Carrie has been at WLOX since September of 2002. She worked long, arduous hours during Katrina, like most South Mississippians who had to work the storm. Her work earned her and the entire WLOX crew a Peabody and Emmy.
"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years. In a strange way, I'm glad Katrina happened. It really cemented my place here in South Mississippi, It made me put roots down. I met my husband, and now, we have a happy, healthy baby boy. I just couldn't have imagined my life any better than how it's turned out."
Carrie Duncan started her television career in 1998 at WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania. During that winter, 111 inches of snow fell.
"Being from Mississippi, I'd never seen that much snow before in my life. It didn't stop for three weeks straight!"
Carrie grew up in Starkville, where she went to high school and college. She attended Mississippi State University where she received her BS in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology.
Throughout her career, she has worked a blizzard in Erie, hurricanes and floods in NC and many tropical storms and hurricanes here in South Mississippi. During her college years at MSU, she was a member of the Chase Team where she chased tornados with classmates.
Carrie is the youngest of four girls. She has eight nieces and two nephews! I LOVE my family!
"Family is of the utmost importance to me. My parents have been married for over 45 years, and they have been such an example for me. Family was a huge factor in my decision to move back home to my home state of Mississippi."
In her off time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, family & friends; going to the beach; shopping; crafting and doing most anything outdoors.
Carrie and her husband have two boys, and a rescue dog.
The Heat Advisory was allowed to expire at 6 PM this evening. We are going to be warm and muggy again tonight. Lows will fall into the upper 70s to low 80s, but it will still feel like it is in the upper 80s to low 90s overnight.
Nasty weather rolled through South Mississippi earlier today. We are going to still see a chance for showers tonight, but the intense storms have subsided. A Flash Flood Watch in in effect for South Mississippi through Thursday evening.
More scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected on Wednesday. In fact, we could see some strong thunderstorms in South Mississippi. There is a marginal risk for strong to severe thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon hours. We could see gusty winds within these thunderstorms and heavy rain
We will see a slight chance for some isolated showers this afternoon. It will be hot and mostly dry. The humidity will gradually be on the rise. The summer solstice is tomorrow, and the official time that summer begins will be at 4:43 in the afternoon, even though it has felt like summer.
We are going to see scattered showers and possible thunderstorms tonight and especially in the morning hours. Low will stay in the mid to upper 70s with soupy dew point temperatures. We could see a little patchy fog in the morning.
Tropical Depression Cristobal continues to pull away from South Mississippi, and the rain showers are diminishing. Conditions will gradually improve. It is going to stay warm and very muggy with this tropical air mass in place.
We are going to see scattered showers and thunderstorms in South Mississippi this afternoon and evening. When we see the sunshine, it will be hot with temps in the mid to upper 80s. Rain chances will be going up over the next few days.
We are going to see lower rain chances tonight, but we are going to keep a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for the rest of the week. Heading into the weekend: rain, rain and more rain. Tropical Storm Cristobal makes the track to the north.
It is going to be a hot one today. High temperatures are going to be in the mid to upper 80s, but it will feel warmer with heat index values in the low to mid 90s. We will also see a daily chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms through the Memorial day weekend.