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: Early morning freeze Saturday, warming trend on Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Entire WAFB viewing area under Tornado Watch until 2 a.m.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another light freeze expected overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Light freeze possible overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: December begins with first freeze of the season

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry pattern will continue through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect warmer weekend, with next cold front anticipated next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful fall week on tap before things warm up again this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pleasant autumn weather will continue but warming trend begins Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect week of fall weather; historic Iota to make landfall in Central America as major hurricane

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arriving Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front expected to arrive midday Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weak cold front Wednesday delivers some modest relief

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps continue to be too warm for November; hurricane season just won’t quit

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm, muggy week on the way with no real sign of fall

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect some rain over weekend, warm temps next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some rain to move through over weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice autumn days ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect dry, cool weather all week, with humidity returning this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Election Day will get off to a chilly start; sunshine will continue for most of the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool temperatures to stay through mid week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine returns, quiet autumn weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Once Zeta passes, expect beautiful fall weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Zeta likely takes aim at Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arriving Friday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slight cool front to move through Fri. into Sat., but temps remain above normal

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect temps in the low 50°s Saturday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler weather has arrived, more on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Two cool fronts on the way this week