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

Miss. River breaks record for number of days at or above flood stage

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain expected for weekend, but nothing severe

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy thunderstorms returning Saturday, continuing into Mother’s Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Last weekend of April slated to be a beauty

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday afternoon showers before sunny Easter weekend