From an early age, Taylor had a fascination with people that predicted the weather. She knew in elementary school that she wanted to become a meteorologist. Growing up in Elizabethtown, KY, she was able to experience everything from snow and ice to severe storms.
"I always thought it was so neat that meteorologists were able to predict the future! I loved watching the weather everyday on the news, and I was always amazed at the big changes in our weather patterns in Kentucky."
Taylor decided to continue her interest by studying meteorology at Mississippi State University . She graduated in 2016 with her degree in Geoscience with a concentration in Broadcast and Professional Meteorology.
It wasn't until an internship at WCBI in Columbus, MS that she decided she wanted a career in broadcasting. As a senior in college, she accepted a fill-in meteorologist position at WCBI. During her time there, she was able to help during severe weather coverage, including the EF-4 tornado in Louisville, MS in 2014.
After graduation, she worked at WQAD in the Quad Cities (Moline, IL/Davenport, IA). She experienced forecasting several severe storms and winter storms. While she loved the challenges of working in the Midwest, she longed for warmer weather.
Taylor is now thrilled to be back south and working on the Gulf Coast! In her spare time, she loves to cook and try new restaurants. She also enjoys spending time with her cat, Bobbi Jo, and her Miniature Schnauzer, Oliver. "I really look forward to settling down along the coast and spending time on the beach!".
We’ve had a few strong storms this evening, and we could see a few more showers and storms into Thursday. Lows will drop into the 70s. Highs will be near 90 tomorrow. A tropical system may bring us very heavy rainfall by the end of the week and into the weekend.
Despite a comfortable Saturday morning, it’s going to be warm and humid this afternoon. Highs will be near 90 today. An upper level area of low pressure will move west today, and that may bring a few showers and storms. Heavy downpours are possible.
Summer is here to stay! We’ll be hot this afternoon with highs in the mid 90s. Thankfully, we’re going to see less humidity today. The heat index will be near 100 at times. An isolated shower or two are possible this afternoon, but rain chances remain slim.
It’s going to be a hot start to June! Highs today will range from the low 90s along the coast to the upper 90s for our inland areas. Pop up showers and storms are possible this afternoon thanks to a slow moving front.
It’s going to be another hot day! Highs today will reach the upper 80s and low 90s along the coast, and we’ll see the low to mid 90s north of I-10. The heat index could reach 100-105 for inland areas today. More sunshine is expected.
It’s going to be warm and humid by Tuesday morning. Lows will only drop into the 70s. We also have our first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Subtropical Storm Andrea formed on Monday south of Bermuda.
After a rainy Sunday, rain chances will be slim tonight through Monday morning. Lows will be in the 70s and the upper 60s.Showers and a few storms may develop Monday afternoon along the sea breeze. Highs will remain in the 80s.
It’s going to be calm and clear through Friday morning. Lows will drop into the mid 60s. We’ll see the humidity increase a bit on Friday afternoon, and an isolated shower can’t be ruled out. Highs will reach the 80s again.
It was a messy start to Mother’s Day, but we’re going to see a much calmer afternoon. While a few showers can’t be ruled out, rain chances will be lower. The Flash Flood Watch has been canceled for South Mississippi, but continue to watch out for flooded roads.
We’ve had several showers and storms this morning, but we may see a decrease in the rain this late this morning. Once the atmosphere recovers, we could see a few showers and storms late this afternoon. The severe weather threat is low, but gusty winds and hail are possible.
It’s another warm and humid day with highs in the 80s. Isolated showers are possible, but many of us will stay dry. We’ll remain mild tonight with lows in the upper 60s. Patchy fog may develop by the morning.
Showers and storms that moved through this morning are well to our east. A cold front brings us cooler and drier air today. Highs will only be in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds from the west and northwest will be breezy.
We’re waking up to more fog this morning, but most of it will clear by the afternoon. We’ll see some cloud cover with highs in the 70s. Rain chances remain slim this afternoon. However, a round of showers and storms will be moving in late tonight into early Monday morning.
Soak up the dry weather while it lasts! It will be cool and comfortable this evening. Lows will only drop into the upper 50s by Thursday morning with some cloud cover. Showers and storms are likely by Thursday afternoon.