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  • EXCLUSIVE: West Baton Rouge family shares images of near-death camping trip

    July 24, 2014 11:02 PM

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

    July 24, 2014 5:38 AM

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

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

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

    July 23, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

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

    July 22, 2014 5:48 AM

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

    July 22, 2014 2:28 AM

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

    July 21, 2014 5:47 AM

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

    July 18, 2014 11:01 PM

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

    July 18, 2014 12:30 PM

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

    July 17, 2014 11:05 AM

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

    July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

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

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

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

    July 16, 2014 9:49 AM

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

    July 16, 2014 5:47 AM

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

    July 14, 2014 12:33 PM

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

    July 14, 2014 5:38 AM

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

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

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

    July 10, 2014 10:43 AM

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

    July 10, 2014 5:27 AM

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

    July 9, 2014 11:46 AM

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

    July 9, 2014 5:30 AM

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

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

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

    July 8, 2014 5:27 AM

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

    July 7, 2014 5:37 AM

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

    July 4, 2014 9:49 AM

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

    July 4, 2014 5:33 AM

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

    July 3, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    July 2, 2014 11:26 AM

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

    July 2, 2014 5:38 AM

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

    July 1, 2014 11:08 AM

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

    July 1, 2014 5:44 AM

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

    June 30, 2014 10:26 AM

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

    June 30, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    June 27, 2014 9:32 AM

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

    June 26, 2014 9:38 AM

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

    June 26, 2014 6:16 AM

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

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

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

    June 25, 2014 10:23 AM

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

    June 25, 2014 5:49 AM

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

    June 24, 2014 5:00 PM

    KENTWOOD- Two infants were checked out for minor injuries caused by debris when a severe storm knocked a tree onto their home Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service reported trees had fallen on homes and power lines were down in northern Tangipahoa Parish. Kentwood is about 35 miles north... more »
  • Sun and PM Storms

    June 24, 2014 6:07 AM

    A little more sunshine can be expected today versus yesterday. That added daytime warmth will lead to more scattered showers and storms popping during the afternoon hours. Like Sunday, some storms could produce heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Also, the added sun will generate a high in the low 90s... more »
  • Monday showers and storms

    June 23, 2014 7:20 AM

    Look for mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours. Any storms will be slow moving and could produce heavy downpours as well as frequent lightning. High temperatures will top out near 90°. The overnight low will make it into the low 70s... more »
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    June 14, 2014 3:33 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - President Barack Obama says denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese. Obama issued a call to action on global warming in a commencement address Saturday to graduates of the University of California, Irvine. Obama says in remarks prepared for delivery that Congress... more »
  • Truck driver describes terrifying seconds in strong storm Play Video

    June 13, 2014 9:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A truck driver says he is lucky to be alive after he and his truck was caught up in a bad storm. Shane Cooke was driving though Addis around 10:30 a.m. Friday when the skies opened up and he thought it was the end. "It was... more »
  • Some storms

    June 13, 2014 5:46 AM

    The potential exists for a few strong thunderstorms today. Areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected for the final day of the week. Some of the storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and heavy downpours. Like Tuesday, an early round and a late round may cause erratic... more »
  • Warm before storms

    June 12, 2014 5:40 AM

    In between systems, another day of fair weather is ahead before the storm threat returns tonight and tomorrow. Your Thursday will end up dry with mostly sunny skies lending space to some increasing clouds late. Highs will likely eclipse the 90° plateau. Tonight will find increasing cloud coverage and... more »
  • Drier, less humid

    June 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    A pair of calm days can be expected after Tuesday's stormy weather. Look for a mostly sunny afternoon with cloud and rain-free weather allowing high temperatures to once again reach for 90°. You may also notice slightly less humidity. Up until Tuesday, several days were spent with dew points in... more »
  • Dark clouds and gusty winds

    June 10, 2014 1:28 PM

    Dark, ominous clouds enveloped Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi on Tuesday Morning. A line of heavy thunderstorms that developed ahead of a cold front in Western Louisiana blew into the region just after dawn. WBRZ viewers snapped numerous photos of the stormy sky featuring bubbling cloud bases and dark... more »
  • Some storms, possibly strong

