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Past articles by John:

WEATHER ALERT: Tornado touchdown in Okaloosa Co.

A significant severe weather outbreak appears likely over the Southeast U.S Wednesday evening. → Read More

A Mighty Mild Monday, Midweek Storms

Let’s take some of our wonderful weekend weather and drag it into the start of the work week. A few foggy spots are possible this morning, along with cool temperatures in the mid 50s to around 60. Otherwise it’s another sunny, mild day with a high near 80 and a westerly breeze. Tonight will be […] → Read More

FRED’S PATH: Tropical Storm Conditions Expected Late Monday

Tropical storm watches are expected to be issued for the region Sunday as Fred moves north and gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Tropical Storm Elsa’s Path: Latest Update

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) – We continue to monitor Elsa, which weakened back into a tropical storm with maximum winds of 70 mph. Elsa slightly weakened overnight as it is fighting upper level shear that is pushing the convection (thunderstorms) to the northeast of the center of the storm. Elsa continues to have a very fast-forward […] → Read More

Tropical Storm Iota Forms in the Caribbean, Forecast to Become a Hurricane

Iota becomes the record-breaking 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. → Read More

Revisiting Hurricane Mitch: Deadly storm that hit Central America in 1998

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) – As Hurricane Eta is off the Nicaraguan coast as a powerful category 4 storm, the situation is bringing flashbacks for many of Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Mitch ravaged Nicaragua and Honduras causing just over 9,000 deaths, making it the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. Mitch started out as a tropical […] → Read More

Tropical Depression 28 strengthens into Tropical Storm Zeta

Tropical Storm Zeta has formed in the Caribbean with sustained winds at 40 mph and is currently stationary. Further strengthening is possible as the system slides north over western Cuba early next week. → Read More


New updates on Sally from the National Hurricane Center and from around the Gulf Coast can be found here. → Read More

Mississippi’s statewide mask mandate extended until end of September

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – During a news conference on Monday, Governor Tate Reeves announced he signed an executive order to extend Mississippi’s mask mandate. The Safe Return order has been extended until Wednesday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m. Under the amended Safe Return order, group gathering limitations are now at no more than 10 indoors […] → Read More

Sally approaches the Gulf Coast, impacts will begin tomorrow

A west-northwest track will continue Sunday. The storm is expected to strengthen and reach hurricane status Monday. Landfall is likely along the Louisiana or Mississippi coast. It’s proximity to our coast will greatly determine the impacts. We saw a eastward shift of the track this afternoon from the National Hurricane Center, so we will continue to monitor the changes. → Read More

Santa Rosa County schools closed Monday due to Tropical Storm Sally

MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) — The Santa Rosa County School District has decided to close schools Monday, Sept. 14, due to possible tropical storm winds from Tropical Storm Sally. In a post on the SRCSD Facebook page, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said parents and employees should stay in touch with regarding school operations on Tuesday. Any additional […] → Read More

MARCO & LAURA: Hurricane Marco shifts more south and west, Laura heads towards Cuba

We continue to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco as they near the Gulf Coast. → Read More


Follow updates n Cristobal through the day here on → Read More

WEATHER ALERT: Tracking tornado warning in Clarke County – LIVE BLOG

KEEP UP ON SEVERE WEATHER UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY 4:48 AM – A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of the News 5 viewing area till 1 pm. 10:00 PM WED – A Tornado Watch has been issued for areas west of the News 5 viewing area. Tornado Watch for southwest and west central Mississippi until 5 AM Thursday. → Read More

WEATHER ALERT: Tracking Multiple Tornado Warnings – LIVE BLOG

The First Alert Storm Team will keep you updated on the threat for severe weather on the Gulf Coast → Read More

Festival of Flowers one of the south's "Top 20 Events"

Selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the "Top Twenty Events for March 2019,” it is a must-see spectacle of floral and horticultural excellence. March 21-24 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. → Read More

2019 Joy of Life Mardi Gras Ball and Parade

WKRG's "Mark Your Calendar" for Friday, January 4th, 2019. John Nodar welcomes "King" Dillan Foster, from the 6th Annual Wind Creek Hospitality "Joy of Life" Mardi Gras Ball benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. → Read More

Freeze Warning tonight

A freeze warning is in effect for tonight and Thursday morning. Most of us will see our first freeze of the season. → Read More

Michael heads for the Carolinas

Michael is now a tropical storm moving through Georgia, heading to the Carolinas. Weather improves greatly for the Panhandle and Gulf Coast but the cleanup and recovery begins. → Read More

Chances of tropical development in Gulf now 60%

There is a medium chance of tropical weather developing in the Gulf before the weekend. Here's the latest from the First Alert Storm Team. → Read More