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
On Friday, a front will settle in and generate clouds and scattered showers - especially but perhaps not exclusively in the afternoon and evening. North or east breezes ought to lock in nippy temperatures in the 40s and 50s under the gray ceiling, so have your jacket ready at all times.
A welcomed high pressure system will help author the opening chapters of the weather story: it will deliver a nice and welcome period of dryness to the Cape Fear Region through at least Thursday.In this time, temperatures ought to fall toward the chilly 30s as winds subsides Tuesday night.
As we enter the final days of February, a few gusty showers will be possible Monday as a front wiggle through the area. There is a low risk for a stray storm to mix in but would be non-severe and rainfall amounts will be measured in a few manageable tenths of an inch.
Temperatures will swell to the 60s in the afternoon amid clouds, with better chances for showers or a storm late in the afternoon and early in the evening. Any storms would be non-severe and rainfall amounts will be measured in a few manageable tenths of an inch.
The middle of your First Alert Forecast features more welcome dryness for Tuesday night and Wednesday, and then a return of rain chances Wednesday night and Thursday. Temperatures ought to catch a few hours in the frosty 30s Tuesday night, recover to the 40s and 50s under the Wednesday sun.
Clouds, fog, and mist will stay for Tuesday but, for most daytime hours, odds for a measurable rain shower should stay low, near 30% or less. Please be alert for a higher chance for a gusty shower or rogue severe storm overnight Monday.
Closing out a rainy and chilly weekend, we have some improvements to look forward to next week including warmer temperatures and finally some dry time!As the chilly rain continues tonight, major flooding is unlikely but standing water in low-lying areas will continue to be a big nuisance.
Great to catch you on this Sunday! Your First Alert Forecast features partly cloudy skies but mostly dry through the evening and overnight - a sweet treat for those looking to fire up the barbecue for the big game.
Your First Alert Forecast opens with big temperature growth. After a cold, frosty start to Thursday, expect lower and middle 50s for afternoon highs. Also, as a shower front approaches the Cape Fear Region from the west, expect sun to fade behind increasing afternoon clouds.
Your First Alert Forecast continues with clearing skies and a cold Tuesday night with lows mainly in the upper 20s. Enjoy a sunny and crisp Wednesday with highs mainly in the upper 40s, and another bright and dry day Thursday with highs mainly in the middle 50s.
After some leftover showers Monday, most of the upcoming work week should be dry. Temperatures will be unseasonably cool with highs mainly in the 40s and lows in the chilly 30s. Some frosty cold nights ahead are certainly possible at least through midweek.
Cool high pressure will control our weather pattern in the short term bringing a bright but breezy and cold close to the week. The January full moon, also known as the “Wolf Moon”, will rise in what will likely be a clear eastern sky at 5:35 p.m. - which is just three minutes before sunset.
Your First Alert Forecast features a rainy and raw Wednesday night with temperatures dipping into the middle 30s by Thursday morning. The chilly showers will wrap up tonight but as cold air chases moisture there could be a few wet flakes to mixing in around northern Bladen or Pender county, if any.
The last week of January will bring a dynamic pattern and a few temperature swings. Expect a cluster of chilly, blustery showers Wednesday and Wednesday night as a low pressure system tracks over the Cape Fear Region and intensifies near the Outer Banks.
Your First Alert Forecast features an unsettled pattern for the new work and school week, with up and down temperatures. Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies overnight with a stray shower and patchy fog possible.
Your First Alert Forecast begins with an unsettled pattern for the new work and school week, with up and down temperatures and rain chances. Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies during the day with occasional light to moderate showers, with rainfall measured in manageable tenths of inches of rain.
Your First Alert Forecast opens with a pair of sunny or partly sunny and nice and seasonably cool days across the Cape Fear Region. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the middle and upper 50s and night in the 40s and 30s.
Your First Alert Forecast will feature a continuation of seasonably cool temperatures. Winds will settle overnight but become breezy at times during the day Tuesday and Wednesday as a series of fronts work through the area.
Heading into Monday we reflect on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., your First Alert Forecast will feature seasonably cool temperatures. Elevated westerly breezes will add an extra chill to the air, expect “feels like” temperatures in the 40s and 30s.
Your First Alert Forecast for the MLK holiday weekend features cooler temperatures following the passage of a strong cold front. Plans outside should be a go, however, it will be breezy from time with the departure of the front.
Your First Alert Forecast opens with a nice winter Wednesday across the Cape Fear Region. A small shower chance Wednesday night, a more substantial rain chance along a speedy cold front Friday night, and a chillier weekend.
Your First Alert Forecast begins with a rain system departing the Cape Fear Region. Expect damp and gloomy skies to gradually dry and clear through Tuesday evening. Expect frosty Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with low temperatures mainly in the lower and middle 30s.
Your First Alert Forecast features a nice and dry high pressure cell in control to start off the week, however rain chances will soon rise as a swath of low pressure from the Gulf pushes through soon after.
Your First Alert Forecast features seasonably chilly temperatures across the Cape Fear Region in the short-term and long-term. Tuesday is a perfect case-in-point: early 30s and 40s will have grown to the lower or middle 50s in the afternoon.
As we look to the first weekend of 2021, mild temperatures will continue along with the risk for scattered showers. Odds will fluctuate Saturday and Sunday between 30-40% with the most active time being Saturday night with odds spiking to near 70%.
As we turn the calendar to a new year, at first there won’t be any big changes. The risk for scattered showers will also remain in our local forecast. Odds Friday night: 50%, Saturday and Sunday: 30-40% and most active will be Saturday night with odds near 70%.
As 2020 comes to a close, expect mild temperatures overnight, mainly in the 50s. Showers will also accompany the warm close to the year so please be cautious if you need to be out on the roads. Localized poor drainage flooding and ponding on the roads are likely especially where heavy rain develops.
Expect a bumpy close to 2020 as a dynamic storm system will slide a warm front north followed by a cold front. For the rest of this evening, however, the risk for showers will be low, near 20%. Temperature will not be taking a dip any further than the 50s tonight.
he last chilly night of 2020 will be tonight as temperatures fall down to the middle 30s, possibly lower 30s further inlands. Winds will be chilly, so expect “feels like” temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s by Wednesday morning. A warming trend will unfold as the final days of 2020 wrap up.