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  • Lake ice may trump record temps

    April 16, 2014 8:27 AM

    We look at thermometers and can instantly qualify the feeling of cold, warm or temperate. Wednesday Morning, a quick check of the numbers revealed record setting cold on the heels of a memorable winter in the Deep South. Baton Rouge bottomed out at 37° making it the coldest morning for... more »
  • Warmer but still cool

    April 16, 2014 5:34 AM

    A light, easterly wind will take over today allowing thermometers to quickly climb away from the 30s and into the middle 60s by afternoon. Though warmer than Tuesday, highs will still be about 10° below average. Sunshine and blue sky will be plentiful. A few clouds may start to mix... more »
  • A night for the books

    April 15, 2014 9:19 AM

    It only makes sense for this winter that Wednesday Morning may accomplish a wintry feat unmatched in Baton Rouge history. Enough that a record low will likely fall, one more big-chill could etch the 2013-2014 winter in history. On April 15, 2008 the morning low temperature in Baton Rouge... more »
  • Hundreds lose power during afternoon storms Play Video

    April 14, 2014 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Utility companies reported hundreds of people lost power as strong weather moved through southern Louisiana Monday afternoon and evening. Entergy reported more than 8,800 people in the state lost power, including 1,100 customers in East Baton Rouge Parish, more than 1,100 in St. Helena Parish, and... more »
  • Where do I go to avoid a tornado

    April 14, 2014 10:02 AM

    We're well into April now, statistically the most active month for tornadoes in the United States. Due to the ever evolving patterns in weather and climate, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center updates annual averages by utilizing data over the previous three years. April blows all other months off... more »
  • Damaging wind gusts, hail, heavy rain possible today

    April 14, 2014 8:38 AM

    Warm, sticky southerly winds of about 15mph are expected to persist into the afternoon. Thermometers will make the jaunt from a start in the 70s to the lower 80s. Mostly cloudy skies can be expected early with a few peeks of sunshine aiding the quick warm-up. Normally welcome, any glimpse... more »
  • Annual hurricane season forecast issued

    April 10, 2014 12:41 PM

    According to Dr. Phillip J. Klotzbach and Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University, the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is forecast to present below average tropical activity. Their outlook calls for 9 named storms and 3 hurricanes with one being considered major (category 3 strength or higher). These numbers... more »
  • Ending on a nice note

    April 10, 2014 11:22 AM

    Now three in a row, this afternoon will feature sunshine and warming temperatures. For the first time in two days, some clouds may begin to mix in with our sun. Winds will remain southerly at 5-10mph today but should not yet reintroduce much in the way of humidity. Tonight will... more »
  • A Blizznado?

    April 10, 2014 5:29 AM

    Weather enthusiasts thought their eyes were playing tricks on them. The webpage for the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota was displaying a red box inside of an orange box. That couldn't be... because that indicates a tornado warning during a blizzard warning. However, on Monday March 31,... more »
  • Slightly warmer repeat

    April 10, 2014 5:18 AM

    For the second day in a row, skies will feature all blue real estate and sunshine. Aided by a light southerly wind, thermometers will nose just a bit deeper into the 70s than Wednesday. The overnight hours will also be a touch warmer when compared to Wednesday. Despite mainly clear... more »
  • Model Mayhem

    April 9, 2014 10:01 AM

    You've likely heard meteorologists and weather forecasters reference the "models." What are these mystical characters in weather lure? Are they beautiful people with a keen knack for meteorology? Or are they some kind of futuristic atmosphere prognosticating robots? Unfortunately, they are closer to the latter. Weather forecast models are... more »
  • Stretch of dry weather begins

    April 9, 2014 5:44 AM

    Bountiful sunshine can be expected on account of a high pressure system centered in Eastern Texas. The clockwise surface wind flow around the high will result in light northerly winds which will serve to hold afternoon highs a bit below average in the lower 70s. Clear skies and light winds... more »
  • Disaster strikes home for third time Play Video

