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: email@example.com
Millersville University, Broadcasting
Mississippi State University, Operational and Broadcast Meteorlogy
Summer officially arrives with the solstice this Friday and your First Alert Forecast features classically sultry temperatures and humidity levels through the period. The highest shower and storm chances - 40% at that - are Wednesday and Thursday.
June has thus far offered Wilmington a dust-settling, garden-quenching, and drought-denting 1.92 inches of rain. A bit more in some backyards! The time has come for a dry high pressure system to lower the odds for showers and storms heading into Father's Day weekend.
Early in this forecast period, a sluggish low pressure system will continue to focus moisture and force shower development. A warmer and drier high pressure system remains likely to build by the end of the week and into Father's Day weekend.
A sluggish low pressure system will circulate higher humidity levels and rain chances into the Cape Fear Region beginning Wednesday. Early on, enjoy generous sun intervals, a chance for a stray pop-up storm, light and mainly southerly breezes and balmy humidity levels
The heave wave will carry on through Friday as a dome of high pressure sites over the southeast. As June begins Saturday, a break in the pattern finally comes too. The tight grip of the ridge will gradually break down opening the door for much needed showers and storms and a slight cool down.
An upper level ridge remains parked over the southeastern states bringing record breaking temperatures and an extensive dry spell. For much of the week ahead expect high temperatures to grow into the 90s inland and along area beaches with nighttime lows well above normal, in the middle 70s.
A massive high pressure ridge will bring sizzling temperatures while suppressing needed rain chances right into next week. Take Memorial Day, for example: the record high for Wilmington for May 27 is 96, our forecast high is 96, and the rain chance is only 10%.
Across the Cape Fear Region, a weak cold front will provide a slight drop in temperatures and humidity midweek. A high pressure ridge will be parked across the southeast for the remainder of the week and into Memorial Day Monday which will bring a midsummer style heat wave to the Carolinas.
We’re about to enter the third week of May and, this time of year, breaks in humidity become increasingly rare. And, yes, late this week and into this weekend, a traditionally muggy / warm / hot / isolated storm forecast returns.
our First Alert Forecast continues to feature warm and mainly dry weather for Thursday and Friday. Any showers that manage to pop up would be quite isolated and brief. As a weak front slogs toward the Cape Fear Region this weekend, chances for useful garden-wetting rain will increase modestly.
Chances for showers and storms should perk up, at least modestly, by Mother’s Day weekend as a weak cold front wiggles into the eastern Carolinas. For now, rain odds are 0 to 10% for Tuesday through Thursday, 20% Friday and Monday - in between then jumping to 30-40% over the weekend.
Expect a cool Saturday with just a few isolated showers and partly sunny skies and seasonable 70s for highs Easter Sunday. But, in between, stormy weather is likely on Friday as a strong, dynamic cold front plows into the eastern Carolinas.
After bright sunshine graced the Cape Fear Region the past few days, an approaching cold front will bring along a few clouds and passing showers on this Friday. Overall, expect showers and possibly a thunderstorm heading into the weekend as the cold front travels across the Carolinas.
Coastal low pressure will ride along the coast Wednesday into Thursday which will push showers onshore and bring light to moderate rain at times. Your commute home Monday evening and Tuesday morning will require wind shield wipers and headlights on!