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).
A chilly and cloudy Wednesday around the D.C. region with temperatures in the 30s and 40s.
A chilly start to your Tuesday in the D.C. region.
Watch your step as you head out Friday morning!
There are only five days until the official start of winter, but Mother Nature decided to celebrate a little early this year with a winter storm that impacted a large portion of the D.C. region Wednesday.
Snow lovers – are you ready?
Another beautiful fall day across the D.C. region with sunny and warm conditions and temperatures in the mid-70s.
Once again we’re waking up to gray skies and the last of Sally’s showers lingering across parts of the DMV.
Plenty of cloud cover today as remnants of Tropical Storm Sally pass well south of the metro area.
As we finish up the work week we continue to dodge some scattered morning showers today.
A hazy, hot and humid Monday following the Fourth of July holiday weekend with scattered afternoon thunderstorms possible.