the second in a series of three cold fronts in a week’s time. Meanwhile, Punxsutawney Phil has prognosticated more winter. Read about that prediction, and what our weather team has to... more »
  • Several cold fronts on the way Play Video

    February 1, 2018 6:46 AM

    Another cold front will bring showers to the area tonight. Temperatures will be cooler on the other side of the front. Returning rain then may challenge some carnival season events. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: How about some 70s? It may not look pretty with mainly cloudy skies,... more »
  • Warmer for now, cold front Thursday night Play Video

    January 31, 2018 6:38 AM

    Two mild afternoons are ahead prior to another cold front. The weekend forecast is wet and tricky. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a start near freezing, Wednesday will be mostly sunny and considerably warmer than Tuesday. High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60s with... more »
  • Chilly to mild, then another cold front Play Video

    January 30, 2018 6:51 AM

    As most river levels trend down on Tuesday, so too will temperatures. The next chance for showers will come on Thursday evening. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With a weak cold front through the area on Tuesday, clear skies will stick, but cooler temperatures are expected with highs... more »
  • Cresting rivers after Saturday soak, showers return late week Play Video

    January 29, 2018 7:10 AM

    Minor river flooding will continue after three to six inches of rainfall across the forecast area on Saturday. Most gauges will crest about a foot above flood stage on Monday and then fall through the week. Sunny weather will start the week, but a bit of chill will return to... more »
  • Might need an indoor backup plan for Saturday Play Video

    January 25, 2018 6:36 AM

    After one more sunny and seasonable day, clouds will increase as the week ends. On Saturday, a steady period of rain is expected to occur across the central Gulf Coast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be a repeat of the pleasant weather so far for much... more »
  • Seasonable ahead of weekend rain Play Video

    January 24, 2018 6:19 AM

    Continued clear skies and seasonable temperatures are expected in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. We are monitoring the potential for a more significant rainmaker this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring more sunshine with high temperatures in the low 60s and northwest winds of 5mph.... more »
  • Same clothes suit the next several days Play Video

    January 23, 2018 6:56 AM

    Quiet and seasonable weather is ahead for the remainder of the week. High and low temperatures will be within 5 degrees of each other through the week, so no major wardrobe shifts will be necessary in the near term! Only by Friday will clouds increase with the slight chance for... more »
  • Cold front to bring rain then cooler temperatures Play Video

    January 22, 2018 6:39 AM

    A cold front will move through the area on Monday bringing morning showers and thunderstorms then seasonable temperatures for the remainder of the week. The next rain is not on tap until next weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Monday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms... more »
  • Rebounding from the wintry blast with a milder weekend Play Video

    January 19, 2018 6:34 AM

    Once thermometers climb above freezing Friday morning, they will not return for at least the next week. A mild weekend is ahead with only isolated showers possible until a cold front brings more organized rain and storms Sunday night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will warm significantly,... more »
  • Specific Ascension water customers under boil order

    January 18, 2018 6:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – A boil order was issued Thursday evening for certain customers of the Ascension Consolidated Utilities District 1 but receive water from Assumption Parish. A drop in water pressure in Assumption triggered the order. Water pressure dropped as a result of a large number of water line breaks... more »
  • School districts checking campuses Thursday, planning to announce plans for reopening soon Play Video

    January 18, 2018 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Area school districts checked buildings for possible issues related to the freeze. A few small issues were reported in various school districts related to ruptured pipes or water heaters. East Baton Rouge had a contractor going school-to-school. Ascension said it had crews, too, going to... more »
  • Starting the thaw, y'all Play Video

    January 18, 2018 7:13 AM

    Sunshine and 6-9 hours above 32 degrees should allow considerable thawing on Thursday. One more freeze is expected tonight before a milder weekend. A *WIND CHILL ADVISORY* is in place for the entire forecast area until 9am Thursday morning. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur in as little as 45... more »
  • We did the math: When COULD interstates re-open?

    January 17, 2018 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – If highway experts' methodology on what it takes to thaw the interstates holds true, major highways closed since Tuesday evening could reopen as early as Thursday afternoon. In a live interview on WBRZ News 2 at 6:30 Wednesday evening, highway chief Shawn Wilson said it typically... more »
  • Deputy shares picture of iced squad car in Livingston Parish

    January 17, 2018 8:52 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Sheriff's deputies patrolling overnight shared images of frozen highways and even icicle hanging from their squad cars. Temperatures dropped to one degree by Wednesday morning after the windchill was factored into the forecast. Even as the sun rose, most streets were dangerously iced or slick. ... more »
  • Brutal cold creates icy roads, more freezing temps expected Play Video

    January 17, 2018 5:42 AM

    Click HERE to watch the live weather update. Bitter cold will continue through Thursday. Fortunately, no further precipitation is expected until temperatures warm up this weekend. Stay home. Highways are closed, and major roads are ice covered. Driving is next to impossible and it will take you... more »
  • Frozen precip., rapidly falling temps may create slick spots later Tuesday Play Video

    January 16, 2018 7:18 AM

    WATCH: Click here for live weather update. A cold front will push southward through the Baton Rouge area and into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. As temperatures plummet, isolated, light rain showers will transition to snow and sleet. Bitter cold will follow. The forecast thinking... more »
  • Strawberry farmers try to save crop amidst freezing temperatures Play Video

    January 16, 2018 12:24 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Farmer Eric Morrow is hoping for the best as temperatures drop below freezing in the coming nights. "The plants will make it but the fruit may not if temperatures go down to 19 degrees as predicted," said Morrow. If the crop is lost, prices for Louisiana... more »
  • Single digit wind chills, frozen precip. prospects Play Video

