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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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 […]

07/31/2016

Warm Becomes Hot

This are the last days of July and the summer heat continues. All this work week we enjoyed some afternoon thunderstorms to give a break to the hot weather for some. The heat is around of course again today, a little warmer than the last couple of days:   Storm chances today are focused along […]

07/30/2016

Here Comes a July Dry Spell

We didn’t have any rain show this morning (or afternoon) for our Saturday. Same story for our Sunday Like today the humidity won’t be TOO bad, dewpoints will be in the mid-60’s by afternoon. The feel-like temperature will top out just over 100°. We are halfway thru the summer and we’ve already seen a warming […]

07/16/2016

Slight T’Storm Chances Before the Big Bake

It’s halfway thru July and halfway thru summer. How has the summer been so far? If we use as a gauge the number of 95° days recorded at DFW we quickly see this summer has ended a recent trend of cooler ones. We’ve hit 95 or higher at DFW 27 times since June 1st. That […]

07/16/2016

Hot Today, Rain Tomorrow

Yesterday it hit 99° at DFW. It has hit that number once before, back on June 27th but has yet to spill over into a triple digit number. The last couple of summers we’ve enjoyed fewer 100° days (or hotter) than average (about 18 a year over the last 30 years). This is the wake […]

07/14/2016

Smaller Storm Chances

The relentless heat of July can take a significant (and rapid) break when storms hit. Yesterday at DFW Airport rain along with a 56-mph wind gust hit just as we were approaching the hottest part of the day. Within 30 minutes the temperature had dropped from 95° to 73°. Temperatures started in the low 70’s […]

07/10/2016

North Texas Storm Chances Slight, But Around

The heat is going nowhere, but at least there’s a small chance for a storm to head your way on Saturday. It won’t be as windy as days past, but it’ll be enough of a breeze to help with the feels-like temperature.

07/09/2016

Heat Advisory, Storm Chances

Since yesterday the humidity has crept up into the “uncomfortable” range. There was a few morning showers across our northwest but we expect a few thunderstorms to develop this afternoon in the same area. Highs today in the upper 90’s with a HEAT ADVISORY starting at 1pm. A little breezy today for those out on […]

07/03/2016

Hot & Humid Holiday

And so starts the long holiday weekend and 2nd half of 2016. Another hot day in store for us as a steady south wind pushes up the humidity across north Texas: I believe we’ve all acclimated to heat by now (at least as much as one can) since will be day 21 of above-normal highs. […]

07/02/2016

Heat and More Heat

Yesterday’s high of 95° ties for the coolest day we’ve had over the last two weeks. Gulp. Today? Just a little warmer and a little more humid. There’ll be air quality issues by afternoon thanks in part to all this sunshine and modest winds:    The feel-like temperature this afternoon won’t be so bad (yesterday […]

06/30/2016

Hot to the Fourth

Rain chances are too small to mention today (under 10%). There will be plenty of heat along with just a few afternoon clouds: We are not forecasting a lot of wind and combined with the sunshine we expect high ozone counts by afternoon: When we turned the switch on to summer after a cool start […]

06/29/2016

Heat Across the Weekend

Hot and Humid has been the weather song here in north Texas since mid-June: Today appears to sing the same tune. Slight storm chances show up across our southern counties:   A low pressure system down in Mexico is pumping moisture over the border into south Texas. This is deep pool of thick Gulf humidity: […]

06/25/2016

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