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  • Passing shower tonight, pushing warmth out tomorrow

    February 24, 2017 6:43 AM

    The final weekend of the Carnival Season and the second for LSU Baseball should enjoy some more nice weather. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Morning fog will give way to sunshine and then a cold front will approach the area late. Ahead of this, temperatures will again stride... more »
  • Going for 20 and 21 Play Video

    February 23, 2017 6:44 AM

    If the Baton Rouge area can make it to 80s degrees today, that would continue to stretch a record count for the winter months. Previously, the most days over 80 degrees recorded in a winter came from December 1956 to February 1957 with 17. Up to date, this winter has... more »
  • 'Lego Batman' tears down 'The Great Wall' to stay No. 1

    February 19, 2017 3:40 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Lego Batman Movie" commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused "The Great Wall" failed to show much muscle in North America. According to studio estimates Sunday. "The Lego Batman Movie" topped the weekend with $34.2... more »
  • Rain expected for Friday Evening events Play Video

    February 17, 2017 7:02 AM

    Even with showers in the forecast tonight, a packed weekend of events couldn’t ask for a much better February forecast—especially when it comes to temperatures. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Clouds will increase quickly on Friday with temperatures making it into the upper 60s. Showers are expected to... more »
  • Krewe of Orion prepares for 2017 debut Play Video

    February 10, 2017 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Krewe of Orion is set to kick off carnival season Saturday night at 6:30 pm. The all-male organization has 18 floats loaded and ready to make the journey from St. Gabriel to downtown Baton Rouge Saturday morning. The krewe’s captain, Darren Coates, is... more »
  • Good to be king, good to be in Louisiana

    February 10, 2017 7:02 AM

    The theme for the Krewe of Orion parade this year can be tweaked just a bit to describe how many feel about living in the bayou state! While some dig out of snow in the Northeastern United States, we'll put on shorts this weekend. Mainly dry and warmer than average... more »
  • One weekend, two seasons

    February 3, 2017 7:09 AM

    While a completely dry weekend can’t be guaranteed, outdoor plans are in good shape overall. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Showers and especially clouds will linger through Early Friday with some sun possibly peeking out during the late afternoon hours. Over the last 48 hours, high temperatures have... more »
  • Last January weekend will feel like... January!

    January 27, 2017 6:48 AM

    Dry, quiet stretches aren’t too common for South Louisiana in January—so grab a light jacket and enjoy the outdoors this weekend! THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: Friday will bring abundant sunshine with just a few passing high clouds. Temperatures will be climbing out of the upper 30s and... more »
  • Severe weather risk now centered on Baton Rouge

    January 20, 2017 7:18 AM

    With a 2pm update, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction center has included the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast area in an "enhanced risk" for severe storms. The city of Baton Rouge is in the center of the greatest threat area. THE FORECAST: Today through Tomorrow: The week will... more »
  • 'Rogue One' tops box office for third straight weekend

    January 2, 2017 1:12 PM

    NEW YORK - The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" has led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend. The success of "Rogue One" has only further cemented a record year for the Walt Disney Co., which ran... more »
  • 'Rogue One' tops new releases to dominate holiday box office

    December 26, 2016 1:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES - It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as "Rogue One" blasted past a quartet of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office. The "Star Wars" story added another $96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to... 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 »
  • Native American Fall Powwow to be held Nov. 19 & 20

    November 19, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Indian Heritage Association is holding its 50th annual Fall Powwow this weekend. The Native American Powwow is a cultural festival that celebrates Native American traditions. The festival will feature Native American music, dancing, food and a variety of vendors offering authentic crafts. There will also... more »
  • Strong cold front taking shape

    November 17, 2016 7:06 AM

    Big temperatures changes are right around the corner. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Thursday will be sunny and warm with highs in the low 80s and light south winds. Overnight will be clear and calm with lows in the upper 50s. Up Next: Clouds will begin to... 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 »
  • #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 »
  • NEW RECORD: above 70 degrees for 99 consecutive days

    September 15, 2016 6:45 AM

    With Thursday Morning temperatures bottoming out in the low 70s, Baton Rouge thermometers have now been at or above 70 degrees for 99 straight days—marking a new record. At 69 degrees, June 8 was the last date recording a low temperature below 70. The previous record streak dated back to... more »
  • Showers to fight off some heat this weekend

    July 8, 2016 6:57 AM

    Thursday brought the third straight record maximum low temperature. As of Friday Morning, the temperature had not dipped below 79 degrees likely marking a fourth consecutive record—unless an afternoon shower can send thermometers below 79 degrees. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Friday will be partly sunny and... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • "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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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