With more than a decade's experience providing accurate East Coast forecasts, trusted severe-weather expert Michelle Rotella is an AccuWeather Senior TV Meteorologist. A Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and math-minor from Florida State University, in 2016 Michelle obtained her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Prior to joining AccuWeather in April 2021, Michelle forecast for local-television stations including: WNEP-TV Scranton, WTXL Tallahassee, WCCB Charlotte, where she was voted “Favorite Local TV Meteorologist,” and WTTG in Washington, DC. Her career has covered major hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and other severe weather phenomena.
Born and raised in Montgomery and Frederick County Maryland, Michelle’s love for weather began as a child, watching weather forecasts with her mom. Always one-step ahead of the game, Michelle graduated high school at sixteen and attended the local community college. At eighteen, an A.S. Associate degree in hand, Michelle continued to pursue her dream at FSU, graduating in 2009 with a B.S. in Meteorology.
Michelle’s life-long passion for the weather is clear as she aspires to always provide both informative and entertaining forecasts for her viewers.
In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, working out, entertaining, movie-watching and caring for her family pets. She is also a huge football fan, cheering on her FSU Seminoles and favorite NFL teams.