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

Scattered showers taper off after sunset. Temperatures in the 40s. A few more spotty showers overnight. Mostly cloudy on Friday with a few afternoon rain showers.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Rain moves in overnight and continues until 10am-11am. Expect a soggy morning commute. A few scattered afternoon showers and t-storms possible. Highs in the low 50s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Rain showers will move in overnight and continue on Thursday morning. Temperatures in the 40s. Scattered afternoon t-storms on Thursday with a high in the low 50s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Chilly overnight with temperatures in the upper 30s by morning. The sun returns on Wednesday with highs in the 50s. Rain returns late Wednesday night.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Skies will clear out overnight. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s by morning. Possibly a little patchy frost inland. The sun returns on Wednesday with a high in the 50s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Rain will move out overnight. Temperatures in the upper 40s by morning. Mostly cloudy and blustery on Tuesday with a high in the low-to-mid 50s.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Showers and t-storms rumbling through tonight. Heavy rain. The rain will end after 10pm-11pm. Over 1" of rain possible in spots.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Thunderstorms mainly north of Milwaukee overnight. Temperature in the 50s near the lake, 60s inland. Scattered morning t-storms with storms becoming more numerous by afternoon/evening.

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Weather Webcast with Tom Wachs

Scattered t-storms north of Milwaukee this evening. Temperatures falling into the 60s overnight. A few morning scattered storms but the big push of storms will move in from the west late in the afternoon/early evening.