Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a meteorologist for WAAY.

Title: Meteorologist

I have loved weather ever since I was six years old. As I grew older, I always wanted to know the weather when I played sports. In high school, I excelled in math and science and thought meteorology would be an incredible career.

I attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where I got to do three of my favorite things; learn meteorology, along with playing soccer and football.

My on-air start was in Hagerstown, MD where I was the morning meteorologist. I literally got to be buried in the original 2010 Snowmageddon! In five days, two snowstorms dropped 50-60" of snow. My next stop was in Springfield, Missouri where I continued as the morning meteorologist. I got to experience plenty of severe weather and ice during my time there.

I started at WAAY 31 in August 2014. My favorite part of working at WAAY 31 is helping to protect and prepare the community for any type of weather.

My wife Lauren and my children, Landon and Brianna love calling the Tennessee Valley our home.

Recent Posts by Chris Smith

Rain Chances Increase Monday Afternoon; Storms Early Tuesday Morning

Rain will be heavy at times Monday night through most of Tuesday. Storms are possible early Tuesday.

Measurable Snow Looks Likely Mon Night Thru Tue Morning

A strong cold front will bring in chances for snow across the Valley Monday night through Tuesday morning.

Cold For Friday; Snow Chances Increase For Tuesday

Temperatures will stay far below normal today.

Decreasing Clouds Today; Staying Cold Thru Weekend

Temperatures won't warm up much today with highs only expected to be in the upper 30s/40s.

Rainy At Times & Windy

Showers will continue to develop across the Valley this morning.

Breezy Today With Rain Moving In This Evening

Breezy today with highs near 50.

Sunshine today; Rain & Snow Possible Midweek

Highs will be below average today with highs in the upper 30s.

Flurries Tonight Along With Wind & Cold

Winds will increase this evening with it feeling like the teens for Sunday morning

Cloudy & Cold Monday; Sun Returns Tuesday

We will have a cloudy Monday.

Dry today but rain moves in Saturday

We are ending the work week on a dry note, but the weekend doesn't look as rain free.

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