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

  Quick warm-up before blast of cold air

  Brief warm-up before arctic front

  Sunny, quiet weekend ahead

  Rain returns Thursday, then Alabama turns cold

  Mostly dry, a bit warmer through midweek

  Cool and quiet weekend

  Chilly, quiet start to November

  Cold start to Friday

  Rain returns for some Tuesday

Rain returns later this week...

  Drier air moving into the state

  One more dry day left...

  Potential tropical cyclone will bring rain, wind to parts of Alabama Friday night and Saturday

  Drying out and turning cold tonight!

  Rain continues tonight, cooler tomorrow

  Widespread rain Tuesday

  Front brings cooler air for most

  Next front arrives Saturday, with mixed results

  Warm now but cooler by the weekend!

  Brutal heat through Saturday, then cooler

  Record highs possible through the workweek

  Record temperatures possible next several days

  Brutally hot, mainly dry for the next 7-9 days

  Record heat this week, drought will worsen

  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