Keith Monday

Keith Monday proudly joined the WSOC Severe Weather Team in January 2008 and was very excited to make Charlotte his new home. He is the Eyewitness News Daybreak starting at 4:30 a.m., Eyewitness News This Morning on TV 64, Weekdays from 7-9 a.m, as well as the Eyewitness News Midday at Noon meteorologist. Keith, an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist (CBM), has worked in many parts of the country with various types of challenging weather -- now he gladly brings all those experiences to the Queen City.

Monday was awarded an Emmy award in Nashville, TN in January 2011 for best Weathercast.

Originally from the St Louis area, he is not ashamed to say his weather career began at very young age by trying to get over his fear of thunderstorms. His fear turned into interest as he learned more about weather and how it works. Keith went on to attend the University of Missouri and earned his degree in Atmospheric Science. Although still a very loyal Mizzou Tigers fan, he can't wait to get into the frenzy of ACC basketball.

His first on air job was in college at KOMU, the NBC station owned by the university. After graduation he moved to the dusty and windy plains of West Texas. Forecasting severe storms for KLBK in Lubbock was where Keith got his first taste of covering extremely severe weather. While working in Lubbock, Keith was also a storm chaser for the station, actually searching out large hail and tornadoes. Although he only saw a few smaller tornadoes at a distance, he came across more hail than he had ever seen -- sometimes the size of grapefruit!

After three years of severe weather forecasting experience he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist at KAMR in Amarillo, TX. Keith spent the next three years covering some of the most active weather in the country. One night he was on the air for 8 hours straight covering dozens of tornado warnings. When it was all said and done 26 tornadoes had been reported in the area!

From Texas, Keith made his way east to West Virginia where entirely new types of weather hazards were waiting. This time it was flooding rains and heavy mountain snows. He spent more than three years as the morning Meteorologist for WOWK in Charleston/Huntington. During his first month in the Mountain State Keith dealt with the remnants of two hurricanes that made their way up the east coast, Ivan and Frances. In a span of ten days, heavy rains caused dramatic flooding across the Appalachians.

In 2001 Keith received the prestigious Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. He's also received a number of awards including the Texas Associated Press for Best Weathercast.

Keith loves all kinds of music and recently took up the guitar. He's still a novice but has great fun trying. He also loves traveling and doing just about anything outdoors -- especially taking weather pictures. Keith met his wife Laurabree at their first television jobs in Texas. So he's gained much more than just weather knowledge from his television career! You can see Keith's forecasts weekday mornings starting at 4:30 a.m. and at noon.

Latest from Keith Monday

FORECAST: Little chance of rain as holiday weekend approaches

The region will see another rain chance coming in on Thursday, and areas north of Charlotte may have to deal with the wet weather by Thursday morning. Conditions will dry out again by Friday and the humidity will remain very low through the holiday weekend with temps topping out only ...

FORECAST: Rain chances remain low ahead of drier, cooler air

Drier air conditions will prevail throughout the week after Tuesday afternoon’s storms move out. Track changing conditions in your neighborhood by downloading the FREE WSOC weather app High temperatures will remain in the 80s until later in the week when they drop into the 70s. Expect plenty of sunshine and low humidity ...

FORECAST: Cloudy Friday, minimal rain chances for the weekend

Some moisture was starting to stream into the Charlotte region early Friday morning. It will mostly just produce more clouds but showers could develop in the mountains. High temperatures will warm into the upper 70s by the afternoon. As we head through the weekend, rain chances will remain confined to ...

FORECAST: Low humidity, refreshing conditions across Charlotte Thursday

The weather around the Queen City was quite refreshing Thursday morning, with just a few high clouds passing overhead. Those clouds and an easterly wind will keep the high temperatures in the mid-70s by the afternoon with low humidity. Heading into the weekend the moisture will slowly increase and the ...

FORECAST: After muggy start to the week, drier, cooler air arrives

After a few days of muggy conditions to start the week, drier air has arrived across the Charlotte region Wednesday morning. Temperatures by the afternoon will also drop to just near 80 degrees under sunny skies and conditions Wednesday night will be very comfortable, with lows in the lower 50s. ...

FORECAST: Sun expected to dominate over next couple days

A cold front rolled into the area Tuesday that brought a batch of clouds as temperatures got into the 80s. Lows Tuesday night will be in the mid-50s accompanied by dry conditions.   There will be plenty of sunshine Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures in the 70s and up to ...

FORECAST: Hot, humid conditions could spur afternoon thunderstorms

After a warm Mother’s Day weekend, more heat and humidity will be felt around the Charlotte region Monday. Track severe weather by downloading the WSOC weather app Those muggy conditions could lead to scattered storms later in the afternoon. Heavy downpours with lightning are the main threats accompanying those storms, ...

FORECAST: Coastal storm system could bring rain to Charlotte region

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Our great start to May continues with more sunshine and warm temps Tuesday. Highs will reach the lower 80s once again by the afternoon with only the mountains holding a chance for afternoon rain. Humidity will build up later this week, but it won’t be oppressive. ...

FORECAST: Scattered showers Friday, beautiful weekend ahead

Scattered showers will fire up Thursday afternoon, but many neighborhoods will get through the early evening dry, according to Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson. Download the FREE WSOC Weather App The heaviest showers may bring some small hail.   Things will quickly die down Thursday evening before a few more showers ...

FORECAST: Rain moving in from the south, temps to remain mild

Severe Weather Center 9 was tracking rain to the south of Charlotte moving towards the region early Wednesday morning. Click here to download the FREE WSOC Weather App That rain will slowly move northward as the day goes on and the best chance for precipitation will arrive later this afternoon ...