Jim Kosek

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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…

Tornado Warning Russell County

WLTZ is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of spawning a tornado over parts of Russell county, AL until 9:15 am cdt this morning.   Said storm is moving toward the northeast at 35 mph and will be approaching portions of Chattahoochee…

Tornado Watch In Effect

A tornado watch is in effect until 9am cdt across Alabama, and until 2pm edt for Georgia, with the exception of Quitman, Randolph and Clay Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward this morning through the early…

Tornado Watch This Sunday Morning

A tornado watch is in effect until 9am cdt across Alabama this Sunday morning.  Additional watches and warnings are expected farther east. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward this morning through the early afternoon hours before…

Severe Storms Set To Strike

A relatively calm weather pattern, despite the recent uptick in humidity, kick starts this weekend.  Unfortunately, it will not end that way. Clouds will win out over the amount of sunshine Saturday.  Nonetheless,…

Sweaty Friday To Severe Sunday

Moderately higher humidity returned to the region today with additional warmth, and that trend will continue into this weekend.   Record high temperatures, which are in the low 90s, are not attainable, but sweat…

Gosh; It’s Warm!

A tranquil, enjoyable mild night is upon us.  Enough said about that. Warm weather will continue to be the name of the game through Saturday.   Although patches of fog will dot the countryside…

Bright Wednesday

Our recent round of showers and thunderstorms is a memory.  In their wake, skies will clear and the humidity will take a bit of a dip. Patchy fog may kick start Wednesday; otherwise it’s all about the sun. Although…

Don’t Be Shady; Enjoy The Sun Wednesday

A shower and thunderstorm will remain on the prowl this evening before drier air mixes in from the north.   The end result will be clearing skies overnight and a dip in the humidity.…

Rude Awakening For Some Tonight

A storm centered over Mississippi will move eastward over the next 24 hours. In advance of the storm, the evening hours have been primarily quiet.   However, larger clusters of storms are expected to move away from the northeast Gulf…

Warm Weather Sticks Around; Occasionally Wet Too

A storm centered over Mississippi will move eastward over the next 24 hours.  In advance of the storm, an occasional shower and thunderstorm will continue to suppress recent tree pollen.   While severe storms…

Chilly Night Followed By Warming Afternoons

Recent gusty winds will fall flat under the cover of darkness tonight.   This, combined with a clear sky and a fresh push of chilly air from the Great Lakes, will create a chilly…

Sun Returns Wednesday

Showers that will dot the landscape early Tuesday night will give way to drier weather overnight. If you remember the recent chilly nights from last week, you’ll be well versed in what to…

Umbrella Tuesday

Some areas ended Monday with rain and an intense thunderstorm.   While no thunderstorms are in the forecast for Tuesday, it will still be wet at times.  A moist, easterly air flow off the Atlantic Ocean will replace our current…

Heavy To Severe Evening Storms

Several small clusters of intense thunderstorms will run out in advance of our latest cold frontal passage this evening.  While there really is not a risk of a tornado, these storms have had…

March Supermoon Time!

It’s Spring!  It is also March Supermoon time.  We haven’t had the vernal equinox and the full moon on the same day since 1981; reason enough to take advantage of it. Mother Nature…

March Weather Madness, Or Out Like A Lamb?

The chilly nights that returned this past weekend will linger through the first part of this work week.  Therefore, a jacket is not a bad thing to have on the way out the…

St Patrick’s Weekend Weather

The majority of our latest dose of wet weather is now a memory.   While a shower may return during the wee hours of Saturday morning, the general trend of this forecast is for…

Cameo Pollen Dip As Wet Weather Returns

A cold front approaches. A cold front approaches with showers, a thunderstorm, and a gusty breeze.   Thunderstorms will not be severe.  Showers and a thunderstorm will be primarily later tonight and Friday. A…

T-Storm Marks A Change To Chillier Weather

The passage of our latest warm front will lead to a milder start to Thursday, but also more clouds and more humidity.   The daylight hours will likely remain rain-free from Columbus and point…

Higher Humidity & T-Storms Returning

A tranquil Tuesday night via a few high clouds will give way to another warm Wednesday.   Sunshine will share the sky with clouds throughout the day, but it’s a warm front arriving Wednesday…

Toasty Run This Week

After Monday’s dose of rain, dry weather is now entering the picture for a few days. Tuesday will start off cooler than recent mornings, but sunshine and high clouds to start the day…

Rain-Free Start To Weekend; T-Storm End

Warm weather is now the name of the game, and in time there will be higher humidity as well.   Clouds will part company for a bit of sunshine Saturday, allowing for another warm…

More Warmth With Late-Weekend Storms

A blanket of cloud cover will prevent cold weather from entering the picture tonight, so waking up Friday morning will be pleasant than recent mornings. Clouds will win out over the amount of…

Severe Weather Threat Returns

The last in the series of cold nights is upon us.   A few high clouds will mix with the sun Thursday, but as the wind starts to shift directions our cold start will…

Another Night; Another Freeze Warning

Clear skies will bridge the gap between sun-filled days through Thursday.   However, without a blanket of cloud cover during the nighttime hours, it will remain quite cold.   A hard freeze is likely over…

Freeze Warning Behind Deadly Tornadoes

Cold weather continues to strengthen in the wake of Sunday’s deadly twisters.   Cleanup and recovery operations will unfortunately be hampered by the cold.  There will even be a couple showers that return overnight,…

Severe Weather Possible Sunday

Saturday will start with patchy fog; otherwise clouds will part for a little sunshine like recent days.   That will allow the continuation of mild weather despite the chance of a stray thundershower. Sunday…

Warm, Cold, Fog And Severe Storms

Warm, humid air that originated over the Gulf of Mexico continues to pile on top of us for the next few days.  While late-night/early morning fog will be a concern, there will also…

A Few Hours Of Rain

Tranquil weather will hang on for most of the night, but showers will break out for some areas before daybreak.   There will be patches of fog Thursday morning, but the worst of the…

Foggy, Damp Start Wednesday

Humidity will be on the rise tonight, aiding in the development of hit/miss showers and some late-night fog. While a shower cannot be ruled out Wednesday, most of the day will focus on…

Mild? Yes, But Wet Weather Returns

High clouds will occupy the nighttime sky, and seasonably chilly weather will be the order.   However, there will be no wet weather. Clouds will thicken Tuesday, but until somewhat higher humidity returns, shower…

Warm Start; Cooler End To Weekend

Warm weather will kick start our weekend festivities, so make sure you have some outdoor plans.   That said, you will have to keep an eye to the sky, as there is the chance…

Springtime Warmth And Humidity

Heavy storms that hit a few neighborhoods late Wednesday are now a recent memory.    Low clouds and fog will take over during the overnight and Friday morning time frame with spotty drizzle and a ton of humidity. Clouds will…

Spring Warmth Arriving

Cooler weather has had a nice run here over the past two days.   It is time for warmer weather to return.    The recent blanket of cloud cover will go nowhere tonight, but a…

Warmer Weather Returns

A stationary front along the Gulf coast will move northward as a warm front over the next 24 hours.   The end result will be an occasional shower and some drizzle through Wednesday midday.  …

Warmer, Damp Weekend Ahead

Milder weather is moving in and setting up shop for several days.   If you’re a fan of warm weather, start making plans.   However, this mild spell does come at a price. Initially, the price is a mostly cloudy sky.  …

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