Dominic Brown joined NewsChannel 3 in June 2012, making history as the station’s first black meteorologist.

If there’s one thing that most people want to know about Dominic, it’s about his name. It looks simple, right? Well, don’t let the spelling fool you. It’s a family name. In fact, Dominic was named after his dad. The best way to remember how to say Dominic is to think of Dennis “The Menace.” Really! You’ll have it in no time!

Dominic is from the Peach State, born and reared in suburban Atlanta in a town called Locust Grove. For as long as Dominic can remember, weather has always been in him. In fact, as a kid, he loved telling people about the weather and giving his own forecasts to family and friends. It was always his childhood dream to do the weather, even before he knew how to spell meteorologist!

Dominic began his career at WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 in Eastern North Carolina. He was the first black meteorologist in that station’s history as well. Dominic spent more than four years as weekend meteorologist/weekday reporter, forecasting and being on the front line of several major weather events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the state’s history on April 16 that same year.

Before arriving in North Carolina, Dominic spent two years in Starkville, Mississippi. That’s where he received his Master of Science in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While there, Dominic was a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication. He also had the opportunity to get a taste of all kinds of severe weather while chasing storms in Mississippi and all over the Great Plains. He also had a chance to witness firsthand the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Before arriving at MSU, Dominic received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

While in school, Dominic interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta and WCBS-TV in New York. Dominic is a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In fact, he is honored to hold the prestigious AMS Television Seal of Approval. Dominic is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

When Dominic is not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, working out, watching sports, and cheering on his Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs.


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    Tracking icy roads, warmer temps, and more rain and sleet….If you’ve been waiting for some warmer temperatures, then get ready. We’re tracking highs in the 50s and possibly the 60s this week. But for Monday, there will be some slick spots on the roads and bridges in the morning as temperatures start the day in the upper teens and lower 20s. Otherwise, as we move through our Monday, we’re going to warm up. High temperatures will rise into the mid […]

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    Dominic’s Storm Team Forecast: The storm might be gone but the snow will continue to linger

    The storm might be gone, but the snow will continue to linger….The storm that brought us all of the snow, rain, wind and flooding has pushed farther offshore, allowing the sun to return and the melting process to begin. However, that melting will happen very, very slowly. So, as we move through this Sunday, expect plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the mid 30s. Overnight, low temperatures will dip back into the 20s, which will create very dangerous conditions […]

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    Dominic’s Storm Team Forecast: Tracking snow, wind and tidal flooding, then sunshine

    Snow and wind, then sunshine….As we move through our Saturday evening, bands of snow will continue to fall across parts of Hampton Roads as the area of low pressure that’s affected us over the past couple of days continues to spin off our coast. There will be some additional snow and ice accumulations tonight as our temperatures continue to fall through the 20s.  And because of those bitterly cold temps, black ice on roads, bridges and overpasses will be a major concern tonight […]

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    Storm Team Forecast: Tracking snow, rain, wind and flooding

    Tracking rain, snow, wind and flooding….The NewsChannel 3 Storm Team continues to track a major winter storm through our area, with impacts tonight through part of the weekend. As we move through our early Friday evening, snow will continue to fall across parts of the Peninsulas and the Eastern Shore before all of the snow comes to an end and rain overspreads the area. The rain could be heavy at times tonight through early Saturday, so keep that in mind.  […]

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    Storm Team Forecast: Winter storm will bring rain, snow and wind to Hampton Roads

    Tracking rain, snow and wind….We are gearing for a significant winter storm to impact Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina over the next few days. But tonight will be the calm before the storm, so start preparing now.  The weather will be fairly tranquil, with increasing clouds and overnight low temperatures in the mid 20s. Then, all eyes will be on an area of low pressure that will move up the coast from the southwest. As the low moves into […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking some snow tonight, but even more snow this weekend

    Tracking snow….We are tracking another chance of snow. We’re tracking a much larger system for Friday and Saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. Ultimately, how much snow we see will all depend on the precise track of this storm. So let’s talk about it. We’re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. As this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Slick spots possible on roads tonight as much colder air moves in

    Much colder temps move in….As we move through our Sunday night, any leftover snow or slush on the ground will likely freeze, which will create slick spots on some roads, bridges and overpasses, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies and cold conditions. Overnight low temperatures in the mid and upper 20s. We’ll see a bit more sun Monday and Tuesday, but don’t expect a warm up. High temperatures will only rise into the mid 30s! Wind […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: The snow and rain move out and much colder temps move in

    The snow and rain move out and much colder temps move in….We’ve seen quite a bit of snow falling across parts of Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina today. Several areas have reported some accumulations. However, as we go through the mid to late afternoon, most of the snow and rain will exit the coast, giving way to partly cloudy skies and cold conditions. Low temperatures will be dipping in the mid and upper 20s, which will create a few […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a rain/snow mix, then much colder weather

    Tracking a rain/snow mix, then much colder weather….Are you ready for some snow? Well, some of us could see a little snow on Sunday, while others will see a cold rain. As we move through our Sunday, all eyes will be on an area of low pressure over the Gulf Coast. The low will move our way but stay offshore. With it in our backyard, it will likely bring us a quick shot of wintry weather. We’ll likely start our […]

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    Dominic’s VIPIR Forecast: Tracking a rain/snow mix, then a big drop in temperatures

    Tracking rain/snow mix, then a big drop in temperatures….As we move through this Saturday, expect clouds and sunshine across the area. It will be a bit mild today with highs in the upper 50s to near 60. A cold front moves in today, causing our highs to drop into the lower 40s by Sunday. Now, talking about Sunday, expect mostly cloudy skies and some rain. However, some snow could also develop as an area of low pressure passes by the […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking rain, then a gradual drop in our temperatures

    Tracking rain, then a gradual drop in our temperatures….As we move through our Friday night, have your umbrella handy. We’re tracking a good chance of rain, courtesy of an area of low pressure moving up the coast from the south. This low will spread heavy rain in some spots, capable of producing flooding in typical flood prone areas.  A couple of thunderstorms are possible as well, which could produce gusty winds.  Otherwise, expect cloudy skies with low temperatures in the […]

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    VIPIR Forecast: Tracking rain and slightly warmer temps

    Tracking rain and slightly warmer temps….We hope you’ve enjoyed the sunshine lately because rain is moving back in, at least briefly. As we move through your Friday, expect increasing clouds across Hampton Roads and NE North Carolina as an area of low pressure moves up the coast. While the day will likely start dry, rain chances will go up by Friday afternoon and evening. A couple of showers may linger into early Saturday morning, but majority of Saturday looks dry […]

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