Columbia Weather

Columbia, MS
Mostly Cloudy
mostly-cloudy-281°
Humidity: 84%
Wind: S 7mph
Barometer: 29.89in
Dewpoint: 75°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
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Tonight
Current Condition
Chance Showers
Low 75
Rain Chance50%
Friday
Current Condition
Showers Likely
High 87
Rain Chance70%
Friday Night
Current Condition
Chance T-storms
Low 74
Rain Chance30%
  • Flash Flood Watch
    Updated: Thu Jun-22-17 01:13pm CDT
    Effective: Thu Jun-22-17 01:13pm CDT
    Expires: Fri Jun-23-17 07:00pm CDT
    Severity: Severe
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Possible
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Attala; Bolivar; Carroll; Choctaw; Claiborne; Clarke; Clay; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Leflore; Lincoln; Lowndes; Madison; Marion; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Sharkey; Simpson; Smith; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Webster; Winston; Yazoo
    Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
    Message Summary: ...flash flood watch in effect this afternoon through friday...
    .tropical storm cindy will continue to affect the region through friday and will result in several rounds of rainfall, some of which will be heavy.
    ...flash flood watch remains in effect through friday evening...
    The flash flood watch continues for
    * portions of southeast arkansas, northeast louisiana and mississippi, including the following areas in southeast arkansas, ashley and chicot. In northeast louisiana, catahoula, concordia, east carroll, franklin la, madison la, morehouse, richland, tensas and west carroll. In mississippi, adams, attala, bolivar, carroll, choctaw, claiborne, clarke, clay, copiah, covington, forrest, franklin ms, grenada, hinds, holmes, humphreys, issaquena, jasper, jefferson, jefferson davis, jones, kemper, lamar, lauderdale, lawrence, leake, leflore, lincoln, lowndes, madison ms, marion, montgomery, neshoba, newton, noxubee, oktibbeha, rankin, scott, sharkey, simpson, smith, sunflower, warren, washington, webster, winston and yazoo.
    * through friday evening
    * rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches in a short period of time may lead to flash flooding, especially with the ground saturated. Several waves of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain can be expected across the region through friday.
    * the flooding of roads, low lying areas, and areas with poor drainage will be possible. If encountering flooded roadways, remember to turn around, don`t drown.

Here's What's Happening

Flash Flooding Concerns Increase

Rain is expected to increase through the day today, and especially into tonight, as a tropical disturbance moves closer to the Gulf Coast. Flooding potential will slowly increase with totals of a few inches possible in some spots by later tonight. There is a Flash Flood Watch for the area …Read More

Drug arrests in Marion County this past weekend.

The following is a list of people arrested during a drug sweep in Marion County this past weekend by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. These are arrests are the result of ongoing investigations. Pardeep Kumar            Possession of a controlled substance Sanjeev Kumar             Possession of a controlled substance Rykera Peters                Possession …Read More

JA of Columbia Seeking Recruits

Junior Auxiliary of Columbia is recruiting women at least 25 years of age who want to make a positive impact on children across Marion county. JA of Columbia contributes thousands of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars annually to improve the mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children in …Read More

Election Results for Columbia and Prentiss

The Election Results for the city of Columbia (unofficial) Mayor: Justin W. McKenzie             883 Calvin “Scope” Newsome     436   Alderman at Large: Edward Hough     695 Chris Brumfield    601     Alderman Ward 4: Mike Smith                        202 …Read More

Murder Suicide in Jefferson Davis County

An attempted murder suicide in the block of Smith Jones Road in Jefferson Davis County early Wednesday morning has left 1 injured and 2 dead. Lee Sandifer shot his girlfriend of 10 years, Christine Lewis, and 10-year old child following a domestic dispute around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31st. …Read More

Cochran , Wicker announce 5 million for Mississippi AmeriCorps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced $5.0 million in AmeriCorps grants to support tutorial and mentor programs in Mississippi. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding $5.0 million between five programs in Mississippi, including $2.26 million in state competitive …Read More