Wade Hampton joined the KPLC 7Stormteam in August of 2005. He comes to KPLC from the cold of Wyoming, having been the Chief Meteorologist for the NBC affiliate KCWY in Casper. Wade is a native of Arcadia, Florida, which is inland south of Tampa, so he is familiar with the heat and humidity that SW Louisiana is known for. Wade is fascinated by hurricanes, especially after the extraordinary 2004 season that brought Hurricane Charley directly through Wade's hometown. So if a storm should threaten, Wade wants to give the best coverage possible to SW Louisiana. However, he, along with the rest of the 7Stormteam, hopes we never experience another hurricane here in Southwest Louisiana. Let's keep our fingers crossed! Wade has known since he was in elementary school that he wanted to be a TV meteorologist. As a young child, he enjoyed watching the local weather, especially Roy Leep at WTVT in Tampa. Growing up in Southwest Florida, Wade experienced sea breeze thunderstorms almost every afternoon, sometimes from the east coast and sometimes from the west coast. Almost every day brought thunderstorms. It was because of these daily thunderstorms that he loved watching the weather on WTVT. Wade graduated in May of 2003 from Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology, with minors in Math and Physics. Wade began his career by interning at the FOX affiliate in Tampa, WTVT. Interning at WTVT allowed Wade to work at the station he grew up watching which was very exciting. In addition, Wade also interned at the CBS affiliate, WCTV, in Tallahassee. While at FSU Wade co-founded a student-run live weather show called "FSU Weather." It was a 30-minute television show with many student meteorologists doing weather segments for the 30-minute show. Wade is happy to be in SWLA as this also brings him much closer to home. Wade has a brother and sister who are twins. His sister, Sheri, wants to be a lawyer; which Wade says would be good for her because she can argue with the best of them! His brother, Steven, is hoping to be an electrical lineman for a power company in Florida. Wade's dad, Chuck, runs his own auto repair business. Before going to FSU, Wade even helped his dad by turning a few wrenches himself. And his mother is a school bus driver and teaching assistant at a school for disabled children, which she really loves doing. In his spare time, Wade loves to hunt and fish. One reason he chose to come to KPLC was so that he could be in Southwest Louisiana and enjoy all the outdoor activities. He is a football fan as well and you may find him cheering for his FSU Seminoles and the Miami Dolphins. Wade also loves history, especially the Civil War. He enjoys reading and learning about the history of that period. In addition, Wade is fascinated with his own family history and continues to research his genealogical heritage.
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, minors in Math and Physics
Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows only reaching the upper 70s to low 80s from I-10 south; and only into the low or mid 70s north of I-10. And with the humidity remaining so high it will feel even warmer!
We are now is a dry setup for the next few days as an upper level ridge of high pressure slowly moves across our area. So, expect a hot and dry weather pattern for at least the next few days! Tonight, will be warm and muggy with lows barely reaching the upper 70s to low 80s
Our weather pattern is changing back to a dry setup for the next few days as an upper level ridge of high pressure develops over our area. So, expect a hot and dry weather pattern for at least the next few days!
Wednesday will likely bring such a disturbance and that means rain and storms will be increasing by mid-morning and rain will remain likely off and on through the afternoon. Though the exact timing could still change. If you need to travel or work outdoors just check the radar using our APP!
Monday began a period of rainy weather that will continue off and on through at least Thursday. Showers and storms will diminish this evening, though a few showers are still possible anytime. Temperatures will not drop much overnight with lows by Tuesday in the mid to upper 70s...
Temperatures will not drop much overnight with lows by Wednesday morning only reaching the upper 60s to low 70s along and north of I-10; at the coast it will be even warmer with lows in the mid to upper 70s!
Monday was hot and humid with temperatures reaching the low 90s and heat indices low to mid 90s. We saw a few cooling showers around and more may develop before sunset, but all will come to an end by just after sunset. Temperatures will not drop much overnight...
As expected, Tuesday was hot and humid with afternoon highs reaching the low 90s, but with the humidity it felt like the low 100s! But relief is on the way as a cold front will move through early Wednesday. Yes, a cold front is on the way and will move through Wednesday morning.
