Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

Memphis, TN

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.

Recent Articles by Erin

Nice weather today with temperatures warming into the weekend

  Breakdown: Why microplastics are everywhere

Tornado damage reported throughout Mid-South on Mother’s Day

Possible Severe Thunderstorm Watch to be issued on Mother’s Day

A few showers Saturday and your First Alert to the threat of Mother’s Day storms

Strong to severe storms possible for Mother’s Day

  Breakdown: Why this year’s cicadas will be more numerous & loud

  First Alert: Mother’s Day could be stormy

  First Alert: Expect a few showers to linger tonight

Strong to severe storms possible on Sunday and Monday - The start of a wet pattern

First Alert: Severe weather possible early next week

  First Alert: Severe thunderstorms possible over the Mid-South Thursday

  First Alert: Storms possible Thursday

Another cold, frosty night with Freeze Warning & Frost Advisory in effect

Nice through Tuesday afternoon with a First Alert to cold temperatures and frost for some Wednesday

A few showers overnight and cool weekend temperatures

Dry Thursday with rain returning by Friday