Jonathan Weant

POSTED: 2:51 PM Sep 03 2013   UPDATED: 4:43 PM Apr 23 2015

Jonathan joined the WCTI StormTrack 12 team in August 2013 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter.

Jonathan grew up in High Point, N.C., and is excited to be back at home in the great state of North Carolina.

Like most meteorologists, Jonathan knew exactly what he wanted to be at the age of 6.  When Jonathan was in the sixth grade, he became a "Van's Weather kid" for the FOX8 station in High Point.

Jonathan received his bachelor of science in meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After college, Jonathan moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he worked at KCBD-11 as the morning associate producer and filled in for weather.

From there, Jonathan moved to southern Texas, near the Mexico border, and became the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KGBT-Action 4 News. There, he covered a wide range of weather events.

After spending a few years in southern Texas, he became the morning meteorologist at WABG ABC 6 in Greenville, Miss.

When not on the air, you will typically find Jonathan running through downtown New Bern or at the gym. Jonathan also likes to cook, so if you have any good recipes for him or news stories, feel free to send him a message.


Jonathan's Most Recent Stories

Heat advisory 7-24-16

Heat Advisory in effect today

We are tracking dangerously hot temperatures for the weekend

Strong storms will continue to roll into area

Strong to severe storms have fired up along the sea breeze Tuesday afternoon, producing severe winds near 60 mph, lots of lightning and some flooding issues.

RPM futurecast model

Chance for storms this afternoon

We are tracking the chance for showers and storms to develop this afternoon

Hurricane Arthur

Sunday marks the 2 year anniversary of Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur made Landfall July 3rd/4th 2014 as a category 2 storm.

Tropical Storm Danielle

Tropical Storm Danielle strengthens a little , no threat to the U.S.

Tropical Storm Danielle forms in the Bay of Campeche, no threat to the U.S.

Father's day hour by hour

Sunshine and pleasant temperatures expected for Father's Day

We are tracking lots of sunshine and cooler temperatures this weekend

Severe storm potential

Strong to severe storms will be possible this evening

We are tracking the potential for strong to severe storms in Eastern North Carolina this evening into the overnight.

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2016: Tips on how to ready for the storm

NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant gives us some good advice for being prepared should a storm approach as we continue our look into Hurricane Preparedness Week.

RPM Model Future Rain

A few showers and isolated Storm through early afternoon.

We are tracking the potential for showers this morning with an isolated Thunderstorm late morning through 1pm.

Schools participate in statewide tornado drill

The state held its annual tornado drill on Wednesday for schools. NewsChannel 12 meteorologist Jonathan Weant (@JonathanWeant) talks about that and how to prepare for a tornado.

Tips to remember during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

This is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant (@Jonathan_Weant) has information on what you need in a severe weather kit to keep you safe.

E-Track program teaches students about electricity, having cleaner environment

Conserving energy, a key component toward improving the environment, was a message some students at New Bern High School hope to send with the E-Track Program.

weather spotters

National Weather Service looking for weather spotters as spring approaches

Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help.

Tornado watch issued for eight area counties

A tornado watch has been issued for the area until 7 p.m. Wednesday

Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter needing volunteers to help run facility

The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Carteret County is one of the largest wildlife facilities in Eastern North Carolina. NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant (@JonathanWeant) tells us how the organization is in need of some help to run the place.

hwy 264 traffic

Traffic backed up due to crash on Highway 264.

Both lanes of traffic now open on Hwy. 264 after accident scene cleared

hwy 264 traffic

Traffic backed up due to crash on Highway 264.

Both lanes of traffic now open on Hwy. 264 after accident scene cleared

Flooding at New Bern home has been ongoing problem for years

A New Bern home is currently surrounded by water from the recent rains. NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant went out to investigate and found out the problem has been going on for years.


Coastal Storm bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

A coastal storm will bring rain and strong winds to the region tonight.

Groundhog Day blurb

The first recorded Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, was on Feb. 2, 1886. Punxsutawney is located in west-central Pennsylvania, about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

So just how accurate are those groundhogs at predicting weather?

Tuesday was Groundhog Day. None of the popular groundhogs saw their shadow, which means an early spring. But just how accurate are they compared to watching the weather on TV (like NewsChannel 12)? Jonathan Weant (@JonathanWeant) explains.

Marines chip in to help with cleanup of historic New Bern gravesite

One of North Carolina's most significant historic sites received a big cleanup on Wednesday in New Bern.

