Having grown up in Ste. Genevieve, Laura Wibbenmeyer is happy to make her home in the Heartland and to be a part of the First Alert Weather Team she grew up watching.
Laura can remember exactly when the weather sparked her interest as a child: when she realized it had the power to decide whether or not school would be in session! She can remember staying up late watching every weathercast, hoping and praying for the winter weather to hit right over Ste. Genevieve County so she could enjoy a snow day. Then, summer rolled around and she would hope and pray for just the opposite: heat advisories so school would let out early. All of those events, plus many others, led Laura to fall in love with the all of the different types of weather the Heartland experiences. She never imagined her "snow day" hobby would lead to her passion, and even further into her career.
Laura graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Atmospheric Science. Throughout college, her nickname quickly became "Weather Wibbs" and the name stuck. While in college, Laura worked at KOMU-TV as a fill-in Meteorologist and gained experience covering everything from floods to chasing storms during tornado outbreaks. Laura also spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Reading in England, an internationally renowned school for its meteorology program.
After graduation, Laura moved south to challenge herself with a whole different type of weather. She moved to Lafayette, Louisiana and worked at KLFY-TV. Laura always wanted to live in the south and being the self-proclaimed weather nerd she is, had always wanted to get her hands wet, so to speak, with tropical weather. After gaining that tropical storm and hurricane experience, she decided to head a bit further north and took her next job in Shreveport, Louisiana at KTBS-TV. Even though Laura misses the mild winters of the south (especially while she is scraping ice off of her car on cold winter mornings), she is extremely happy to be back home and wouldn't change it for the world.
In her free time, Laura enjoys anything and everything that gets her adrenaline pumping, whether it is skydiving or white water rafting. She also loves volleyball, dancing, traveling, spending time with her husband and two daughters She also loves meeting new people! So, if you ever see her out and about don't hesitate to introduce yourself and feel free to send her an email anytime.
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Enjoy the dry evening and night tonight, because rain and thunderstorm chances go up fro the rest of the week. Tonight lows will drop back to near 60 degrees. Scattered showers and a some thunderstorm possible Tuesday.
It will be a really nice evening and night across the area. Tonight lows will dip back into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Much of Saturday looks dry and hot, but scattered storms will push into northern parts of the Heartland by the evening hours.
Tonight will be dry and much of your Tuesday looks dry too. It will be another hot and muggy day with some areas getting back into the 90s Tuesday. Shower and thunderstorm chances sneak in late Tuesday night into early Wednesday.
Today is a First Alert Action Day! Isolated storms are possible through the afternoon hours today, and those storms could be severe with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Then this evening a strong line of storms will push in from the west around 7PM and track eastward across the Heartland.
Severe weather possible Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening/overnight. With that said, we are watching for scattered storms tonight too. A line of storms will push into our western counties late tonight and continue to push east through the early morning hours.
After a few below average days, warmer weather returns by the end of the week. Tonight will still be chilly, with lows dropping back into the 40s. Lots of sunshine and a light southerly breeze will help many areas hit 70 degrees on Tuesday.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected tonight and through parts of the day on Thursday too. There is a chance a few of those storms could be strong to severe, so make sure you have a way to get warnings!
It will be a warm, sticky evening with very little rain chances until Wednesday evening into Thursday. Lows tonight will drop into the 60s. Highs on Wednesday will be warm in the mid 80s. There is a threat for a few strong storms starting Wednesday evening and continuing through Thursday.
Scattered storms likely through the eastern half of the Heartland this afternoon. More late night showers and thunderstorms possible tonight and the thunderstorm chance remains high through the day on Thursday. Isolated severe storms are possible.
On and of showers and thunderstorms are expected for the next several days. Tonight we will watch for our first widespread chance of rain and storms. Some could be strong as they push into our western counties after sunset through the late night hours.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected this evening and the threat continues into Thursday. The threat of severe weather still remains low, but a few storms could produce small hail and gusty winds.
It will be a nice mild and dry night tonight. Lows will only drop to near 60 in most areas. A front will be pushing through the area on Tuesday and scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected along it, especially through the afternoon and evening hours.
Scattered rain and chilly temperatures will continue for your Friday evening plans. The rain and clouds will slowly move out of the area through the overnight hours. Lows tonight will drop close to 40 degrees. Sunshine returns for the area tomorrow, with breezy conditions.
Temperatures will be mild tonight. Lows will only drop into the 60s for much fo the area. Showers and thunderstorms are possible after midnight. As the track eastward into the Heartland they will likely weaken, but a few strong storms in our western counties is possible.