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  • 14 La. holiday weekend traffic deaths double 2015 total

    May 31, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say there were twice as many Memorial Day weekend traffic deaths in the state this year as there were in 2015. A Tuesday news release says there were nine fatal crashes resulting in 14 deaths statewide during the holiday weekend. Last year, seven Memorial... more »
  • Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

    April 28, 2016 4:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Heavy downpours, punctuated by lightning and thunder, soaked the start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the premier music festival in New Orleans. The rain and mud on Thursday though did not dampen the spirits of many music lovers - some... more »
  • Take your pick

    April 22, 2016 7:05 AM

    After showers and thunderstorms rolled through the area Thursday Afternoon, many locations were treated to a beautiful rainbow and sunset. For more of your photos, check out the WBRZ Weather Facebook Page . The culprit for those showers, a weak cold front, will push through the region today, ending rain... more »
  • Trending drier through the weekend

    April 15, 2016 7:07 AM

    Look for a transitional day of weather with areal rain coverage beginning to scale back. It was a good forecast yesterday. Early showers were limited to areas south of I-10, while thunderstorms developed late in the day for locations northwest of Baton Rouge. The 13 Parish, 3 County forecast... more »
  • Off and on rain could fall heavily at times today

    April 1, 2016 7:20 AM

    A *FLASH FLOOD WATCH* is in effect until 7pm Friday Evening for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area except St. Mary Parish. Rain will be widespread today—meaning most locations, even those that have missed precipitation over the last two days, will have some action. The Wednesday and... more »
  • Great weather, big crowds expected at this weekend's Baton Rouge parades

    February 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the capital area are continuing the countdown to Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Southdowns will kick off the second weekend of Mardi Gras parades in Baton Rouge. The Southdowns parade will roll at 7 p.m. Friday night through its neighborhood namesake. The floats will start at... more »
  • Changing weather into the weekend

    January 8, 2016 7:08 AM

    After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness... more »
  • Seasonable pattern into the weekend

    December 4, 2015 6:58 AM

    Temperatures will try to moderate towards seasonal averages in the mid 60s and mid 40s by Sunday. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday Afternoon will be a few degrees warmer than Thursday. Expect a high temperature in the low 60s. Sunshine will stick. Another clear, cold... more »
  • Clouds and mild temperatures for the weekend

    November 27, 2015 7:03 AM

    While it may look a bit gloomy at times, mild and mainly dry weather will persist through the weekend. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Shoppers may “make it rain” on Friday but skies likely will not. Highs will climb into the upper 70s despite mostly cloudy... more »
  • More severe weather possible starting today

    November 5, 2015 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has urged residents in the state to be as prepared as possible for likely severe weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has indicated that much of Louisiana is under a marginal risk of severe weather starting... more »
  • Fire Marshal says "we've found no defects" on fair ride

    October 30, 2015 8:28 PM

    Baton Rouge - The 20 year old woman injured after falling out of her seat on the Gee Wiz ride, suffered a fractured elbow and ribs, according to the State's Fire Marshal's office. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning told News 2 the ride will not be in operation for... more »
  • Flooding, severe storms possible this weekend

    October 30, 2015 3:57 PM

    The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire WBRZ viewing area in effect from 7am Saturday to 7p Sunday. This includes the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West... more »
  • Grand Isle to host Tarpon Rodeo this weekend

    July 22, 2015 9:38 AM

    GRAND ISLE- Thousands will descend on Grand Isle this weekend for the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. The rodeo, which began in 1928, is touted as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States. Mayor David Camardelle says the rodeo weekend draws about 30,000 people to the island, which usually... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Boaters get on the water for the holiday weekend

    July 3, 2015 8:05 PM

    MAUREPAS - Plenty of people were out kicking off Independence Day weekend on the water. Boats could be seen floating up and down the Amite River all day. "(I) figured I'd fill it up with gas and have some fun for the weekend," said Joseph Guillory. Just... more »
  • A crackdown on drinking boaters heading into holiday

    July 1, 2015 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ahead of a long holiday weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning boaters about operating vessels while intoxicated. The department issued a news release noting the arrests of three boaters statewide from last Friday through Sunday - in Jefferson, Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. The department... more »
  • Memorial Day Weekend begins

