Today we are happy to have Robin Reed, from WDBJ in Roanoke to help us out with the forecast. He is the station’s chief meteorologist and was kind enough to join us despite some rough weather in his area today. His bio and forecast are found below!
Robin has been chief meteorologist at WDBJ since March of 1982. His path to meteorology began with a passion for baseball but a major league career was not to be. Sports reporting was the logical extension but when the opportunity to present weather came along, Robin knew he had found a career. His degree from James Madison University did not include meteorology so he began an extended period of distance learning, including stints at Penn State, Ball State, Mississippi State, Portland State, Lyndon State and the USDA Graduate School.
Viewers are often impressed by Robin’s professional on-air presentation, but what they don’t always see is his dedication to area education issues. Robin is often on the road speaking to children about weather and environmental issues. He talks up math and science education everywhere he goes and has become one of the most sought-after speakers in our area.
Outside of WDBJ 7, he’s active in the American Meteorological Society most recently helping develop the continuing education requirements for AMS broadcasters. He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation
Danville Weekend Forecast
It’s a classic July heat wave with temperatures well into the 90s but no records will be broken.
Saturday: Mostly sunny hot and humid. High 98. The chance of rain is 30% mainly in the form of afternoon storms.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74
Sunday:. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Thank you very much to Mr. Robin Reed! You can catch him at WDBJ in southwestern Virginia for more of his expert analysis!