Rex Thompson

Rex Thompson

Weather Forecaster

Moselle, MS

Rex is originally from Columbia, MS. His interest in weather began in 1969 when he was just 8 years old.

One of the worst hurricanes to ever strike the United State was hurricane Camille. It struck south Mississippi on August 17th-18th. Winds in his home town were estimated to be sustained at 120 mph with gusts to 140. This event made a huge impact on Rex.

At the age of 12 he was fortunate enough to meet Jim Thornhill. Jim was the director of the Civil Defense for Marion County and Columbia. We know it now as Emergency Management.

It tuned out Mr. Thornhill was a former Air Force meteorologist and immediately took Rex under his wing and began to teach him.

Rex’s first ever broadcast experience was at WFFF radio in Columbia where he did a weather segment at just 13 years of age. He landed his first job in television in as the weekend weathercast for WAPT channel 16 in 1982.

Rex has worked several stints in the Pine Belt on various television stations over the years as well as the weekend weathercast for WTVC in Chattanooga, TN.


Recent Articles by Rex

  Clouds increase overnight Sunday

  Midnight fog going into Sunday morning

  Sunny Friday with cool weather for Gametime

  Clear overnight followed by sunny Thursday

  Cooler weather to come to the Pine Belt

  Likely chance for showers after midnight, Sunday morning

  Partlyt cloudy skies expected Monday

  Cloudy overnight in Pine Belt Saturday

  Cold front to bring cool weather for Pine Belt

  Pine Belt expects to be chilly overnight Saturday

  Skies mostly cloudy for Pine Belt Sunday night

  Patchy fog overnight going into Sunday morning

  Chance for showers, thunderstorms overnight

  Overnight fog expected for Sunday night

  Clear, cool overnight with sunny skies Sunday

  Patchy fog leads to sunny skies Monday in Pine Belt

  Skies start to clear out Sunday afternoon

  Skies expected to be clear overnight

  Fog overnight, showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon

  Fog overnight; dry and warm Sunday afternoon

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  Rain from Beta moving through the Pine Belt

  Possible overnight showers forecasted for Pine Belt

  Cloud cover throughout the Pine Belt this weekend

  First Alert: Weekend forecast

  Mostly cloudy Friday with no rain expected

  South MS prepares for Tropical Storm Sally

First Alert: Tropical Storm Sally forms off FL coast, moves towards MS/AL coast

  All eyes on the gulf this weekend

  Warm Tuesday with chance for stray afternoon shower, thunderstorm