Originally from Nashville, Grant Roberts is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin where he earned a Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in broadcast communications. He joined the KSLA First Alert Weather Team in 2019 after working at KPLC in Lake Charles.
Grant interned at WKRN News 2 in Nashville, the station he watched as a child. He has always been amazed by the weather and knew at a young age he wanted to become a broadcast meteorologist. As a kid, Grant would always wake up in the morning and watch the weather for hours every day.
Grant has always enjoyed the outdoors. He played many sports including baseball, football, track, cross country, wrestling, and rugby. Baseball is his favorite to play, but football is his favorite to watch.
Grant is thrilled to be here in the ArkLaTex because it’s always been a passion for Grant to help the community and keep anyone out of harm's way when it comes to severe weather.
University of Tennessee-Martin, Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in broadcast communications
This lovely weather will slowly change over the weekend. It will still be dry with little to no rain. The clouds will increase as well as the temperatures. There will be a bigger change next week when the next cold front arrives.
The clouds are slowly clearing away. There will be peeks of sunshine today, then abundant sunshine Friday. There will be more clouds this weekend but the temperatures will also be warmer. Rain chances will remain low.
The rain is finally coming to an end with the sunshine returning Thursday and Friday. You will be able to leave the rain gear at home as we end this week and enter the weekend. Temperatures will also be warmer as we start next week.
The heavy rain has been persistent over the last couple days, but it will finally come to an end by Wednesday evening. We will end this week on a dry note! In the meantime, we still expect another 1-3 inches of rain.
Heavy rain and storms will be likely for the next couple days. Expect there to be downpours and maybe some flooding in a few areas. We could see around 4 inches of rain by Wednesday night. The rain should take a break at the end of this week before picking back up next week.
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Temperatures are at their coolest before warning up for next week. It will be back to above average. That does come with a price though. Rain will be returning just about every day next week. There will be storms involved, but as of now, there is nothing severe.
The rain will be coming to an end tonight, and should stay away for a couple days before returning again next week. There will be a very unsettled weather pattern next week setting up for more rain just about every day. Keep the rain gear handy!
The rain chances will remain high for the rest of today and tonight. Even on Wednesday there will be more rain on the way. A few storms are likely too. As far as severe weather, it will be limited. I do not anticipate any storms reaching severe status on Wednesday.
The threat for severe storms has been diminished for Tuesday. There will still be rain and maybe a few storms. A cold front will be arriving tomorrow bringing the rain and cooler temperatures by midweek.
Strong to severe storms are possible next week as our next cold front approaches. There is a 15% risk for severe weather for Tuesday. It is a long way out, so things could change. Meanwhile, this weekend could not get any better!
The clouds are finally going to break apart by Friday evening and certainly by Saturday. The sunshine will return for this weekend. Unfortunately, it will be short-lived. The clouds will be back on the increase ahead of our next weather maker arriving next week. A cold front will arrive on Tuesday.
The clouds will continue to stick around for a few more days. There will not be a lot of sunshine expected until at least this weekend. The good news is that the rain will be quite limited. Temperatures will also be on the increase and should return to the 70s this weekend.
The rain will continue for this evening and tonight before coming to an end by Wednesday afternoon. From there, the rain should be limited through the afternoon. Meanwhile, temperatures will be below average for the rest of the week, but will warm up to above by next week.
This weekend will be nice. It will start with limited clouds and cold temperatures, then the rain will arrive late Saturday night and early Sunday morning before the clouds clear away again. Then another cold front will arrive next week. Therefore, you’ll need to keep the rain gear with you.
The rain has finally moved away and the clouds will soon follow. So, it will become nice and clear tonight, then the sunshine returns on Friday. The sunshine will not stay for too long because of another weak cold front approaching and should arrive late Saturday. This will bring just a few showers.
The rain will remain in places for the rest of the evening and overnight tonight. Thursday will also be filled with lots of rain. The rain though, will finally come to an end by the afternoon on Thursday. The temperatures will remain on the cool side.
Wintry mix is expected overnight tonight and Wednesday morning with our next weather maker. A cold front will be moving through, and bringing a lot of rain. There will be cold enough temperatures for some snow, sleet, or freezing rain in the northern parts of the ArkLaTex.
The cold front that arrives tonight will bring more rain through the overnight hours and Saturday morning. The front will also bring cooler temperatures by next week. Finally, the clouds will get knocked away too. So, this cold front may be doing more good, than bad.
Temperatures are much cooler now that we had one cold front sweep through the ArkLaTex. We have a second front on its way that should arrive by Saturday. This front will be a little stronger. So, there will be more rain, and another cool down behind the cold front.
There are a couple cold fronts heading to the ArkLaTex. One arrives tonight, while the other one arrives late Friday/early Saturday. These front combined will bring some rain and a couple storms along with much cooler temperatures. By next week, temperatures will be below normal for January!
The rainy weather will stick around for a few more days before the dry weather returns again. There will be heavy rain at times, as a couple cold fronts push through between now and Saturday. There will also be more warm temperatures ahead of these cold fronts.
We are still expecting strong to severe storms to arrive this evening and tonight. Threats are still anticipated to be damaging winds as the primary with tornadoes, large hail and flash flooding being a little less of a threat. The storms will end around sunrise Saturday morning.
The storms Friday evening will be severe most likely. There is now a “Moderate” risk for severe weather as a line of storms pushes through. There will be a lot of heavy rain, but damaging winds and tornadoes will still be the biggest threat.
An unusually strong January storm system will track through the ArkLaTex late this week and early into the weekend. Conditions look favorable for severe weather as a round of thunderstorms tracks across all of the area Friday evening and into the overnight hours.
The weather on Friday will start out somewhat quiet, but will quickly ramp up by the end of the day. There will be a line of strong to severe storms that move through the area Friday evening and overnight. Damaging winds and tornadoes are possible with this system.
Friday is when the weather will become much more active. There is a threat for severe weather Friday night and early Saturday morning. A cold front will be sweeping through the area bring a lot of heavy rain, and strong storms. All aspects of severe weather are possible with these storms.
This weekend will be beautiful with abundant sunshine! Temperatures will start off cool, then warm to the 60s in the afternoon. There will be a couple cold front next week, but they will be weak. Rain chances will go up a little bit next week.
After dealing with showers all day today, they will finally come to an end tonight. Therefore, the rain chances will go down just in time for the weekend! The sun will return and temperatures will warm up. There is no significant rain maker coming to the ArkLaTex in the next couple days.