Growing up North Carolina I was impacted by severe thunderstorms, snowstorms and the occasional land-falling hurricane. One of my earliest memories is chainsaws clearing trees brought down by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 in Charlotte, NC. I was fascinated by these experiences as a kid and this interest in weather lead me to a B.S. in meteorology from North Carolina State University.
After college I went west to KRCR in far northern California. Unlike the stereotype, California does occasionally see active and severe weather. One of my most important responsibilities in my time in California was tracking fire-weather conditions throughout fire season. I was on-air for several days straight covering both the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in 2018. Over 7 fire seasons I covered dozens of devastating wildfires but the 2018 fire season will stay with me the rest of my life.
My wife and I are thrilled to be in Huntsville and we look forward to exploring the Tennessee Valley.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible for the Tennessee Valley Thursday through the early morning hours Friday.
Periods of mostly sunny skies Wednesday with highs topping out in the mid 80s for the Tennessee Valley. Shower and thunderstorm threat arrives Thursday.
The Tennessee Valley will see more cloud cover Tuesday but afternoon highs will warm to near 80 and remain dry.
Afternoon highs will run slightly warmer Monday compared to Sunday under sunny skies.
After a chilly start expect sunny skies and much warmer afternoon highs Easter Sunday.
Clearing will work from west to east through the Tennessee Valley Saturday. Though rain will exit, afternoon highs will remain well below normal.
Showers will be possible the entire day Friday for the Tennessee Valley with temperatures running well below normal.
Thursday will start dry with gusty southerly winds. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move through the Tennessee Valley this evening.
Despite partly cloudy skies Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley will still warm to near 80 this afternoon. Severe thunderstorms are likely Thursday afternoon and evening.
Noticeably warmer today in the Tennessee Valley with afternoon highs approaching 80. Severe thunderstorms will be possible by Thursday evening.