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

  Hot summer sun but at least it’s not extremely muggy

  Mostly sunny with highs in the 90s

  Typical August heat. Isolated thunderstorms possible.

  Hurricane Isaias forecast to be near Florida by Saturday

  One last rainy day and then a break. Plus, watching the tropics.

Hanna weakens into a tropical storm. More tropical development likely in the Atlantic.

  Better rain chances as Gulf disturbance targets Texas

  Gulf tropical disturbance brings higher rain chances by Thursday

  Typical July heat. Isolated showers & storms. Watching the tropics.

  Much lower rain chances. Typical summer heat.

  Scattered thunderstorms help to fight off the heat

  Hot then more daily downpours later today

  Scattered thunderstorms and dangerous heat

  Storms trying to save us from the dangerous heat

  Scattered thunderstorms again today at times

  Scattered thunderstorms still possible.

  Gulf disturbance moves inland over Georgia. Development possible.

  A wet afternoon likely for Monday. Flooding possible.

  At least 7 tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday

  Wet again on Wednesday

  Wet Tuesday at times

Cristobal’s heaviest rainfall confirmed in Mississippi, report says

  Scattered thunderstorms as a “cool” front arrives

  Hot and very humid today with scattered thunderstorms

  Cristobal downgraded to a depression. Local impacts continue Monday.

  Windy with widespread heavy rain showers

  Thunderstorms likely on Wednesday. Watching the tropics.

  A few thunderstorms today. Watching the tropics.

  Hot & dry Monday. Wet weekend ahead?

  Tropical Storm Bertha forms near South Carolina