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  • More of the same

    April 23, 2014

    We continue the similar summer-like pattern of steady, warm temperatures and slowly increasing humidity.

    Summary: A stalled frontal boundary is draped across the state of Louisiana. This stationary front is weakening and nearly ambiguous, only detectable by a change in wind direction. Despite its presence, skies will have the opportunity to remain mainly clear as it lifts away from the region.... more »

  • Where did winter go?

    April 22, 2014

    A cold front is expected to pass through today, but maybe "cold" is too strong of a word. Don't expect to cool down much with this front, but we will dry out a bit. This is good news for drivers because the humidity brought us a lot of fog this morning as well as traffic congestion and accidents. It seems... more »

  • Entering the warm season

    April 21, 2014

    Only one chance for showers and storms is foreseen in what will be a warm week ahead.

    Summary: A high pressure system is positioned over the Gulf South. Just east of Baton Rouge, the high is allowing for a southwesterly flow at the surface. Tapping into warmer and more humid Gulf air, thermometers and dew points will be on the rise... more »

  • A great week ahead, for the most part

    April 20, 2014

    Many people in the southeast saw a fantastic Easter Sunday, thanks to an area of high pressure that kept the rain away and most of the clouds as well. This will stay with us until later on Monday when it will scoot toward the east. By Tuesday, a weak cold front will attempt to make its way into Louisiana. There... more »

  • Eggsellent weather in store

    April 20, 2014

    Well enough of the egg puns, you can eggspect fantastic weather for your Easter Sunday. Conditions will be similar to Saturday with high temperatures reaching the lower 80s. Light winds from the northeast will keep things on the dry side. Lows will bottom out in the upper 50s for Easter night.

    Temperatures will stay fairly stable throughout the week with temperatures... more »

  • Easter Weekend will bring eggs, candy, smiles, and sun

    April 18, 2014

    We'll keep a few clouds around for your Friday and the chance for a few spotty showers as well. The upper level low in the gulf is now moving into the Florida panhandle, bringing a chance for flooding to those areas. Here, an upper level shortwave will help push that away from us, but we may see a few showers... more »

  • 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 »

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