When I was 8 years old, I told my parents I was going to be a meteorologist when I grew up. Not only that, but I told them one of these days I was going to be a meteorologist in Dallas. Fast forward several years, and I have been given the opportunity to live out that dream in the city that I love most.
Growing up in Flower Mound, I established a fascination with the broadcast meteorologists that we always watched during severe weather outbreaks. I would be glued to the T.V, with a weather radio in hand, just in case we lost power. I made sure my parents and siblings knew our severe weather safetyplan, even if the forecast called for a slight chance of rain.
Viewers can catch me on Good Day Saturday and Good Day Sunday as the weekend morning meteorologist…bright and early! I am so fortunate to work alongside the number one weather team in DFW!
I attended the University of Oklahoma (home of the National Weather Center and my favorite football team…), and graduated with my bachelors of science in Meteorology and minors in both Broadcast Meteorology and Mathematics. Oklahoma is the severe weather hub of the United States, and I was fortunate enough to land a couple of internships during the peak of those four severe weather seasons while I was in school. I interned at NewsOn6 in Tulsa and News9 in Oklahoma City, learning from two incredible chief meteorologists before graduation. At the same time, I was a weather anchor for our own student-produced newscast called OU Nightly. We won a student Emmy for the best newscast my senior year. I learned the ins and outs of this business from veteran directors and producers before I graduated in May of 2017.
My first job took me to Waco, Texas where I worked as the weekend morning meteorologist. Less than two months after starting my job, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast. When the outer bands swept across central Texas, I was thrown into the fire…covering countless tornado warnings and overnight flooding threats for our southeastern counties. I was also able to experience “Texas” ice storms while in Waco, and let’s not forget about severe weather season! Waco was an incredible place to start my career.
Fast forward a little over a year, and I am now able to call Dallas my home…again! My hobbies include running, watching college football, finding new restaurants (since I’m a horrible cook…) and meeting every dog on my block! Texas is my home, and Dallas is my dream! Thank you, North Texas for welcoming me home with open arms.
A beautiful Friday is expected...after kind of a chilly start. We're in the 40s and 50s this morning and should be able to warm into the upper 70s and low 80s. Enjoy your weekend!
Here's your afternoon forecast!
We dropped into the 40s and 50s for most this morning. High clouds filtered in but will likely clear out by the afternoon. High temps will be in the 70s today with plenty of sunshine!
Morning clouds give way to plenty of sunshine this afternoon, with highs in the 70s! Storm chances return tomorrow night.
We fell into the 30s and 40s this morning...but we start climbing this afternoon! Back to the 60s we go.
After an active night, our cold front has blown through...leaving a few lingering showers/storms. No severe weather this morning...just chilly & windy! We'll start to see some sunshine this afternoon with temps not getting out of the 50s!
Here's an update on today's cold front!
Rain/storm chances increase tonight thanks to a very strong frontal passage. Some storms could be on the strong side overnight. A drop in temps is expected throughout the day Friday....most of us in the 40s by Saturday morning!
Here's your Wednesday afternoon forecast!
A little warmer as you step outside this morning...and we continue that trend this afternoon. Most of us will be in the upper 80s today. Our strong storm system arrives tomorrow night, with big changes to the forecast. Temperatures will be near 90 tomorrow...and in the 50s on Friday!