Jay Grymes

Jay Grymes

Chief Meteorologist

Baton Rouge, La.

Jay Grymes joined the WAFB 9News team in August 1996 and was named Chief Meteorologist in May 2003.

Jay was born in Arlington, Virginia and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, He moved to Baton Rouge in 1985 by invitation from LSU.


  • Louisiana State Climatologist, 1991-2003, President of the American Association of State Climatologists (2001-2002)
  • 2004 "Weathercast of the Year." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2009 "Outstanding Achievement Award: News Media." National Hurricane Conference
  • 2010 "Golden Mike Award." Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
  • 2014 "Outstanding Service Award." Baton Rouge Fire Prevention Committee



  • University of Delaware
  • Louisiana State University: 30+ graduate hours focusing on climatology, meteorology and hydrology

Recent Articles by Jay

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect temps in the low 50°s Saturday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler weather has arrived, more on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Two cool fronts on the way this week

  Delta regains major hurricane strength, could strengthen more Thurs. night

  Delta expected to make landfall along La. coast Friday as Cat. 2 or 3 storm

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Delta now a hurricane, could hit Louisiana Friday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful autumn weather should continue deep into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold fronts keep rolling through; eyes remain on the tropics

It’s October, but that doesn’t mean hurricane season is over

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool fall days continue

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain-free, sunny fall days ahead straight through weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect fall temps and clear skies this week; disturbance in the Caribbean being monitored

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Low rain chances for weekend, Monday brings cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: This weekend’s weather should make you smile

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rains possible Wednesday night; rain chances lower for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall weather with low humidity expected next week; Beta weakens quickly

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beta to bring several days of rain into Louisiana

With only 21 names on the Atlantic storm list, what happened to the other 5 letters?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect cooler temperatures to stay for weekend with uncertainties in Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mainly dry Friday; expect fall-like temps Saturday, Sunday mornings

Invest 90L expected to strengthen; record hurricane season presses on

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall-like weather on the way for the weekend, next week

Plenty of time left in record-breaking 2020 hurricane season as we watch system in Gulf for signs of development

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sally slowly approaches coast; fall cool front on the way next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hurricane Sally forecast for metro Baton Rouge continues to improve, but don’t relax just yet

Sally shifts further east

T.D. #19 has been upgraded to T.S. Sally as of Saturday’s 1 p.m. advisory

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hurricane Season really heating up; 2 systems could bring rain to La. coast next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tired of the heat? No sign of fall weather just yet

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer-like temps continue; 4 features being tracking in the tropics