Cristobal made landfall Sunday afternoon and quickly moved farther inland, now the remnants are moving across Arkansas. We will continue to see rain bands move across the area and these could produce briefly heavy rain. It will also remain breezy with southwesterly winds of 10 to 20 mph
Rain chances will be low again Saturday thanks to upper level high pressure building in from the west. Though a few very isolated showers or storms are possible, the chance is only 20%. Temperatures will be warm too with highs reaching the low 90s in most areas, and heat indices near 100!!!
Showers and storms have ended for tonight, but areas that received rain Thursday could see patchy fog Friday morning. It will remain warm overnight with lows ranging from the low 70s north of I-10 to the upper 70s at the coast.
As expected, we had more showers and storms develop today. These will continue at least through sunset but should begin to clear afterwards as we lose the daytime heating. It will remain warm overnight with lows ranging from the upper 60s north of I-10 to the upper 70s at the coast.
As expected we saw a mixture of sun and clouds with just a few showers Monday. It will remain warm overnight with lows ranging from the upper 60s north of I-10 to the upper 70s at the coast. Rain chances will gradually increase with mostly afternoon showers and storms possible each day
An upper level low pressure system that has been over Texas since the weekend will gradually lift northeast and weaken. This will continue to push disturbances across our area through Friday, and these will cause rain when they pass over.
Monday turned out to be a beautiful day with low humidity making it feel comfortable too. Temperatures will drop quickly this evening thanks to the drier air, lows by Tuesday morning will range from near 60 inland to the low 70s at the coast.
Tuesday was mostly sunny to partly cloudy at times with warm and humid conditions. Tonight, will be warmer than last night with lows ranging from the low 60s north of I-10 to the low 70s at the coast..
Southerly winds will return overnight and that will push temperatures up especially from I-1- south; while areas north of I-10 will remain cooler. Lows will range from the mid 50s for areas well inland to the upper 60s at the coast by Tuesday morning.
It was even warmer today with highs in the mid to upper 80s and higher humidity which made it feel uncomfortable. A cold front will move through overnight and that will push the temperatures down a bit by Wednesday morning with lows ranging from the upper 50s north of I-10 to the mid 60s coast
It definitely felt like summer today with highs in the low to mid 80s and higher humidity which made it feel uncomfortable. Temperatures will not drop much overnight with lows ranging from the mid 60s north of I-10 to the low 70s at the coast.
Thunderstorms developed quickly Tuesday afternoon thanks to an upper level disturbance passing over the area. Once again, this was not forecasted at all by any of the computer models even as early as this morning.
Southerly winds have returned and that is pushing the humidity higher, and that means temperatures will be warmer overnight. Lows will range from the upper 50s north of I-10 to near 70 at the coast by Tuesday morning. Clouds will be increasing through the day Tuesday, but rain will be limited...
The humidity was relatively low Monday thanks to a weak cold front that arrive late Sunday. Temperatures were still warm but will drop quickly this evening. Tuesday morning will see lows ranging from the upper 50s north of I-10 to the upper 60s at the coast, and we may see some patchy fog as well
The next few days will see temperatures below normal both during morning and afternoon! And skies will be clear with no chance of rain through Thursday. Tonight will be chilly with lows ranging from the low 40s to near 50
The next few days will see temperatures below normal both during morning and afternoon! And skies will be clear with no chance of rain through Thursday. Tuesday will begin with temperatures in the 40s for all areas except right along the coast.
Tuesday was warm and humid with plenty of clouds, but little rain. Tonight will bring more of the same with quite a few clouds and possibly some fog overnight into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will remain in the 70s as well. Wednesday will likely be the warmest day of the week...
We saw a few scattered showers Monday as a weak warm front lifted north from the Gulf of Mexico. This front will keep temperatures warmer tonight with lows ranging from the low 70s at the coast to the mid 60s north of I-10.
A cold front moved through earlier Tuesday, and behind the front it has turned windy with gusts in excess of 20 mph out of a northerly direction. Temperatures overnight will be noticeably cooler with lows ranging from the mid 40s north of I-10 to the mid 50s at the coast.