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Rain Chances Lower, Temperatures Higher

After a rainy past four days, rain chances will decrease today but will still be in the 30% range throughout the area. Highs will be uniformly in the lower 90s today, with the…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue To Drop

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., (August 5, 2019) — Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than this time last month, and 20 cents less than this time…

Quieter T-Storm Time Frame

90+ degree heat is the norm for this time of year, but daytime high temperatures will slowly eclipse the average high later this week.   At the same time, we'll keep every bit of…

Miss Historic Columbus Stops By!

  It's an exciting weekend coming up! Miss Columbus, Miss Historic Columbus and Miss Southern Rivers will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 10. Miss Historic Columbus Maloreigh Todd stopped by to discuss the crowning…

Sun and Storms to Start the Week

As with the past few days, we'll have a chance for showers and thunderstorms starting around the noon hour into the afternoon and evening hours. The storms will be slow movers, so heavy…

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care While Pregnant

Pregnancy can be difficult on the body. But, there are ways to cope with the pain. Dr. Jay Brodwyn and his team have been providing chiropractic care to pregnant woman. They tell…

Hit/Miss PM Storms

Patchy fog will start off both days this weekend.  Otherwise, there will be enough sunshine before clouds bubble up and form thunderstorms to get us close to, or in excess of 90 degrees.  …

Sun, Showers, and Storms This Weekend

After a Thursday afternoon and evening where a lot of us saw heavy rainfall with showers and storms, we should see a little lesser coverage of rain today. The atmosphere will take a…

Daily Dose Of PM Storms

An area of low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico will combine with a stationary front to our north to help ignite more thunderstorms over the coming days.   While the majority of thunderstorms…

SONGWRITER SHOWDOWN!

        Back by popular demand – SONGWRITER SHOWDOWN! This contest has been held in several locations, and is now being hosted by Trevioli’s Lounge – located at 7466 Blackmon Road.…

August Begins Humid with Scattered Storms

As we turn the calendar to the eighth month of the year, Mother Nature reminds us we are very much in the throes of summer today with heat, accompanying humidity, and scattered showers and thunderstorms. The storms will be most…

T-Storms On The Prowl

The slow return to higher humidity is still on for the next few days.   Meanwhile, a few thunderstorms will be back on the prowl during the afternoon and early nighttime hours for the…

Hump Day Rain Chances, Warm Too

Scattered showers and storms will again dot the landscape over our area in the heating of the day today. The chance of any one location getting wet is about 30% for today with…

Higher Humidity Baby Steps

Oppressive humidity has yet to return to the Chattahoochee Valley since last week.  However, we are slowly returning to that same Summertime humidity level......very slowly. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible Wednesday.   An…

Warm, Spotty Storms - Typical July Weather

Just like yesterday, we'll see isolated "popcorn" showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening during peak daytime heating. There will be no rhyme or reason where the storms develop, and the chances…

Abusive Landlords in Muscogee County

In Your Consumer News, Georgia Legal Services says there is a serious problem in Muscogee County with certain landlords refusing to make repairs and charging tenants illegal…

T-Storm & Humidity Trend This Week

Little to no wet weather was the weather course over the past few days.   However, that will be changing this week.   The combination of a slow upward trend in humidity will be matched…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue To Drop

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., (July 29, 2019) — Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.61 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 9 cents more than this time last month, and 11 cents less than this time last year.…

Humidity Back, Rain Chances Too

Welcome to the last three days of July! Typical weather for the end of the month will return this week with increased humidity and an accompanying chance for rainfall. Look for partly cloudy skies today with a rogue shower or…

Rain-Free Weekend Ahead

A rare July treat came through the area earlier this week in terms of a cold frontal passage, and that rain-free and drier air mass will be here to stay throughout the weekend as well. Under a mostly sunny sky,…

Suspect Confesses To Quadruple Homicide

The suspect accused of repeatedly stabbing his partner and three small children has made multiple confessions to Homicide Detectives and sent letters of confession to family members. Those stunning details were revealed after…

Alabama Concert Set for Tonight at Columbus Civic Center Postponed

“Unfortunately, the group ALABAMA has to announce the postponement of this weekend’s concerts in Columbus, Georgia and Bristol, Tennessee. Randy Owen has been advised by doctors that he can not perform this weekend as he continues treatment for vertigo…

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Take a Look at the LaGrange Animal Shelter!

