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

Hydroplaning Safety

Summer is just 8 days away, and that means that we will start to see a more summer-like weather pattern.  That means more warmer temperatures, and those late afternoon pop-up rain showers.  The atmosphere can be fueled by this summer…

Rare June Cool Front

Now that rain showers and clouds are finally starting to fade, now we can expect a brief period of much more pleasant weather. Overnight, skies will clear out and we will see dry weather stick around for the rest of…

Rain & Clouds

Showers and thunderstorms will continue through out the later afternoon and evening hours of our Sunday. A few pop up showers may contain frequent lightning, and strong winds. Mostly cloudy skies will be around…

Rain Lingers

Showers and thunderstorms will continue through out the later afternoon and evening hours of our Saturday. A few pop up showers may contain frequent lightning, and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy skies will be around…

Hurricane Preparedness

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season, and now is the time to remain mindful of all the latest information regarding tropical weather. The National Hurricane Center is predicting a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic,…

Warm Weather, Rain Later

Warm weather will prevail for the next several days in south/central AL. Highs will continue to be in the lower to mid 90s each day in the upcoming week. We will also see plenty…

Warm Weather Pattern

Warm weather will prevail for the next several days in south/central AL. Highs will continue to be in the lower to mid 90s each day in the upcoming week. We will also see plenty of sunshine and clear skies with…

Heat Still Rising

A very warm and dry next few days are approaching us in south/central Alabama. We will see temperatures reach the upper 90s today with plenty of sunshine. A few clouds will be around during…

Record Breaking Heat

A very warm and dry next few days are approaching us in south/central Alabama. We will see temperatures reach the upper 90s today with plenty of sunshine. A few clouds will be around during…

Warm Week Coming Up!

Partly cloudy skies will stick around for the rest of the afternoon! Much warmer today with highs close to 90! A few showers and thunderstorms will be likely later this evening into the overnight hours. Then temperatures will dip into…

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