Jennifer is the weekend morning meteorologist at WHNT News 19. She has over three years of experience forecasting weather in the Southeast.

Jennifer grew up in Rochester, NY where she grew up shoveling feet of lake effect snow and dealing with below zero wind chills in the Winters. Her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina while Jennifer was in high school. After graduation she attended East Carolina University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in Geography, a minor in mathematics and certificates in both Atmospheric Science and Geographic Information Systems. She then went to Mississippi State University where she taught GIS labs and did research for the Institute of Clean Energy Technology, along with studying and earning her Masters degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology.

During her last semester at MSU she did the weekend weather at WTVA in Tupelo, MS, where after graduation she became a fulltime meteorologist and has worked for the past three years. While at WTVA, Jennifer covered one of the most historic tornado outbreaks in U.S. history on April 27th, 2011. Along with presenting weekday forecasts in Tupelo, Jennifer also worked part time at Hyperion Technology Group Inc. where she did research in the Great Plains chasing storms.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel, storm chase and spend time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles
  • Dense Fog Advisory/Freezing Fog Possible – Slick Spots

    A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the entire Tennessee Valley until 9:00 am this morning.  A few accidents have already been reported this morning along the I-65/I-565 interchange in Huntsville due to icy patches. Dense fog has also been reported in many locations, especially in Huntsville, Scottsboro and Fayetteville, Tennessee.  As of right now it seems like the highest concentration of freezing fog is across the central Tennessee Valley, near the I-65 corridor, as that is where temperatures […]

  • Severe Storms Possible Early Wednesday

    Strong to severe storms are still possible late tonight/early Wednesday. Currently showers and storms stretch from near Chicago, southwest into Texas, with tornado and severe thunderstorm watches extending from western Illinois to central Texas. The Moderate Risk area was expanded late this morning and now stretches from extreme northeast Texas, to extreme southwest Indiana. The ‘Moderate Risk’ area clips extreme Northwest Alabama, with almost the rest of the Tennessee Valley included in the ‘Slight Risk’ area. The main threat with […]

  • A Closer Look at the Potential for Strong Storms Midweek

    There continues to be the potential for strong to severe storms this week, thanks to a very dynamic and potent storms system expected to develop and traverse the central/southern Plains and track east Tuesday and Wednesday.  Forecast models are indicating a line of showers and storms moving across the Tennessee Valley sometime late Tuesday, into Wednesday.  Below are two images from the Storm Prediction Center.  The first is the Day 3 Convective Outlook, outlining an area from Texas, to the […]

  • Light Freezing Rain/Sleet Possible – Snow Thursday?

    It will continue to be a soggy day as moisture continues to stream northward from the southwest. Temperatures have warmed above the critical freezing temperature, so just rain is expected during the rest of the daylight hours. After peak heating and especially after the sun sets, temperatures will start to cool back to near freezing, particularly around the Shoals and north into southern middle Tennessee. There is the concern for more light ice accumulation, mainly on elevated and metallic surfaces […]

  • Flooded Roads The Big Travel Issue, More Freezing Rain Possible

    (WHNT) – It’s another cold, rainy start to the day, with a little bit of freezing rain mixing in with some light rain west of I-65 in North Alabama and across southern middle Tennessee.  Expect the potential for a few more light patches of freezing rain this morning, before a changeover to all rain likely later this morning as all temperatures warm above freezing. Due to the fact that freezing rain/sleet will remain a possibility as temperatures cool this evening […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until Tuesday at 9 a.m.

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – A cold rain continues this morning behind the cold front that moved across the region yesterday and last night. The front has currently stalled out and is draped across north Georgia, southwest into southeast Alabama. Blustery conditions continue behind the front has a much colder arctic air mass continues to move into the area. Temperatures dropped quickly last night behind the front and have remained steady or have slightly cooled a few degrees since sunrise.  Due to […]

  • Heavy Rain Moves In – Colder Tonight

    Yesterday was the day of records with four set across the Tennessee Valley.  First Record High Minimum Temperatures were set in both Muscle Shoals and Huntsville.  The lowest temperatures in Huntsville Saturday was only 65 degrees, breaking the old record of 61 set in 2005.  Muscle Shoals only had a low temperatures of 66 degrees, breaking the old record of 63 in 2005.  Huntsville also set a new record high temperature Saturday afternoon, which was 72 degrees, breaking the old […]

  • BCS National Championship Forecast

    The BCS National Championship is still days away, but as many are starting to pack their bags and some already heading down a little early to enjoy some warmer weather, we thought we’d give you a forecast so you know what to expect. The forecast for today and Thursday will be dry and partly sunny in Miami, with highs above average for Florida standards for this time of year, in the low 80s. The chance for hit-or-miss showers comes into […]

  • Some Could Ring In The New Year With Rain

    After days of clouds lingering, the sky finally cleared overnight, as high pressure moved in from the west!  Check out this gorgeous shot from our Athens State University camera this morning! Thanks to the clearing sky and lighter wind, temperatures have dropped off for most into the 20s this morning.  Even though the wind has relaxed some, there is still a wind chill, with some experiencing wind chills in the upper teens…bundle up! Despite the sunshine, highs will be around […]

  • Scattered Flurries Possible

    It is a bitterly cold Saturday morning, with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, combined with a gusty northwest wind, wind chills are in the upper 20s and low 30s.  Check out the 10:00 am temperatures and wind chills below. The storm system that brought the rain yesterday, continues to pull away, with clouds and some moisture lingering on the back side of the low.  Patchy drizzle is possible this morning. A few pieces of energy embedded within the […]

  • Storms Expected Christmas Afternoon & Night

    Merry Christmas Everyone!  We are waking up to cold, foggy and dry conditions across the Tennessee Valley this morning.  A large swath of showers and embedded storms north of a warm front that is currently along the coast, is lifting northeast across central and southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama.  Expect these showers and storms to start moving into Northwest Alabama this afternoon. A few wind gusts could accompany the stronger storms but severe weather is not expected with this batch […]

  • Strong Storms Possible On Christmas Day

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – While everyone is putting the finishing touches on their holiday plans today, wrapping the last of the presents, a classic Winter Storm is taking shape out to our west, which could bring severe weather and snow to the Tennessee Valley Christmas Day and Wednesday.  Before we get consumed with Christmas Day, let’s talk about Christmas Eve, showers continue to track east and will gradually exit the region from west to east this afternoon as a weak […]