Category Archives: Feature Forecast

Feature Forecast: Jon Slater, Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Surprise! We have a very special guest, Jon Slater from Oklahoma City, weather capital of the world who has been kind enough to give us a hand with a two day forecast for his home city. Without further ado, here is Mr. Slater!

I’m Jon Slater the meteorologist for FOX 25 News @9 and 10pm in Oklahoma City. I’m a weather fanatic and have been my entire life! Growing up near New York City I developed a passion for the weather at a very early age. I spent most of my childhood watching the weather out my bedroom window. My parents thought I was crazy! By the time I was a freshman in High School I new I wanted to study the weather and become a meteorologist. Went to the University of Oklahoma to get my degree in meteorology because the school is located smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley. After graduation in 1987 I decided to try TV weather and 23 years later I’m still doing this stuff.

Here’s the forecast for OKC….

After 5 days in a row of 100 or hotter weather a weak Summer cold front is moving in tonight. Expect a few scattered t’storms with a low near 77 and winds becoming light and variable.

On Thursday a very small break in the high heat. Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of t’storms highs near 95 with a north wind at 10 mph. Yes, 95 is a cool down for us!

Then the extreme heat comes right back for Friday with sunny skies and highs near 98.

Over the weekend look for sizzlin sunshine with highs near 101 both Saturday and Sunday. The heat wave continues all next week too!

Stay cool, Jon

Thanks Jon! It’s always interesting to hear the perspective of another meteorologist. I wonder how hard it would have been to get a hold of him during May?

(Thursday’s scheduled forecast for Louisville will be moved to Friday)

Feature Forecast: Dan Thomas, WSMV Meteorologist, Nashville, Tennessee

Today we’re happy to have Mr. Dan Thomas on the site! Dan is a meteorologist for WSMV in Nashville, TN and is a graduate of Penn State University. After being interested in weather ever since a young age, he has been living out his dream being on TV bringing weather information to the masses, especially when he worked in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. To find out more about Dan Thomas, check here for more information, he’s been quite the active one in front of the camera!

With the weekend approaching, here’s what Mr. Thomas has for the lovely Nashville area through the next couple of days:

SATURDAY: A mix of clouds & sunshine, with a 20% chance for a stray afternoon shower or t-storm. Wind, north 5-15 mph. High, 90.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear & warm. Low, 69.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, hot, and slightly less humid. Wind, variable 5-10 mph. High, 93.

Outside of a few clouds and hot temperatures, seems like a pretty favorable forecast for residents to go out and enjoy their weekend!