Jessica Lebel joined the Pinpoint Weather team on FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a meteorologist in March 2017. She is thrilled to in her hometown forecasting for the state of Colorado.

Jessica is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designated by the American Meteorological Society and you can watch her on FOX31 News on Saturday and Sunday nights, and during the week chasing storms in the Pinpoint Weather Beast.

Jessica grew up in Littleton, Colorado where she experienced a wide variety of weather that sparked her interest in becoming a meteorologist. Growing up on the Front Range, she learned to love the outdoors and appreciate everything that Colorado has to offer.

Before moving back to Denver, Jessica worked as a meteorologist at KKTV 11 News, CBS affiliate, in Colorado Springs. In Colorado Springs, Jessica covered wildfires, blizzards, tornadoes, and severe flooding events. Prior to moving there, Jessica worked as a meteorologist and multimedia journalist in Grand Junction, Colorado at KKCO and KJCT.

Jessica attended the University of Kansas and received a B.S. in Atmospheric Science with an emphasis in News Media Forecasting. While in school, she was the weekend meteorologist at WOW6 News, in Lawrence, Kansas. During her time in Tornado Alley, Jessica fell in love with forecasting severe weather and chased her first tornado on April 8, 2015 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

On her days off you can catch Jessica hiking, skiing, playing soccer, and cheering on the KU Jayhawks basketball team (Rockchalk!). Please send her any cool weather photos you take in Colorado. She’d love to see them!

If you want to contact Jessica, email JLebel@KDVR.com.​


Recent Articles
  • Big warm up Monday followed by hot, mostly dry week

    Drier air will continue to filter into Colorado this evening leaving clear skies overnight. Monday will start off in the 40s with high temperatures reaching the 80s in the afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny with dry conditions. It will be a great day to spend time outside. Warm and dry weather moves in tomorrow for Denver with high temps climbing to the 80s! We have potential to hit our first 90 degree temps later this week! #cowx pic.twitter.com/84Lztlv7If — […]

  • Chilly, rainy Sunday ahead before dry pattern returns

    There will be multiple rounds of showers and storms in Colorado through the evening. Some storms have potential to turn severe on the eastern plains with hail and heavy rain as the main threats. Showers will fall as snow above 9,000 feet in the mountains with a Winter Weather Advisory in place through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. Some of the higher peaks could see up to 6 inches. Sunday will start off on a gloomy note once again with lows […]

  • Temperatures stay cool Tuesday with more afternoon storms

    DENVER — There is still a chance for some scattered showers and storms on the Front Range Monday evening. Storms are expected to be weaker Monday night than what developed earlier during the afternoon. Heavy rain and lightning will be the main threats. Tuesday will start out similar to Monday with low clouds and patchy fog. There will be limited sunshine once again, keeping high temperatures in the cool low 70s. There will be more scattered showers and storms in […]

  • Front Range included in severe storm risk on Monday

    Scattered showers and storms will continue to move across the Front Range this afternoon and evening. Lightning will be the main threat over Metro Denver. There is a potential for stronger storms on the northeast plains with up to quarter size hail and up to 60mph wind gusts. Storms will clear out late this evening leaving cloudy skies behind to start off Monday. Monday will be cooler on the Front Range with high temperatures reaching the low 70s in Denver. […]

  • Scattered storms expected Sunday afternoon, evening

    DENVER — There will be isolated showers and storms on the Front Range and in the mountains Saturday night, with most of the widespread storm activity staying in southern Colorado. The Pikes Peak region and southeast Plains will see scattered storms through the evening. Some of those storms could turn severe with hail and strong winds. Sunday (Father’s Day) will start out on a dry note with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will hit the low 80s and upper 70s […]

  • Wednesday stays dry before stormy pattern returns

    DENVER — Tuesday has been another warm and mostly dry day across Colorado. Sunshine and mild temperatures have increased snowmelt in the mountains the last few days, making river levels high. The map below shows the areas (yellow dots) where rivers are near flood stage. Minor flooding will be possible in some spots over the next few days. A few isolated showers and storms are possible Tuesday night on the northeastern Plains and Front Range. Due to the hit-and-miss nature […]

  • Mild temperatures stay for Tuesday with isolated storm chance

    Temperatures will heat up to the 70s once again on Tuesday. Skies will start off mostly clear in the morning with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. The Front Range and plains have a 10 percent chance for a few isolated showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. Most spots will stay dry and any storms that do develop are not expected to turn severe. Wednesday will be another day of great weather in Denver. Highs will reach the […]

  • Dry, warm weather to start the work week

    We are finally going to see a break from afternoon storms on the Front Range. Monday will be sunny from start to finish with dry conditions and high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Weather stays calm through Tuesday and Wednesday with highs staying in the 70s. There is a 10 percent chance of an isolated storm on Tuesday. Highs will be back in the 80s on Thursday with unsettled weather moving back in. Check interactive radar and zoom in […]

  • Cool temperatures Sunday as dry pattern moves in

    This morning’s low cloud deck will burn off in the afternoon bringing sunshine and dry conditions. High temperatures will stay cool today reaching the low 60s on the Front Range. A dry pattern will settle into Colorado for the next few days. Temperatures will hit the 70s Monday through Wednesday with sunshine and dry weather. These will be great days to plan activities outside and not have to worry about afternoon storm chances. High temperatures will warm to the 80s […]

  • Storm chances continue Saturday night followed by cooler Sunday

    DENVER — Several severe storms have moved across the Front Range Saturday afternoon. Viewers have sent in photos with hail as large as egg size from passing storms. Hail in Henderson, Colorado. Thanks to Chantell Leintz for the photo #cowx pic.twitter.com/Mr8D8fPLPS — Jessica Lebel (@JessicaLebelWX) June 8, 2019 Metro Denver and Fort Collins are now included in a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening. Hail and gusty winds will be the main threats #cowx pic.twitter.com/KjFBqTHPNK — Jessica […]

  • Scattered storms Saturday night followed by cool Sunday

    DENVER — Saturday will be another warm June day on the Front Range with a chance for scattered afternoon storms. Storm chances will pop up anytime after 1:30 p.m. this afternoon on the Front Range and eastern Plains. In metro Denver, lightning, gusty winds and a brief downpour will be the main threats. If you are heading to the Garth Brooks concert tonight, make sure to pack your rain gear just in case. There is a risk for storms to […]

  • Rainy evening ahead for southern Colorado; drier, warmer Thursday in store

    DENVER — Shower and storm chances will stay in the forecast Wednesday evening, especially for areas south of metro Denver in southern Colorado and across the southeast Plains. These storms will be nearly stationary, making heavy rain the main threat. It is always great to see substantial precipitation this time of year. Colorado’s latest drought monitor shows the state drought-free and there is more rain in the forecast later this week. What a great sight to see! Colorado is drought […]

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