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Potentially stormy Fourth as temperatures climb

COLUMBUS – SUMMARY: Highs continue to climb, first into the 90s by Monday, and eventually into the upper 90s by Thursday. Mixed in chances for showers and thunderstorms provide some hope for cooling, but overall the week remains relatively dry. MONDAY: The Fourth of July could be a stormy...
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Man charged with voyeurism at two Mississippi grocery stores

A man has been arrested after he reportedly followed women in two Mississippi grocery stores in order to take pictures up their skirts. Officials from the Tupelo Police Department have arrested Ira Montrel Temple, 41, of West Point, and charged him on two counts of voyeurism after they were notified of an incident at an Aldi’s grocery store on North Gloster.

July Fourth Forecast

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Mostly cloudy through Independence Day, highs reaching the low 90s. Warming trend continues through this week as high-pressure returns. JULY FOURTH : Clouds sticking around on this Independence Day, highs will land in the low 90s. A 40% chance of showers and t-storms carries through this evening. Most of the rain activity looks to remain south of Carthage, Philadelphia, and DeKalb. Staying warm tonight with temperatures in the mid 70s.

Caledonia park commission hosts stars and stripes celebration

CALEDONIA, Miss. (WCBI)- Some folks are getting a head start of Fourth of July festivities. Other towns are getting a head start of Fourth of July festivities too. The Town of Caledonia and Park Commission hosted a Stars and Stripes Celebration. Dozens made their way to the Ola. J. Pickett...

Sunny and Hot Sunday, Rain Chances Stay in the Forecast

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Sunny, hot weather in-store for your 4th of July. High-pressure returns next week diminishing rain chances and increasing temperatures. SATURDAY NIGHT: Staying warm with clouds overhead, low temps falling near 73. A 30% chance of showers and t-storms stands in the forecast. SUNDAY: We’ll see...

Arrest made in New Hope auto burglaries

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus teen is facing at least a dozen auto burglary charges after some early morning thefts. Tydariuz Wright, 19, is charged with 12 counts of auto burglary. Lowndes Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says more charges are expected against Wright. The Columbus man was out...

Independence Day Forecast, What to Expect Next Week

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Temperatures gradually warming through the 90s next week. High-pressure returns keeping us fairly dry with afternoon rain and storm chances lingering. July 4th looking to be nice with a mix of sun and clouds and high temps near 93!. SUNDAY: Staying hot and humid with...

Columbus police prepare to monitor incoming crowds for holiday weekend

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Independence Day festivities have begun in the Golden Triangle. Here in Columbus, officers are preparing to monitor incoming crowds. Recently, CPD added a sixth Neighborhood watch camera. Soon you’ll see more being installed around the city. You may not see them, but they’re are always watching....

Blue Bell celebrates National Ice Cream Month

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s National Ice Cream month and our friends from Blue Bell stopped by to celebrate with us at WCBI on Friday. They also brought by the newest flavor, Strawberry Lemonade – and one that hit the shelves in March, Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload.

Local communities plan Independence Day celebrations

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Towns and communities across the area will host events this weekend to celebrate America’s independence. To help you make your plans, here is a list of some of the festivities. Columbus kicks off the weekend with the return of Fireworks on the Water. Gates...

Spotty rain chances in lottery for rain relief

COLUMBUS – SUMMARY: Temperatures sit tenuously in the upper 80s to low 90s into the weekend and through the Fourth of July. Chances for rain concentrate on the weekend but exist throughout next week. Any rain chances will be much appreciated towards reducing drought conditions, which have slowly been creeping into the region. Partly cloudy skies and a bit of a drying up about mid-week next week push us into the upper 90s. Lows sit in the mid to upper 60s for the next seven days.

Temperatures Gradually Increasing, Rain Chances Remain in the Forecast

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Rain and t-storm chances linger, high pressure on the way of return. SATURDAY: We’ll continue to see a mix of sun and clouds with humid conditions as southerly winds persist. High temperatures reaching the upper 80s and low 90s in some areas. Scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms are likely. Overnight lows will fall in the low to mid 70s.

Southside Blues Festival is back in full swing this weekend

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – There’s a saying in the Blues world – The best cure for the Blues is the Blues. And Southside – Townsend Park is the place to kick those Blues this weekend. The Southside Blues Festival is back in full swing this weekend....

Bowden Is Magnolia Sprint Master

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Brad Bowden drove Tony Higgins’ No. 8 winged sprint car into the USCS Victory Lane for the first time this season and captured a career-second USCS victory on Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Bowden battled USCS Hall of Famer Terry Gray for the lead...

Two new assistant superintendents to join Cmsd administration

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Classes may be out for summer but the Columbus Municipal School District is already planning for the upcoming school year. Across the Golden Triangle, several school districts are making changes at their central offices. As the roles for educators change over the years, some local school administrators...