Beach travelers might see rain for holiday weekend

People are gearing up to celebrate the last official holiday of the summer just as a tropical storm threatens to drop plenty of rain along the East Coast.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Officials watching Okefenokee fire

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is monitoring what could be a beneficial fire on an island in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
By Terry Dickson

Friday, July 29, 2016

Charleston heat too hot for horses

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston will review city rules on the treatment of carriage horses and mules after receiving dozens of complaints about the animals working in the heat this summer.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Three reservoirs on Savannah River enter first drought level

The three reservoirs on the Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entered the first drought level Tuesday when pool elevation at Thurmond Lake dipped below 326 feet above ...
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recent rains not helping deficit

Recent rainfall might have greened up your yard, but it didn't make much change to the region's rainfall deficit.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thunderstorm headed for Augusta area

A strong thunderstorm will affect northeastern Columbia, northern Richmond, southwestern Edgefield and southeastern Mccormick counties.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Storm brings flooding, outages

Heavy storms sweeping the Augusta area this afternoon flooded streets, knocked out power and cut off traffic signals.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Heat index will push past 100-degree mark

It could be toasty this weekend with temperatures and heat indexes pushing past the 100-degree mark.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Some tips to avoid summer dangers

Summer can be a time of many dangers as temperatures rise and people flock to the outdoors.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hot summer could still miss record

The National Weather Ser­vice is calling for above-normal temperatures in Augusta for the next three months, according to an outlook released Thursday. It looks like it might be a hot summer, ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Winds hit 115 mph in microburst at Mistletoe park

A Friday afternoon microburst with wind speeds between 95 and 115 mph caused the widespread damage and some injuries at Mistletoe State Park campground.

Friday, June 17, 2016

High winds damage Mistletoe park

A severe thunderstorm and strong winds up to 70 mph swept through Mistletoe State Park on Friday afternoon, toppling 50 to 60 trees - some on top of vehicles, campers and tents - leaving roads ...
By Abbigail Lennon

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thunderstorms moving in

The storm system could possibly bring wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph and "torrential rainfall" that could produce flooding.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 10, 2016

Be careful in high heat and humidity, experts say

Today marks the beginning for the first stretch of high heat and humidity in the Augusta area so approach outdoor activities with caution, experts said.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 6, 2016

More rainfall expected for area this week

June began wet, and more rain is expected to cover the area this week as Tropical Storm Co­lin dumps water across the South­east.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Swings in weather typical for this time

The big temperature swings are part of the normal spring transitional period, which usually extends to the end of May, according to Bill Murphey, Georgia's state climatologist.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Freeze could damage peach crop

Late Saturday, the most recent forecast called for a low in the Edgefield County area of 32 degrees.
By James Folker

Friday, April 1, 2016

Masters Week forecast: Nice

Clear skies are in the forecast for almost the entire Masters week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday rains keep coming

Most of Augusta weathered Friday's tornado watch, but not the steady rains that prompted some flooding and Aiken County was placed under a severe thunderstorm warning at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Augusta azaleas might have peaked early

If Augusta's famed azaleas miss this year's Masters Tournament, blame the recent warm weather.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
 
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