Andrew Freiden

Andrew Freiden


Andrew Freiden is NBC12's morning meteorologist. He was born in Blacksburg and raised in Reston. Andrew graduated with a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. He came to NBC12 from Roanoke.


  • Lots of Reader's Choice Awards in local publications
  • An Emmy
  • VAB award for Outstanding Effort by a Meteorologist


  • University of Virginia

Recent Articles by Andrew

First Alert: Slim chance of snow for Central VA

  First Alert: Rain likely across Central Virginia to ring in 2021

First Alert Weather Day: Strong storms likely on Christmas Eve

Jupiter and Saturn will create ‘Christmas Star’ effect during Winter Solstice

What caused these gorgeous ice formations on cars?

  First Alert Weather Day: Snow is falling for Monday morning commute

  James River in moderate flood stage through Saturday

First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, storms causing flooding/school delays & closures this AM

Delta downgraded to a Tropical Depression

Mars: Shining bright on its closest approach in years

  First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, strong storms possible Tuesday Evening.

  Forecast: Warm and mainly dry Monday, heavy rain likely Tuesday into Wednesday

  First Alert Weather Days: Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday evening

  Thursday Forecast: First Alert Weather Day for Heavy rain and a flash flood watch

  There is only 1 more name left on the 2020 Tropical Storm/Hurricane List

  Forecast: First Alert Weather Day for heavy rain potential

  Forecast: Rain likely for the next few days and it could be heavy

First Alert Weather Day Saturday: Severe threat drops as Laura’s remnants pull away

Laura made landfall overnight as a Category 4

Saturday Flash Flooding in Chesterfield County

NWS service confirms 2 more tornadoes in Virginia, bringing total to 6

First Alert Weather Day: Isaias leaves behind damage as it races away

Two days of extreme heat and humidity

Tracking the Tropics: Hanna makes landfall as 2020′s first Atlantic hurricane

  Forecast: ANOTHER Heat Advisory day, with likely showers and storms

  First Alert Weather Day: Strong storms again possible Thursday

First Alert Weather Days for hottest temperatures of the year

How to see Comet Neowise

  Forecast: Hot and dry, with rain chances inching up this weekend

  First Alert: Watching a tropical system Thursday