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
A very nice, but cloudy, Saturday; a bit warmer, but sunny, Sunday – so now, we’re starting out your Monday with a few spotty showers on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar that will eventually become more widespread.
A glance at the calendar confirms that it’s October but it sure *doesn’t* feel like it! The past 3 days, we’ve had highs in the mid to upper 90°s; tied a record HIGH yesterday and today we’ll likely be within ONE degree of yet another record.
We’re turning the calendar page to start the lovely month of October – still too warm and still too dry, at least for most of the first week ahead – but changes *are* in the forecast, we just have to wait awhile longer.
Not much new to speak of – weather wise – across SE LA and SW MS. High pressure remains parked in place, resulting in ongoing dry and unseasonably warm late September conditions. Once again today, we’ll wind up – under sunny skies – with a high of 92° and still *no* activity on FIRST ALERT Doppler
Well, it’s official – “autumn” has arrived, though it may not really feel too much like it! Yesterday, we started off with an early morning temperature in the upper 60°s (the first time in almost 2 months!) – this morning, generally speaking, we’re in the low/mid 70°s.
So far, it’s been a quiet September morning throughout SE LA and SW MS – only limited activity on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar; and approaching late morning, temperatures are in the mid 80°s (with a “feels like” in the mid 90°s).
It’s a back-to-work, back-to-school Monday and in the world of weather, we’re back to more September heat! Mid 90°s were the rule this past weekend and it appears that trend will continue today – and, in fact, for the majority of the week ahead.
Overall, another relatively pleasant morning in progress – for your Friday, there are no driving challenges (at least regarding weather); only a blimp or two on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar and temperatures generally in the low/mid 70°s.