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  • Staying warm, getting wetter

    January 16, 2017 6:50 AM

    Unseasonable warmth will continue this week with increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Skies will remain mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible today. Highs will be in the mid 70sd with south, southeast winds of 10-15mph. Overnight will be mostly cloudy with patchy... more »
  • A nice April weekend ahead

    January 13, 2017 7:09 AM

    Several record high temperatures fell on Thursday. New benchmarks were set in Baton Rouge (82°), New Roads (82°) and McComb (80°). So, One thing you can lock in with this weather forecast – it will feel nothing like January in the Baton Rouge area! THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Here we go again, record highs in danger

    January 12, 2017 6:37 AM

    Well above average temperatures will headline the weather story through Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Beyond morning fog, a partly sunny afternoon is ahead with high temperatures pegged for the upper 70s. Especially where there is ample sunshine, the 1989 record of 80 degrees is certainly in... more »
  • Some may snag a shower today

    January 11, 2017 6:59 AM

    Above average temperatures will persist through the week with only slim shower chances. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring as good a chance as any this week of a rain shower. Mostly cloudy skies will continue with a few blips on radar possible into the afternoon... more »
  • Breezy with clouds moving through

    January 10, 2017 6:56 AM

    By tonight, heaters get a break and air conditioning goes back into service! THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Temperatures return to well above average readings this afternoon. Even with a mostly cloudy sky, highs in the low 70s are anticipated. Winds will be breezy--southerly at 10-15mph with occassional... more »
  • Plumbers busy repairing pipes following freezing temperatures Play Video

    January 9, 2017 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The recent severe cold weather translated into overtime for plumbers trying to repair damaged pipes. One plumber, Joseph Pickens, said that the company he works with, Tiger Plumbing, received several calls about broken pipes following the freezing temperatures. The company received so many calls, in fact,... more »
  • Warming away from a frigid weekend

    January 9, 2017 7:03 AM

    The weather is getting back to normal today with more typical January temperatures in Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Look for near normal temperatures today with highs in the low 60s and mostly sunny skies. Overnight will be mostly clear with lows near 50. Up... more »
  • Flood survivors battle freezing temperatures in harsh conditions

    January 8, 2017 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Jeffrey Turner is living in his flood damaged trailer home near Denham Springs. There’s mold on the walls, no working bathroom and the pipes froze this weekend. To keep warm, Turner must confine himself to one small room, the only part of the trailer that has... more »
  • Pope: Help those living on street in cold and indifference

    January 8, 2017 12:47 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is drawing attention to homeless people suffering from both freezing cold and indifference during Europe's frigid weather. In Italy alone, eight deaths were blamed on the cold, including a man who died in the basement of an unused building in Milan, and another on a... more »
  • Coffee shops stay busy during severe cold weather Play Video

    January 7, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following the severe cold weather in the area, residents found refuge in their local coffee shops. Although Friday was windy, cold and rainy, Saturday turned out to be warm and steamy for those at Magpie Cafe looking for their hot cup of joe. Crowds showed... more »
  • Drivers experienced setbacks due to Audubon Bridge closure Play Video

    January 7, 2017 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – The John James Audubon Bridge closed on Friday due to the severe weather in the area and reopened Saturday afternoon. However, while the bridge was closed, drivers experienced some setbacks. Barricades blocked the intersection of Highway 61 and LA-10 leading to the bridge between St. Francisville... more »
  • Storm paralyzes travel in parts of Mississippi

    January 7, 2017 11:39 AM

    JACKSON - Traffic is barely crawling across parts of central Mississippi on Saturday morning, with 18-wheel trucks pulled over on the shoulders of icy highways in spots. Jackson's city streets were supposed to be filled with runners Saturday, but organizers canceled the annual Mississippi Blues Marathon, citing weather and travel... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • DOTD cautions Baton Rouge drivers of slick roads overnight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD officials are warning drivers possible icy conditions could leave the roads dangerous for drivers. Crews are prepared with salt to keep the roads from freezing overnight. There are many staging areas across the state, including by the Mississippi River Bridge. Workers say they hope to keep... more »
  • Frozen roadways worry Mississippi residents Play Video

    January 6, 2017 10:03 PM

    WOODVILLE, Miss. - As winter storm warnings stay in effect, Mississippi counties are bracing for more ice and cold overnight. Throughout the day Friday, parts of Mississippi experienced rain, sleet, and some snow. What's left behind could cause a mess on the roads. "My buddy passed a car and then... more »
  • Ice greets many Saturday morning in backyards; See cold weather pictures

