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 90 degrees today after a morning low temperature of 65 degrees. Normal high this time of year is 92 and the normal low is 72. Northerly wind at 5mph. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s by morning with highs tomorrow in the lower 90s and mostly sunny skies. There will be a a sli
We reached 93 degrees today after a morning low temperature of 70. The average high this time of year is 92 and the average low is 72. Expect calm wind tonight and northerly at 5mph. A weak front is moving through the area right now, with minimal moisture, lower humidity and only a slight drop in
It may be the first full week of August, but we are looking at slightly cooler and less humid weather for a change. A cool front pushed through and while there may be a brief shower this evening, expect several days ahead of dry weather. In fact, lower humidity will also allow temperatures to fall
The weekend will remain sunny, hot and muggy with scattered afternoon and evening showers. A weak cool front will sweep across the area early next week, bringing down the humidity and temperatures just a notch. Expect highs in the lower 90s this weekend and upper 80s next week. Morning lows will
Tropical Storm Isaias is located over the Dominican Republic. It is expected to transition further north tonight, which will allow it to possibly strengthen into a category 1 hurricane as it enters The Bahamas Friday and this weekend. The forecast track has shifted eastward, taking it farther away
Tropical Storm Isaias is heading for Haiti & The Dominican Republic. There are mountains in the way and this should slow or disrupt the system on Thursday. By this weekend, expect it start turning more northward toward Florida or The Bahamas. It is not a threat to our area.
Potential tropical cyclone 9 remains on the cusp of becoming a tropical storm. It could happen anytime. Regardless, it's heading for the mountainous island country of the Dominican Republic. This should keep the system in check over the coming days. It should continue to move north westward and
Plenty of clouds around once again and this trend will continue with numerous showers and thunderstorms possible over the next couple of days, mainly in the afternoon and evenings. Highs this week will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s. Morning low temperatures will drop in the lower 70s. We may
We reached 86 degrees today with plenty of clouds and showers around. The average high is 92 and the average low is 72. Expect plenty of clouds and showers for the next few days as a disturbed area of low pressure sits along the Louisiana coast. It will continue to generate showers and thundersto
Two tropical storms to chart. Hanna is heading for the Texas gulf coast and should make landfall, possibly as a low end hurricane Saturday. Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving from the Atlantic into the Caribbean Sea this weekend. It may become a hurricane briefly, but it is expected it will weaken
It’s heading for Texas as a tropical storm and should make landfall Saturday there. On the back side of the system, it’s creating a large fetch of tropical moisture out of the gulf. This will be draped across our area for several days and being that the time of year we are in means we’ll be seeing m
Tropical Depression 8 will become tropical storm Hanna anytime in the gulf. It's heading for Texas. On the back side of the system, it's creating a large fetch of tropical moisture out of the gulf. This will be draped across our area for several days and being that the time of year we are in mean
🌀 Tropical Depression 8 formed Wednesday night in the middle of The Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to possibly become a tropical storm before making landfall along the Texas coast Friday. We will not be directly impacted by it in Mississippi, but we will get indirect impacts in the form of shower
Tropical disturbance located in the central Gulf is being checked out by a hurricane hunter. This will likely become a tropical depression or storm anytime. It will move westward toward Texas and make landfall Friday. The other system in the Atlantic has been upgraded to tropical storm Gonzalo.
We reached 96 degrees today. Very hot and humid weather will continue this week. We'll run a 30 or 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms this week every afternoon and evening. We are monitoring a tropical disturbance over southern Louisiana that will hug the coast and move west and inla
Heat and humidity are continuing, but the humidity wasn't too terrible today. It still felt 102 degrees outside. Rain will be very limited over the coming weekend. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 90s and overnight lows in the 70s. The humidity will be very low, but gra
Showers and thunderstorms focused on southwest Mississippi will dwindle tonight. Friday will give us another day of partly sunny skies with scattered showers in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the lower 90s. This weekend will be partly to mostly sunny and only a slight chance for a shower or
We hit 95 degrees today, but the humidity was just slightly lower than yesterday, which gave us a heat index or feels like temperature of 101. Expect a little more humidity to work it's way into the picture over the coming days and there will be a slightly better chance for showers and thunderstorm
Thunderstorms are popping up across the area, but will die off this evening before midnight. It was a little more humid today with the same exact high temperature as yesterday. We reached 96 degrees in the shade, but the heat index was 107 degrees. It reached 102 degrees yesterday for the heat in
Alert Days back on for Tuesday. A heat advisory is in effect for the dangerous weather. It might be needed again Wednesday. Dangerous heat and humidity will present across the area. Expect highs in the middle and upper 90s for the rest of the week. The heat index will be over 110 degrees Tuesday
Today is the hottest day of the year so far as we reached 95 degrees this afternoon. Heat Advisories are in effect for this weekend as we also have alert days issued. Expect a few showers tonight, but most of the area will remain dry. Lows will be in the middle and upper 70s. Saturday and Sunday
We reached 93 degrees this afternoon, which is ten degrees warmer than yesterday. The humidity being higher also gave us a heat index or feels like temperature of 103 degrees at times. Even more intense weather is on the way. First off, a few storms are possible this evening and ending before mid
Alert Days are posted for Saturday and Sunday. They may need to be extended through much of next week as well. Temperatures will reach the middle 90s almost daily. We've had 4 to 6 inches of rain so far in the last week. Couple the humidity and the temperature may result in a feels like temperat
Muggy weather continues with a chance for showers tonight, but a higher threat will return Wednesday. The weather pattern shifts on Thursday as slightly drier air moves in. While this will reduce the chance for rain, it will increase the temperature and resulting heat index. Dangerous heat and hu
A disorganized area of low pressure is sitting over our area today and will continue to hang around for at least another day, maybe two. This will result in numerous showers and thunderstorms for our area. The best chance or highest chance for rain will be in the daytime and taper off around or af
Showers and thunderstorms are winding down after dumping up to a few inches of rain today. The high temperature reached 89 degrees, while the normal high this time of year is 91. We received just over an inch of rain in Jackson. A few showers are possible tonight, but the heaviest weather is moiv
A few thunderstorms are possible this evening and tonight as a weak disturbance moves in from the north. We are under a marginal or very low end threat for severe weather. Damaging wind, hail, frequent lightning and torrential rain are likeliest with the stronger storms. This trend will continue
Mostly cloudy skies today, but little rain as we end the month of June. July kicks off tomorrow, followed by the big July 4th holiday weekend. The chance for afternoon and evening showers will be increasing along with the temperature and humidity. Highs will be in the lower 90s going forward and
Heat and humidity will rule this week, right through this extended July 4th holiday weekend. We can expect only a slight chance for a shower over the next couple of afternoons and evenings. Highs will reach the lower 90s with lows in the middle 70s. Later this week, showers will become more wides
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact our area this evening, eventually transitioning over to lighter rain tonight. Damaging wind over 60mph with hail are possible. An inch of rain is possible. Lows will be near 70 degrees in the morning. Friday will be partly sunny with isolated show