Wake up with FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Joanne Feldman every weekday on Good Day Atlanta! Always ready to help plan your day, Joanne has a deep passion for meteorology and the great state of Georgia.
Joanne is an Emmy Award-winning and AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with the FOX 5 Storm Team. She grew up in Marietta (a proud graduate of Lassiter High School) and returned home to join FOX 5 Atlanta in 2007.
Joanne studied meteorology at the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. She graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She then headed to the master's program in Meteorology at Penn State University on a scholarship from the American Meteorological Society.
Her broadcasting career began when she was one of two graduate students selected to forecast for Penn State's daily weather magazine, “Weather World” - a show that has a surprising following all across the state of Pennsylvania. From there, she headed to Fresno, California to work at KMPH, and later KFSN, as the weekend meteorologist. Not long after making the move to KFSN, she became the news anchor for the station's top-rated morning show. After a couple of years honing both her broadcasting and forecasting skills, she was promoted to WTVD in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Joanne spent five years there as the Chief Meteorologist covering tornado outbreaks, a historic ice storm, and numerous hurricanes - including the landfall of Hurricane Isabel in 2003.
During her time in Atlanta, she has been honored with three Emmy Awards - one for best weathercaster in the Southeast, and two for specialty reports on weather. In 2011, she was voted “Favorite Weathercaster in Atlanta” by the readers of Jezebel Magazine. Joanne also holds the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. It is the highest designation offered to broadcasters after they have proven scientific competency and passed a rigorous exam.
In April 2019, Joanne helped launch the 10 a.m. hour of Good Day Atlanta, where she is a co-host covering the day’s lifestyle and entertainment news. While she’s not watching Georgia’s skies, she can be found in a ballet class, running, spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two children, and watching any good movie so many times that she knows the lines by heart. Joanne and her family live in Milton.
Prepare a hazy, hot, and day with wildfire smoke from out west affecting the metro Atlanta skies. Like yesterday, only a few will get an storm in the afternoon or evening, But the ones that do develop will move slowly and bring heavy rain.
There are only stray downpours later today, but they can bring locally heavy rain while most of us stay dry.
If you are feeling waterlogged, there's some good news. There will not be nearly as much rain today. But clouds will still be pretty stubborn for the first half of the day, holding temperatures down below the average late-July highs near 90.
Friday is a steamy day with high humidity. As a front well to our north edges closer, scattered showers and storms will be fairly widespread this afternoon.
North Georgia still has a few lingering, light showers behind Elsa this morning. Over the weekend, rain chances drop to the more standard summertime levels with temperatures heating back closer to what's normal around this time of year.
Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa. Occasional rain throughout the day, but many areas will get skipped over by showers.
Monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and how it will affect weather in Georgia this week.
Temperatures creep into the 90s as we monitor chances of rain throughout the week.
A cold front is moving in with rain and thunderstorms this morning and into the afternoon. After that, we dry out for a nice Fourth of July weekend.
Thursday will be warm and humid with a few afternoon storms that can bring heavy rain and frequent lightning. After we get through the cold front, we'll have a nice weekend for the Fourth of July.