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

When flash flooding threatens, turn around and don’t drown

  Wet again with showers and thunderstorms likely

  Wetter Wednesday should bring less dangerous heat

Excessive Heat Warning in effect; Dangerous heat for all, extreme for some

  Dangerous heat for all. Extreme for some.

  Dangerous heat again today

  Hot with hit-or-miss thunderstorms

  Hot with scattered PM thunderstorms for Wednesday

  Hit-or-miss thunderstorms for Tuesday

  Scattered to numerous thunderstorms today

  Scattered thunderstorms today, even south of I-10 for a change

  Near-normal July. August may be warmer.

  Caribbean tropical wave may near Florida and the Bahamas by late-week

  Hot with a few hit-or-miss thunderstorms

  Summerlike pattern underway: heat, humidity, & pop-up storms

  Pleasant and dry again today

Rare July cold front brings record-cool air

  Drier & quieter weather for midweek. Watching the Gulf for possible tropical development.

  Cold front coming. Showers today. Drier tomorrow.

  Rare July Cold Front on Tuesday

  Wet through Tuesday. Drier for midweek?

  90s are back and are here to stay

  From raindrops to sweat drops, our pattern is changing to a hotter one.

  Flash Flood Watch through Monday

  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast

  Wet for some on Monday, drier for the rest of this week

  Heavy rain in our forecast as a Gulf tropical system likely forms by Thursday

  Hotter than normal with scattered storms. Watching the tropics.

  Hot and very humid for Friday with heat index up to around 105 degrees

  Scorching heat for 4th of July, spotty storm possible