Matthew Cappucci

Washington, D.C.

Meteorologist, Capital Weather Gang

Education: Harvard University, B.A. Atmospheric Sciences

Matthew Cappucci is a meteorologist for Capital Weather Gang. He earned a B.A. in atmospheric sciences from Harvard University in 2019, and has contributed to The Washington Post since he was 18. A Cape Cod native, Cappucci's fascination of weather traces all the way back to when he was 2 years old and trying to pronounce "wind meter." At 7, he saved his money to purchase a video camera, routinely running outdoors during summertime thunderstorms to capture bolts of lightning on film. When he was 14, Cappucci became the youngest-ever presenter at the American Meteorological Society, where he
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Hurricane Idalia is now Category 3, expected to be Category 4 upon landfall

Hurricane Idalia is threatening extreme danger before it makes landfall Wednesday on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

August 30, 2023

Idalia live briefing: Florida braces for major hurricane as storm strengthens

Hurricane warnings have been issued from just north of Sarasota through Tampa to coastal areas south of Tallahassee.

August 28, 2023

Hurricane watch issued for Florida Gulf Coast as Idalia gains strength

The storm could rapidly intensify over the eastern gulf before making landfall Tuesday into Wednesday.

August 27, 2023

Storms kill at least 5 people in Michigan as tornado tears across I-96

Areas southeast of Lansing, including Williamston, were hardest hit; more than a million people lost power from Michigan to Pennsylvania.

August 25, 2023

Exceptional heat is baking the Central U.S. but is soon to relent

Heat index values have risen above 120 degrees every day this week in the central states. They do so again Friday.

August 25, 2023

A tropical storm could threaten Florida next week. Here’s what we know.

The nascent disturbance has a 70 percent chance of development and could affect Florida’s Gulf Coast by Tuesday or Wednesday.

August 25, 2023

August 24 morning weather update

The inside scoop on D.C.-area weather

August 24, 2023

Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall, brings flooding to Haiti and Dominican Republic

Due to Franklin, the National Hurricane Center warned of “significant and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides,” especially over central Hispaniola.

August 23, 2023

Tropical Storm Harold makes landfall in Texas as Atlantic churns up more storms

Harold will bring 3 to 6 inches of rain, especially near and north of its center.

August 22, 2023

California assesses post-Hilary damage; some areas hit with flooding and mudslides

Effects of Tropical Storm Hilary, now a post-tropical cyclone, were forecast to extend through Monday in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico’s Baja California region.

August 21, 2023