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: Warm, muggy conditions continue; rain expected Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog expected to redevelop overnight into Wednesday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog advisory in effect through Tuesday morning

  Slight chance for severe weather Friday, Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful, but chilly weather for New Year’s Eve; next rainmaker arrives Thurs.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Changes on the way with cold front, rain expected Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front moving through Sunday; widespread rain expected

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm Christmas; good chance for rain this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temps expected for Christmas; rain returns Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet, warmer weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cold night/morning ahead; showers expected this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clear skies overnight, and a light freeze

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clearer skies overnight with temps in the low 40s

  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