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.
Temperatures are very cold to start again, but today will be dry with sunshine. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Enjoy today's break from the rain, because tomorrow start a very active pattern during the workweek. Clouds build in overnight and rain returns overnight into early Monday morning.
A cold front will track through the Tennessee Valley during the second half of the day. A few showers will pour early this morning before sunrise. Rain will increase from west to east later this morning and into the early afternoon as rain moves ahead and along the front.
Watches and warnings have been issued today. In the event severe weather breaks, you should know the difference between a watch and a warning. Knowing the difference can help you take the necessary actions when severe weather threatens.
A soggy scenario continues today as rain shifts from the southwest to the northeast. There are a few breaks in the rain, but breaks will be filled as more wet weather slides into the area. The rain is mostly light. Coverage will decrease later this evening.