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).
Our first full day of spring will feel like summer by this afternoon!
We start off the day the way we finished Tuesday: with clouds, drizzle and fog as temperatures remain in the 40s.
By now you’ve heard of the latest viral trend sweeping the nation – the "broomstick challenge!"
Photos and video show extensive damage to parts of Maryland and Virginia after storms ripped through the DC region early Friday morning.
As the afternoon rolls on we will pick up a bit more cloud cover but temperatures are a bit warmer than Wednesday as we head for the mid-40s by afternoon.
The first snow of 2020 is expected to develop into the early afternoon hours Tuesday. FOX 5's Sue Palka says it's a quick moving system that will pass to our south mainly during the afternoon and evening.
It was the belly-flop heard around the world!
If you haven't heard – two of our own are tying the knot! Tucker Barnes and Caitlin Roth are getting married!
It's one of the few times when peeping is encouraged — the fall foliage across the Mid-Atlantic is oftentimes a spectacular array of orange, red and yellow hues.
The heat wave is over and Friday will feature a dramatic 15 to 20 degree drop in temperatures!