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

  Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening

  Shower and storm chances return Tuesday

  Temperatures warming up, but humidity stays low

  Sunny weather to last into the weekend

An absolutely perfect stretch of days ahead

First Alert: Strong storms possible Tuesday

  More record heat on the way

  Record-breaking heat in store next few days

  Turning up the heat!

  Scattered rain Monday

  Showers, even cooler air on the way

  Close to record-breaking warmth today!

  Above average warmth continues

  Warm with scattered showers this week

  More fog Friday morning

  Feels like Spring!

  Warm up continues, Rain returns later in workweek

  Mostly sunny for one more day!

  Dry and sunny through the weekend

  Skies are starting to dry out!

  First Alert: Widespread rain to continue overnight

  First Alert: More widespread rain on the way

  First Alert: Heavy rain could cause more flooding this week

  Showers and sleet are falling in areas!

  Colder temperatures are on the way!

  Widespread rain tonight; colder Wednesday and beyond

  Isolated showers tonight/tomorrow morning, then widespread rain later tomorrow

  Dry but cloudy Sunday, rain returns Monday

  We are finally sunny, but it’s cold!

  Rain slowly fades, and sunshine return!