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Mild Wednesday Despite Rain Knocking On The Door

Another tranquil night of weather is in the offing.   While a jacket will be needed, it will not be quite as cold as last night. Clouds will slowly lower and thicken through Wednesday after some early morning sunshine.   However,…

Sunny and Dry Tuesday, Rain Coming

Mostly sunny today with highs back in the low to mid 60s. Partly cloudy tonight with overnight temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. Wednesday starts off with partly sunny skies then more…

The Next Storm

A tranquil night will be had across the Chattahoochee Valley, although a few high clouds will drift through.   While seasonably chilly weather is on the docket, there may be a patch or two of fog toward daybreak, especially across…

Domestic Dispute Leads To Shots Fired, SWAT Standoff

Patrol officers were responding to a domestic dispute here when they rolled up on the scene they were greeted by an armed woman and the situation escalated quickly. Columbus Police were called to 1309…

Wreaths Across America At Fort Benning

  Wreaths Across America began in 1992 and is now observed the 3rd Saturday in December at about 1,400 Cemeteries across the nation and now at Fort Benning. Before wreaths are put in place,…

Sunny and Dry Monday

The sunshine makes its return today with highs in the low to mid 60s. Clear and chilly tonight with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Mostly sunny on Tuesday with highs back in…

Car Runs Over Scooter on Macon Rd. Killing Two People

Two people are dead after they were hit by a car while on a scooter. It happened on Macon Rd. Saturday afternoon. 33-year-old Toni Lee McCharge died on scene. 30-year-old Jeremy Blankenship died Sunday morning at the hospital. According…

Fire Breaks Out at Extreme Power Sports in Columbus

This is a story you saw first on WLTZ. A fire broke out at a dealership Sunday afternoon. It took a few hours to put the fire out, but it is now contained. It happened at Extreme Power Sports…

Damp To Some Sun This Weekend

Saturday morning drizzle with low clouds and any fog will give way to a mainly rain-free afternoon. However, bona fide sunshine will likely hold off until Sunday afternoon. That said, no major dose of cold air is in the…

Relentless Rain

Friday featured relentless rain in the Chattahoochee valley. The unwelcome rain made for a soggy drive home from work and school today, December 14th 2018. No reports of flash flooding to pass along. But no question the creeks and streams…

Damp Start To Weekend

Wet weather will hang around throughout Friday night, although recent rain will become more of an occasional shower and drizzle with areas of fog.   Visibility will be reduced, so caution is advised when traveling. Saturday morning drizzle with low…

Rainy Friday

As the low pressure system trudges through the region, expect steadier rain this morning then waves of rain in the afternoon. There could be enough instability for a few rumbles of thunder, too. Not…

Cops, Kids and Christmas

Law enforcement officers from all over the Chattahoochee Valley in hot pursuit of holiday cheer for hundreds of needy children. Thursday afternoon December 13th the officers met at the Columbus civic center ice rink where some of the kids got…

Heavy Rain Returns Tonight

A light rain shower, albeit spotty this evening, will give way to blossoming rain and perhaps a thunderstorm overnight.  Some of the rain through 7am Friday will be heavy, leading to ponding of water on area roads, so caution…

AAA: 3.3 Million Georgians Will Travel this Holiday Season

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (December 13, 2018) – AAA forecasts that more than one-third of Americans and more than three-in-ten Georgians will travel this holiday season. The record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails…

Rain Moving In Tonight

Low pressure digging in to our west is bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana and kicking up the clouds for us out ahead of it, but the rain should hold…

Stormy Weather Ahead

Another week; another massive rainstorm. Ahead of said storm, clouds will continue to lower and thicken overnight through Thursday, allowing for a milder start to the day compared to more recent times.   Rain will arrive later Thursday evening, so…

Dry Today, More Rain Coming

After a freezing start, we will warm to the mid to upper 50s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Cloudy tonight and not as cold with overnight lows in the upper…

Cold Night; Milder Afternoons

Clear skies are back, at least for one night.   That said, the lack of a blanket of cloud cover will allow tonight/Wednesday morning to be the coldest time frame over the next week or so. Sunshine will be dimmed…

Weather Improves

We are on the back end of a low, so the clouds vamoose and the sunshine finally makes its long awaited return today. Daytime highs will also rebound hitting the low to mid 50s…

Former School Custodians Facing Child Sex Charges

Two former school custodians were arrested this past weekend for felony sex charges. People  familiar with the couple who worked locally as school custodians were shocked to hear of the arrest and the nature…

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

A wave of light rain and drizzle will traverse the valley from north to south before exiting later tonight.   Although clouds will begin to part company in some locales before daybreak, there is the prospect that all road surfaces…

One More Cold, Rainy Day

After a cold, wet weekend in the viewing area, we'll see one more day of cloud cover, cool conditions, and scattered light rain for your Monday. Because of the clouds and rainfall, temperatures will…

Columbus Police Arrest Ten People for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Columbus police arrested ten people for selling alcohol to minors. The operation started Saturday focusing on businesses that sell alcohol to those who are underage. The Special Operations Unit visited 28 businesses in this one day sting. The unit…

