Originally from Nashville, Grant Roberts is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin where he earned a Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in broadcast communications. He joined the KSLA First Alert Weather Team in 2019 after working at KPLC in Lake Charles.
Grant interned at WKRN News 2 in Nashville, the station he watched as a child. He has always been amazed by the weather and knew at a young age he wanted to become a broadcast meteorologist. As a kid, Grant would always wake up in the morning and watch the weather for hours every day.
Grant has always enjoyed the outdoors. He played many sports including baseball, football, track, cross country, wrestling, and rugby. Baseball is his favorite to play, but football is his favorite to watch.
Grant is thrilled to be here in the ArkLaTex because it’s always been a passion for Grant to help the community and keep anyone out of harm's way when it comes to severe weather.
University of Tennessee-Martin, Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in broadcast communications
Thursday and Friday will be almost a copy and paste. More hot sunny days. Personally, I would take this because I don’t like the rain! It should be mostly sunny as the temperatures reach the upper 90s. Some areas may reach the triple digits for the actual temperature.
On Wednesday, it will be more of the same. I do not expect any rain. I have those rain chances all the way down to zero. So, therefore I do expect a lot of sunshine and hot temperatures. It will warm up to the mid to upper 90s. There should not be too much of a heat index factor.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, it will be more of the same. I do not expect any rain. I have those rain chances all the way down to zero. So, therefore I do expect a lot of sunshine and hot temperatures. It will warm up to the mid to upper 90s. Try to stay hydrated in the heat!
By Friday, that cold front will have pushed to our south. Then the clouds will clear away, and the rain will be gone for those days. So, I expect a lot of sunshine. Temperatures in the afternoon will be in the 90s. It’s the humidity that will be lower.
By Friday and the weekend, that cold front will have pushed to our south. Then the clouds will clear away, and the rain will be gone for those days. So, I expect a lot of sunshine Friday and Saturday before a few clouds return Sunday.
Wednesday will also have some rain. Rain chances will be up to 40%. So, it will not be a washout. I would recommend having an indoor plan alternative and to have your rain gear with you to be on the safe side. Most of the rain should once again be in the afternoon.
Tuesday and Wednesday will also have some rain. Rain chances will be up to 40%. So, it will not be a washout. I would recommend having an indoor plan alternative and to have your rain gear with you to be on the safe side.
Monday should have more rain as well. There will be plenty of scattered showers and storms. Most of these will be in the afternoon. I have decided to raise the rain chances up to 60%. There will likely be heavy downpours involved. It will not rain all day though.
Sunday will also be a rainy day. There should be heavy downpours at times. Rain chances will be slightly lower than what we had on Friday or Saturday. Instead, I have the rain chances up to 60%. So, we will still have plenty of scattered showers and storms.
For today, there will be more rain around in the afternoon. A few showers are likely in Cameron parish this morning even before the noon hour. Those showers may rain themselves out by the early afternoon. By that time, more rain will develop north of I-10.
On Thursday, expect more of the same. Temperatures will be warming up to the lower 90s. There will be a lot of humidity around, so the heat index will be up to the triple digits. This is before we see more rain of course. The rain chances are once again up to 40%.
Wednesday will not be much different from Tuesday. There will be a 40% chance of rain with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. The rain should not be widespread. I do not expect much sunshine during the day.
Tuesday will likely have more rain. There may not be quite as many showers, though. It should not be a washout, but heavy downpours are still possible. I have the rain chances up to 40%. Most of the rain should be in the afternoon.
For our Friday, it will not be a bad day at all. That cold front helped us by bringing the rain but also by pushing that ridge of high-pressure away. Therefore, we will not have temperatures quite as high. Instead they should top out in the lower to mid 90s.
Friday will not be a bad day at all. That cold front helped us by bringing the rain but also by pushing that ridge of high-pressure away. Therefore, we will not have temperatures quite as high. Instead they should top out in the lower to mid 90s. It’s still hot, but just not as hot as it was earlier
That cold front from Wednesday will stall over us on Thursday. Depending on where exactly this front stalls out, will determine how much rain we see. The latest trend is that it will stall just to our south, keeping the rain to the south. So, I have lowered the rain chance to only 40%.
By Wednesday, a weak cold front will push in from the north. This will not necessarily bring any cooler temperatures. This will bring more rain, however. The rain is what should help cool the temperature down some. Rain chances Wednesday will be up to 60%.
The hot, dry weather will continue Tuesday. A high-pressure center will be sitting right over us, keeping the rain away and the temperatures high. There will be limited rain chances at only 10%. Any outdoor plans will be good to go, but you will have to contend with the heat.
The hot, dry weather will continue this weekend. The same high-pressure center will be sitting right over us, keeping the rain away and the temperatures high. There will be limited rain chances. Any outdoor plans will be good to go, but you will have to contend with the heat.
With the lower rain chances, the temperature will be much higher. Temperatures will be soaring into the mid 90s. Some places may even get into the upper 90s. That’s just the actual temperature. What will make it nearly unbearable will be the humidity. It should feel like the triple digits.
Thursday will have a lower chance for rain. Instead the rain chances should only be about 20%. This is because a high-pressure center will be moving over our bayou region. This high-pressure will create a ridge of dry weather with a lot of heat.
Friday will probably be the best day of the week. Strictly because it’s Friday, but also because the rain chances will be about the lowest they’ve been all week! I have only a 30% chance of rain. So, it should be a great day!
During the day on Thursday, there will be a little more rain. We will not have as much though. Rain chances will be up to 30%. Most of the rain will pop up in the afternoon, thanks to daytime heating. Therefore, it will not rain all day, nor will everyone see rain.
Wednesday will likely be another rainy day. I have raised the rain chances to 60%. There will be some heavy rain and heavy downpours at times. Plus, frequent lightning in the storms. This is mostly due to the set up we are currently in.
So, on Tuesday, we could see even more rain than what we see today. The rain will still be scattered, so it’s hard to tell where these storms are going. I would be ready for the rain throughout the day tomorrow. I have a 70% chance of rain during the day.
For today, the weather will still be nice, although the humidity will start to return. That cold front that brought the relief to the heat will be weakening over the Gulf of Mexico, but it will still limit any rain we see. The rain chance is up to only 20%, so most of us will not see any rain at all
Friday will be more of the same, but with rain chances up to about 30%. So, there will be a little bit of rain, but not much. The little rain we see will help the temperature cool down, but only in those places with rain. Many areas will not see any rain at all.
Thursday will have slightly lower rain chances. I have a 20% chance for a few pop up showers. The rain will be more limited, and the sunshine should out shining. With lower rain chances, the heat will be on. There will not be anything to help cool the temperature down.
Wednesday will have about a 30% chance of rain. There will be isolated to scattered showers in the afternoon. So, in the morning and evening there should not be much rain. Any rain we see will come to an end around sunset. Temperatures will reach the lower 90s. Then the heat index will be up to 100.