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

  Cold start to the workweek!

  Some rain chances are back in the forecast!

  Warming up this weekend, so when will wet weather return?

  Warm-up on the way for the weekend

  Warmer weather to arrive for the weekend

  Sunday’s cold front has brought lovely workweek weather

  A Sunday cold front brings changes to Alabama

  Cooler weather has arrived!

  Looking dry and sunny into the weekend

  Eta in Gulf, will send muggy air and rain chances our way

  Eta heading for Gulf, will combine with front to bring enhanced rain chances

  Rain chance up a little Saturday, still watching progress of Eta

  Temperatures become cold tonight!

  A seasonably Fall-like weekend is in store!

  Tropical Storm Zeta and a cold front set to impact us mid-week

  Warm with scattered rain Saturday

  Slow warm-up underway

  Warmer temperatures are on the way for the workweeek

  Another fall front followed by another surge of unseasonably warm air

  Shower chances linger this evening, but sunshine returns for the workweek

  Rain chances from Delta linger into Sunday

  Delta to hit same areas as Laura, only low-end impacts expected locally

  Central and South Alabama to receive rain from Hurricane Delta, not much else

  Could the name “Delta” be retired from the Greek alphabet hurricane naming list?

  Warming up and watching the Tropics

  80 degree temperatures return next week

  Picture perfect Fall weekend expected!

  Staying sunny, dry and comfortable for quite some time!

  Fall-like weather in full effect for the next week

  Two cold fronts on the way to Alabama