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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
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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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

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    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

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    A Breezy but Pleasant Sunday

    Clouds are clearing the Valley this morning as the storm system that kept things dreary a chilly yesterday pulls further away from the region. We’ll still see a moderate northwest breeze today, which will keep temperatures from warming more efficiently, but the additional sun and comparatively lighter winds will give us a much more pleasant day than Saturday. The week ahead features a pretty substantial warm-up. You can read all about the above average temperatures and the next chance for […]

  • Infrared satellite indicating the temperatures of clouds. The green colored clouds are colder and thus higher clouds while the duller colors are warmer and lower clouds. The bright orange and red colors represent the relatively warm ground.

    Skies Clearing Tonight, Unseasonably Cold

    The stiff breeze we’re seeing behind an exiting surface low pressure brought a return of chilly conditions to the Valley today.  As that low continues moving further from the area, our winds will weaken and the low clouds will scatter, eventually leaving us with clear skies, creating even better cooling conditions. Widespread frost isn’t expected thanks to the persistent breeze, but locations sheltered from the wind may see some isolated frost develop. We’ve got one more unseasonably cold night ahead […]

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    Rain Tapering, Cool and Breezy Afternoon

    Scattered showers linger around the Valley as we enter the early afternoon hours. As the rain diminishes, a strong northwest wind has developed on the backside of a strengthening surface low, which is moving northeast of Valley now. The breeze could gust to 30mph at times this afternoon and will keep temperatures cool, despite the possibility of a little sun peaking through the clouds before dusk. Sunday will be a more pleasant day to spend time outside. Refer to the […]

  • Rain Slowly Moves East, Nothing Severe

    Rain has taken its time moving across the Valley overnight and is still progressing very slowly as the main band of showers rotates counterclockwise around a developing surface low. Up to this point, storms have been pretty much non-existent in the Valley and we’re not anticipating any severe weather moving forward into Saturday morning. Most of the Valley should be covered in at least light showers by daybreak or shortly thereafter. The rain will taper through the morning as the […]

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    Light Morning Showers… Widespread Rain Tonight

    A decent batch of light rain with occasional pockets of more moderate showers is moving through the Northwest Alabama area this morning, mainly west of I-65. Stray light showers cannot be ruled out anywhere in the Valley today, but the best chance for additional rain will be west of I-65. Otherwise, expect a breezy and mild afternoon with gusts of wind to 25mph or higher and temperatures in the mid-60’s. Tonight, a wave of showers and storms moves across the […]

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    A Mild and Breezy Thursday with Stray Showers

    A few light showers are dotting the radar this morning. Any rain you encounter will be mainly light and brief as the showers move northeast through the area. Although stray showers will be possible today, most of the afternoon will be dry and breezy. Winds of 15 to 25mph with higher gusts area possible as storm system takes shape to our west. This breeze will help temperatures climb into the mid-60’s in most locations. Widespread showers and storms will be […]