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.

Awards:

  • 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

Books:

Education:

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

Recent Articles by Jay

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rain creeps back into forecast by Friday and into weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday morning looking quite cool

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool front moving through Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool front on the way; some rain over the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool front expected to arrive Saturday into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer than usual temps continue until weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front to move through this weekend; severe weather not a concern at this time

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps this week to be above normal

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect on-and-off showers throughout the weekend as cold front moves through

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet weekend ahead as cold front moves through

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Run of active, rainy days stars Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Springs starts Thurs.; Friday and Saturday look wet

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer than normal temps through week, then cold front arrives Friday into Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm, sunny weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps remain above average; rain chances low

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps creep into low 80s; rain chances low through weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday looks mainly dry; warm temps continue

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers likely Tuesday; warmer than normal temps this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Don’t forget to adjust clocks for Daylight Saving Time

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry weekend ahead with cool temps, some clouds

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather threat subsiding

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon, night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong storms, locally heavy rain possible by Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful, sunny weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warming trend continues through weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine is back, along with cold morning starts Thursday and Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, but dry Mardi Gras ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool, dry weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry weekend expected with cooler temps