Diane Deaton is the weathercaster for WAFB 9News This Morning and Early Edition. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1983 and was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Outside of her work at the station, Diane is very active in the community.
Over the years, Diane has helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses and now serves on their Board of Directors. She is also currently a board member of the Friends of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum and a new member of the Board of Directors with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging.
Diane is a past Board member of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.
For several years, she has been involved with VIP'S (Volunteers in Public Schools) “Reading Friends” program, tutoring first and second graders at Buchanan Elementary.
Diane is also the “handler” of a Champion Show Dog, (a Bernese Mountain dog named Rocky), through the LSU “Tiger Hats” Pet Therapy program. Through this program she visits the children and their families at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.
She is also a charter member of “Pearls and Tiger Paws,” the Volunteer League for Veterinary Medicine at LSU. And, for the past decade, she has been the American sponsor of a child in central America through “World Vision,” an International Christian Relief Program.
It would be almost impossible to complain about Wednesday’s sunshine, blue skies, and afternoon temperatures in the 60s, especially given this is mid-February. Of course, you know this great stuff can’t last very long.
A cold front will roll through the WAFB viewing area Thursday evening, a little earlier than we had expected. While we could see some scattered rains during the evening commute, this front will not be much of a rainmaker.
After another colder than normal late January morning throughout southeast Louisiana (which included a light freeze and patchy frost), temperatures that dropped into the lower 30s will gradually rebound into the upper 50s.