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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
  • Heavy rain and storms to open the weekend on warm winds!

    Enjoying mostly cloudy skies, dry roads and seasonal temperatures to start our Friday morning. We expect a fairly quiet day shaping up with steadily rising temperatures, seasonal afternoon highs and dry conditions holding through the day. Winds will begin to increase through the day but otherwise pretty decent for mid-November. Clouds will begin to thicken this evening and most rainfall holds off until after midnight. Semi-state championships in football look great for most tonight. After midnight, rain chances will begin […]

  • Heavy fog to start…sunshine builds before a rainy Wednesday!

    A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect until 9 a.m. for our northern viewing area! The combination of clear skies, light winds, colder temperatures (reaching the dew point) and damp ground lead to these conditions overnight. Although the fog is thick and a few school delays will be possible…I still feel that sunshine will build in through the day (regardless of the temperature inversion). Strong ridging should be enough to erode the fog away and give us a brighter afternoon […]

  • Dreary start but sunshine to end the day! Slightly milder air this week, showery too…

    Heavy clouds, haze and damp conditions to start our Monday morning. No doubt, a carryover from Sunday’s dreary weather, but not all is lost for today! Clouds should SLOWLY erode away this afternoon and likely we will end the day some sunshine. Considering the clouds will hold for most of the day, expect highs to only reach the middle 40s. At least the rainfall is winding down this morning, so no umbrella needed! With clearing skies this evening, heavy fog […]

  • Morning showers ending as chill remains; colder weather arrives Friday

    Scattered showers and areas of rain continue to fall across the state this morning, the steadiest remains just south of downtown at this hour. Most, if not all, rain should be east of the state by noon today. Cloudy skies will remain heavy across the skyline, but a few a peeks of sunshine may work in for the afternoon. Even though rain will be ending, temperatures will again remain below average through the afternoon! No need for an umbrella after […]

  • Severe threat is over and now cooler air is working back in for the week!

    The strong cold front has now cleared the state and any severe weather threat is over! Colder, drier and somewhat more stable air is now back in for the week! Winds will remain breezy today and temperatures will likely not move much through the afternoon. Heavy clouds will be likely, too, but a few peeks of sunshine may brighten some spots this afternoon. Good to have more tranquil weather but the clean-up from the storms will now get underway. Confirmation […]

  • Weather remains unsettled but much warmer; will we see 70s this weekend?

    A taste of spring is in the air, as temperatures continue to rise slowly on south winds, while spotty showers continue to pass overhead! Although clouds will dominate for most of the day, at least temperatures are above average (the first time in a week). Rainfall today should be fairly light and scattered, with a heavier, steadier push for tonight and into the overnight hours (cold front passage). Here is today’s breakdown: The cold front tonight will bring us a […]

  • Wintry mix this morning gives way to a warming trend

    A rain and snow mix continues to fall across the state this morning. Roads are wet and snow WILL NOT accumulate but certainly a change-up from the norm! This wintry batch will begin to taper through mid-morning, but clouds will hold for the day. Temperatures through the afternoon hours will hold in the middle to upper 40s, creating a cool afternoon. A warm front will begin to lift in this evening and bring with it a chance of additional rain […]

  • Chilly but bright for our last day of October! Trick-or-treat forecast not too spooky…

    Skies are mainly clear and temperatures are down in the lower 30s to start this Tuesday morning. We are expecting a brighter start and plenty of sunshine to carry us through the day and early evening. Dry weather will hold all day and should make for a decent Halloween night for our little ghosts and goblins! Here is a breakdown for today and tonight and those trick-or-treating hours…bundle up! Clouds will increase this evening and into Wednesday. Although clouds thicken, […]

  • Clouds loom and some rain chances this afternoon; sunshine back for Halloween!

    Heavy clouds and breezy conditions continue this morning but overall a dry start should make for a decent Monday morning rush. Another cold front will arrive this afternoon, keeping us unsettled with spotty, limited showers at times. Also, this will keep the clouds around most of the day, while temperatures will be running 15 to 20° below average (60° is the average). Skies will slowly clear by this evening’s rush hour and a cold night will be settling in. A […]

  • Early sunshine, shower chances again and an even colder start Thursday morning!

    Skies are slowly clearing this morning and temperatures are now slipping into the upper 30s! No doubt, a colder start this morning but a brighter start expected with sunshine. Clouds will be increasing again this afternoon and from those clouds a few more showers will be possible! Not the greatest day, but some sunshine and less rain will certainly be an improvement from the past 48 hours. Rain chances look fairly weak this afternoon with only a 10% pop in […]