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.
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We reached 64 degrees today in Jackson after a morning low of 54. Rain continues across our area and will pick up in intensity and coverage overnight. Most of it will taper off by afternoon Friday. The weekend will offer us sunshine on Saturday and showers on Sunday. A few thunderstorms are poss
Rain is on the way. After a cloudy day, our normal high should be about 56 degrees and the normal low is about 35. Rain will impact us over the next couple of days, but severe weather is unlikely. There will be a few thunderstorms mixed in, but that should be about it. Saturday will offer us som
The weather will continue to offer surprises over the coming days. Today's high in Jackson reached 60 degrees after a morning low of 39 degrees. The average high this time of year is 56 and the average low is 35. High temperatures today struggled into the 50s today, mainly north of Interstate 20
Today's high reached 65 degrees after a morning low of 32 degrees. The average high this time of year is 56 and the average low is 35. Plenty of sunshine will continue through this weekend and early next week. High temperatures will be dramatically colder. Expect highs in the upper 40s and lower
Today's high reached 55 degrees after a morning start of 29 degrees. We had a trace of snowfall this morning, that was mixed with sleet and rain. Our total snowfall from the other day in Jackson is 1.2 inches. Skies will clear out tonight and there may be some patchy frost by morning with lows in
A weak disturbance is moving overhead tonight with the possibility of producing a few flurries or rain sprinkles. Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s, but the air is so dry, the flurries or sprinkles will be very brief and not be of much concern. After the morning commute, suns
Today's high temperature of 41 degrees is well below the normal high of 56 this time of year. We started off at 38 degrees. Expect a mix of sun and clouds this weekend with highs in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. A storm system will sweep into our area Sunday night and Monday.
Even though the brunt of the rain has worked east, lingering showers will remain possible through the rest of our Thursday. Breezy, cloudy, & chilly conditions will also carry into the evening. We'll wake up in the upper 30s tomorrow morning and only reach the upper 40s as clouds remain in place to
A cooler trend is on the way. Tomorrow will be cloudier than today with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Rain will move in tomorrow night and Thursday, but severe weather is unlikely. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s for the rest of the week. There will be a mixture of clou
After a pleasant and warm start to this week, slightly cooler air is on the way for Tuesday with sunshine and highs in the 50s. A weak weather system will move in later Wednesday into Thursday delivering showers and maybe a thunderstorm. After this system moves out, much colder air with highs in t
Quiet weather tonight and through the weekend. Partly cloudy skies tonight with lows near 40 degrees. A mixture of clouds and sunshine Saturday with a breeze and highs in the lower 50s. Sunday might start off with a little frost as lows will be in the middle 30s. We will see more sunshine Sunday
An Alert Day continues for tonight with tornadoes and wind damage possible from thunderstorms. Most of the weather threat will end around or before 2am. The highest threats from the weather exist over Southwest Mississippi, with the rest of the area under a slightly lesser threat. Have a plan if
An alert day remains in effect tomorrow for severe weather. Some rain showing up already today, but no severe weather is expected overnight. A warm front will quickly move through our area Thursday afternoon or early evening with thunderstorms accompanying, that may produce damaging wind or tornad
An Alert Day is in effect for Thursday. Severe weather is possible, while today's weather is just the opposite. Today's high reached 70 degrees as it was a fairly nice sunny day. We can expect a little fog tonight and it will be a little warmer than the past couple of nights with lows by morning
Another cold night on the way with lows in the middle 20s likely by morning. Clear skies will give way to plenty of sunshine Saturday with highs in the upper 50s, which is normal for this time of year. Sunday morning will be frosty with temperatures starting out in the lower 30s, but sunshine will
Clear skies and very cold tonight with lows falling into the middle 20s. Wind chills will be in the 20s this evening and dropping possibly into the teens in spots overnight. Christmas Day will be sunny, but cold. It will remain breezy with highs in the middle 40s and wind chills in the 30s. Anot
A cold front will swing into our area tonight bringing with it a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe as they bring damaging winds through the region. The highest chance for rough weather is between 6pm and 2am with the focus closer to 10pm for the metro. Rainf
Sunny and 70 degree weather on this first full day of Winter. More clouds will be around tomorrow with highs in the 60s and some showers by afternoon. A cold front will push through the area tomorrow night after sunset and before midnight with thunderstorms likely. Damaging wind is a possibility
Winter officially began early this morning, despite us having a sunny and warm day. The normal high is in the upper 50s this time of year and the average low is in the 30s. Normal high is 57 and the normal low is 37. Warm weather will continue over the coming days with sunshine and temperatures i
We reached a high of 58 degrees today after a morning low of 27. The average high this time of year is 57 and the average low is 37. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows above freezing, in the middle and upper 30s. Saturday will turn cloudy with showers and maybe a few thunderstorms po
Even though it was quite sunny today, it was on the chilly side. Tonight, temperatures will fall quickly to the 30's and possibly the upper 20's by early tomorrow morning as a result of clear skies and calm winds. Tomorrow, expect mainly sunny skies with highs in the middle to upper 50's. Our next r
We reached 45 degrees, even before sunrise today. That was our high temperature, despite the fact you could count the one or two brief breaks of sunshine we had today. Temperatures should drop to freezing by morning. Some sunshine will develop during the day Thursday with highs struggling to get
We reached 45 degrees today, which is well below the normal high temperature of 58. This morning's low was 38, which is pretty close to the normal low of 37 this time of year. Occasional rain will be around tonight and tapering off tomorrow. It will be very cold tonight with lows near 40 degrees.
Skies will clear tonight, and it will be quite cold with lows near 30 degrees and wind chills in the 20s, as soon as this evening. A mix of sun and clouds Tuesday will lead to showers by tomorrow night. No severe weather is likely. Highs will be chilly again in the 50s. Sunshine will return Thur
Warm weather continues with another day reaching the 70s this afternoon. Fog is likely overnight with a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for our southern counties, but patchy fog is again possible through the region. Friday will be a partly sunny day with highs in the 70s again. Showers and thunderst
We reached a high of 72 degrees today, which is twelve degrees above normal. The morning low was 33 degrees, which happens to be 5 degrees below normal. So, in effect, our temperature rose almost 40 degrees today with sunny skies. Expect the same type of weather tomorrow and probably Friday too,
A beautiful day today with sunshine and highs well into the 60s. Average high this time of year is 60 and the average low is 38. Expect more of the same Thursday and Friday with lows near 40 or in the 40s and highs in the lower 70s. The next weather system moves in Friday night and Saturday. Rai
Another frosty night and morning are heading our way with low temperatures in the lower 30s. Highs will rebound to the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday with plenty of sunshine. Lows will be in the 40s. Thursday and Friday will be even warmer with partly sunny skies and highs near 70 degrees or in the
The sun broke through this afternoon, allowing temperatures to reach the middle 50s. The high in Jackson reached 54 today after a morning low of 45 degrees. Average high is 61 this time of year and the average low is 39 degrees. Patchy fog could be an issue tonight and Saturday morning with lows