In my opinion, i think that will open some doors for you. There will always be a need for somebody who can forecast and have good computer skills, including programing and IT related skills. I think somebody with strong skills in both will be welcome in many meteorology related career field positions.
With the current job situation where there are so many candidates and so little positions, anything you can do to put yourself ahead of others would be a real advantage to you.
Here is an example of the strong need for computer skills in NOAA:
This link is to a NOAA public document, "Strategic Human Capital Management Plan:
Developing, Valuing, and Sustaining a World-Class Workforce FY 2006-FY 2011.
In this document, it states:
Technology "is changing so rapidly and dramatically that all organizations, public and private, are having difficulty obtaining and maintaining the skills needed to plan for and operationalize their technology requirements. In NOAA, this encompasses not only standard information technology (IT), but also the highly sophisticated equipment used in programs. NOAA’s strategic goals envision an agency capable of developing new technologies, providing integrated data sets for decision support and management systems, enhancing data management and analysis capabilities, and providing easy accessibility of environmental data by the public. The need for knowledge and skills in state-of-the-art technologies is also required by the President’s Management Agenda emphasis on E-Government. A human capital management strategy must take into account the recruitment and retention programs that will be necessary to attract and keep employees with needed IT and other technology skills and knowledge."