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

  • Last day of muggy heat before cooldown

    Posted on: 10:10 am, September 12, 2013, by and

    It’s here! The last day of oppressive muggy heat. Starting Thursday night, the humidity will be dropping and temperatures will...
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  • Hot, muggy day ahead; Slight chance of rain

    Posted on: 6:43 am, September 11, 2013, by and

    Hot, muggy weather will continue through the day Wednesday and into Thursday. The good news is that a cold front...
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  • Muggy, hot weather continues

    Posted on: 8:36 am, September 10, 2013, by and

    Hot, humid weather will have a firm grip on the Carolinas for the next several days. Expect highs in the...
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  • Warm, muggy week ahead

    Posted on: 7:03 am, September 9, 2013, by and

    It’s going to be a very warm start to the work week — and even hotter weather is on the...
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  • Cold front rolls across NC

    Posted on: 8:14 am, September 6, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:38am, September 6, 2013

    A cold front rolled across North Carolina Thursday night; and we’re going to enjoy cooler, dry air for the next...
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  • Cold front to bring autumn-like temperatures tomorrow

    Posted on: 7:29 am, September 5, 2013, by and

    Temperatures will be warm Thursday, but a cold front is poised to swing those temperatures back into autumn-like territory by...
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  • Cold front, autumn-like temperatures headed this way

    Posted on: 8:01 am, September 4, 2013, by

    Cold front #1 has crossed North Carolina, but cold front #2 is headed our way. The first front has brought...
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  • Cold front crossing NC today

    Posted on: 8:19 am, September 3, 2013, by and

    A cold front is going to cross North Carolina on Tuesday, and a noticeable change is ahead in the weather....
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  • Storms in your Labor Day forecast

    Posted on: 6:34 am, September 2, 2013, by and

    The heat and humidity of summer will continue on Labor Day along with scattered showers and thunderstorms. There is a...
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  • Chance of rain Labor Day weekend

    Posted on: 7:33 am, August 30, 2013, by and

    It’s a terrific end to the work week with skies becoming partly cloudy and highs near 85 degrees. Winds will...
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  • Humidity returns today

    Posted on: 8:20 am, August 27, 2013, by and

    Step outside Tuesday and you will notice a difference. It’s going to be hotter and muggier than the past several...
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  • Cloudy day ahead with a chance of rain

    Posted on: 7:54 am, August 20, 2013, by and

    A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for most of the Piedmont Triad. Expect visibility to...
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