Forecast

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry and cloudy day ahead, rain returns to forecast

A cold front sinking down to the coast this morning and then stalling will result in a significant increase in cloud cover today. However, the vast majority of us will likely stay dry, with highs in the upper 60s.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful weather on MLK Jr. Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool start to the day, warmer weather ahead

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Plenty of sunshine this weekend with highs in the mid 50’s, close to freezing Saturday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly start with afternoon highs in the upper 50’s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny skies but still chilly as highs climb into upper 60s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold weather continues as we end the week

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  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cold start as sunshine returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet & cold start to the week

Snow unlikely for metro BR overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly weather remains in place, highs struggle to reach the 50’s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Overnight rains exit, leaving breezy, cooler weather

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool & dry start, but rain returning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cool beautiful day, rain chances expected late Wednesday

A weak cold front that moved through the area overnight is setting the stage for another beautiful day.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly and beautiful start to the week

This first full week of 2021 gets off to a beautiful start today with partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures as highs climb to around 70°.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold start, sunny with highs near 60

A chilly start out there to begin Sunday with temperatures very close to freezing. We’ll have mainly clear skies throughout the day and the next few days as well.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: 2021 begins cooler, drier than last day of 2020

Cooler and drier weather greets us on this first day of 2021 in the wake of a cold front that moved through overnight.

  FIRST ALERT DAY: Severe weather threat continues this afternoon and evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers today, main threat arriving on NYE

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather moving in on NYE

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns for NYE

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few strong storms possible New Year’s Eve

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer days ahead with rain chances later in the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Early morning freeze Saturday, warming trend on Sunday

Most of us missed the freeze for Christmas morning, but most of us won’t be as lucky on Saturday morning with temperatures dropping to around 30° for metro Baton Rouge.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Christmas morning will be a cold one

Tonight’s forecast gets a stamp of approval from Santa with clear skies and cold temperatures expected.

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

A line of thunderstorms will be rolling through the local area late Wednesday, Dec. 23.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong storms possible tonight

The storm threat ramps up late tonight.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late Wednesday

Any rain is likely gone before you wake up on Christmas Eve morning.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy, but nice and quiet Monday

Rain returns to the forecast by late Wednesday in association with our next cold front.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool & dry Sunday, lingering clouds

It will be cooler and drier Sunday as a result of a downpour over night. Current sky cams shows lingering clouds which will hang tough through much of the day Sunday.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly start, sunshine returns

Overnight, a few more clouds so we’re not expecting another light freeze.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another light freeze expected overnight

Overnight, under clear skies, anticipate a light freeze, patchy frost, and a low of 32°.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Light freeze possible overnight

Expect patchy frost and a light freeze overnight as our low drops into the lower 30°s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Very chilly temps, increasing rain activity

We stay dry through the afternoon, with activity increasing this evening and overnight.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry, chilly, breezy

Breezy northerly winds, under a sun/cloud mix and an unseasonably cool daytime high

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Line of storms impacts metro area tonight

Temperatures will trend colder as we start the work/school week. That is thanks to a cold front that brought showers and t-storms Sunday night.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain to come late Sunday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain to come late Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain moves in overnight

Keep the umbrellas handy this weekend.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet and sunny; rain possible Friday

Wet weather will move in late Friday.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet, pleasant, sunny

Look forward to more sunshine and a pleasant daytime high of 70°.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Layer up

Area neighborhoods are reporting some patchy frost and temperatures in the mid to upper 30°s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet and dry

Layer up!

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Passing light rain showers today

A passing cold front will help deliver clear skies by Monday morning. Temperatures will also be below normal and stay that way through Wednesday morning.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dodging some rain to end the weekend

Clouds will increasing on Saturday ahead of our next rain maker. Scattered light rain showers will impact your Sunday plans.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet, dry weekend ahead

Afternoon highs will only reach 58° Friday.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain impacting morning drives, lingering overnight

Our daytime high will top out a bit closer to the seasonal norm for early December in the upper 60°s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returning late evening, overnight

Late evening and overnight, a few scattered showers will pop up on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps stay cool into the afternoon; rain possible tomorrow

Highs will top out in the upper 50s, but a noticeable change today will be much less wind.

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

Tuesday morning begins the month of December with the first freeze of the season, a reminder that winter is right around the corner.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dreary cold weather ahead

As expected, rain has moved into SE LA and SW MS overnight and will likely stay with us over the next several hours.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Black Friday marks start of rainy weekend for SE La.

