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
After a weekend filled with firecracker temperatures and bright sunshine, the new week ahead will be a much different story. A low pressure system emerging from the Gulf of Mexico will bring widespread showers which could lead to localized flooding and slightly cooler temperatures.
A drier pattern would be helpful as we near the heart of Hurricane Season, but summer downpour patterns can be difficult to squash. Case-in-point, chances for showers and storms will stay above zero in the coming days: including 30-40% for Thursday, 20% for Friday and Independence Day and 30% Sunday
his forecast period features neither large-scale flooding rain systems nor tropical systems in the Cape Fear region. Weaker systems, however, will have plenty of summer humidity and warmth with which to convert to pop-up showers and drenching storms at times.
As the final days of June come this week, expect a quintessential summery close with heat, humidity, showers and storms each day. A series of disturbances will roll through the Cape Fear Region keeping the chance for showers and storms in the forecast.
stalled front will keep the odds for showers and storms through the end of the week. Odds: 30-40%. Many will dodge the activity but if encountered could be caught under a summery downpour with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Stay alert! The risk for severe weather is low but not zero.
A stalled front will keep the odds for showers and storms through the end of the week. Odds: 30-40%. Many will dodge the activity but if encountered could be caught under a summery downpour with gusty winds and frequent lightning. Stay alert!
Your First Alert Forecast features seasonable summer humidity and heat across the Cape Fear Region. Temperatures will consistently run in the 70s and 80s and a few lower 90s may even mix in on the mainland during some of the afternoons.
A stubborn, stacked low pressure system will only gradually reduce rain and storm chances over the next few days. A typical summery pattern with pop up daytime storms will settle in as summer will officially arrives Saturday.
An exceptionally drab June weather pattern is likely to continue for the Cape Fear Region for much of the week ahead. The culprit, a low pressure system cut off from the main jet stream flow, will finally gain latitude and lose definition late this week.
s we close the weekend and head into next week, the rainy pattern will continue thanks to a stalled front draped across the Carolinas. Since the ground is already saturated from previous days of rain, stay alert for the potential of river flooding, localized poor drainage flooding and ponding.
A front will scrape through the Cape Fear Region Sunday night into Monday bringing along a few pop up showers and storms. Temperatures will mainly be in the middle 80s for most of next week with overnight lows near 70s.
While rain will certainly not fall at all times, any time will be fair game for a shower or storm to pop from the thickly humid air. In between rain action: intervals of steamy daytime sun will aid temperatures in spiking toward or into the 80s.
The National Hurricane Center has classified what will be a brief Tropical Storm named Bertha on the coast of Charleston County, South Carolina. Bertha will not last long and the forecast for North Carolina doesn’t change, but it’s an interesting feature!
Keep your umbrella and WECT Weather App interactive radar handy for the next few days! Widespread clouds will sponsor scattered, locally heavy showers and storms. Also expect temperatures to park in the 60s and 70s amid cool-ish east breezes.
Rain chances of very healthy 50+ percentages blanket your midweek forecast period as a pokey upper-level low pressure system wobbles over the Carolinas. Flooding and / or severe thunderstorm chances are not especially high but they are not zero, so plan to stay alert.
A summery ridge of high pressure will gradually build over the Cape Fear Region and play the lead role in your First Alert Forecast. Given the ridge, widespread / organized rainfall will be hard to scrounge in this period.