Jim Kosek

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Thunderstorm Uptick Thursday

Clusters of thunderstorms developing in advance of a cold front across the Midwest and Plains will likely survive on their way southeast overnight.   The result will be a thunderstorm for some toward daybreak…

Less Active Wednesday

In the wake of Tuesday’s heavy rain, things will tend to be less active overall.   That said, there will be an occasional thunderstorm with a hard downpour and gusty winds, but it will…

Ups And Downs Of Thunderstorms

Muggy weather is the mainstay of this forecast.  And, while it will be hot more days than not, there will be respites.   Those respites will come in the from of cooling thunderstorms, so…

You Look Marvelous, Thursday

It’s not a cold front per se, but a shift in the wind direction will allow for a dose of lower humidity over the next 24 hours.   The return of sunshine Thursday will…

Thunderstorm On The Prowl

Humidity will remain on the high side through Wednesday as a storm system drifts slowly away from the northeast Gulf of Mexico and through Georgia and South Carolina.   A shower and thunderstorm will…

Pop-Up T-Storms Live For Another Day

Thunderstorms that developed during the daylight hours Monday set the stage for Monday night fog patches.   So, if you’re out and about through early Tuesday morning give yourself a little extra time due…

More Rain/Storms

For some locales, it’s a cleanup operation in the wake of heavy to severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon.   While rain is needed, it is too much, too fast for a few areas.   That means,…

More Wet Weather

Thursday was wet for a few hours, and we’re nowhere near done with our latest combination storm system.   It’s a combination due to the fact there is one piece of the storm over…

Rain Becoming Heavy At Times

A large storm system moving eastward from New Mexico will join forces with tropical moisture over the western Gulf of Mexico. The combination of these two massive storms will lead to periods of…

Stormy Streak Ahead

A combination of features will lead to the demise of our latest heat wave.   A large storm over the Four Corners area of our nation will tag team with a broad storm system…

Higher Humidity Returns

Hot weather hasn’t gone anywhere.  However, the recent dip in humidity is now a recent memory.  The combination of heat and higher humidity along with several other variables, such as amount of sun,…

Sweaty Weekend, But Not As Harsh As Last Weekend

The weekend is upon us! Above average temperatures will linger across the Chattahoochee Valley this weekend into next week.   However, our latest high pressure heat pump that has kept it mainly rain-free is…

Toasty, But Not Always Humid

Upper 90 degree heat isn’t in the offing anymore, but above average temperatures will linger for the next several days.  That said, it won’t always be humid.   The reason is a weakening cool…

Hit/Miss PM T-Storm Set To Return

The highest core of heat is slowly abating across the Chattahoochee Valley.   However, many more 90+ degree days are in the offing into next week. Sunshine will make way for patchy afternoon clouds…

No Records, But Still Hot

Hot, humid weather is going nowhere; at least for now.   However, there will be some changes over the next 24 hours.   Much like Memorial Day, a couple random afternoon or evening thunderstorms will…

More Heat

Official or not, it’s Summer! Hot, humid weather will continue for the foreseeable future.   We will move away from the apex of the heat for the second half of this week, but it…

Record Heat On Deck

It’s the holiday weekend!  Get out and enjoy it, but be careful with the extreme heat.   Sunshine will give way to patchy afternoon clouds for the next several days.  High humidity tossed into…

Hottest Weather Yet To Come

A large dome of high pressure (a.k.a. heat pump) will work to not only keep cooling thundershowers away from the region, but to pump up the heat.   Oh yeah; humidity, too.   Record high…

Kiddie Pool Time!

This one is short and sweet, or should I say sweaty? Outside of a lone afternoon or evening thundershower, we are in for a hot, humid and mainly rain-free rain for the next…

Hello Summer

Hot, humid weather is here, and it has set up shop for quite some time! A large dome of high pressure building in intensity over the Deep South will keep severe weather away…

Summer Heat. Period.

Gosh, it’s hot…and, getting hotter! Sunshine will give way to patchy afternoon clouds; otherwise the heat will reign supreme.  Humidity is already a factor, and will only get a bit worse over the coming days.   A large dome of…

Heating Up

After a beautiful start to the work week, weather-wise, it’s time for humidity to slowly creep back to a higher level.  Some clouds will return as early as tonight with a stray shower…

Summer Heat Coming!

