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

Spring sees smog alerts soar

ATLANTA - Residents of Augusta, Savannah and Atlanta should expect to hear more smog alerts as the weather warms up - not because the air is dirtier but because the threshold for alerts dropped, ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring could start frosty

A frost advisory has been issued for Tuesday morning in the Augusta area.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, March 14, 2016

SC begins earthquake drills

State and local agencies are working this week to make sure South Carolina is ready for the big one.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Our warm weather may not last

Though forecasts call for high 70s to low 80s into next week, weather experts said area residents should still expect temperature swings for the next two months.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Winds disrupt power, traffic in Augusta

Extreme winds continue to sweep across the area, resulting in hazards and power outages.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Wind advisory in effect for Wednesday, Thursday

Wind gusts could reach about 45 mph, particularly Wednesday afternoon, Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency Services, said in an e-mail Tuesday. The wind advisory is in effect ...

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

Area could be in for bad weather

Pam Tucker, Columbia County's Emergency Services director, said the area is looking at possible scattered to severe storms with damaging wind and isolated tornadoes Tuesday night into Wednesday ...

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Wintry weather expected in area

Meteorologists said there is a chance for winter precipitation Monday in northeast Georgia, but saying it with any certainty this far out can be tricky.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Cold weather headed our way

ATLANTA - Forecasters say they expect some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season across north Georgia when arctic air moves into the region, dropping temperatures to around 15 degrees ...
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