    April 8, 2014 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Angles Scales is no stranger to disaster, but she didn't think she'd have to face it again so soon after moving back into her home. Sunday night, a water oak crashed into her house, nearly crushing two girls she's hosting from France. The girls escaped without... more »
  • One more round of showers

    April 8, 2014 6:34 AM

    Clouds will be more widespread than sunshine today. Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected to develop over the mid-morning and afternoon hours. While showers and storms will likely remain below severe limits, a few could be on the strong side with some gusty winds and small hail-pea to marble... more »
  • Exhilarated, Louisiana awaits annual hurricane prediction

    April 3, 2014 12:30 PM

    As we turn the calendar to April and enjoy warmer spring temperatures, weather enthusiasts and forecasters know that the Atlantic Tropical Cyclone season is just 60 days away. However, for those not fully engrossed in watching the tropics, you may wonder where they've been. Though the number of named... more »
  • Warmth to storms

    April 3, 2014 5:28 AM

    The warmest and most humid day of the week lies ahead with highs in the mid 80s and a continued humid southerly breeze of 10-15mph. Like Tuesday and Wednesday, while some peeks of sun are possible, the trend will be for skies to grow increasingly cloudy through the day. As... more »
  • Marching away from a wild month

    April 2, 2014 10:43 AM

    March was colder and drier than usual. While that's the quick summary, a closer look back reveals a March with many abnormalities. The wildest days may have come just after the calendar switch. March 1st and 2nd were both spent well above average. The weekend prior to Fat Tuesday... more »
  • Warmer, more humid

    April 2, 2014 5:34 AM

    Like Tuesday, morning fog and low clouds will give way to an afternoon sky of mixed clouds and sun. Temperatures and humidity will continue their gradual increase with highs in the lower 80s and dew points entering an uncomfortable range in the mid 60s. Southerly winds of about 10mph will... more »
  • Marching through a record-breaking rainfall in Seattle

    April 1, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As reported in the media, there's no question that rainfall totals in the month of March for western Washington were high. Many locations throughout the state flirted with record rainfall, if not completely shattering prior records. This is what helped initiate the terrible mudslide in the town... more »
  • High waters marked

    April 1, 2014 10:53 AM

    Homes evacuated, residents rescued, cars stranded-images often associated with flooding. In some ways, that hit close to home last Friday. Torrential rains of 6-8" fell Thursday Night leaving a gush of flood water through parts of Wilkinson and Amite Counties by Friday Morning. Once flood waters recede, images are... more »
  • Welcome to April

    April 1, 2014 5:34 AM

    Tuesday will warm a few degrees higher than Monday. Added low level moisture seen as patchy fog during the morning hours will mix out as thermometers climb through the 60s thanks to the sun's warming from above. However, the moisture content will remain and we'll notice a bit of humidity... more »
  • D.I.Y. Tornado Tracker

    March 31, 2014 11:23 AM

    On Thursday, wbrz.com/weather reported on the Month of March pacing out to be an historically slow month for tornadoes. Still true, the final tally for the month will place March 2014 in the top 10 in terms of least number of tornadoes. As of March 26, there had only been... more »
  • Warmer, still dry

    March 31, 2014 5:45 AM

    Another picturesque day is expected in the Capital City. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate once again with an even warmer afternoon than either of the weekend days. Thermometers will get into the upper 70s with some southern locations giving 80° a scare. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. Those... more »
  • LSU Baseball DH pushed back to 3pm

    March 29, 2014 10:44 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. - The doubleheader between LSU and Florida has been pushed back to 4 pm eastern (3 pm central) due to weather, according to the Florida Gators website. The teams are scheduled to play two nine-inning contests today at McKethan Stadium. The second game will begin approximately... more »
  • Severe Storms Potential

    March 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    A second round of showers and thunderstorms is expected to roll across Louisiana on Friday Night. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight the area for an increased risk of severe weather. The primary threats from the strongest storms will be large hail, damaging winds and heavy... more »
  • Muggy and stormy

    March 28, 2014 6:16 AM

    Today & Tonight: Round one of showers and storms, that occurred overnight, will settle down through the morning. While skies will remain mostly cloudy, a few peeks of sun, a muggy beginning to the day and a moisture-laden air mass will allow thermometers to jump into the upper 70s and... more »
  • Twisters left out in the cold

