Lori Pinson

Lori Pinson

Meteorologist

Hello Detroit! It’s so good to be home again! 

I grew up with Vernors (the champagne of ginger ale), weekly family outings to Ford Wyoming Drive-In (regardless of the weather) and Sanders caramel cake as my birthday cake of choice. I’ve fished the Detroit River and flown radio control planes with my Dad at River Rouge. I went to Pistons and Tigers games with my Mom (still do!) Our relatives worked on the Scott Fountain and Windsor Tunnel. In short, I am Michigan Proud!

I’ve worked all over as a meteorologist. Philadelphia, DC, Lancaster, Cincinnati, even here in Detroit for the CBS program, First Forecast Mornings. I was the Chief Meteorologist in Baltimore when I won an Emmy and NWA Broadcaster of the Year for creating "Signed Weather". I went back to school to learn ASL so our hard of hearing and deaf viewers could understand my forecast in their language. It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in television! 

I have both the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and National Weather Association (NWA) seals of approval. I was appointed to serve as a seal evaluator for the NWA, upholding the guidelines set for potential seal candidates.

I have over 5 years of post graduate meteorology work, most recently studying at Johns Hopkins University for Environmental Science & Policy. 
In addition to weather, I love to write! I’ve been fortunate enough to receive numerous Society of Professional Journalist and Associated Press awards for writing and Best Weather!
Look for my award winning Fox 2 series, "Lori’s Hidden Michigan". Together we can explore little known places in our state! 

When I’m not on the air at Fox 2, I’m traveling with my husband or dining somewhere delicious (yes, I’m a foodie!). At home I enjoy cooking or taking on my Dad’s legacy in the role of Mrs. Fix-It. I’m always working on a project! Now that I’m back home, my Mom has an unending honey-do list for me, but I still have time to talk to you! Feel free to contact me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at Lori Pinson Fox 2!

The latest from Lori Pinson

video

Quieter Sunday

The bulk of the severe weather is over! The remaining line of storms is moving toward the Ohio border. Flash Flood Warning is still in place until 1am for portions of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Here's the forecast from our 10p newscast! Thanks for watching! A better weather Sunday is coming! Enjoy!

video

Severe Weather Saturday

A cold front moving east is bringing severe weather this evening. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has details

video

Severe Thunderstorms: How Do They Form?

With the threat of severe weather, you'll want to know how thunderstorms form and what dangers they bring. Meteorologist Lori Pinson provides an explanation in this Weather or Not.

article

Chance of severe weather Saturday afternoon, evening

An approaching front will bring the threat of severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening. Warmer and more humid conditions in advance of the front so expect daytime highs Saturday to be as much as 10 degrees warmer than Friday (84).

video

Strong Storms Possible Saturday

Expecting a line of storms to develop Saturday afternoon with the potential for heavy rain and gusty winds. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast

video

Storms for Saturday

An approaching front will bring the threat of severe weather Saturday afternoon into the evening hours. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast.

video

All Clear, No Severe

As the cold front moves south and we lose the instability, severe weather ends. So, what's next? Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast

video

Severe Weather North

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7pm for Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast

video

Storms to our North

A cold front dropping south is triggering severe storms to our north. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast

video

Sun for Sunday

High pressure holds through your Sunday for a dry day. Warmer and more humid too. The warm up continues into Monday with a slight chance for late day showers; better on Tuesday. Meteorologist Lori Pinson has your forecast