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.
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Millersville University, Broadcasting
Mississippi State University, Operational and Broadcast Meteorlogy
An approaching cold front drives your First Alert Forecast narrative for Tuesday. Expect balmy southerly breezes to boost temperatures to the lower 80s and prime the atmosphere for a few widely-spaced pop-up storms. The potential for severe-rated cells should be enough to stay aware!
For the early part of your forecast, dry northerly breezes will squash needed rain chances to near zero but, on the plus side, curb humidity. Sunny spells will fuel daytime temperatures deep into the 70s Thursday and Friday while, in between, expect to enjoy cool, crisp 50s for Thursday night.
A large, classically autumnal high pressure system governs your First Alert Forecast for the Cape Fear Region providing comfortable afternoon high temperatures in the upper 70s and cool overnight lows in the 50s. Also - enjoy lower humidity!
Early October features average high temperatures near 80 degrees but a strong high pressure ridge will continue to bring readings well above that baseline: mainly upper 80s Tuesday, near 90 Wednesday, and lower 90s Thursday.
The final days of September will feature above normal temperatures and plenty of dry time. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the upper 80s with a few lower 90s inland. Overnight lows will mainly be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Residents across the Cape Fear Region faced the tough decision whether to evacuate or leave as Hurricane Florence crawled toward the Carolina coast. One year after Hurricane Florence, your First Alert Weather Team reflects on evacuation decisions.
As September carries on so does a more summertime feel. Afternoon temperatures Thursday will likely stay above average climbing into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Odds for a shower or storm will stay low, near 10% Thursday, 20% Friday and 30% over the weekend.
Your First Alert Forecast for the next several days features slightly above normal temperatures through the end of the week. Odds for a shower or storm will be near 10% through Friday then slightly click up to 30% over the weekend.
n this holiday, you will want to strike a balance between a) rest and relaxation and b) storm vigilance and preparedness for Hurricane Dorian. Across the Cape Fear Region today, non-Dorian-related showers and storms will dot the radar map and, occasionally, they may chase you inside.
Across the Cape Fear Region today, non-Dorian-related showers and storms will dot the radar map and, occasionally, they may chase you inside. And in the surf, an enhanced rip current risk should keep you from being as bold as usual.
Friday will be fantastic! Enjoy sunshine, 80s, comfortable humidity and low rain chances. Over the Labor Day weekend and through next week, humidity levels will spike again along with some shower and storm chances, near 40%.
Your local forecast for the next several days will feature generally low rain chances and seasonable temperatures. A stray shower or storm may briefly form locally but the highest Carolina rain odds ought to occur over the western terrain.
Your local forecast for the next several days will feature generally low rain chances and seasonable temperatures. A stray shower or storm may briefly form locally but the highest Carolina rain odds ought to occur over the western terrain and also closer to Tropical Depression Six - near and east of
As we round up the week, there are a few things to keep in mind weather-wise. First, locally, a cold front will approach the Carolinas Friday and stall into the weekend. Odds for showers and storms Friday will be near 30% Friday then grow to near 50% over the weekend.
You’ll want to keep the a/c cranking for hot high temperatures mainly in the lower 90s and steamy heat index values around 100. As a cold front slides through the Cape Fear Region Friday, temperatures will swing from the 90s late week to middle and lower 80s over the weekend.
As year-to-date rainfall deficits continue to build through the double-digits across the Cape Fear Region, rain chances in the 30 to 40% range will offer precious opportunities for relief for thirsty gardens.
Chances for cooling and drenching showers and gusty storms ought to trend more generous for Wednesday and Thursday as a low pressure wave drops southward toward the Cape Fear Region from the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Average daily high temperatures for the Cape Fear Region are in the toasty upper 80s this time of year; your First Alert Forecast is even a bit more fiery as it features consistent lower and middle 90s with opportunities for heat index values to ping the upper 90s and lower 100s.