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: Sylvia Cook

At Francis Marion School, fifth grade teacher Sylvia Cook, is the math expert.  She makes an effort to keep her classroom engaged with her lesson so that they can understand math skill better…

Sunshine is Back!

  For the remainder of this Sunday temperatures will still be a bit on the warmer side in the upper 70s. Partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions with winds out of the southwest at 10-20 mph will be sticking around…

Storms Overnight

  Today expect a warmer afternoon with highs in the lower 80s and partly cloudy skies and a few pop up showers are possible. Overnight conditions will become more favorable for severe thunderstorms. By…

Rainy Monday

Expect partly sunny skies for the rest of the day. Highs reaching the lower 80s and by night time we should see temperatures fall into the lower 60s Monday is looking like a mostly…

Cloudy Then Sunny!

A few showers still remain possible today as we hold on to mostly cloudy skies for the majority of the evening hours. Expect lows tonight to be in the upper 30s with winds staying out of the north at about…

Few Storms Tonight

  Today expect a warmer afternoon with highs in the lower 80s and partly cloudy skies. By the evening we will see a few thunderstorms and rain showers pass through south/central AL. Some thunderstorms…

Golden Apple: Deidra Burleson

At Straughn Middle School, in Covington county,  Deidra Burleson, known as Mrs. B, is an 8th grade language arts teacher.  She has a lot of passion and interaction with her students.  She helps…

Storms Tomorrow

Sunny weather conditions on this Sunday! Clear skies and highs near 80,and tonight we stay clear with lows in the mid 40s. Tomorrow, rain and thunderstorms plus staying a little bit warmer, upper 70s for a high. It’s possible that…

Golden Apple: Mary Gibson

At Thomasville Elementary School, Mary Gibson teaches first graders.  She uses kindness, humor, and passion to elaborate on all the subjects that she shines light on for her classroom.  Her students admire all…

Happy St. Patrick`s Day! We have plenty of sunshine and clear skies that will last us all through this upcoming week! Expect highs in the lower 60s today with little to no cloud cover. However, overnight we will be much…

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