    June 10, 2014 5:51 AM

    Just about all should find a period of measurable rain today. As a line of showers and storms is expected, this setup will be much different than two weeks ago when scattered activity persisted for multiple days. Still, little sunshine is expected today. The cloudiness and rain cooled air should... more »
  • Threat for storms Tuesday

    June 9, 2014 9:54 AM

    The Storm Prediction Center has placed an area from the Gulf of Mexico to Kentucky under an increased risk for severe weather on Tuesday. The entire WBRZ viewing area is included in this risk area which highlights portions of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. A cold front is expected... more »
  • Most dry today

    June 9, 2014 6:21 AM

    Today will be warm and humid with a high in the low 90s. Partly sunny afternoon skies may yield to an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Clouds will increase tonight and southerly winds of 10mph will continue to hold plenty of muggy air in place. Expected showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday... more »
  • Warm, humid weekend

    June 6, 2014 9:17 AM

    An area of high pressure in the Gulf is easing our rain chances for a few days. In fact, this weekend will likely stay mostly sunny, with a few clouds passing through. Things will get hot as we flirt with 90 degrees today. With a mostly clear start this morning,... more »
  • Possibly 90

    June 5, 2014 5:30 AM

    Thursday's forecast will be similar to Wednesday except isolated shower and storm chances are even lower-more into the 10-20% range. Morning sunshine will give way to a few clouds bubbling up in the afternoon. Highs will top out near 90° (still looking for #1), with a good deal of humidity.... more »
  • Cyclone of groan

    June 4, 2014 10:42 AM

    The latest weather buzzword has again left fatigued forecasters to cringe with heads in hands. Unlike El Niño and Polar Vortex, two meteorologically accepted terms that were battered beyond recognition, print and broadcast journalists have now created their own insidious word, especially so considering the true definition of its... more »
  • Summer "ON" Switch

    June 4, 2014 5:29 AM

    Wednesday will be the transitional day across Southeastern Louisiana from stormy to summery. The afternoon will be mostly sunny with a high near 90°. An isolated shower or storm is possible, but unlike the last 7 days, most of the area will stay dry. Tonight look for partly... more »
  • Ascension flooding blamed for levee breach

    June 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    CHOUPIC- North of Thibodaux, on the route to Vacherie, crews had to plug a leak in a levee, blamed on rising water in parishes closer to Baton Rouge. An emergency declaration was issued even though the leak was quickly repaired. The leak was located on a levee off Highway... more »
  • Dodging showers again

    June 3, 2014 5:29 AM

    Tuesday will be the final day with scattered precipitation as a fair weather system builds along the Gulf Coast for the remainder of the week. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms during the midday hours. Skies will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and lows near 70°.... more »
  • Ascension starting cleanup after flooding

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    DARROW - Flood victims in Ascension Parish started cleanup efforts Monday to remove ruined flooring and belongings after heavy rains sent water into homes. Cantrelle Green and dozens of her neighbors in the Astroland subdivision in Darrow saw several inches of water pour into their homes last week. ... more »
  • Scattered storms again

    June 2, 2014 8:45 AM

    Like the last several days, we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms through the daylight hours. There is just over a 50% chance that any given point in the viewing are finds measurable rainfall. Like the preceding days though, it shouldn't rain steadily in one area all day; rather we'll... more »
  • Flood victims still dealing with high water Play Video

    May 31, 2014 4:49 PM

    ABEN - High water surrounds several Ascension Parish homes in the small community of Aben for the fourth-straight day. The water flooded the homes on Mount Bethel Road just days ago after more than ten inches of rain in the area. The water has gone down a few inches,... more »
  • Flood victims held captive by water Play Video

    May 30, 2014 5:14 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE - The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is still waiting for waters to recede after Wednesday's floods. "It came up so fast there was not much we could do, we kept trying to fight it, but as we put a row of sand the water would come over... more »
  • After the storm

    May 30, 2014 10:15 AM

    Once a storm has passed, continue to monitor WBRZ and NOAA weather radio for forecasts and hazard bulletins. Wait until an area has been declared safe before relocating. Watch for closed roads as they may be flooded. Never drive your car into an unknown depth of water. Just 6... more »
  • Plan for the storm

    May 30, 2014 10:02 AM

    It only takes one. Whether storm activity is predictably low or unexpectedly high for the upcoming or any tropical season, it is important to always have a plan in place. Once a storm has developed, there is far too little time to make adequate preparations to ensure the full safety... more »
  • Still scattered storms

