Justin Thompson-Gee, Meteorologist
After working the weekend shift for four years Justin was promoted to the morning show in 2019. He started at CBS 58 as a freelance meteorologist in 2015 and was promoted to weekends a few months later. Justin looks forward to getting southeast Wisconsin ready for their day when they wake up. Since arriving in Wisconsin he has forecasted and reported on tornado outbreaks, record flooding, extreme temperature swings and late spring snow storms.
Justin has spent all of his adult life in the Midwest, but he actually grew up in New York. Living in the Northeast Justin had a chance to experience it all: thunderstorms, big winter nor’easters and the occasional threat of a tropical storm. Unlike some meteorologists, Justin wasn’t a weather nerd his whole life. Sports, acting and singing took up most of his childhood and it wasn’t until high school that he decided to pursue his passion of weather.
After moving to the Midwest, Justin received his BS in Meteorology from Valparaiso University in northern Indiana. While at Valpo Justin took an interest in storm chasing and logged over 18,000 miles chasing all throughout the Plains states. After graduation, Justin moved to Minnesota where he worked for KAAL-TV in Rochester, MN forecasting for southeastern Minnesota and northern Iowa. In 2017 Justin was awarded the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) from the American Meteorological Society.
Following Minnesota, Justin married his storm chasing partner Stephanie and checked another Midwest state of his list moving to Wisconsin. In October 2018 Justin and Stephanie welcomed their first child Leah. When not taking advantage of Milwaukee or forecasting “cooler by the lake”, Justin loves relaxing with family including his Wisconsin Humane Society adopted dachshund Peeta, enjoying a good movie or book, and singing on his church's worship team.
Since his arrival in Brew City Justin has loved touring the new breweries that pop up every month, has become an aficionado of Summerfest and loves cheering on the Brewers, Bucks and Packers.
P.S. The Thompson-Gee in Justin's name comes from a combination of his parent's last names. When Justin's parents married they hyphenated their last names forming Thompson-Gee. The Thompson comes from his mother's side and the Gee from Justin's dad.
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Articles by Justin Thompson-Gee
- Multiple rain chances for Mother's Day Weekend
- An average start to May will start to warm up the rest of this week
- Drying for a few days after soaking Monday rain
- Rainy Monday to kick off a new work week
- Scattered shower and storm chances return for the weekend
- Tenth warmest April comes to an end
- Very rare May snow expected Monday with rain and wind
- Rain and some snow return this weekend
- Annual temp check as cooler weather remains
- Light mix showers continue to start the work week
- Light rain and snow showers for Saturday
- Late Afternoon Update: Severe hail continues to fall in relentless storms
- Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin
- Late evening update: Storms have weakened below severe limits.
- Extreme fire danger with another day of record breaking temps
- Very high fire risk with a chance for record temperatures
- Heat kicks in for this second week of April
- March stats are in on a very snowy and slightly chilly month
- Late Evening Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings being issued for large hail
- Late PM Update: Severe weather risk expanding for Friday afternoon and evening
- Another round of snow on track for Wednesday morning as active March continues
- Snow check: Above average for the rest of the season
- Record shattering Saturday snow is over with a touch more on the way Sunday
- Winter storm warnings have been issued. Snow will arrive after 3 AM.
- First spring snow possible Wednesday night with some rain
- Light showers mostly stay away until Thursday
- Average temps for the start of spring
- Coldest temps of the month kick off a week of up and down highs
- Burst of snow Monday morning then drying for a few days
- Late Morning Update: Snow totals come in high as snow wraps up
- Overnight update: Snow will continue overnight. Roads will remain very slick and snow covered.
- Evening Update: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued ahead of Thursday evening's snow
- Sunny and slightly mild Tuesday as we get ready for our next winter storm
- Another soaking rain leads to a few mostly dry days
- Southern counties have best chance for some snow Friday
- Very wet and warm February comes to an end as we look ahead to March
- Light wintry mix possible Tuesday night after Monday's record rainfall
- Another round of light snow arrives Friday evening
- Mid-Morning Update: Winter storm warning in effect until noon with light wintry mix
- Light snow lingers tonight and then heavy snow and ice Wednesday into Thursday. Winter storm and ice storm warnings issued.
- Sprinkles and flurries Monday evening, then a major winter storm starts with light snow Tuesday evening
- Season snow check after big Thursday snowfall
- Evening Update: Snow coming to an end by 11 pm
- Evening Update: Winter Storm Warning issued ahead of Thursday's heavy snow
- Rain arrives for Valentine's Day with eyes on snow later this week
- Recapping the rain and snow totals from Thursday as we look to a sunny weekend
- Winter weather advisory is cancelled. Light snow and some freezing drizzle possible.
- Heavy rain to slushy snow expected Wednesday night through Thursday
- Rain and snow chances return for the new work week
- Wind chill advisory issued for dangerous wind chills Friday morning
- Warm January ends with colder days as we look ahead to February
- Snow check after the weekend's big snow
- Coldest wind chills this week arrive Tuesday morning
- Afternoon Update: Friday's snow winds down, now a Winter Weather Advisory for snow Saturday
- Lingering snow Thursday then another round Friday
- Early Afternoon Update: Widespread snow becomes patchy by late afternoon
- Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Wednesday's Snow
- Mid Afternoon Update: Rain and wet snow pushing across the area
- Evening Update: Wet snow, mix and rain arrive through 10 pm
- Wet snow and mix arrive Wednesday night through Thursday
- Steady rain likely for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Winter weather advisory issued Wednesday morning for ice
- Fog, mist and drizzle will cause slick spots Tuesday and Wednesday
- Mild start to January continues
- Light snow possible Thursday as we fall into a snow deficit
- 2022 weather stats show a warm year with average precipitation
- December ends near average on temps and precip, below average on snow
- Warmer temps are here with a few rain chances later in the week
- Warm up coming to end December and start 2023
- Evening Update: Dangerous cold has arrived. Snow coming to an end.
- Evening Update: Winter Storm Warning issued for all of SE WI Thursday morning through Saturday morning
- Significant snow and blizzard conditions possible Thursday and Friday
- Light snow for tonight. A new winter storm watch has been issued for the area.
- Light snow showers Friday and Saturday increase White Christmas chances
- Afternoon Update: Drizzle and snow pellets making their way through SE WI
- Winter Advisory begins at 9 PM. Rain to snow remains on track for overnight
- Massive storm brings rain, then snow, to southeast Wisconsin
- Cloudy stretch of weather continues
- Mix and wet snow likely on Friday
- Dense fog Wednesday morning, then wet snow Thursday into Friday