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

  • Rain sticking around this week

    Posted on: 10:15 am, August 19, 2013, by

    It has been a very wet start to the week, with heavy rain just before the daybreak hours. Showers will...
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  • Low humidity, partly-cloudy skies today

    Posted on: 7:52 am, August 14, 2013, by and

    Mostly cloudy skies are ahead for Wednesday, but at the surface, north to northeast winds will change everything for the...
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  • Sunny and mild day ahead

    Posted on: 6:40 am, August 2, 2013, by and

    Friday is going to be a bit warmer and we’ll get a break from the rain! Expect mostly-sunny to partly-cloudy...
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  • Cloudy morning with possible showers this afternoon

    Posted on: 6:56 am, August 1, 2013, by and

    Thursday starts with mostly-cloudy skies and patchy fog, but skies will become partly cloudy as the afternoon rolls around. A...
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  • Showers, possible thunderstorms back in the forecast

    Posted on: 7:40 am, July 31, 2013, by and

    Showers and a few thunderstorms are ahead for Wednesday. The chance of rain is 60 percent Wednesday afternoon and evening....
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  • Nice weather continues

    Posted on: 7:01 am, July 30, 2013, by and

    It’s going to be another very comfortable, warm day across the Piedmont. The relative humidity remains low, and temperatures will...
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  • Low chances of rain today and tomorrow

    Posted on: 6:35 am, July 29, 2013, by and

    There is patchy fog to accompany the morning commute. Visibilities have fluctuated between 1/4 mile and 8 miles throughout Monday...
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  • Cold front bringing cooler, drier weather

    Posted on: 7:42 am, July 25, 2013, by and

    A cold front has moved through the Piedmont and behind it, our weather will be superb! Temperatures and the relative...
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  • Showers, thunderstorms possible today

    Posted on: 7:34 am, July 24, 2013, by and

    A batch of showers and thunderstorms are rolling across the Virginia mountains Wednesday morning, and may hold together enough to...
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  • Hot, muggy day ahead

    Posted on: 7:16 am, July 23, 2013, by , updated on: 07:18am, July 23, 2013

    We’ll get a break from the soaking rains for a day, but heat and humidity remain in place. Highs will...
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  • Scattered showers expected today

    Posted on: 7:17 am, July 22, 2013, by and

    It’s a warm start to the week, and some communities will be dealing with very wet conditions as well. Rain...
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  • Thunderstorm chances increasing over the weekend

    Posted on: 8:07 am, July 19, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:49am, July 19, 2013

    The week will end with heat and humidity as the main topic of conversation. Highs in the lower-90s will actually...
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