    March 27, 2014 9:45 AM

    A chilly, snowy winter in the east hasn't been all bad news. On the weather front, a pattern of biting cold and flying flakes has kept the opposite end of the spectrum quiet. Fortunately, severe weather reports have been down this month, and the tornado tally reflects that. With... more »
  • Rounds of Storms

    March 27, 2014 6:05 AM

    While a few breaks of sun may occur, skies will feature more clouds for much of the day. High temperatures will finally return to average, in the lower 70s, as southerly winds will transport milder air and moisture into the region. Speaking of those winds, once again they will be... more »
  • Cold exiting, clouds returning

    March 26, 2014 5:36 AM

    Though winds will become southerly, incoming clouds working with the cold start to our Wednesday may actually keep thermometers cooler than Tuesday. Look for a high temperature in the lower to middle 60s with skies becoming overcast. The breezes that whipped around some of that pesky pollen on Tuesday have... more »
  • Drones going in-depth for weather forecasters

    March 25, 2014 10:27 AM

    In today's world of weather forecasting, observations and computer models allow meteorologists to provide reasonably accurate weather predictions seven to ten days in advance. Beyond that, climate history along with global wind and water circulations allow for general outlooks that verify at a statistically significant rate. Numerical computer models... more »
  • Cool & Breezy

    March 25, 2014 5:29 AM

    Skies will become go blue during the daytime hours. A weak cold front passing by will increase winds to about 15mph this afternoon and may have a few high clouds. Unlike last week, this week's stretch of sun won't be able to overcome cooling northeasterly winds. The result will be... more »
  • Lightning prone Sportsman's Paradise may benefit from new research

    March 24, 2014 10:59 AM

    The Earth System Science Center as the University of Alabama in Huntsville is using data from weather satellite, Doppler radar and numerical forecast models in an attempt to identify which thunderstorms are most likely to produce lightning. According to Philip Gentry of phys.org , the goal is expanded to forecasting... more »
  • Lingering showers

    March 24, 2014 5:53 AM

    Skies will be overcast at times with a few peeks of sun at others, averaging out to a mostly cloudy day. Lingering showers will be relegated primarily to coastal locations south of Baton Rouge, although a spotty shower can't be ruled anywhere. Batches of thicker clouds will pass through the... more »
  • First full day of spring

    March 21, 2014 6:34 AM

    Use CAUTION if you're traveling Early Friday for locations along and south of I-10. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in place until 9am. The troublesome spots have been near the river along with Gonzales and New Orleans. The National Weather Service has received reports of less than 1/8 mile... more »
  • Winter blast on the bayou

    March 20, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twice the average number of freezes, four wintry precipitation events and a top ten coldest month headline winter 2013-2014 in Southern Louisiana. Still unrelenting for some, and as southerners welcome spring with spring-like weather, the WBRZ Weather Center looks back on an undoubtedly harsh winter in... more »
  • Weak cold front today

    March 19, 2014 5:30 AM

    Expect passing clouds beneath the weak cold front that will drop through our area. Daylong cloud cover is not expected and times of sunshine can be anticipated. Anytime a front moves through, rain can't be entirely ruled out but with very little moisture, no more than a sprinkle or light... more »
  • Trendsetting

    March 18, 2014 6:09 AM

    Spring begins Thursday at 11:57am. But locally, spring-like weather should be in full swing well before that! The same stubborn cloud deck that held temperatures in the 40s on Monday, has persisted into Tuesday Morning. Satellite analysis shows the western edge of the deck eroding across our viewing area.... more »
  • Rainy Tuesday

    March 11, 2014 5:38 AM

    With low pressure chugging out of the Gulf of Mexico and across Southeastern Louisiana, we can expect a pretty good batch of showers today. Rain will fall steadiest and heaviest in the middle of the day. Since the storm is too our south, leaving us on the cooler, northern side... more »
  • El Nino possible this year Play Video

