Glenn Zimmerman is the Chief Meteorologist for FOX 2 News. He has been forecasting weather in St. Louis for over 30 years. Watch for his forecasts on Fox 2 News at 5pm, 6pm, 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm.

Glenn has college degrees in Broadcast Journalism from Kansas State University, and Meteorology from Saint Louis University. He is a father of 5, with two grandkids and 3 grand dogs.

When he doesn’t have his head in the clouds, he is into photography, music, and has competed in several triathlons.


Recent Articles
  • Glenn Zimmerman’s 2020 Long-Range Spring Forecast

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Before we talk about the spring forecast, we have to address the past. This has been a very cloudy winter. So, a little sunshine is definitely a bonus. Snow hit us early in November just like it did in the previous winter of 2018-2019. But since then, December had above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation. January started mild and then was very wet. Since mid-January, we have had small storms with very little frozen precipitation. So, far […]

  • Forecast: Light freezing rain and flurries into Thursday morning

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The winter storm is shutting down tonight. The back edge of organized precipitation will roll to the northeast and bring an end to most accumulating snow and sleet. There is still a risk of a few lingering areas of light freezing rain or snow flurries into Thursday morning. But nothing that has huge impacts. Chilly temps will be the rule for the next few days as the atmosphere calms down just a little. We are in […]

  • Snow threat continues until midnight; another 1-2 inches possible

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — We’ve had a wild day of snow in and around St. Louis today, with the heaviest snowfall along the I-44 corridor. In that zone, 5-7 inches is the norm. We will get exact totals once the snow is done. That ending time should be around midnight tonight. We are still watching an area of energy rolling in from western Missouri. Skies will clear by morning, and there will be sunshine tomorrow. Temps will stay cold with […]

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    Glenn Zimmerman’s long-range winter 2019-2020 forecast

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The FOX 2 and News 11 Weather Team is ready for winter forecasting but are you ready for the types of weather the season may bring? Two organizations that must prepare and prepare early are the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation. Sometimes, even with lots of planning, winter snow and ice can get the best of their efforts. John Fuller spoke with MoDOT and Missouri State Troopers about the absolute mess that a big snow […]

  • Special presentation: Glenn Zimmerman’s fall weather outlook

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — We’ve had a streak of hot and stormy weather in St. Louis. So what does that mean for the fall forecast and our chance of snow in November? FOX 2’s weather team produced this long-range forecast.  You can see the entire presentation here. September: September is never really a Fall month. The first two weeks are always warm, much more like the summer heat and humidity most years. This year, I think September starts off on […]

  • Glenn Zimmerman’s long-range forecast for fall 2019

    September: September is never really a Fall month. The first two weeks are always warm, much more like the summer heat and humidity most years. This year, I think September starts off on the unsettled side. Look for rain to be prominent in the first two weeks. The Tropics, which have been mostly quiet this summer, will start to come alive. Watch for a Gulf of Mexico storm in early September. That rain could affect us too as that moisture […]

  • Mississippi River smashes record for consecutive days at flood stage

    ST. LOUIS – The Mississippi River has broken the record at St. Louis for the number of days above flood stage. The Mississippi River at St. Louis has been at or above flood stage for 107 consecutive days, topping the previous record of 104 days set during the Great Flood of 1993. The record was confirmed Monday by the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service. The river rose above flood stage, which is 30 feet in St. Louis on March […]

  • Animation shows impact of relentless round of rain on Midwestern rivers

    Historic flooding is ongoing in the central portion of our Nation. This animation depicts the seemingly relentless rounds of precipitation that impacted the Central Plains over the past month

  • Glenn Zimmerman’s Long-Range Summer 2019 forecast

    ST. LOUIS, MO – It would be really easy to make a summer forecast like this: Hot, humid, and some chances of rain. There could be a stretch of heat and a stretch of dry. It seems like it’s always like that in St. Louis and generally, it wouldn’t be wrong. But this year, it could be a little more than that and a little different. The biggest concern is the pattern that has developed, not just the pattern of […]

  • Glenn Zimmerman’s Long-Range Spring 2019 forecast

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Long-range forecasting for the Spring months in St. Louis is nearly impossible. It’s just such a changeable time of year for us. But there are things we know and a few signs of what’s to come. First, it has been a wild winter. Some warm along with some major cold. Snow and ice and rain too. It’s a pattern that involves a southern branch to the jet stream. If that pattern continues into March, April, and […]

  • Dangerous cold likely Tuesday night through early Thursday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Wind Chill Watch has been posted for the entire area through Thursday morning. The first of two cold fronts moved through Monday and temperatures have been dropping ever since. It’s a cold night ahead but things get even colder on Tuesday. Temperatures will drop even more that evening. Wednesday and Thursday will see the worst of the winter blast. Morning lows are expected to be at -2 degrees Wednesday, with expected wind chills between -15 […]

  • How much snow are we going to get this weekend? A lot more

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — We have a major storm.   There is a Winter Storm Warning for St. Louis and surrounding counties through Sunday.   Now that we are in the middle of this, a couple of things to note: Moderate snow will continue into the early morning hours. The fact that this storm started about five hours earlier than what we thought…we have updated the potential storm totals We are looking at 6-8” by Saturday morning…then another couple of inches through the day Saturday. Totals […]

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