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

  Barry a weakening tropical depression, Warm-up on the way for Alabama

  Tracking Tropical Storm Barry

  Hot and humid with isolated storms Monday

  Hot with scattered storms Sunday

  Hot and humid weekend ahead

  Seasonable 4th of July forecast

  Hot and humid with scattered storms for Independence Day

  Storms for some, heat for all

  Tracking more heat, humidity and storms for the rest of the week

  Hot, humid...and more storms

  Hot and humid with storms Monday

  Hot with a few storms Sunday

  Hit-or-miss showers and storms Monday

  Off-and-on rain for the weekend

  End to our dry weather in sight?

  Hot and dry weekend underway

  Warm weekend ahead...

  More heat, a little rain?

  Above average heat continues

  Hot Memorial Day Weekend

  Feeling hot, hot, hot!

  Heat cranks up this weekend

  Hot and mostly dry today, more rain Monday

  Hot with little rain

Hot this weekend, record heat next week?

  First Alert: Enjoy today, because both heat and humidity return soon

  First Alert: Goodbye rain!

  First Alert: Showers, storms this weekend

Wet Weekend Ahead

  First Alert: Off-and-on rain through the weekend