    May 22, 2015 7:29 AM

    With a weak cold front through to the Gulf, much of the region will end the week on a quieter note. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: As we end what has been an unsettled week, a cold front is locked up in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In... more »
  • Hot mommas

    May 8, 2015 7:11 AM

    Afternoon showers will be slim picking over the next few days but there will be plenty of warmth and humidity to go around for all. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Another warm and partly sunny afternoon is ahead. Don't expect to see many showers develop this afternoon. In... more »
  • Still chilly, sun returns

    March 6, 2015 6:06 AM

    After setting a record low on Friday Morning, sunshine will guide thermometers well above readings from Thursday Afternoon. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: This afternoon, temperatures will climb into the low 50s under a mostly sunny sky. Overnight, we can expect a light freeze along and north of... more »
  • Sunny end to the week

    February 27, 2015 6:06 AM

    Friday will feature plenty of afternoon blue sky and sun though we're still chilly. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Friday will be a pleasant end to what's been a wintry week. While temperatures will stay chilly with highs in the 50s, skies will become blue and sunny helping... more »
  • Switcheroo

    February 20, 2015 6:06 AM

    Warmer air will enter the region today, but so too will clouds and rain showers. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will continue to stack up through your Friday Afternoon. Additionally, we'll begin to see a few showers developing in the region. We expect rain coverage to remain... more »
  • Gray

    January 23, 2015 5:50 AM

    Overcast skies will lead to a second straight chilly and damp day throughout the region. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: While a few lingering showers will be possible through the day-especially before noon-most of the time will simply be spent beneath overcast skies. The cloud deck will keep... more »
  • BRPD investigating 3rd and 4th shooting deaths of the weekend

    January 18, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting where two men were killed. Officials say they found two bodies at a house on Alliquippa Street near Winbourne Avenue just before 5:30 Sunday morning. Detectives say they found one man in the yard and the other inside... more »
  • Eyes to the weekend

    November 21, 2014 6:01 AM

    While many prepare for an end to the work week, we must also keep a close watch on an elevated threat for severe weather this weekend. THE FORECAST Today and Tonight: Friday will end up very similar to Thursday. Partly sunny afternoon skies won't inhibit the ongoing warmup... more »
  • Becoming seasonable

    November 20, 2014 6:09 AM

    Dry and mild weather will prevail as forecast focus shifts to a weekend severe weather threat. Forecast Discussion: Slight ridging in the upper -levels will work with a surface high pressure system to our northeast to promote a warming trend into the weekend. Southeasterly winds will return average to... more »
  • Polling locations and information for EBR early voters Play Video

    October 24, 2014 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The early voting period for the Nov. 4 election continues through the weekend as some Baton Rouge voters will surely use the open polls to make their voice heard. On Friday and Saturday, early voting locations in the Capital City will be open from 8:30 a.m.... more »
  • UPDATE: Weekend forecast possibilities

    September 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    With newer information coming in, weekend forecast details have become clearer but unfortunately, a few minor timing issues still exist. A weak disturbance developing in the Gulf of Mexico will navigate northward towards the coast by Sunday. At this time, the two key computer forecast models offer slightly different... more »
  • Storms: please geaux away!

    September 5, 2014 8:45 AM

    We've got some football to play. We could really do without any follies from the weather. But unfortunately, the stale summer pattern will continue. Ample heat and humidity will be firing off rounds of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon through Monday. Friday Forecast: For your Friday Night fix of... more »
  • No jackpot winners in Louisiana Lottery drawings

    September 1, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won jackpots in three big weekend lotteries. That means estimated jackpots for Wednesday's drawings rise to $80,000 for Easy 5, $1.15 million for Lotto and $100 million for the Powerball. The lottery corporation says the biggest prize for any ticket sold in... 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 »
  • Weekend of railroad work to close Essen Lane

    July 11, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers who frequent Essen Lane will need to consider taking another route later this month as railroad construction will close the road for a weekend. DOTD said Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of I-10 starting Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m.... 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, 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 »
  • Waterways opening for the weekend raise concern for residents Play Video

    June 4, 2014 6:44 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - Water ways in Ascension, Livingston and St. James will all be open by Thursday at noon. Blind River is open in St. James Parish. Parish officials in Livingston and Ascension Parishes said all water ways in their area will be deemed safe for recreational use by... more »
  • Flags placed at fallen soldiers graves Play Video

