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Week Two Of T-Storms & Humidity

Another compact storm that originated over the Gulf of Mexico will hinder travel every now and again as doses of showers and thunderstorms will criss-cross the region.  A thundershower will linger in a couple…

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Rain Not Going Away

Another compact storm that originated over the Gulf of Mexico will hinder travel every now and again as doses of showers and thunderstorms will criss-cross the region.   Shower and thunderstorm coverage will be greatest this evening before tapering off a…

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Warm, Humid Weekend

Happy Weekend! And, humidity for all! Most areas will have little to no wet weather Saturday, but those areas that pick up a slow-moving thunderstorm can get soaked for about an hour or so.…

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Welcome Weekend

Happy Weekend!   And, humidity for all!   The coverage area to a thunderstorm early this Friday night will be small, but certainly keep an eye to the sky. The same will likely be had on Saturday; most areas will have…

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Humidity Beast

Pockets of rain and thunderstorms will weaken under the cover of darkness.   However, areas of fog will form toward daybreak in the same areas that got wet; something to keep in mind on your…

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Humidity? Yes

A batch of rain with embedded thunderstorms will trickle south and east early tonight, weakening as they do so.   The heaviest activity may be more prone to hit the farther south and southwest you are from Columbus.   Areas of fog…

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Let It Rain

Did you have enough of the high heat? Monday was the last in the series, at least for the time being. Higher humidity and a broad storm over the Gulf of Mexico will lead…

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Humidity & Rain

Did you have enough of the high heat?   Today was the last in the series, at least for the time being. Higher humidity and a broad storm over the Gulf of Mexico will lead to more clouds than of late,…

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Summertime!

  Happy Mother’s Day!  The weekend is here! It’s a hot one too. A lone late-day thundershower cannot be ruled out, but if you have outdoor plans, you can certainly keep them. Humidity will…

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My Goodness, It’s Hot

The weekend is here!  It’s a hot one too.   A lone late-day thundershower cannot be ruled out, but if you have outdoor plans, you can certainly keep them.   Humidity will be bordering on the moderately high level before going exclusively…

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When Heat Collides With T-Storms

The hit/miss showers that developed earlier today were briefly intense in a couple neighborhoods.  However, they will fizzle out during the evening hours, leaving behind a clearing sky and tranquility.    The only concern would be patches of fog developing in…

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Heat

The first 90 degree day was had by some earlier this afternoon.  And, there is more where that came from.   Shower or thundershower activity over the coming days will remain isolated until higher humidity returns.   So, for the time being,…

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Time To Head Back To The 90s

Very warm to hot weather will continue through this week, including the weekend.  Clear skies will return tonight, and the humidity will remain at a comfortable level. Expect similar moderate humidity levels the rest…

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The 90s Are Coming!

Very warm to hot weather will continue through this week, including the weekend.   Although a shower will wobble through a couple neighborhoods early this evening, the outdoor dinner date index will remain high, given the small coverage area to the…

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Toasty It Shall Be

Mild nights will give way to very warm, or hot, afternoons through the rest of this week.  However, with the latest dip in humidity, it’s not bad outdoors; at least for now. Sunshine will…

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Warm Weather Here To Stay

A shower will dot the landscape this evening along with a gusty breeze.  However, with the latest dip in humidity, compared to this past weekend, it’s not bad outdoors. Sunshine will start off the next few mornings before some afternoon…

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Toasty

Heat’s on! Friday will likely be the warmest; not just of this forecast, but for the year-to-date as well. The record for the date is 90 from 1959. It’ll be close! Sunshine will give…

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A Run To A Record

Heat’s on!   A few wispy high clouds will settle across the area this evening with another great outdoor dinner date scenario. Friday will likely be the warmest; not just of this forecast, but for the year-to-date as well.   The record…

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Whew!

Time to sweat.   Although humidity will remain at a moderate level for the rest of this week before increasing slightly this weekend, it sure is warm outside.   Nonetheless, the outdoor dinner date index will remain at a 10, so take…

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Lookin’ Good….And, Warm

While it’s certainly not considered humid outside, humidity levels will remain constant at a moderate level through the rest of this work week, allowing sunshine to give way to afternoon clouds for the next…

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Adjusting The Thermostat Higher

Sunshine gave way to some afternoon clouds earlier today as humidity levels began to creep upward.   While it’s certainly not considered humid outside, levels will remain constant through the rest of this work week, allowing sunshine to give way to…

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Warm Weather? Yeah, We Got That!

Clear skies at night will continue to bridge the gap between sun-filled days. It’ll get progressively warmer throughout the week, and some record high temperatures may be challenged Thursday and Friday. Even if a…

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You’re Getting Warmer

This past weekend was a gem, and that weather trend continued today.   The only change is that it’s slightly warmer today.   It’s simply a great time to get outside for a dinner date, and if it is a first date,…

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Record-Challenging Heat Next Week

The Pink Full Moon will arrive on Sunday, and the weather will remain spectacular for its viewing. Temperatures will remain a bit below average this weekend before rebounding next week. Nights will remain quite comfortable for the next few nights/mornings.…

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Warmest Of The Year-To-Date Headed Our Way

The gusty breeze that developed earlier in the day will settle down this evening, much like the past several evenings.   A weak cool front will have no wet weather associated with it, and clear skies will return in its wake.  …

