Wesley Williams

Wesley Williams

Meteorologist

Biloxi, MS

Wesley is your Gulf Coast guy. Born and raised in New Orleans, schooled in Meteorology in Mobile, Wesley has lived in almost every Gulf Coast state, except Florida.

As a 5th grade student, Wesley's passion for weather blossomed early on. Perhaps it was the landfall of Hurricane Georges, perhaps it was his visit to the mock TV set at the local Children's Museum, something that year made him know that he wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist when he grew up.

Wesley received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. And his TV career began in beautiful Marquette, a small Michigan city. It's one of the snowiest places in the country, averaging over 100 inches of snow per year.

"Forecasting winter storms and extreme cold weather events in Upper Michigan offered quite a challenge," Wesley recalled. "But, I'll always cherish my time there as a morning Meteorologist; the people are so kind."

Despite the pleasant summers and the amazing fall foliage there, the -30 degree wind chills had Wesley longing for home. Putting his days of snowmobiling and sledding behind, Wesley returned to his home state. It seems he brought some of the cold with him: a February 2014 ice storm froze the Monroe area to a standstill, knocking out power for thousands.

"I was really thankful for my winter storm forecasting experience at that time," commented Wesley.

Severe and tornadic thunderstorms frequented north Louisiana during active weather seasons. But Wesley's favorite season of all is hurricane season.

"I blame my passion for tropical storms on a fascinating college course where we tracked systems across the Atlantic and into the Gulf."

While Wesley and his high-school-sweetheart wife spend a lot of spare time discovering local eateries, he often hangs out on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, sending weather updates and more.

A first-time Mississippian, he is delighted to live so close to water again.

"I can't wait to experience the Gulf Coast beach life and beyond!"


Recent Articles by Wesley

  Cloudy & chilly Tuesday but at least it’s not wet like yesterday

  Showers ending. Staying cold. Near-freezing late tonight.

  Chilly morning. Cloudier today. Wetter late tonight.

  Nice and sunny today. Wet tomorrow night.

  Unpleasantly cold Christmas Eve. Freeze tonight & tomorrow night.

  Wednesday’s Forecast

  Dry & mild afternoon. Showers tomorrow night.

  Cool & dry Monday. Showers by midweek.

  Wednesday’s Forecast

  Pleasant this afternoon. Wetter tomorrow?

  Cool start to the week. Higher rain chance by Wednesday.

  Friday’s Forecast

  Cool again today. Slightly warmer starting tomorrow. Wetter next week?

  Chilly morning. Then, delightfully sunny and cool.

  Chilly morning. Then, pleasantly sunny afternoon

  Cool and beautiful Monday, breezy at times.

  Light rain possible today and tomorrow

  Monday’s Forecast

  Cold enough to see your breath

  Crisp Monday, cooler than normal

  A cool Friday. Eventually clearer skies just in time for tonight’s full moon.

  In the wake of South Mississippi’s worst storm in 14 years

Zeta to bring damaging winds and storm surge to South Mississippi

  South Mississippi should hunker down by 3PM Wednesday. Dangerous wind arrives between 4PM and 7PM.

  Zeta landfall tomorrow night. Warnings continue.

  Hardly any rain Monday. Zeta landfall late Wednesday either here or near.

  Scattered PM thunderstorms, mainly north of I-10

  Warm again with perhaps a few hit-or-miss showers

  Cooler and crisp for Wednesday

  Sunny Tuesday starts off muggy but ends drier