Jim O’Brien has been covering the ups and downs of Indiana weather for 20 years, 10 of those years right here at FOX59! Jim holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and a B.A. in Communications from Western Kentucky University. He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, where he has been awarded seals of approval for his outstanding work in the meteorological field.

In 2007, Jim was awarded the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal. He is one of only a few in the state who have qualified, tested, and passed this rigorous program.

While studying in college, Jim also served 6 years in the military at Fort Knox, where he specialized in reconnaissance and light weaponry. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing, fishing and traveling with his wife and their two daughters.

Recent Articles
  • Flurries end but winter-like conditions remain for Indiana

    Flurries continue to fall this morning but should be winding down by mid-morning, while temperatures remain very cold! Sunshine will be building this afternoon and temperatures will slowly recover into the lower 40s, still roughly 10° below average (51°). A slight breeze will add to a chill, but the sunshine is certainly welcome news! Tomorrow (Thursday) is going to be the best day of the week as sunshine and more seasonal temperatures return for a day. Another front will drive […]

  • Winter lingers with additional snow showers today, blustery too!

    Expect another dry start out-the-door, while under mainly clear skies and very cold temperatures! Our temperatures will range between 24-29° at sunrise, along with some heavy frost on the windshield. Early sunshine is expected before more clouds increase later today, along with the development of additional snow showers. Decent instability and CAA (cold air advection) should get the snow going by the afternoon. The steadiest pockets of snow will arrive from mid-afternoon (3 p.m.) through the evening rush hour (7 […]

  • Winter’s feel lingers; spotty showers and flurries by this evening

    After a dry weekend, a couple of shots of light rain and light snow return to parts of Indiana over the next 36 hours. This will not amount to anything significant, but is a sign that winter is not done yet! Early sunshine will be replaced with clouds this afternoon, as temperatures level off in the lower 40s. As a weak wave drops through the state, this should kick out some pockets of light rain (mainly sprinkles) and flurries. A […]

  • Sunshine is back but winter’s chill remains; tracking snow chances this weekend

    Skies are clearing and temperatures are falling before sunrise to start our Friday morning. It may be colder, BUT it will be a MUCH quieter drive in, as the flurries have ended and roads look great (no black ice)! Expect a good shot of sunshine today too, while temperatures slowly rise into the lower 40s. No doubt, an improvement from Thursday’s miserable conditions, but still running below average for afternoon highs. Tonight, dry weather still holds and roads still good […]

  • Light snow overnight creating big problems this morning; winter still here!

    Roads are icy to snow covered in spots this morning and any roads untreated may catch you off guard! Until roads get treated, travel will be slow and some school delays are expected, especially in the more rural areas. Live Guardian Radar is indicating less activity now, but a few flurries remain until mid-morning. Some sunshine will work in this afternoon, as temperatures SLOWLY climb into the middle 30s later today. Coldest of the week expected (36°) with temperatures running […]

  • Light snow early, as winter feel returns to Indiana

    Pockets of light snow are falling this morning across the state. Only a light dusting in a few spots, while roads remain mostly dry across the entire area! No doubt, the colder air is back and will hold for the entire day on breezy west winds. Many dry hours this afternoon and into the evening anticipated. This evening, a few flurries may redevelop but most areas will remain dry, while temperatures slip down into the lower 20s. A drier but […]

  • Warmest of the week; snow and cold to return tonight

    Heavy fog (in spots) is now developing to begin our Tuesday morning–especially in the western half of the state. After last night’s rain and now clearing skies, along with light winds, this is aiding in poor visibility at this hour. After sunrise, conditions will improve, as some sunshine and dry conditions will build in and should hold through the early afternoon. On breezy southwest winds, temperatures will warm into the lower to mid 50s, before rain showers redevelop and sweep […]

  • Dry start before rain returns this evening; winter not done yet!

    Skies are mainly clear and temperatures are cold across the state to begin our work week! Basically, a seasonal start to the day while clouds slowly increase from the west. Clouds will be thickening through the day, while temperatures steadily climb and wind speeds increase from the southeast. Rain chances should not begin to impact us until after 5 p.m. or later for downtown Indianapolis. Rainfall amounts look to be rather light and winding down by early Tuesday morning. Expect […]

  • Sunshine and seasonal today; weekend forecast remains tranquil!

    The rain has ended and clouds are clearing across the state. This will create a colder start this morning, but a drier one too. Ample sunshine on the way today, while temperatures slowly return to seasonal levels (46°) for early March. An added chill should be expected through the day with a steady breeze from the northwest at 10-15 mph. Overall, a fairly quiet, bright day ahead! Additional sunshine is in the mix for the entire weekend, as temperatures slowly […]

  • Rain, wind and turning sharply colder; March comes in like a lion!

    Areas of rain continue this morning, as mild temperatures hold steady with pockets of heavy fog. Expect some slow travel spots to begin the day, but at least the temperatures are agreeable. By noon, a strong cold front will be moving through and that’s when things begin to go downward. Rain will continue to fall in spots, but the wind will really crank up as temperatures begin to drop quickly. This will create a nasty afternoon, as gusts reach 35 […]