WATCH: Local 10-year-old budding meteorologist reports on Hurricane Ida


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Meet the next Jim Cantore.

Everyone knows wherever the Weather Channel stalwart shows up, the bad weather is coming soon.

Well, Hurricane Ida has brought out the next Jim Cantore in Baton Rouge.

His name is Sammy Hursey and he lives near Southdowns.

Sammy is ten-years-old and is in the fifth grade at BASIS Baton Rouge.

The attached videos have been sent in by the Hursey family throughout the day.

A visit from a meteorologist led to Sammy’s love of all things weather.

Sammy has a particular affinity for hurricanes and tornadoes.

The 10-year-old’s appreciation for weather patterns grew in his science class last year.

Sammy has a love for acting as well and has made a short film.

We look forward to seeing what this budding weatherman does next.

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