Jennifer Watson

Jennifer is the weekend morning meteorologist at WHNT News 19. She has over three years of experience forecasting weather in the Southeast.

Jennifer grew up in Rochester, NY where she grew up shoveling feet of lake effect snow and dealing with below zero wind chills in the Winters. Her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina while Jennifer was in high school. After graduation she attended East Carolina University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in Geography, a minor in mathematics and certificates in both Atmospheric Science and Geographic Information Systems. She then went to Mississippi State University where she taught GIS labs and did research for the Institute of Clean Energy Technology, along with studying and earning her Masters degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology.

During her last semester at MSU she did the weekend weather at WTVA in Tupelo, MS, where after graduation she became a fulltime meteorologist and has worked for the past three years. While at WTVA, Jennifer covered one of the most historic tornado outbreaks in U.S. history on April 27th, 2011. Along with presenting weekday forecasts in Tupelo, Jennifer also worked part time at Hyperion Technology Group Inc. where she did research in the Great Plains chasing storms.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel, storm chase and spend time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles

  • Warming Trend – Rain Chances Increase

    Posted on: 8:35 am, March 26, 2014, by

    After light snow and scattered flurries Tuesday and a hard freeze this morning, a nice warming trend will begin.  Temperatures...
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  • Scattered Flurries Possible – Freeze Warning Tonight

    Posted on: 1:12 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 01:13pm, March 25, 2014

    Scattered flurries have been reported in southern middle Tennessee and north Alabama. There will continue to be the chance for...
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  • Chilly Day – Freeze Warning Tonight!

    Posted on: 8:22 am, March 25, 2014, by

    The unseasonably cold temperatures continue to hang on, with a reinforcing shot of Arctic air later today and tonight.  We...
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  • Beautiful Day Underway – Colder Air Moves In Tuesday

    Posted on: 1:06 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    After a chilly start and light freeze for many, temperatures are responding well to the sunshine, with temperatures mostly in...
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  • Mild & Pleasant Monday – Big Temperature Drop Tuesday

    Posted on: 8:18 am, March 24, 2014, by

    We are kicking off the new work week on the chilly side, with most temperatures as of 8:00 am in...
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  • Rain Exits With Gradual Clearing – Unsettled Weather Pattern This Week

    Posted on: 10:14 am, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18am, March 23, 2014

    Showers and a few storms moved across the Tennessee Valley overnight and early this morning, giving the area a good...
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  • Noon Update – A Few Showers & Sprinkles Slowly Moving East

    Posted on: 12:16 pm, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 02:04pm, March 22, 2014

    We’ve been continuing to track a cluster of slow moving showers gradually making its way across the Tennessee Valley.  Light...
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  • Mild Temperatures – Cloudy With A Few Showers Possible

    Posted on: 8:52 am, March 22, 2014, by , updated on: 02:03pm, March 22, 2014

    We’ve been tracking a complex of showers all morning as it has been tracking east across north Mississippi and southern...
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  • Noon Update – Milder Temperatures & Clouds Lingering

    Posted on: 12:41 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 12:43pm, March 19, 2014

    The solid stratus deck we’ve been contending with over the past couple of days continues to persist across the Tennessee...
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  • Cloudy to Start – Some Clearing in the Afternoon

    Posted on: 7:44 am, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 07:46am, March 19, 2014

    Most are waking up to a cloudy sky again across the Tennessee Valley, but some sunshine is finally on its...
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