Meaghan Thomas joined ABC 33/40s weather team in May of 2014. Her forecasts can be seen on-air every Saturday and Sunday evening and whenever severe weather breaks.
Meaghan is originally from Johns Creek, Georgia, but is no rookie to Alabama’s weather patterns. In 2012, she earned her bachelor's degree in Broadcast News and Geography from the University of Alabama. As an undergraduate, she became a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. She also became a certified storm spotter. As a student at Alabama, Meaghan experienced first-hand, the devastating tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011. This experience further reinforced her desire to learn more about atmospheric science. She likes to consider herself a true "science nerd."
In 2014, Meaghan completed her master's degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While attending MSU, she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Communications. Meaghan also accompanied a group of storm chasers into the Great Plains where she personally experienced the EF-3 El-Reno, Oklahoma tornado, EF-4 Bennington, Kansas tornado, and 5.25 inch hail. Meaghan's pictures were featured on CNN, Good Morning America and ABC Nightly News.
While in graduate school, Meaghan also worked as a meteorologist at WCBI, the CBS affiliate, in Columbus, MS. She helped cover the April 28, 2014 tornado outbreak across Mississippi. In 2016, Meaghan earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. Thus, not only is she a Meteorologist that can communicate the weather, but a Meteorologist that really knows the science behind it. She is the youngest female in the state of Alabama to hold this CBM Seal of Approval.
Safety is always Meaghan’s top priority, and having someone viewers can rely on is very valuable. Her goal is to keep every family safe during hazardous conditions whether it’s on-air or online. So find her on Facebook or Twitter as she constantly keeps you up to date!
When Meaghan is not in the studio she is out getting to know the wonderful people of Central Alabama. This last school year (2015-2016), on her ‘off days,’ she worked at the University of Alabama as an Adjunct Professor teaching the Fundamentals of Electronic News. Meaghan is extremely invested in the Magic City and serves on the Junior Board of Restoration Academy in Fairfield, works with the Boy Scouts of America in Birmingham, on the Young Professionals of Birmingham Board serving with the Public Relations Committee and also dedicates time to serve on the Board of KultureCity Birmingham which promotes Autism acceptance and a better future for children with autism. She is also a mentor through the Aspire Movement Ministry, and serves on Sunday at her church, Church of the Highlands, in the Nursery / Preschool. When she isn’t communicating about the weather or serving throughout the city Meaghan enjoys Irontribe, Hot Yoga/Pilates, cheering on the Crimson Tide and teaching her Pomeranian, Daisy Diana new tricks!