Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is the Chief Meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Chief Meteorologist
kmckenna@waaytv.com

Kate McKenna has been fascinated with the atmosphere since she was a child. At age nine, she was trapped in a storm that produced baseball-sized hail in her home state of Kentucky. Afterward, Kate wasn't exactly keen on thunderstorms. That began to change as she got older. Eventually, what started as a fear spawned an intense curiosity in all things related to the sky.

Her studies took her south to Mobile, where she earned a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. Before graduation, Kate had the opportunity to storm chase for two weeks in the Plains with a class from Western Kentucky University.

Before moving to Huntsville, Kate served as Chief Meteorologist in Medford, Oregon at KDRV where she was voted "Favorite Weatherperson" in a local publication. While in Oregon, she covered everything from 100,000 acre wildfires and severe weather to historic snow events and deadly wind storms. Earlier, her career began in Victoria, Texas as the morning meteorologist at KAVU.

After being out west for a few years, Kate was thrilled to come back down south, closer to her family on the Gulf Coast!

Recent Posts by Kate McKenna

Warm for one more day

Although clouds are on the increase Tuesday, we'll still be warmer than average and the area remains dry.

Rain and strong storms linger into Saturday morning

Strong to severe storms are expected overnight into early Saturday morning.

Strong storms return Friday night

Damaging wind, heavy rain, and the threat for tornadoes are all on the table again.

The severe threat returns late tonight

Damaging wind is the main concern with any stronger storms.

Nearly perfect now with late week rain & storms

We've got another day of near 80 degree temperatures and loads of sunshine in store Tuesday!

Temperatures climb after another cold morning Saturday

Temperatures are expected to hit the freezing mark again to start Saturday.

Freezing temperatures Friday morning

You'll need to protect your plants tonight in preparation for lows in the upper 20s Friday morning!

Freezing temperatures follow widespread flooding to end the week

Freeze watches and warnings are already posted in anticipation of the big chill.

Flash flood concerns followed by a drastic drop in temperatures

We are in for another round of rain and potential flooding through Wednesday. The chance for strong to severe storms exists too, mainly late tonight into early tomorrow morning.

Warm Tuesday before rain, storms, and plummeting temps

A clear night tonight transitions to a chilly, sunny morning on Tuesday with temperatures starting in the mid 40s. While the first half of the day is sunny, clouds build in during the afternoon ahead of our next weather system.

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