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

  Showers linger into early Monday

  Clouds and chance for rain return tomorrow

  Cool weekend ahead

  More on/off rain expected tonight

  Rain returns tomorrow, cool and dry weekend ahead

  Very cold air sticks around

  Some rain Saturday, much colder Sunday and beyond

  Slowly trending drier, but we’re not rain-free yet

  Rainy pattern ahead

  Severe storms leave swath of wind damage

  Severe thunderstorms likely tomorrow

  Storms bring risk of damaging wind and tornadoes Saturday

  Alabama’s top 5 wildest weather events of the decade

  Here comes the cold air!

  Quiet now, but rain chances build into the weekend

  Soggy weekend underway

  A weekend soaker for Alabama

  Storms likely late Monday

  Scattered rain likely through this evening

  Dry and cool for now, but rain returns late Thursday

  Rain chances have returned for the week

  Slight chance for rain returns Sunday

  Widespread rain is gone, but some showers are possible this weekend

  Rain arrives later today

  Dry for now, but rain returns Friday

  Will it snow this winter? Here’s our winter weather outlook

  COLD night ahead!

  Welcoming December with colder air

  Storms to exit state by Sunday morning

  Remains mild ahead of weekend wet weather