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 a high temperature of 92 degrees today, which is the first 90 degree weather we have seen so far this year. There are a few showers out there as well that should die down after sunset. That will be the story through Memorial Day. HIghs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. The humidity
We reached a high of 79 degrees today in Jackson, but much warmer weather is very close by. Temperatures reached the 90s around New Orleans and soared over 100 degrees in Texas. The weather will work it's way in our direction over the coming days, but will be tempered or held back by more moisture
Temperatures reached the upper 80s over the weekend and we may be around 90 degrees come next weekend, which is Memorial Day Weekend. That could give us the warmest weather so far this season. Expect a nice night tonight with lows in the 50s. Tuesday will be sunny with highs in the 70s, and the h
More humid weather means more showers again. They will taper off tonight, but gusty wind and torrential rain possible until after sunset. An area of low pressure over the southern plains will keep sending moisture and the threat of storms our way this weekend, until a cool front sweeps everything
Showers and thunderstorms will die down tonight before or around midnight. Gusty winds will be an issue up to 30 or 40mph. We are not expecting severe weather tonight. A few showers will dot the area tomorrow and this weekend as well. Highs will reach the 80s and overnight lows will be in the 60
Warm and humid weather is now here to stay through the weekend. We'll have partly sunny skies with a few showers on a daily basis going through the weekend. We are not expecting widespread rain or severe weather. Highs will reach the middle and upper 80s everyday with lows in the 60s. The best c
We are into the warm weather again. Highs cracked 80 degrees today and this is only the beginning of a trend that will deliver 80 degree weather to us on a daily basis going forward and maybe even flirting with 90 degrees next week or higher. The humidity is rising and it's going to start feeling
We reached 76 today with mostly sunny skies after a morning low temperature of 50 degrees. Enjoy the continuation of nice weather, but get ready for warmer and more humid weather as we get further into this week and next. Eventually, a taste of summer-like weather will arrive later this week and i
Showers today held our temperatures in the 60s most of the day. In fact, Jackson reported a high of only 65 degrees, 16 degrees below normal. We've had about just under a half inch of rain so far today. Skies will clear tonight and the breeze will keep up. While temperatures will fall into the 4
Wind advisory just posted for the northern sections of our area where winds could gust up to 40mph between 7am and 7pm Friday. Otherwise, clouds will increase tonight along with a breeze of about 10-20mph from the south. Showers and thunderstorms will drop into the area around sunrise and continue
Dry weather is resulting in small fires getting out of control across parts of the state. Fire danger is increasing. Winds will die down tonight, but fire danger is a concern. Thursday will be a sunny day with temperatures in the 70s. Showers and storms with a cool front will cross the area Frid
While there may be a stray shower tonight, most of the area will clear out with breezy conditions. A cool front is sweeping across the area so winds tonight will be northerly at 5-10mph. Tuesday will be breezy, sunny and less humid. Highs will only reach the middle 70s, as opposed to the 80s we s
Nice weather again tonight with some patchy fog. Lows in the 50s. Highs will reach the middle 80s with partly sunny skies. There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening that could deliver strong, gusty winds and damaging hail. The threat will end shortly aft
More nice weather continues. Today's high temperature reached 75 degrees. The average high this time of year is 79 and the average low is 57. Sunshine will continue for the next several days, including this weekend. Lows tonight will be a little on the cool side, near 50 degrees by morning. Hig
After strong storms this morning, skies are clearing out a little as we moving forward into this evening and tonight. While a few stray showers cannot be ruled out for this evening, no severe weather will come of it. In fact, skies will clear by morning allowing temperatures to fall into the 50s w
A disturbance is kicking off a few showers and thunderstorms this evening. Gusty wind and hail are possible, especially south of Interstate 20. Later on tonight or more likely between 2 am and 9 am Wednesday, we expect a line of storms to drop in from the north and move southward across our area.
More nice weather tonight with lows in the 50s by morning and partly cloudy skies. A few clouds will enter the picture tomorrow and there may be a few showers later in the day or at night. Highs will be near 80 degrees with partly sunny skies. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives
Nicer weather is moving in right now and in we can expect partly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the 50s by morning. Breezy conditions will also subside. Friday looks to be a beautiful day as well with highs in the lower 80s and partly sunny skies. While there may be a few showers or thundersto
An alert day for overnight tonight. Strong storms in Louisiana may become severe overnight as they move through our area. This could cause damaging wind and some tornadoes. The threat picks up after 10pm and decreases by morning. There is a slight chance for showers and a few thunderstorms this
Another nice night ahead of us with lows in the 50s by morning. Our weather will stay most of the daylight hours Wednesday. Partly sunny skies with highs in the 70s and the wind will start picking up during the day. We have an alert day in effect for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. A clust
Severe weather is possible Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. An alert day is being called. Damaging wind is the primary likelihood with this storm system, but tornadoes and flash flooding are possible as well. In fact, another storms system will dump more rain on us this weekend possib
An Alert Day continues for severe weather on Sunday. In fact, the threat is increasing right now. First things first, we are dealing with a few showers in the forecast tonight and Saturday, but severe weather is unlikely. Lows tonight in the 50s and highs on Saturday will reach the 70s with mostl
Another nice night ahead. It won't be as chilly as last night where we dropped to 36 degrees. We did warm up nicely with sunshine today and a high of 74. An Alert day is being called for Sunday, yet again. Wind and hail looks to be the highest threat at this point in time, with a lower threat of
Survey crews continue to evaluate the tornado tracks from Easter Sunday. We had a total of 9 tornadoes Sunday. The strongest one had EF-4 winds in Jefferson Davis County with 166 to 200mph winds. It's path was about 2 miles wide at it's peak, which may rank up there as one of the widest tornadoes
Chilly weather on the way for tonight. Expect lows in the 30s by morning. There will be a few clouds around from time to time. Highs will reach the middle 60s with sunshine in the afternoon. Thursday and Friday look very nice, but chilly in the morning. Highs will reach the lower 70s and mornin
Quiet weather tonight with lows in the 40s by morning under clear to partly cloudy skies. After a chilly start, expect 70s and partly sunny skies Saturday afternoon. A few showers or a thunderstorm are possible Saturday night. Sunday will give us a few storms in the morning, which some may be sev
A few showers are possible overnight tonight and into the morning, mainly from areas along I-20 and to the south. No severe weather is expected. Lows will be in the 50s by morning. Friday will be partly to mostly sunny and only in the 60s. Friday night and Saturday morning will drop into the 40s
An alert day is issued for Easter Sunday. A strong storm system will give us the chance for showers and thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes, damaging wind, hail and torrential rain. We are focused on the early morning into the afternoon. Otherwise, we have a chance for strong storms overni
A few showers earlier, but now most of the weather has lifted well north of our area. With the exception of a stray shower tonight, expect patchy fog with the low in the 60s. Wednesday will be partly sunny and warm with highs in the middle and upper 80s. A few showers and thunderstorms could deve
We are in a spring-time weather pattern for sure this week. Various disturbances will move across the area at different times this week. Each will give us a chance for showers and thunderstorms from time to time. Highs will be in the 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, and then cool off a little Thursday