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.
Georgia is in between weather systems with one rainy system passed and another heading our way for tomorrow.
Clouds will gradually increase today, but temperatures will too.
Monday has a lot of sunshine and cool temperatures. Expect some gusty winds up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
A partly cloudy Friday is expected, ahead of a chiller weekend
A cold start to Thursday, followed by a sunny day.
This morning shows hints of sunshine before a disturbance rolling in from the west increases the clouds later on.
The morning fog is slow to clear today, but the afternoon will get brighter and stay cool.
Monday will be cloudy and cold with occasional light rain. Snowflakes can mix in over far north Georgia, but only in the high altitudes of the mountains.
Most of north Georgia is still in a Winter Storm Warning with reports of snow in some areas. Everywhere else will have stubborn clouds, drizzles, and cold wind.
A cold front heading through Georgia will bring rain and, in some areas, snow of up to possibly 4 inches.