Alex joined WHNT in August 2019 after working for the past two and a half years as the morning meteorologist at WCBI in Columbus Mississippi where he covered multiple tornado outbreaks, including an EF-3 tornado that narrowly missed the television station. Alex has worked in Alabama before as a weekend meteorologist at WVUA in Tuscaloosa. Alex is a proud graduate of Mississippi State University and loves to root for the Bulldogs. When Alex isn’t working on the forecast, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, hiking, watching movies (especially Star Wars), and spoiling his dog, Hank.

Recent Articles
  • Be Sure To Protect 4 “P”s from Cold This Week

    Some serious cold is on the way over the next few days. Temperatures will drop into the upper 10s to low 20s in the morning hours, and daytime highs will struggle to warm above freezing in the afternoons. At times, the wind will gust as high as 12 to 15 mph, which means wind chills will drop into the single digits, at least before sunrise!   With the weather getting this cold, it’s time to start thinking about cold weather […]

  • Scattered heavy storms Wednesday evening

    The Storm Prediction Center outlines a very small chance of a ‘severe’ storm on Wednesday: a storm or two with hail that might get up to the size of a quarter and/or a wind gust of 58 mph. These storms will have a similar impact to our summer pop-up storms, NOT what we saw on Saturday.  The best chance of a few heavy storms comes Wednesday evening ahead of a cold front. Locally-heavy downpours Wednesday could drop more than one inch […]

  • Total Rainfall Now Above Average For Month Of January

    Last week, we told you a very rainy pattern would be in place across the Tennessee Valley. If it rains *exactly* the forecast amount (WPC 7-day rainfall outlook) at @FlyHSV then #HuntsvilleAL would have the 4th-rainiest January on record less than halfway through the month. #valleywx (1/3) — Jason Simpson (@simpsonwhnt) January 7, 2020 That worked out to be fairly accurate. Rain totals soared over the past 7 days. We now sit at over 6″ of rain for the […]

  • Saturday severe weather potential

    The Storm Prediction Center outlines all of north Alabama with the potential for severe weather today. What do the threats mean? There are five categories based on statistics.  What YOU need to know is that we have a significant threat of severe storms; don’t worry about the colors and numbers. How Saturday’s threats line up: We face three primary threats: Strong winds (30-50 MPH) that could interrupt utilities and knock down trees/branches Severe wind gusts (58 MPH to as high as […]

  • Severe weather on the way? Monitor multiple sources for information

    With severe weather in the forecast this Saturday, it’s important to review some key severe weather safety tips so that you are prepared well ahead of time: Have multiple sources of weather information including TV, NOAA Weather Radio, and a weather app like Live Alert 19 Plan for “failures” and have redundancies: If the power goes out or your cellphone battery dies, you will have back up sources of information. If you’re not as familiar with your surroundings, Live Alert […]

  • Severe weather possible this weekend (highest threat on Saturday)

    Severe weather is no stranger to the winter season, and powerful storms are possible even in the first month of the year. Although it is too soon to know exactly when and where severe storms will develop, continue to monitor the forecast over the next few days as a potential storm system develops over the Southern Plains and Southeast. What we know right now: A potent upper level system will move across the central and southern US later this week. This, […]

  • *FLOOD WATCH* For Thursday & Friday – Heavy Rain Ahead!

    Another wave of heavy rain is on the way today and Friday. This rain, coupled with saturated soils from the rain on Sunday, will likely lead to some flooding across north Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. Rain will begin before sunrise on Thursday, and will become more widespread and heavy as the day goes on. Rain will likely be heaviest Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Rain will become more scattered Friday, but some intense showers will remain possible through the […]

  • Looking Back at 2019’s Tornado Warnings

    Since the weather is nice and calm on New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d dig back through some data and see how many tornado warnings were issued, and where they were issued. Lauderdale and Franklin counties led the pack this year with 7 tornado warnings each. 6 tornado warnings were issued this year for Colbert, Madison, Cullman, and Jackson counties. There were 5 tornado warnings for Franklin and Lincoln counties, and 4 warnings for DeKalb, Moore, Morgan, and Limestone counties. […]

  • Additional Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Later This Week

    More heavy rain this week: It was a stormy Sunday evening across the Tennessee Valley. There were reports of damage mainly over western sections. Rain totals were around 1-2″ with some areas getting over 3″.  Here are a few totals: Town Creek: 3.30″ Leighton: 2.61″ Madison: 2.49″ Florence: 2.07″ Arab: 1.89″ Woodville: 1.54″ We’ll stay dry through the rest of 2019, but another round of rain and thunderstorms is likely Thursday and Friday. Another system moves in Thursday and Friday, […]

  • A Few Storms Likely Sunday; Some Could Be Strong

    Storms move in early Sunday: Yet again this month, a marginal severe weather setup looks possible across the deep south. Let’s dive right in and talk about what we think could happen. Sunday morning, a cold front will be approaching the area from the northwest, with a line of storms out ahead of the front. That line of storms approaches northwest Alabama early in the morning and pushes across the state through the day. Now, the ingredients for severe storms […]

  • Christmas Snow Definitely Not In The Cards This Year

    Every year, people across the deep south, and especially here in Alabama, dream of a white Christmas. And almost every year…nada. The odds of 1 inch of snow falling on Christmas Day in Huntsville are around 1%, give or take a decimal point here or there. And, there’s really only one response to that… As for this year, Jim Carrey would be mistaken. There’s zero chance of snow here in Alabama (but it might be warm enough to enjoy a […]

  • Multiple Flood Warnings for Local Creeks and Rivers Today.

    Recent heavy rains have led to local creeks and rivers rising to flood stage. Here are the warnings that have been issued as of Monday morning at 4 am. Flood warning for the Paint Rock River in Jackson, Madison, and Marshall counties Flood warning in Madison county for the Flint River at Brownsboro Flood warning for Lawrence county for Big Nance Creek at Courtland More info about these flood warnings All of these creeks and rivers are forecast to crest […]

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