    May 24, 2014 5:46 PM

    ZACHARY- Hundreds of people showed up at the Port Hudson National Cemetery to pay respects to the fallen soldiers that rest there. Boy Scouts along with the Daughters of the American Revolution were among the groups who attended, placing flags near the headstones of each of the soldiers ... more »
  • Late weekend storm threat

    March 1, 2014 2:46 PM

    The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a large portion of Southern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, for a severe weather risk late Sunday into Monday. Warm and moist air is expected to continue lifting into the area from the Gulf of Mexcio through the day on Sunday. Meanwhile, a strong... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Cooler day, cold night

    January 17, 2014 6:16 AM

    The third cold front to push through our region this week is passing by today. All we're noticing with its passage is some patchy cloud cover as well as a few sprinkles off the coast. After the cold front clears the area, winds will shift to the northwest promoting the... more »
  • Fog & Showers Move In

    January 10, 2014 5:46 AM

    It's certainly warmer, but we're now finding clouds, patchy fog and a bit of stickiness in the air. Southerly winds ahead of a cold front can be thanked for the change in our local pattern. Fog will be dense in some areas, especially this morning. Above that, we'll see gradually... more »
  • Chilly sunshine

    January 3, 2014 5:50 AM

    We're dry, but chilly! With high pressure perched to our north in Southern Illinois, the weather has calmed and cleared significantly. But a push of cold air from the north is certainly being felt across Southeastern Louisiana. This afternoon will see highs running 15° below average as thermometers recover from... more »
  • Clouds today, rain tomorrow

    December 27, 2013 5:46 AM

    Skies have been finicky this week and will be so again today. It's been times of sun and clouds with more sun than clouds, but today we're trending towards the opposite. Mid and upper level moisture increasing will mean a thickening of the high clouds deck into lower clouds. Our... more »
  • T'was the day after and all is quiet

    December 26, 2013 6:06 AM

    A weak cold front positioned to our northwest will approach the area today. No worries with this boundary though, dry and cool air will cause it to fall apart before entering Louisiana. Expect little more than some passing clouds for your Thursday as thermometers eek into the upper 60s. We'll... more »
  • Eyes to the sky this weekend

    December 20, 2013 5:58 AM

    Winds will remain out of the south today. The increase of low level moisture and warmth will lead to another mainly cloudy day with highs in the upper 70s! The record high for today is 81°, that's just how unseasonably warm it is. With a bit more instability today versus... more »
  • Sun and cloud mix with cool temperatures today

    December 11, 2013 7:19 AM

    This afternoon will not be as pretty as yesterday. An area of high pressure will sit over the Southeast U.S., but some high clouds will move over us from the west and south ahead of a cold front. This will give us a mix of sun and clouds, but we... more »
  • Football weather heading into homecoming weekend

    October 25, 2013 5:57 AM

    High pressure is in control of our weather pattern leading to sunny days and clear, cool nights. While we're starting off a bit warmer than yesterday, our coolest morning of this young fall season will come tomorrow. With a reinforcing cold front through the area, winds have shifted to... more »
  • Some clouds today with showers returning tonight

    October 18, 2013 7:15 AM

    We will have a pretty nice afternoon as a cold front is stalled along the Louisiana Coast. You can expect to see a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers possible late in the day. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s. The weather... more »
  • Persistent this weekend; possibly unsettled next weekend

    October 11, 2013 6:50 AM

    Expect a rather persistent pattern and forecast for us into early next week. With the low-level moisture in place look for an uptick in humidity which will also help to develop fog over the next couple of mornings as lows remain in the middle 60s. The fog will burn off... more »
  • Karen weakens Friday night Play Video

    October 4, 2013 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The capital region can expect even less of an issue from Tropical Storm Karen, which weakened in the last weather update issued Friday. Sustained winds decreased to 45 mph meteorologists said just before 10 p.m. It was moving north-northwest at 7 mph. It is expected to weaken... more »
  • Keeping an eye on Karen

    October 4, 2013 8:52 AM

    An area of high pressure is located east of Louisiana today, and that will keep east to southeast winds over us along with Tropical Storm Karen. This will give us partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Tonight is looking pretty... more »
  • Sunny note to end September

