Jessica Faith is a meteorologist for the WAFF 48 First Alert Weather Team. Her forecast can be seen on the weekend morning edition of WAFF 48 News and on waff.com.
Jessica’s passion for weather blossomed while growing up in Clanton, Alabama where she was fascinated by severe weather.
While attending Alabama A&M University, Jessica interned with WAFF 48 News. She also interned at WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, AL while a student at Mississippi State University. At MSU, she was a student forecaster for Campus Connect and Take 30 News. In 2016, Jessica received the end of the year award for “Best Meteorologist” from Take 30 News.
In December 2016, Jessica began working at KLTV 7 News in Tyler, TX. While in Tyler, she had her had in forecasting winter weather, heat waves, severe weather, and tropical systems, including Hurricane Harvey in 2017. In Summer 2018, Jessica was invited to help forecast at KOLD News in Tucson, Arizona (sister station) for two weeks. She recalls air temperatures reaching over 100 degrees for consecutive days.
Jessica believes it is her job to keep people safe from weather threats. Through various pageant titles, Jessica shared her message of “Severe Weather Preparedness,” which was her official platform, to many schools, churches, and community organizations.
Jessica loves being involved in the community and reaching people any way she can. When she is not on air, she enjoys cooking plant-based meals, watching scary movies, and playing tennis.
The day starts with quiet and cool conditions. Most temperatures are in the 30s to start the day with a few 20s on the board. Today will end up beautiful with sunshine and highs in the mid-60s. Overnight lows will fall into the mid-40s. The coldest air of the season will march through
It is chilly to kickstart the weekend. Temperatures are in the 20s across the region this morning. A Freeze Warning will remain in effect until 8 AM. There will be plenty of sunshine throughout the day and temperatures will rise into the mid-50s this afternoon. Expect another cold start tomorrow
A beautiful day continues this afternoon with sunshine and highs in the low 70s. Sunset will be at 4:48 PM, and temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight. Rain returns tomorrow as a cold front moves toward and through the Tennessee Valley Thursday.
Grab your jackets and coats before heading out this morning because it is a very cold start to the day with temperatures in the upper 20s in Middle Tennessee and low 30s in North Alabama. You may find frost on your windshield this morning, so allow yourself extra time to defrost before heating out
The workweek wraps up with sunshine and dry conditions. Don't let the sunshine fool you, because it is going to be a cool day and the sun will not help much. Highs will be in the lower 50s this afternoon. Bundle up for Friday night football games. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s this evening
The weekend wraps up much calmer and drier today. The sky will gradually clear as the day rolls along, giving breaks in the clouds this afternoon. This morning starts with temperatures in the upper 50s. Highs will be in the low 70s this afternoon. Overnight lows will be near 50.
FIRST ALERT for today due to widespread showers and storms that will greatly impact traveling and events, especially during the second half of the day. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is issued for Northwest Alabama, including Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Lawrence Counties.
A FIRST ALERT is out for Friday and Saturday due to the potential for widespread showers throughout both days. The latest Drought Monitor shows that the drought conditions, especially in northeast Alabama, are still present. The rain tomorrow and Saturday will be quite beneficial.
Conditions will stay sunny and seasonal today. Afternoon highs will be in the low 70s. Winds are coming out of the southeast at 5 mph. Tonight will also be calm and quiet. Lows will sink into the lower 40s. Thursday will be another gorgeous day with sunshine and seasonable temperatures
Visibility will be an issue this morning for a few cities due to fog. As the morning rolls along, the fog will lift and the sky will be partly cloudy, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s, low 80s. A FIRST ALERT is out for Monday
Tropical Storm Nestor is moving northeast at 17 mph (as of the 4 AM Update). This system will give the area rain today, mainly east of I-65. For those attending the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run, the first few hours after sunrise should be dry and the run should not be affected. Sprinkles could be possible
A gorgeous Fall day continues as the workweek wraps up today. Afternoon temperatures will top out in the lower 70s with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will gradually build tonight. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50s. A developing tropical system is in the Gulf of Mexico
This morning is off to a cold start. Middle Tennessee is starting the day in the mid to upper 30s, while most of the area is waking up to low to mid-40s. The cool start is paired with mostly clear skies. No frost is expected because of the dry air in place. Jackets are a must
The cold front will exit the Tennessee Valley this morning, leaving cooler and drier air in the area. Rain with the cold front should be gone before midday. The front will be a game-changer with our temperatures, much like what the rest of the country has seen that has experienced this cold front.
The heatwave is coming to a close, and a cold front will bring rain and temperatures close to normal. A few isolated showers are on the radar this morning. The cold front to the northwest will bring isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms today.
Nice changes in the forecast are on the way, but first, today will be another sunny and unseasonably hot day. The first half of the day will be nice, but the heat cranks up this afternoon with highs in the low 90s. Moisture in the air will also increase through the day, and isolated showers
Hot and dry, the same story, just a different day. Today will have a mild morning, but after sunrise, things will quickly heat up. Highs today will be in the middle 90s. Record high temperatures could be met or broken today. The humidity in the air will make it feel worse outside.
This weekend will be dry and hot. Today will consist of mostly sunny skies, high humidity, and highs in the mid to upper 90s. A similar story will be told Sunday, hot and dry with highs around 96 degrees. Today could squeeze out a spare shower or two, but rain is not likely this weekend.
The heat won't budge as we close out the rest of this month. Highs will peak in the 90s, remaining above average. Muscle Shoals actually has not been below 90 degrees this entire month. Today, highs will be in the low 90s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Fall officially begins tomorrow, at 2:50 AM, but that does not mean that temperatures will automatically cool down with the new season. Today will feature mostly sunny skies, dry air, and a hot afternoon high of 90 degrees. Tonight will be calm with lows near average, falling into the low to mid 60s
Good Saturday morning, Tennessee Valley! A warm and dry weekend is on tap. Sunshine will be abundant and the dry air will eliminate chances for rain. Afternoon highs will top out into the upper 80s. Overnight lows will be near average, dropping into the low 60s.
We wrap up the weekend with more heat. Today will be another hot day with highs in the lower 90s. Plenty of sunshine will accompany the heat. Humidity will be lowering through the afternoon and evening. Drier air will be settled in by tomorrow.
A few showers are leftover from the overnight hours but should fade after sunrise. Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds and high humidity. There will be a few isolated showers and thunderstorms to spark this afternoon with daytime heating, but most stay dry and hot. Highs peak into the low 90s
Another hot day is on tap this Tuesday. Humidity will be rising, so the hot and humid conditions will make it feel worse than the actual air temperature. Highs will rise into the upper 90s, and heat index values, or "feels-like" temperatures, will be 100+ degrees.
The day starts mild and quiet. Patchy fog is possible around bodies of water. The nice and comfortable beginning of the day will be outperformed by the hot afternoon high. Peak temperatures will reach near 100 degrees. If you are wanting to get outside and avoid the 90
Temperatures are very nice to start the day. This morning's numbers are in the upper 50s to low 60s. Drier air has settled in, so this morning will feel even better. All is quiet across the Valley, but patchy fog could cause visibility issues and slow you down this morning. The nice temperatures a
It is a quiet start to the day. There are a few clouds that will linger this morning, but the day will be mostly sunny. A front will bring dry air back into the area. Dew points will greatly drop by this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-90s. The heat will continue for the rest of the weekend