Erin Thomas is an AP Award-winning broadcaster who joined the WMC team as a weekend meteorologist in April 2021. Her love for weather stems from growing up in Missouri where she experienced her fair share of severe weather.
Although a native Missourian, she is no stranger to the South. After interning in Nashville, Erin accepted her first job as a chief meteorologist in Savannah, Georgia and eventually relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
During her time on the East Coast, she tracked several hurricanes and tropical storms, including major Hurricane Matthew, that threatened the area. Aside from hurricanes, Erin also forecasted severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, the most notable in her career (so far) being the EF-3 Easter tornado that ripped through Chattanooga in 2020.
Erin has two dogs, Piper and Savannah, often referred to as “the girls” that she loves to spend all her free time with. She also enjoys arts and crafts.
She is excited to be part of the WMC team and to call Memphis “home.”
Her favorite food is tacos, but she can’t wait to try all the amazing food the Bluff City has to offer. Be sure to email her your favorite must-try restaurants!
Watch Erin on WMC Action News 5 Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Mostly sunny skies today with highs in the low 70s. Much of the same for Friday with warmer temperatures in the mid 70s. Warming trend continues through the weekend with rain chances returning early next week.
According to the US Geological Survey microplastics are found in 12% of freshwater fish in the United States. They are also found at a rate of 112,000 particles for every square mile of water in the Great Lakes, and 1,285 particles for every square foot of river sediment.
It is a First Alert Weather Day this Mother’s Day as severe thunderstorms will be possible afternoon and evening. The primary severe weather risks will include damaging winds and and large hail. Secondary risks include a few short-lived tornadoes, over any portion of the Midsouth.
It is a First Alert Weather Day this Mother’s Day as severe thunderstorms will be possible afternoon and evening. The primary severe weather risks will include damaging winds and large hail, but isolated tornadoes also possible.
Cloudy skies and spotty showers this Saturday morning, but they are light and wont last all day. An approaching cold front will bring rain and thunderstorms on Mother’s Day. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed a SLIGHT Risk of storms over much of the Mid-South for Sunday.
A cold front will move across the Mid-South on Sunday bringing showers and storms. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the WMC Action News 5 area under a SLIGHT RISK (2 out of 5) for severe storms.
Rain and a few thunderstorms in the forecast today as a cold front approaches from the west. Some of the thunderstorms could become severe with damaging winds and small hail. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.
Expect another cold night across the Mid-South. With clear skies and dry air in place, temperatures will plummet. Frost development will occur late tonight into Thursday morning as temperatures drop into the lower to mid 30s.
Clear skies prevail tonight with lows falling to the mid 40s. We’ll start Tuesday with sunshine, but clouds will build in through the day with breezy conditions at times. Tuesday night and early Wednesday, a strong cold front will sweep through, bringing scattered showers and a blast of cold air.