WLTZ headed out to the LaGrange Animal Shelter to show you the 120 dogs and 40 cats they have that need forever homes!   1390 Orchard Hill Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 298-3606…

Academy Dance Center Celebrates National Dance Day!

  CELEBRATING 51 YEARS OF DANCE EXCELLENCE THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY AREA & HONORING ‘NATIONAL DANCE DAY,’ ACADEMY DANCE CENTER PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL FREE DANCE DAY & OPEN HOUSE!   Celebrate NATIONAL DANCE…

Don't Waste the Wonderful Weekend Weather

Here's some good news- the weekend looks GREAT! The front that has been stationary over the northern Gulf and north Florida the last few days looks to stay to our south as high…

LOST: Oppressive Summer Humidity

Thunderstorms and oppressive humidity remains bottled up across the Florida peninsula at this hour.   While somewhat higher humidity will be returning to the Chattahoochee Valley over the next several days, it will be…

Songwriter Showdown AGAIN!

Back by popular demand - SONGWRITER SHOWDOWN! This contest has been held in several locations, and is now being hosted by Trevioli’s Lounge - located at 7466 Blackmon Road. Showdown will run for…

An Outdoorsy Kind of Day

Another dry day with comfortable humidity, but temperatures will start to rebound. We'll transition back into the typical summertime weather pattern by the weekend. The cold front that has given us this brief…

Uncomfortable Humidity On Vacation

Summertime humidity levels have fallen off over the past 24 hours.   That's great news for outdoor enthusiasts.  But, how long can it last?  After all, it is Summer! The short answer would be…

GA: Morehouse Staffer Accused Of Sex Misconduct

(CNN) - Officials at Morehouse College in Atlanta are looking into multiple sexual misconduct allegations against a staffer there. It all started with Michael Key,  a current Morehouse student who posted a video on Twitter last week saying Demarcus…

Miss Collegiate America Stops By Our WLTZ Studio!

A local Columbus Tech student, Callie Rice, is the new Miss Collegiate America. She won this national title on Saturday, June 29th in Little Rock, AK. She competed among 52 established collegiate women…

A Pleasant Hump Day

We will enjoy dry and pleasant conditions today and Thursday as the humidity retreats briefly. Unfortunately, the mugginess returns by the weekend. Isolated showers and thunderstorms sneak back into the forecast, too. The…

Fatal Harris County Crash In Construction Zone

A Harris County crash claimed the life of a Columbus woman during the rush hour commute Monday. A stretch of River Road is currently under construction and will be for many months to…

More Comfy Wednesday

The passage of our latest cool front is ushering wet weather away, and allowing skies to clear tonight.   However, the big news is that the oppressive humidity is also moving out of town;…

Here Comes the Rain, Cooler Temps and Lower Humidity

A rare July cold front sweeps through the area today bringing showers and thunderstorms, so don’t forget the umbrella as you walk out the door this morning. Not expecting any severe weather this…

Back to School Vaccines

Could it already be time for school to start again? Yes!! Visit your local health department now and don’t wait until the last minute! Your child may need required immunizations or exams,…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices See A Slight Decline

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga.,— Georgia gas prices decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.65 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents more than this time last month, and…

Stormy Tuesday

It is not the time of the season for cold frontal passages in our neck of the woods.  However, a strong cold front is approaching from the northwest, and will have enough gas…

Mostly Dry Monday, Soggy Tuesday

Seasonal temps on tap today as we stay mostly dry but humid with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible especially in the afternoon. A rare July cold front moves through the area Tuesday bringing…

Wet Weekend Ahead

After a Friday where we saw some showers and stronger thunderstorms in the afternoon, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy this evening. The humidity won't go anywhere, however, with muggy conditions and…

Victims Stabbed Repeatedly In Quadruple Murder

Patrol Officers responding to a welfare check at the Elizabeth Canty Apartments stumbled on the ghastly scene in South Columbus. Four victims were stabbed to death including three children ages three, one and an…

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