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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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.



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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]