Georgia News

A Wet Start To The Week

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today. With plenty of moisture around today moderate to heavy rainfall is possible. Abundant cloud cover will keep high temperatures around the lower to middle 80s today. Expect…

Hot Again Today But Much Higher Rain Chances Tomorrow

  Another typical summertime day as highs will top out near 93 degrees. Heat index values will approach 100 degrees today.  Afternoon rain chances will be around  30% for most locations. Rain chances increase significantly on Monday, as we go…

Typical Summer Weekend Forecast

  Your 4th of July forecast will include the too familar 3Hs, Hot, Humid, and Hazy. Highs today across our area will range from the low to middle 90s. Heat index values will be close to 100 degrees. Expect a…

Weekend Showers and Isolated Thunderstorms

As a frontal boundary becomes stationary to our south, we can expect typical summertime weather this weekend with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms possible during each afternoon. While some storms may produce gusty…

Fewer Afternoon Showers And Thunderstorms Today

  Fewer afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected today. The features responsible for the MCS (multi convective system) yesterday has shifted to our west. Diurnal heating and leftover boundaries will be the…

More Showers on Tap for Thursday

That boundary to our north continues to slowly creep towards us as low pressure develops to our west. The counter clockwise motion around the low will continue to pump ample moisture up into…

High Rain Chances Continue Today

  More showers and thunderstorms will form again today. Similar to yesterday some of the storms will be strong to severe and produce gusty winds, frequent lightning, and torrential rainfall. Expect highs in…

Strong to Severe Storms Wednesday

A stationary front to our north will continue to linger as quick pulses of energy ride the ridge and allow for more showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday. With ample moisture, moderate CAPE, better…

Better Coverage Of Afternoon Showers And Storms

  Expect a better coverage of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 2 PM. Southwesterly flow will continue to pump up warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico today. Additional lift will…

TALENT TUESDAY: Meet Joe McClure

It’s time to introduce you to our Talent Tuesday Guest, Joe McClure! Hear how he got into music and then listen to his…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Jump 8 Cents

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., (June 29, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than last…

A Hot and Stormy Tuesday

A stationary boundary to the north of us will linger for a few days. Impulses riding along that boundary along with ample moisture and moderate CAPE will work to trigger numerous thunderstorms Tuesday…

A Hot And Humid Monday

  Another hot and humid day! Today should be the hottest day so far with a high around 95 degrees for the Columbus area. Heat index values will approach the century mark in…

The Last Sunday of June= Hot!

Upper-level ridging across the southeast will help suppress rain chances today into Monday, but with ample moisture and daytime heating, wouldn’t be surprised to see a shower or two pop up during the afternoon. May even see a thunderstorm.…

A Hot and Humid Saturday; Isolated Storms Possible

We'll be getting hotter during this last weekend of June. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could turn strong with gusty winds, periods of heavy rain and lightning. There is plenty…

A Few Strong Storms Possible Saturday

A few pulses of energy will jet across the region this weekend. As there will be ample moisture streaming into the southeast (it will be quite humid), these pulses could kick up a…

Less Coverage Of Afternoon Storms Today

    Expecting less coverage of rain and thunderstorms today. Most of the thunderstorm activity will hold off until after 3PM, that will allow temperatures today to climb closer to normal temperatures…

Have Zombie Pig Cater Your 4th of July Party!

Zombie Pig is open and ready to cater your 4th of July Party! The BBQ restaurant has many delicious new recipes ready for your get together. Get your orders in by Thursday, July 2.…

Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms on Friday

We start a calmer weather pattern Friday as there is no anticipated threat for severe weather over the next few days. There will be plenty of moisture pumping into the region through the weekend,…

Higher Rain Chances Continue

  Almost a rinse and repeat forecast from yesterday. The only main ingredient we're missing from yesterday is the amount of wind shear in our area. Of course, this is a major ingredient…

More Late Afternoon Thunderstorms

  Expect another round of showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Most of the storms will wait until the late afternoon after 3PM to form and move into…

More Showers and Isolated Thunderstorms on Wednesday

A cold front approaching the area will continue to trigger showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday. Some storms on Wednesday could turn strong or even severe with gusty winds in excess of…

Higher Rain Chances Continue

Expect more showers and thunderstorms to form in the afternoon hours. Some of the storms today will be strong, with isolated severe storms possible also. The Storm Prediction Center has our viewing area…

Talent Tuesday: Meet JC Morris!

It's time to introduce you to our Talent Tuesday Guest, JC Morris! Hear how he got into music and then listen to his original song, "Ordinary Man." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLbwZ5sZnJs Follow Morris' Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/jcmotzart1970

Another Peaceful March for Change in Columbus

Columbus, Georgia continues to show the rest of the country that change does not have to come out of violence, killings, burning and looting.  One man's dream of marching together in unity, came peacefully together Sunday evening . [field59_video account="WLTZ"…

A Stormy Tuesday

Southwesterly flow pushed a few weak waves through the area today. That, combined with daytime heating, kicked up several strong storms that brought gusty winds, periods of heavy rain and frequent lightning this…

AAA: Georgia Gas Price Increase 2 Cents

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., (June 22, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.92 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 22 cents more than last…

Wet Week Ahead

After scattered showers and storms yesterday, we'll see slightly more coverage coming in today. Most of the area is under a marginal (1 out of 5) risk for severe weather; gusty outflow winds…

What is that Stench on My Mask?

Mask-wearing is causing millions to smell for themselves what their friends, loved ones, colleagues, and other have been smelling for years. their breath! But bad breath sufferers are not alone. According to the Academy of General Dentistry,…

Scattered Storms for Dad

We saw some surprise showers yesterday, and those laid down outflow boundaries that will set the stage for more showers and thunderstorms today. The odds of any one location getting wet are about one in three today, so outdoor…

Warm and Dry Weekend for Dad!

A nice weekend is shaping up as we celebrate the summer solstice today and the first day of the season. Today also marks the longest day in terms of daylight hours, with Columbus checking in at just a smidgen…

A Hot and Humid Start to Summer

The summer season kicks off Saturday at 5:44 PM EDT and it will feel like it this weekend as daytime temperatures get hot. In fact, we’ll be eyeballing the low to mid 90s…

Father's Day Weekend Warm and Dry

The upper-level low pressure that has influenced our weather pretty much all week is finally breaking down and losing its grip on the area. We'll see one more day of its effects, however,…

Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange Reopens!

Great Wolf Lodge Georgia in LaGrange announced it will welcome guests back to the resort beginning Tuesday, June 16, providing a close, convenient staycation for families looking to take that long-awaited getaway together.…

Highs and Lows on the Rise

There will be just enough moisture and instability to trigger a few isolated showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two on Friday as temperatures begin to creep back near seasonal. Expect highs in…

Rain Chances Down, Temps Up This Weekend

We've seen scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the area over the past few days courtesy of an upper-level low pressure system pinwheeling through the Carolinas. That low should loosen its grip on our…

Temperatures Begin to Rise

That area of low pressure we’ve been talking about over the last few days is still slowly lifting up the Atlantic Coast and getting farther away from us. Its influence is weakening, but…

WLTZ Newsroom

Contact the WLTZ Newsroom:
Georgia Newsroom: (706) 507-6397
Alabama Newsroom: (334) 521-7088