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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool start Saturday, more sunshine on the way

Your forecast for Saturday calls for lots of sunshine, maybe a little breezy at times, highs will be in the upper 60′s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bright sunshine with highs topping out at 70; showers return Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly start to the day, warmer weather returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy and cold start to your day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances return, cold front moves in later in the day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cloudy day with temperatures reaching the mid 80′s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly cloudy and dry with highs expected to hit the 80′s

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  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Partly cloudy skies and warm weather as highs climb to upper 70′s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm weather continues with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful cold start, but warmer weather continues into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold start to the day, but warmer weather continues through the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold start to the week, but warmer weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool start but warming up through the 60′s by this afternoon

Gov. Edwards holds news conference at LSU Health Shreveport on state’s response to winter weather

The news conference will be held at LSU Health Shreveport at 2 p.m.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly start with lows in the mid 20s but expect lots of sunshine with a high of 55

Today we started with lows in the mid 20s, but this should be the last hard freeze not only of the forecast, but hopefully this season.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine finally returns as highs reach mid 40′s

Sunshine finally returns to the area today, but temperatures will still be more than 20 degrees below normal as highs only reach the mid 40s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Overcast skies and cold temperatures continue as highs struggle to reach the low 40′s

We’ll enjoy a chance to dry out on Thursday, Feb. 18, but mainly overcast skies and cold temperatures will remain in place.

  73% of the U.S. covered in snow, most widespread coverage in 17 years

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps climb above freezing, but showers roll into the area later in the day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Record lows starting out your Tuesday, cold weather remains for the week

‘Large majority’ of Louisiana’s roads remain impassable due to winter weather, State Police says

  Gov. Edwards holds news conference as La. faces bitter cold

  State officials warn after drivers seen navigating around barricades on Miss. River Bridge

  Winter precipitation exits Baton Rouge area; bitter cold arrives

Now that measurable winter precipitation has exited the local area, the weather focus turns to the arrival of bitterly cold Arctic air

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Here’s what to expect from the upcoming winter storm

A Winter Storm Warning is now posted for the vast majority of the WAFB viewing area from midnight through 6 p.m. on Monday.

  Mayor Broome on closures, garbage collections, and safety tips ahead of severe weather

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome advises all residents to be prepared for these winter conditions and encourages staying off roads beginning Sunday night through Tuesday morning.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Significant ice storm possible on Monday

A Winter Storm Watch is now posted along and west of a line extending roughly from New Iberia through Baton Rouge to McComb, MS.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter returns as temperatures top out in upper 40s; light showers remain

Winter has returned and looks like it will be staying with us for a while to come. Temperatures may not get above the 40s until the mid part of next week.

How to drive in wintry conditions

Driving during wintry conditions can be tricky, especially for those who aren’t used to it.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Widespread showers and thunderstorms Thursday morning, should become more scattered by afternoon

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Feb. 11 - Widespread showers and thunderstorms Thursday morning, should become more scattered by afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers throughout the day, cold weather ends the week

Grab an umbrella on your way out today with scattered showers and thunderstorms returning to the forecast.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fog to start your Tuesday and warming trend continues

Your Tuesday starts off with patchy fog and drizzle with reduced visibility, so exercise caution on the roads.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warming trend begins this week, rain expected

After a beautiful Sunday, Monday will bring a few more clouds, but we should remain dry in advance of our next rain chance which will arrive overnight into Tuesday morning.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy, cool, and dreary day with light, scattered showers

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, Feb. 6

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers expected throughout the day as temperatures struggle to reach the low 50′s

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, Feb. 5

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly start but expect temps to hit the lower 70s this afternoon with a chance of rain overnight

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Feb. 4

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold weather continues, rain returns this week

After another cold start to the day, temperatures will be somewhat warmer this afternoon as highs top out in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cold and partly cloudy day

After another cold start, temperatures will again stay a little bit below normal today as highs top out in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold & sunny start to the week

February gets off to a chilly start around the area in the wake of a cold front that moved through on Sunday.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, breezy, and warm for your Saturday with a chance of showers overnight

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, breezy, and warm for your Saturday with a chance of showers overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly temperatures remain with highs only reaching the upper 50s

Keep a jacket handy throughout the day today with cool temperatures expected to remain in place.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect drier, cooler weather after morning rains

Early morning rains will give way to drier, breezy, and cooler weather for the remainder of Wednesday. Skies should be partly cloudy by the afternoon, with highs topping out in the upper 60s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy next 24 hours

Off and on rain showers will stay in the forecast over the next 24 hours. A cold front Wednesday morning will finally clear out the wet stuff and bring us a much needed cool down.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet & warm start to the week

Some patchy fog for the morning commute will give way to increasing rain chances this afternoon and evening. The rains will be driven by an approaching cold front, but highs will still reach the mid 70s for many before any rain develops.

First Alert Forecast: Umbrellas might come in handy this week

First Alert forecast

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A rainy start to the day with isolated showers expected to linger

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: January 22

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely to return today with highs topping out in the low 70’s this afternoon

There's a chance of light showers this afternoon. Rain becomes likely tonight as a cold front moves into our region from the north.

  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: Cool start to the day, warmer weather ahead

A seasonably cool start to the day will give way to a rather warm afternoon for January standards as highs climb into the low 70s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps will trend warmer the next few days

MLK Jr. Day is shaping up to be a beautiful day with sunny skies and highs in the mid 60′s. We’ll continue to see a warming trend over the next several days.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Beautiful weather on MLK Jr. Day

It's going to be another beautiful weather day for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

We have a few clouds overhead to start the day, but these clouds will move away and yield more sunshine in a few hours.

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

Plenty of sunshine this weekend, close to freezing Saturday night.

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

We're off to a chilly start with temperatures considerably cooler than yesterday.

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

Despite another cold start, we're expecting warmer afternoon temperatures and sunny skies as temperatures reach the upper 60's

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

Cool weather prevails again on Wednesday as highs only reach the mid to upper 50s this afternoon under mainly sunny skies.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cold start as sunshine returns

Sunshine returns on Tuesday, but temperatures will remain well below normal as highs only top out in the low 50s.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wet & cold start to the week

Low pressure tracking along our coast has delivered a bout of winter weather to the Deep South, but for the vast majority of our area, it’s just been a very cold rain from late Sunday into early Monday.

Snow unlikely for metro BR overnight

Snow is unlikely for metro Baton Rouge into early Monday morning. To see any chance for white stuff or ice pellets you’ll need to be very close to the state line.

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

Chilly weather remains in place as highs struggle to reach 50 degrees.

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

Overnight rains are exiting to our east, leaving us with breezy and cooler weather for today.

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

The day starts out dry and cool, but we’re giving you a First Alert to rain returning to the area tonight in association with a cold front.

  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

A Level 3/5 (enhanced) risk of severe weather remains in place for much of our viewing area today. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be possible in any stronger storms that develop.

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

Thursday starts out mainly dry, but storms will likely start to fire near or shortly after lunchtime.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather moving in on NYE

Showers and t-storms are likely Thursday afternoon and evening, with the Storm Prediction Center maintaining a Level 2/5 (Slight) risk of severe weather for our entire viewing area.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns for NYE

Active weather currently appears slated for New Year’s Eve.

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

The weather will be relatively quiet as many head back to the daily grind. Temperatures will be trending warmer in the coming days.

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

It’s a cold start this Sunday morning in the 30′s, but definitely not as cold as Saturday morning when we had temperatures in the 20′s.

  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.