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

Overcast today with rain arriving tonight

Gloomy, damp weather is here to close out the work week.

Milder temperatures and returning rain

Rain is back to the Tennessee Valley to end the work week...

Drivers face slick roads with sub-freezing temperatures

In the wake of a cold, damp, and in some locations - snowy day Monday, clouds have cleared and temperatures are below freezing to start Tuesday.

North Alabama overnight snow showers

Light rain has transitioned to snow for a few locations in southern middle Tennessee and northeast Alabama.

A wash-out of a weekend

Expect rainy spots and scattered showers today, evolving into widespread, steady rain before sunrise Saturday.

One last dry day before the rain arrives

As the morning progresses, we'll see a fairly brief period of sunshine before the clouds thicken later this afternoon.

Sunny now, then monitoring Monday's snow potential

It's cold but dry for now. A big shift in the pattern arrives in time for the weekend...

A particularly chilly parade forecast

Today marks the start of yet another unseasonably chilly streak of weather.

Crisp with a few clouds

The work week holds steady with cool temperatures and dry conditions.

Milder with scattered showers

The wind has shifted and temperatures are already starting to moderate across the Valley.

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