Jay Jefferies

Jay Jefferies

Meteorologist

Meteorologist Jay Jefferies' fun and high energy style of weather forecasting have earned him a reputation as one of Augusta's most accurate and entertaining television personalities. He keeps viewers informed and prepared for the upcoming weather. He can also be seen around the community and the state hosting, participating, or emceeing various events.

Jay joined the WFXG-TV Fox 54 Weather Team in August 2016, with over 32 years of experience. He was previously on WRDW-TV and then on WAGT-TV and then in 2015 found himself weathering a corporate buyout storm. In the middle of the storm the news team was put on WJBF-TV briefly. Finally, when the storm cleared, Jay and over 30 of his co-workers found themselves unemployed. Much to the confusion and dismay of the community, Jay disappeared in April 2016. It was as he puts it, a test of his faith. In May 2013, his faith was truly tested and people begin to wonder, "Where in Augusta is Jay Jefferies"? He disappeared off the air for six months. He was very sick and found himself in three hospitals with the results being heart surgery and a mini-stroke. He now shares his story in speeches and appearances and uses his experience to bring awareness to strokes and heart disease.

Jay is an award-winning meteorologist and has been honored locally, regionally, and nationally. Known by his popular segment "Where in Augusta is Jay Jefferies", he was thrilled to be asked by the Weather Channel to be featured in an episode of "America Super Natural".

Being the only child, losing his mother to Lymphoma in July 2016, he relates all that has happened to him to a quote he likes, "Faith in God includes Faith in God's timing". Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Jay and his wife Bonita, their children Jaida and Jaden all live in Augusta with Pepper, a rescue from an Aiken shelter.

Jay enjoys golfing, going to movies, and just spending quality time with his family.

You can send Jay an email at jayjefferies@wfxg.com.

Awards:

  • Augusta Magazine - Best Weather - 2014
  • Augusta Magazine - Best Weather - 2015
  • Augusta Magazine - Best Weather - 2016
  • Metro Spirit - Best TV Personality - 2015
  • Metro Spirit - Best TV Personality - 2016
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Augusta Chapter - Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award - 2016
  • Augusta West Rotary Club - Louis Harris Award

Recent Articles by Jay

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

Severe weather possible for Halloween!

  Weather with Jay - Wesley Belle

A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible early Tuesday Morning.

Another hot afternoon expected for the CSRA!

Pop-Up T-storm possible this afternoon

Today marks the peak of Hurricane Season.

Heat Index values as high as 108 degrees today

Sunny, Hot and Dry for the weekend

Hurricane Dorian has gained strength along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast

Hurricane Dorian continues to move slowly north.

Dorian continues to hold its power along the Florida Coast as a Category 5

Showers and thunderstorms this weekend

Hot & Humid today, a cold front will bring Thunderstorms for the weekend

When a storm hits, make sure your phone battery will last

Guess what’s back, the Heat and Humidity for Georgia & South Carolina.

Much needed showers and thunderstorms for the CSRA today.

Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are in the Forecast most of this week.

PATCHY DENSE FOG DEVELOPING OVER THE REGION

Marginal risk for severe t-storms today.

Heat Index values today 105 to 109 degrees this afternoon

Heat Advisory today until 8:00 PM

The Heat is on for Georgia and South Carolina.

Hot and Humid with PM T-Storms Today!

Summer-Like Conditions continue today across the CSRA.

Rising Dew-points will contribute to PM T-storms.

PM T-Storms possible on this first day of August

Heat & Humidity returning to the CSRA.

A great start to the weekend!

Another nice afternoon across the CSRA.