Christmas at Riverside On Fort Benning

Hundreds of Army families are filled with the holiday spirit after taking part in Christmas at Riverside. Riverside is where Fort Benning's Commanding General, Gary Brito lives. The Commander invited everyone over Thursday December…

Shooting Victim Gives Facebook Live Update

A shooting victim took to social media to let friends and family know he was okay after a triple shooting late Thursday. Police and emergency personnel responded to the Hood Street Apartments around 9:30…

Raw, Wet Weekend

Showers will dot the landscape in advance of the main storm system Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.   That storm will combine with the recent dose of cold air to produce one nasty outdoor setup.    Now, factor in the wind…

Clouds for Friday, Rain for Weekend

Clouds will be increasing today as we see one last rain-free day before a wet weekend sets in. Highs will be in the 50s over the viewing area, with perhaps a sprinkle possible in…

Stormy Weather Ahead

Some high clouds ran in across the valley earlier Thursday, and those clouds will begin to lower and thicken Thursday night.   At the same time, a weak cool front will approach from the north before stalling.   It's this front…

Dry Thursday and Friday, Wet Weekend

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy today with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Tonight will see temperatures in the low to mid 30s. The cold air retreats a bit on Friday as…

Realtor Recovering After Robbery, Stabbing

A popular realtor is recovering after being robbed and stabbed repeatedly. Dan Parker was coming out of the Rosehill Seafood Restaurant when the suspect approached him on foot and stabbed him multiple times. Blood…

It's Just Cold

Clear skies tonight with nearly calm conditions by daybreak will combine to make it the coldest night/morning over the next several days. A West Coast storm will head eastward over the coming days, eventually leading to more wet weather.  …

Cold Today, Freezing Tonight

We will get a healthy dose of cold air today as highs will top out in the mid to upper 40s with some lower 50s under sunny skies. Freezing tonight with temperatures in the…

Local Voters Flock to Polls for Runoff

Local voters head back to the polls for a December runoff and statewide showdown for Georgia's Secretary of State. The race for Georgia's Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner not normally a barn…

Cold And Dry This Week

Cold, dry weather is the name of the game for the rest of this week.   That is, of course, until our next storm system makes it cold and wet.   The coldest night with another frost and freeze will occur…

The Cold Returns

Colder and drier air reinforced by high pressure will keep the rain away over the next few days, but cold rain is on tap for the weekend. Will we see any winter precipitation Saturday…

Fort Benning 1ST Security Forces Brigade Returns From Overseas

The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade marks their return from a nine month deployment. 1st SFAB Uncased their colors in a ceremony Monday December 3rd, 2018 in support of "Operation Resolute Support" in Afghanistan. Uncasing of colors is a traditional…

Winter's Return

Call it inopportune timing, but there is more cold air this week followed by stormy weather for the weekend. Sunshine over the next couple of days will do no justice as fresh cold air arrives from Canada.    Meanwhile, a…

Getting Colder Once Again

An old frontal boundary will hang on through this morning giving us a slight chance for rain especially to our south/southeast through early afternoon, but colder, drier air filters in behind it and keeps…

Soldier of The Week

West point educated officers have a lot to offer troops under their command and that's where the soldier of the week comes in. First Lieutenant Craig Ferguson is an Airborne Army Ranger. This young officer has served at the battalion…

Stormy Start To Weekend

Warmer weather is certainly upon us.   However, the price to pay for that warmth is wet weather; perhaps even isolated severe weather. Rain returns to the region as a wave of low pressure runs along the gulf coast/panhandle of…

Stormy Saturday

More moist air up from the gulf will help produce partly to mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance for isolated morning showers and maybe a sprinkle or two in the afternoon. Highs…

Appalachian Trail Conservation

For more than half a century, The Federal Land and Water Conservation fund has been supporting the purchase of land for public ownership and recreational access. But Congress let the funds expire in September of 2018, and conservationists are…

Milder Storms Ahead

Milder weather returned to the valley Thursday afternoon, and now that clouds are lowering and thickening, we'll be able to keep that mild weather tonight. Clouds will continue shroud the sun for most of Friday.  There may even be…

Warming Up

That colder air from the north slowly retreats today allowing us to get warmer this afternoon with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s under a mix of sun and clouds. Not as…

Freezing Fog/Slippery Spots For AM Rush

The coldest core of our latest dose of Canadian air is exiting the region slowly. That said, nearly calm conditions for daybreak along with fog and temperatures near or below freezing will lead to patches of black ice, especially…

Suspect Vehicle Linked to Double Murder Located

The suspect vehicle wanted in connection with a double murder has been located. Police Major JD Hawk tells First News that white Ford truck they found here on Henry Avenue is the exact same…

Warming Up

The coldest core of our latest dose of Canadian air is exiting the region.   That said, nearly calm conditions overnight along with only some wispy thin clouds will lead to a widespread frost Thursday morning;  it just won't be…

A Cold Wednesday, Not as Windy

High pressure keep us dry and we will enjoy more sunshine today, but it stays cold with highs in the mid 40s to low 50s. The good news is it won't be as windy.…

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