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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
  • Sat_Rad

    Skies Clearing for Some

    The powerful storm system that brought drenching rains to portions of Alabama and Georgia will gradually be pulling further away from the region today, allowing clearing skies and warmer temperatures for most of the Tennessee Valley. Cloud cover will be a little more stubborn in Northeastern Alabama, keeping temperatures just a bit cooler in those locations than the rest of the area. At the surface, a moderate northeast breeze develops through early afternoon with occasional gust above 20mph possible Temperatures […]

  • PQPF1

    Heaviest Rain Stays Southeast of the Valley Today

    A few showers areĀ  beginning to spread into Northern Alabama this morning, but the highest concentration of rain remains confined to Central and Southern Alabama. The strengthening storm system causing the widespread showers is expected to keep the vast majority of the rain south and east of the Valley today, however, some rainfall will likely spill over into the Tennessee Valley region as well, with the highest chances for moderate rain occurring in the vicinity of Marshall, Jackson, and DeKalb […]

  • Projected rain totals from early Monday morning through early Tuesday morning.

    Monday’s Storms Pose a Low-End Severe Risk

    A broad and multifaceted storm system developing to our west will be sending us essentially two rounds of rain on Monday. The first round will begin spreading from west to east a few hours after midnight tonight, giving many of us wet roads for the morning commute. The severe weather threat is very low with this first wave, but occasional gusts of wind to about 50mph are still possible. The morning rain ends around mid-day, but another surge of storms […]

  • national_temps

    Winds Increase This Weekend

    Our next storm system won’t be providing us widespread rain until Monday, but we’ll be feeling its effects in the form of a strengthening wind and warm temperatures. The breeze will only be moderate today, but it’ll really begin to blow Sunday as the system approaches. Sustained winds of 15 to 25mph are possible through Sunday afternoon, with gusts possibly exceeding 30mph. Aside from the breeze and the pollen it stirs up, this weekend looks nice for spending some time […]

  • meteogram

    A Pleasant Friday

    We’re beginning Friday on a seasonably mild/cool note here in the Valley as a few high clouds move overhead. These clouds may filter a little sunshine through the day, but probably won’t do much to influence our temperatures here at the surface, which should climb to above 70 degrees fairly quickly due to the sun and a moderate southwest breeze of 10 to 15mph with gusts close to 20mph. Expect to be above 70 from about 11am through roughly 6pm, […]

  • Radar

    11:00 PM Update on Rain and Storms

    Along the Gulf Coast, tornado watches have been posted where significant severe weather, including tornadoes, is expected overnight. Here in the Valley, the air is much more stable, but lightning strikes embedded within widespread rain have become only slightly more numerous as we’ve gotten later in the evening. This is because slightly better mid-level energy has made its way progressively further north, allowing for convection (thunderstorms) to occur. We expect these stormsĀ  in our area to stay elevated through much […]

  • outlook_day2

    Widespread Rain and Storms in Our Near Future

    First things first, here’s what we do know about a vigorous storm system that is expected to provide the Tennessee Valley with an extended period of rain and storms Sunday thru Monday: The first half of Sunday should be mainly dry. Showers begin spreading from southwest to northeast across North Alabama and Southern Tennessee by mid-afternoon. We expect the majority of the Tennessee Valley to be covered in showers by at least mid-Sunday evening. Initially, we’ll see mainly just rain […]

  • Sat_Rad

    Afternoon Clearing, Cooler Tonight

    The severe weather threat is over for the Tennessee Valley, and all that remain are scattered showers lingering behind the main line of strong and severe thunderstorms that moved through the areas early this morning. This morning’s storms were not associated with a cold front, however, which is still northwest of the Valley. We’re still seeing south winds and mild temperatures while we await the front’s arrival early this afternoon. Ahead of the front temperatures will remain fairly steady or […]

  • Radar

    Tornado Watch Until 10:00 AM

    A tornado watch is now in effect for the entire Tennessee Valley until 10:00 AM. An intense squall line, producing damaging winds and prompting a couple of tornado warnings is currently progressing east across Northern and Central Mississippi toward the Tennessee Valley. The storms will be arriving in Northwest Alabama around 4:00 AM. Although isolated tornadoes are a possibility, the primary concern from thunderstorms this morning remains the threat for high winds. -Brandon

  • Advisories

    Frost Advisory Tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the Tennessee Valley tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-to-lower 30’s tonight, and there is concern for some damage to our plants that are just beginning their growing season. This will be the last unseasonably cold night for a while. We’re talking about a warm-up and more thunderstorms in the forecast discussion. -Brandon