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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 served for seven years as a meteorologist in Oklahoma City, where he covered weather that ranged from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards.

Other than his passion for weather, Brandon's interests include almost all sports (especially baseball), hunting, fishing, flying, and just about anything else that will get him outdoors.

Recent Articles
  • Chance of at least 0.1" of rain between 1AM and 7AM Sunday morning.

    Another Round of Showers Tonight thru Sunday Morning

    The deep upper-level trough that has brought unseasonably cool and occasionally damp weather to the region will throw one more round of showers at the Valley overnight tonight through Sunday morning before finally exiting the area tomorrow afternoon. Rain chances will be highest in most locations between midnight tonight through mid-day Sunday. Click through the image gallery below for the chance for measurable rainfall in specific communities, broken into 6 hour periods, through early Sunday afternoon. Most of Sunday afternoon […]

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    A Few Showers Dotting the Radar

    If you’ve spent any of Mother’s Day 2014 outdoors, you know it’s been a hot and sticky day in the Tennessee Valley. This warm and humid environment has allowed for only very isolated showers to form during the peak heating hours this afternoon. Most will continue through the rest of the evening dry, but those few locations that have a shower pass by could get a brief downpour. These showers are tied mainly to the the heating of the surface […]

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    Dense Fog This Morning

    Clear skies and humid air have allowed some very dense fog to form this morning, particularly in the higher terrain of Jackson, DeKalb, Marshall, and Franklin (TN) Counties. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9AM for these locations. Fog is also possible outside the advisory area as well, especially up on the ridges and near large bodies of water. Monte Sano, for example, is shrouded in a thick blanket of clouds. The fog and clouds will dissipate through […]

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    A Warm and Humid Mother’s Day

    A slowly-developing storm system out west in the the Plains will continue the stream of warm and humid air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico into the Tennessee Valley for Mother’s Day. Most should remain rain-free, but some isolated thunderstorms will be possible as the air destabilizes during the afternoon. Even though rain chances are low for Sunday, that doesn’t mean the rain that does occur will be light. Any thunderstorms that manage to develop (if any at all) […]

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    Live Blog 4/29/14: Tornado Watch Cancelled

    8:22 PM – Scattered thunderstorms will continue through the evening, but the larger-scale severe weather threat is over for the Tennessee Valley.  An isolated storm may briefly turn severe with some gusty winds or hail along with frequent lightning and heavy rain, but this does not look ANYTHING like the storms last night.

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    Live Blog: Tornado Watch Still in Effect for East Alabama

    Several counties remain in the TORNADO WATCH until 3 AM.  We will be here with you until the threat is over. We’ll post frequent updates on this live blog throughout the day and of course we’ll continue our coverage on WHNT News 19, WHNT.com and Valleywx.com until the storms are clear of our area.

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    Storms Continue Into the Evening

    Some beefy storms have made their way into NW Alabama this afternoon, and they’ve brought some torrential rain, lightning and small hail. Thankfully, they’ve remained below severe levels up to this point. The individual storms are moving very quickly in a generally northeast direction, but more storms are expected to form behind them, leading to a multi-hour period of thunderstorms, especially west of I-65, that will last into the evening. Several strong storms will be likely, producing gusty winds, heavy […]

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    Heavy Storms Approaching NW Alabama

    A line of strong thunderstorms producing lightning and heavy rain along with occasional strong winds and hail is quickly approaching the Alabama state line in Western Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin (AL) counties. These storms are expected to weaken as they move into Alabama, but they could still create some brief severe winds and hail, especially west of I-65, before they taper. Once they arrive in your area, stay inside until they pass. Read more about the higher threat for severe […]

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    Sunday Rain Update

    First things first, widespread severe weather isn’t anticipated today, so don’t fret if you hear a rumble of thunder this afternoon. If you’re looking for the latest information about the enhanced risk for severe weather Monday and Tuesday, check out this post from Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson that attempts to answer all the frequently asked questions you may have. — Rain has become more widespread across the Valley this afternoon than previously thought, and instead of brief passing showers, we’re […]

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    Refining Severe Weather Expectations

    Tomorrow and Monday are still expected to be significant severe weather days west of the Tennessee Valley in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee with “SEVERAL STRONG TORNADOES” possible, according to the Storm Prediction Center. The SPC has outlined an area of significant risk (moderate risk in SPC terms) for both Sunday and Monday. It’s not often that the “moderate risk” level is used in the day 3 outlook, which is just another indication of the overall strength of this […]