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Beau-ti-ful Weekend

Friday will feature intervals of clouds and sunshine with a decent afternoon. A weak cool front arriving Friday evening will likely have no wet weather associated with it; just some harmless clouds. Sunshine will…

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Dry Run Headed Our Way

The steady band of rain that arrived earlier in the day with an isolated thunderstorm has now moved off to the south and east.  In its wake, there will be a stray thundershower throughout the evening hours; otherwise clouds will…

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Stormy For A Couple Hours Thursday

A dry night will be had despite increasing cloudiness overnight.  The same thing cannot be said for Thursday.  A band of rain and heavier thunderstorms will move in from the west during the late…

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Bumpy Ride Thursday

A bit of a gusty breeze will linger throughout the early evening hours.  Although some clouds moved back into the picture earlier today, they will thin out this evening before returning again overnight.   Regardless, a dry evening and night will…

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Next Round Of Storms In Sight

Sunshine will mix with a little cloud cover Wednesday.  A gusty breeze during the afternoon will aid in the development of a milder day.  Not bad.   However, this is in advance of a Thursday…

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Bright Weekend Arriving

The steady soaking rain from this past weekend is now a recent memory. However, we’re not done in the wet weather department.  Somewhat cooler weather returns Tuesday with intervals of clouds and sun; even…

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More Rain This Week

The steady soaking rain from this past weekend is now a recent memory.   However, we’re not done in the wet weather department.   The coverage to a leftover shower or thundershower early this evening will not be all that great,  but…

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Gonna Rain!

Sunshine early Saturday will give way to increasing clouds, but a dry, pretty awesome day will be had. Enjoy! Showers will likely break out Sunday, eventually blossoming into steadier, heavier rain later Sunday or…

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When It Rains, It Pours

Cooler weather certainly entered the picture today, and that trend will continue under a clear sky tonight.   Once again, the gusty breeze that developed throughout the day will diminish with the setting sun. Sunshine early Saturday will give way to…

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Shades & ‘Brellas Weekend

A fresh cool air mass takes over under the cover of darkness, leading into Friday morning.  Friday afternoon will otherwise be a pretty nice day. Sunshine early this weekend will give way to some…

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Cooler AM’s

The sun made a nice return this morning, joining forces with a gusty wind to produce another great day.   Now, that wind will diminish once the sun sets; much like the past few days.   A fresh cool air mass in…

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Cooler Weather’s Turn

80+ degrees returned to the region on Wednesday.  Fortunate or not, it’s a one and done. A cool front arriving from the northwest overnight will usher in a band of clouds; it may even…

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Cooler; Not Cold

A gusty breeze returned earlier today to combine with plenty of sunshine to push 80+ degrees back into the region.   Fortunate or not, it’s a one and done.   Despite a breezy evening, it’ll be pretty nice to get outdoors for…

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Warm Wednesday; Woohoo!

Did you like Tuesday’s weather?  Additional warmth will be had Wednesday with more sunshine. A weak cool front will arrive Wednesday night; likely with no wet weather. The sun will be quick to return…

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Even Warmer Tomorrow

The chilly start we had this morning gave way to an incredible afternoon with sunshine.   A bit of a gusty breeze did redevelop, but will settle down with the setting sun.   Clear skies will remain tonight, but it won’t be…

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Transition Tuesday

Cold, gusty winds on the tail end of our exiting storm gusted over 20 mph earlier Monday.   However, now that the wind has diminished greatly, and will become negligible by daybreak, the stage is…

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Cold Air Cameo

Cold, gusty winds on the tail end of our exiting storm gusted over 20 mph earlier today.   The sun did us no justice, only allowing for high temperatures in the 50s and  60s.   After the wind diminishes this evening, frost…

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Warm Saturday Set To Turn Nasty For Some

Saturday will feature another warm afternoon with a gusty breeze. However, there will be more clouds developing during the day as our latest cold front approaches from the west. Severe storms across Mississippi and…

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Warm To Storm

A gusty breeze throughout the region early today combined with sunshine to make for another warm day.   That wind will be diminishing as the evening wears on, but it will remain warm the entire time. Saturday will feature another warm…

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Giant Storms This Weekend

Sunshine will mix with a few high clouds Friday, making for a beautiful sunset; let alone the great weather all day long.   The Outdoor Lunch Date Index is a 9; not quite making the…

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Weather Turns Ugly This Weekend

It was another gem today, and that trend continues through this evening with the Outdoor Dinner Date Index at 10! Sunshine will mix with a few high clouds Friday, making for a beautiful sunset; let alone the great weather all…

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Severe Weather Weekend

Sunshine will mix with a few high clouds Thursday with another cool start giving way to a warm afternoon.  The OLDI (outdoor lunch date index) is a 9, so get outside!  Friday will follow…

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Warming

A great evening for being outdoors is upon us.  In fact, the ODDI (outdoor dinner date index) is a 9! Cool weather will settle in again overnight under a mostly clear sky. Sunshine will mix with a few high clouds…

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Warming Trend

Patches of clouds will be quick to clear out of here this evening, making for a tranquil, starlit night.   However, without a blanket of cloud cover, it will turn out quite chilly. The chill of Wednesday morning will give way…

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