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 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.
It’s another wet and rainy day! Tropical moisture from the fringes of Hurricane Hanna is in place over us. Scattered showers and storms will continue this morning and into the afternoon. Heavy downpours will be possible.
After another hot and humid day, it’s going to stay calm tonight. Rain chances will be very low. We’ll only cool down into the upper 70s. A tropical wave moving through the Gulf of Mexico will increase our rain chances Wednesday through Friday. It could become a tropical depression.
The rest of the night is going to be warm and humid. Only isolated showers are possible. Lows will drop into the 70s by Tuesday morning. Get ready for a hot day tomorrow! We’ll warm up near 90 by the afternoon, and we may see some isolated showers and storms in the afternoon.
We’re in for another hot and humid day! Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s. A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will give us a chance for a few showers and storms late this morning and into the afternoon. Some storms could produce heavy downpours.
It’s going to be a typical summer day! Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. The heat index will be around 95-105. While a few isolated showers and storms are possible today, most of us will stay dry.
It’s another hot one! We’ll warm up into the low 90s this afternoon, and the heat index will be above 100. Scattered showers and storms are possible this afternoon, and some storms could produce heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Those of us that see the rain will get relief from the heat.
Get ready for more heat! Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon, and the heat index could be as high as 108-115. Hit or miss showers and storms are possible this afternoon and evening. Any rain could give some temporary relief from the heat.
The rest of the night looks calm and warm. We’ll only cool down into the 70s by Wednesday morning. Most of us will stay dry.Scattered showers and storms will be possible again on Wednesday, mainly in the afternoon. Some storms could produce heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.
Other than a few isolated showers tonight, most of us will stay dry. Lows will be in the mid 70s.Scattered showers and storms will be possible on Tuesday, mainly in the afternoon. Heavy downpours and frequent lightning will be possible in a few storms.
It’s going to be another warm and humid day! Temperatures will reach the upper 80s by the afternoon. We have another chance for scattered showers and storms this afternoon and evening. A few could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.
The heat and humidity are sticking are back! We’ll be in the upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon, but the heat index may reach 100 at times. Isolated showers and storms are possible, especially in the afternoon.
Isolated showers and storms may pass through tonight, but many of us will stay dry. Lows will be in the mid 70s.We may have a few showers on Monday morning, but scattered showers and storms are possible by Monday afternoon. It will stay warm and humid with highs in the upper 80s.
It was a hot Monday! We’ll slowly cool down this evening, and we’ll remain dry. A “cold” front is expected to pass through by Tuesday morning. Lows will be near 70. More sunshine is expected on Tuesday, and we’ll warm up near 90 by the afternoon.
We are closely watching Tropical Storm Cristobal as it makes its way closer to the Gulf Coast. We’re going to see more of its rain bands moving through this morning, and it will be breezy. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect. We also have Storm Surge Warnings for Hancock and Harrison County.
All eyes are on Tropical Storm Cristobal in the central Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to move farther north today and strengthen as it does so. We remain under a Tropical Storm Warning until further notice. Storm Surge Warnings continue for Hancock and Harrison County
It’s going to be hot today! We’ll warm up into the low 90s with plenty of sunshine. We’ll stay dry tonight, and we’ll cool down into the upper 60s by Monday morning. Monday will be hot with highs near 90.
A few showers and storms may linger tonight, but rain chances will be slim. We’ll stay warm and humid with lows in the low 70s.Once again, scattered showers and storms are expected on Wednesday. We may see some more heavy rain.
It’s going to be another hot and humid afternoon! Highs will range from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Isolated showers and storms may pop up this afternoon. it will be breezy at times with a southeast wind at 10-20 MPH.
The rest of tonight will be quiet with a mostly cloudy sky. We’ll be in the upper 60s to low 70s by the morning. A boundary morning north may spark a few showers and storms on Thursday. Not everyone will see rain. It’s going to be very warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s.
A stalled front near South Mississippi could spark a few isolated showers and storms tonight. There is a very low, but not zero, risk for severe weather. If storms do develop, one or two could produce gusty winds and hail. We’ll cool down into the 60s by Wednesday morning.