Hey, my name is Tucker Barnes and I am the Emmy award-winning meteorologist on FOX 5 Morning and Good Day DC each day. I was raised in the Washington area.
My passion for the weather began at an early age when at the age of 5, I began issuing forecasts to my kindergarten class. By my teens, I was immersed in my favorite subject, offering often highly-inaccurate, long-range forecasts to my high school class.
I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and completed my graduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
I love this area of the country and its seasons. The challenges of forecasting in this region are nearly unmatched. Among my proudest achievements at FOX 5: Covering Hurricane Irene in Ocean City (in the seafoam), the winter of Snowmaggedeon and the Derecho of 2012.
In my spare time, I enjoy nature, the weather (of course), gardening, animals, football and making fun of Steeler fans (Unless you are a Steeler fan -- then I like making fun of Cowboy fans).
After a rainy Sunday we’re off to a sunny, warm and dry start to the workweek this Monday with highs in the 80s!
The nice weather returns on Friday with low temps in the 60s which is a real treat for July.
A heavy haze will be present in the skies over the D.C. region again Wednesday as smoke particles from devastating wildfires in parts of the Pacific Northwest hang over the area.
Smoke from the devastating wildfires in parts of the Pacific Northwest are casting a hazy filter in the skies over the D.C. region.
A hot and hazy Tuesday with low humidity, dry skies and highs in the low-90s!
The D.C. region is keeping a close watch on Tropical Storm Elsa as it makes landfall along north Florida's Gulf Coast Wednesday.
Rain and showers move out of the D.C region following a night of severe weather and storms. Sunny skies and temperatures near 80 degrees later in the day.
A hot Thursday with highs in the 80s and strong afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the forecast.
The extreme heat continues into Wednesday with highs in the mid-90s and heat index temperatures near 105 degrees.
The heat wave continues Wednesday with hazy, hot and humid temperatures in the upper-90s.