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.
Clear skies overnight will allow for a gorgeous view of the nearly full moon, but temps will fall into the 20s for Wednesday morning. More sunshine and a light easterly wind will allow temps to rebound a bit for Wednesday with highs reaching 50 degrees.
Strong northerly winds and sharply cold air continue to wrap around an area of low pressure located to our northeast this evening. Rain showers will continue to transition over to sleet and snow flurries as temperatures continue to fall through the night.
Temperatures this morning are in the lower to middle 30s. What a chilly start to your Tuesday. Winds from the south will help us later this morning and afternoon to push in some warmer air. Expect to see some clouds along with that sunshine today, with temperatures reaching back into the 60s.
Breezy winds will subside later tonight with clear skies remaining in place overnight, lows will fall into the low 30s with areas of freezing temperatures possible. With high pressure in control across the southeast, this pleasant fall pattern will continue for the rest of the work week.
Fair skies remain in place overnight allowing radiational cooling to knock temperatures down into the middle to upper 30s, areas of patchy frost will be possible. Despite the chilly start, abundant sunshine will be able to warm Tuesday afternoon temperatures into the upper 50s with breezy winds.
Tropical moisture from Eta continue to stream into North Alabama this evening with showers and thunderstorms picking up in coverage overnight into Wednesday morning as a cold front moves across the Tennessee Valley. No severe weather is anticipated at this time but rainfall rates could be heavy.
Cloud cover will gradually increase overnight with temperatures staying mild in the lower 60s, if winds manage to calm down we may have some areas of patchy fog developing. Clouds continue to thicken up on Tuesday with rain showers and isolated storms developing late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Overnight low temperatures will not be nearly as chilly on Wednesday morning as we will start off the day in the lower 40s, no frost is expected. The pleasant Fall weather pattern will continue for Wednesday with more sunshine and temps slightly warmer in the upper 60s.
Skies will stay clear tonight with overnight lows dipping into the low to middle 30s, some areas of patchy frost will be possible. Election Day Tuesday looks to be quiet and a touch warmer with highs making it into the low to middle 60s.
Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall along with isolated thunderstorms will continue through the evening hours, ponding and puddles will be likely on most area roadways. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Noon Thursday for the threat of isolated flash flooding.