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A Mild Monday

It will be a pretty quiet week in terms of the weather and (outside of a few sprinkles today and Tuesday) we'll stay dry. A weak upper low will help kick up some clouds…

Police Pilot Killed In Helicopter Crash

UPDATE A pilot for the Columbus Police Department is feared dead after a helicopter crash. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said a co pilot may have been picked up in Auburn and was on…

Warming Weekend

Chilly weather will settle back in under the cover of darkness.  However, it won't be as harsh as last night.   Nonetheless, some outlying areas will have some frost first thing in the morning come Saturday. Sunshine will be plentiful…

Let the Dry Out Begin

We'll enjoy a nice change of pace with the forecast moving forward as high pressure will keep us dry and we'll warm up. Zonal flow will keep the weather pattern mostly calm up through…

Cold Start Friday

Cold air spills in under the cover of darkness. Factor in that our recent blanket of cloud cover is gone, and the wind diminishes, and the recipe is set for a frost or freeze. If the wind becomes nearly…

Atlanta Triple Shoot

Atlanta Police are investigating after two people died in a triple shooting late last Wednesday night on November 14th. Authorities found a man and woman dead and another person hurt at an Atlanta Chevron Gas Station. Investigators believe a…

Winter's Chill

Cold air spills in under the cover of darkness.  Factor in that our recent blanket of cloud cover vanishes, and the wind diminishes, and the recipe is set for a frost or freeze.    If the wind becomes nearly calm…

A Very Cold Thursday

That strong area of low pressure moves from the Mississippi Valley up to the Ohio Valley and takes the rain with it. After a few light showers this morning, the sunshine will start to…

Georgia Capitol Protest

A Georgia State Senator was among those arrested at the state capitol in Atlanta Tuesday, November 13th. Hundreds rallied inside the State Capitol Tuesday, one week after Election Day. They demanded that every vote be counted in the Georgia…

Soldier Of The Week

Troops with multiple combat tours of duty have special skills they can pass on to others within the ranks and that is where the Soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant Daniel Davila is a skilled infantry mortar man.…

Lawsuit: Police Shooting "Shocks the Conscience"

A second federal lawsuit has been filed against the City of Columbus, former police officer Allan Brown, and Police Chief Ricky Boren. The lawsuit stems from a high speed chase across state lines involving…

More Weather Changes

Our latest rainstorm is finally living on borrowed time, and will exit during the wee hours of Thursday morning.  Until then, there remains the risk of isolated flash flooding, mainly in areas of poor drainage and low lying areas.…

Heavy Rain at Times Wednesday

A deep upper low off to the west will continue to push rain into our area today under overcast skies with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. There could be heavy downpours…

Tomlinson New Job

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will return to practicing law after she finishes out her term. The law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C., announced she will join the team as a partner specializing in couples litigation, crisis management, and…

More Heavy Rain

Although precipitation took a step back in terms of intensity today, and the trend of on and off light rain and drizzle will continue tonight, there are changes for Wednesday.   Heavy pockets of rain will reload from the Gulf…

Guess what? More Rain!

We had a record amount of rainfall at the Columbus Airport Monday with just over 2" falling (2.04") and the wet pattern remains in place through Thursday as a steady flow of moisture continues…

Inmates Honor Slain Gwinnett Officer with Letter

Gwinnett County, GA (WGCL) - A Georgia sheriff got a letter from the most unlikely of places; the jail. 20 inmates signed a letter offering their condolences after a Gwinnett County police officer was killed in the line of…

Cold Soaking Wet

Wet weather combining with our latest dose of cold air made for a bit of a struggle so far today and tonight. Temperatures will be steady or slowly rising throughout the night as rain continues to surge northward out…

H2OOOOOOOOOOO

Wet weather combining with our latest dose of cold air made for a bit of a struggle so far today.    Temperatures will be steady or slowly rising throughout the night as rain continues to surge northward out of the…

Rain... Then Rain... Then Rain

We will be stuck in a wet pattern through mid-week, so we can expect a lot of rain through Thursday. An area of low pressure will skirt to our south before pushing off to the northeast this evening. It will…

No Weekend Picnic

The coldest of the season-to-date is on tap for this weekend; the coldest since the 3rd week of April! Due to the wind, no frost is expected early this weekend, although some areas will start the day off in…

Winter's Chill Arrives

The passage of our latest cold front this evening marks a return toward colder weather.   Matter of fact, it will be the coldest so far this season, and the coldest since the 3rd week of April! Leftover showers will…

Soldier Of The Week

It takes an experienced non commissioned officer to help a unit train fight and win and that's where our soldier of the week comes in. Sergeant First Class Ian D. Becker  first came to Fort Benning in 2003 for his…

