Jessica Dobson

Jessica Dobson


Jessica Dobson joined the WMBF First Alert Weather Team in March of 2020 as a Meteorologist and Traffic Anchor.

Jessica is a Louisville, KY native and has had a love for weather for as long as she can remember. She attended and graduated from Western Kentucky University where she was chosen to participate in the award-winning Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting class. This class gave Jessica the chance to forecast severe convective weather and storm chase across the country two years in a row. While storm chasing, Jessica and her classmates chased and documented over 20 tornadoes and countless storms.

When she wasn’t studying and chasing storms, you could also find Jessica at dance team practice for the WKU Topperettes. Jessica was a member of the team for three years and had numerous opportunities to volunteer in the community and to cheer on her favorite team, The Hilltoppers! Go Tops!

During her senior year, Jessica got a head start on her broadcast meteorology career when she became the Weekday Evening Meteorologist in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating, Jessica moved to Decatur, IL and became the Weekday Morning Meteorologist at WAND-TV. While in Decatur, Jessica got her fair share of extremes when it came to forecasting. From tracking tornadoes to wind-chills of -40°, Jessica learned a lot when it came to predicting the uncertain weather of the Midwest.

When Jessica got the call to work at the beach, she answered it! Jessica grew up vacationing near the ocean, so it’s a dream come true for her. She can’t wait to explore the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee and to meet all of the wonderful people who call South Carolina home!

Recent Articles by Jessica

  FIRST ALERT: Cloudy skies today give way to rain chances for the new work week

FIRST ALERT: NWS confirms EF-0 tornado damage from Friday’s storms

  FIRST ALERT: Drier and calmer weekend ahead

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Beta to bring heavy rain to Texas

  Furry Friends Friday: Kind Keepers works to help animals along the Grand Strand

FIRST ALERT: Cool mornings and comfortable afternoons ahead

FIRST ALERT: Coastal flooding and dangerous surf conditions this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Feeling like fall into this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Fall-like weather on tap this weekend

  Tornado Watch issued for Grand Strand, Pee Dee

FIRST ALERT: Sally to bring heavy rain to the southeast

  FIRST ALERT: A few more showers before relief arrives

  FIRST ALERT: Shower chances continue into the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Relief from the summer-like heat and humidity is in sight

  FIRST ALERT: Mostly dry, sunny, and summer-like forecast

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms and breezy winds possible today

FIRST ALERT: “Catastrophic” damage and “unsurvivable” storm surge expected from Laura

  FIRST ALERT: Isolated showers and storms today, drier next week

  FIRST ALERT: Isolated storms this weekend before signs of a warm-up

FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Friday, drying trend this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Drier and more comfortable start to the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered rain chances continue this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Hit or miss showers and storms possible this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances continue into the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Unsettled pattern of weather returns

  FIRST ALERT: Hit or miss showers and storms possible throughout this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Few showers for Friday, heat cranks up this weekend

FIRST ALERT: NOAA updates its 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

  FIRST ALERT: Isaias makes landfall in N.C., strong winds in the Grand Strand

FIRST ALERT: Latest update on Isaias