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!
Some showers make their way into north Alabama this afternoon and again tomorrow morning. Temperatures stay in the 60s for mid week.
A Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect until 10 this morning. Expect plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures this afternoon.
Most areas stay dry, but an isolated shower or two is possible especially for our southern counties Sunday. More widespread rain arrives Tuesday.
Most areas stay in the 60s this weekend as another soaking rain is on the way for north Alabama early next week.
Showers and isolated storms are on the way Friday night and Saturday morning with highs for Saturday stuck in the 60s!
The Monday morning commute will be very wet across north Alabama.
The days of highs in the 90s are finally over. The long awaited cold front finally arrives with relief in the heat and beneficial rainfall Sunday night.
We have one more day of this summertime heat before the cool down finally begins. Showers and storms are back in the forecast through Monday.
We stay in the 90s Friday and Saturday, but a cold front this weekend will bring us widespread rain and much cooler temperatures.
Most of the top portion of the state is classified as either Abnormally Dry or Moderate Drought.