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
  • Freezing fog this morning; slow warming trend midweek!

    Another frigid start this morning out-the-door with morning lows hovering in the teens, under mainly clear skies. Some patchy fog is developing (mainly in rural areas) and could be freezing on contact, so some spots may be contending with black ice for the rush hour. Additional sunshine today should slowly move our temperatures above freezing by the afternoon, while another quiet afternoon is anticipated! Milder weather to SLOWLY work in this workweek! By midweek, a rain and snow mix will […]

  • Sunshine is back but chill remains for central Indiana

    Skies are clear and roads mostly dry out-the-door this morning after yesterday’s light snow. As temperatures continue to drop before sunrise, some areas of freezing fog will be in the mix (especially in rural areas). This could help additional black ice form in spots before 9 a.m. Winds will be light through the afternoon and sunshine will be dominant all day. With a chilly day ahead as highs reach 32°, the sunshine will make a huge difference. Additional clear skies […]

  • Tracking afternoon snow; accumulations likely in spots!

    Click here for current conditions, live radar, and latest weather alerts A better start out-the-door this morning, as roads are dry and the radar is quiet! Still cold and cloudy to start the day but not slick. Nonetheless, snow is on the way this afternoon for the entire area and could begin as early as 10 a.m. in northwestern Indiana! Temperatures will play a role in how much falls and actually accumulates. It appears that from Indy north, around 1-1.5″ […]

  • Snowy start creating a slow, slick morning rush hour! More snow on Thursday…

    Light but steady pockets of snow are falling now this morning across the state and will continue through noon! Although totals are light and will range from a dusting to an inch, roads are slick and snow covered in spots. The morning rush hour will slow and some school delays are expected. By the afternoon, the upper wave will be east and a ridge (stable air) will move in allowing for the day to end with some sunshine! Another system […]

  • Flurries, clouds and cold…welcome to December!

    The cold pattern is back and in place, while flurries continue to fly from time-to-time through this morning! It won’t amount to much, but it could create a few slick spots out-the-door on bridges and overpasses. Limited peeks of sunshine will help to brighten the day, but temperatures will remain nearly 10° below the seasonal average. A few more robust snow showers could develop this evening and overnight, and a dusting could be possible in spots through Wednesday morning. So, […]

  • Colder flow back while snow returns to the area!

    After a mild weekend, colder air is back! Live Guardian Radar is tracking rain and snow at this time, while temperatures remain above 32°. This should keep roads damp and not icy through the morning. As colder air digs in this afternoon (aloft), snow showers will continue through the early evening but our temperatures never really drop too much, so roads will remain wet and not icy. Roads could get slick in spots later tonight, as temperatures drop into the […]

  • Warm open to December as storms approach from the south!

    Patchy fog and drizzle out-the-door this morning, as temperatures run milder to start your day! Fog is thick enough in spots that a DENSE FOG ADVISORY will hold until 10:00am from Indianapolis and points north. Along with a temperature inversion, plenty of cloud cover will be around, as temperatures SLOWLY move into the upper 40’s this afternoon. Overall, a quiet a day and a decent start to the weekend, considering the above average temperatures. Tonight, dry weather holds for the […]

  • Early wintry mix! Rain chances going up, along with our temperatures for the weekend

    A light, scattered wintry mix to start this morning out-the-door, most areas should be fine but some very confined spots could see sleet, patchy freezing drizzle or flurries. We will continue to monitor any issues through 10:00 am. By the afternoon, temperatures will reach well above 32° and rain chances will be the only “threat.” Rain chances will continue tonight, while temperatures remain ABOVE the freezing mark! Most rain will shift south overnight and should be mainly gone around sunrise […]

  • Coldest of the season eases; heavy rain and warmth this weekend?

    BUNDLE UP!!! Tough start out-the-door this morning, as temperatures hover in the teens and wind chills are now in the single digits! Coldest morning of the early season, while flurries continue to linger through mid-morning. Sunshine WILL BE back today and drier conditions will make for a better afternoon, marking the start of a new warming trend! Clouds increase tonight and we continue to monitor an approaching warm front. This front may spark a few pockets of wintry mix across […]

  • Coldest of the season tonight? Warmer, wetter push for the weekend!

    Areas of flurries and pockets of light snow around this morning, as temperatures hover in the lower 20’s. Roads are slick and icy in spots, mainly confined to bridges and overpasses…some extra time may be needed! Limited sunshine and drier conditions expected by this afternoon but temperatures will struggle with highs only reaching the upper 20’s (nearly 20° below the seasonal averages)! Skies will clear in spots tonight and winds will go light! This will allow our temperatures to drop […]