Jeff Ray

jeff ray

Jeff joined CBS 11 and TXA 21 in December 2010. He came to North Texas from Nashville, where he spent the past 11 years, most recently as the morning meteorologist at WKRN-TV. His career has also taken him to Kansas City, Mo., where he was the senior meteorologist at KSHB-TV. Prior to that, he worked at television stations in Jefferson City, Mo.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Fort Pierce, Fla.

Born in Lubbock, Jeff spent most of his childhood in Tennessee. He returned to Texas to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his first undergraduate degree. Jeff went on to study news at the University of Florida and later completed his bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology at Mississippi State University. He also holds a master’s degree in science education from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Jeff and his wife are thrilled to be raising their two sons here in North Texas. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys gardening, cooking (which is more like scientific experimentation, if you ask his wife) and woodworking.

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Storms Leave, Summer Stays

We had strong storms sweep through north Texas this morning. Heavy rain along with strong winds and frequent lightning were part of the weather show. The strongest storms rolled just north of the Metroplex. This afternoon we’ll enjoy slightly cooler temperatures than the last several days. Storms could re-fire across our southeast:    Highs in […]


Summer in September

Hope you are having a great last-of-summer weekend (the Fall equinox in on Thursday). A fine Saturday morning turns into a (somewhat) stormy afternoon. Highs will again be in the 90’s, not quite as hot as yesterday (96° and the hottest day since August 12th!) but the humidity will be around still. Lots of great […]


Labor Day Rain Chances & Hermine

Another nice day in store for us. It’ll be a little warmer than yesterday but the humidity will be lower than a typical summer day: More on Labor Day in a moment but first let me show you the latest on Hermine. As I told you yesterday Hermine is no longer “tropical”. As it moved […]


Quakes, Post Tropical Storms and Labor Day

Many felt the earth move under their feet this morning as a powerful 5.6 quake struck an hour north of Oklahoma City near Pawnee. This quake could equal the strongest one ever recorded in Oklahoma. It was felt down in Houston and up thru Nebraska. . The strongest quake ever felt in the Lone Star […]


Modest Heat, Modest Rain Chances

We’ll have highs again today reach into the low 90’s, slightly below normal for this time of year (95°). Rain chances continue to linger around north Texas thanks to the high humidity and a tropical low just off shore of Galveston. It will slowly drift west but continue to help pump moisture and disturbances into […]


Tropical Rains in Peak Season

Highs today will be in the low-90’s as clouds build up in the daytime heating. Slow-moving storms will develop, they won’t be as numerous as yesterday but will produce some lighting and gusty winds along with a threat of localized flooding: High pressure over the Southeast continues to pump deep tropical moisture into Texas. This […]


Less Rain, Just A Little Warmer

Cool and wet of late. That’s not phrase normally used to describe the weather in August across north Texas. Yesterday it stayed in the low 80’s across the afternoon after a morning rain of an 1″ plus. That followed a 2″plus rain on Friday, our 2nd biggest summer one-day rain this year. That made for […]


Wet Weekend in Progress

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of north Texas thru Sunday night: Yesterday the DFW airport logged over 2″ of rain. That’s the biggest one-day rain amount since July 4th. It’s now the wettest summer since 2007 with other 11″ of rain (counting the 1.06″ of rain that fell this morning at […]


Rain Chances, Cooler Days Linger

   The August heat has decided to take a holiday. There are no 100° days in the foreseeable future for us. Good riddance: Today at DFW we are forecasting a high of 92°. That would qualify for the coolest afternoon in two months: The upper-level low that produced extensive flooding over Louisiana will finally start […]


Cooler with Rain Chances

The heat wave that started on August 1st is going to take a break after a dozen days in the 100+ range. After yesterday’s 107° (the hottest day in four years) storms rushed in a dropped the temperature down at the airport to 82° by four hours later. Ahead? Cooler days and rain chances:   […]


Heat Advisory This Weekend

Prepare yourself for one of the hottest weekends we’ve had so far this year. A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for the Metroplex and all counties east for the weekend. The feel-like temperature could hit 108° in some areas. Take plenty of breaks from the sun, drink plenty of water:   A stationary front just […]


August Starts Like August

A hot Sunday in store for us as we close the month of July: There are slight storm chances today. We again find ourselves in between two areas of high pressure. In this “Col” (literally “the lowest point between two peaks”) we’ve enjoyed some cooling yet isolated storms over the last week. Today the favored area […]




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