Spencer Denton

Spencer Denton


Memphis, TN

Spencer Denton is no stranger to forecasting weather in the Mid-South. His started his career at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, which is a sister station of WMC Action News 5. Spencer came to Memphis from WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama where he was the chief meteorologist. Prior to that, he worked at the CBS station in Huntsville as a weekend and morning meteorologist.

During his time in the Tennessee Valley, Spencer had the opportunity to use the first dual polarization radar designed for broadcasting. All National Weather Service radars now use this technology to provide more accurate warnings.

Before moving to Alabama in 2006, Spencer worked at WSMV in Nashville where he was nominated for an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Rita. Spencer has covered everything from major tornado outbreaks to big snow storms across the south.

Spencer obtained the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and he is a member of the National Weather Association. He was named best weathercaster in the state by the Alabama Associated Press in 2013.

Spencer has a master's degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. While at MSU, Spencer was ranked the No. 1 forecaster in a forecasting contest including students and professors from meteorology schools across the nation.

Spencer enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter and visiting the zoo, Grizzlies games and the Redbirds. He is also a huge college basketball and football fan and even plays league basketball in his free time.

Meteorologist Spencer Denton can be seen on Action News 5 weekdays at noon, 3:30 and 4 p.m.

Recent Articles by Spencer

  Breakdown: Why are they called ‘the dog days of summer’

Clouds, sun and isolated showers or storms

Rain chances a little higher next few days

One more day of intense heat

More intense heat today through Wednesday

Another hot and steamy day ahead

Hot and humid weekend ahead

Continued hot and humid heading into the weekend

Less humid today

Excessive heat warning today and tomorrow

The intense heat returns

  Breakdown: Why ‘roll clouds’ are unique formations

More storm chances and intense heat in the forecast

More heat and isolated storms

Higher storm chances through late week

Hot and humid week ahead

Isolated storms possible again on Sunday

A stray shower or storm this weekend

Continued hot through the weekend

Mainly dry pattern ahead

Clouds slowly break up this afternoon

A few showers or storms later today

Hot but not too humid this afternoon

Unseasonably pleasant through the end of the week

Steamy weekend ahead

More dangerous heat this afternoon and evening

The summer steam is back through the weekend

Lower rain threat through the evening

More waves of rain/storms on the way

Barry impacts Mid-South by late weekend