    May 30, 2014 5:47 AM

    While scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast today, radar trends indicate that through the morning hours, the rain axis will slowly shift east of the Baton Rouge area. As a result, Baton Rouge and points to the west have been dropped from the FLASH FLOOD WATCH. This also... more »
  • Assumption residents still fighting floods Play Video

    May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- The small community of Brusly-St. Vincent is begging for help as residents continue to wade through hip-high water to get to their homes. "The bridge further down the road, they made a new bridge and put culverts instead of pylons and the water gets trapped there, it won't... more »
  • High water still stands in Ascension Parish Play Video

    May 29, 2014 6:07 PM

    ABEN - Residents in the small community of Aben just outside Donaldsonville are dealing with high water for a second-straight day. Thursday flood waters stood as high as the front step to many homes. Residents say water rose to nearly four inches inside their homes Wednesday after heavy rains.... more »
  • Forecasting the storm

    May 29, 2014 11:01 AM

    Different from your daily 7-day forecast and futurecast rain chances, the National Hurricane Center issues several probability-based graphics. This is done to provide insight and assist in decision making for those possibly affected by inherently erratic tropical cyclones. The first product you will see, prior to the development of... more »
  • Another round of storms

    May 29, 2014 6:30 AM

    A ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire area. Subsequent rounds of showers and storms could be heavy at times but are not expected to be as extreme and widespread as Wednesday's event. Look for more scattered showers and thunderstorms today which could... more »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    GONZALES- The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym for people who have been displaced by flooding from Wednesday's storms. The shelter opened at 8:30 Wednesday evening. "Our volunteers stand ready to provide the residents with food, a warm and dry place to... more »
  • Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana

    May 28, 2014 1:32 PM

    Flooding storms strike Southeast Louisiana A large batch of thunderstorms brought more than a foot of rain to some portions of Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday Morning. As of 1pm Wednesday, radar estimations indicated rainfall totals in excess of 12" for areas in and around Lafayette along with rural... more »
  • Flash Flood Watch

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    A ***FLASH FLOOD WATCH*** is in effect until 7pm Thursday for the entire area. Widespread showers and thunderstorms may produce heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning today and tomorrow. Persistent storms may produce ponding of water on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Flash flooding is also... more »
  • Power outages across the area

    May 28, 2014 6:09 AM

    Storms overnight Tuesday have knocked out power for some residents in the area. Power has been restored to most residents who had lost it in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parish. Here are the combined outage numbers for Entergy and Demco are still reporting roughly 1,700 outage in East Baton... more »
  • Hurricane Winds

    May 27, 2014 10:36 AM

    While storm surge is the most dangerous aspect of a tropical cyclone, and can vary from storm to storm, high wind can create extreme destruction, is easier to forecast and serves as the marker for which hurricanes are rated. The Saffir-Simpson scale is a rating system of 1-5 based... more »
  • Tuesday changes

    May 27, 2014 5:47 AM

    As the pattern transitions today, warm and humid conditions early will allow afternoon clouds to bubble into scattered showers and thunderstorms. Action will be most likely on a line from McComb to Baton Rouge and points to the northwest. Prior to any rainfall, highs should top out in the middle... more »
  • Storm Surge and Inland Flooding

    May 26, 2014 11:07 AM

    Considered the most life-threatening of tropical hazards is the storm surge and inland flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines storm surge as an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds. Storm surge can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles... more »
  • Memorial Day

    May 26, 2014 5:36 AM

    We will take another afternoon of warm, humid conditions beneath partly sunny skies. Despite multiple opportunities, we have yet to see the first 90° high in Baton Rouge, rather upper 80s. In such a persistent forecast, near 90° should be the case again for today's high. Tonight, expect a few... more »
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 25, 2014 5:43 PM

    From May 25 - May 31, one week prior to the official beginning of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, coastal residents within the United States recognize National Hurricane Preparedness Week . History has shown that many tropical tragedies are related to a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation. It... more »
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    May 23, 2014 5:38 AM

    Weather-wise, you can cruise into the holiday weekend with little worry. Sunshine will dominate this afternoon and allow high temperatures to spike near 90°. Winds will be light and southerly. Tonight will bring more of the same with clear skies, light winds, lows in the upper 60s and some light... more »
  • All in: 2014 tropical outlooks issued

