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Weather Won't Be Spooky This Weekend

The weather this weekend is going to be awesome, so get out there and enjoy it if you can. Dry, cool air continues to filter in making for very comfortable humidity and rain-free…

Cool Weekend Ahead

Fall temperatures have finally arrived again! Strong northerly winds will continue to bring cold air from the north into the southeast this weekend. Temperatures will average several degrees below the normal high of 74…

Voters Getting in and out Quickly

Over 50-thousand people in Muscogee County have voted early in this election. Friday October 30th is the last day to vote early. Most, but not all local  polling places are open until  7pm. [field59_video account="WLTZ" key="736a1c68e5ebb3068c7b179be339d924a2fc4666" vtitle="early voting - selection"…

Cool Days & Chilly Nights

Zeta is gone and we're in the wake of a cold front, so get ready for some awesome weather over the long stretch. Cooler and drier air will bring the humidity down to…

Mostly Calm Conditions After Zeta

    Tropical Storm Zeta quickly continues to exit stage right, as I type this up. What that means for us, is the tropical storm warnings will be allowed to expire or cancel as winds…

Hurricane Zeta Local Impacts

    Hurricane Zeta continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves toward southeast Louisiana. Zeta has the potential to bring tropical storm winds into some of our nothern and…

Zeta to Bring Rain and Wind to the Area

Expected to restrengthen to a category 1 hurricane, Tropical Storm Zeta is churning its way through the Gulf and is projected to make landfall by Wednesday night along the east coast of Louisiana.…

Mostly Cloudy And Humid, With Rain Showers Late

  Mostly cloudy skies and a couple rain showers will dominate our weather today. Early morning fog will burn off over the next several hours as the temperatures start to rise. Above average…

Delta Airlines Has Banned 460 Anti-Maskers

(CNN) - We are learning that Delta Airlines has banned more than 400 people from flying for not following its mask policy. In a new memo to employees, Delta's CEO says 460 people are on its 'no-fly' list for…

Mild And Mostly Cloudy Today

    Dense fog will continue to spread into our area through the early morning hours; most of the fog will lift by 10 AM. Mostly cloudy conditions are expected today with a slight…

AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Shift Lower

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., (October 26, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents…

LaGrange Fire Department Holds Virtual Boot Campaign

The LaGrange Fire Department is hosting its annual Boot Drive virtually this year. It began October 1st and lasts through October 31st. Every year LaGrange firefighters host a boot campaign in person at…

Columbus Botanical Garden Holding Virtual Auction!

Columbus Botanical Garden has a virtual auction featuring paintings, trips, dinners and more! The auction closes Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. The auction benefits the garden's operations. https://events.handbid.com/auctions/magical-garden-adventure-auction/items

Cares Act Money Goes to the Unemployed

In a surprise statement, Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson says he's been informed that the next two rounds of Cares Act money won't be given to small businesses. The money will be used to fund unemployment claims in Georgia. [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

Isolated Showers Possible Thursday

Daytime highs and nighttime lows aim to stay above average at least through the early part of next week. We do have a weak cold front that will pass by on Saturday, but…

Late "Spring Like" Forecast

Where did Fall go? With muggy conditions and highs in the 80s and lows in the middle 60s, temperatures are more like late Spring. The above average temperatures will continue for the rest of…

Secoriea Turner's Family Suing Atlanta For $16 Million

Atlanta, GA (CNN) - The family of an eight-year-old; shot during a protest in Atlanta says they are suing the city for $16 million. The wrongful death lawsuit blames Secoriea Turner's killing on "the negligence, recklessness, and gross misconduct…

Rain Slowly Returning

More moisture will funnel up from the Gulf increasing the humidity for the area and bring rain chances back into the forecast. Will go with a slight chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday…

Warm Tuesday Forecast

  Our area is in store for another warm day with highs in the low to middle 80s across the region. Expect a slight increase in cloud cover to our south and east,…

Suspect Arrested in Year Old Murder In Columbus

A year long investigation has led Columbus police to a suspect in the murder of Jaylin Williams. Williams was found shot near Wallace Drive in August of 2019. Today, October…

A Warm, Dry Tuesday

Expect daytime highs to stay about 5+ degrees above normal over the next few days, but we'll see a bit of a cool down later in the week as cloud cover increases and…

Warm And Sunny Monday Forecast

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! The quiet weather pattern across the southeast will continue for the next few days. High pressure east of the Appalachians will control our weather as we rise back…

A Beautiful Weekend

We are in the wake of a strong cold front that is bringing much cooler and drier air to the region. High pressure is moving in behind it and will keep the weekend…

Cool And Dry Weekend Ahead

    Cooler and windy weather are on the way today and for the rest of the weekend. A strong cold front will usher in much cooler air from the north today along…

Recovery Rocks!

New Horizons Behavioral Health has partnered with "Friends of Art" volunteers and CSU art students creating 50 Recovery Rocks that have been placed randomly on walking trails throughout Muscogee County through the end of…

Here Comes the Cooler Weather

The forecast through the next 8 days looks great as of now.  A nice, calm stretch of weather. A strong cold front will pass through on Friday bringing much cooler and drier air…

NOAA: A Warmer and Drier Winter in the South

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 NOAA’s winter forecast for the U.S. favors warmer, drier conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and cooler, wetter conditions in the North, thanks in part to an ongoing La Nina. Forecasters at NOAA’s…

Last Day Of Above Average Temperatures

    It's the last day of above average temperatures. Similar to yesterday highs will top out in the low to middle 80s across our area; that's about 8 degrees above normal. As the…

Slight Chance for Showers Thursday

After no rain over the last few days, I'll add in a small chance for a shower or two on Thursday as daytime highs stay several degrees above normal. This changes on Friday…

Sunny And Pleasant Today

  Clear and cool conditions start off your Wednesday morning, with temperatures in the 50s. Drier and colder air has filtered into our area after the passage of the cold front,yesterday. Warm…

A Warm, Pleasant Wednesday

Cold front #1 has passed through the area, so expect comfortable humidity on Wednesday although we will stay on the warm side with highs at least a few degrees above normal. High pressure…

Dry Conditions Continue With Warm Temperatures Today

A weak cold front will move through the area this afternoon. No rain will occur along this front, as the strong forcing/dynamics are too far north of our area.  Temperatures will cool down into…

Voters say Polling Place Instructions not Clear

There are several polling places for early voting, but, they don't all open on the same days. One group of voters say that was confusing to them and they went to the wrong polling places on the first day of…

Long Winding Lines for Early Voting

Hundreds of people in Columbus get in line to vote in person early . Some complained the county didn't make it clear that only the Citizen Service Center would be open for voting today. But all in all, it was…

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