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

  Tropical storm warnings in effect just to the west and east of Mississippi

  Wet Wednesday morning, then cooler and drier

  Scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Then, a cold front tomorrow.

  Nearby stalled front brings rain chances

  Scattered thunderstorms today and tonight. Cooler tomorrow.

  Pleasantly cool morning, warm afternoon, spotty shower or storm

  Waking up to a cool down. Afternoons still too warm for now.

  Cold front brings scattered storms today

  Stalling front brings better chance for thunderstorms today

  Drought worsens across Mississippi

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

  Near-record heat. Then two cold fronts.

  Hot and dry again today

  Near-record heat today and dry this week

  Warming up for Tuesday

  First day of fall looks beautiful

  Near-record heat today. But, less heat for the rest of the week.

  Hot again. Tracking weak cold front this week.

  Still hot for the final week of summer

  Hot today. Wetter weekend watching tropics in the Gulf.

  Sizzling September but at least no local tropical threats today on the peak of hurricane season

  Scorching hot weather again, isolated thunderstorms possible

  Lower humidity today. Can’t rule out a weekend shower or two.

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

  Nice weather this week for us, thanks in part to Dorian

  Dangerous heat possible today. Cold front tonight.

  Less wet but still a few storms

  Flooding reported this morning. More storms approaching.

  How to track tropics with the WLOX Weather App

  Wet Monday with flooding rainfall possible