Rebecca Barry, FOX8 WGHP

Rebecca Barry

FOX8 WGHP

Tampa, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • FOX8 WGHP
Past:
  • WFLA NEWS
  • News4JAX
  • KSAT 12
  • News 6 WKMG

Recent articles by Rebecca:

Can hurricanes be stopped with bombs or ice? 5 theories debunked

Whenever a hurricane looks like it’s going to take aim at the United States, it’s a good bet that theories and proposals will start making the rounds from people who think the storm could be stopped, weakened or pushed out to sea. → Read More

Area likely to develop in the Atlantic

We are monitoring an area in the Atlantic that is likely to develop. There are two other areas of potential development, but they both are unlikely to develop over the next few days. → Read More

Viral video of moon rising over the North Pole is fake: Here’s how to tell

If you’ve been on social media this week, you may have seen a video that claims to show the moon crossing the sky and blocking the sun over the North Pole. The video, which has been viewed millions of times already, is fake. → Read More

Tampa Bay weather timeline: When to expect storms Thursday

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across Tampa Bay on Thursday, and we have a slight chance for severe weather. → Read More

Timeline: When to expect downpours in Tampa Bay ☂️

Thursday is an Umbrella Alert Day because of the widespread rounds of downpours expected throughout most of the day. → Read More

Strong storms pushing through overnight

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Today was warm, cloudy, and breezy, with warm temperatures in the mid 80s. This evening a line of showers and strong storms approaches our coastline around 9pm. We have a small possibility for severe storms, with gusty winds being the primary concern. While our overall threat for severe thunderstorms is low, […] → Read More

100 days away from the 2022 hurricane season

We’re 100 days away from the start of the 2022 Hurricane Season- it’s far too soon to tell what the season will be like, but here is what we do know. → Read More

Huge solar flare captured on GOES satellite

One of the nicer side effects of CMEs are a dazzling light show. When the plasma shoots off of the surface of the sun, it gets caught up in strong solar winds that sweep it away from the sun and towards Earth. → Read More

MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Turning chilly tonight, nice warm up this week

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – After a chilly start this morning, we warmed into the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies. This evening we will see high clouds streaming in from the Gulf and temperatures will turn chilly once again. Expect to get down into the upper 40s overnight. Tuesday kicks off a REALLY nice warm […] → Read More

Bright side: Tampa gains over 30 minutes of daylight this month

Throughout the month we’ll enjoy slightly earlier sunrises, we begin the month with sunrise at 7:16 a.m. On Feb. 24, the sun rises before 7 a.m. for the first time since November 25th, 2021. On the last day of the month, the sun rises at 6:55 a.m. → Read More

Are we done yet? What to expect for the rest of Florida ‘winter’

All eyes are on Punxsutawney Phil with high hopes he’ll indicate an early spring — but the stakes are a tad lower for us Floridians. Even if Phil sees his shadow, “winter” for us is a far cry from what most of the country experiences. → Read More

What’s a megaflash? Single lightning bolt breaks world record

A new record has been set for the world’s longest lightning flash, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) — and it’s probably far longer that you’d imagine. → Read More

Freezing temps on the way: When Tampa Bay residents should expect the cold

The coldest air in years is blasting our way this weekend, complete with a freeze on Sunday morning. → Read More

ARCTIC AIR TIMELINE: When to expect coldest temperatures in Tampa Bay

This will be one of the coldest weekends we’ve seen in years. → Read More

Gasparilla forecasted to be coldest in over a decade

Gusty winds out of the northeast will make it feel even chillier, with wind chill temperatures in the low 40s. → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Was 2021 hurricane season as active as predicted?

As November comes to a close, so does yet another Atlantic hurricane season. → Read More

What is Saharan dust and why is it good for Tampa Bay?

It's back - and we love it! Saharan dust is stretching across the Atlantic, which lowers our potential for tropical development. → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane hacks you should know before storms come your way

If you live in an area that’s impacted by tropical activity, you likely know the basics for hurricane preparation. But over the years, we develop tips and tricks with each passing storm. → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane hacks you should know before storms come your way

If you live in an area that’s impacted by tropical activity, you likely know the basics for hurricane preparation. But over the years, we develop tips and tricks with each passing storm. → Read More

It’s rainbow season, and for Tampa Bay that often means seeing double

Happy “rainbow season”! → Read More