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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Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight through the weekend. There may be patchy fog at night and in the mornings. A brief light shower is also possible. Night and morning temperatures will be in the 40s and temperatures will reach the 60s in the afternoon. Christmas parades, tree lighting
Clouds will thicken up tonight with just the slightest chance for a shower. Lows will be near 50 in the morning. Friday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s and scattered showers are likely. A potential thunderstorm is also possible. This weekend turn out to be partly sunny. Highs
The beautiful weather continues with sunshine today and a high of 68. The clouds may be a little thicker Thursday, which will hold the temperatures back just a little bit. It will still get into the middle 60s and there may be a few showers at night. Friday will be mostly cloudy with some showers
Sunny weather through Thursday with highs everyday in the 60s. Showers are likely Thursday night and Friday morning, but it appears this system will be lacking severe weather. Highs will be in the 60s again this weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies. Overnight lows will be in the 30s and 40s
Nice weather tonight and at least for the first part of tomorrow. Temperatures will drop into the 50s overnight tonight. Tuesday will be a partly sunny day with a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some of them could be strong or even severe as temperatures reach t
Showers scattered across the area this evening will continue overnight tonight and end during the morning Saturday. Low temperatures will fall off into the 50s. Rainfall amounts will total under an inch in most spots. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with breaks developing after a sprinkle or two
We reached 74 degrees today in Jackson. A cold front is entering the picture Friday. This will bring us some showers, maybe a thunderstorm as well. Severe weather is unlikely. Lows tonight will be in the 60s. Highs tomorrow will reach the 70s, before cooling down in the afternoon from showers.
A few high clouds were around today and that held back temperatures just a little vs. yesterday. We reached 71 degrees today in Jackson. We'll be in and out of the clouds tonight and tomorrow. Lows tonight in the 50s and highs tomorrow again in the 70s. Friday will usher in changes. Rain will b
We are off to a nice start to the week with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures. While today only reached the 60s, 70 degree weather is on the way for the next few days. Highs in the lower and middle 70s through Thursday, maybe even Friday. We'll have sunshine, but there will be a chance f
After a gloomy Thursday, sunshine has returned for the end of the work week! Temperatures reached the upper 50s this afternoon, which is roughly 10 degrees below normal. While it's still cold, it's ten degrees below the normal high of 68 for this time of year. Sunshine will continue this weekend w
A few rain showers are likely tonight, especially across the southern half of the area. Temperatures will fall to freezing by morning, but this will be way after the rain stops. Friday will turn sunny with highs in the 50s. A chilly night for Friday night football with temperatures falling into t
Increasing clouds tonight with lows in the middle 30s this evening and temperatures rising to near 40 degrees by the morning commute. While a few rain showers are possible tonight, a better chance for rain is likely Thursday with temperatures in the 40s during the day. It's going to be a very wint
Cold weather continues. Alert Day tonight and tomorrow with lows by morning in the lower 20s. The record for Wednesday morning is 23 degrees, set back in 1907. Highs will reach the upper 40s Wednesday afternoon, better than the 40 we had today. We'll have sunshine mixed with a few clouds Wednesd
Temperatures will drop into the 30s tonight, by around midnight. Rain will possibly mix with a little sleet or snow during the overnight hours, but will not cause any issues since temperatures will be above freezing. Wind chills will be in the teens by morning and stay close to that throughout Tue
Freeze warning for tonight and Saturday morning across most of the area. Temperatures will hold at or around freezing for at least a few hours before sunrise. The weekend looks really nice otherwise with sunshine and highs around 60 Saturday and closer to 70 on Sunday. On Monday, showers are poss
A cold front is moving across the area tonight. Temperatures will drop this evening into the 40s by morning. Winds will also make it feel much colder, in the 30s. Severe weather is not expected with this front, just some occasional light rain showers overnight that might last into the morning. S
We reached a high of 78 degrees today. The normal high is 70 this time of year and the normal low is 46, which was the actual low temperature for this morning. While our weather will be nice for a time tomorrow, showers will be on the increase and temperatures will start trending lower.
The weather is pleasant right now and we'll probably be able to squeeze another night and day out of this weather pattern before showers arrive Thursday. It will turn much colder Friday and Saturday with sunshine developing after morning showers Friday. While the weekend will be cool, it will be s
High pressure is giving us nice weather this week with temperatures in the 60s this afternoon and sunshine. Expect partly sunny skies for the next few days, before a storm system heads our way later this week. Through Thursday, we can expect nice weather with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.
Partly cloudy skies with lows in the middle 30s by morning. Patchy frost is possible. However, sunshine will boost our temperatures into the 50s to around 60 on Saturday. Expect a repeat performance gain Sunday with the weather. Warmer temperatures arrive Monday as we start in the 40s and get we
Get ready for a very chilly night. Temperatures in the 40s now will drop into the 30s most of the night. In fact temperatures will flirt with freezing by morning in the metro, and just barely below it north and west, while just barely above it, south and east. A freeze warning is in effect for ar
While showers and storms are possible this evening, the weather should die down before midnight. There is a slight chance for severe weather as well, but the threat is low. Showers will taper off after midnight and our temperatures will be in the 50s by daybreak. That may also be the warmest part
Clouds are on the increase yet again after many saw a quick break of sunshine this morning. Temperatures will only be able to reach the low 70s for this reason by the afternoon hours. As a stalled front along the Gulf Coast tries to nudge northward today, showers will continue to increase south to n
The clouds finally started to thin, of course, shortly before sunset today. While we may see a little sunshine Tuesday, clouds will rapidly reappear as the day wears on. A warm front will lift from the gulf coast across the area Tuesday night bringing rain to the area overnight and on Wednesday.
Another chilly night is ahead with low temperatures in the lower and middle 40s under mostly clear skies. High clouds will start spreading across the sky Thursday, despite partly sunny weather, we'll see high temperatures again reach the middle 70s. Today's high was 74 after a morning low of 42.
Get ready for a chilly night. After sunshine and temperatures around 70 degrees today, clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to fall into the lower 40s by morning. Even some upper 30s aren't out of the question. Expect sunshine Wednesday and Thursday with afternoon temperatures in t
The heavy rain threat is over after we received a solid inch of rain today. That puts us over 7 inches of rain for the month of October, which normally tends to be the driest if not one of the driest months of the year for Mississippi. Clouds will decrease overnight with some areas of patchy fog.
Tropical Storm Nestor is some 3 or 400 miles away from us in the Gulf. Landfall is expected in north Florida by tomorrow morning. Beyond that expect a sunny weekend around here with pleasant temperatures in the 50s in the morning and in the 70s and 80s during the afternoon. A strong cold front is
Potential tropical cyclone 16 may become Tropical storm Nestor at any time. It is expected to move inland across the Florida panhandle by Saturday morning. Since we are on the northwest side of this system, minimal if any impacts will be felt in our area. However, coastal Mississippi may see rain
Cooler weather is now in place and will last through Friday. Expect highs in the lower 70s with plenty of sunshine. The morning temperatures will be chilly with lows in the 40s. This weekend will be partly sunny and just a chance for a stray shower. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Highs wil