Jim Kosek

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Heat Set To Ease

Patches of low clouds and fog will once again shroud the sunrise for some locales this weekend.  That said, Saturday will be the latest in a string of very warm days; record high temperature…

Pollen Set To Slide

A shower will dot the landscape through the first half of tonight, perhaps even into the early morning hours of Saturday.  However, most of the time will be rain-free, and many neighborhoods likely won't have any rain at all.  So,…

More Of The Same

It's great to get outdoors these past few days with all the warm, rain-free weather.  However, most of us are still under a moderate drought, or at least being abnormally dry.  So, wet weather…

Moderate Drought Lingers

Another day, another record high temperature!  The increased evaporation rate isn't helping matter either.   The latest drought monitor released today shows that most of the region is under a moderate drought; elsewhere it's abnormally dry. Record heat will continue for…

Another One For The Books

High humidity going along with our recent dose of record warm weather.  And, that won't change through Saturday.   Although there will be some low clouds and fog to start off Thursday, rain-free weather is…

Another Record Day

The second record high temperature fell by the wayside earlier Wednesday afternoon.    While temperatures fell just one degree shy of tying the all-time February record high of 84 degrees in Columbus, the 83 degrees was enough to eclipse the previous…

Big Hair, Loud Music; The 80s Rocked

The 80s are coming back; not the 1980s, but 80+ degree weather will make a return visit for a few days, again.   That means record temperatures are in jeopardy; records dating as far back…

Looks And Feels Like Spring!

A few spots were able to pick up a brief shower this afternoon, and that trend will continue this evening.   Shower activity is less than 20 minutues in any one given locale, so you can easily keep outdoor plans if…

The Heat Is On

Record high temperatures will continue more days than not throughout the rest of this work-week.  A large dome of high pressure over the southwest Atlantic will see to the heat remaining put, along with…

It's Official; It's A Record!

A record high temperature fell by the wayside Monday afternoon, and more are expected to follow suit this work-week.   At the same time, humidity will also be building, starting on Wednesday.  Although a couple spots could pick up a brief…

Race To A Record

No record temperature was set on Friday, despite the super-duper warm air.   That's ok, there's more where that came from. Rather cloudy skies will occupy the weekend as a weak cool front limps into…

Swinging For The Warm Weather Fences

The heat is on!  No record high temperature today, but they will fall by the wayside early next week.    If you're outdoors this evening, the Outdoor Dinner Date Index (ODDI) is a 7 on a scale of 1-10.  The negatives…

Save $$$ On The Heating Bill

The beautiful warmer air that arrived Thursday will continue to be present over the next several days, although there will be some fluctuations. Low clouds will redevelop overnight through a part of Friday, after…

Bring In The Big Book Of Records

Warm air seriously piled on top of us earlier today.  If you didn't have time to enjoy it, the super-duper warm weather will be setting up shop, so there is plenty of time to get outside.   Record warmth will be…

Approaching Record Warmth!

It's been almost a week since we've been able to see the sunrise.  Don't bother setting the alarm to view it Thursday, unless you're a fan of clouds, fog and drizzle! After a damp…

Late-Night Date Weather

Clouds did part for a little blue sky earlier today, but those small holes in the cloud deck will fill in throughout the Valentine's Day evening hours.   Dry weather will be the name of the game, so if you're out…

Happy Fat Tuesday!

It's all about indulgence and good times on this Fat Tuesday, and indulge in warm weather we shall over the coming days.   A blanket of cloud cover at night will see to mild nights.   Although the sun really won't be…

Damp? Yes. Soaking Wet? No

Temperatures will fluctuate throughout the work-week, as our wind direction shifts, allowing air that originated over different locales to enter the scene.   One thing that will not be present with any of these wind…

No Snooze Alarm Tuesday

If Mother Nature is your valentine this year, then consider the recent blanket of clouds and damp weather your gift.   While no soaker is in store for us this week, there will be occasional…

Flood Watch This Weekend

Clouds and fog will start off the weekend with a shower or drizzle around.   While a large part of the afternoon should be free of rain, there can still be a shower or t-shower…

Humidity, Rain & Thunderstorms, Oh My!

A flood watch is in effect for parts of the areas this weekend. A shower will dot the landscape this evening; otherwise clouds will hang around all night with areas of fog developing late. …

EF0 Tornado Confirmed

An EF0 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service.  The storm that spawned the tornado and uprooted nearly 100 trees in and around Junction City, GA in Talbot County occurred Wednesday morning.   The…

Wet At Times This Weekend

The current dip in humidity won't last long as a southerly flow of air develops out of the Gulf of Mexico.   So, if you have any outdoor plans, you may want to take care…

Brighter Thursday!

