Nash Rhodes was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and recently completed degrees in Meteorology, Journalism, and Business at The University of Oklahoma in 2021. Having had one of the few tornado shelters in the neighborhood, his family hosted many severe weather get-togethers, which led to Nash’s early interest in storms.

While in college, he earned his Certificate of Intelligence Studies for his research in communication through the analysis of meteorological intelligence. His research has been presented at the 6th Annual Intelligence and National Security Symposium at OU and conferences through the American Meteorology Society. Through this research, he discovered unique ways to utilize social media location services in conjunction with radar products to obtain visual confirmation of breaking severe weather events. This led to an internship with the CNN World Weather team where his radar explainers and many of his cleared severe weather videos would be used on CNN, CNN International, and HLN.

Along the way, Rhodes would partner with Radarscope for four years to create Doppler radar explainer videos for severe weather events. His videos have garnered millions of impressions and aided in bridging the gap between meteorologists and the public during severe weather events.

Nash worked part-time at WNKY-TV in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and received the National Weather Association's only 2021 Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship for his work in the field. He joined the WINK Weather Team in June and is excited to provide Southwest Floridians with an accurate forecast each morning to plan out their day.

Windy Tuesday featuring isolated rain chances

Chances for rain will remain in the forecast all Tuesday. While these will not bring us all rain, pop-up showers will continue sporadically forming all day across Southwest Florida. Severe weather is not expected.

Friday brings isolated rain chances, record heat

High temperatures will reach the low 90s and upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Many locations will experience more record heat between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. A few weak showers will be possible in the morning and afternoon, with more substantial rain chances holding off until Friday evening and later.

Warm, humid Monday starts the workweek

High temperatures will climb into the upper 80s and 90s under partly cloudy skies. It will be a humid afternoon, so expect the temperatures to feel slightly warmer during peak heating. Winds will blow out of the south at 5 to 15 mph.