Alex Calamia, WLTX

Alex Calamia


South Carolina, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

National Weather Service confirms 5 tornadoes spawned by Fred in Midlands

The NWS, on Friday, released its final damage survey from the remnants of Fred earlier this week and confirmed five tornadoes in the Midlands. → Read More

Severe weather possible in the Midlands today

Heavy rain and a few strong storms will move through the Midlands as Fred’s remnants pulls tropical moisture into the area. There’s a risk for damaging wind. → Read More

Heavy rain, localized flooding possible in the Midlands Monday & Tuesday

Tropical Storm Fred will enhance rain chances in the Midlands Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning and there are 2 other areas to watch in the tropics this week. → Read More

Tropical Storm Fred could impact Southeast US next week

Fred is expected to bring rain and wind to the southeast next week, meanwhile there’s another disturbance, Invest 95-L right behind it that needs to be watched. → Read More

Heavy rain expected today, could create flash flooding

The Weather Prediction Center has placed the South Carolina midlands under a risk for flash flooding on Tuesday. → Read More

Heat advisory today as heat index could exceed 105 degrees, chance for evening storms

A Heat Advisory is in effect for Friday afternoon and hot weather continues across South Carolina through the weekend. There's a marginal risk for strong storms. → Read More

Dangerous heat today in the Midlands as heat index to exceed 100 degrees

Thursday and Friday will likely be the hottest afternoon in several years across the Midlands. → Read More

Tropical disturbance will bring heavy rain to South Carolina this week

An unsettled weather pattern is setting up across South Carolina for the first half of the work week. → Read More

July in Gandy's Garden at

July is, on average, the hottest month of the year in South Carolina. It's difficult for gardeners and plants alike. Here's how things look in our garden at WLTX. → Read More

Smoke from Wildfires in Western US could reach South Carolina

Smoke from the massive wildfires out west has traveled across the country and could produce hazy skies and poor air quality in South Carolina Thursday and Friday. → Read More

Heavy rain continues today in the Midlands, chance of flash flooding

Showers will increase in frequency throughout the morning with slow moving thunderstorms developing by late morning and into the afternoon. → Read More

Growing Yardlong beans in WLTX Gandy’s Garden

Yardlong Beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. Sesquipedalis) love summer heat and have delicious, edible seedpods that grow more than a foot long. → Read More

Take a tour of the Hampton-Preston Garden in Columbia

Historic Columbia has created a garden at Hampton-Preston Mansion inspired by the 1800s. WLTX had a meet and greet there with the WLTX Gandy's Garden Facebook Group. → Read More

Heavy rain expected in South Carolina from Elsa

Elsa will bring heavy rain and localized flooding in Eastern South Carolina late Wednesday into early Thursday. → Read More

Tropical Storm Elsa will bring rain to the South Carolina Midlands mid week

We're tracking Tropical Storm Elsa, which will make landfall in Florida early Wednesday and bring rain to South Carolina Wednesday evening into Thursday. → Read More

A Tropical Disturbance will bring downpours to the Midlands Monday & Tuesday

A disturbance off the Southeast Coast could develop into a Tropical Depression or storm before landfall on Monday Afternoon. Rain is expected in South Carolina → Read More

Three areas of interest in the Tropics

Tropical Storm Bill is moving away from the U.S., but a disturbance in the Gulf could impact parts of the south this weekend. → Read More

How to Keep Deer out of the Garden

Deer can destroy a garden in just one night and new gardeners may not realize their plants are at risk until they're too late. Here's how we keep the deer out. → Read More

You asked, we got answers: Common garden questions in May

We give the answers to some of the most common garden questions plant enthusiasts asked in May. → Read More

This could be the hottest week in Columbia since 2019

A hot week is in the forecast. Here are tips to stay safe. → Read More