Kellie joined the WECT Weather Team in October of 2016. She was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - also known as the Christmas City. After Winter Storm Jonas dumped a record snowfall of over 30 inches this winter, she is thrilled to be in Wilmington forecasting tropical weather now! Kellie always had a fascination with weather. As a child, she will never forget when the local TV meteorologist came to her elementary school and now she’s turned her curiosity into her career. Kellie graduated with a broadcasting degree from Millersville University and shortly after earned a certificate in Operational and Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. She interned at WFMZ in Allentown, PA (with the meteorologist who visited her school) and this past summer she was a meteorology intern at FOX 29 in Philadelphia, PA. She enjoys (trying to) cook, anything that is adrenaline-pumping and all things coastal. Email Kellie: email@example.com
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.
One front will zip through the Cape Fear Region late Tuesday. Another front ought to approach and pass late Friday or Saturday. In between these two systems, Wednesday and Valentine’s Day Thursday continue to look very handsome weather-wise.
The unseasonably warm days will last through the rest of the work week ahead of the next cold front which will slide through the Cape Fear Region heading into the weekend. More seasonable days will also carry into the beginning of next week as well with increasing odds for showers.
As high pressure slips offshore, warm southerly flow will allow temperatures to climb well above normal through the rest of the work week. Also, enjoy plenty of dry time but watch out for seasonal allergies creeping up!
After a soggy Sunday, high pressure will help keep plenty of dry time in the forecast for the next few days. As this high pressure system moves offshore, a warm southerly flow will wrap in mild temperatures for the next few days before seasonable temperatures return next weekend.
An area of low pressure offshore will continue to wrap in passing showers for the remainder of the evening and part of the overnight hours. However, expect a much drier and warmer trend to last for much of the upcoming week.
In the short term, thanks to a developing upper level high pressure system, a significant warming trend is likely to grace the Cape Fear Region for the next several afternoons and nights. The weekend itself looks to feature one major spike in rain chances, and that would come Sunday.
As January comes to a close, temperatures will trend below average tonight; however, a big turnaround arrives heading into the first week of February. With the warmth will come with wet weather at times but no wash out is expected in your extended forecast.
After a brief warm up today, an approaching cold front will bring a brief window for showers tonight then cold Arctic air will fill in post cold front. Rain chances will be low for much of the week ahead as high pressure builds into the area.
Heading into the new week, temperatures will climb above normal then plummet well below normal midweek. For the first half of the week a brief warming trend will develop ahead of an approaching cold front.
Through the weekend enjoy high temperatures in the 50s with chilly lows in the 30s - frosty mornings are possible as well. Heading into next week, temperatures will increase to near 60 degrees Tuesday before cold Arctic air spills into the Cape Fear region by midweek.
Now that the anticipated cold front has moves through the Cape Fear Region, the main weather story now is the cold Arctic air that will spill in tonight. This will be some of the coldest air of the season, so please take the proper precautions to prepare.
All week your First Alert Weather Team has been talking about a cold front which will work through the Cape Fear tonight. As this anticipated front arrives overnight, expect unsettled weather then a drastic change in temperatures by Monday morning.
This weekend will be a time of change as a speedy yet strong cold front works through the area. Following the front, cold Arctic air will spill in changing the pattern of above normal temperatures to below normal early next week.
Your First Alert Weather Team is keeping close tabs on a low pressure system which will work through the Cape Fear Region this weekend. Until then, enjoy plenty of dry time and above normal temperatures in the short term.
So far this week, temperatures started off below normal, now seasonable, and later this week will trend above normal for a brief time period. The temperatures roller coaster ride will continue with a big drop in highs and lows early next week.