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.
Today and Tonight: Friday will end up very similar to Thursday. Partly sunny afternoon skies won't inhibit the ongoing warmup... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 5, 2013 11:37 AM
Brian Echols is a weekend sports anchor/ reporter for News 2 Louisiana. He joined WBRZ in October of 2012.
Brian was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the University of Memphis where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. Brian started his career at WXVT -TV... more »
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 »
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 »
November 30, 2012 4:19 PM
Here are a list of Christmas parades taking place the weekend of Dec. 1 and 2 -
Saturday, Dec. 1
St. George Fire Dept - Starts at 10am and ends at dusk, through neighborhoods between Airline Hwy and the Amite River
South Baton Rouge Parade - Starts... more »
November 23, 2012 1:51 PM
NEW YORK - The NHL is calling off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The league made the announcement Friday, the 69th day of the NHL's lockout of its players. The new cancelations come as little surprise. The... more »
November 16, 2012 7:46 AM
This Friday Morning is starting off with mostly clear skies and some chilly temperatures in the lower 40s. You will want that jacket again today.
It is going to be another beautiful afternoon across the Baton Rouge area as high pressure remains to our north. This will make it... more »
November 2, 2012 1:04 PM
We will have some mostly sunny skies this afternoon. It will be warm and a little humid too as an area of high pressure sits in the Central Gulf of Mexico. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.
Mostly clear skies will greet us this evening as the... more »
October 19, 2012 12:34 PM
We will have a gorgeous afternoon thanks to an area of high pressure sitting over the Southeast U.S. It will be sunny and less humid with a high temperature around 80.
Look for clear skies this evening and the temperatures will fall into the lower 70s.
Expect a... more »
September 28, 2012 1:25 PM
We will start to see our weather change beginning this afternoon. A strong cold front and series of upper-level disturbances will be heading into the Southeast U.S. today. Baton Rouge will still be south of this front, but we will be close enough to have isolated to scattered showers and... more »
July 27, 2012 1:05 PM
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be popping up all around Southeast Louisiana this afternoon. Some of them could be strong with heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes. High temperatures will be reached early as they climb into the lower 90s before the rain moves in.
The rain... more »
July 20, 2012 5:26 AM
We have some calm weather this morning with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s.
The weather will be changing this afternoon as another disturbance, or cold pocket of air aloft, moves over Southeast Louisiana. At the same time, a weak cold front will be stalling over the... more »
June 22, 2012 5:28 PM
It is a very hot afternoon and evening across Southeast Louisiana. We have partly cloudy skies and there are a few showers popping up. Most of them will be short-lived, but could bring a quick downpour to your neighborhood. Temperatures are in the lower 90s and will fall into the... more »
June 21, 2012 2:24 PM
Beginning Saturday at 6:30 a.m., Staring Lane in Baton Rouge, will be closed between Magnolia Leaf Avenue and Boone Drive.
The closure will last until Sunday evening at 7 p.m.
Crews will be installing a new box culvert.
Drivers are urged to use Highland Road, Bluebonnet Boulevard... more »
June 15, 2012 10:06 PM
We will have partly cloudy skies with some spotty showers tonight. It will be warm and muggy with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Saturday will be a pretty nice day. It is going to be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. We... more »
June 8, 2012 10:35 AM
A heavy rain event is forecast for Southeast Louisiana starting today and lasting through the weekend.
A upper-level low, currently over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico, will slowly move over Louisiana all weekend. This will cause scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop beginning late this morning and... more »
June 8, 2012 6:42 AM
...Flood Watch in effect from 10 AM Friday until 7 PM Sunday...
We start out this Friday Morning with partly to mostly cloudy skies and it is muggy with temperatures in the lower 70s.
Get ready for some heavy rain to return to the Baton Rouge area beginning... more »
June 1, 2012 7:02 PM
BATON ROUGE - A weekend conference committee may be needed to help settle a dispute between the state House and Senate over the use of one-time money in the state budget.
Today at the Capitol, no one expected the issue would be settled quickly.
"I expect us to... more »
June 1, 2012 6:03 PM
Get ready for a pleasant and comfortable evening across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures falling into the 70s.
We will have some fantastic weather tonight! It will be clear, cooler and very comfortable with lows in the upper 50s. How nice does that sound?!
Saturday... more »
May 25, 2012 1:08 PM
It will feel a lot like Summer this afternoon! We will have mostly sunny skies with hot and humid conditions across the Capital City. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.
This evening will still be very warm and humid with mostly clear skies. Temperatures will fall into... more »
May 25, 2012 11:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - Organizers with the Bayou Country Superfest gathered today to kick off the Memorial Day weekend event.
The two-day country music festival runs Saturday and Sunday at LSU's Tiger Stadium. This year's headliners include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.
Events start Saturday with the... more »
May 24, 2012 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's tax-free holiday for people to get ready for hurricane season is this weekend.
The Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs this Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27.
During the annual two-day holiday, the state sales tax is waived on the first $1,500 of... more »
May 18, 2012 12:44 PM
We will have a hot and mostly sunny afternoon across South Louisiana. There is a slight chance for a pop-up shower, but most of you will stay dry. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.
Mostly clear skies will greet us this evening with temperatures falling into the... more »
May 18, 2012 6:07 AM
It is a pleasant start to this Friday with mostly clear skies and mild temperatures in the mid 60s.
Get ready for another hot afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. We will have mostly sunny skies as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S. There is... more »
May 4, 2012 1:08 PM
It is going to be a hot summer-like afternoon across the Baton Rouge area. We will be partly cloudy with a stray shower possible and a high around 90.
Look for a few clouds this evening as the temperatures fall into the 80s.