Rain Friday, Dry & Cooler for the Weekend

Expect showers and isolated thunderstorms today ahead of a cold front that will push through by tonight. Highs will be in the mid 60s to low 70s. Rain ending tonight with lows cooling down…

More Wet Weather

Recent cloud cover that has shrouded the sun, moon and stars will continue through Friday.   While any thunderstorm is limited in coverage and to this evening, there can be a shower or drizzle at anytime tonight through Friday morning.   …

More Rain Thursday & Friday, Weekend Looks Good

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms remain in the forecast today with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. There is a MARGINAL risk for severe weather in our southern counties with gusty…

H2O Lingers

A stationary front draped across the Chattahoochee Valley will hang around through Friday.   As waves of low pressure move west to east along the length of this front, you can expect waves of rain and thunderstorms.   An isolated severe …

Scattered Showers Through Friday

That cold front has become somewhat stationary to our south and will help allow for more scattered showers and a few thunderstorms through Thursday. A strong cold front will push through Friday with more…

Scattered Showers Through Friday

That cold front will become stationary across the region before slowly moving out by Friday ahead of another cold front that will cool us down for the weekend. Expect scattered showers and a few…

Columbus Korean War Soldier Laid To Rest On Fort Benning

The family of a soldier who died in the Korean War finally able to pay their respects at his military funeral. This weekend's funeral for Columbus native James Silas Streetman Junior took place at the main cemetery on Fort Benning…

Marginal Risk for Severe Weather Tuesday

Bad News: Severe weather is possible Tuesday. Good News: The chance is lessening. A front will slam up against moisture rich warm air as it pushes into the region Tuesday and hover over us…

Chance of Showers Today, Storms Tomorrow

Monday started off foggy and cloudy, with very mild conditions as a result of the moisture content in the air. Clouds will break up later in the morning towards afternoon, and scattered showers may break out in the sun later…

GA: Racist Robocall Targets Abrams, Oprah

(CNN) - A racist robocall is making the rounds in Georgia. It targets Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. The pre-recorded phone message features a voice impersonating Oprah Winfrey, who was in Georgia on Thursday stumping for Abrams, and…

Police Shooting Prompts Civil Rights Claims

A police shooting two years ago is prompting a flurry of civil lawsuits against the City of Columbus and the former officer involved. The attorneys representing the three parties involved vowed to take the…

Sunshine; Chilled

Colder air will spill across the Chattahoochee Valley in the wake of our most recent storm system. Factor in clear skies at night, and that fresh cold air will definitely argue for turning the heat on in the house.…

Fall's Chill

Colder air will spill across the Chattahoochee Valley in the wake of our most recent storm system.   Factor in that clouds and a lone sprinkle will give way to clearing skies, and that fresh cold air will definitely argue…

Cloudy & Cooler Friday

We are on the western side of the cold front now, but still expect cloudy skies today with scattered showers in the morning. The cold air has started to take hold as it will…

The Chill Of Fall Returns

The intense band of storms that rolled through earlier Thursday is now a recent memory. However, there may have been a tornado in Cusseta, AL as the squall line moved through early Thursday afternoon. The only thing leftover into…

Spencer Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

The Spencer High School teacher was taken into police custody on Halloween after Investigators were tipped off to multiple social media posts referencing the alleged sexual encounters. The Muscogee County School District was apparently…

Brian Kemp Takes Exception To "Outsiders"

Brian Kemp's supporters got up before the chickens here to see the Republican candidate for Governor one last time with less than a week now to go before the midterm election. "Look, I'm just…

Chillier Air Invades

The intense band of storms that rolled through earlier in the day is now east of here, and moving farther away.   There may have been a tornado in Cusseta, AL as the squall line moved through early in the…

Soldier Of The Week

A cavalry scout can be almost essential to successful army armor operations and that is where our Soldier of the week comes in. Sergeant First Class Joshua Norris has served in many leadership roles as a cavalry scout NCO including…

Severe Storms Thursday Afternoon

A cold front will push through the area today producing the possibility of severe weather out ahead of it. Strong thunderstorms are likely with some producing damaging winds, hail, periods of locally heavy rainfall…

Halloween Safety

We have got warnings and tips for parents when it comes to Halloween night. Adults should accompany young kids to avoid pedestrian injuries and deaths. Parents should also make sure the costumes are flame resistant and fit properly. Also…

Halloween Treat Lead To Stormy Thursday

A large storm system strung out from the Great Lakes to Texas will move closer to the Chattahoochee Valley over the next 24 hours.  In advance of it, terrific weather is on tap for this Halloween.   Matter of fact,…

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