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

Sunny and comfortable next several days

  First Alert: Sunny and comfortable next several days

Chilly night, comfortably cool St. Patty’s Day

  First Alert: Chilly tonight, comfortably cool St. Patty’s Day

  FIRST ALERT: Storms arrive tomorrow night

Storms arrive Thursday night

  First Alert: Rain chances linger overnight and into Monday

Rain will continue into Monday

Storms Sunday

  First Alert: Storms Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Watching the Weekend

Watching the Weekend

Storm threat over, cold air rushing in

  First Alert: Storm threat over, cold air now rushing into the state

Scattered showers and storms

  First Alert: Rain, a few rumbles possible Thursday

Soggy morning commute

  First Alert: Cooler and drier behind Saturday’s front

Sunny and comfortable Monday

  First Alert: Storms moving through now, dry and cooler behind front