Clouds will increase tonight making... more »
May 4, 2012 4:12 AM
It is a very warm and steamy start to the day with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
We had our first 90 degree day of the year yesterday, and it looks like we will have another one today. You can expect mostly... more »
May 3, 2012 6:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS - After missing last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival because she was roughly eight months pregnant, singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson is thrilled to be back this year - and just in time to perform songs from her new album, "Street Parade." The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two Jazz... more »
April 20, 2012 1:05 PM
The Baton Rouge area will have partly cloudy skies this afternoon. It will be warmer and more humid as southerly winds return to the city. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
The clouds will increase this evening as they become mostly cloudy. A spotty shower is possible.... more »
March 30, 2012 7:09 PM
We will have mostly cloudy skies with a few showers and a stray thunderstorm popping up this evening as an upper-level low spins along the Louisiana Coast. Temperatures will be in the 70s.
The clouds will stick around tonight, and a spotty shower is possible tonight. Patchy fog will... more »
March 23, 2012 12:59 PM
We will have a gorgeous afternoon with plenty of sunny skies and warm temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Be sure to get outside and enjoy the delightful weather!
The skies will be mostly clear this evening as the temperatures fall to the lower 70s. This will... more »
March 23, 2012 8:40 AM
We start this Friday with mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog. There are numerous showers and thunderstorms in the New Orleans area, but they will stay there and not come to Baton Rouge. The storms are forming along a stationary front which will slowly drift to the east today, and... more »
March 16, 2012 5:29 PM
We will have some fantastic weather for Baseball at the Box tonight as LSU takes on Mississippi State at 7 PM. It will be partly cloudy and warm with temperatures around 80. By the 9th inning, we will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the lower 70s.... more »
February 24, 2012 7:35 AM
The cold front is now moving through Baton Rouge this morning. Isolated showers are popping up along it, and we could have a few thunderstorms too. Temperatures ahead of the front are in the 70s but they quickly fall into the 60s behind it with mostly cloudy skies.
The... more »
February 24, 2012 5:32 AM
We have some isolated to scattered showers moving through Baton Rouge this morning. They are developing ahead and along a cold front. Most of the rain is light, but we could see a few heavier downpours from time to time. Otherwise, it is mostly cloudy and warm with temperatures in... more »
February 17, 2012 7:25 AM
We will have mostly cloudy skies through the morning commute with temperatures in the 50s. The clouds will stick around all afternoon, and we could see a few showers popping up. However, I am not expecting a lot of rain. It will be a mild day with high temperatures in... more »
February 3, 2012 1:15 PM
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to pop-up throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Some of the storms could become strong to severe with damaging winds, but the threat is low. Heavy rain will be possible with any storm that develops. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and warm with... more »
February 3, 2012 5:50 AM
Good Morning! TGIF! Get ready for more wet weather today and through the weekend. We will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers & a few t'storms today. Some heavy rain is possible. High around 76. Keep your umbrella with you today!
Mostly cloudy with a few showers and... more »
November 28, 2011 5:53 PM
ZACHARY- Zachary Police are looking for a man who robbed the Payless Shoe Store on Main Street Saturday.
The crime was caught by a surveillance camera. Witnesses say the suspect held up his jacket and showed the employee a gun in his waistband. The say he left the store... more »
September 2, 2011 4:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Parks officials are announcing that Grand Isle State Park and Cypremort Point State Park will be closed through the Labor Day Weekend due to potentially heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Lee.
Campers affected by these closures may accept a refund or relocation to... more »
September 2, 2011 2:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas - The showcase matchup of college football's opening weekend - No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU - offers some of the best things college football has to offer, a high-stakes battle of teams loaded with speedy players from marquee conferences, distinctive mascots and whatever you might think... more »
May 7, 2011 9:58 AM
BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says June 11-12 will be a free fishing weekend for people who don't have recreational fishing licenses.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries education manager John Sturgis said Friday that it's is meant to encourage licensed recreational fishermen to introduce others to... more »
November 14, 2010 9:45 AM
PINEVILLE, La. - Twin forts built during the Civil War to stave off a Union attack during the Red River Campaign will open to the public this week as a historic site. The Fort Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pinveville is scheduled to open Thursday. Pineville Mayor Clarence... more »
November 13, 2010 10:42 AM
BATON ROUGE - Here's a list of all the scheduled events for LSU's 2010 Homecoming weekend. You can find more information about Homecoming by visiting the university's website .
Homecoming Day Spirit Wall Free Speech Plaza. The entire LSU Community is invited to sign the wall to celebrate LSU’s... more »
September 6, 2010 5:17 PM
Two men in East Baton Rouge Parish were arrested earlier today when they shot a gun near a subdivision after smoking marijuana. It comes on the heels of a violent weekend that left two people dead and eight others wounded. 19-year-old Joshua Magee and 22-year-old Jason Bazille were arrested after... more »
August 30, 2010 10:49 AM
Police say the second victim in a weekend shooting and home invasion in Baton Rouge has died from their injuries.
Authorities said 26-year-old Roderick Guillory died from his injuries early Monday morning. A second victim, 37-year-old Nicole Badger, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night.
BRPD officers... more »
March 16, 2010 5:18 PM
Ryan Davidson is the weekend meteorologist for News 2 Louisiana . He joined the WBRZ team in February 2010.
Ryan is originally from Patchogue, New York. He attended Penn State University and graduated with degrees in Meteorology and in Film and Television.
Before coming to work for WBRZ,... more »
September 4, 2009 11:05 AM
Fall is in the air, and so is football.
Our outdoors expert Joe Macaluso brings you some great tips for the first football Saturday of the season. more »