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  • Watching rain chances

    April 17, 2014

    The only hiccup in the extended forecast is this afternoon into Friday Afternoon as a developing Gulf Low needs to be monitored for increasing rain chances.

    Summary: A sneaky weather pattern is on hand for the next two days before forecast details become much clearer.
    A cold front will approach from the northwest Thursday Afternoon. Meanwhile, an upper level trough... more »

  • Is it April yet?

    April 16, 2014

    After a record cold morning, sunny skies and well below average temperatures will continue.

    Summary: High pressure will move from Ohio to Maine by Friday Morning. Broad, its influence will still be felt locally as easterly winds prevail into Thursday Night. At that time, a weak cold front will approach steered by the next high pressure dropping southeastward... more »

  • Changes for the cooler

    April 15, 2014

    After last week was spent clear and above average, the middle portion of this week will find calm and cool weather.

    Summary: The cold front that rattled the area with showers and storms on Monday has passed to our east. An upper level trough working in accordance with a surface high pressure system that has settled into Texas is allowing unseasonably... more »

  • Storm Threat

    April 14, 2014

    Keep your eyes to the sky and ears to the forecast today; there is a strong storm threat this afternoon and evening.

    Summary: A cold front stretches from the upper Mississippi River Valley into Central Texas. This cold front will approach the area from northwest to southeast during the afternoon hours. A line of showers and storms ongoing ahead of the... more »

  • Threat for severe weather tomorrow

    April 13, 2014

    The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has placed our area under a slight risk for severe storms for Monday. Currently, this threat is not looking as significant as it did last week when we received large hail in Baton Rouge, but that doesn't mean that the chance for large hail, strong winds, and an isolated tornado should... more »

  • Thunderstorms on Monday

    April 12, 2014

    A deepening low in the plains in conjunction with an upper level high along the Atlantic coast will strengthen our southerly winds a bit here on Sunday. We're expecting winds around 10-20mph and this will keep us warm and bring in a little more moisture. With this, as we cool overnight, we can expect some patchy fog in the morning.

    We'll... more »

  • More sun to come

    April 10, 2014

    The week will wrap up on a sunny and mild note.

    Summary: High pressure positioned near the Alabama/Georgia border will introduce a southerly flow to the region today. Such winds will gradually pull in warmer air from the Gulf of Mexico. By the weekend, the flow should be to the extent at which moisture will advance inland as... more »

  • Dry days to come

    April 9, 2014

    A stretch of several dry sunny days lies ahead for Southern Louisiana.

    Summary: A high pressure system will travel from Texas to the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean between today and Sunday. Subsiding air will create clear skies and a gradual surface wind shift from northeast to southwest resulting in warmer highs and lows each day through the weekend.

    Today... more »

  • Hail again?

    April 8, 2014

    A few showers expected today could once again allow for a few pockets of hail.

    Summary: An upper level trough crossing the area today will be the lone active weather creator for the next several days. The upper level trough, with very cool temperatures in the mid-levels, is swinging through the plains and into the Gulf South. These troughs can aggravate... more »

  • Things are calming down

    April 7, 2014

    The storm system that passed through brought us some large hail across the Baton Rouge area last night. Heavy rain and lightning were also prevalent across the area. The line ended up stalling for a bit before picking up more speed and finally scooting off toward the east. While stalled, the potential for persistent heavy rain became the concern as... more »

  • Tornado Watch issued; severe storms expected.

    April 6, 2014

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch effective until 3AM on Monday morning. We are also under a flash flood watch until 1PM on Monday.

    A tornado watch means that conditions are conducive for severe storms which can produce tornadoes. The chance for a strong tornado at or above EF2 classification may be possible somewhere in the area as... more »

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