Gannon Medwick joined the First Alert Weather team as Chief Meteorologist in 2013 and is thrilled to continue to live and forecast in coastal North Carolina. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Gannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State in 2003, but his career quickly took him to North Carolina. Gannon worked as a morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City beginning in 2004. "I'll never forget 2011 in particular. Snowstorms... tornadoes... Hurricane Irene... a lot of good communities and good people hit hard... some challenging forecasts for me too. You know those lazy days with nice warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze? I appreciate those kind of days a lot more since 2011." In the community, Gannon is a proponent of math and science education and is a long-time volunteer with the North Carolina Science Olympiad. He, his wife, two daughters, and boxer-mix dog live in New Hanover County.
Today, we here the Cape Fear Region will have an ideal weather relationship with a charming, stable, and supportive high pressure system. But by the weekend, the notoriously volatile, streaky, and unsettled subtropical jet stream will force us to cut ties with the high.
A high pressure system is set to deliver a charming and sweet set of weather features to the Cape Fear Region for Wednesday through Valentine’s Day: low rain chances, calming breezes, and seasonable temperatures. Rain chances reemerge in your longer range forecast, though, as the streaky subtropical
First, a passing cold front will engineer a dramatic drop in temperatures between Friday and Saturday. Then, an arcing warm front will generate the most substantial rain chances of the forecast period by early next week.
Your First Alert Forecast features more temperature trips to the spring-like 70s Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Average early February highs are upper 50s and, eventually, this weekend, a cold frontal passage will return our readings to or close to that range.
Your First Alert Forecast continues to feature the passage of an arctic cold front Tuesday evening, a stretch of "people-pets-plants-pipes" cold Wednesday through Friday, and finally moderating temperatures by the weekend.
A sharp cold front will puts its fingerprints on the forecast for the Cape Fear Region this week. Ahead of the front, temperatures ought perk up a bit Monday into Tuesday. But, after the front passes Tuesday evening, temperatures are likely to tank for Wednesday and Thursday.
A round of soaking showers and drenching downpours delivered 1.67 inches of rain to Wilmington Thursday morning, but nice and dry skies remain in your First Alert Forecast for Friday and most or all of the weekend.