Nicole Hartford (KVII photo)

New CBS Austin morning meteorologist Nicole Hartford starts Thursday.

Hartford arrives from Amarillo’s ABC affiliate, KVII, where she’s spent the past two years.

Both KVII and CBS Austin are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

A University of Miami graduate, Hartford has also worked in Grand Junction, Colo.

At CBS Austin, she replaces Jordan Steele, who left in February to handle weeknight weather duties at KING in Seattle.

“CBS Austin This Morning” airs from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays.

My best impression of a #1. The number of days till @NHartfordWX joins us on @CBSNews This Morning. Can't wait for you all to meet her. pic.twitter.com/ThJgzJeEFE

— Chris Saldaña (@ChrisSaldana) April 26, 2017

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