Brad grew up on the Great Plains of south central Kansas along the Chisholm Trail in Tornado Alley.
Brad graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science in May of 1995. In 2005, Brad was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.
Brad joined the weather department of WAFF in November of 1996.
Brad lives in Monrovia with his wife Brenda and their two boys, Ross and Drake. Brad also has two dogs, Sami and Cassidy.
Military Service and Awards Persian Gulf 1990-1991: National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Army Service Ribbon Non-Commisioned Officer Training Ribbon, Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon Hobbies, Working on the Mustang,Woodworking, Fishing, Hunting and Gardening.
Persistent, and at times, heavy rainfall continues this morning across a good portion of the state. As rain is expected for the majority, if not all of your Thursday, this creates some hazards. A flash flood watch has been issues for most of the Tennessee Valley until sunset this evening.
We are tracking deep tropical moisture from former Tropical Storm Beta moving across the Tennessee Valley, rain showers will move in from the west and become more widespread overnight. Things will feel more humid by daybreak Thursday with low temps near 60 degrees. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect.
A few isolated rain showers may develop east of I-65 through the early evening. Skies will stay clear overnight with warm and muggy lows near 70 degrees. Friday should be mainly dry with just isolated chances for rain showers and storms.
Another pleasant day across the Tennessee Valley thanks to a large ridge of high pressure over the Southeast. Skies will remain mainly clear overnight with warm lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The ridge of high pressure will slowly break down for the end of the week.
Mostly dry across the Valley and very hot. Feels like temperatures floated near or at 100 degrees this afternoon, and will continue to be high going into tomorrow as well. Humidity has really made an impact on northern Alabama these past few days, but the good news is we will get a break in the heat
Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will continue through the late evening hours. Most storms will be “general” in nature but a few isolated strong to marginally severe storms with gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning cannot be ruled out.
Laura has become a violent and very large hurricane. It is a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. Overnight, Laura will bring life threatening storm surge of up to 20′ in some coastal areas of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.
Outer rainfall bands of post tropical cyclone Marco continue to track northward with high humidity and mostly cloudy skies. Rainfall may be heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms possible, some brief gusty winds and lightning will be possible with any storms.
Cloud cover and tropical moisture continue to stream in from south to north as weakening Tropical Storm Marco nears landfall. Dew points are significantly higher today in the lower 70s leaving us with more of a sticky feeling.
Mostly sunny skies for late morning, with some cloud build-up. We look to have some rain move across the valley after 1 pm this afternoon. Rain looks to last until the early evening, putting a cap on our highs for this afternoon. In the upper 80s for our peak heat, but that humidity will remain high
A weak front will move through later tonight bringing a chance at isolated showers and storms. The best chance at rain will be areas west of I-65. Skies will be partly cloudy overnight with comfortable temperatures in the middle 60s.
An area of high pressure has controlled our weather this afternoon resulting in blue skies and some hazy conditions, the best part of all is the break in the humidity with dry dew points in the lower 60s. Skies remain clear overnight with a calm wind, low dew points should rule out any fog.