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

  Less rain, more heat has arrived to the forecast!

  More rain today, but lower storm chances and hotter temperatures arrive in the coming days

  Widespread rain likely for the beginning of the week

Heat, humidity and scattered storms

  Scattered storms for the 4th; storms possible each day into next week

  More scattered showers, storms and heat now through the holiday weekend

  Scattered rain and 90° temperatures that feel like the low 100s

  Typical summertime pattern likely next few days

  Weekend features typical summer weather

  One more day of elevated rain and storm chances

  Rain chances linger into the overnight hours

  Rain chances are on the rise!

  Lots of heat, little rain this weekend!

  Summer officially kicks off this weekend, and the weather feels like it!

  Comfortable temps and humidity, but for how long?

  Rain chances stay low this week, but a change is on the way...

  The forecast is on repeat!

  Remaining warm and mostly dry for the next several days

  Remains mostly dry now through next week

  A big change: Say goodbye to the rain, storms and oppressive humidity!

  Tropical Storm Cristobal’s outer bands impacting Alabama

  Cristobal’s outer bands already bringing rain to parts of Alabama

  Scattered storms now, more wet weather this weekend

  Steamy with more scattered rain and storms into the weekend

  Few showers, storms to round out the week before eyes turn to Tropical Storm Cristobal

  Warm and mostly dry for the next several days!

  Changes are on the way to the forecast!

  Isolated showers, storms Saturday before Alabama trends drier and hotter

  Not a washout, but pop-up storms likely each afternoon

  More heat, more humidity, more scattered storms