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Tim Lavigne is the Meteorologist on the FOX 61 Weekend News at 10 and 11.

A graduate of Lyndon State College in 2011, He has also worked in Yuma, Arizona and Monroe, Louisiana over the last 5 years. Born and raised in Meriden, Connecticut, Tim is happy to be back home around family and friends forecasting in his home state.

Tim has covered several severe weather events in his career. In Arizona, Tim covered a major heat wave including 120 degree temps over a multi-day period. In 2016, Tim earned an Emmy nomination for coverage of a devastating flood event in Northeast Louisiana where 21 inches of rain fell in 4 days. In 2017, he covered a tornado outbreak in which 11 tornadoes spawned over a 5 hour period, causing millions in damage.

Tim is a candidate for the prestigious AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal, a certification he is eager to achieve. In his spare time, you can find him rooting for the Yankees, or the Dallas Cowboys, or playing pool. He also frequents many classic car shows during the year.

Recent Articles
  • Weather Watch: Breaking down our next winter storm on Tuesday

    Despite Punxsutawney Phil (and Manchester Chuckles) calling for an early spring… we’re not done with winter yet. As most February’s go, we have been rather average. For us, that also means we are watching for the next big storm. This storm will not be a knock-down drag out blizzard. Instead, it will be another heaping helping of the same Great Lakes cutter slop that has characterized our 2018-19 winter so far. THE SETUP: A developing surface low pressure system will […]

  • Windy and COLD today! Watching a storm for Tuesday….

    High pressure will take control and stick around until Monday. Sunny skies are expected with temps staying seasonable. Sunday will feature mainly clear skies for the morning with a chilly start. Temperatures will fall tonight into the teens and some locations could see single digits. By the afternoon temperatures will be a bit cool in the mid to low 30s with increasing cloud coverage heading into dinner time. Overnight we increase the chance to see a passing flurry or two […]

  • It’s Groundhog Day… and we are not stuck in the same rut!

    The arctic cold is retreating as a more modified and tolerable airmass is setting in. The stage is set for a significant warmup in the next 3 days as strong high pressure slides off the coast, promoting a surge of warmth and moisture northward into our area. This pattern is definitely a lot more spring-like, just in time for Groundhog Day, where Phil predicted a early spring by not seeing his shadow. The “Prognosticator of Prognosticators” – as he is […]

  • Warming trend underway – 50s on Tuesday

    Warmer air is on the way as strong high pressure continues to move eastward. The prevailing southerly flow around the western side of this high pressure center will bring our temps back up into the 50s, a welcome change from the temps we were feeling. A front will move through on Tuesday, and steady rain is expected on Thursday and Friday. Temps will be cooler but not cool enough to support mixed precip. A cool weekend is expected, with temps […]

  • Midweek soaker on the way – big warmup too!

    We are finally running out of arctic air. Temps rebounded nicely today, around 20-25 degrees warmer than yesterday! High pressure is beginning to retreat, and changes are in store. The setup – features a strong  trough of low pressure moving across the Midwest. This trough is picking up a sizeable amount of moisture from the Pacific ocean. That moisture will be transported all the way to our region, and will bring a big warmup with it. Temps will actually get […]

  • Warmer temps, rain showers Wednesday

    Wednesday may be a bit dicey during the day. As rain moves in from the west, it may start off as wintry mix, as the ground is already frozen solid. Even though temperatures will rise into the 40 degree range, that ice may take its time melting. We’ll be on the weather watch on Wednesday as that precipitation comes down. Rain continues into Thursday, before clearing out and cooling off for Friday and the weekend. Forecast Details: TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. […]

  • Cold and dry… Where is the snow?!

    Another cold day across the area – with temps struggling to hit 30.  A potent storm system in the Midwest will miss us to the south, that will keep things dry through the weekend. Models are hinting at  a chance for some topography-based snow shower development as the storm passes to the south, but other than that, things should remain tranquil. The rest of the week looks decent with arming temps through midweek. After that, a weak, moisture-starved clipper system will reinforce […]

  • Potential for snow increasing? We have our eyes on a storm next week

    It was a cold but quiet day lots of sunshine, the clouds will increase tonight. Winds will pick up just a bit by the shoreline so expect wind chill values in the teens. High pressure takes control of our weather for the next couple of days so we’ll be quiet and cold. Temperatures will start to moderate heading into the middle of the week with highs near 40 degrees by Wednesday. Wednesday will be a bit breezy as a result […]

  • Cooldown coming – early snow Tuesday

    Tonight the winds will quiet down  and with clear skies we’ll see a considerable cool down. Waking up tomorrow morning some towns may see teens while others in the low 20s. Temperatures will warm to the low 30s for most of the state with increasing clouds. Tuesdays commute is going to be a bit messy especially for northern CT. A chance for snow in the early morning before switching over to strictly rain. This looks to be strictly a rain […]

  • Rainy and soggy, wintry mix possible Tuesday

    Rain will come down periodically along with chilly temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees. In terms of rain amounts, many projections are showing around a half inch, with a few spots possibly up around 1″. Sunday will be the pick of the weekend for outdoor plans. It will be breezy but dry with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s. During the winter months, we don’t notice as much when temperatures are above average (because it’s still […]

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