    January 15, 2018 7:40 AM

    While the week will begin with slightly milder air, a major cold blast will bring temperatures rivaling that of early January for the middle of the week. There will be a brief window of opportunity for wintry precipitation, but due to the light and isolated nature of it, no impact... more »
  • Mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow takes aim at Deep South

    January 12, 2018 3:11 PM

    ATLANTA- Forecasters said a handful of counties in northwest Mississippi were under a winter storm warning - and sleet, snow and freezing rain were also possible in Louisiana and Alabama. In central Louisiana Friday morning, forecasters said parts of the state could get slick as rain was... more »
  • Back to the 4 P's, coldest Louisiana Marathon yet Play Video

    January 12, 2018 7:19 AM

    Cold and quiet weather is ahead. With a busy weekend of running in the Capital City, participants and guests of the Louisiana Marathon should plan to bundle up. In addition, Louisiana and Mississippi locals might once again make preparations for the four P’s. Have a warm place for people, pets... more »
  • Rain then back into the freezer Play Video

    January 11, 2018 7:08 AM

    After one more mild day and a shot of rain, freezing temperatures will return to the region for the upcoming weekend. A hard freeze is possible, especially north of I-12, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Beyond morning fog, skies will remain mostly cloudy... more »
  • Pipe unwrapping time after a weekend thaw Play Video

    January 5, 2018 6:47 AM

    After a seventh straight freeze on Saturday morning, southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi temperatures will begin to moderate. No additional major cold air outbreaks are seen in the 7-Day forecast. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This frigid week will conclude with another afternoon of with highs in the... more »
  • Frigid nights, clear afternoons leading into the weekend Play Video

    January 4, 2018 6:48 AM

    With nine, including Thursday morning, the Baton Rouge area has now registered more freezes so far this winter then all of last winter, which had seven. The latest freeze ever recorded at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge came on April 13, 1940. Freezing temperatures are also expected on Friday and... more »
  • No blanket to stop hard freeze Wednesday night Play Video

    January 3, 2018 7:05 AM

    Some snow flurries flew around the region overnight, but were isolated, did not stick and did not create any problems. Some very rare accumulating snow occurred along the Louisiana coast. Meanwhile, the bitter cold air mass will remain over the region through the end of the week. ... more »
  • Store shelves empty as cold snap continues Play Video

    January 2, 2018 11:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Space heaters and pipe covers were in short supply Tuesday at Goodwood Hardware and Outdoors off Jefferson Highway. "It kind of snuck up on us. We should have more tomorrow," said one store clerk. The last four heaters were sold out by lunch. Pipe insulation and... more »
  • Dangerous cold continues Play Video

    January 2, 2018 7:07 AM

    The second day of 2018 brings more incredibly cold temperatures and frigid wind chills due to a large arctic air mass that has fully established itself across the region. Much of the lower 48 has been in the grip of this arctic air mass for the past several days and... more »
  • Broken pipes and chilly nights in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 2, 2018 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Water leaked from underneath several houses near downtown Baton Rouge Monday. Freezing temperatures busted pipes, causing a wet and miserable maintenance problem for residents. "The ice froze up and busted the pipes," said a man working on South 17th Street house. "I've got to fix that,... more »
  • Rain and fog then a chill, what about that Christmas snow? Play Video

    December 21, 2017 7:41 PM

    Fog could be as thick as your Christmas gumbo until a cold front passes through the area on Saturday. A second cold front will quickly follow bringing chilly temperatures in time for the holiday. THE FORECAST: Through Saturday: Dense fog will be the main weather... more »
  • Christmas weekend weather forecast becoming clearer Play Video

    December 19, 2017 7:45 PM

    While still tricky, the general details for your weekend and Christmas forecast have become a bit clearer. Christmas is NOT expected to bring record warmth for a third straight year. A deep trough will dig into the United States bringing colder than average temperatures to much of the country. ... more »
  • Few showers today, pattern switch to wet and unsettled Play Video

    December 15, 2017 7:10 AM

    Fairly quiet weather will ensue before the pattern acts up on Sunday. A couple of rainy spells will be possible over the next 10 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A few showers will remain possible for the southern half of the forecast area, especially near the coast,... more »
  • Increased clouds now, increased rain chances this weekend Play Video

    December 14, 2017 7:00 AM

    Milder temperatures on Thursday will give way to another cool down on Friday. In two parts of the forecast, rain chances are increasing. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Increased cloudiness can be expected on what will otherwise be a quiet day. Temperatures will warm a bit more than... more »
  • Cool with passing clouds, then weekend rain chances Play Video

    December 13, 2017 6:58 AM

    After a frosty start, some temperature moderation is expected before another front and another reinforcing chill. We are keeping an eye on rain chances for late weekend and early next week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures will once again max out near 60 degrees. Skies will be... more »
  • Frosty temperatures, weekend showers and a look ahead Play Video

    December 12, 2017 6:35 AM

    A cold moving through the region today will send temperatures close to freezing again tonight. Yet another front is expected Friday morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be a little cooler than yesterday. While sunshine will remain, a shift in winds to the northwest behind a... more »
  • A couple of cold fronts moving through this week Play Video

    December 11, 2017 7:03 AM

    While fewer mornings with freezing conditions are expected this week, it will still be generally chilly through the next 7 days. Rain chances will be slim to nil. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 60s. Winds... more »
  • Springfield couple's weather pictures go viral Play Video

    December 10, 2017 7:27 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Those who call Louisiana home are used to the unpredictable weather. One day wearing shorts, the next day needing a winter coat. One man, James Verbois, captured the extremes from his patio perch. "Periodically you get bit in Louisiana," Verbois said. "Whether it be a hurricane or... more »

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