A well-recognized face in Oklahoma, meteorologist Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009. She started on air a few weeks before Oklahoma City’s largest snowstorm, the “Christmas Eve Blizzard,” and has been experiencing Oklahoma extremes ever since. In 2013 she promoted to weekday mornings.

Since distinguishing herself while storm chasing live during the historic May 2013 tornado outbreaks, Sutton continues to cover significant storms firsthand for KFOR-TV. Her storm chasing gained national recognition with video showcased on CNN, MSNBC and The Weather Channel. Sam Anderson profiled her storm chasing experiences for “The New York Times Magazine” and blog “The 6th Floor” in August 2013. KFOR’s team coverage of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado won an National Emmy. She was recently featured in a storm chasing article for “Popular Mechanics” Magazine.

Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn’t realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri where she saw her first tornado in 2004. Sutton graduated with honors and dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism.

Sutton started on air in 2007 at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri. Shortly after, she joined WCYB-TV in the Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee as a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. It’s here she learned about the dynamics of mountain weather and polished her reporting skills.

Sutton is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.

Besides weather, Sutton loves to sing and had the honor of singing in front of thousands at Tennessee’s famous NASCAR track, Oklahoma City Baron’s hockey and Thunder basketball.

In her spare time, Sutton loves to swim, cycle, travel, cook and spend time with her Springer Spaniel rescue pup, Okie. Sutton races in triathlons for charity.

Emily Sutton and Scott Hines crossed the finish line of their first IRONMAN triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run) on November 16, 2014. The duo headed TEAM OKLAHOMA and raised $200,000 for “The Go Mitch Go Foundation.” GMG is an Oklahoma-born non-profit raising money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Sutton and her husband reside in Oklahoma City.


Recent Articles
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    Finally feeling like Fall in Oklahoma!

    We’re finally feeling like Fall in Oklahoma! Highs today will be 20 to 30 degrees colder in the 50s under sunny skies. Look for breezy conditions before winds start to relax a bit later on. Tonight, we will have the coolest temps of the season thus far. Look for widespread 20s and 30s. Hard frosts and freezes are expected, so be sure to cover any plants you want to keep. Highs will only reach the 50s Saturday and the 60s Sunday. Our next […]

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    Beautiful weather for your Friday, Saturday

    *** A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM. *** The weather will be beautiful today and tomorrow in the 70s with light winds and partly cloudy skies. Our next storm system will  bring scattered showers and thunderstorms late Sunday into early Monday. Don’t forget to “fall back” 1 hour this weekend!

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    After a cool start, Oklahoma will see a beautiful fall weekend

    Lows tonight will drop to the 40s under starry skies. Highs Saturday  will be in the mid to upper 70s with a breezy south wind. The warming trend will continue with 80s Sunday through all of next week! A weak front will try to move in the state next Wednesday. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible, mainly in eastern Oklahoma. Above normal temperatures and dry conditions will continue all the way through Halloween! Stay tuned for the latest.

  • 10/7/16

    Cooler weather leads to picture perfect Saturday

    Last night’s front made a world of a difference in our temperatures! Winds will drop back overnight and lows will plunge to the upper 30s and lower 40s under starry skies. Tomorrow will be picture perfect with highs in the low 70s under sunny skies with light winds! A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon and night, mainly west. Highs will continue to climb next week and we’ll see the 80s by Tuesday!

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    Showers, thunderstorms moving in for the weekend

    OKLAHOMA – Happy first day of fall! Warm conditions continue with a quiet night. Look for lows to the middle 60s. Tomorrow, we’re back to the upper 80s to low 90s with lots of sunshine. Changes roll in for the weekend, as an upper level trough approaches. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday afternoon – a few could be severe. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s. A cold front will move across the state, starting early […]

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    Temperatures in mid to low 80s through the weekend

    Look for scattered showers and storms to continue through the first half of tonight. Some storms will be strong with gusty winds and a good deal of lightning.   Click here for KFOR’s interactive radar The cold front moves across Oklahoma tonight into Saturday morning, bringing our best chance for widespread showers. The rain will move out of central Oklahoma by early Saturday morning, leaving most of us with a dry and cooler weekend. A strong northerly wind will drop […]

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    Oklahoma under extended heat advisory

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A heat advisory has been extended through Thursday for central and eastern Oklahoma. Heat index values are well above 100 degrees across the state, so be careful if you plan to be outside for extended periods of time. Our weather pattern hasn’t changed that much with the center of the heat dome to our south and the main storm track to our north. This puts Oklahoma in weak westerly flow in the mid levels. What does this mean?! It […]

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    Scattered storms through weekend, hot temperatures to return

      Click here for interactive radar Tomorrow will be hot and windy with highs in the mid to upper 90s. A few severe storms are possible in northwestern Oklahoma. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will make for a wet Sunday across the state as a whole. The 4th of July will be hot, muggy and breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. The heat dome will return late next week bringing hot temps and dry conditions.

  • 6/17

    Heat warning for central, northeastern Oklahoma through Saturday

    *** A HEAT WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA THROUGH TOMORROW. THIS INCLUDES THE OKLAHOMA CITY METRO.  A HEAT INDEX BETWEEN 105 TO 113 WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REST OF THE STATE WITH A FORECAST HEAT INDEX OF 100-110. *** Highs will soar to the upper 90s and low 100s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. A few storms are possible tomorrow afternoon in western Oklahoma. It’s […]

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    Warm, muggy conditions continue through the weekend

    The warm, muggy and breezy conditions will continue through the weekend! Lows tonight will drop the upper 60s and lower 70s under partly cloudy skies. Highs this weekend will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Isolated storms are possible both Saturday and Sunday, so make sure that you keep your eyes to the skies if you’re enjoying any outdoor activities. As a southwesterly jet stream flow nears Oklahoma early next week, our severe weather […]

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    Nice weather on the way for the weekend

    Nice weather is on the way for the weekend. After a cloudy start, we can expect some afternoon sunshine. Highs will warm to the mid 70s with a light southeasterly wind. The warming trend continues this weekend with highs in the 80s. A south breeze will develop as well. A few storms are possible in northwestern Oklahoma on tomorrow and could be strong to severe. Severe weather is expected for the panhandle and western Oklahoma Sunday. An isolated (severe) storm is possible […]