Meet TWC’s Newest Meteorologist, Felicia Combs!

If you’re an avid viewer of The Weather Channel, you’ll likely notice a new face starting this week: Meteorologist Felicia Combs! Get to know more about Felicia below and send along a warm welcome in the comments below.

Where are you from?

I grew up in central Florida, Lake Wales to be exact.

What sparked your passion for weather?

As a kid I was really afraid of thunderstorms, so my mom bought me all of these weather books. That sparked my passion, but I didn’t realize it at the time.

Fill us in on your educational background.

I have a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida and a meteorology degree from Mississippi State University, plus a seal of approval from the National Weather Association. During my senior year at UCF I had a journalism internship at a station in Orlando and I realized I did not want to be a hard news reporter. On a fluke, the journalists I was with said why don’t you go hang out with the meteorologists in the weather office and see if you like that. It clicked and I loved it. So I got a job in TV, started studying for my meteorology degree, and the rest is history! It wasn’t my original plan, but as soon as I started meteorology I just knew that’s what I had to be doing with my life.

How long have you been in broadcast meteorology?

8 years! Most recently I was working at WSVN in Miami, Florida, I was at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida for 3 years, I was in Springfield, Missouri for 2 years, and first job was in Macon, Georgia. So I’ve been all over.

What’s the most unforgettable weather event you’ve covered?

I would say Hurricane Matthew. It came very close to West Palm Beach, and it looked like it might be a direct hit for a little while, and then it changed paths. That was my first year in West Palm Beach, and it really looked like a major hurricane was going to make landfall in our area. I remember because it had been so long since there was an actual landfalling hurricane that we were worried people would be complacent. It ended up skirting the coast so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but given that it was my first year back in south Florida and it looked like it would be a direct hit, it was memorable.

What kind of weather is most fascinating to you and why?

I love tropical weather! Growing up in Florida that’s kind of a given. I lived in central Florida during the 2004/2005 hurricane season. Charley, Frances, and Jeanne all crossed over Polk county where I lived. We couldn’t go to school, we didn’t have electricity for two weeks, and the whole city was covered in blue tarps because nobody had roofs. Tropical weather has always been a little more interesting to me.

What’s your favorite season and why?

Well, I’m definitely a Florida girl through and through so I like the heat! But we don’t really have seasons in Florida. From my time living in Georgia and Missouri, I love fall! Seeing the colors changing, the nip in the air, the pumpkins. The feel of fall is my favorite.

What’s something our audience would be surprised to know about you?

Let’s see… I really like traveling off the beaten path. Rather than going to an all inclusive resort, I’d rather go to some hole-in-the-wall place and explore the area on a bicycle. I really like immersing myself in the culture of wherever I go.

Do you have any other hobbies or interests you’re passionate about?

I like doing anything outdoors like kayaking, hiking, and especially running. I also love cooking, and not to toot my own horn, but I am a pretty good cook!

What part of being an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about getting a chance to cover the entire nation both in studio and live on location. I’ve cultivated so many relationships around the country with my prior experiences in broadcast meteorology and I’m excited to be able to connect with all of those areas again.


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19 Comments


  1. Felicia Combs dressed with a white top and someone says that she is of white ethnicity, if that is so, what is the color of her top? Why do we always have to add a racial epithet in everything? And we wonder why the world is so?

  2. Welcome Felica, glad to see an experienced meteorologist join the team. I took boot camp at the Navy RTC in Orlando in 1971, it’s all close down now. I also was stationed near Attalia, Fla. for 3 years. So I know how the weather is there, Loved Fla. I truly hope you stay at TWC, good luck and may our Lord guide you.

  3. wuz up with yoooooooooooou!? you are going to love TWC, and isn’t Jim Cantore adorable? tell him I said hi 😉

  4. Felicia, welcome aboard the Weather channel, I’m sure you will be a great meteorologist. Back in 1971, I Took boot- camp at Orlando RTC. I was also stationed in Florida at a bombing range in Ocala forest for 3 years. Loved Florida. I hope you have a pleasant time at TWC.

  5. A big hello and welcome Felicia from Central Missouri! Thought you looked familiar. Hope you enjoy the experiences the Weather Channel has to offer you.

  6. Welcome Felicia!! Hopefully my daughter who is currently studying Meteorology at the Univ of Miami (Go ‘Canes) will soon follow in your steps! #weathersisters

  7. Welcome to the WC. I watch it all the time and learn something new each time. I will be looking for you on the air and maybe you will get to Wisconsin during our good winter blizzards.

  8. Welcome to TWC Felicia. I look forward to watching you on-air from now on. Because you like trying things off the beaten path, try a stay in the Midwest during a polar vortex with a minus 50 wind chill and see if it becomes your new favorite weather event! It’s like the nip in the air in Fall just 1000 times colder! LOL! Good luck in your new job at TWC!!

  9. I watched you on TWC this morning! You did a good job covering the excessive heat across the midwest and northeast. I live in IL and it has been extremely hot this month, it’s going to get worse! But I would take the extreme heat over the extreme cold, I hate being cold! Good luck, Felicia and welcome to TWC! I know you will do great!

  10. Welcome to TWC, Felicia! I was recently in your area of Florida and it was beautiful there! I look forward to seeing you on the broadcasts of my favorite channel! 🙋🏻‍♀️😊

  11. Welcome to TWC.
    I watched you in West Palm Beach. Now being back in Va, and your in Atlanta I get to continue seeing you. I’ve followed you for a long time. I’m so excited, and happy for all you have accomplished.

  12. Welcome, Felicia to TWC’s community! My family teases me on how much I watch The Weather Channel and now Weather Underground. Wishing you well on your new endeavor. Hope to see you soon. 

  13. @feliciacombs, I jovially welcome you to The Weather Channel, my benevolent (favorite) channel on the air outside local news. I look forward to watching you on TWC. You are another example of why we need more female meteorologists now. I am confident that @liana-brackett is your awesome TWC mentor. I have been a colossal fan of The Weather Channel since day one. Bring it on, Felicia! #wxgirlsrule 😀