    January 6, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Do you have winter weather photos or videos? We would like to see them! Email them to news@wbrz.com or Tweet at us on Twitter at @WBRZ . We will add them to this image gallery and maybe even put them on air. ... more »
  • Mayor Broome urges residents to stay off roads during icy weather Play Video

    January 6, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is urging all resident to stay off the road as winter weather passes over the Baton Rouge area. “Anyone who must drive is urged to use extreme caution,” Broome said during a new conference Friday afternoon. The Mayor’s Office of Homeland... more »
  • BREC recreational facilities will close at 6 p.m. due to weather

    January 6, 2017 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All BREC recreational facilities will close at 6 p.m. Friday due the threat of dangerous road conditions. BREC says it will also delay opening times for the facilities until 10 a.m. Saturday for the safety of its employees and visitors. According to a statement, all... more »
  • FedEx: Storm causes big problems at Memphis hub

    January 6, 2017 12:15 PM

    ATLANTA - Shipping giant FedEx says delays are possible for packages being delivered across the country Friday due to winter weather that has swept through its home base in Memphis, Tennessee. The company posted a statement on its website saying FedEx Express experienced "substantial disruptions" at its Memphis hub overnight... more »
  • State and City-Parish offices closing Friday at noon

    January 6, 2017 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All City-Parish Government Offices will be closed starting Friday at noon, according to an advisory from the mayor's Communications Office. According to a statement from Mayor Broome, offices will be closed because of the threat of severe winter weather in East Baton Rouge Parish. Commissioner... more »
  • UPDATE: dangerous travel possible tonight Play Video

    January 6, 2017 7:50 AM

    With rain in around Baton Rouge, frozen precipitation north of the city and freezing temperatures expected tonight -- icy roads and bridges will be a concern tonight. See an updated forecast, detailed timing for your parish or county and how to prepare for the wintry weather in our full breakdown... more »
  • Drivers prepare for winter weather conditions across state Play Video

    January 5, 2017 11:47 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Residents in four parishes and two Mississippi counties are preparing for freezing conditions while under a winter weather advisory. In East and West Feliciana Parishes, road crews are getting ready for wet roads and freezing temperatures. Black ice could be a big problem for drivers. "Can you... more »
  • Full list of school closures ahead of winter weather

    January 5, 2017 5:37 PM

    WEST FELICIANA PARISH – Public schools in St. Helena and East and West Feliciana parishes will dismiss students early Friday due to the upcoming cold weather. School officials in St. Helena Parish say schools will close at 2 p.m. to avoid the cold weather threat and ensure students'... more »
  • Cold and rain return, may mix with sleet before ending

    January 5, 2017 7:27 AM

    The weather will turn around quickly on Thursday as clouds build and showers arrive later in the afternoon. Nasty weather is in store for Friday with rain showers, falling temperatures and perhaps a bit of sleet mixing in before the precipitation wraps up. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight:... more »
  • Surveyors count 8 tornadoes from Monday storms in Louisiana

    January 4, 2017 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service counts at least eight tornadoes that hit Louisiana Monday. Survey teams conclude twisters damaged parts of Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Rapides and Tangipahoa parishes. The most powerful storm, rated EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, hit south of Ragley in Beauregard Parish, with top... more »
  • Continued chance for wintry mix Friday Evening

    January 4, 2017 12:19 PM

    Though still not a certainty, the possibility of frozen precipitation has increased for parts of the WBRZ Weather forecast area. Rain could mix with sleet in and around Baton Rouge, but a full transition to frozen precipitation could briefly occur for locations north of I-12. As clouds and pockets of... more »
  • Governor's office urging residents to brace for wintry weather conditions

    January 4, 2017 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is urging residents to prepare for the coldest weather of the winter season that is expected in the state later this week. The National Weather Service says that winter rain will impact parts of the state starting Friday.... more »
  • Trending colder, rain returns tomorrow night

    January 4, 2017 7:11 AM

    As colder air spills into the region, another storm system organizes to bring rain (and possibly more) to the area Thursday Night into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Wednesday will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies with much cooler temperatures. Northerly winds will mean that morning... more »
  • Like it mild? Enjoy today

