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’re back into the 90s today. An isolated shower can’t be ruled out, but most of us will see sunshine. It will remain quiet tonight with lows in the 70s. A cold front from the east will be moving in on Thursday, This will bring a few showers and storms throughout the afternoon.
It will be blazing hot again today. Thanks to a ridge of high pressure, we’ll a good bit of sunshine. However, an isolated shower or two can’t be ruled out. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90s. With the humidity, the heat index could reach 105-110. We will be under another Heat Advisory today.
A cold front is moving through this evening. While we can’t rule out a few showers this evening, most of us will be dry. We’ll have a drop in the humidity by Thursday morning with lows in the low 70s. We're also closely watching Hurricane Dorian .
Another round of hit or miss showers and storms is expected today. Some storms may produce heavy downpours thanks to more tropical moisture moving in from the west. More rain will be moving through by Monday.
It’s another hot and humid day! High temps will be in the low 90s, but the heat index will be 100-105. Scattered showers and storms are possible late this morning and afternoon. Some may produce heavy rain and frequent lightning.
Showers and storms have rolled through this afternoon, and we may see some continue into the evening. Heavy rain and strong wind gust will still be possible in some storms. After midnight, our rain chances will decrease. A few showers may be left. Lows by Thursday morning will be in the 70s.
It’ll be a mild and quiet night. Lows by Wednesday morning will be in the lower 70s. We'll warm up near 90 tomorrow with a slim chance for rain. In the tropics, we’re still watching two waves that have a chance for development.
After a gorgeous afternoon, we’re in for a beautiful night. Lows temperatures will drop into the upper 60s and low 70s under a clear sky. The lower humidity will stick around on Thursday. By Friday, the humidity will return.
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.