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.
For the next 7 days, expect highs in the lower and middle 90s, after highs were around 100 degrees today. Each day will be partly to mostly sunny with a 20 or 30 percent chance for showers each day. Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 will become Tropical Storm Humberto today and move toward the Florida
Sunny and hot weather will continue into this weekend. Highs will reach the middle 90s and morning lows will be in the lower 70s. The heat index will flirt with 100 degrees on a daily basis. From Sunday through next week, expect partly sunny skies and more humid weather, with a better chance of da
For the rest of this week, expect mostly sunny skies and highs in the middle and upper 90s. The heat index will reach 105 degrees daily. There is only a slight chance for an afternoon or evening shower. Things will change heading into next week. Moisture will start streaming in Sunday and as a r
For the rest of the week, expect mostly sunny skies with a slight chance for an afternoon or evening shower. High in the middle and upper 90s and it will feel more like 100 to 105 degrees. Ovenright morning lows will be in the lower 70s. Sunday and much of next week will be partly sunny with a be
Showers and thunderstorms are likely this evening south of I-20 and possible north of the interstate. While the chance for rain will go away Tuesday, it will return this weekend with a cold front moving in that should be able to knock our temperatures down several degrees. Keep in mind the average
Heat advisory out for Saturday where it could feel upwards of 107 degrees. Tonight will be relatively warm in the evening and pleasant by morning with temperatures in the 80s and 70s respectively. Saturday will see temperatures reach 100 degrees in the shade and this is likely again Sunday. Expec
Expect highs in the upper 90s to around 100 through this weekend. We'll have mostly sunny skies with the heat index reaching between 105 and 110 degrees. Morning low temperatures will be near 70 degrees. Next week will bring us highs in the middle 90s with just a slight chance for showers each
Hot weather continues around here and through this weekend into next week. Expect daily highs in the middle and upper 90s. The heat index will be over 100 everyday. Exercise caution. We'll have mostly sunny skies, with the exception of a stray shower in the afternoon or evening. Overnight lows
Hurricane Dorian remains out in the Atlantic and is finally moving northward, but it's dangerously close to the Florida coastline. New tropical storm Fernand is in the western Gulf and new tropical depression 8 is in the eastern Atlantic. All of these systems are expected to not impact our weather
Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen in the Atlantic. It is slowing up in it's forward speed, but is also now turning to the west. It will make landfall or come dangerously close to landfall over the east coast of Florida by Tuesday. In the meantime, our weather for this holiday weekend looks
Hurricane Dorian is getting stronger. It is expected to track to the Florida east coast Monday as a major hurricane. Thereafter, some models have it turn northward, which minimizes the threat to us. Should it hit Florida further south, this would allow it to enter the Gulf of Mexico
Hurricane Dorian becomes the first hurricane of the season today, near the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is expected to track to the Florida east coast Sunday or Monday as a major hurricane. Thereafter, some models have it turn northward, which minimizes the threat to us. Should it hit Florida further
Unsettled weather for the next day or two with showers and thunderstorms likely. HIghs will be near 90. Election day weather looks to be partly sunny with scattered showers. Heavy rain is the biggest threat, but drier weather will arrive Wednesday and last through much of this upcoming holiday
Showers are possible this evening, which could present a little bit of an issue for some of the first football games of the season going on across the area. Most of the wet weather will die down before midnight. The weekend looks unsettled with a mix of clouds and sunshine and afternoon and evenin
We only hit a high of 90 today and it actually happened this morning. Plenty of clouds today with showers helped to keep the temperature a little cooler. More of the same can be expected during the coming days, including this weekend. Partly sunny skies will fill with clouds and showers during th
Scattered showers are around this evening, dying off later tonight as a weak area of low pressure fall apart across the area. More showers will return over the coming days, mainly in the afternoons and evenings and not everyone will see the rain. Partly sunny skies are likely, but with an increase
Drier weather in place tonight as yesterday's low pressure system is farther westward along the Louisiana coast today. We don't see any extremely high temperatures in the forecast during the coming days. It will actually be just at or slightly below normal. Partly sunny skies and just some isolat
Slow moving downpours are likely this evening as an area of low pressure moves westward along the Louisiana coastline tonight. While a few showers are possible tomorrow, a heat advisory is in effect for the city of Jackson and areas north and west. The afternoon and evening heat index or what it f
We are staring at a nice Friday night with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and no rain to worry about. The humidity returns in earnest Saturday with mostly sunny skies and highs again reaching the upper 90s. The humidity will make it feel more like 105 degrees
Not as humid tonight with lows near 70. Humidity starts to climb Friday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 90s. It will feel more like 105 degrees in the afternoon and evening. Expect the same weather on Saturday. Things will change on Sunday and for much of next week. Mostly sunny
A few showers are possible this evening, but most will die off before midnight. After excessive heat and humidity lasting through this evening, temperatures will be a few degrees cooler tomorrow. However, it will mainly be due to an increase in showers and thunderstorms, making it more humid. Aft
Alert Days in effect today and Tuesday. Excessive heat warning and Heat Advisories are in effect due to the heat and humidity making it feel about 110 degrees, not just today, but Tuesday as well. The highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 90s. Middle 90s are likely the rest of this week and this
The heat advisory expires at 7pm this evening, but more heat advisories can be expected over the coming days. A few showers tonight will quietly go away after sunset. Saturday should bring us more stormy weather, which will cut the temperatures by a few degrees. Highs will only be around 90. Sun
Intense heat and humidity continues. Heat Advisory for much of the area through Friday evening where the heat index, or what it really feels like with heat and humidity combined, will reach near 110 degrees. Highs will be in the middle and upper 90s through next week and the heat index will reach
A heat advisory is issued for metro Jackson and areas north and west for Thursday, between 10 am and 7 pm. It will feel more like 110 degrees with the combination of heat and humidity. Exercise caution, stay shaded and hydrated. For the rest of this week into this weekend, expect highs in the low
Heat advisory for Wednesday in the lower Delta counties. It's going to feel like 110 degrees when you combine heat and humidity. Everywhere else expect highs well into the 90s and it to feel like it's 105 degrees. This will be the trend through next week. Everyday will give us highs in the middle
A few showers are around tonight, but most of them should die off by midnight. This being the first full week of August, we can expect partly sunny skies with a chance for showers on a daily basis, mainly from late morning, thru the afternoon and ending at night. Most of the showers will not last
A few showers are possible tonight, but most should die down between sunset and midnight. Expect a warm and humid first weekend of August. Partly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday with highs reaching the lower 90s. The humidity will make it feel more like the upper 90s. Overnight lows will be
A few showers are around this evening that could trigger some torrential rain, but not for everyone. as the activity will be hit or miss. The showers and storms should fall apart between sunset and midnight due to lack of heating from the sun. Lows will be in the 70s. Highs will reach the lower