    January 3, 2017 6:58 AM

    The area will go from mild temperatures to a more wintry feel over the next 36 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s. Skies stay mostly clear overnight with lows near 50. Up Next: The area will... more »
  • Tornado threat shifts east across South

    January 2, 2017 8:34 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Severe weather is exiting Louisiana in time for the Sugar Bowl game Monday night between Auburn University and the University of Oklahoma, but thunderstorms and some tornadoes remain a threat in southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and northwest Florida. Those areas remain under a tornado watch until late... more »
  • Severe weather causes damage, outages across several parishes

    January 2, 2017 2:52 PM

    Severe weather on Monday afternoon caused several power outages and damage across multiple parishes. Entergy reported outages affecting about 3,262 in Pointe Coupee Parish and reported about 1,781 residents without power in East Feliciana. Additionally, about 613 residents were reported without power in West Feliciana Parish. Outages were reported... more »
  • Judge orders state to keep 3 death row inmates cool

    December 22, 2016 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ordered prison officials to continue using new measures for controlling dangerous heat levels for three medically vulnerable inmates on Louisiana's death row. He stopped short of requiring the installation of air conditioning - saying the low-tech remedies officials experimented with last summer... more »
  • Naughty or nice, warm temps twice for the Christmas Weekend

    December 22, 2016 6:46 AM

    A warming trend is expected through the Christmas Weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: You might expect a few light showers during the morning hours as a weak cold front slides through the region. By afternoon, clouds will linger with just a few breaks of sunshine and high... more »
  • Strong front brings storm threat, much colder temps Play Video

    December 16, 2016 7:05 AM

    After a mild Saturday, there will be an overnight threat for damaging wind gusts followed by a 30 – 35 degree drop in temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: On Friday, a warm front will lift through the region bringing milder air and increasing clouds. Expect a high... more »
  • Watching a strong cold front for the weekend

    December 15, 2016 6:48 AM

    The area will be chilly through Friday Morning before a warm front lifts through the area. After an unseasonably mild Saturday, a jarring cold front will bring wintry temperatures by the end of Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will find highs in the mid 50s beneath... more »
  • Set to surpass a record rainy year

    December 14, 2016 7:03 AM

    With just over an inch of rain on Tuesday, the area only needs an additional 1.44 inches of rain to officially make 2016 the wettest year on record* at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. A significant cold front will contribute to that push this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and... more »
  • Home flooded in August struck by lightning and burned Tuesday Play Video

    December 13, 2016 6:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – A family working to rebuild their life now has another disaster to deal with after their home was struck by lightning and caught on fire Tuesday. Firefighters had to do CPR on one of the family's dogs. The pet survived. Fire crews were dispatched to... more »
  • Scattered storms to dampen Tuesday commute

    December 13, 2016 6:58 AM

    Another day of showers and thunderstorms is ahead before cooler air begins to arrive midweek. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be more unsettled than Monday with scattered showers and thunderstorms bringing a soak to most of the forecast area. Though a daylong washout is not expected,... more »
  • Showery first half of the week

    December 12, 2016 6:59 AM

    A South Louisiana winter weather staple… thermostats have switched from heat to air conditioning in just 24 hours. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Milder air is in place as a weak cold front has stalled in the region. Highs will make it into the mid 70s. Expect mainly... more »
  • Low wind chills Friday, below freezing Saturday Morning

    December 9, 2016 6:40 AM

    The chill is on. A long duration freeze is expected Friday Night into Saturday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine, Friday will be quite cold with highs failing to leave the upper 40s. Continued northeast winds of 5-10mph will produce wind chills or “feels like” temperatures... more »
  • Man living in tent since flood braces for cold weather Play Video

    December 8, 2016 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man has been living in a tent since the August flood. Rodney Guillory virtually lost everything. "It's hard but I'm managing it," Guillory said. With the cold weather approaching, living in a tent has not made Rodney Guillory's living situation any easier. "It gets... more »
  • Freezing temperatures possible next two mornings

    December 8, 2016 6:59 AM

    Much colder air will move into Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi through the day, leaving thermometers near freezing by Friday Morning. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will seem quite wintry. With morning cloud cover and spotty showers, temperatures will stay close to 50 degrees. An increasing north,... more »
  • Decem-brr on the way

    December 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Dig deep into the closet, grab the warmest layers you own -- they'll be needed Thursday to Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect a partly sunny day to unfold with high temperatures climbing to the upper 60s this afternoon. Rain showers will arrive overnight just ahead of... more »
  • Small tornado caused damage in Ascension Monday

