Weather Talk

First African tropical wave with potential moves into the Atlantic Ocean

The first tropical wave of the Atlantic hurricane season to move off the coast of Africa shows possible signs of development in the Atlantic Ocean.

In electrical storms, being indoors doesn't mean you're out of the woods

Weather experts agree: When lightning strikes, it's best to go indoors.

Tropical Storm Chantal propels toward Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Chantal continues its speedy journey west-northwest, toward the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, Monday afternoon.

Tropical Storm Chantal forms in Atlantic Ocean; could impact the U.S.

The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Chantal Sunday night, as the tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean showed signs of strengthening.

NWS: Flash Flood Watch in effect for southeast Louisiana, southern Miss.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through the weekend for much of southeast Louisiana and parts of southern Mississippi.

A month closer to peak of hurricane season

Typically, July is a quiet month during the Atlantic Hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, the season does not peak until mid-August and will stay active through late-October.

Record-setting heat wave turns fatal in Southwest

Death Valley resident Mike Wood says he's used to the heat. But when his running shoes begin to melt, he starts to pay attention.

Southwest scorcher approaches hottest day ever on Earth

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

People trying to stay cool; One of the hottest days in Baton Rouge so far

It's one of the hottest days in Baton Rouge so far. Those who have to work out in this heat, say the higher the temperature goes, the harder it is to stay cool.

A rare treat for night sky watchers

Thursday brings a rare treat for night sky watchers in South Louisiana. The Internation Space Station, or ISS, will fly overhead an hour after sunset.

Department of Insurance: Make sure you have enough coverage during hurricane season

With the start of hurricane season, the Louisiana Department of Insurance says you should make sure that you are fully covered today.

2013 has seen 7 lightning related deaths; Summer is peak lightning season

NOAA's National Weather Service has deemed June 23-29: Lightning Safety Awareness Week. They want to highlight the dangers of lightning and how to stay safe during a storm.

Up in the sky, look: It's Supermoon!

The heavens will deliver a rare treat to moonstruck romantics and werewolves Sunday who rise before the sun. A feat of lunar synchronicity will create a Supermoon.

Tropical Storm Barry forms and heads to Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry is the second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday evening.

Red Cross app offers hurricane preparedness tips

With hurricane season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking ahead and getting prepared at home.