Hi! I am FOX 2 News Weekend Meteorologist, Chris Higgins. Born and raised here in the St. Louis area, I have a lifetime of experience with our wild weather. I’ll never forget the bitter cold winters of the late ’70s, the “Blizzard of ’82”, the “Drought of ’88” or the “Great Flood of ’93”.

My education is home grown, too. I graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in 1988. Then, in 1992, received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from St. Louis University.

My career in television began here at FOX 2 as an intern in 1990. After my graduation from SLU in 1992, I moved into the heart of “Tornado Alley,” Joplin, Missouri, where I spent two exciting years as Chief Meteorologist at KODE-TV. In 1994, I moved back to St. Louis and FOX 2 as the weekend meteorologist and now work as lead forecaster for Fox 2 News at 11pm (Monday-Friday).

In October 2002, I was honored to receive my first of five Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for weathercasting and reporting. In July of 2006, I became first ever St. Louis meteorologist to receive the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation – passing a rigorous written test covering many aspects of atmospheric and natural sciences.

In June, 2003, I realized a long time dream when I was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force Reserves. On my “drill” weekends I serve as “Major Higgins” with the 12th Operational Weather Flight at Scott Air Force Base. Our area of responsibility covers the entire northeastern United States including the White House. During the summer of 2008 I deployed to deserts of the Middle East in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve been honored as the United States Air Force Weather Officer of the Year for the Reserve Component two times – 2006 and again in 2008. In 2013, while serving on the Storm Prediction Center back-up team, I authored the first civilian Tornado Watch ever issued by the United States Air Force.

Community involvement is important to me. So, every year I make dozens of public appearances at local schools talking about weather, the importance of staying in school and serving your community!

My most cherished blessing in life is my loving family who continue to support my “crazy weatherman” obligations and schedule.

When I’m not working I enjoy being outdoors and trying to stay fit. I love to run, workout, work in the yard or just relax on the deck.

Recent Articles
  • Bitter, dangerous wind chills set record cold start for March

    ST. LOUIS – A very cold start to the first work week of March.  Temperatures Monday morning are in the single digits with a wind chill of -10.  That makes this the coldest March morning since March 3, 2014, when the mercury dipped to +4°. The record for March morning is -1 set in 1978. Today, skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures struggling to reach the lower 20s by mid-afternoon.  Mostly clear skies for tonight and temperatures once again […]

  • Snow falling in St. Louis through Sunday afternoon

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Snow is expected to fall Sunday through the afternoon.  Because of the rapid movement of the storm snowfall totals have decreased a bit with 2 to 4 inches now expected in a band centered along I-70 and running across metro St. Louis.  Amounts will be lighter south towards Farmington where 1 to 2 inches are expected. The snow will end around midday with gusty winds and cold temperatures taking over into this afternoon and tonight.  Overnight […]

  • There may be another round of snow for St. Louis this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Thursday morning rush hour traffic was impacted by ice that coated untreated surfaces.  However, the evening rush should be dry. Tonight, we stay cloudy with nearly steady temperatures in the 20’s. There should be a bit of a rebound expected Friday, warming into the 40s. The weekend brings us our next winter weather watcher.  It looks like mainly snow starting Saturday night and lasting well into Sunday.  At least a couple of inches may fall.  It […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory in effect; freezing rain, ice impact travel

    ST. LOUIS –   A patchy light mix of freezing rain, freezing drizzle and some spots of sleet will continue through Thursday morning and will taper off early this afternoon; expect slippery roads and limited visibilities. Temperatures are well below freezing in the low-to-mid 20s and only minor warming is expected this afternoon into the mid/upper 20s.  The morning rush will be impacted by the ice, but the evening rush should be dry. Tonight we stay cloud with nearly steady temperatures […]

  • Freezing rain and sleet south of I-70 may impact travel Thursday morning

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This is a nice late February day. Temperatures this morning warm into the 40s by lunchtime, then up to near 50 for the high this afternoon. A few clouds around tonight with low temperatures in the 30s. A new push of cold air will bring mostly cloudy skies with a few sprinkles Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be steady or slowly falling from the mid-40s through the day. I am watching the Thursday morning rush for a […]

  • Chance for some ice and flurries in St. Louis later this week

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Lots of sunshine today, but it is a “cold sunshine.”  Look for morning temperatures in the low-20’s, warming only into the low-40’s this afternoon.  Winds will be much lighter today.  Clear skies for tonight and we dip back into the 20-degree temperatures. A mix of clouds and sunshine are on tap for Tuesday along somewhat milder temperatures, pretty close to 50 by mid-afternoon. Long term concerns focus on a strong push of cold air for late […]

  • Snow forecast for St. Louis Tuesday evening

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A fast hit of winter weather is on the way. The National Weather Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for this evening into tonight. Fox 2 Meteorologist Angela Hutti says a wet and heavy will arrive around 4 p.m. to the southwest then is into metro St. Louis around 6 p.m. as it works north-northeast. That snow will steadily transition to sleet, then freezing rain, and finally freezing drizzle and then drizzle into the early […]

  • Another round of winter weather expected in St. Louis Tuesday evening

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  A pretty nice late winter’s day today with a mix of clouds and some sunshine.  Temperatures will be seasonably cold, in the upper 30’s by this afternoon.  Tonight is cold and dry with temps in the 20’s. However, a quick-hitting burst of winter weather is likely Tuesday evening into Tuesday night.  This looks like a heavy burst of snow and sleet for a couple of hours Tuesday evening, but it is fast, and will quickly switch […]

  • Saturday night’s wintry mix may mean slick roads out-the-door Sunday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. –  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the St. Louis area as our next weather system arrives overnight bringing a light mix of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle. The initial precipitation will be mostly snow with some sleet mixing in.  That snow will transition to sleet and freezing drizzle in the early morning hours of Sunday. By 9:00 am, the precipitation tapers off. Accumulations of snow will be minor, less than 1″ of […]

  • Snow may be in the forecast for St. Louis and points south today

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Tough forecasting today, all because of the DAM (dry air monster) that will be doing battle with the northward push of moisture from the south. This will set-up a very sharp line between snow/no-snow in metro St. Louis. I still like the idea of light snow reaching metro St. Louis by very early this afternoon and lasting into early this evening. Accumulating snow is most likely south of St. Louis with the St. Louis metro on […]

  • Quick-hit of rain and wet snow exits St. Louis before noon

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — One last quick burst of precipitation this morning will come as a mix of rain and wet snow this morning.  There should be little if any accumulation. That quick hitting mix is gone by 10am with gusty winds taking hold through the rest of the day. Today’s top temperatures will be in the upper 30’s. It should be breezy and cold tonight with low temperatures in the mid-20’s. Wednesday brings improvement with lots of sunshine and […]

  • Dangerous cold to be followed by dusting of snow this evening

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures and wind chills will remain below zero for much of the morning under mostly sunny skies.  This afternoon, the winds will diminish, and temperatures will start the slow climb back above zero, heading for an afternoon high near 8°. For the evening rush into early tonight, a fast-moving system will bring a quick hit of light snow to areas along and south of I-70 There should be a light dusting to spotty 1” totals are […]

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