Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is the morning meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Morning Meteorologist

As you might expect, I've been fascinated with the atmosphere since I was a child. When I was nine, I was trapped in a storm that produced baseball-sized hail in my home state of Kentucky. Afterward, I wasn't exactly keen on thunderstorms. That began to change as I got older. Eventually, what started as a fear spawned an intense curiosity in all things related to the sky.

My studies took me south to Mobile, where I earned my B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. Before graduation, I had the opportunity to storm chase for two weeks in the Plains with a class from Western Kentucky University.

Before moving to Huntsville, I served as Chief Meteorologist in Medford, Oregon at KDRV where I was voted "Favorite Weatherperson" in a local publication. While in Oregon, I covered everything from 100,000 acre wildfires and severe weather to historic snow events and deadly wind storms. Earlier, my career began in Victoria, Texas as the morning meteorologist at KAVU.

After being out west for a few years, I'm thrilled to be back down south, closer to my family on the Gulf Coast!

Recent Posts by Kate McKenna

Rain ramps up through next week

Today marks the beginning of a rainy streak with only a few breaks to be had.

A semisweet Valentine's Day

The weather won't be picture perfect on this Valentine's day, but it's certainly the best we'll get out of the next seven days.

Sunny and seasonable today

The middle of the work week brings a break from the rain and clouds.

Persistent rain impacts the Tuesday commute

Over an inch of rain is likely for most Tennessee Valley locations today.

Heavy rain arrives tonight

The gray, dreary weather of Sunday continues for the start of the work week.

Temperatures barely break 40 this afternoon

Afternoon temperatures struggle to get out of the 30s and with a brisk north wind, it will feel like the 20s and 30s regardless.

Day two of potential record temperatures

Highs reach the mid 70s this afternoon and much like yesterday, we'll likely set a new record high temperature for today.

Near record warmth Wednesday and Thursday in the Tennessee Valley

Temperatures are unseasonably warm today, but the spring tease is not with us much longer.

Enjoy the warmth in the Tennessee Valley...for now

Much like Monday, Tuesday brings mild temperatures and a few showers.

Spring-like warmth with scattered showers in the Tennessee Valley

High temperatures will be approaching record values by the end of the week...

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