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

  Dry start today. Muggy mornings return tomorrow.

  Sudden increase in salinity in Mississippi’s coastal waters

  Low humidity and plenty of sunshine

  Cool morning, pleasantly dry afternoon

Practice sun safety in the hot summer months

  Pleasantly dry and warm. UV index is extreme.

  Summer heat today. Lower humidity tomorrow.

  Continued rain, possible storms

  Tornado Watch until 5 PM for coastal Mississippi

  First Alert: Showers likely. Coastal and flash flooding possible.

  Increasing rain chances. Flash flooding through Thursday.

  Hot for now, wetter times coming

  Four storms to remember from recent years as hurricane season 2019 begins

  Plenty of sunshine & hot. Showers later this week?

Watch out for sunburn and heat stress this week

  Heat index as hot as the upper 90s

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms near Bermuda

  Beautiful and hot Memorial Day Monday

  Hot Thursday ahead. Even hotter this weekend.Hot Thursday ahead

  Once in a blue moon, this weekend

  Warm and humid. Close call with rain this weekend.

Wolf River has crested and is now falling. Flooding issues continue.

  Tornado Watch until 6 PM for coastal Mississippi

Cloudier and humid. Isolated showers possible.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Assembling Disaster Supplies

Staying warm. Becoming humid. Possibly wetter by weekend.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Develop an Evacuation Plan

What is an Invest? Tropical terms explained

  Where tropical systems tend to form in June

Warm today. Wetter later this week?