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.
Good Saturday to you! We’ve been lucky for the past couple of weeks that the tropics have been quiet. However, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance off the coast of South Carolina.
New Hanover County is co-hosting it’s annual information session with Flood Risk Provider Wednesday, August 14th. Neighbors can learn about the National Flood Insurance Program and how properties can be prepared to qualify for flood insurance discounts.
A cold front will slowly cross the region tomorrow dropping dew point temperatures a few degrees, making it not as oppressive as it was today. High temperatures will reach the low to middle 90s tomorrow.
Happy Tuesday to you! Hopefully you’re getting a chance to head outdoors and enjoy the warm sunshine! High pressure begins to weaken its grip by week’s end. We’re still looking at mainly sunny skies and dry weather in the short-term, with high temperatures gradually increasing into the lower 90s, an
The Dog Days of Summer refers to the hottest days of the summer, which will go through the middle of August. During these toasty days, there’s a few things that you and your furry friend can do to keep cool.
Good Sunday you! Hopefully you got to spend some time outside today enjoying all this sunshine! The mostly sunny skies will stick around for the next several days so make sure you keep applying sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Happy Saturday to you! Hopefully you got to spend some time at the beach or the pool before the storms started to pop up this afternoon! Showers and storms will continue to push offshore through the evening and overnight hours.
As the first weekend in July comes to a close, a classic summertime pattern will hold its grip across the Cape Fear Region. Expect seasonal temperatures near 90, but sky-high humidity levels will propel heat index values near and beyond 100 degrees.
As the first week in July comes to a close, a classic summertime pattern will hold its grip across the Cape Fear Region. Expect seasonal temperatures near 90, but sky-high humidity levels will propel heat index values near the triple digits.