Joel Young

Joel Young joined WTVA in 2015.

Title: Morning Meteorologist
jyoung@wtva.com

Joel joined WTVA in June of 2015 but is no stranger to north Mississippi.

Growing up in Charleston, his passion for weather was in part sparked, literally, while watching Dick Rice's coverage of the historic ice storm of 1994.

After the storm and the subsequent power outages, he couldn't decide if he wanted to be a meteorologist or an electrician; but here he is today.

After graduating from Charleston High School, Joel attended Delta State University before obtaining his bachelor's degree in Professional Meteorology from Mississippi State.

He began his TV career at WABG in Greenville where he helped track the deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Yazoo City, Weir and parts of Oktibbeha County in 2010.

His next stop was at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he forecasted one of the region's worst droughts, an ice storm that crippled much of his area, several blizzards and wind chills as low as 50-below.

Needless to say, at his first opportunity, he returned to Mississippi to "thaw out" in Biloxi at WLOX-TV.

After a couple of years at the beach, Joel was glad to be back in north Mississippi and closer to friends and family.

During his spare time, Joel likes to go hiking, boating and exploring new places off the beaten path.

He's a big Mississippi State fan and enjoys cheering on the Bulldogs, even when he's busy forecasting the weather for north Mississippi and northwest Alabama.

Recent Posts by Joel Young

Oxford police confirm 1 dead outside convenience store near the Square

There's no official word if this was a natural death, foul play or something else.

Rain becomes heavier and more widespread into mid-week

Joel Young has your quick weather outlook for Tuesday.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20784248
Hinds19894408
Harrison17493302
Rankin13316275
Jackson13099243
Madison9896210
Lee9859169
Jones8293160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7189237
Lowndes6265144
Lamar610784
Lafayette6028117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4770129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4420139
Warren4281118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403775
Neshoba3988176
Lincoln3871108
Hancock372185
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322781
Pike3181104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296876
Copiah293065
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284868
Prentiss275659
Marion265979
Wayne261341
Leake261173
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245982
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213373
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175540
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158634
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126323
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120141
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81923
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 519071

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson754131487
Mobile37774798
Madison33868494
Tuscaloosa25283443
Montgomery23969565
Shelby23112238
Baldwin20638300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14286311
Morgan14140268
Etowah13664345
Marshall11957219
Houston10383278
Elmore9994200
Limestone9814147
Cullman9475188
St. Clair9429234
Lauderdale9218227
DeKalb8747181
Talladega8060171
Walker7092275
Jackson6755110
Autauga6727103
Blount6488135
Colbert6205130
Coffee5401112
Dale4768110
Russell428938
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia388074
Dallas3527149
Chambers3500122
Clarke346360
Marion3066100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256458
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224955
Hale218775
Butler212366
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171540
Washington164038
Macon154848
Clay149454
Crenshaw149357
Cleburne146041
Lamar139334
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99328
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
Out of AL00
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Tupelo
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 67°
Columbus
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 65°
Oxford
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
Starkville
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 66°
Clouds increase a bit more on Tuesday, though there will still be plenty of sunshine at times. Temperatures will remain very warm. An isolated sprinkle or shower is possible later in the day, though rain chances are much more likely into Wednesday as a cold front passes.
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