Jesslyn Ferentz joined the WECT First Alert Weather team in January 2018.
She just recently graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science from East Carolina University in December 2017 and is ecstatic she got the opportunity to stay in eastern North Carolina to begin her career.
Originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina, which is right outside Charlotte, she loved growing up in an area that had active weather systems during any season. Her love of weather came from a very early age sitting in the garage with her father watching the storms roll over the hill across the street.
Jesslyn on her off days can be found soaking up the sun at the beach, discovering new local restaurants, and enjoying all the fun outdoor activities living at the coast has to offer.
Since Hurricane Florence caused significant damage to Surf City’s coastline, the town has been making efforts to replenish the beach. The town did projects to push sand, and are starting to finish up hauling sand to areas deemed imminent critical areas.
For the rest of the evening, and overnight, skies will continue to clear as a cold front cross the Carolinas. Clear skies will continue into New Years Eve and New Year’s Day. Temperatures will drop into the 60s and 50 through midweek.
High pressure will keep these clear skies through the overnight hours, into our Monday. Areas of patchy fog possible in the morning, so sure to drive a bit slower on your commute! A few clouds will start to move in the afternoon hours and will continue to build into Tuesday.
A warm front will be moving north across the Carolinas tomorrow, bringing with it an increase of rain chances through the evening. If you live closer to the coast, you have a greater chance of hearing a rumble of thunder or two!