David Chandley

David Chandley

Chief Meteorologist

David Chandley is the FOX 5 Storm Team's Chief Meteorologist. After tracking Georgia’s weather for more than 30 years, David chased his dream to be a chief meteorologist and joined the FOX 5 Storm Team in January 2015. You can depend on David every weeknight on FOX 5 News at 5, 6, 10 and 11 p.m., as well as during any severe weather events.

David is an AMS certified meteorologist. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in broadcast journalism and also completed the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University. David holds the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) designation from the American Meteorological Society. This is the highest mark of distinction and recognition available in broadcast meteorology.

David's broadcast career has taken him all over Georgia, with stops in Albany, Macon, Columbus and a 25-plus year stay at WSB in Atlanta. He has been honored with numerous awards, including 11 Southeast Emmy Awards and countless nominations. David has also received the Associated Press Best Weather Reporting Award 13 times.

David and his wife, Lynn, live in Inman Park. They have two daughters, Lauren Reidy and Leah, son-in-law Kyle, one beautiful granddaughter and two dogs, Pippa and Jack. He loves golf, walking and biking the Atlanta BeltLine and endures CrossFit. David is a DoorHolder at Passion City Church and has worked with numerous Atlanta organizations, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gwinnett County Schools and Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. While at UGA, David was a student trainer and member of the 1980 football team that won the national championship.

The latest from David Chandley

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Late Thursday Afternoon Weather Update

Hot and sticky for most of North Georgia and that has produced a few random showers and storms. Setting the tone for the Holiday Weekend, here is the latest.

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Wednesday late evening forecast

It is looking like warmer temperatures are in the days ahead with highs back into the upper 80s to near 90. That is pretty typical for early July. Only isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected into the Fourth of July.

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Wednesday afternoon weather update

Clouds kept temps below the average on Wednesday and only a few areas saw a shower or storm. Warmer temps are on the way as we roll toward the 4th of July weekend. Here is your latest update.

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Late Tuesday afternoon update

Showers and storms will continue into the early evening before dying out. Warm and muggy into Wed morning and then another round of storms, some possibly severe, by afternoon. Here is your latest outlook.

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Monday late night forecast

We are settling into a summer pattern this week with highs in the 90s and after thunderstorms to look out for, so it looks like typical weather for the holiday weekend as well.

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Late Monday afternoon weather update

Hot and sticky for North Georgia and I think t-storms will be on the increase the next two days. Here is your latest weather outlook looking to the Holiday Weekend.

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Late Friday afternoon weather update

A mix of sun and clouds will continue into the evening with only a stray shower or storm possible. Most of the weekend will be warm and muggy with a few isolated t-storms. Here is your weather update.