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

  Seasonably warm weekend ahead, then temps fall next week

  A taste of Fall is in the air!

  Drier weather on the way

  Cooler air is on the way!

  Rain and wind impacts from Sally continue for many overnight

  Rain and storm chances are rising

  Need rain? We’ve got plenty of good chances ahead

  Humidity and rain chances now slowly return...

  Great Labor Day forecast!

  Nearly as good as it gets for Labor Day weekend

  Sunny, hot and mostly dry Labor Day Weekend

  More scattered showers and storms Monday

  Scattered storms continue this afternoon

  Isolated rain through tomorrow, Scattered rain more likely by Friday

  Tracking a dual threat to the Gulf Coast with Marco and Laura

Scattered showers, storms possible through the weekend

  Rain and storms continue, Tropics are very active

Numerous showers and storms likely for the end of the workweek

  Isolated showers possible next couple days, but most stay dry

  Dry, warm but less humid Sunday!

  Plenty of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday morning

What does the La Niña Watch mean for central and south Alabama?

  More numerous showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday

  Better rain chances to come

  Hot, humid and mostly dry weekend

  Warming up over the next few days!

  Extremely active 2020 hurricane season expected

  Still hot, stray showers possible

  Cloudy and rainy Wednesday

  Rain and rumbles for many