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: Nice weekend, then some storms expected Monday with next cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weekend looks cool, mostly sunny

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool days ahead; some rain expected Thurs. into Fri.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers continuing until after midnight, followed by drop in temps

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps to fall overnight as some rain moves through

2019 ranks in top 10 for Atlantic hurricane activity

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No threat of severe weather with passing of Friday’s cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front to bring scattered rains Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry days ahead, until Friday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking the next rain maker

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmth continues into a very windy Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers ramping up after midnight as cold front moves through

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Marginal Risk for severe weather as rain associated with cold front move through overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns Friday night, Saturday morning; colder temps on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late Friday into Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm-up this week, then another cold front arrives Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pleasant weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler than normal temps through weekend, but with plenty of sunshine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hard Freeze Warning in effect Tues. night through Wed. morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny weekend weather before cold front arrives

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect a sunny weekend ahead of next week’s cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool, mostly sunny weekend on the way

Should we get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps expected to be in 40s for trick-or-treating

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy weather on the way; Halloween expected to be chilly

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet weekend ahead, but outlook has improved

  Flash Flood Watch issued for Friday morning through Saturday afternoon

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Skies will clear overnight ahead of sunny Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful fall weekend ahead

  Potential La. impacts minimal as PTC 16 tracks through Gulf