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Paws Humane Closing for Shelter-In Place Order

Governor Kemp's Shelter-in-Place order went into effect at 6pm on Friday, April 3rd. For many businesses, that means they are forced to temporarily shut their doors. Animal shelters like Paws Humane Society are among…

Severe Storms Possible this Evening and Thursday Morning

The threat for severe weather remains until about 9pm EDT tonight with damaging winds up to 60 mph and quarter size hail the main concerns. The tornado threat remains low. We'll get a break from the rain and thunderstorms…

Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon

    A warm and humid start to your Wednesday morning.  Many of you are experiencing patchy dense fog currently and that will burn off in the next two hours.  Afterwards, expect another…

Strong to Severe Storms Possible on Wednesday

As ample moisture spreads across the area, showers remain in the forecast tonight and perhaps a rumble of thunder or two. Expect isolated showers on Wednesday with a marginal risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon…

Kittens Take Over The Georgia Aquarium

(CNN) - While the Georgia aquarium is closed to human visitors amid the coronavirus outbreak; the Atlanta Humane Society took these adorable kitties to check out the fishies. Their names are Nemo, Guppy, Marlin, Bubbles, and Dory. How cute…

April Afternoon Showers And Thunderstorms

      Tuesday, marks the first day of an unsettled weather pattern through at least Friday of this week. Our area will see several rounds of rain showers and thunderstorms throughout…

Strong Storms Possible Tuesday

After a quiet Monday, things will start to get active again as we move along this week. A good bit of moisture will be injected into the area Tuesday as a short wave…

AAA: COVID-19 Continues to Impact Georgia Pump Prices

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., (April 6, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 8 cents less than a week ago, 46 cents less…

A Warm And Dry Start To The Week

  Your in store for another beautiful day. Skies will remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy today with highs in the low to middle 80s today. Temperatures will remain above the averages of…

Sunday Stays Warmer than Normal

We wrap up the weekend on a warmer than normal note and the warmer temperatures will be hanging around for the next few days. Outside of a few spotty showers, expect dry conditions to remain in place today with…

A Warm, Dry Saturday

  We stay dry today with highs in the low 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. The clouds will stick around tonight, but we remain rain-free with lows in the mid 50s to around 60. A cold…

A Warm and Dry Weekend Ahead

We remain in a quiet and dry pattern all the way through the weekend (although we could see a few spotty showers on Sunday) as high pressure continues to dominate the area. We're…

Warm Weekend Ahead

After a few cool mornings, with lows near or a few degrees below normal, temperatures will climb to the upper 70s for most of us today under a mostly sunny sky. These high…

Grocery Delivery for Veterans in Need

The growing number of coronavirus cases, deaths and complications is a grave concern. Retired Command Sergeant Major Samuel Rhodes is doing everything he can to help. Dropping off a box full…

Staying Dry with Warmer Weather Ahead

It was another fantastic weather day across the Chattahoochee Valley and the Plains with lots of sunshine and mild daytime highs, but we will be getting warmer. Tonight will stay on the chilly…

Cool Nights, Mild Days, Warmer Weekend

High pressure continues to dominate our weather today and will do so through the early part of the weekend as well. After highs warm up to the 70-75 degree range for most of…

Seasonal Weather for Thursday

It was a beaut of a Wednesday with lots of sunshine, cooler temperatures and, of course, we stayed dry. High pressure will help us hold on to those dry conditions through Friday as an area of low pressure coming out…

No Foolin'- It Will Be a Pleasant Wednesday

HaPpY ApRiL FoOls Day! A quiet weather pattern is expected through Friday as high pressure dominates during that stretch. We’ll stay dry and enjoy our fair share of sunshine. Afternoon temperatures will run…

Calmer Weather Coming

A strong storm system pushed through the two state WLTZ viewing area late this morning and into the afternoon triggering tornado damage in Barbour County (see graphic below) and wind damage in other…

Strong And Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today

Showers and thunderstorms will start to affect our area around 11 AM.  Some of the thunderstorms will be strong to severe producing damaging winds and a chance for isolated tornadoes.  This storm system…

Walking Dead Actor Opens Pop Up Grocery Store

(CNN) - A restaurant in Georgia has transformed into a pop-up grocery store. Nic and Norman's is owned by The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus and the show's executive producer Greg Nicotero. Instead of closing due to the coronavirus…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue to Drop

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., — Georgia gas prices  continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.85 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 11 cents less than a week ago, 42 cents less than…

Severe Storms Possible on Tuesday

A surface low sliding across Texas is expected to move into the lower Mississippi Valley late tonight/early tomorrow morning before crossing right through the heart of the WLTZ viewing area Tuesday afternoon. With…

First Confirmed Coronavirus Death In Columbus

Columbus, Georgia has recorded it's first Coronavirus death. An 85 year-old man was pronounced dead in Piedmont ICU shortly after 4 pm on Sunday, March 29th. As of Sunday afternoon, Muscogee County has 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus according to…

A Chance for Rain Today

A cold front currently passing through the area could trigger a few isolated showers and maybe even a thunderstorm today. Highs will push into the low to mid 80s which remains well above average (73°) for this time of…

A Very Warm Saturday

We can expect variable cloudiness today as daytime highs soar into the mid to upper 80s... well above the norm of 73°. Could we tie a record? The record high for Columbus on this date is 90° set way…

Quarantined in Peru

When Peru closed its borders to right the coronavirus, Kurundi Daniels of Breathe Holistic Health & Wellness Spa in Columbus, was…

A Taste of Summer Weather

High pressure is shifting away from the region allowing for southwest flow to bring more moisture up into the area. This brings the opportunity for patchy fog in the morning. Although we could…

Record Warmth Possible Today & Saturday

  Where did Waldo go ? or Where did Spring go?  The last few days have been more like early summer temps with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s (today and…

Friday Temps Fry; Weekend Rain Chances

The warmest weather we've seen so far this year is poised to greet us tomorrow. After lows tonight some 10 degrees warmer than last night, around the 60 degree mark, temperatures will soar…

Warm and Sunny Forecast

    Sunglasses and shorts are needed for the next several days.  Temperatures will be 20 degrees above normal for some of you, over the next few days. Would not be surprised if…

12 Year Old With Virus Slowly Waking Up

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) - Emma, a 12-year old girl in Atlanta, Georgia who tested positive for coronavirus is responding well after waking up slowly from sedation. That's according to little Emma's cousin, Justin Anthony. According to Anthony, X-Rays of…

Cooler Nights, Warmer Days

A "cold" front worked its way through the area this morning, accompanied by a decaying line of showers, the last vestiges of storms that brought severe weather to parts of far northern Alabama…

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