    December 6, 2016 6:52 PM

    GONZALES - A small tornado was responsible for damage in Ascension Parish during some severe weather Monday. An EF1 knocked down trees and power lines along a 3.5 mile path, the National Weather Service revealed Tuesday. The path and damage were confirmed after a team from the NWS toured... more »
  • Communities impacted by March flooding may receive lost revenue assistance loans

    December 6, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Local governments that were impacted by severe weather in the spring may now be eligible for federal loans if they have revenue shortfalls. FEMA's Community Disaster Loan Program may provide loans of up to $5 million to eligible applicants who lost more than five percent of... more »
  • Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

    December 1, 2016 8:54 AM

    BIRMINGHAM - The National Weather Service confirms that at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing five people in two states. At least a dozen more people were injured early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of... more »
  • Tricky forecast for an unsettled weekend

    December 1, 2016 7:21 AM

    Enjoy some sunshine over the next two days because, for the first time in a while, the Baton Rouge area faces a wet weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Despite sunshine throughout Thursday, light northerly winds will keep high temperatures a bit below average in the mid 60s.... more »
  • Storms exit, cooler and drier air arrive

    November 30, 2016 7:50 AM

    The local area dodged a big severe weather threat. The potential panned out just north of the WBRZ Weather forecast area with a swath of damage reports from Central Louisiana through Mississippi to North Alabama. The Storm Prediction Center filed 26 tornado reports yesterday afternoon and evening. ... more »
  • One down, one to go: higher severe weather threat tonight

    November 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    The first threat for severe weather, fortunately, did not materialize on Monday Evening. The Baton Rouge area will once again have conditions favorable for strong thunderstorms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Stay in touch with the forecast and have access to alerts while you are asleep tonight via the WBRZ WX... more »
  • East Feliciana schools to dismiss early due to severe weather approaching

    November 28, 2016 12:58 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – School officials have announced that East Feliciana parish schools will be dismissed earlier today due to severe weather approaching. Officials say that schools will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. instead of 3:15 p.m. There are currently two severe weather threats . The first first is expected for Monday... more »
  • Two severe weather threats: today, tomorrow night

    November 28, 2016 7:13 AM

    A dynamic storm system will bring two threats for severe weather this week—today and tomorrow night. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: With highs returning to the upper 70s, expect increasing clouds today with a line of showers and thunderstorms pushing in later this afternoon. A few storms could... more »
  • Quiet weather for Black Friday, Bayou Classic

    November 25, 2016 7:03 AM

    With a light jacket and sunglasses, you’re ready for a nice final weekend of November. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Whether shopping, enjoying the outdoors or getting back to work, Friday will be welcomed by pleasant conditions. Sunshine and a few passing clouds are expected up top with... more »
  • Feasting on sun through the weekend

    November 24, 2016 7:24 AM

    A four day stretch of pleasant weather is kicked off on this Thanksgiving. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Thanksgiving will be sunny and seasonably mild with a high temperatures in the mid 70s—just about 5 degrees above average. Winds will be light and northerly. For LSU Football... more »
  • Cold front brings showers to some holiday travelers

    November 23, 2016 7:11 AM

    Though a few showers are possible, major delays are not anticipated for the Thanksgiving travelers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will bring mostly cloudy skies and a couple of showers to the area with perhaps an imbedded thunderstorm. A line of showers will be... more »
  • Trending warmer, turkey travel update

    November 22, 2016 7:06 AM

    Expect milder temperatures before some showers arrive for the busiest travel day of the year. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be warmer with high temperatures getting into the mid 70s and light southeast winds. Sunshine early will give way to a few clouds in the afternoon... more »
  • Quiet start, showers for travel day?

    November 21, 2016 7:39 AM

    After a very cold start to the week, and the first freeze in some locations, a quick warm-up is expected. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be sunny and cool with highs in the upper 60s. Overnight will end up warmer than this morning with clear skies... more »
  • Mild prior to a fall chill

    November 16, 2016 7:29 AM

    After three mild afternoons, the Baton Rouge area will get a fall jolt of cold air in time for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: All sunny skies are anticipated for Wednesday. High temperatures will make it into the upper 70s with light winds. Overnight will be... more »
  • Seasonable despite a passing cold front

    November 15, 2016 7:06 AM

    Today’s cold front will be tough to notice, but a second system this weekend will certainly get our attention. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A weak cold front will cross the area today with little more than some passing cloud cover. A spotty, light shower isn’t impossible, but... more »
  • Still dry, big cool down ahead?

