Emily Byrd

Morning Meteorologist

Emily Byrd began studying the weather early in life, watching and listening for thunderstorms on the front porch. It was then that she developed a fascination with how the atmosphere behaves. There was never anything else that she wanted to do growing up than study the weather. Every evening at 6:16 p.m., she would leave the dinner table to catch Frank Deal doing the weather on WGHP. He always had a report from "our man" and a funny joke to share. Fred Blackman and Cynthia Smoot led the newscast and Rich Brenner signaled time to go back to the dinner table and finish eating. Two young upstarts joined the team, Neill McNeill and Van Denton, and the question on Emily's mind was "Are those really their names?"

Time has a wonderful way of answering our questions, and in 2002 she had the honor of joining the team at WGHP. It's great fun to walk the same halls as the people she grew up admiring and to be a part of the FOX 8 Family makes her work incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

Emily grew up in the Triad, graduated from North Carolina State University with a Degree in Meteorology and from UNC-Greensboro with a Degree in Fine Arts. She worked at WXLV and WNCN before coming to WGHP.
When she isn't working, Emily enjoys time with her mostly-perfect daughter, gardening, sewing and jogging.
If you have a weather-related question for Emily, please e-mail or tweet her, @Em_I_Am!

Recent Articles

  • Freeze warning in effect until 9 a.m.

    Posted on: 6:20 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:43am, April 16, 2014

    A powerful cold front is crossing the Piedmont, which brought rain Tuesday and freezing temperatures overnight into this morning. A Freeze...
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  • Rain moving across Piedmont, Freeze Warning for Wednesday morning

    Posted on: 3:13 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 03:17pm, April 15, 2014

    A powerful cold front is crossing the Piedmont this afternoon, bringing heavy rain and blustery winds. A Freeze Warning is...
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  • Heavy rain, severe storms likely across the Triad Monday

    Posted on: 6:09 am, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 06:42am, April 7, 2014

    A low pressure system coming out of Texas will bring us a rainy Monday. The rain could be heavy at...
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  • Spring weather to take over the Piedmont this week

    Posted on: 11:05 pm, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 08:12am, March 31, 2014

    It’s going to be a beautiful, springlike week ahead with highs in the 70s! High pressure will slide across the...
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  • Mix of rain, light snow expected Tuesday morning

    Posted on: 7:27 am, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 08:37am, March 25, 2014

    Initially, temperatures will start above freezing, but may fall as the precipitation moves in. Don’t be surprised if snow falls...
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  • Rain/snow mix possible early Tuesday morning

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, March 23, 2014, by , updated on: 04:10pm, March 24, 2014

    Some areas could see some light snow mix with rain early Tuesday morning. “Late tonight, after 5am and through 11am...
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  • Weather Blog: Wintry weather possible next week

    Posted on: 8:32 am, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 12:26pm, March 21, 2014

    There is a lot of buzz on social media about the chance of an end-of-the-world, North Carolina blizzard on Tuesday,...
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  • Ice covers the Piedmont, Winter Weather advisory remains until noon

    Posted on: 7:32 am, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 08:06am, March 18, 2014

    The Winter Weather Advisory continues for the Piedmont until noon today. Ice and sleet totals have been between 0.1 inch...
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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson counties

    Posted on: 11:36 pm, March 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:50pm, March 12, 2014

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has expired for Forsyth County and portions of Guilford and Davidson counties. View the FOX8 Interactive...
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  • Wintry mix ends, slick roads remain for morning commute

    Posted on: 8:06 pm, March 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:58am, March 4, 2014

    The wintry mix has ended but the National Weather Service is cautioning motorists about “dangerous weather conditions” Tuesday morning. Temperatures...
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  • Downed trees reported near King; storms racing across NC

    Posted on: 6:52 am, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:47am, February 21, 2014

    A line of thunderstorms moved through the Piedmont this morning, bringing gusty winds and thunder to many locations. There are...
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  • Slight risk of severe thunderstorms across Triad Friday

    Posted on: 7:23 am, February 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:03am, February 20, 2014

    Bad weather for the Triad may not be over just yet. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the Triad at...
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