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!
Keep the rain gear handy if you are out and about throughout the day today. Most areas dry out this evening.
Spotty showers will be around throughout the day Friday. Much of the weekend looks dry ahead of another soaking rain early next week.
Temperatures stay seasonable after chilly mornings, as highs approach 60 by Thursday.
Highs struggle into the 40s to the start the new work week, with a brisk northwest wind making it feel like the 30s all day long.
The severe weather threat is slowly winding down, but flooding concerns will continue overnight across north Alabama.
Heavy rain and damaging winds are the main threats. Stay with WAAY 31 for updates throughout the day.
Highs approach 60 this afternoon under cloudy skies. Heavy rain arrives along a cold front Saturday afternoon and evening.
Clouds and winds out of the north keep our highs only in the 50s for the holiday. Friday also looks quiet for the early rising shoppers!
Monday is sunny and a few degrees warmer. Rain chances increase Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, then again this upcoming weekend.
We are quiet for the next two days before widespread rain returns for the busy travel days Tuesday and Wednesday.