Carson Meredith

Carson is a Meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Carson is a Meteorologist at WAAY 31.
cmeredith@waaytv.com

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in weather. Being born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, I have experienced all the wild weather that the south has to offer! One of the most memorable weather events for me was an ice storm that crippled Kentucky in January 2009. My family had no power (and no heat in our home) for five days after the storm. I remember hearing stories of some families in rural parts of the state that had no power for nearly a month.
In addition to weather, I have always been interested in current events. Even in elementary school, I watched the news almost every night. So it is no surprise that I have always been interested in broadcast meteorology. But I never really considered it as a career path until my freshman year of high school. On March 2, 2012, a violent tornado ripped through Henryville, Indiana, a small town about 20 miles north of Louisville. I will never forget watching the news that day covering the tornado aftermath and the devastation it left behind. It was that day that I decided to be a meteorologist.
My passion for weather led me to Western Kentucky University (WKU), where I graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology in May 2019. While at WKU, I had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the weather industry through an internship with WBKO in Bowling Green, two internships with the National Weather Service in Louisville and Nashville, and serving as Lead Forecaster for WKU’s White Squirrel Weather, a student-led forecasting service that provides weather information to WKU officials for campus events and in times of severe weather.
My first job in the business has led me to the Tennessee Valley and I am honored to share my passion for weather every weekend. I love getting to know people, so feel free to reach out! I am thrilled to be here in the Tennessee Valley and explore everything that the area has to offer!

Recent Posts by Carson Meredith

A few storms this evening, more of the same Monday

Shower and storm chances continue all week long as the unsettled summertime pattern sticks around.

Storms ending for fireworks tonight, more storms Sunday

Even with storm chances, the humid air mass in place will make it feel well into the 90s for much of the week ahead.

A few storms this afternoon, drying out for 4th of July fireworks

Keep an eye to the skies and stay hydrated if you have any outdoor plans. Highs in the low 90s will feel more like the triple digits.

Mostly dry Friday, hot and stormy 4th of July

Saturday will not be a washout, but stay weather aware if you have any outdoor plans, especially during the afternoon.

More spotty storms today, seasonable holiday weekend

4th of July weekend will be warm with daily chances for afternoon storms. The pick of the weekend will be Friday.

More storms Wednesday afternoon, hot 4th of July weekend

Rain chances are lower for the holiday weekend, but scattered storms are still possible each afternoon.

Showers and storms all week, including 4th of July weekend

Stay weather aware if you have any outdoor plans for the holiday weekend.

Showers this morning, storms this afternoon

One or two storms later today could be strong, with gusty winds and heavy rain the main concerns. Rain chances stick around all week.

Rain and storm chances all week long

The most widespread showers and storms will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

Showers and storms return for Father's Day

Rain chances are here to stay for the new work week, but temperatures will cool down slightly.

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