    March 7, 2014 12:20 PM

    The notorious and often misunderstood climate controlling ocean current, El Niño, is poised for a return this summer. Such an event could have major implications on Louisiana weather and the Atlantic Hurricane Season. El Niño is the positive phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (La Nina is the... more »
  • Scattered Showers

    March 6, 2014 5:44 AM

    An upper level trough is swinging through the area and triggering scattered rain showers. This, plus ongoing cloud cover will make for a fairly dreary day. Rain activity will start to break apart during the afternoon, but skies should be slow to clear. Given the obstructed skies and a northerly... more »
  • Rain returns

    March 5, 2014 6:17 AM

    Though a day later than many would like, alas our weather is trending quieter. The surface low pressure system responsible for the wintry Mardi Gras is positioned off to our south in the Gulf of Mexico and is slowly lifting northeastward. Most of the precipitation with this system has fallen... more »
  • Winter Weather Advisory

    March 4, 2014 6:19 AM

    The freezing line has risen north of Baton Rouge and steady rain falling across the area is beginning to cease freezing on contact. As of 1pm, areas on a line from New Roads northeast to McComb and points north of that line remained at 32° with freezing rain occuring. Through... more »
  • Cold air returns

    March 3, 2014 7:24 AM

    A potent cold front has chopped through the state of Louisiana creating 20° temperature falls in 2-3 hour spans. Baton Rouge has gone from weekend afternoons spent in the upper 70s to a struggle to return thermometers to 50° today. Fortunately, along with the warmth the front is also sweeping... more »
  • Freezing start, sunny finish

    February 27, 2014 5:58 AM

    After our 30th freezing start in Baton Rouge this winter, sunshine is fully back in our forecast for the first time since Friday. Look for wall to wall blue skies today with northeasterly winds holding temperatures in the middle 50s. If you're keeping score, that is about 10-15 degrees below... more »
  • Soggy and raw

    February 26, 2014 6:29 AM

    Rain will continue for much of the area today. By the time we're finished with the wet stuff, an additional 1-2" will have fallen across much of Southern Louisiana. While the morning hours will see steady rains taper to scattered showers, overcast skies and a persistent north wind will make... more »
  • Flood Warnings continue

    February 24, 2014 6:07 AM

    Several flood warnings remain in place around Southern Louisiana. The Amite River at Denham Springs which has a flood stage of 29.0' crested at 30.2' and is expected to drop below flood stage late Monday. The Amite River at Bayou Manchac stood at 8.9' as of 9am Monday... more »
  • Much more seasonable

    February 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    Our skies will become mainly sunny this afternoon and we'll notice a big drop off in humidity and warmth. Though not chilly, we'll be back to seasonable readings with highs topping out in the middle 60s. Northerly winds will slow further warming. Therefore pleasant weather can be expected for the... more »
  • Unseasonably warm and humid

    February 19, 2014 6:39 AM

    Once the latest round of fog fades away, a little more blue sky than previous days should be revealed. With added radiation from the sun, thermometers will take a run at 80°. It may feel a little more like April than February out there as well because dew points will... more »
  • Still warm

    February 18, 2014 5:44 AM

    Dense morning fog is expected to clear off only revealing more cloud cover above. Despite the clouds, continued southerly winds will help thermometers once again push into the middle 70s. There will be holes in the clouds at times allowing a warm sunshine to make it through to the ground.... more »
  • Warm but not much sun

    February 17, 2014 6:34 AM

    The first few days this week will resemble the weather you experienced on Sunday. A low pressure system and associated fronts are positioned to our northwest. Ahead of this storm system, the southerly pump of milder, muggier air is providing enough low level moisture to maintain a cloud deck and... more »
  • Nasty weather creates dramatic Tuesday night in La.

