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!".
It’s been chilly this morning, but our afternoon will be gorgeous! We’ll be sunny and mild with highs in the low 60s. Cloud cover will move in by Sunday morning. Lows will be in the mid 40s. Showers are possible in the afternoon, and we will stay cool.
On and off showers will be possible today, and this will be our last warm day for a while. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s. We may hear a few rumbles of thunder.Some showers are possible this evening ahead of a strong cold front. After midnight, temperatures will quickly drop.
There’s been some patchy fog this morning, but some peeks of sun are expected midday. Some more cloud cover is expected late this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s. Scattered showers will return tonight into Monday thanks to a warm front.
The severe weather threat has passed for South Mississippi. We’ll be left with a few showers and storms this afternoon. Most of the rain will be gone by the evening. Temperatures will stay in the 60s this afternoon.
The weather will be wonderful for Black Friday! Temperatures will be near 70 this afternoon. We’ll see a partly cloudy sky. Thanks to southerly winds, temperatures will only drop into the upper 50s and low 60s by Saturday morning.
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.