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: Cold and sunny today, quiet weather into the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Cool, windy, and clear Saturday ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Dry today before more active weather returns

  FIRST ALERT: Cool, clear, and dry weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Showers continue today, soggy end to the work week

  FIRST ALERT: Increasing sunshine and seasonable temperatures into the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Rainy and mild stretch continues into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: A soggy and mild start to 2021

  FIRST ALERT: Off and on showers for New Years Eve

FIRST ALERT: Unsettled weather continues into the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Cold and sunny start to the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Shower return tonight, steady rain Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Clear and cool into Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Cloudy and mild today, unsettled start to the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Warm temperatures and clouds ahead of scattered rain chances

  FIRST ALERT: Warm & comfortable weather returns

FIRST ALERT: Cold temperatures tonight, warming up by end of week

  FIRST ALERT: A cool Sunday will give way to a wet Monday

  FIRST ALERT: Sunshine and cooler temperatures for Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Mild end to the week, showers and storms expected tonight

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms possible Sunday afternoon and evening

  FIRST ALERT: Saturday showers before big changes arrive

FIRST ALERT: Cloudy and warm Thanksgiving, big changes into next week

  FIRST ALERT: Mild temperatures continue, rain increases into next week

  FIRST ALERT: Mild weekend ahead, showers into the new week

  FIRST ALERT: Warm temperatures and Sunday showers on tap

  FIRST ALERT: Comfortable, dry, and sunny Saturday weather

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Depression 31 forms, forecast to become hurricane

  FIRST ALERT: Clearing skies and mild temperatures to start the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Theta, Eta and another chance of development