    November 14, 2016 6:58 AM

    The week ahead will be quiet overall, but a pair of cold fronts will cross the area with the latter bringing some big temperature changes. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The sun returns today! High temperatures will make it into the low 70s. Overnight, skies stay mostly clear... more »
  • Another blitz of dry weather

    November 11, 2016 6:55 AM

    The Baton Rouge area will stay dry and seasonable through this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: After a very chilly start, Friday will bring another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 70s. High clouds are expected to filter sunshine through much of the day. Overall through,... more »
  • Looking ahead to a quiet, seasonable weekend

    November 10, 2016 6:42 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are in the low 70s and low 50s respectively. That’s what’s on tap for the next 5 days. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will return full sunshine to the Baton Rouge area. Despite a front having cleared the... more »
  • Clearing out, staying cool

    November 9, 2016 7:00 AM

    Showers exit the area and sunshine returns for the foreseeable future. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds are expected to clear out from north to south through the day. Sunshine is expected to make an appearance, perhaps except in coastal areas. Locations further north of I-12 will have... more »
  • Damp and gloomy with occasional rain

    November 8, 2016 6:50 AM

    Rain showers will continue to meander across the region through Election Day . An additional half inch of rain is possible by Wednesday Afternoon with slightly higher amounts southeast of Baton Rouge. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: For Election Day, off-and-on showers and thunderstorms will continue. Grab the... more »
  • Grab an umbrella, showers expected through Election Day

    November 7, 2016 7:09 AM

    Change has come to the Baton Rouge area. Increasing clouds overnight bring gloomy looking weather to the Red Stick today and tomorrow. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Today will be cloudy with showers. Beneath the gray deck, highs will stop in the mid 70s. Overnight brings the highest... more »
  • #BeatBama weather, then again, what weather isn't?

    November 4, 2016 7:04 AM

    Conditions will change for the clearer and cooler tonight into Saturday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: A cold front will crawl across the region today. With it, skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with only an isolated shower possible. Since the front has slowed by a... more »
  • Cooler air in time for the weekend

    November 3, 2016 7:11 AM

    Look for above average temperatures before a cold front brings fall feeling temperatures back to the Central Gulf Coast this weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will offer up partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s and light, southeast winds. Once again, while a shower... more »
  • Almost sticky ahead of a late week cold front

    November 2, 2016 6:48 AM

    Normal highs and lows for this time of year are 76 degrees and 53 degrees. Especially with afternoon highs, Baton Rouge area temperatures have been well above the mark of late and that will continue through Thursday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring partly sunny skies... more »
  • Unseasonable warmth continues, changes soon

    November 1, 2016 7:06 AM

    THE FORECAST: For the second straight day, at 88 degrees, Baton Rouge Metro Airport registered a record high temperature. For Tuesday, the record high is 88 degrees, a mark set in 1936. Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80s. Plenty... more »
  • Hottest Halloween?

    October 31, 2016 6:49 AM

    THE FORECAST: After the record-breaking heat yesterday, it's very possible that we could break the Halloween heat record today. Today and Tonight: Your Monday will bring morning fog followed by an unseasonably warm afternoon. Skies will be sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Overnight will be... more »
  • Foggy mornings followed by sunny, dry afternoons

    October 28, 2016 6:38 AM

    The drought monitor confirms what area lawns are showing—it is dry. It is a surprising notion in the wettest year-to-date on record, but the area is running a 5 inch rain deficit since Sept. 1. Quiet, sunny and warm weather will continue across the region this weekend. From the... more »
  • See you another day, fall

    October 27, 2016 6:30 AM

    Beyond today, rain chances fall to zero through the weekend. Above average temperatures will prevail. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: We’ll continue to carry the mention of a “spotty shower” in the forecast through Thursday, but most locations will continue to stay dry. Partly sunny skies will allow... more »
  • Low end rain chance then warmer temps

    October 26, 2016 6:58 AM

    Looking for rain? The best chance of the next 7-10 days will come between now and Thursday, but don’t bet on it. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Though skies will be partly sunny, an increase of cloud cover compared to Tuesday is expected for Wednesday. A weak disturbance... more »
  • Temps trend up, midweek shower possible

