My interest in weather goes back to my early childhood but peaked during the Fort Smith/Van Buren tornado of April 21, 1996. As I watched the severe weather coverage from Channel 5 that night, I knew then I wanted to be a meteorologist and work at 5NEWS.

One of my most memorable weather experiences was storm chasing in the Mississippi Delta in the Spring of 2010 and witnessing the destructive Yazoo City, MS tornado. It was a humbling experience to see the destruction left in its wake and it reinforced my desire to keep people safe from these tragic events by being a better severe weather forecaster.

Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Scattered Showers Today, Heat Returns For The Weekend

    A weak cold front will give us a chance of scattered showers today but I do not expect widespread rain. The added cloud cover will result in a cooler afternoon but the summer heat will return quickly for the weekend with highs back into the 80s and 90s.      

  • WATCH: Hot Today, Showers Possible Friday

    Another hot and mostly dry is expected today before a weak cold front brings a chance for showers overnight Thursday into the early part of Friday. Best chance for a decent rain will come across NWA with lower chances in the River Valley.    

  • WATCH: Pop Up Rain Possible Today, Better Rain Chance Late Week

    Another afternoon of hot and humid weather is expected with a slim chance of an afternoon pop-up shower or storm. A weak front will bring a better chance of rain by late Thursday and Friday and that will bring some limited relief from the heat.    

  • WATCH: Hot Start To Week, Limited Relief Late Week

    Warmer than normal weather will continue this week with highs today similar to Sunday. Afternoon highs won’t be as hot by the end of the week with a few showers possible by late Thursday into Friday.  

  • WATCH: Late Summer Heat Wave Continues

    Our late summer heat wave continues today with highs once again warming into the upper 80s and low 90s across NWA and mid 90s in the River Valley. Rain chance continue to look slim for the next 7 days.  

  • WATCH: Dry And Hot Weather Continues Today

    Not much of a change is expected in our weather today with highs once again expected in the 90s with heat index values neat 100°. Rain chances continue to look slim over the next 7 days.    

  • WATCH: Summer Heat And Humidity Build Today

    Another sunny and hot afternoon is expected with the humidity pushing afternoon heat index values into the upper 90s and low 100s. This late summer pattern will continue into the weekend with limited rain chances by Sunday.    

  • WATCH: Summer Heat And Humidity Return This Week

    Sunny skies and hot weather will build this week with afternoon highs soaring into the 90s with heat index values into the low 100s. Rain chances will be limited until the weekend.  

  • WATCH: Heavy Rain And Gusty Winds Likely This Morning

    Widespread heavy rain and gusty winds will be likely for the early morning drive across Northwest Arkansas and eventually into the River Valley by the later parts of the morning. The overall severe weather threat will be low but expect some delays for the morning drive with the heavier rain.  

  • WATCH: Warmer Today, Storms Friday

    Another warm afternoon is expected with only a few showers expected this afternoon, mainly south of I-40. Widepsread storms will be likely for the early part of Friday with heavy rain possible.        

  • WATCH: Rain Ending, Less Humid And Not As Hot Today

    Overnight severe storms are sweeping out of the area this morning with a much nicer afternoon expected. Highs will be in the 80s with less humid weather today.    

  • WATCH: Hot And Humid Today, Severe Storms Tonight

    Another afternoon of excessive heat and humidity will be followed by more widespread storms this evening. Some of the storms tonight will likely be strong to severe with gusty winds and hail possible.    

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