Taylor is very excited to be joining the Storm Track 8 Team in the Quad Cities as the weekend meteorologist! A Southern Girl at heart, she is from Elizabethtown, KY and graduated with her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University.

From a young age, she has always been fascinated with the weather. She pursued her passion with meteorology internships at both WCBI in Columbus, MS and WTVQ in Lexington, KY. During her senior year at MSU, she worked as a fill-in meteorologist at WCBI. As a meteorologist in Mississippi, she was able to experience intense heat, humidity, and several severe weather outbreaks. Despite living in The South, her favorite type of weather is snow, and she’s looking forward to seeing plenty of it in the Quad Cities!

When she’s not looking at the weather, she enjoys reading, cheering on her MSU Bulldogs, and traveling. She is excited to explore not only the Quad Cities, but the Upper Midwest. You can catch her on Saturday at 6,9, and 10, and on Sunday at 5,9, and 10.

Recent Articles
  • Isolated showers on Mother’s Day… More storms arrive late Sunday evening

    Happy Mother’s Day! Although it will be a bit dreary with cloud cover in place, at least we’ll warm up into the low 70s. A few isolated showers and storms are possible as well. However, a much better chance of rain arrives late Sunday evening into early Monday morning. Once again, we could see heavy rain and a few strong storms, especially north of I-80. The main concerns are gusty winds and some large hail in a couple of storms. […]

  • Today: Warmest of the next 8 days

    We’re starting the day with mostly cloudy skies with some light fog and sprinkles, but conditions will be a little more tolerable as the day goes on. Temperatures will rise up to 50 degrees around noon today with highs in the middle 50s for the afternoon. That will make today the warmest of the next 8 days. Even with some peeks of sunshine, clouds will swiftly move back late this afternoon with rain likely after dinnertime tonight. Rain will be […]

  • Caribbean earthquake made an appearance in the Midwest

    It is unlikely anyone outside the Caribbean could physically feel the shake, though.

  • Tornadoes have a fraternal twin! Meet the gustnado

    Wind speeds of 70 to 100 mph can accompany a gustnado.

  • Throwback Thursday: A Look at the Ringling Bros. Circus in Davenport

    Our first photo is from 1910 in Rock Island. Ever look at the Rock Island Courthouse and think it looks like it’s missing something? It was originally built in 1896 at a cost of$112,201, but in 1958 the beautiful copper domes were removed.  Only sixty years after being built, the copper roofing on the domes had “worn out”.  Rather than repairing or replacing the roofing, a decision was made to remove all the domes, leaving a clunky version of this […]

  • Halloween snapshot at Moline’s Garfield School dates back to 1957 #TBT

    It’s that time of the week again! This week’s blast from the past includes some festive Halloween memories and a look back at ice skating in the 1950’s. All pictures are courtesy of Retro Quad Cities. How things have changed! This is from June 1910 when the police department received its first horseless carriage, a Pope-Fordham, manufactured in St.Louis. This squad car was completely black and the men immediately dubbed it the “Black Mariah.” A virtual storm of criticism surrounded the […]

  • The Eric Factor: A warm welcome in Morning Sun, Iowa

    On Friday, I spent the morning in the great town of Morning Sun. Even though it was rather cloudy, it was a great day to visit students at Morning Sun Elementary School. I spoke to two different groups of school children. We talked about severe weather, hurricanes, tornadoes, the seasons, and the water cycle! Part of their homework was to watch News 8’s Good Morning Quad Cities this morning (as I was off of work on Monday). And in case […]

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