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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Lack Of Sun Spots; El Nino Could Spell Snowy Texas, Dry California This Winter

This number keeps counting upward: the last time the DFW Airport recorded one inch of snow or more: 1,245 days.

08/02/2018

Cows

North Texas Cattle Rancher Thrives By Going Native

Cattle is the largest cash crop in Texas, but it’s a thirsty crop. One rancher in North Texas has learned how to take whatever Mother Nature gives and run with it.

08/01/2018

Texas Hiking

Tips For Staying Safe While Hiking In The Texas Heat

There’s nothing like a walk in the great outdoors to clear your head. But, in the Texas heat, hiking can be very dangerous. There are some tips that you can follow to stay safe.

07/11/2018

Honeybee

Bees Can Make Your Garden Thrive, But They Need Your Help

There are native bees in North Texas, and they need your support. Every backyard can help by taking just a few small steps to increase the population of one of the biggest heroes of the insect world.

05/17/2018

Fort Worth Marathon Weather Forecast

The Fort Worth Marathon is coming up on November 12. CBS 11 News meteorologist Jeff Ray takes a look at what to expect from the weather that day.

11/02/2017

Eclipse Viewing Here In North Texas

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is almost here. The path of totality, where viewers get total darkness for a couple of minutes, is more than 500 miles to our north. But people in the DFW area should still get a nice view.

08/18/2017

August Forecast

We are expecting a cooler-than-normal August, perhaps the coolest one since 2004.  Since the last few days of July we’ve enjoyed slightly below normal temperatures at DFW. The typical high of 97° hasn’t been hit since 7/29. Notice the remarkable 81° day last Wednesday when we got some rain. We have more 80° degree days […]

08/04/2017

Severe Weather Threat Today

We are expecting SEVERE WEATHER this afternoon in our western counties. The cells will be scattered across the area moving ENE. This activity could reach into western parts of Tarrant/Johnson and Denton Counties. The time window is from 2PM – 6PM. The main threats are large hail and damaging winds but isolated tornadoes are also […]

02/19/2017

Windy and Hot Today, Windy and Cooler Sunday

The last good rain we had in north Texas occurred over three weeks ago. Today it’ll be hot and dry with very strong southwest winds. A RED FLAG WARNING is issued for our western counties today. Please don’t do any outdoor burning: We’ll likely see temperatures in the 90’s in our northwest corner! The record […]

02/11/2017

Rain, Cooler Temperatures

As we turned into November it turned into Fall weather. After tying a record high on Monday, Nov. 1st we’ve seen the temperatures climb down to more “average” stuff: While Saturday morning had drizzle/light rain for the Metroplex,  heavy rain fall across our southern tier from Bosque over to Navarro counties. Flood Advisories were in […]

11/05/2016

Warm Run to Candy Land

Warm temperatures seem to be the new normal here in late October. It is usually cooling down as we step thru October and welcome the end of the summer heat. Instead the hottest week of October will be the last week of October, the hottest one since 1950. This on the heels of ten days […]

10/30/2016

Warm Run to Candy Land

What a run of warm weather of late. Just look at the last ten days at DFW Airport, the official reporting site for the Metroplex. We’ll have near record highs today and tomorrow before the heat starts to wane.   Temperatures are supposed to be cooling down this time of year. Instead they’ve been warming […]

10/30/2016

Very Warm Before Very Big Changes

After some morning clouds and light fog we’ll enjoy a mostly sunny and wind afternoon. Temperatures later today will be about 10 degrees warmer than normal: A powerful storm system is slamming into the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Wind gusts today could top 100-mph along the Oregon coastline. This storm system is strong enough to […]

10/15/2016

Next Storm, Current Hurricane

Great weather today again for north Texas, just a little warmer and little more humid than Saturday: The dry, warm weather lasts most of the work week ahead. Starting Tuesday afternoon however we have the risk of strong to severe storms showing up in north Texas. We expect an active dry line to produce a […]

10/02/2016

Nice Fall Weather Until the Storms Arrive

It’s opening weekend for the State Fair of Texas and the first weekend of October looks awesome. A few clouds today but warmer tomorrow with more in clouds and humidity:   We have an upper-level shortwave moving over us today, it’s bringing a few showers across the Hill country today along with the clouds: Tomorrow […]

10/01/2016

Fall Around the Corner

Many of us have patiently waited for Fall temperatures to descend from the north, especially since we officially entered the Fall season last Thursday on the Equinox. Well here it comes and it appears it’ll stick around for a while at that. Last Monday it was 100°. Seven days later it’ll be in the 70’s: […]

09/24/2016

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 […]

09/18/2016

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 […]

09/17/2016

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 […]

09/04/2016

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 […]

09/03/2016

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 […]

08/28/2016

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 […]

08/27/2016

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 […]

08/21/2016

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 […]

08/20/2016

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 […]

08/14/2016

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:   […]

08/13/2016

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 […]

08/06/2016

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

Less Heat, More Storms, a Full Moon

Happy Father’s Day! As a gift from mother nature it’ll be a little less humid and slightly cooler today. That doesn’t mean dad has to go work in the yard… it should be his day off by the way:   We have better storm chances over the next couple of days. The big dome of […]

06/19/2016

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