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: Scattered showers before a hot and humid weekend arrives

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain and downpours continue today

FIRST ALERT: Unsettled pattern returns, showers and storms likely

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Edouard remains out in the Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid tomorrow, showers and storms return next week

FIRST ALERT: Strong storms possible tonight, unsettled weather continues

FIRST ALERT: Air Quality Alert issued for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee

  FIRST ALERT: Hot and steamy, summer-like weekend

  Weather Workshop - Creating a weather vane

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers likely this morning

FIRST ALERT: Heat and humidity return with showers and storms possible

FIRST ALERT: Summer-like weather continues into next week

FIRST ALERT: Weekend showers before a big time warm-up

  Weather Workshop: Air Pressure Explained

  FIRST ALERT: Mostly dry and warm today, more changes to come

FIRST ALERT: A few more showers before improvements arrive

FIRST ALERT: A soggy and unsettled start to our week

FIRST ALERT: Spotty showers today, a wet start to next week

  FIRST ALERT: Soggy weather continues into this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Soggy and unsettled weather continues into the weekend

  Weather Workshop: Storm Surge

  FIRST ALERT: An unsettled end to the week

FIRST ALERT: Cristobal weakens to a tropical depression

FIRST ALERT: Summer-like warmth and humidity continues

FIRST ALERT: Summer-like temperatures and pop-up showers today

  FIRST ALERT: Showers and summer-like today

FIRST ALERT: High chance of Cristobal forming this week

FIRST ALERT: A cool and comfortable start to the work week

FIRST ALERT: More rain today, changes arrive by tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Soggy end to the week before improvements arrive