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).
D.C. has reached its third heat wave of the season as Tuesday marks three days in a row of 90° weather.
Monday is another hot and humid day with hit-or-miss thunderstorms possible.
The big story is the heat with Thursday expected to be the hottest day of the current heatwave.
The heat and humidity return to the D.C. region Wednesday with highs in the upper-80s and the chance for isolated evening storms.
Scorching temperatures will make Thursday one of the hottest days of the season across the D.C. region as the July heat wave continues.
Get ready for our hottest stretch of the summer so far!
A sunny and less humid Thursday across the D.C. region with the chance for some isolated pop-up thunderstorms later in the day.
Get ready for some heat in the DMV on Wednesday as the high is expected to sit around 90 by the afternoon.
Another hot and humid day across the D.C. region with temperatures in the 80s and the chance for afternoon thunderstorms.
A warm and very humid Thursday across the D.C. region with the chance for scattered showers and storms.