    May 22, 2014 11:04 AM

    Thursday Morning, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center forecasters issued their prediction for the 2014 Atlantic Tropical Hurricane season, following an April forecast from experts at Colorado State University. NOAA is anticipating near to below normal activity during the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters have projected 8-13... more »
  • Persistent pattern continues

    May 22, 2014 5:36 AM

    We'll put another day in the books just like Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The only difference may be the achievement of the benchmark first 90° afternoon of the year. Sunshine will be plentiful however and humidity will be a touch higher, but relatively tolerable. The nighttime will be clear and... more »
  • 9 for the 90s

    May 21, 2014 11:36 AM

    As Baton Rouge awaits the first 90° high temperature of 2014, here are 9 stats about the 90s in the Capital City. 1. Baton Rouge reached 90° for the first time in 2013 on May 20. 2. Annual averages show the Red Stick recording its first 90° temperature by... more »
  • Again

    May 21, 2014 5:48 AM

    With humidity creeping up, temperatures this afternoon will be similar to Tuesday. Added moisture to the air mitigates warming just a bit. Still, skies are expected to be mostly sunny, nudging thermometers to the upper 80s and possibly 90°. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low in the upper... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Bad weather? More Productivity"

    May 20, 2014 6:00 PM

    The weather may have an impact on "whether" you are productive in the workplace. Researchers at Harvard University report that inclement weather precipitates more productivity. More than 80% of people surveyed believed that gloomy weather decreased the ability to complete assigned tasks. Authors of the study found the opposite to... more »
  • Devil's breath spits fire

    May 20, 2014 11:01 AM

    Pictures resembling the devil's dungeon at earth's core are real-life scenes that played out on the surface in Southern California last week. Intense fires and powerful winds have combined to produce, rapidly spreading blazes and even so-called firenadoes. Because warm air rises, the frightening but photogenic orange spirals... more »
  • Almost 90

    May 20, 2014 5:19 AM

    This afternoon will repeat the conditions found over the last several days. A mostly sunny afternoon with highs in the upper 80s can be expected. A bit of added moisture to the air may offer a touch of humidity. Winds will be southerly at 5-10mph. There will be no stray... more »
  • Aircraft tour prior to potential tropical turbulence

    May 19, 2014 9:27 AM

    NOAA hurricane experts are taking flight ahead of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season which officially begins on June 1. This week, a hurricane hunter aircraft will visit five cities along the Gulf of Mexico in hopes of building awareness about storm threats. A key emphasis will be the importance... more »

Tagged Blogs

  • Fewer showers

    July 23, 2014

    Rain chances go on the downslide while temperatures rise into the weekend. Forecast Summary: As warmer and drier air filters in aloft thanks to a building upper level ridge, our shower and storm chances will thin out. With some lingering energy in the mid-levels, an isolated shower or storm... more »
  • More Thundershowers

    July 23, 2014

    The chance for rain increases a bit today compared to yesterday. Forecast Summary: An upper level low or pocket of decreased pressure and temperature is adding to the instability in Southeastern Louisiana and the result is increased coverage in showers and thunderstorms. Expect scattered precipitation especially today, with a... more »
  • Storm chances slide inland

    July 22, 2014

    Pop-up storms are back in the mention today through the remainder of the week. Forecast Summary: An upper level ridge that has promoted drier mid-levels and lesser coverage of showers and storms is retreating westward. In its place, comes a cut off area of low pressure which equates to... more »
  • Summery week ahead

    July 21, 2014

    A typical July week of weather is ahead for South Louisiana. Forecast Summary: The weather pattern for this week is standard for July, with just a subtle change in the orientation of the upper-levels driving the chances for showers and thunderstorms. An upper level ridge to the west is... more »
  • Continuing kind of comfy

    July 17, 2014

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today. Forecast Summary: Southern Louisiana continues to feel the after-effects of an uncommon July cold front. Near record low temperatures were registered at many local reporting stations this morning. High pressure in the Ohio Valley will... more »
  • Is This July?

