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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Tuesday Evening Weather Update

A wave of rain and storms this evening and early Wednesday morning for parts of North Georgia. A few of the storms will be strong to severe with damaging winds and heavy rainfall being the greatest threats. There is a low end risk to see a quick spin up tornado with a rotating t-storm. All quiet by day break and the sun returns for several days beginning on Wednesday. Highs in the 80s by Friday.

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Monday Evening Weather Update

Scattered showers tonight and into Tuesday morning. With the heating of the day on Tuesday, strong to severe storms are expected with the arrival of a front. Here is the latest info.

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Friday Evening Weather Update

Showers and a few t-storms for Friday evening after a very warm day. Rain should be gone by early Saturday morning. A mix of sun and clouds for Saturday with highs in the low 70s. More showers for Sunday afternoon and evening. Here is your latest update.

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Thursday Evening Weather Update

Spring is in the air for sure with temps well above the averages. Expect some morning fog with lows near 60 by Friday morning. Friday will see increasing clouds with showers and t-storm likely by late afternoon and evening. Saturday will be dry, but rain returns for Sunday. Here is the latest.

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Wednesday Evening Weather Update

A few random showers this evening, followed by warm temps into Thursday morning. While Spring arrives at 11:49pm on Thursday, it will feel like it during the day with highs approaching 80, our warmest day of the year! Here is the latest outlook.

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Tuesday Evening Weather Update

Expect clouds and fog thru the evening and temps fairly mild into Wednesday morning. Only a few showers and storms on Wednesday afternoon, otherwise breaks in the clouds and warmer. Say hello to Spring officially on Thursday. Here is your latest update.

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Monday Evening Weather Update

The wedge of cooler air is in place across North Georgia tonight, but that will break down and much warmer days and nights are ahead. There is a chance for showers tonight and that risk will be there off and on most of the week. Here is your latest update.

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Friday Evening Weather Update

Mostly cloudy thru the evening with mild temps into Saturday morning. Temps will remain above the average thru the weekend with a better chance for showers on Sunday. Here is your update and pollen count.

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Thursday Evening Weather Update

Plenty of clouds and mild temps thru Thursday night with some early morning showers by Friday. This spring-like pattern persists thru the weekend. Here is your latest update.