Meteorologist Christina Edwards joined the WHNT News 19 Weather Team in September 2015.

Prior to moving to Huntsville, Christina was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia, where she experienced a wide range of wild weather.

In fact, Christina will never forget her first experience observing thundersnow as the Blizzard of ’93 (also known as the “Storm of the Century”) dropped nearly 3 feet of snow in her neighborhood.

Fifteen years later, Christina vividly recalls watching an electrified thunderstorm heading south along I-75 on a warm, March evening; minutes later, that thunderstorm produced an EF-2 tornado in the heart of Atlanta, just two miles from where she lived.

Christina’s passion for science began at a young age, when she would watch the clouds for signs of changing weather patterns and produce homemade “weather forecasts” on poster boards for family and friends. That passion helped propel Christina towards a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating from college, Christina worked as a digital meteorologist for The Weather Channel and as well as a weather producer for WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Christina is active in the weather community as a Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge counselor as well as a member of the American Meteorological Society.

When Christina is not watching the skies, she enjoys watching college football. Her favorite teams are the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets… and whoever is playing the University of Georgia. No matter the school, Christina always cheers on the marching band: She marched the sousaphone in her high school as well as college bands, and she is a member of the co-ed marching band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Recent Articles
  • Mild start to Veterans Day, but big blast of cold air Tuesday

    Get set for a big temperature change! Afternoon highs Monday will reach the low to mid 60s, but after that, they will plummet and stay below average through the end of the week. This is all due to an arctic blast that will impact the eastern half of the country this week, including the Southeast. Warm air on Monday afternoon followed by the arctic blast Veterans Day Monday will start off on the mild side with temperatures climbing into the […]

  • Cool but dry Veteran’s Day weekend

    High pressure in store over the Tennessee Valley will set the stage for a beautiful Veteran’s Day Weekend for our region! Daytime highs will be in the mid to upper 50s Saturday before falling into the mid 30s on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will be pleasant with mostly sunny skies and daytime highs in the low to mid 60s. Clouds roll in on Monday, though temperatures will remain mild — in the upper 50s to low 60s for Monday afternoon. […]

  • Drought Monitor Update: Improvements continue statewide

    The latest U.S. Drought Monitor data is in, and conditions continue to improve across the state of Alabama — including the hard hit areas of Jackson, Marshall and DeKalb Counties. The Severe Drought has ended, however Moderate Drought and Abnormally Dry conditions continue through eastern Madison County. The rest of north Alabama is no longer experiencing a drought. For the rest of the state, the Severe Drought conditions have diminished, however Severe Drought continues southeast of Birmingham. Below is an […]

  • Chilly Monday morning, but thawing out this week!

    It’s the beginning of November, but temperature-wise, it feels like we skipped right over to December! Thankfully, temperatures will gradually warm up this week before another shock of cold air returns to the region. Monday morning will start off in the low to mid 30s, so be sure to budget a few extra minutes to defrost the car windshield; children waiting at school bus stops should have mittens and gloves handy. By afternoon, temperatures will gradually rise into the mid […]

  • Weather’s Trick and Treat: Snow flurries fly on Halloween

    Halloween is a day to celebrate the spook, strange and weird… And apparently north Alabama’s weather wanted to join in on the fun! Midnight to 3am temperatures were in the upper 60s Halloween morning, and Huntsville registered an official high of 71 degrees on October 31, 2019. However, the rain came to an end and very cold air surged into the region. Temperatures dropped from 71 degrees at 5am to 45 degrees at 9am, and they never recovered! While surface temperatures […]

  • Freeze Watch issued for late Thursday night through Friday morning

    Right on time for the average first freeze in north Alabama, cold air will surge south Thursday night and set the stage for a potential freeze in the Tennessee Valley. As a result, a Freeze Watch is in effect from 12am through 9am Friday morning, but precautions should be taken to protect sensitive plants and crops Thursday evening. Below is additional information from the National Weather Service in Huntsville. 000 WWUS74 KHUN 301901 NPWHUN URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER […]

  • Brief return of sunshine this week, but rain on Halloween?

    If you are sick of the cloudy, rainy weather, we will get a short break Monday and Tuesday. High pressure will stay in the region, producing partly cloudy skies and daytime highs in the mid to upper 70s. However, the dry weather will be short-lived, as clouds and rain showers will spread into Alabama from the south Tuesday night and completely cover the Tennessee Valley on Wednesday afternoon. Stormy for Halloween? A cold front will be passing through the region […]

  • Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning

    The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for northwest Alabama through 11am Saturday. This means that flash flood conditions are possible in this region. Below is additional information from the National Weather Service in Huntsville. FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 950 PM CDT FRI OCT 25 2019 ...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING ACROSS NORTHWEST ALABAMA... .A PLUME OF DEEP MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM OLGA WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM NORTH ACROSS WESTERN ALABAMA AND […]

  • Selecting your Halloween costume? Be aware of the climatology!

    It’s still a week away from Halloween, and no matter if you have the perfect costume or not, it’s always a good idea to know if the weather will be tricky — or a treat! On average, daytime highs for Halloween are usually in the low 70s, and overnight lows dip to the mid-40s. It has been frosty cold on October 31, though! Back in 1993, bitterly cold air caught up with enough atmospheric moisture to produce a few snowflakes […]

  • Strong To Severe Storms Possible Monday

    A line of strong to severe storms will move into north Alabama ahead of a cold front Monday. This line of storms will be capable of producing some severe weather. The main threat these storms will pose is strong straight line winds, although we can’t rule out some isolated flash flooding or a spin up tornado or two.  The timing of this line of storms will be from Monday afternoon through Monday night. The Storm Prediction Center has trimmed back […]

  • The Valley’s “other” tornado season picks up in October

    Once the spring and summer months come to an end, it may be easy to think that severe weather season has also ended for the time being. Or has it? If you are new to the South, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the phrase “Dixie Alley Tornado Season.” This phrase corresponds to the uptick in severe weather that occurs in the fall and winter months in the south. Alabama Tornadoes by Month In October alone, […]

  • First cold morning of the season!

    Temperatures quickly tumbled into the 40s Saturday night as clouds cleared out and dry air descended into the Tennessee Valley. Although a few areas in the south Sand Mountain region may stay in the 50s through Sunday morning under a more persistent cloud deck, the majority of north Alabama and south Middle Tennessee will drop into the upper 30s to low 40s — the first time since last April! Plentiful sunshine early in the day will allow for a quick […]

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