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 storms throughout the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hanna makes landfall; rain likely for La. through Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hanna headed to Texas, will bring some rain to Louisiana coast

  TD #8 upgraded to TS Hanna, takes aim at Texas

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tropical depression in Gulf to bring some rain to coast before likely Texas landfall

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry conditions Tuesday night, rain picks up Wednesday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday looks dry, but rain chances increase for the following days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Humidity and low rain chances heading into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday will be drier after Thursday’s storms

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect heat to continue, rain chances increase Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Oppressive heat continues for second day; rain chances increase Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances increase this week but heat remains

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dangerous heat continues through weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat index readings of 100°+ expected over next few days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, humid days ahead; rain chances low

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances taper off Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain expected Tues. and Wed., but heavy downpours unlikely

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: On-and-off rains through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fourth of July weekend looking somewhat rainy

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat advisory issued for second day in a row; one likely Thurs. too

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More days feeling like at least 100° on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, muggy, dry pattern returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy weekend expected, but active storms not anticipated

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rains winding down; Air Quality Alert issued Friday due to Saharan dust

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms continue to move through; Flash Flood Watch in effect thru Thursday evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry Father’s Day weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Humidity slowly on the rise; rain chances increase next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday evening feels more like spring than summer

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another few days of low humidity on the way thanks to slight cool front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, dry conditions continue for most of week