Michael Smith

michael smith web smile headshot Michael SmithMichael Smith is a CBS4 meteorologist.

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.

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Keep An Eye On Flooding This Stormy Thursday

South Florida still remains in a very stubborn weather pattern.



Cold Weather Greets South Florida On Late January Sunday

One of the coldest mornings so far this winter greeted South Floridians on Sunday. Temperatures dropped into the low to middle 40s.


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A Cool & Windy Weekend Ahead

We’re seeing rain to wind and much colder temperatures this weekend as a cold front cleared South Florida late Friday night.


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We’re In For A Stormy TGIF

We’re in for a bumpy ride weather-wise on Friday. There is a potential for strong to severe storms throughout the day, according to CBS4 meteorologist Michael Smith.


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Stormy Friday Leads To Tornado Threat For Parts Of Florida

Forecasters are keeping an eye on an area of low pressure located across the panhandle of Florida along with a trailing cold front which is approaching Florida’s west coast now.


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Cold Front Blankets South Florida Overnight

A cold front cleared all of south Florida overnight.


On Thursday, CBS4 Meteorologist Michael Smith hitched a ride with Tropic Ocean Airways to experience and document the relief they are providing the storm-struck areas of the Bahamas.  
(Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Meteorologist Michael Smith Hitches Ride For Bahamas Relief

On Thursday, CBS4 Meteorologist Michael Smith hitched a ride with Tropic Ocean Airways to experience and document the difference they are making in the storm-struck areas of the Bahamas.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

South Florida Getting Ready To ‘Chill Out’

A stretch of South Florida warmth will come to an end as the next cold front moves through for the weekend.

CBS Miami–01/23/2015


Warming Trend Heading Into The Weekend

Another chilly start across South Florida–but expect a pleasant warm up heading into the weekend.


(Source: NOAA)

Quiet 2014 Hurricane Season Comes To An End

Tis the end of hurricane season! November 30th marks the official end of the Atlantic basin hurricane season.



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