Lee Southwick

Lee Southwick


Montgomery, AL

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

  The warm-up continues...

  Temperatures are heating up!

  Weather pattern change coming?

  Warmer than normal... again

  Warmer than normal heat continues this week

  Above average heat continues over the next several days

  Turning up the heat this weekend

  First Alert: Dorian an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane, ravaging the Bahamas

  Dorian’s track shifts east, will bring dry air to Alabama

  First Alert: Dorian a category 4 hurricane, forecast to still strengthen

  Hurricane Dorian now a Category 2

  Peak of hurricane season upon us

  Scattered rain again Tuesday

  Higher rain chances again Monday

Scattered weekend storms

  Rain chances ramp up this weekend

  Increasing rain chances for the workweek

  Hot Weekend Underway

  Five in a row?

  Hot with lower humidity

  Mostly dry and hot, but not AS hot

  Dangerous heat through Tuesday

  Hot Sunday Ahead

  Heat Advisory in effect through the weekend

  Overwhelming heat continues...

  Heat dominates the forecast

  Scattered rain Monday

  More rain expected Sunday

  Heat, humidity for all...storms for some!

  Scattered storms Friday