Steve Caparotta, WAFB

Steve Caparotta


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

Rain returns tonight, could be heavy at times

The daylight hours should stay mainly dry, but rains will quickly roll in from the west after dark in association with low pressure tracking along our coast and a cold front. → Read More

Flirting with record highs for a third straight day

Areas of dense fog this morning will give way to another unusually warm November day. → Read More

Record highs possible again today

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies can be expected, with the vast majority of us remaining dry. → Read More

Cool for another day, then much warmer into the weekend

After an unusually cold start this morning that had some areas flirting with record lows, temperatures remain cool this afternoon. → Read More

Freeze Warnings in place with record lows possible

The much-anticipated blast of cooler air comes surging into the area today in the wake of Monday’s strong cold front. → Read More

Warm weekend ahead but a big cool down expected next week

Weather looks just about perfect for Live After Five and high school football tonight. → Read More

Mild, mainly dry weather returns for the weekend

A line of showers and t-storms along a weak cold front has finally ended one of the longest dry stretches on record for Baton Rouge. → Read More

Flirting with 90 degrees today, a little cooler this weekend

After another nice start this morning, afternoon temperatures will be almost summer-like, flirting with highs near 90 degrees. → Read More

How did Ian become Florida’s deadliest hurricane in nearly 90 years?

One week after Hurricane Ian delivered a devastating blow to parts of the Florida Peninsula, it is still unclear how many people perished in the powerful storm. → Read More

Beautiful fall weather continues with even cooler temperatures for today

After another nice morning in the 50s, afternoon highs are only expected to reach the upper 70s for most under sunny skies. → Read More

Staying hot and dry in south La. as T.D. No. 9 forms in Caribbean

High pressure will result in a couple more days of hot and dry weather in the Baton Rouge area and T.D. No. 9 has formed in the Caribbean. → Read More

Hot and dry weather to continue through the week

Today’s highs will range from the low to mid 90s under mostly sunny skies. → Read More

Late summer heat wave delivers near record highs later this week

A few spotty showers can’t be ruled out today, but rain chances are posted at less than 20%, with afternoon highs expected to range from the low to mid 90s. → Read More

Gloomy weather continues with good rain chances through week’s end

Little change is expected in our weather today with mainly overcast skies and passing showers throughout the day. → Read More

Good rain chances continue but drier weather in sight

Rain chances will run 70% to 80% today, with highs again being held down in the upper 80s by the cloud cover and rainfall. → Read More

Back to school forecast: typical August heat, dodging afternoon storms

High temperatures will be right around normal for early August, topping out in the low to mid 90s. → Read More

Still quite hot today with scattered storms, better rain chances tomorrow

Temperatures should quickly warm into the low 90s by lunchtime, with heat index values climbing to 105° or above. → Read More

More storms today; heavy rain possible again

Showers and t-storms are likely again today, as a disturbance continues its slow westward trek along the northern Gulf Coast. → Read More

Storms likely over next couple of days

Rain chances climb higher over the next couple of days as a weak disturbance moves east-to-west along the northern Gulf Coast. → Read More

Former NWS chief in La. chosen as new director of National Weather Service

Kenneth Graham has been selected as the new director of the National Weather Service. → Read More