John Dawson

John Dawson


John Dawson is the Weekend Meteorologist for FOX 26 News. He is a native of the FOX 26 viewing area; after graduating from Friendswood High School, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Radio/TV/Film from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He is also a graduate of the Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University. The Houston Press Club honored John with the 2011 Lone Star Award in Online Collaborative News Reporting for the FOXRAD Hurricane Briefing.

John produces this multimedia hurricane preparedness resource throughout hurricane season. Himself the father of two boys, JD searches the Houston area and beyond for outdoor activities that are family- and budget-friendly. Prior to joining the FOX 26 Weather Team in 2001, JD worked behind-the-scenes for FOX 26 News and as a producer for Family 45 television. He also returned to his alma mater, Friendswood High School, as the Video Technology Director from 1998 until 2002. JD has been honored by the Associated Press, nominated for an Emmy and been named "Weatherman of the Year" for his work at Cable 7 in Huntsville. JD, his wife and their sons are active in their church and enjoy being outside together whenever possible.

The latest from John Dawson

Flood watch through Noon Saturday in Houston

Widespread showers and scattered heavy downpours will move across Southeast Texas through the Friday overnight hours and into Saturday morning. The FLOOD WATCH for most of the Houston area runs until Noon on Saturday. Expect the skies to clear on Saturday afternoon and very pleasant days on Sunday and Monday. The next front will arrive late Tuesday into early Wednesday bringing another round of rain and cooler temperatures.

Invest 95-L to bring much needed rain to Houston area

Disorganized showers and storms continue over the northwest Gulf, and satellite imagery shows that brief surface circulations have been coming and going today within a broad area of lower pressure - this often indicates that a cluster of storms is slowly coming together, but is still too disorganized to be a tropical depression or storm.