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.
Email Kellie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Millersville University, Broadcasting
Mississippi State University, Operational and Broadcast Meteorlogy
Saturday will have a clear but decidedly wintry character with sunrise temperatures in the frosty 30s and wind chill values as low as the frigid 20s. By Saturday afternoon, temperatures are likely to have clawed their way to the slightly below-average lower 50s for highs.
The upcoming week will feature temperatures ranging from above normal, to seasonable, to slightly below normal. Also, a series of fronts will bring a few showers and temperature swings through the week ahead.
By Thursday, belts of strong atmospheric winds will team with marginal instability to develop numerous gusty showers and potentially a few stronger thunderstorm cells. Please plan to be weather-aware and stay tuned as details emerge.
As we settle into a new month, there are a few things to note this week weather-wise. High pressure will keep things dry for the first half of the week however, unsettled weather will develop for the second half of the week.
Another round of rain to close the month of January and the work week. So far, Wilmington has picked up around 1.50″ in January which is below normal. An additional 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain will be possible heading into Saturday but neither flooding nor severe thunderstorms nor snow are likely.
our longer-range First Alert Forecast headlines include seasonable coolness plus a couple transient rain chances: 40% Wednesday night to 20% Thursday morning and 60% Friday night to 30% Saturday morning. Winter weather appears unlikely for the eastern Carolinas but this will be monitored.
few scattered, light, and transient showers are possible Monday, but Tuesday will have a bright skies and 0% rain chances. Despite the aforementioned chill, odds for any major snow or ice systems in the long-range appear slim right now.
High pressure will extend down from the north which will keep cool winds and dry conditions in the Cape Fear Region this Thursday. As high pressure slips offshore it will wrap around warmer southeast winds which will aide to milder temperatures Friday and increasing rain chances.
Spring has been winning the seasonal battle over the past couple of days but winter is ready to make its presence known. A cold front will finally move into the area which will bring a dose of wintry air by Friday and again early next week.
Spring has been winning the seasonal battle over the past couple of days but winter is ready to make its presence known . A cold front will finally move into the area which will bring a dose of wintry air by Friday and again early next week.
The dynamic storm system made many weather headlines including severe weather and winter weather over the weekend brought a front into the Carolinas.... that front is stalled across the Carolinas which will keep some showers and a few storms in the forecast through midweek.
The front associated with that system is stalled across the Carolinas which will keep showers and isolated storms in the forecast through midweek. There are signs of winter making a come back - but not for another couple of days.
A strong southern ridge of high pressure remains likely to bulge into the Cape Fear Region between Friday and next week and, with it, you can expect humidity and temperatures to turn up! Daytimes will regularly ping the upper 60s and 70s and nights will chill no farther than the 50s and lower 60s.
Expect a wintry Wednesday night with classically chilly and possibly frosty 30s for low temperatures but, as that ridge sharpens, a significant warming trend ought to develop soon after. 50s, 60s, and 70s are likely for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, respectively.
As December carries on we still are fluctuating in terms of temperatures through the week ahead. However, once a cold front wipes through Tuesday, the rest of the week will be filled with drier and colder days through at least Friday.
As we round out the week, the next round of rain will splash through the Cape Fear Region Friday. High pressure builds in by the weekend providing more sunshine. Next week get ready for another roller coaster ride.
A large low pressure system is poised to bring a rapid return of rain chances: 20% Thursday night, 80% Friday, 80% Friday night, and 40% Saturday. Reduced visibility and roadway ponding is likely, so please travel with care. An inch or more if rain appears likely and a clap of thunder is possible.
As we close out the first week in December, near seasonable temperatures will continue through the weekend. A series of fronts will keep the chance for a few passing showers in the forecast through next week.
High pressure will support dry, sunny days through Thursday. As high pressure moves offshore Sunday that will open the door for a cold front to move through Friday. Next week will present more widespread opportunity for showers as the next cold front swings through.
A high pressure system is in position to bring more dry skies through Thursday so temperatures ought to remain the lead weather story. A speedy low pressure system appears likely to collect moisture for low but nonzero late-week rain chances.
As the holiday week wraps up, seasonably cool temperatures will roll into the first half of the weekend. An approaching front will stir up gusty showers and storms Sunday so, if you have travel plans that take you in the road or in the skies, you may have some delays from time to time.