Dave Roberts first came to Mississippi 25 years ago as one of the youngest Chief Meteorologists in Jackson TV history. With just a few more gray hairs these days, he's happy to call Mississippi home.
"I've always had a passion for Mississippi weather," said Dave. "This is a place of extremes and it's always interesting."
Dave not only loves the weather here, but he enjoys the friendly people and the fact that you can't find a bad meal in Mississippi. He always loves trying new places, so be sure to tell him about the ones you come across.
Dave has both AMS & NWA Seals of Approval.
His favorite season in Mississippi is winter, but nowhere else would he say that.
"Sometimes you need a jacket, sometimes you need shorts," Dave added.
He's an outdoors type person, loves animals and used to be a farmer.
Dave is the Chief Meteorologist for WLBT and Fox40 and you can see his forecasts weeknights on both stations.
You can follow along and interact with Dave by liking his Facebook page.
Another round of rain today with several inches falling across our southernmost counties, along with hail as well. I expect quiet weather this evening, but another round of showers and thunderstorms will move across the area again during the morning commute, tapering off in the afternoon. The weat
Occasional showers and thunderstorms will be an issue over the next few days. Disturbances will be working their way through our area with highest chances for rain to the south. Several inches of rain are possible. The severe weather threat is low, which is good news. Highs will be in the upper
A gorgeous day today with sunny skies, a pleasant breeze and lower humidity. A little patchy fog is possible tonight with lows in the lower 60s. A few thunderstorms are possible Friday in between partly sunny skies. It will be warm with highs in the middle 80s. Any storm activity will be brief d
Another winter-like chill in the air tonight with a freeze warning for many spots. Lows will be in the lower to middle 30s with frost looking likely. Protect plants and pets again, but a quick warm-up is heading our way for Saturday. Freezing temperatures are only expected for a few hours. Sunsh
Average high is 73 this time of year and the average low is 49. Northerly to northeasterly winds are likely tonight and tomorrow at around 5mph. With light winds, clear skies and dry air overnight, lows will fall to near freezing by morning. This means frost is possible, if not likely across the
Get ready for some chilly weather for the next couple of days. Temperatures will fall into the 30s by Thursday morning with gusty winds. That will create windchills, but there will be no rain over the coming days. Expect sunshine, breezy and chilly weather Thursday. Highs in the upper 50s. Frid
An unsettled weather pattern has returned to our area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact our area through Wednesday. Lows tonight will be in the 60s. Highs Wednesday will be in the 70s. We have a marginal to slight threat for severe weather, especially Wednesday, but th
Very warm weather today, in fact, some of the warmest temperatures of the year so far as highs were in the middle 80s in many spots. A few showers and rumbles of thunder are possible this evening, but overnight and into the morning a stronger system will move into the region. Thunderstorms are lik
After a nice, sunny and less humid day, clouds have returned quickly to our area. There may be a shower or two overnight and Saturday, but with partly cloudy skies, temperatures tonight will drop into the 60s and highs on Saturday will reach the middle 80s. That would make Saturday the warmest day
The tornado watch is canceled and the severe weather threat is over. Drier air is moving in tonight and lower humidity will arrive by morning along with cooler air. Temperatures tonight will fall into the 50s as cooler westerly winds move in and the severe weather threat ends by sunset. Gusty wi
An alert day continues for Thursday, when severe weather will threaten our area with damaging wind and tornadoes. Large hail is likely as well. The storms will form overhead and move eastward, placing eastern Mississippi and western Alabama at the greatest risk for severe weather. We expect the s
More storms are in the forecast, but not tonight. A little fog may set in overnight, but we are not expecting rain. A few showers and thunderstorms may erupt tomorrow and tomorrow night into the overnight hours, but there is only a slight risk for severe weather. The higher risk or an enhanced ri
A chilly evening heading into this weekend. Our high only reached the 50s today with plenty of clouds and breezy conditions. This weekend will be a little warmer because we'll have more sunshine. Expect partly sunny skies with highs in the middle 60s and upper 60s both Saturday and Sunday. Monda
Chilly weather tonight along with breezy conditions. Lows will be in the lower 40s, but wind chills will be in the 30s. Friday will be partly sunny with highs in the middle 50s with a little less wind. The weekend will be partly sunny and highs in the 60s. Saturday is the official start of the S
Today is an alert day as severe storms struck parts of our area. The good news is that we are now in the all clear. The severe threat has ended for our area. Cooler weather with lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s can be expected by morning. Thursday will be a sunny, but breezy day with highs in
A warm front is lifting through the area tonight and there may be a few thunderstorms as a result. A very moist unstable airmass is moving in behind it and will overtake our area tonight and Wednesday morning. Wednesday is an alert day with severe weather expected around here between 1pm and 11pm.
