Michael is a recipient of the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of approval (AMS). He forecast weekend morning and evening weather for WPLG-TV prior to joining CBS4.
A native of Atlanta, Smith says he has always had a fascination for the weather. His career as a meteorologist began at Mississippi State University where he earned a degree in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology. During his last semester at MSU, Michael landed his first on-air weather job, working weekends at WABG in Greenville, Mississippi.
He then had the opportunity to become Chief Meteorologist at WHNS-TV, in Greenville, S.C., where he spent six years forecasting the weather for western North Carolina and parts of Georgia and South Carolina.
Smith earned an Emmy for Best Newscast, and earned the title Best Weathercast from the Radio Television News Director Association of the Carolinas. He was also voted Best Television/Radio Personality by readers of Greenville’s local newspaper.
The weekend kicks off with a decent start! It’s all about “timing!”
If you’re outdoors, the Sunday forecast is looking good.
The tropical disturbance that slowly meandered across South Florida on Friday, continues to move away from us, and is now in the Gulf of Mexico. As this feature, moves away, the rain and storm chance diminishes and the sun, cloud weather mix is back in play! As the sunshine increases during the afternoon hours on Saturday, a few storms may fire up, but widespread coverage is not expected.
A strong tropical disturbance moved into South Florida early Friday morning bringing soggy conditions across the area.
It’s going to be a sunny Saturday with some clouds and spotty storms.
Saturday’s Forecast looks like sun, showers, storms, and repeat.
There’s a wide variety of choices on our weather menu through the weekend. Ahead of a cool front heading our way, we have a good chance for showers and even a few thunderstorms on Thursday.