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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 be back in her hometown forecasting for the state of Colorado. You can watch Jessica 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
  • Storm chances return Tuesday with drier end to week

    DENVER — Temperatures warmed back up to the 80s on Monday afternoon with sunny skies. There is still a chance for an isolated storm or two along the Front Range on Monday evening with better chances staying on the northeast Plains. The northeast Plains could see storms turn severe this evening with hail and wind being the main threats. Tuesday will be another day in the 80s with Denver’s high temperature reaching about 88 degrees. There will be a 30 […]

  • Rainy and cool followed by drier, warmer Monday

    DENVER — A cold front combined with monsoon moisture finally brought cooler temperatures and better rain chances to the Front Range. The high temperature in Denver reached 75 degrees on Sunday just after midnight. Afternoon temperatures stayed in the 60s with on-and-off showers. Scattered showers and storms will continue through Sunday evening across most of Colorado. Denver and parts of the Front Range are under a flash flood Watch until 9 p.m. Heavy rain is possible with any shower or […]

  • Cold front brings cooler temperatures, chance for storms Sunday

    DENVER — It has been another hot Saturday in Denver with highs reaching 97 degrees this afternoon, only three away from the record for July 14 of 100 degrees set in 1878. Big weather changes will arrive in Colorado on Sunday as a cold front moves through the state. Sunday will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Saturday with highs reaching 85 degrees in Denver. Cloudy skies and chances for rain will cool temperatures quickly to the 70s Sunday […]

  • Hot streak continues across Colorado

    DENVER — It reached 98 degrees on Sunday afternoon in Denver, 5 degrees short of the record high for the date. Scattered storms will move across the Front Range on Sunday afternoon and evening, allowing temperatures to cool off a few degrees. Storms could contain lightning, gusty winds, and a brief downpour. Monday is going to be a few degrees cooler than this weekend with afternoon high temperatures reaching the mid-90s in Denver. Sunny and dry conditions will be the […]

  • 90-degree temperatures are here to stay

    DENVER — Denver’s high temperature hit 98 degrees Saturday afternoon. Fortunately, afternoon showers and storms cooled temperatures a few degrees. Scattered storms will be possible in Denver and in the mountains on and off through Saturday evening. Gusty winds and lightning will be the main threats. Temperatures will reach the 90s once again on Sunday. Denver is expected to reach a high around 96 degrees. Metro Denver has another 10 percent chance to see a few storms develop Sunday afternoon […]

  • Fourth of July Forecast: Cooler temperatures and chance for severe storms

    It has been another hot and smoky day on the Front Range with high temperatures in the mid 90s and wildfire smoke still creating hazy skies. A few gusty thunderstorms will develop in the foothills and along the Front Range this evening and will clear overnight. The northeast plains are under a marginal risk for severe storms today. The main threats will be hail and gusty winds. A cold front will move through Colorado Wednesday morning cooling temperatures to the […]

  • Hot Tuesday ahead with rain chances returning Wednesday

    It has been another hot and dry day on the Front Range with high temperatures in the mid 90s. Tuesday will be just as hot with only a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Denver will climb to 94 degrees Tuesday afternoon with building clouds. The Front Range has a 10 percent chance to see an isolated afternoon storm with better chances on the northeast plains. Wednesday’s high temperatures will drop into the mid 80s with a 30 percent […]

  • Temperatures warm to the 90s on Monday

    Denver’s high temperature reached 89 degrees this afternoon, right around average for this time of year. On Monday, temperatures will jump back into the 90s with another hot week ahead. Denver will reach 93 degrees Monday afternoon with only a 10 percent chance of an isolated storm. Most places will stay dry but an afternoon shower or storm can’t be ruled out. Ready or not, the 90s are back for Monday! #cowx pic.twitter.com/KMQOc71X6f — Jessica Lebel (@JessicaLebelWX) July 2, 2018 […]

  • Temperatures warm to the 80s Sunday with dry conditions

    DENVER — Eastern Colorado finally cooled down on Saturday with temperatures in the 70s for most spots. Scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon have also helped cool off temperatures. Storms will stay in the forecast Saturday night. After 6 p.m. the best chances for storms will move east of Interstate 25 and onto the eastern Plains. It is possible that some storms will turn strong to severe with the threat of large hail and strong winds. Sunday will be dry, sunny […]

  • Triple-digit heat is possible again on Thursday

    DENVER — It hit the century mark for the first time this year in Denver on Wednesday. The high temperature hit 101 degrees about 2 p.m., one degree short of the record high of 102 degrees set in 1990. Wednesday was the 90th time Denver has hit triple-digit heat since record-keeping began in 1872. On Thursday, temperatures are expected to be even warmer, reaching 102 degrees in Denver. That would break the record high of 99 degrees set in 1986. […]

  • Temperatures will be even hotter on Wednesday and Thursday

    DENVER — It has been a hot day on the Front Range with temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s. There will be extreme heat the next few days in eastern Colorado. Wednesday will be similar to Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and a light breeze in the afternoon. High temperatures across metro Denver will be in the mid- to upper 90s. Partly cloudy skies will build in during the afternoon with a 10 percent chance of an isolated storm […]

  • Hot and dry days ahead

    DENVER — Temperatures have been comfortable and mild the last few days in Denver. That is all about to change heading into Tuesday as hot weather moves into Colorado. Tuesday will start off in the 60s with sunny skies and will warm to 95 degrees in Denver. It will feel hot with very little cloud cover and no chance for rain but there will be a breeze in the afternoon. Denver's high temperature tomorrow will reach 95 degrees! #cowx pic.twitter.com/sCA2yiiAzP […]