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.
Honored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters with the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award"
CAAWS (Capital Area Animal Welfare Society) Holly Reynolds Humanitarian of the Year Award
Ulli Goodman Volunteer of Year Award presented by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater
Certified as a DELTA Society Pet Partner, nationally recognized in the field of animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy
Missouri Western State College: Elementary Education; emphasis in Early Childhood and Remedial Reading Certification
We can certainly appreciate a quiet and mainly dry mid-July forecast and that’s exacting what we’re expecting today – starting with this morning, no activity on FIRST ALERT Doppler and temperatures in the mid/upper 70°s.
Tropical Depression Barry is now in southern Arkansas – about 80 miles WSW of Little Rock but band of tropical showers/storms streaming off the Gulf and into the circulation of Barry will produce periods of heavy rainfall still today.
Another HOT July day ahead for SE LA/SW MS; while we’re not under a “Heat Advisory” we’re still looking at afternoon temperature topping out at 97°, just 2 degrees shy of tying the record – the “feels like” temperature as high as 105°.
A quiet FIRST ALERT Doppler radar as you head out the door this morning and relatively pleasant temperatures as well – starting out generally in the low to mid 70°s, about where it should be this time of year.
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and so is the late May heat and humidity! At least it’s a “bit” cooler this morning, temperatures in the upper 60°s/lower 70°s but still heating up later this afternoon.