    February 11, 2014 9:18 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for areas northwest of Baton Rouge, including Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County in Mississippi. Into Tuesday night, thunderstorms moved across the region as temperatures dipped into the thirties. The rain is... more »
  • More rain to come

    February 11, 2014 5:34 AM

    Expect off and on rain showers to continue and morning temperatures in the lower 40s will not budge much. Radar and model trends do indicate that once the patch of heavy rain exits east during the morning hours, we'll have a quieter period through the middle of the day before... more »
  • La. braces for another winter wallop

    February 10, 2014 10:58 PM

    MONROE- Louisiana is under a state of emergency as parishes in the northern area of the state deal with another round of severe winter weather. The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow... more »
  • Rainy stretch starts today

    February 10, 2014 5:47 AM

    The week will begin with a rather gray look. As you might expect, the arrival of clouds will also lead to scattered rain showers. Several batches are set to pass through the region this week, and the first bouts of rain will cross Southern Louisiana today. As our area begins... more »
  • Less than 100,000 in Pa. remain without power

    February 8, 2014 10:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of Pennsylvanians are returning home as power is restored after an ice storm that downed trees and electrical lines. Less than 100,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland remain without power Saturday evening. The majority of them are in the Philadelphia area. The utility PECO is reporting about... more »
  • Sun yielding to showers

    February 7, 2014 5:29 AM

    After a very cold start, beginning the morning below freezing, some early sunshine will allow temperatures to warm some 10° higher than yesterday. Although upper 40s - lower 50s are still about 15° below average, it's a step in the right direction. High pressure settled into the Midwest will keep... more »
  • Potholes riddle wet, frozen streets Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After weeks of wet, freezing weather, the roads in the Capital City have taken a beating. Frozen rain expands in the small cracks in the asphalt, creating larger fissures that can turn into potholes. The Department of Public Works typically has two crews filling potholes around... more »
  • Cold and raw

    February 6, 2014 5:46 AM

    A very tricky weather situation lies ahead today, particularly early. An upper level disturbance will quickly pass over the region today. This system is expected to conjure up enough moisture to produce some scattered pockets of precipitation today. Meanwhile, cloud cover and north-northeast winds are reinforcing cold air on an... more »
  • College students to attend class on Saturdays

    February 5, 2014 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU has told students canceled classes due to winter storms in January will be made-up on Saturdays. It allows "other dates in the semester to stay as planned, such as Spring Break, final exams, graduation and Spring Intersession," the school wrote in a memo Wednesday. On... more »
  • Thirty minutes added to school time because of missed days

    February 5, 2014 1:17 PM

    CLINTON- Students attending public schools in East Feliciana will stay in school longer to make up days missed from a winter storm in January. Students will attend school on February 28 and March 5th. Also, school hours will be extended by 30 minutes for 37 school days. Schools... more »
  • Improvements after a soaker

    February 5, 2014 6:32 AM

    Wacky behavior from our weather yesterday as heavy rains put a damper on the evening commute. The heaviest pocket of rain seemed to be centered on the northeast end of Baton Rouge. National Weather Service Mesonet observations displayed the highest amounts in Millersville and Baker with just under 2" during... more »
  • Changing weather continues

    February 4, 2014 5:37 AM

    A warm front has pushed through the area resulting in morning fog, rising temperatures, returning humidity, clouds and scattered rain showers for us. With extended breaks in the precipitation, our thermometers will once again have a chance to eclipse the 70° mark today, however most should remain in the upper... more »
  • Less rain and humidity

    February 3, 2014 6:48 AM

    A cold front has moved through the area and as a result we are finally seeing rain showers wrapping up after 24 hours of an active radar that began lighting up on Sunday Morning. Still, some cloud cover is lingering behind this front, and will be slow to break. Temperatures... more »
  • Warming trend continues

    January 31, 2014 6:15 AM

    High pressure roughly centered over the Georgia/South Carolina line is allowing our winds to remain southerly. Look for the highs to eclipse the 60° mark and even our average high for this time of the year during the afternoon hours. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny as some cooler... more »
  • Cold brings bittersweet news about strawberry harvest

    January 30, 2014 10:31 PM

    PONCHATOULA- The deep freeze was a double-edged sword for strawberry farmers. Eric Moreau said two spells of unusual frozen weather killed a lot of blooms but some fruit survived. "The weather whacked them pretty good," he said but is encouraged about future forecast models. He anticipates a traditional... more »
  • De-icing

