Tom Wachs

Tom Wachs

Meteorologist

I'm the weekday evening meteorologist here at FOX6. I joined the FOX6 Weather Team in June 2014. It’s great to be home again. Ever since age 3, I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist. I grew up in Mequon, watching and learning from former FOX6 Chief Meteorologist Vince Condella. In high school, I was fortunate to intern with Vince. So, it’s a dream come true to work at FOX6.

After graduating from Homestead High School, I attended both the University of Oklahoma and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I dove into the business early, interning at many TV stations in both Milwaukee and Oklahoma City. I also interned at The Weather Channel in Atlanta. After college, I spent two years as Chief Meteorologist at KNOP-TV in North Platte, Nebraska before moving to WJHL-TV in northeast Tennessee. I met my beautiful wife in Tennessee and we headed for Kansas City, where I worked at KCTV for 6 years, doing TV weather and storm chasing for the station.

I was one of the first 200 people in the country to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation (“CBM”) from the American Meteorological Society. I was also honored to receive the 2019 Best Weathercast Award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and traveling with my wife.

The latest from Tom Wachs

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Partly to mostly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling to around 30. Partly sunny on Friday with a high in the upper 30s to around 40.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Partly cloudy and breezy tonight with temperatures in the 30s. Partly sunny on Friday with a high in the upper 30s. No major storm systems in sight.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Clear skies overnight with low temperatures in the 20s by sunrise. Partly sunny and mild on Thursday with a high in the middle 40s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Clear skies tonight with temperatures falling through the 30s this evening. We will drop into the 20s overnight. Partly sunny and mild again on Thursday with a high in the middle 40s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Clear and cold overnight with lows in the teens to low 20s. Sunny and warmer on Wednesday afternoon with a high in the middle 40s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Clear and cold tonight with temperatures in the teens to low 20s by sunrise. Sunny and warmer on Wednesday with highs in the 40s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Cold overnight with clearing skies. Temperatures in the teens inland by sunrise, low 20s near the lake. Mostly sunny, blustery and chilly on Tuesday before the 40s return on Wednesday.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Chilly tonight with gradually clearing skies. Temperatures will drop into the teens by morning away from the lake, low 20s near the lake. The sun returns on Tuesday.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Chilly overnight with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures in the 20s by morning. Mostly cloudy on Monday morning, gradual afternoon clearing. Windy and cool with a high in the 30s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Cloudy, breezy and chilly tonight. Temperatures falling into the 20s overnight. Mostly cloudy, windy and cool on Monday. There is a gradual warm up throughout the week.