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!".
More cloud cover will move in from the west tonight into Thursday morning. We’ll stay well above freezing. Lows will be in the low 40s. Isolated showers are possible on Thursday morning, but we’ll have a better chance in the afternoon and evening.
It will be a perfect Sunday with more sun and highs near 70. The evening will stay dry, but we’ll see a bit more cloud cover and a few showers by Monday morning. High temps on Veteran’s Day will be in the mid 70s.
Get ready for some big changes! A cold front will move through early Thursday morning, and we will see some showers and storms. Temperatures ahead of the front will be in the 70s. After the front passes, we'll cool down quickly into the 50s by the afternoon.
It was a soggy afternoon, and we’ll see a few more showers and storms this evening. Most of the rain will be gone after midnight. Thanks to a cold front, we’ll cool off into the upper 50s before the sunrise.
Today marks the last day of summer! It will be warm and breezy again with highs in the upper 80s. A nice southeast wind could cause minor coastal flooding through the morning. Most of the day will be dry, but a few spotty showers are possible.
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.