Carson is a Meteorologist at WAAY 31.
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!
Showers and storms could cause issues for some high school football games Friday night. The active pattern continues through the weekend.
More scattered storms for Tuesday. Staying hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s.
This warning expires at 1:45 PM. Stay tuned for updates.
Staying in the mid 90s for the work week with daily chances for showers and storms the next seven days.
Staying hot but dry for Sunday. Storm chances start going back up Monday.
Temperatures climb into the upper 90s this weekend, but the humidity stays away, keeping those heat index values in check.
Strong storms move through the Valley this evening as temperatures return back to normal for the second half of the week.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect as dangerous heat continues in the Valley. Storms bring relief Tuesday evening.
Heat Advisory for most of the Valley Monday afternoon as heat index values climb to near 105 to 110 degrees.
The heat is on through Tuesday. Temperatures climb into the mid 90s with the humidity making it feel well into the triple digits.