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.
As this hot, sunny day develops, please keep an eye to the western sky and your WECT Weather App. Feisty storms are likely to fire over the western Carolinas and march into the Cape Fear Region by evening.
Early in this forecast period, a sluggish low pressure system will continue to focus moisture and force shower development. A warmer and drier high pressure system remains likely to build by the end of the week and into Father's Day weekend.
In this forecast period, daily chances for showers and storms stay low while temperatures fly high as a summery high pressure ridge builds and delivers a sun and south breeze combination to the Cape Fear Region.