Beautiful weather continues under the cover of darkness as we continue with low humidity. However, the times are changing, and so is the weather.   Sunshine will give way to some clouds Wednesday.  Showers…

Awesome Weather

The wet weather that crisscrossed the region this past weekend has made it into Florida, and is not returning.   Low humid weather is now the name of the game through the middle part…

Stormy Weekend

Friday took a backseat to Thursday’s wet weather.  However, there is more on the way for both days of this Mother’s Day weekend.   Patchy fog will greet early risers Saturday before showers and…

Daily Dose Of Thunderstorms

Low clouds and fog will form in the wake of Thursday’s rain and thunderstorms.   That will kinda make the star of Friday a bit murky, so you may need a little extra time to combat the fog in the…

Thunderstorms Return

Most areas will be able to remain rain-free tonight, although the humidity is up a notch. Very warm, humid weather is still on the docket for tomorrow.   Patchy early morning fog will give…

Humidity On Slow Simmer

There has been plenty of warmth over the past couple of weeks, but high humidity hasn’t always gone hand-in-hand with it.   The moderate dose of humidity will continue throughout Tuesday night under a…

Warm Tuesday; Not Too Humid Yet

Dry weather has set up shop for a couple days across the Chattahoochee Valley.   Comfortable humidity levels, albeit mild, will make for a nice night for sleeping. Sunshine will be dominant once again…

Stormy Period Ahead

It will be a relatively quiet start to the weekend, and likely to end it as well.   However, there is a time frame in-between, likely Saturday evening, where severe thunderstorms are possible.  Tornadic…

Active For Part Of The Weekend?

A relatively quiet Thursday night with patches of clouds and little to no wet weather will make way for another warm Friday.   Expect the humidity to be up a notch Friday with patchy…

Hit/Miss T-Storm Time

WLTZ First Weather is tracking a dose of higher humidity along with a Plains cool front.   Meanwhile, a storm system over the Bahamas is also trying to strengthen.   While steering winds will keep…

More Of The Same Wednesday

Pretty toasty weather will linger for the foreseeable future.  The only change will be occasional thunderstorms that will help ease the throttle on the recent heat.   Although we haven’t hit 90 degrees in…

Humidity On A Slooooooow Uptick

Warm weather continues to grip the Chattahoochee Valley, and there is no end in sight! While this past weekend didn’t feature high humidity, that is slowly changing throughout this week.   A bright Tuesday…

Great Weekend Of Weather!

Clear skies are on the docket for the first half of this weekend.   A cool start to Saturday will give way to a mild afternoon. Meanwhile, a weak cool front will approach from…

Windy Friday

Wet weather will be quick to taper off and exit under the cover of darkness tonight.   Gusty winds will develop with the passage of our latest cold front Friday morning, with gusts over…

Thunderstorms Set To Return

Another quiet, gorgeous weather night is upon us; take advantage of it.   The reason?  Rain and a hard downpour in a thunderstorm will be returning with our latest cold front later Thursday into…

Warm It Is, Warm It Shall Stay

More times than not for the rest of this week, this weekend, and next week daytime high temperatures will exceed 80 degrees. But, at least for the short term, the humidity isn’t bad…

Warm Week

Mild nights will bridge the gap between warm afternoons this week.   Meanwhile, a near full moon will be visible tonight.   You will still need a pair of sunglasses Tuesday and Wednesday, despite sunshine…

Chilly Start To Easter Weekend

Colder weather is now funneling in behind our latest storm.  Although a shower will dot the landscape into Saturday, most of the time will be rain-free, brisk and chilly. Clouds will win out…

Not Out Of The Woods Yet For Severe Storms

Most thunderstorms earlier Thursday night bypassed Columbus to the north and west.  However, additional heavy storms are forming across portions of Alabama as a tropical warm front surges northward in advance of a western cold front.  As these storms…

Severe Thunderstorm Threat Tonight

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3AM EASTERN; 2AM CENTRAL…… A squall line of intense thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds, will press across the region tonight from west to east. Precautionary plans should already be in…

Severe Storms Tonight

A squall line of intense thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds and a tornado, will press across the region tonight from west to east.   Precautionary plans should already be in place, such as…

Tranquil Start Thursday; Terrible End For Some

Some harmless high clouds will occupy the nighttime sky.  Meanwhile, milder weather continues to arrive in advance of our next cold front. This cold front will press east of the Mississippi River Thursday,…

Warmer Afternoons Ahead

A quiet Tuesday night, weather-wise, will give way to a spectacular Wednesday.  If you have any outdoor plans, you can most certainly keep them!  Do keep in mind there can be some haze…

Calm In-Between Storms

No blanket of clouds and a fresh cool air mass will lead to jacket weather on the way out the door tonight and Tuesday morning. Sunshine Tuesday will allow for a nice afternoon,…

Windy Sunday; Severe Weather Threat Over

The most intense core of storms have come and gone on this Sunday.   That said, a brief shower and thunderstorm can still pop up in a few spots before the day is done.   Gusty winds will continue into this evening. …

Heavy Storms Continuing

A tornado watch is in effect until 2pm edt this afternoon; the exception is Quitman, Randolph and Clay counties which are under a tornado watch until 4pm. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward through the early…

Strong Sunday Storms

A tornado watch is in effect until 2pm edt for Georgia with the exception of Quitman, Randolph and Clay counties. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward through the early afternoon hours before moving away.   Damaging wind…

Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings In Effect

WLTZ is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of spawning a tornado over parts of Russell county, AL until 9:15 am cdt this morning.   A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect for Harris, Muscogee and Chattahoochee counties until 10:30 am…

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