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Brandon Chambers joined the WHNT News 19 team in June 2011.

Brandon was born and raised in Oklahoma, but his roots run deep in the South. In fact, his grandfather was born here in the Tennsessee Valley in Decatur.

Brandon holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and was a meteorologist for a TV station in Oklahoma City for 7 years before moving to the Tennessee Valley. His time in Tornado Alley--where he covered weather ranging from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards--prepared him well for the wild weather of Dixie Alley.

A lot has happened for Brandon since moving to Huntsville. It was here he met WHNT's anchor/investigative reporter Carrie Marchese. The two were married on the Amalfi Coast of Italy in 2013 and welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Branson, in 2014.

Recent Articles
  • Radar

    Thursday showers have diminished (2:30 update)

    2:30pm Thursday (7/23/15)– Morning showers and storms have subsided leaving the Valley with a cooler and more stable air mass, which will serve to limit the strength and number of storms for the rest of the day.  A brief shower or storm is still possible through the evening, but severe weather isn’t likely. Refresh this page for the latest radar image (or check out our interactive radar):

  • SatRad

    More storms possible Wednesday evening

    3:20pm Wednesday– A few isolated storms are dumping some rain on a handful of communities this afternoon, but the majority of the Tennessee Valley has remained rain-free, hot, and humid. A scattering of additional showers and storms may bring some thunder and lightning after the sun sets this evening and overnight, although rain isn’t a guarantee for any spot. The severe-weather threat for the remainder of the afternoon and into the night is very limited, and lightning looks like the primary […]

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    See radar analysis, read storm reports of all 6 of Tuesday’s tornadoes

    The National Weather Service has been surveying the damage caused by the complex of severe storms that swept through the Valley on Tuesday (7/14/15), and amidst the numerous areas of damage, evidence of three additional tornadoes has been found bringing the total to 6.  Here’s a summary (official report from the National Weather Service included below): 1)Lawrence County near Town Creek & Courtland: EF-1 (peak wind: 100mph) 2)Morgan County south of Priceville: EF-0 (peak wind: 80mph) 3) Southern Morgan County/Northeast […]

  • SatRad

    Sunday: Everyone gets heat, some get a brief storm

    2:15pm Sunday (7/19/15)– On a general scale, Sunday is basically playing out like Saturday with excessive heat and humidity (heat advisory in effect today and tomorrow) occasionally punctuated by passing thunderstorms which are bringing brief heavy downpours, lightning, and gusty winds to a handful of communities.  Of course, on a local scale, if you happen to be underneath a storm today and didn’t see one yesterday or vice versa, there’s a noticeable difference between the two days. Although a few […]

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    Some healthy storms on radar this afternoon

    2:20pm Saturday (7/18/15) – Excessive heat and humidity remains is still the biggest weather topic in the Tennessee Valley region today as the heat index approaches 110° in many spots, and a heat advisory is still in effect through Monday evening. But there are some communities briefly trading in the heat for heavy downpours with thunder and lightning. These are typical summer storms capable of providing a quick drenching and lightning but shouldn’t linger for more than an hour in […]


    No signals of heat relief anytime soon

    You know you’re in a hot pattern when temperatures below 95° feel like a  relief. Unfortunately for those who are not a fan of excessively hot weather, there’s not a lot of good news included in the 7-day forecast¹. But what about the week after next? As we’ve written before², when we get into the extended-range forecast (beyond 7 days), we start looking for signals in data from an ensemble of model forecasts as opposed specific deterministic forecasts. These signals […]

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    Strong storms likely late-Tuesday

    There’s been ample heat and humidity available in the Tennessee Valley region to fuel thunderstorms lately, but without any significant lifting mechanism that fuel source has gone largely untapped.  It appears we may get enough lift from the upper-levels to trigger more widespread thunderstorms late Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday night, and many of these storms could grow quite strong. This doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to see a storm during this time, but the odds you see rain will be […]

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    Low chance for a Saturday shower

    2:00pm Saturday (7/11/15)– As the heat index climbs toward 100° on another steamy afternoon in the Tennessee Valley,  a healthy batch of storms moves from northwest to southeast into NW Georgia.  These storms aren’t expected to directly impact Northern Alabama, but the rain-cooled air they produce could spark a few showers or storms later in the next few hours, especially in the higher terrain of Northeastern Alabama and Southern-Middle Tennessee. Rain chances today: Sand Mountain, Cumberland Plateau, Lookout Mountain: 20% […]

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    8pm Fireworks Update

    8:00pm Saturday (7/4/15) A batch of moderate to heavy showers is continuing to progress east-northeast through the Valley.  Occasional downpours will likely be sufficient to send folks scrambling for cover, but lightning hasn’t been detected as of this update. Street flooding and sporadic lightning remain the primary concerns through this evening.  Stay alerted to lightning or approaching severe weather with our smart phone app. (It really does work; you may even hear an alert for lightning in your area before […]

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    5:00PM Friday Rainfall Roundup

    A portion of the Tennessee Valley has gotten a chance to dry out this afternoon–mainly in Northeastern Alabama–while others have seen a consistent light to moderate rain continue to add to the rain gauges.  Roadway flooding will be a greater hazard this evening than the any other form of severe weather. The entirety of the Tennessee Valley is under a Flash Flood Watch as a result of this threat.  Use caution and do not drive through flooded roadways! As is […]