    October 25, 2016 6:47 AM

    Look for a gradual climb in high and low temperatures through the week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warmer with a high temperature returning to the mid 80s. Winds will be light and easterly. Overnight, skies will stay clear with a low... more »
  • Quiet and slowly warming

    October 24, 2016 6:38 AM

    No major weather features will affect the forecast area this week, but there will be some changes the fall-like conditions noticed over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: The afternoon will bring mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low 80s. A clear night will have... more »
  • Feels like fall, y'all Play Video

    October 21, 2016 7:16 AM

    It has arrived! The much advertised cold front has cleared the region and left behind brilliant weather for the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature abundant sunshine and a much cooler, drier and more comfortable air mass with highs topping out in the mid to... more »
  • Cold front arrives later today

    October 20, 2016 6:58 AM

    For a second straight day, the record high temperature was tied as Wednesday topped out at 90 degrees. While there were some spotty showers, the Baton Rouge dry stretches was officially extended to 17 days with no precipitation at Metro Airport. After a slight shot at ending that streak today,... more »
  • Unusual October warmth could break more US records

    October 19, 2016 10:07 AM

    The National Weather Service says more record warmth could be in store for parts of the U.S. as temperatures reach highs 10 to 20 degrees above average. Tuesday's 84-degree high at Maryland's BWI-Marshall Airport broke a 71-year-old mark for the day. Decades-old records also fell elsewhere in the mid-Atlantic, including... more »
  • Are you ready for some fall?

    October 19, 2016 6:56 AM

    After tying a record high temperature of 91 degrees on Tuesday, many are looking forward to the most significant “cool down” of the fall season, just in time for a big weekend of football in the Baton Rouge area. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be... more »
  • Near record warmth, awaiting a cold front

    October 18, 2016 6:42 AM

    The next three afternoons will be unseasonably warm. A cold front is expected to bring the chilliest air so far this fall by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Under mostly sunny skies, Tuesday Afternoon temperatures will have another real shot at making a run for 90... more »
  • Not feeling fall

    October 17, 2016 6:59 AM

    Highs will flirt with 90 degrees through Wednesday before a big temperature adjustment arrives by the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Expect another unseasonably warm day under partly sunny skies. Morning radar showed showers off of the Southeast Louisiana coast which suggested that one or two could... more »
  • A frustrated Alleva adamant on Nov. 19 home game at LSU

    October 10, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's weekend off is over, and the Tigers are preparing for Southern Miss Saturday at Tiger Stadium. The 6:30 contest is the first in a series of three home games at LSU. Next up are Ole Miss (Oct. 22) and Alabama (Nov. 5). LSU would have... more »
  • Deadly Hurricane Matthew breaks several Atlantic Basin records Play Video

    October 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    To date, Hurricane Matthew has claimed over 1,000 lives—21 in the United States, most in Haiti. According to financial experts, the damages will total between $4-6 billion making it one of the 20 costliest storms in U.S. history. After devastating Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and parts of the Southeastern United... more »
  • Clear and dry weather established

    October 10, 2016 6:58 AM

    Save for a few passing clouds from time to time, little change in the weather is expected this week. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Cool and pleasant weather continues today thanks to an area of high pressure. High temperatures will top out in the mid 80s with light... more »
  • Carbon monxide from generator kills Florida couple riding out storm

    October 7, 2016 9:23 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Authorities say an elderly couple appears to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning while running a generator after Hurricane Matthew, raising the U.S. death toll from the storm to 4. A post on the St. Lucie County Fire District's Facebook page says rescuers responded to couple's... more »
  • Authorities report 2nd death in US from Matthew

    October 7, 2016 6:25 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - Authorities are now saying two people have died in the U.S. because of Hurricane Matthew. The Putnam County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported Friday that a woman was killed and a man was injured near Crescent City when a tree fell on their camper during the storm. A... more »
  • SC governor issues final warning to evacuate

    October 7, 2016 1:12 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the forecast for the state appears to have gotten worse: There are now hurricane warnings for the entire coast and the latest projections from the National Hurricane Center show the center of the storm very close to the coast near Charleston... more »
  • LSU, Florida game postponed

    October 6, 2016 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU sports officials have announced that the LSU-Florida game, originally scheduled on Saturday at 11 a.m. (Central Time) has been postponed as Hurricane Matthew strengthens. According to LSU's statement, the two universities and the SEC office will work to reschedule the game later in the season.... more »

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