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 beautiful Thanksgiving afternoon across the D.C. region! Are some snowflakes possible over the weekend?
A cold, calm and quiet Wednesday with a partly sunny Thanksgiving in the upper-50s tomorrow!
A cool morning and mild afternoon Wednesday with plenty of sun and highs in the 60s!
A cool, cloudy and quiet Tuesday with highs in the 50s later in the afternoon.
It will be a chilly and breezy Monday across the D.C. region with highs in the low-50s.
An amazing fall afternoon with sunny skies and warm temperatures in the 60s and 70s across the D.C. region.
A chilly morning gives way to a mild and sunny afternoon Monday with highs in the upper-60s.
Another chilly day Friday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 50s. Showers possible on Sunday.
A chilly morning across the D.C. region with temperatures in the 20s and 30s as you wake up to start the day.
A chilly Tuesday with clouds, showers and highs in the low-50s.