Recent rain will exit before daybreak on Thursday, allowing brightening skies and a pretty nice afternoon after a cool start. A return flow of air from the Gulf of Mexico will take place shortly…

Crazy Storms Done....For Now

  Heavy to severe storms that rushed across the Plains and Chattahoochee Valley Wednesday morning are long gone.  Unfortunately, it's a cleanup operation for some.   A possible tornado caused damage in and around Junction City, Ga; Talbot County shortly after…

Thunderstorms; Some Angry

The recent bout with warm weather feels terrific.  However, it comes at a shower and thunderstorm price.   A cool front approaching this warm air that originated over the Gulf of Mexico, will be the…

The 70s Are Coming Back!

Warm weather is on the docket all week!  Temperatures in the low 70s on Tuesday will be the warmest since the first week of November.  Whoa! Showers will return later Tuesday night with a…

Partially Wet Weekend

The first weekend of February starts off on a cold note, but it will gradually get warmer through the middle of next week.   Clouds will increase throughout the day on Saturday, but wet weather…

Groundhog Fever!

Friday starts off the Groundhog Day festivities.  What will you be doing when the sun comes up?  We'll be in the wake of our latest cold front with the ground being damp in spots…

February: In Like A Lamb; Out Like A Lion

The first day of February starts off cool, but certainly not as cold as Wednesday.  Clouds will thicken rapidly throughout Thursday, but shower activity later in the day or at night will be limited,…

Partial Lunar Eclipse Time!

Clear skies abound to start off your lunar eclipse and full moon viewing party Wednesday morning.   What?  You're not having an eclipse viewing party?  Well, I guess it is only a partial eclipse and…

Nights/Mornings Turn Chilly Again; Darn!

Chilly weather returns in the wake of our weekend storm.  That means grab the jacket on the way out the door, along with a pair of shades.  Sure, it'll be sunny, but no justice…

Hydrogen Set To Clash With Oxygen

A cold front approaching from the northwest will tap into plenty of Gulf moisture, leading to some heavy pockets of rain this weekend.   That said, most of Saturday will feature just an occasional shower…

Deja Vu Friday Morning

Stop me if you've heard this before.....a chilly morning gives way to a mild afternoon.  Yep, that's our Friday alright!  Sun will give way to some clouds, but dry weather will linger.   Unfortunately, we…

Chilled Breakfast; Milder Lunch

Another day, another chilly start.  However, sunshine will get us back to a mild note by Thursday afternoon.  Friday will follow suit. Clouds will enter the picture this weekend, in advance of our next…

Chilled Mornings; Nice Afternoons

Without a blanket of cloud cover to help lock in the warmth of the day, expect a couple chilly nights/mornings through the rest of this week.   However, enough sunshine each day will provide a…

Kosek's Rule #1

If you see your shadow, grab some shades.  It's a simple rule to live by, and the sun will shine brightly for most of the rest of this week.    That said, a gusty breeze…

Warmer Weekend; Yay!

A northward shift in the jet stream, or the ribbon of air that drives storms across the nation, allows for warmer weather to infiltrate this weekend.   If you outdoor plans, you'll want to extend…

Warmer Weather Set To Return

Harsh cold air will linger for one more morning before sunshine finally helps modify the air back into the 50s for most areas.   Shaded areas began to see compacted snow/ice melting on Thursday.  However,…

Black Ice Part II

A near-record cold air mass will start off Thursday, in the wake of our latest Winter storm.  Shaded areas that didn't have any direct sunlight will have dangerous compacted snow/ice through the midday hours…

Dangerous Black Ice

The axis of our latest storm will move through and east of the Chattahoochee Valley near, or just after daybreak, Wednesday.  However, the initial melting of snow, combined with temperatures falling from above freezing…

Say It Ain't Snow!

Relatively milder weather returned to the area Monday, and that trend will continue Tuesday, despite a chilly start.   However, this is all in advance of our next cold front, due to arrive Tuesday night.  …

Winter Digs In For A Week

Cold, gusty winds will set the stage for a cold start to this weekend.  The combination of the cold and the wind will make it feel like the teens early Saturday, and no better…

Stormy Weather Signals A Change To Winter

Warm, humid weather will hang around into Friday, ahead of a massive cold front that has its origins from Siberia!  That basically means two things.   First:  A big dose of rain with thunderstorms is…

Warm To Winter

A tattered blanket of clouds will help keep the warmth locked in through the rest of the work-week.  However, a large storm in brewing in the nation's mid-section.   Said storm will tap into moisture…

Ahhhhh, Warm!

The warmest weather of 2018 has arrived!  However, it's not setting up shop to stay.   While clouds and a sprinkle will start off Wednesday, some sun should return again due to a light breeze…

Warmer Weather Cometh!

The first of two separate storms this week will slowly drift southward through the Gulf of Mexico, allowing rain to taper off to spotty drizzle Tuesday morning.   However, clouds and some fog will linger…

Slow Start To Warming Process

A cold start Saturday will make way for a better, or let's say not as harsh, afternoon via sunshine. Milder weather will continue to pour into the region later this weekend and throughout next…

Cold Eases, Albeit Painfully Slow

A frigid start to Friday with near record temperatures will give way to lots of sunshine, and not as harsh conditions.   Initially, due to the lack of wind Friday afternoon, it'll feel a bit…