A few neighborhoods got an early head-start on the rain Thursday, Nov. 26 and more wet weather is on the way Friday, Nov. 27 and it will last through the weekend.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thanksgiving Day starts off cooler with some dense fog, slight chance for isolated afternoon showers

Thanksgiving morning is starting off nice and quiet on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar and it’s cooler than it was early yesterday!

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few storms before Thanksgiving

Our entire viewing area is under a low-end (marginal) risk for severe weather later today.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more dry day; get the umbrellas ready

No activity today on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar but that will be changing within the next 24 hours.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect plenty of sunshine on the Monday before Thanksgiving

As you’re heading out on this Monday of Thanksgiving week, it’s a quiet morning – a tad warmer than early yesterday but still quite comfortable.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Three different cold fronts over the next 10 days

A cold front will push through the local area during the predawn hours on Monday.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Good rain chance prior to Thanksgiving

The local weather will stay dry to conclude the weekend. Skies will remain fair with just a few clouds. Afternoon temperatures Sunday will top out in the upper 70°s. The forecast changes some overnight as a weak cold front pushes through the area.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly pleasant Thanksgiving week weather

Temperatures will remain above normal right through Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be nice.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry weekend; next rain maker arrives Wednesday

It won’t feel like late November this weekend. Afternoon highs will be almost 10 degrees warmer than normal on Saturday and Sunday. Thankfully, no records will be in jeopardy.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry pattern will continue through the weekend

We have enjoyed a fine week of autumn weather and the dry pattern will continue through the weekend and into next week.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Staying warmer than normal through Thanksgiving

It’s hard to get into the holiday spirit with the current weather pattern.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet weather for early Thanksgiving travel

Looking forward to Friday and most definitely looking forward to the weekend!

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

Both morning and afternoon temperatures will be a little warmer Friday and into the weekend. Daybreak temperatures for the Red Stick will be in the mid 50°s, with afternoons climbing to the upper 70°s to near 80° the next three days.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A bit warmer, but staying dry into the weekend

Temperatures will slowly warm up over the next few days, but we’ll have little to complain about with generally dry weather expected through the weekend. Our next impactful weather comes in the form of a cold front slated to arrive the day before Thanksgiving.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice November weather rolls on

One week before Thanksgiving and our November weather continues to be mild and dry!

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

The WAFB area will continue to enjoy some fine November weather right into the weekend.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mainly dry, pleasant weather continues into the weekend

High pressure will remain in control of our weather for the next several days, resulting in mild and mainly dry conditions. Temperatures and humidity will slowly climb as we head into the weekend and winds gradually shift around to the east and southeast.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sweaters and jackets this morning, sunglasses this afternoon

Plenty of sunshine ahead for your November Wednesday

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

After a chilly morning start, Tuesday was a pleasant autumn day under clear skies. Skies will stay clear through the night with Baton Rouge area temperatures dropping into the 40°s after midnight.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful fall weather continues!

High pressure will dominate our weather for the next several days, keeping things dry and pleasant. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather if you can!

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice, quiet autumn weather continues

Enjoy another pleasantly cool November morning.

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

The bottom line is we get to enjoy a fine week of fall weather with morning lows in the 40°s and 50°s, followed by afternoon highs in the 70°s.

  Beautiful fall weather locally; Iota approaching Nicaragua as Cat. 5 hurricane

A strong cold front that moved through the area on Sunday has ushered in some beautiful fall weather that will stick around through the week. While things are quiet locally, the Atlantic has now produced its latest Category 5 hurricane on record as Iota heads toward Nicaragua today.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall for a day or three

It is definitely a chilly start to your Monday morning.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weather feeling like Fall once again

After a cold front passed Sunday morning, the local weather is starting to feel like Fall once again. Temperatures will be below normal for a couple of days.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Autumn feel returns this week

A cold front will push through the local area today bringing back an autumn like feel. A narrow band of light to moderate rain will be just ahead of the front and will cause 15 minutes of light to moderate rain during the late morning hours.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Much anticipated cold front arrives Sunday morning

A cold front will be working out of the Central Plains overnight and will push into and through the local area quickly Sunday morning.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives Sunday morning

Our next cold front is set to arrive Sunday morning. In the meantime expect temperatures much warmer than normal to continue today.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arriving Sunday

It was a warm but enjoyable Friday afternoon under blue skies and sunshine and we all get to enjoy a nice evening with skies staying clear and temperatures slowly falling through the 60s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Record breaking 2020 hurricane season continues

To say that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been active is probably an understatement. 2020 has set a number of records in terms of tropical activity.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers on Sunday, then true fall weather arrives!

Nice weather continues for the next couple of days, although temperatures will continue to be a bit above normal. Our next impactful weather will be in the form of a strong cold front arriving on Sunday.