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Emily Byrd


Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Will North Carolinians be able to see the astronomically rare green comet next week?

(WGHP) — Stargazers have the chance to possibly see an astronomically rare event next week. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will pass by the Earth. The comet, first discovered in March 2022 by researchers in California, has a green glow and a full orbit of around 50,000 years. That means it last visited Earth in the […] → Read More

FOX8 Meteorologist Emily Byrd shares her winter weather predictions

(WGHP) — FOX8 Meteorologist Emily Byrd is unveiling her Winter Weather predictions! She’s the second member of our FOX8 Weather Team to throw her predictions into the ring. Alex, notorious snow-disliker, predicted a total of nine inches of snow between December and February. Another infamous “Snow Grinch,” Emily says that we won’t even break three […] → Read More

Man charged with felony hit-and-run after pedestrian killed in Greensboro, police say

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was charged with felony hit-and-run on Monday after a pedestrian was killed in Greensboro last week, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release. At around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, officers came to the 2800 block of South Elm-Eugene Street after reports of an accident with personal […] → Read More

Expect a wet, possibly storm day in the Triad

(WGHP) — After a wet weekend for many, don’t expect to dry off quite yet! Meteorologist Emily Byrd says that parts of the Piedmont Triad can expect showers and thunderstorms today as a cold front rolls through. It’ll stay warm, with highs in the lower 80s, but most everyone can expect to be a little […] → Read More

Damaging winds, strong storms possible in Triad as front moves in

(WGHP) — The Triad is expected to be damp this week! Meteorologist Emily Byrd says that a front will be sagging through the Piedmont Triad on Monday, making it likely that some thunderstorms will kick up. There is a Level 2 or “Slight” risk for severe weather through the southern Piedmont Triad and a Level […] → Read More

Expect storms, high heat in the Piedmont Triad, with the chance for damaging winds

(WGHP) — Parts of the viewing area are scorching and other parts might get drenched. A cold front heading towards North Carolina from the west is increasing the chance of showers and the stray several thunderstorms in the Piedmont Triad. Emily Byrd says that the Storm Prediction Center has issued a “Level 2,” which is […] → Read More

Afternoon thunderstorms expected in Triad with heat index breaking 100°

(WGHP) — Heat, humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms. You know the drill. Heat Advisories will be in effect for Alamance, Chatham, Davie, Montgomery and Rowan counties this afternoon until 7 p.m. It will be partly cloudy through lunchtime, then we’re expecting strong to severe thunderstorms to develop. They will start to the northwest and tumble across the […] → Read More

Chance for strong storms in Piedmont Triad as heat rises

(WGHP) — There’s a chance strong storms could blow through the Triad this week. On Tuesday the heat index will be nearly 100 as heat and humidity increase. Later in the day, there’s a chance for storms to move into the area from Virginia. Counties along the border have a Level 2 or “slight” risk […] → Read More

Expect near-record high temperatures this week in the Triad

(WGHP) — Grab your water bottle and your sunscreen, because the heat is on. Meteorologist Emily Byrd says that heat and humidity could push the heat index into the triple digits Monday. Adding to that, there are near-record high temperatures in the forecast for the first part of the work week. Today, highs will be […] → Read More

Risk of strong to severe storms for Thursday evening, Friday in Triad

(WGHP) — Thursday might start out nice enough, but expect things to get wet pretty quickly. According to meteorologist Emily Byrd, a marginal risk of severe weather has been issued for the Piedmont Triad area on Thursday. This means there’s a potential for strong to severe thunderstorms, primarily in the western Piedmont area. The storms […] → Read More

2 inches of rain could fall in the Triad; when does it dry out?

(WGHP) — Expect quite a bit of rain throughout the day on Monday! There will be showers and thunderstorms, beginning after lunchtime. There’s a chance for heavy rainfall at times. By evening hours, expect to have racked up an inch or more of rain in some areas of the Triad. Overnight rain will bring the […] → Read More

Will the Piedmont Triad see severe weather this weekend?

(WGHP) — We might see a bit of rain going into the weekend. Meteorologist Emily Byrd says that a low is going to move southwest through Georgia, and our rain chances increase Friday across North Carolina along with temperatures, eventually reaching the mid-70s. Friday evening and Saturday, there is a chance of showers and a few […] → Read More

When will the Piedmont Triad see severe weather?

(WGHP) — There’s an “enhanced” risk of severe weather in the Triad on Friday. This means we’re at risk of seeing hail, damaging winds and even tornados. Meteorologist Emily Byrd said that the severe weather will start to come through in the early evening. The entire Piedmont Triad is at risk of seeing this bad […] → Read More

Expect a stormy week in the Piedmont Triad

(WGHP) — The week ahead has the potential to be pretty wet! On Tuesday, it’s going to be a warm day with the chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout the Piedmont Triad. This is putting the Triad in the “marginal risk” category for severe weather until early Wednesday morning. That means elevated winds could cause issues […] → Read More

Chances for severe weather early Saturday morning in Piedmont Triad

(WGHP) — The weather is looking a little rough for the weekend! Friday night we’ll see a cold front coming through. Expect heavy rain and thunderstorms early Saturday morning. These storms could be strong to severe, Meteorologist Emily Byrd says. It seems like the greatest threat of severe weather is further to the east of […] → Read More

Rainy conditions persist for the Piedmont Triad, but look ahead to a brighter Friday

(WGHP) — Thursday has been washed out! Rain has been coming down across the Piedmont Triad steadily throughout Thursday, and is going to continue into the overnight hours, with temperatures crashing down into the 40s. Our FOX8 photojournalists saw rainy, wet conditions across the area as they were out on their rounds. This has been […] → Read More

Slick conditions could impact morning commute in the Piedmont Triad as cold rain comes down

(WGHP) — It’s a frosty morning in the Piedmont Triad. Early morning rain on Monday could lead to icy overpasses and bridges. Meteorologist Emily Byrd says that main roads are likely going to stay pretty clear, but to slow down and use caution with elevated surfaces. Your porch might be a little slick as you […] → Read More

Guilford County Schools to release students 1 hour early ahead of wintry weather

(WGHP) — Guilford County Schools will be letting out an hour early Friday, according to a news release. The school district cited winter weather, saying that emergency management has recommended that all buses are off the roads by 7 p.m. All extracurricular activities have been canceled for Friday and Saturday. Meteorologist Emily Byrd says to […] → Read More

When to expect snow to arrive in the Piedmont Triad

(WGHP) — Winter has come in a big way in January. After two other wintry weather events, the third time is…well. Probably not the charm, depending on where you needed to go on Saturday. Meteorologist Emily Byrd says to expect rain to start late in the afternoon on Friday. Warmer temperatures will keep the precipitation […] → Read More

Snow? Again? Piedmont Triad looking at third wintery weekend in a row

Current models and predictions say we may be in for another inch or two of snow Friday night into early Saturday morning. → Read More