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  • We've had some of this over the weekend and there's the potential for more of it tonight. We're talking about freezing rain, a weather phenomenon that costs drivers millions of dollars a year in damages and contributes to numerous fatal accidents.

    Heather’s Weather Lab: The Dangers of Freezing Rain & How it Forms

    We've had some of this over the weekend and there's the potential for more of it tonight. We're talking about freezing rain, a weather phenomenon that costs drivers millions of dollars a year in damages and contributes to numerous fatal accidents.
  • COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This time of the year we have an opportunity to take in mother nature's beauty one leaf at a time. This morning in the weather lab we talk about why leaves change colors.

    Heather’s Weather Lab: Why Leaves Change Color

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This time of the year we have an opportunity to take in mother nature's beauty one leaf at a time. This morning in the weather lab we talk about why leaves change colors.
  • Hurricane Katrina's powerful wind, rain and storm surge wiped towns off the map in Mississippi. And then there's the Smithville, MS tornado that cut a path of destruction that left behind very little to be saved. Both of these forces of nature claimed the lives of one too many. Both are also destructive and costly - but how they develop and form - is different.

    Hurricanes Vs. Tornadoes

    Hurricane Katrina's powerful wind, rain and storm surge wiped towns off the map in Mississippi. And then there's the Smithville, MS tornado that cut a path of destruction that left behind very little to be saved. Both of these forces of nature claimed the lives of one too many. Both are also destructive and costly - but how they develop and form - is different.
  • COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This week is Tornado Safety Awareness Week. Despite having only two tornadoes touch down in our viewing area this year, our 1st Alert Weather Team is always looking for ways to better prepare you for severe weather. Our newest technology is Live Vipir Radar.

    Live Vipir Radar – Minutes Faster!

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This week is Tornado Safety Awareness Week. Despite having only two tornadoes touch down in our viewing area this year, our 1st Alert Weather Team is always looking for ways to better prepare you for severe weather. Our newest technology is Live Vipir Radar.
  •  So far this year, we're breaking a new weather record, a record low number of tornadoes. Compare that to two years ago when we had record breaking number of 1,691 tornadoes touched down in the U-S.

    Record Breaking LOW Number of Tornadoes

    So far this year, we're breaking a new weather record, a record low number of tornadoes. Compare that to two years ago when we had record breaking number of 1,691 tornadoes touched down in the U-S.
  • Earlier this month we talked to a class of second graders at Heritage Academy. We asked them to write down their weather questions. Caitlin Craven's asked this one, "What is virga?"

    Virga, How It Forms

    Earlier this month we talked to a class of second graders at Heritage Academy. We asked them to write down their weather questions. Caitlin Craven's asked this one, "What is virga?"
  • Tornadoes are no stranger to Mississippi and west Alabama. And because we've had so many, some refer to this region of the country as Dixie Alley. We took this question to Meteorology Professor Dr. GRADY Dixon at Mississippi State University, who clears the air.

    Dixie Alley, Does it Exist?

    Tornadoes are no stranger to Mississippi and west Alabama. And because we've had so many, some refer to this region of the country as Dixie Alley. We took this question to Meteorology Professor Dr. GRADY Dixon at Mississippi State University, who clears the air.
  • Drought conditions are developing across northeast Mississippi. A quiet hurricane season is part to blame.

    So Far Quiet Hurricane Season

    Drought conditions are developing across northeast Mississippi. A quiet hurricane season is part to blame.
  • Meteorologist now have the technology to detect flying debris with advanced radars that use dual pole technology.

    Dual Pole Radar

    Meteorologist now have the technology to detect flying debris with advanced radars that use dual pole technology.
  • Saturday: Look forward to lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Conditions will be great for tailgating before the big Ole Miss / Alabama game in Tuscaloosa or for any other outdoor activity your may have planned.

    Weekend Forecast: Sunny Ahead of Cold Front

    Saturday: Look forward to lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Conditions will be great for tailgating before the big Ole Miss / Alabama game in Tuscaloosa or for any other outdoor activity your may have planned.