    January 30, 2014 6:29 AM

    Despite a VERY cold start to the day, we'll finally get some appreciable warming this afternoon. A high pressure system to our northeast and the subsequent clockwise surface flow around this system will allow our winds to become a bit southeasterly today. The response from thermometers to these winds will... more »
  • Crews will fight ice on roads overnight yet again Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Crews will be spending another night out, de-icing priority highways as temperatures spend hours below freezing. Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, highway leaders will be monitoring weather conditions and road surfaces for problems. There could be closures, the state said late Wednesday. Before sunrise, temperatures... more »
  • Players prep for cold Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. - So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even... more »
  • Hall of Fame moves induction ceremony to Thursday

    January 29, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather-related road conditions have prompted the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to postpone its Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1cuP9FS ) the event, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza. Former... more »
  • Sunlight Wednesday doesn't mean safe roads Play Video

    January 28, 2014 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ storm team warned people Tuesday that dangerous winter conditions are not over. While sleet, ice, or snow subsided in the evening, cold temperatures mean roads will not thaw out by Wednesday morning. Expect it to be bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into... more »
  • The deep freeze

    January 28, 2014 7:18 PM

    While the storm has passed, very cold temperatures mean the icy hazards will be slow to diminish. Wednesday will be just bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into the single digits as winds gust. After starting the day off with near record low readings in the upper teens... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish Play Video

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • Weights and comfort food for the snow day Play Video

    January 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Working out and buying comfort food was at the top of many people's list for Tuesday's snow day. Monday night's empty grocery store shelves were restocked the next morning. Many places were closed but lots of shoppers grabbed comfort food items at Calvin's Grocery Store. ... more »
  • Forecast for Super Bowl nothing out of ordinary

    January 27, 2014 11:11 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi says the forecast for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high... more »
  • Overnight and Tuesday morning: what to expect

    January 27, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A winter storm warning will be activated at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning since forecasters predict sleet, ice, icing and possible snow accumulations. The low temperature Tuesday will be 29 degrees; the high 32. Liquid precipitation will likely freeze and remain frozen through the afternoon and into... more »
  • Shoppers clear shelves, prepare for storm Play Video

    January 27, 2014 10:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As meteorologists and forecasters were warning people about a winter storm that could leave as much as a quarter of an inch of ice blanketing the area, people were storming stores to gather essentials for days of being stuck inside. As if it were a hurricane,... more »
  • CATS buses will not run Tuesday

    January 27, 2014 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public transit will not run Tuesday, in anticipation of iced roads and unusual winter precipitation in the Baton Rouge area. Capital Area Transit System sent a message out through social media and its website alerting riders that buses will not run on January 28. "Due to expected... more »
  • Winter Storm Watch

    January 26, 2014 8:16 PM

    A WINTER STORM WATCH is has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Assumption and St. Mary Parishes along with Wilkinson, Amite and Pike Counties.... more »
  • Thousands find alternate way across Mississippi River Play Video

    January 24, 2014 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The icy conditions closed many roads and bridges Friday. Drivers waited in line for hours cross the 190 bridge after the Mississippi River bridge closed completely. The only sure way to get across the river is the Plaquemine Ferry. Even then, it's a long wait. ... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish battles icy roads Play Video

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes. Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
  • 200 accidents, 2 weather-related deaths in La.

    January 24, 2014 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At least two people have been killed and one person critically injured in weather-related traffic accidents along icy Interstate 10 in southern Louisiana, where state police say they have worked more than 200 accidents in the frigid weather. State police Capt. Doug Cain urged people to stay... more »
  • State offices closed in 32 parishes

    January 23, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, state government offices in 20 Louisiana parishes will be shut down Friday, January 24. Nichols said the offices are closed due to dangerous driving conditions and scattered power outages. Weather forecasts in the area predict a mix of rain... more »
  • SU employees should still report, other schools closed

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM

    UNDATED- The threat of potential winter weather in south Louisiana has caused schools across the region. Here is a list of all schools that will be closed on Friday: * St. James - Announce mid-morning they would close immediately because of declining weather conditions * Alfred G.... more »

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