Lee Southwick

Lee joined WSFA 12 News in June 2018. Originally from Amelia Island, FL, she attended the University of Florida where she studied meteorology, climatology and geography. Her passion for weather started young, and her desire to become a meteorologist was piqued by the 2004 hurricane season. While attending UF, she covered three hurricanes (Irma, Matthew and Hermine) as part of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Her Irma coverage earned her a second-place finish in a national weather cast competition through the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts. She also worked as a forecaster for WUFT and WRUF while in school. Always eager to be an ultimate weather nerd, Lee is now pursuing her master's degree in Applied Meteorology through Mississippi State University. When she's not busy forecasting or studying, her hobbies include paddle boarding, SCUBA diving, cheering for the Gators and taking her "foodie" title very seriously. She is very excited to be in Alabama and explore her new state!

Recent Articles by Lee

  First Alert: Showers likely, strong/severe storms possible Saturday

Strong storms possible Saturday

First Alert: Strong storms possible Saturday

Strong storms possible Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Changes are on the way...

Changes on the way...

First Alert: Dry and cool through midweek

Chilly Monday Ahead

Dry but cloudy Sunday

First Alert: Drying out but staying cloudy

First Alert: Wet weather makes a weekend appearance

First Alert: Sunny but cold again Friday; tracking weekend rain

First Alert: Winter roars back, freezing temperatures likely

Mostly dry through workweek

First Alert: Mostly dry workweek ahead

First Alert: Welcome back, sunshine!

Sunny Sunday

First Alert: Goodbye rain, hello sunshine!

Goodbye rain, hello sunshine!

FIRST ALERT: Wet First Few Days of 2019