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.
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!
New trolley will replace the previous trolley, with a revised route and a new name. The community engaged in a naming contest, and in May 2019, the votes were in favor of the new name, Port City Trolley.
Firefighters from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Wilmington Fire Departments took off from Air Wilmington Monday morning, heading to the Bahamas in an effort to help the recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s, some patchy frost may be possible in some backyards farther inland. A slight warm up through the week ahead, getting into the lower and middle 70s by midweek.
A few isolated showers and a few storms possible through the evening hours as a cold front pushes through the Carolinas. Behind it, some drier air but we’ll continue to see clouds to start off the work week, with low rain chances.
A mostly gray and drizzly Sunday will begin to clear up overnight into Monday. Rain chances drop to a low 10% to start of the work and school week. A mostly sunny day for Monday, however some areas of fog cold be slowing down the morning commute.