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!".
Some patchy fog and low cloud cover will linger this morning. By the afternoon, we’ll have a little more sunshine. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s today. Tropical Storm Zeta formed early this morning, It will likely make landfall along the Northern Gulf Coast by Wednesday evening.
We’ve had several showers and storms early this morning, and a few may linger by lunchtime. Rain chances will decrease by the afternoon, but isolated showers will be possible. If we get enough sunshine, we’ll warm up into the low 80s. We could see a tropical depression in the Gulf this upcoming week
It’s going to be another beautiful afternoon! We’ll warm up near 80 with a mix of sun and clouds. However, the humidity will increase as the day goes on. Thanks to the humidity, we’ll only cool down into the mid 60s by Monday morning.
The sky will stay mostly clear this evening, but patchy fog is possible by Monday morning. Lows will be near 70. Monday and Tuesday will stay pretty warm and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. We have two cold fronts in the forecast this week.
Delta brought strong wind gusts and rain bands this morning, but most of the rain will be out of the way this afternoon. Only isolated showers may pass through today with highs in the low 80s. It’s going to stay humid. We’ll stay breezy today with southwest winds around 15-25 MPH.
It’s going to be a great day for Cruisin' The Coast! We’ll see sunshine today with highs near 80. In the tropics, we are closely watching a tropical wave in the Caribbean that is expected to move into the Gulf by the middle of the week. There’s a good chance it will develop into a depression.
It’s going to be stunning today with plenty of sunshine. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. A tropical wave in the Caribbean could move into the Gulf by the middle of the week. It could approach the Northern Gulf Coast by the end of the week.
More sunshine is expected on Sunday. While a stray shower can’t be ruled out, most of us will be dry. Any fog this morning will be gone by midday. Highs will be in the mid 80s this afternoon with a few clouds. A strong cold front will cool us down significantly by Tuesday.
Scattered showers have passed through this morning, and we have a good chance they’ll stick around into the afternoon. Winds will be breezy from the east and northeast around 10-20 MPH. Highs will struggle to reach the low 70s. We're also watching Tropical Storm Beta in the Gulf.
The rest of the evening will be warm, but dry. We may have a small drop in the humidity by Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop into the low 70s. We’ll quickly warm up into the low to mid 90s by Thursday afternoon. While a few pop-up showers are possible, rain chances will stay low.
Thanks to a cold front, we can enjoy lower humidity today! However, we’ll still warm up into the low to mid 90s this afternoon. No rain is expected today. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds. We’ll cool back down into the upper 60s to low 70s by Monday morning.
It’s going to be blazing hot today! Highs will be in the mid 90s with the heat index around 105-110. We will be under a Heat Advisory through Saturday afternoon. Drink plenty of water and take breaks in the A/C if you have outdoor plans. A stray shower is possible, but most of us will be dry.
It’s going to be another hot and humid day! Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s. The humidity will make it feel more like 100-105. Scattered showers and storms will be possible this morning and afternoon. Some may produce heavy downpours.
It’s going to be another hot and humid day with highs near 90. We have a pretty good chance for scattered showers and storms this afternoon. For those that see the rain. you’ll get a little break from the heat. Heavy downpours are possible in some storms.
On and off showers and a few storms will be possible through Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Tropical Storm Warnings and Storm Surge Warnings are in effect for parts of South Mississippi thanks to Hurricane Marco.
The heat and humidity are back today! We’ll warm up into the low to mid 90s this afternoon, and the heat index will be around 100-105. Isolated showers and storms are possible by the afternoon. We’ll stay calm and warm tonight. Lows will only drop into the mid 70s.
It’s going to be another hot and humid day! Highs will be near 90 this afternoon, but the heat index will be near 100. A few showers and storm may pop up this afternoon, but most of us will stay dray. Tonight looks calm and warm with temperatures in the 70s.
It was a wet Tuesday! We’ll only be left with isolated showers tonight. We’ll stay in the 70s through Wednesday morning. A few more showers and storms are possible in the morning, but we’ll have a better chance for rain in the afternoon. We could see a few heavy downpours.
It was a messy Monday! We could see a few more showers and storms develop by Tuesday morning. Lows will be in the 70s. We are under a Flash Flood Watch through 7 PM Tuesday. Additional showers and storms through Tuesday afternoon could lead to flooding issues.
We’ll have another chance for scattered showers and storms today, although it doesn’t look like as much of a washout compared to Saturday. We can’t rule out a few heavy downpours. More rain is expected on Monday.