    July 16, 2014

    An unseasonable break in humidity will make for an ideal outdoor day here in mid-July day. Forecast Summary: With the much advertised cold front through the area and to the Louisiana Coast, Baton Rouge and points to the north are enjoying a marked drop in dew points and morning... more »
  • Strong storms possible

    July 15, 2014

    Strong storms are possible today followed by a temporary break in humidity. Forecast Summary: A rare July cold front will approach the region today and with the warm temperatures and deep moisture field in place, there will be a risk of strong thunderstorms. The cold front is being pushed... more »
  • Strap In

    July 14, 2014

    A temperamental July weather pattern is anticipated this week. Forecast Summary: Monday will not reveal much difference than the weather observed from the middle of last week through the weekend. On Tuesday, a rare July cold front will move into the region. Tapping into the copious amounts of warmth... more »
  • Forecast changes

    July 11, 2014

    A change to the running forecast-as shower and storm chances appear to remain elevated today. Forecast Summary: Despite the pattern starting to trend away from unsettled, enough forcing exists today that scattered showers and thunderstorms will again be possible. The upper level trough of lower pressure and cooler air,... more »
  • Dodging thundershowers again

    July 10, 2014

    Thursday should be the final afternoon in the current stretch of active weather where many backyards pick up measurable rain. Forecast Summary: No major changes are expected in the local weather as the same setup has existed since Tuesday. A trough of low pressure and cooler air aloft will... more »
  • Summer loop

    July 9, 2014

    South Louisiana is settling into a standard July weather pattern. Forecast Summary: Light southwesterly winds will continue a transport of warm, humid and unstable air into South Louisiana. In the meantime, an upper level trough to the north along with a weakening and slow moving cold front will serve... more »
  • Returning shower chances

    July 8, 2014

    Scattered thundershowers return to the forecast today. Forecast Summary: The return flow has returned. The Gulf of Mexico moisture stream is back in play and the return of added low-level humidity along with a trough of lower pressure and cooler air aloft is generating instability. Thus, diurnal (daily) heat... more »
  • Back to reality

    July 7, 2014

    After an unseasonable break in humidity and some rare mid-summer lows in the 60s, the heat and steam will slowly ramp back up into the middle of this week. Forecast Summary: Few surface weather features will interact with the region over the next few days. As a result, warm... more »
  • Freedom-cast

    July 4, 2014

    Mother Nature will cooperate on this Fourth of July, not setting off any fireworks of her own in the Baton Rouge area. Forecast Summary: Behind a rare summer cold front, light northerly winds have shoved the highest dew points and most oppressive humidity back into Extreme South Louisiana and... more »
  • Heat relief

    July 3, 2014

    A little break from the very hot and humid weather will push into the region today. Forecast Summary: An outflow boundary ahead of an approaching cold front rushed into the region last night, much earlier than I expected. High resolution radar simulations, including futurecast, did accurately predict the storms,... more »
  • Hotter yet

    July 2, 2014

    One more red-hot day is on the way before storms provide a slight cool down. Forecast Summary: The surface high pressure system and associated upper level ridge responsible for a few dry days will begin breaking down today. The expectation is that enough subsidence and divergence will remain to... more »
  • Is this what we call hot

    July 1, 2014

    Continued heat and humidity will create heat indices above 100°. Forecast Summary: An upper level ridge and surface high pressure will combine to produce sinking air and diverging wind at the surface. Contrary to the required converging and rising air necessary for shower and storm development, dry weather is... more »
  • In comes the heat

    June 30, 2014

    Expect the warmest days so far in 2014 through the middle of this week. Forecast Summary: A high pressure system is parked in the Northern Gulf of Mexico which is promoting a period of calm, but hot weather in Southeast Louisiana. High pressure leads to diverging and sinking air... more »
  • Third in a row

    June 26, 2014

    For the third straight day this week, expect showers and thunderstorms. Forecast Summary: Pinched between two upper level ridges, a "troughy" area aloft is exhibiting enough impact on the region to maintain shower and thunderstorm activity, especially during peak daytime heating. Warm and humid afternoons beneath a cooler pool... more »
  • Again and again

    June 25, 2014

    The unsettled weather pattern will hang on through week's end. Forecast Summary: Following the trend of the last several days, an upper level depression will provide enough lift to allow showers and thunderstorms to be scattered about the area. Despite some added cloud cover today versus Tuesday, temperatures should... more »

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