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.
Severe thunderstorms are likely across the Southeast the next few hours as a powerful storm system moves in from the west. The impending weather has already caused some schools, government offices, and businesses to close, delay or change plans for Thursday.
Things will be warming up to more seasonal temperatures the next few days before another front moves through with a cold blast of air and a chance for some wintry precipitation again in extreme north Georgia on New Year's Eve.
Zeta is now a Tropical Storm and bringing significant impacts to north Georgia. Several areas are experiencing damaging winds and localized flooding. Since this storm is moving at over 30 mph, we won't see these major impacts linger for long.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for portions of north Georgia ahead of Zeta.
Sally continues to weaken as it picks up speed over Georgia after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane. The remnants of Sally are expected to bring widespread flooding and severe weather to the Carolina's, but the worst is behind us in north Georgia.
Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line around 5:45 am. Wednesday with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for parts of the Georgia coast, as Tropical Storm Isaias moves closer to the southeast U.S.
The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking severe weather in north Georgia on Thursday. It appears the weather will move into Georgia in several waves. Residents should be weather aware.
As of early Thursday evening, North Georgia's greatest weather threat will be flooding. Any additional rainfall will increase the flooding risk all over metro Atlanta. About 2 to 4 inches of rain has fallen, creeks, streams, and rivers are at high levels and rising.
A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. after strong storms rolled through metro Atlanta early Thursday morning.