    September 27, 2013 6:37 AM

    For the first time this month of September a dry forecast appears to be on tap for tonight's slate of high school football games. While our in-house Futurecast weather forecast model is suggesting a sprinkle is possible in our northern and western parishes and counties, other computer weather models are... more »
  • Partly cloudy and hot with showers popping up later today

    September 13, 2013 6:54 AM

    A cold front will be moving toward Louisiana and Baton Rouge during the afternoon hours today. We will become partly cloudy ahead of it and a few showers will start to pop-up later in the day. Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s. The cold front will... more »
  • Scattered showers and storms return to Baton Rouge today

    August 9, 2013 6:52 AM

    We will see an increase in the amount of storms we receive today, and that will give us a break from the heat! This is thanks to an upper-level low and a tropical wave that are moving across the Gulf of Mexico. These systems will increase the amount of moisture... more »
  • Hot with little to no rain for this weekend

    August 2, 2013 8:13 AM

    Get ready for a very hot afternoon with little to no rain. A ridge of high pressure will be sitting over the Southeast U.S. back to Texas. This will help to limit the amount of storms that will pop-up and make it hot! We will be partly cloudy with only... more »
  • "Supermoon" rises this weekend

    June 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A "supermoon" rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger normal, most skywatchers won't be able to notice the difference.... more »
  • Woman accused of DWI twice in less than 24 hours

    June 3, 2013 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a woman they said was caught driving drunk twice in less than 24 hours this weekend. Slidell Police said two of their officers stopped the same woman, 26-year-old Marjorie Portier of Carriere, Miss., early on Saturday morning and then again early Sunday. ... more »
  • Isolated showers and storms again today

    May 24, 2013 6:51 AM

    All of the heavy rain and storms from last night have dissipated. We are left with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies this morning. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s. A cold front will sweep through the Baton Rouge area today. This will give us partly cloudy... more »
  • Seniors accused in Comeaux High vandalism

    May 21, 2013 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE- Police say 19 Comeaux High seniors face misdemeanor charges after they allegedly vandalized the school over the weekend. Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton says the students received misdemeanor summonses for criminal mischief and criminal trespassing for vandalizing the school grounds. Comeaux High Principal Joe Craig tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Lingering clouds and showers today with a record low tonight

    May 3, 2013 7:41 AM

    The cold front is moving through Baton Rouge and Southeast Louisiana This Morning. We have cloudy skies with some showers. Temperatures will fall from the upper 60s to the 50s all morning. Be sure to take your umbrella and jacket with you! The cold front will slowly push east... more »
  • Sunny and warm this afternoon

    April 12, 2013 10:09 AM

    We have a much calmer morning across the Capital City. The skies are clear to mostly clear and it is much cooler with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. You may want that jacket as you head out the door! Expect a gorgeous afternoon thanks to an area... more »
  • Morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine

    April 5, 2013 7:35 AM

    It is a chilly start to this Friday with mostly cloudy skies and some mist across the Capital City. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 40s. Better take that jacket with you as you head to work and school. An area of high pressure will build across the... more »
  • Warmer temperatures return today

    March 8, 2013 7:03 AM

    We begin this Friday Morning with clear skies and some chilly temperatures in the upper 30s. You will probably want to take your jacket with you this morning, but you won't need it later today. The area of high pressure that has been sitting over us the last few... more »
  • Mostly sunny and staying cool today

    March 1, 2013 8:00 AM

    Better have that warm coat with you this morning! We have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. We will actually stay cool all day just like we did on Thursday. The clouds will become partly cloudy and a cold front will... more »
  • Big parade weekend kicks off in N.O.

    February 7, 2013 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The stars will be out for a number of parades in New Orleans this weekend. The Krewe of Endymion's "super float" rolls Saturday night, led by pop star Kelly Clarkson. Sunday's Bacchus parade will include more than two dozen child cancer patients, who will ride with Bacchus... more »
  • Lafourche council to debate longer bar hours

    January 10, 2013 7:22 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem. The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3... more »
  • Survivors of Ore. bus crash prepare to go home

    January 1, 2013 3:34 PM

    PENDLETON, Ore. - Survivors of a fatal bus crash on a rural Oregon highway are retrieving their passports and other belongings so they can finish their journey to Canada. State police officers escorted some survivors one-by-one Tuesday to collect their property, which was strewn across a hillside as the tour... more »

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