Moving back to the Midwest was a coming home for Kaitlin Cody. She grew up in a Detroit suburb, and was excited to be able to forecast for the strong seasons of the north again. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, and a minor in Math.
As a first job out of college, Cody moved to Bristol, Tennessee to work for WCYB. This is where she met her husband Grady. She had a great time forecasting for the topography of the Appalachian Mountains. While in Bristol, she covered everything from flooding to ice storms.
Charlotte, North Carolina was Cody's next home at WCCB. She is a morning person, and had fun waking viewers up on the show "Rising" Monday through Friday. North Carolina had the Appalachian Mountains, too, but coastal weather was added. Cody covered Hurricane Matthew in Myrtle Beach and was able to do daily forecasts for the North and South Carolina coasts.
As there was some ice and snow storms in the south, Cody was excited to forecast for Chicago winters. She says working in Chicago has been a dream of hers since high school, and feels very blessed to have this opportunity.
Nature and animals have Cody's heart -- also her husband Grady, their daughter Birdie Jane, and their two dogs Luke and Charley.
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Here's your Chicago weather outlook for this week:
It's possible Chicagoland sees severe storms Thursday night, and a tornado isn't out of the question.
The continuous fall of snow, rain and sleet will prove difficult for traveling throughout the day and tonight.
Chicago will start with rain showers and fog this morning, with most falling before noon. Temperatures will be in the low 40s with cloudy skies.
It's going to be cloudy and chilly Thursday, with temps in the 40s.
Here's your weather report for this week leading into the new year:
Today we have increasing clouds and highs in the low to mid 50s.
Today will be a great day. We have sunshine and highs around 50 degrees this afternoon.
Chicago reached 36 degrees yesterday, and today we will be around 40. There are more sunny skies on tap with gusts to around 20 mph.