Meteorologist talks about snowy trip to New York

Meteorologist Jonathan Weant went to New York to visit family and friends. He also was part of one of the biggest snow storms in that area's history.

Sunday Radar

Light snow falling in our northern counties

Rain, cold temperatures and a little bit of snow for Sunday

Sub-Tropical storm Alex

First named storm of the 2016 Hurricane Season

Sub-Tropical Storm Alex has formed in the far eastern Atlantic. Satellite images indicate that the low pressure system over the eastern Atlantic has developed into a subtropical storm.

(img1)1-12-16 Winterizing your home

Here's some tips to winterize your home

We've had a mild winter so far. But the lower temperatures could be here to stay pretty soon. If you haven't already done it, NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant interviewed someone who gave tips to save on your energy bill.

Warm and breezy with a chance for storms Wednesday

Highs well above normal, scattered rain showers and a few stronger storms this afternoon.

Brief heavy downpours and steady rain through the afternoon

We are tracking a line of moderate to heavy showers moving to the east late morning through early afternoon.

Water testing along Neuse

Scientist working to improve water quality on the Neuse River

Whether it's rain, wind, or river flooding, the weather can play a major role in our environment.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

 Operation Christmas Child kicks off for the holiday season, and this week is national collections week here in Eastern North Carolina

(img1)11-10-15 Shipwrecks research

Shipwrecks off coast prove beneficial for marine life

Shipwrecks off the coast have proven beneficial for marine life and actually help it flourish. Avery Paxton, a PhD student at the University of North Carolina explains why they are so important.

gfs rain

1-3" of rain on Monday could lead to minor flooding

An area of low pressure will move along the Carolina coast to produce heavy rain Monday into Tuesday. Rain amounts will be anywhere from 1-3".

(img1)11-5-15 El Nino effects

What's El Nino? It could be around for quite a while longer

El Nino has had a strong impact on our weather lately, especially with all the rain. But what is El Nino and how long will we have to deal with it?

(img1)11-3-15 Wetlands project

Researchers working toward restoration of wetlands

Restoring wetlands are an important part of keeping marine life in Eastern North Carolina healthy and thriving.

(img1)10-27-15 Carolina Yachts event

Christening ceremony marks Hatteras Yachts’ move in right direction

Hatteras Yachts officials tell NewsChannel 12 they've bounced back from the economic problems of 2008 and 2013. A special event on Tuesday was pretty good proof of that.

(img1)10-21-15 Bioenergy plant tour

Bioenergy plant shows process used to make, save energy

Finding ways to supply energy in a clean and renewable way is becoming quite popular across the county.

(img1)9-28-15 Carterett County flooding

Flooding issues continue in Beaufort, rest of Carteret County

People in Beaufort and the rest of Carteret County are worried about more flooding and watching out for possible hazards in the water

New Bern High School raises money for solar panels

New Bern High School is one of only four North Carolina schools selected for a pilot solar energy project. The school needs to raise money to receive a matching grant.

corn maze

Fall is in the air and corn mazes are opening up

Fall is in the air and you know what that means, Pumpkin patches, hay rides, and corn mazes will soon be opening up.

(img1)9-8-15 Hurricane season halfway point

Hurricane season halfway over but possible dangers still exist

Although we're halfway through the 2015 hurricane season, we're not out of the woods yet to potential problems. Most of our worst storms come in the second half of the hurricane season, as NewsChannel 12's Jonathan Weant explains.

(img1)Miss Elinor Hawkins back to reading again

Miss Elinor Hawkins back to reading stories again

A Saturday morning staple is back. Miss Elinor Hawkins hasn't taped a new show for almost two months due to a stroke she suffered in July. But she was back in our studios working again on Tuesday.

Rip current risk

NOAA, research team looking for better way to forecast rip current dangers

The National Weather Service and a team of researchers at Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue have been working to come up with a better way to forecast rip current dangers.

8-6 severe potential

Strong storms and heavy rain expected this afternoon

Storm Track 12 Meteorologist are tracking the potential for scattered thunderstorms for this afternoon.

Group to build park

Group in Pamlico County hopes to build an environmental park

A group in Pamlico County is working to establish an environmental park for residents to enjoy and for students to be able to learn.

(img1)Storm damage video noon 7-22-15

Crews busy restoring power, cleaning up following storms

Thousands of lightning strikes, high winds and rain caused damage to some homes in eastern North Carolina Tuesday night.