An alert day is in effect for Wednesday as an outbreak of severe weather is possible. Damaging, wind, tornadoes and hail are possible. The highest chance will be in the afternoon and evening. Between now and then, there may be a random storm or two that turns severe as well. Otherwise, expect wa
Warm weather once again with highs reaching the 80s this weekend. This is technically the last weekend of Winter. Spring begins Saturday. Between now and then, expect a few showers and storms Monday and Tuesday with highs near 80 and lows in the 60s. Severe weather threats remain low for the nex
An alert day is issued for Wednesday as much of the state will be in the focus area of potential severe weather. Damaging wind and tornadoes are possible. There will be some patchy fog overnight tonight with lows in the 60s. Sunday will look a lot like today with highs near 80 degrees, but there
Warm temperatures again with highs in the 80s today. We will be seeing that a lot this weekend and early next week with daytime highs in the lower 80s and morning lows close to 60 degrees. This is the last weekend, officially of Winter, but it will feel more like Spring. Spring officially begins
A nice pleasant start to this week. Spring doesn't officially begin for another week or two, but it will certainly feel spring like for much of this week. Expect sunny skies with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. Clouds and humidity will increase later this week. Temperatures will flirt with
Mainly clear skies tonight with lows dropping into the upper 30s and lower 40s across the area. There could be some patchy fog and or frost overnight and in the morning. Plenty of sunshine Thursday will help us reach 70 degrees. A few showers are possible Friday with highs in the 60s. No severe
The rain is moving out, but chilly weather is continuing with lows in the 30s tonight. Wednesday will turn sunny with highs in the lower 60s. 70 degrees and sunshine looks like a good bet for Thursday. Friday into Saturday will bring us a few showers from time to time. No severe weather is expec
Chilly weather tonight and tomorrow, despite this being the very beginning of March. Lows tonight will drop into the lower and middle 40s with rain developing. Expect a chilly and rainy day tomorrow, starting with the morning commute. Showers may not end until evening. Highs tomorrow will only r
The coldest weather in years expected overnight tonight. Low temperatures of 10 degrees are expected. If it hits 10, it will be the latest it's ever been this cold in the Winter season. If it goes below 10 degrees, it will be the coldest temperature in Jackson since 6 degrees in 1989. Flurries t
Winter weather advisory for west central Mississippi overnight tonight for the possibility of icy roads. Everyone should be checking road conditions prior to travelling in our region over the coming 5 days. Colder temperatures are working in and rain continues to impact much of the area... Showers
Rain and much colder weather are moving into the area. Thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible tonight and Thursday with gradually falling temperatures into the 40s and 50s Thursday. Severe storms are unlikely. Friday through Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows i
We reached 64 degrees today in Jackson, after a morning low temperature of 32 degrees. Warmer days area ahead Tuesday and Wednesday, before a gradual cooling trend kicks in on Thursday that just gets consistently colder into this weekend. Some of the coldest weather we've seen in a while, possibly
A few showers are possible tonight as a cold front moves through, but no severe weather is expected. Temperatures will fall into the 40s by morning with gusty winds. Friday will be unsettled with clouds and a few light showers. Highs only in the 50s with winds becoming light. This weekend will b
We reached 62 degrees today in Jackson, with plenty of sunshine. Partly cloudy skies with lows in the 40s tonight and expect highs to make a run at 70 degrees tomorrow. This will happen as southerly winds increase along with a few clouds. Showers will hold off until Thursday night and Friday morn