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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
  • Snowy commute

    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 […]

  • Glenn Zimmerman’s 2018-19 long-range winter forecast

    ST. LOUIS – Climate scientists get a little edgy when you ask them about specific events like a white Christmas or even if December will be colder than February. And those are the things you want to know, right? I’ve been forecasting weather here in St. Louis for 30 years, so I’ve seen some things, some patterns. So, I guess it’s time for me to take a stab at this inexact science thing we call weather prediction. Ladies and gentlemen: […]

  • Forecast: Showers this afternoon, light snow tonight

    ST. LOUIS, MO —  Meteorologist Glen Zimmerman says that a cold front is moving through the area Friday will bring the chill back. Look for a few showers this afternoon, with a few spots of light snow tonight. Highs will be in the mid-40’s around lunchtime. The National Weather Service posted this update to Facebook, “Light rain will change to snow from north to south this afternoon and evening. The latest forecast information indicates that up to 1 inch of […]

  • Halloween forecast: Chilly temps in St. Louis for trick-or-treaters

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Sunshine to start then increasing clouds for Halloween afternoon and evening. Highs Tuesday will be near 50° and trick-or-treat temperatures will be in the mid 40°s. It looks great outside but there is a cold air mass over the area.  The chilly temperatures mean young children heading out for the holiday may want to add an extra layer to their costume. Full forecast:

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