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Hot & Dry Mother's Day Weekend

Expect a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. A few pop up showers are possible. Mostly clear tonight with lows in the low to…

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…

Documents Show Candidate's History of Breaking The Rules

Any member of the Board of Elections could still make a motion challenging the legitimacy of Zeph Baker's campaign. Public documents from business tax liens to campaign financial disclosure forms show bare minimum ,…

Hot & Dry Through Mom's Day

Expect a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon as it gets warmer with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. A few pop up showers are possible. Mainly clear tonight with lows…

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,…

Hot Hump Day

High pressure across the gulf will sling moist air into our area today, but we'll stay dry again although there could be some showers in north GA/AL due to a short "disturbance" passing to…

Small Child Hit By a Car And Killed In Columbus

A local family dealing with some very tough times.   Police say a toddler was hit by a car Tuesday May 8th in front of a Columbus home on Bond Avenue. The child died not long after being struck by…

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…

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…

Only Getting Warmer

More sunshine today with some clouds mixing in. Highs in the mid to upper 80s with some 90s. The UV level will be very high so be sure to lather up in the sunscreen…

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…

Local Rapper Killed for 16 Pounds of Pot

Police testify a local rapper was shot dead over a drug deal gone bad. Family and friends listened intently as a police detective told the court that there was surveillance video that showed exactly what…

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…

A Warm and Dry Monday

No real change in the weather pattern we've enjoyed over the past week. Sunny, warm, and dry... A weak front will pass through today, but offers no rain or even cooler temperatures for us…

Nice Weekend, Just a Few Raindrops

After really the first week of pronounced warm conditions all spring, a nice first weekend of May is shaping up through the area. Highs will maintain into the 80s throughout the period with only a slight chance of a renegade…

Let Don Do It

A local lady had a problem in her back yard. Annie lives not far from Fort Benning. She is a young grandmother who wanted more room for her grand kids to…

Weekend Stays Mainly Dry and Warm

Mainly sunny today with above normal daytime highs continuing in the mid to upper 80s, but some low 90s are possible. Overnight temps will be in the low to mid 60s. A front will push through this weekend that will…

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…

Ex Con Shot by Police has Violent Past

The ex con shot by Columbus Police while they were attempting to serve a warrant has had multiple violent encounters with Columbus Police officers according to court documents obtained by First News. This new information…

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…

Fort Benning Conducting Prescribed Burn Today (Thursday)

The Natural Resources Management Branch, DPW will be conducting a prescribed burn within O9 Training Area today (Thursday). The wind is predicted to be from the southeast and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction…

Slightly Warmer Today

A mix of sun and clouds today and Friday, but staying dry with near record highs in the mid to upper 80s, but some low 90s are possible. Overnight temps will be in the…

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…

Very Warm and Very Dry Again Today

Although we may see some clouds popping up today, we will stay dry as daytime temperatures get warmer pushing into the mid to upper 80s under lots of sunshine. Clear tonight with lows in…

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…

Couple Grew Pot for Cancer Patients

The defense attorney representing jailed couple Robert Jones and his wife Mikelle Jones lashed out at Columbus Police outside the courtroom after he says they confiscated his client's belongings and grossly overestimated the value…

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…

Only Getting Warmer

High pressure will continue to dominate the region through the rest of the work week. Not only will we stay dry, but we'll get warmer. Sunny skies today with highs in low to mid…

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…

Random Gunfire Kills 74 Year Old Columbus Dad

Investigators tell First News 74 year old William Meadows was minding his own business sitting in his parked car in his own garage when he was shot dead. William Meadows liked to sit in…

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,…

Brokaw Withdraws As Commencement Speaker

Savannah, GA (WTOC) - Tom Brokaw has withdrawn as commencement speaker for Sacred Heart university. The school's president announced the news in a letter to the University Community Friday. The letter says the longtime journalist decided to step-away from the…

Ft. Benning Prescribed Burn Today April 30

The Natural Resources Management Branch, DPW will be conducting a prescribed burn within the D-17 and K-16 Training Areas today. The wind is predicted to be from the East and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is…

Warm and Dry.... and Getting Warmer

We continue with this current stretch of dry weather. We'll also add in warmer temperatures this week, too. Expect lots of sunshine today with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Clear tonight…

Columbus Man Shot & Killed on Winston Rd.

A Columbus man was shot and killed Saturday night. It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Winston Rd. Columbus Police say they found Darrell Boggans suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed him to Piedmont Medical Hospital, but he later died…

Columbus Man Murdered Inside Home

Columbus Police need your help tracking down the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing 74-year-old William Meadows. Police responded Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. to Meadows house at 1545 Alta Vista Rd. That's where they found him dead…

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.…

Man Hit With Child Porn Charges

A Columbus man busted on child molestation charges.   Dennis Ray Roaden was arrested on outstanding warrants by the special victims unit Thursday night April 26th. The 61 year old man is facing three felony counts of child molestation. He'll…

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.  …

Weekend in a word- BEAUTIMOUS!

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and breezy today with highs in the low to mid 70s. Clear and chilly tonight with overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. We can expect mostly…

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…

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…

Showers and Thunderstorms Today

Mostly cloudy today with afternoon/early evening showers and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Isolated thunderstorms are possible that could produce severe weather in the form of gusty winds of 40mph+, hail,…

Soldier Of The Week

A local Army troop has seen the world and them some before coming back to his home state where he has been named soldier of the week. Staff Sergeant Marshall Philmon was born in Americus, Georgia. He first signed up…

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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