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 warmth sticks around, but does the sunshine?

  Comfortable next several days

  Forecast takes a wetter and cooler turn for the workweek

  Unseasonably warm weekend, Rain and cooler air return soon

  Above average temps continue through the weekend, More rain next week

  Warm weather continues, but does rain return soon?

  Warm weather dominates the pattern

  The warm-up continues, Showers possible Monday morning

Sunshine, much warmer temps headline the next week

  Sunshine returns soon!

  Rain ends early Thursday, colder air returns

  First Alert: Ice possible for some Monday - Tuesday morning

  Rain stays in the forecast over the next several days...

  Rain stays in the forecast over the next several days

  Active week ahead

  Two dry days before rain chances return

  Up and down pattern with temps and rain chances

  Multiple opportunities for rain over the next 7 days

  Less rain and warmer temperatures? There have been some adjustments to our forecast...

  Showers arrive tonight

  Freezing night tonight, but the afternoons get warmer from here

  Here comes the cold!

  Increasing clouds and rain chances

  Dry Saturday, then two more systems next week

  The first of three rain systems impacting us today

  Chilly but sunny weekend, then a warm-up next week

  Another chilly stretch on the way

  Sunshine has returned

  Rain is gone, but we are not done with the cold

  Cold weekend in progress, cold rain arrives Monday