Rusty McCranie, WFTV.com

Rusty McCranie

Coming to Eyewitness News is coming back home for me. I’m a Florida native, originally from Crystal River. I know what Florida weather can bring, having experienced several hurricanes and being flooded out of our home during the “No Name Storm of 1993.”

My last job was at KOCO in Oklahoma City, the severe weather capital of the world. I helped viewers through EF5 tornadoes, large hail storms, blizzards and floods.

I look forward to bringing that invaluable experience to central Florida.

I previously worked for stations in Missouri, Alabama, New York, Mississippi and West Virginia.

I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News and from Mississippi State’s Broadcast Meteorology program. I am a member of the American Meteorological Society and hold their Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal.

You can’t be a Florida native and not love the water. I think I’m close to catching every type of offshore fish Florida waters have to offer. I play on the WFTV “Niners” softball team . Look for me in left field and hopefully not throwing my shoulder out. I’ve also taken an interest in all things Italy. I’m currently learning Italian and hope to put my language skills to use one day when I travel there.

I’m married and my wife and I have two sons who like to keep daddy up past his bedtime.

You catch me weekdays on WRDQ from 7-9 a.m., and occasionally on Eyewitness News Daybreak.

Read Stories by Rusty McCranie

  Get ready for another very warm afternoon: Temperatures to stay in the 80s

  Monday’s forecast: 80s return to Central Florida

  Weak front moves in, daytime highs to stay in the upper 60s

Chill in the air: Temps start in the 30s, 40s in Central Florida

Cooler start: Daytime highs to reach the upper 60s

  Spotty showers and mild temps make way for cooler conditions on Monday

  Saturday temps bring summertime weather to Central Florida

Temps begin to heat up before Christmas Eve front moves in

  Crisp, cool start to the day: Daytime highs to reach upper 60s

  Warmer temps and plenty of sunshine on tap for Saturday

  Cooler start to Tuesday, front expected to arrive tomorrow

  Temps to reach the 80s, showers to move in around lunch time