Ali Turiano

Ali Turiano

Meteorologist

My love for weather started at the age of eleven when my family moved us from New York to Tampa Bay, Florida. Like clockwork, powerful thunderstorms rolled through each afternoon lighting up the sky. Towering clouds and lightning sprawled across the sky like a spiderweb; I was fascinated by it all. Then the blockbuster movie "Twister" came out and solidified my career path in an instant. I wanted to chase tornadoes! My mother of course would not allow that, so I continued my studies in many advanced math and science courses while in high school, to prepare myself for college.

During my senior year, I was fortunate enough to have an internship at WFTS in Tampa. It was there that I combined two passions; weather and being on camera. I knew being a broadcast meteorologist was the right choice. I attended Penn State University, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in meteorology, with a forecasting and communications option. While at Penn State, I participated in the CampusWeather Service and a College of Communications show, called "The Centre County Report." I also had the opportunity to have an apprenticeship at the National Weather Service.

Upon graduation, luckily I got my first job at WENY, in Elmira, New York as the morning meteorologist. During my time in the Finger Lakes, I also had the opportunity to fill in at our sister station WICU in Erie, Pennsylvania. After almost two years of snow, ice, and extreme cold, I was ready for those wild thunderstorms that started my meteorologist dream. After Elmira, News 13 in Orlando called and I jumped at the opportunity of being closer to family and the beach!

While in Orlando, I forecasted everything from sunny skies to floods and hurricanes. Tropical Storm Fay is one storm I will never forget. For a week, Fay beat up on the Sunshine State and dropped over three feet of rain in some areas. Severe weather happens all year round in Central Florida, and the six years I spent in Orlando helped my forecasting skills tremendously!

After six years in Florida, I was eager for a new challenge, and I knew Dallas would be that opportunity. I am thrilled and ready to be a part of the Dallas community. I have had family in Dallas for many years and I've always felt that this great city was like a second home.

In my spare time, fitness and health play a major role in my life. I have recently become a yogi and I love any kind of fitness class that gets the blood pumping. Being of Italian descent, I love to cook and learn about different foods in other cultures. I am also a big sports fan cheering on my Alma Mater the Nittany Lions and America's Team the Dallas Cowboys.

I am truly grateful for this amazing opportunity at Fox4 doing what I love in a place like Dallas. I love hearing from viewers! If you have a weather question or comments please feel free to follow me on Twitter @AliTuriano or on my Facebook page.

The latest from Ali Turiano

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Here Comes The Next Cold Front!

Scattered showers and a few rumbles are expected tonight, as a warm front lifts northward through the region. Morning showers exit Tuesday, but another round of showers and some strong storms develops late afternoon and evening, as the next cold front moves into North Texas. Behind the front, strong northerly winds usher in cooler and drier air mid-week. A quick warm up ensues, as the weather pattern stays active, with another cold front Sunday night into Monday.

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Rain Chances Return!

An active weather pattern continues for North Texas, with another cold front on the way by Tuesday. Ahead of the front, temperatures warm back above normal. Expect highest rain chances east of DFW. Behind the front, a shot of cooler, more seasonal air. Temperatures quickly warm by the end of the week, with another cold front approaching late Sunday.

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Plenty of Ups and Downs!

Not as chilly across North Texas tonight thanks to high clouds streaming in from the southwest. With this disturbance, there is a very small chance for a shower, mainly in the morning Sunday. Southerly winds return warming temperatures back close to normal and eventually above to start next week. By Tuesday, another cold front brings storms and a shot of cooler air.

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Two Season In One Week!

We quickly warm up over the next two days ahead of another cold front. Strong to severe storms will be possible as the front moves through North Texas Thursday night into Friday morning. High temperatures Thursday will climb to near 90, but struggle to hit 60 degrees behind the front Friday. By the weekend, expect chilly mornings and cooler, but pleasant afternoons.

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Rain and Cooler Temperatures!

Scattered showers and storms develop tonight, as the front moves through North Texas. Behind the front, a strong north wind ushers in noticeably cooler conditions to start the work week. A slow warm up ensues next week, before another cold front brings more rain chances and cooler air to end next week.

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A Real Taste of Fall!

Our long-awaited cold front is on the way late Sunday. Ahead of it, hot conditions persist. Scattered showers and storms develop Sunday evening and into the overnight, as the front moves through North Texas. Behind the front, a strong north wind ushers in noticeably cooler conditions to start the work week. A slow warm up ensues next week, before another cold front brings more rain chances and cooler air to end next week.

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A Hot Start To October!

More of the same as we begin October, with well above normal temperatures continuing. Luckily, two cold fronts are on the way, returning rain chances and cooling North Texas off. The first front arrives Thursday, with a second stronger front Sunday night.

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Late-Week Hope?

More of the same to start the work week, with hot, humid, and breezy conditions across North Texas. By Thursday, a weak front moves into the region, returning clouds and small rain chances. While not everyone will receive rain, the cloud cover should hold afternoon temperatures a tad closer to normal.

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No Sign of Fall!

A stagnant weather pattern is in place for several more days. That means low rain chances and well above normal temperatures continue across North Texas.

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No Sign of Fall

A stagnant weather pattern is in place for several more days. That means low rain chances and well above normal temperatures continue across North Texas.