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

  Showers, thunderstorms likely Tuesday

  Mostly sunny this weekend

  Sunny skies expected Friday and Saturday

  Sunny skies expected for next few days

  Clear skies expected by Wednesday afternoon

  First Alert Weather Day: Pine Belt under ‘enhanced’ risk for severe weather Tuesday

  Cloudy Saturday, storms likely Sunday

  Partly cloudy Thursday ahead of Friday showers

  Showers possible later this week

  Partly cloudy and dry Tuesday

  Night skies to be clear Sunday in Pine Belt

  Sunny Wednesday, rain expected later this week

  Clearing skies Tuesday, chance for rain later in week

  Clear skies expected Sunday night

  Shower chances return Saturday night

  Rain expected overnight, flash floods possible

  Cool down expected Sunday night

  Sunny skies expected Sunday

  Strong storms expected overnight

  Chance for showers, thunderstorms Wednesday

  Possible showers for Pine Belt Tuesday

  Another night of clear skies Sunday

  Overnight skies to be clear Saturday

  Clear skies on tap for Sunday night

  Slim chance for overnight showers Saturday

  Mostly clear overnight skies in Pine Belt Sunday

  Clear overnight skies for Pine Belt Saturday

  Severe storms possible Wednesday

  Rain expected after midnight Sunday

Dense fog expected overnight in Pine Belt