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.
Clear skies and lighter winds are a recipe for a chilly night. Expect patchy frost and lows in the low to mid 30s. Plenty of sunshine continues for North Texas to start the work week. After one cooler than normal day, temperatures climb back into the 60s by Tuesday. One disturbance returns a chance for rain late Thursday.
Northwest winds take over for the rest of the weekend, ushering in much cooler air. Expect a few chilly mornings, and cooler than normal afternoons. By mid-week, temperatures rebound a tad more. A weak front returns a small chance of rain by Thursday.
Warm and windy today ahead of our first of two cold fronts. Expect showers mainly east this afternoon. Behind the front, noticeably cooler air moves Wednesday. By Wednesday night, the next disturbance bring widespread rain into Thanksgiving Day. A quick warm up ensues Friday ahead of the next cold front. Strong to severe storms will be possible Friday night. We dry out and cool down for the weekend.
Mild, Spring-like conditions continue through Tuesday ahead of the first of two cold fronts. A strong disturbance brings widespread chilly rain Wednesday night and through Thanksgiving Day. A second cold front returns storms late Friday into early Saturday.
The week starts off Spring-like and dry, but quickly changes thanks to another cold front. Showers increase late Wednesday and continue through Thanksgiving Day. Expect a chilly and wet Thanksgiving Day. Another cold front late Friday, keeps showers and storms in North Texas to start the weekend.
After a chilly morning, North Texas quickly warms up to near 70 Sunday afternoon. The warming trend continues for several days ahead of the next cold front. Several disturbances keep chilly and wet conditions in place through the Holiday.
Several disturbances bring showers and storms back to North Texas over the next few days. Highest coverage, with a cold front, is expected Thursday night into Friday. Noticeably cooler air moves in behind the front Friday afternoon.
Sunshine and mild temperatures continue today, but changes are on the way. Expect more clouds and showers to return starting Wednesday. A cold front slowly moves through North Texas, bringing more showers and storms to end the work week. Drier and cooler air moves in for the weekend.
Sunshine and mild temperatures continue for the next couple of days. Mid-week, clouds and low rain chances return ahead of the next storm system. Scattered showers and storms move through with a cold front Thursday. Rain chances linger into Friday, as temperatures cool off. We dry out just in time for the weekend.
Sunshine and 70s start the work week, then an unsettled weather pattern sets up for several days. By Wednesday, expect more clouds and low rain chances. A cold front moves through Thursday. Cooler and wetter conditions end the work week, with clearing skies for the weekend.