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).
Keep your eyes on the skies Wednesday as a strong cold front moves through the D.C. region bringing possible showers and a chance for isolated thunderstorms later in the day.
No showers or clouds to greet you Tuesday morning as a ridge of high pressure sets us up for a day of abundant sunshine! FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says to get ready for the day that will be the "pick of the week" as temperatures rise to the mid-70s. What a treat!
Monday will bring partly cloudy skies with a chance for a few showers mainly to the far south and east of the D.C. region. FOX 5's Jennifer Delgado says most areas will be dry with high temperatures near 70 degrees.
Brrr! It's a chilly morning as overnight temperatures dropped into the mid-30s to the lower 40s.
We're waking up to some lingering showers, clouds and areas of fog but the sun will break through by afternoon!
The clouds are back and scattered showers are expected to develop and move from west to east through late morning, into the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today are seasonable in the mid-60s.
It's an overcast morning as clouds linger behind a disturbance that brought overnight showers.
The storms are out of here for now! Monday morning will start off cooler with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.
We interrupt the delightful pattern of warm and sunny days to bring scattered showers and plenty of cloud cover, especially in the morning this Friday, into the forecast.
We take a few steps back from the summer-like warmth of Wednesday as we head for the upper 60s to around 70 today.