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
Thankfully the bitter cold weather is gone and shows no signs of returning! With that said, it will be cooler tonight thanks to a cold front that moved through early Monday. The combination of clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop quickly tonight.
Clouds will increase ahead of an upper level disturbance coming in from the southwest. Precipitation will begin after 2 a.m. and will be in the form of freezing rain in most areas. But closer to sunrise, temperatures will climb above freezing in areas south of I-10 and that means rain only
Temperatures will fall quickly this evening and that will lead to a freeze on all surfaces into Tuesday morning so once again it will be best to stay indoors until late Tuesday afternoon, and even then we may not get above freezing. Lows tonight fall into the lower and middle teens!
We are still on track to see a high-impact winter weather event beginning tonight lasting through at least Tuesday!Today we will see off an on showers, mostly rain; but a little freezing rain is possible especially north of I-10. However by tonight most of this will transition to freezing rain.
Tonight will be warm and muggy again, at least by February standards, with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the upper 50s north of I-10 to the low 60s at the coast. Fog will likely be a major problem overnight...
The forecast over the next 10 days is filled with way more uncertainty than normal; and it revolves around the weekend and whether or not we see winter precipitation, read the rest of the forecast for details on that. However, the forecast over the next few days is fairly easy, it will be warm!
It was another beautiful day Tuesday with clear skies and temperatures near normal. Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop quickly again overnight. Wednesday morning will start off with temperatures in the 30s across most of SWLA, and frost is likely especially north of I-10...
Monday was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine, and skies will remain clear through the rest of the night. Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop quickly overnight. Tuesday morning will start off with temperatures in the 30s across most of SWLA, and frost is possible...
Saturday morning temperatures will be back into the middle 50′s for many locations and they will continue to warm into the afternoon despite the fact we don’t see a whole lot of sunshine as clouds continue to build.
Tuesday was another warm and muggy day with temperatures well into the 70s during the afternoon! Clouds will likely be widespread across the area throughout the evening as another cold front moves through, but rain looks unlikely although a few sprinkles cannot 100% be ruled out.
A weak cold front will move through this evening, but it will not bring much of a cooldown to SWLA. Scattered showers will be possible through about midnight though any rain will be limited and very scattered...
Rain chances do begin to increase as we head into the next several days though as we are awaiting the arrival of the slow moving front. Most of our Wednesday looks to stay dry as well as we won’t see much rain with the front as the bulk of the energy passes north of here.
Clouds will slowly begin to build overnight into Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning lows will be much warmer as well as we are in the upper 40s to lower 50′s Tuesday morning and highs will top out in the low 70s! Rain looks unlikely for a few more days, check the full forecast using our weather app...
Southerly winds pushed humidity levels higher Tuesday and that means temperatures will be warmer overnight into Wednesday. Temperatures will fall into the 50s overnight, but clouds will return and stop the cooling process; and temperatures will likely increase before daylight. Fog is likely too
Southerly winds returned Monday afternoon and that pushed humidity levels upwards and that will make it easy for fog to form again overnight into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will still be rather cool with lows by Tuesday morning ranging from the upper 30s north of I-10 to the low 50s at the coast
High pressure builds in tonight and that will last through Tuesday, which will keep the sunshine in place and allow us to warm for the afternoons and we will look at temperatures around or just slightly above average with highs in the middle to upper 60′s.
Monday turned out the be a cold and cloudy day with the wind making it feel even colder! Temperatures tonight will drop slowly with lows by Tuesday morning ranging from near freezing north of I-10 to the low 40s at the coast.
Temperatures will be a bit warmer tonight with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the mid 30s north of I-10 to the low 50s at the coast. Frost is possible again in areas north of US HWY 190, so keep outdoor plants protected if you live in those areas.
Clear skies and calm winds will allow temperatures to fall rapidly tonight with lows by Tuesday morning reaching the 30s in many areas. Frost is likely in all areas north of I-10, and possible as far south as the Intracoastal Waterway in some areas.
cold front moved through early Sunday and temperatures will drop a bit overnight as clouds clear and winds remain light. Monday morning will begin with temperatures ranging from the mid 30s north of I-10 to the upper 40s at the coast; a little patchy frost is possible in the coldest locations
A warming trend began Tuesday as southerly winds returned. Temperatures will fall rapidly again tonight with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the mid 30s north of I-10 to the low 50s at the coast. Clouds will begin to move in at some point tonight and that will slow the cooling trend
A strong cold front moved through Sunday and it has been windy and cold since then. Tonight, will likely be the coldest night of season thus far if the wind subsides and the skies remain clear. The forecast is based on perfectly clear and calm conditions overnight...
As expected, we saw numerous showers and thunderstorms Friday, and we may see more rain off and on through the weekend. An area of upper-level low pressure northwest of our area will move east through the weekend.
As expected, we saw scattered showers and thunderstorms early Wednesday, but things have cleared out since then. Tonight will be clear and comfortable with temperatures falling overnight and lows by Thursday morning will range from the upper 40s north of I-10 to the low 60s at the coast.
As expected, we saw clouds increasing through the day along with a few isolated showers Tuesday. We will continue to see isolated showers through the evening with rain chances increasing after midnight. Temperatures will be much warmer tonight with lows by Wednesday morning in the mid to upper 60s
Monday turned out to be beautiful day, and this evening will be nice and cool. Lows by Tuesday morning will range from the mid 40s north of I-10 to the upper 50s at the coast. Skies are expected to remain clear along with light winds, but if clouds return before sunrise temperatures could increase
If you have outdoor plans this weekend plan on dealing with above normal temperatures with lows in the upper 50s and highs in the upper 70s. Rain looks unlikely although some clouds will be around at times and a few isolated sprinkles cannot be ruled out, but the chance of rain is only 10%.
Temperatures will drop quickly tonight with lows by Wednesday morning only a few degrees warmer than the past few days! With clear skies and light winds, temperatures will drop rapidly tonight with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the upper 30s north of I-10 to the mid 50s at the coast.
If you like cool temperatures, then you will love the forecast for the next few days! With clear skies and calm winds, temperatures will drop rapidly tonight with lows by Tuesday morning ranging from the lower 30s north of I-10 to the upper 40s at the coast.
A weak cold front will move through SWLA overnight, but moisture looks limited, so I am leaving rain out of the forecast for now. Temperatures will drop slowly overnight with lows by Wednesday morning ranging from the upper 60s at the coast to the low 60s inland.