Matt Breland

Meteorologist

Matt grew up in the small town of Sumrall, MS which is just a few miles outside of Hattiesburg. Weather held his interest ever since kindergarten. He recalls a kid bringing a book about tornadoes to class, which sparked the interest. Then on his 9th birthday, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the MS coast. After this event, Matt decided that it was meant to be for him to pursue a career in meteorology.

Preceding his high school graduation in 2014, Matt attended Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, MS so that he could complete the calculus and physics prerequisites required for meteorology. In 2016, Matt called Starkville, MS home for the next 2 years to finish his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State University.

2018 was a big year for Matt, as he started a part time weekend weather specialist job at WVUA in Tuscaloosa, AL. Once May rolled around, Matt graduated from MSU with a degree in geoscience with a concentration in professional meteorology with an emphasis in broadcasting. Soon after that Matt accepted a full time job at Alabama News Network in Montgomery, AL!

In his spare time Matt enjoys traveling to see friends and family, exercising, spending time outdoors, and listening to music (a lot of Shania Twain). You can watch his weather shows on the weekends!

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Articles

Golden Apple: Stephanie Williams

At J.E. Hobbs Elementary School, gifted and accelerated learning teacher, Stephanie Williams, always stays on track with keeping her students engaged with unique and fun learning experiences.  She assures that her students are…

Cloudy Skies Continue

  Another round of cloudy skies are with us this afternoon. Expect mostly overcast conditions with highs reaching the mid 60s. Overnight we will still see mostly cloudy skies with temperatures falling into the upper 40s. By Monday we still…

Warming Up and Cloudy

Mostly cloudy skies on this Saturday. We will deal with overcast skies this afternoon with highs in the upper 50s, so still on the cooler side. North winds will continue to keep us cool…

Warming Up!

  Still seeing some cloud cover over most of south and central Alabama. We will continue to see partial to complete overcast skies for the rest of this Sunday. Temperatures will still stay in the more mild range in the…

Cloudy Days Ahead

We will stay mostly cloudy this Saturday with the possibility of a passing shower during the early evening time. Highs this afternoon will be a bit warmer than usual, in the upper 60s, then…

Golden Apple: Jennifer Jenkins

At ABC Elementary, fourth grade teacher Jennifer Jenkins tries her best to go the extra mile to make her students learn the best they possibly can.  She focuses on reading and spelling techniques…

Winter Weather

This afternoon and evening will remain on the cloudy side. Our high temperatures will be a bit more on the average side in the mid 50s, and tonight we will see those clouds fade…

Slight Warm Up, Then Cool Down

We will see plenty of the sun for the rest of this weekend. Highs today will stay in the mid 50s, and overnight we will cool back down into the mid 30s with overall…

Golden Apple: Amy Williams

This week’s Golden Apple award winner comes from Milbrook Middle School. Amy Williams teaches math and science to 5th graders.  She has been teaching for about 11 years and she plans on continuing her career…

Much Colder Tonight

  We will be staying much cooler today with highs only reaching the lower 40s. Winds will be out of the Northwest at a breezy 10-15 mph. Skies will stay on the clearer side with little cloud cover for the…

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