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Wildfire smoke lowering Baton Rouge area air quality

Wildfire smoke lowering Baton Rouge area air quality

Posted 6:12 PM 7/28/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

Over the last few days, parts of Louisiana have been dealing with an unexpected increase in ozone formation and therefore lower air quality. It has become poor enough that those with breathing sensitivities may want to limit time outside.

Warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies have (More)

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VIDEO: heavy storm dumps inches of rain on Baton Rouge

Posted 8:36 PM 7/27/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

On Tuesday evening, a heavy thunderstorm dropped 3 to 4 inches of rain on Baton Rouge in just over an hour. A time lapse captured by the WBRZ Towercam shows the dark clouds unloading rain over north Baton Rouge first before moving south over the city and I-10.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING was in (More)

7/26/2021

Monday PM Forecast: a fifth straight heat advisory

Posted 4:49 AM 7/27/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

As seasonably hot conditions continue, previously higher rain chances for the week ahead have been bumped lower in our latest forecast. The tropics remain largely quiet.

Next 24 Hours: Another sultry night is ahead as low temperatures struggle to move lower than the mid to (More)

7/25/2021

Sunday Evening Forecast: steam continues, few more showers this week

Posted 4:59 AM 7/26/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

While achieving official advisory criteria has been a challenge over the last few days, it is important to be aware of the recent ramp up in heat—our first taste this summer season. Cool down showers and thunderstorms will be the secondary story.

Next 24 Hours: (More)

7/24/2021

Saturday Evening Forecast: Triple digit heat continues, New Heat Advisory Sunday

Posted 8:27 AM 7/25/2021 by Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo

The Heat Advisory is set to expire at 6pm, but the heat is long from over. A new Heat Advisory begins at 10 am on Sunday.

THE FORECAST

Tonight & Tomorrow: Feels like temperatures will continue to be in the 90s until about 10 pm. A few (More)

7/23/2021

Friday evening forecast: weekend steam, slightly better shower chances

Posted 8:27 AM 7/25/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

The area did not meet the heat advisory criteria on Friday. However, it certainly was steamy with all viewing area locations spending some time with triple digit feels-like temperatures.

Next 48 Hours: A mostly clear and muggy night is ahead. Low temperatures will struggle (More)

7/22/2021

Some severe thunderstorms will soon trigger wireless emergency alerts

Some severe thunderstorms will soon trigger wireless emergency alerts

Posted 6:31 PM 7/22/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

A change is coming to the way severe thunderstorm warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. Beginning on August 2, some of these warnings will trigger the Wireless Emergency Alert tone on your smartphones, similar to tornado warnings.

 

Often, people incorrectly take (More)

7/21/2021

Wednesday evening forecast: trading widespread showers for steam

Posted 5:12 AM 7/22/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

What a difference 24 hours can make! The local area is getting a chance to dry out and will enter a more normal summer pattern for the foreseeable future.

Next 24 Hours: While a few rogue showers are possible through 10pm this evening, the rest of the night will be partly (More)

7/20/2021

Tuesday Evening Forecast: soggy summer pattern to change soon

Posted 5:00 AM 7/21/2021 by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus

Wet weather will hold on for another 24 hours or so. However, a clear pattern transition will start to take place toward the end of the week.

Next 24 Hours: A damp, muggy night is expected. Although a constant rain is not expected, scattered showers will stay in the (More)

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