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
Along or just behind the cold front Tuesday, expect lowering and thickening clouds, winds shifting to northerly or easterly, a chance for showers growing to 40%, and temperatures in the 60s to locally 70s.
high pressure ridge remains on-track to squash rain-clouds over the Cape Fear Region this weekend, so your “weather grades” for all kinds of great outdoor social distancing activities like gardening and jogging will stay in B or A-territory.
Temperatures will fluctuate from near seasonable Tuesday to above normal Wednesday as a warm front lifts north. A high pressure cell will build in for the second half of the week which will shake the showery trend and become more dry and toasty.
A dry high pressure cell will build in toward the end of the week which will bring plenty of dry time toward the end of the week. Afternoon highs will hover near normal Thursday then soar back to the upper 70s and lower 80s Friday into the weekend.
Spring officially arrived at 11:50 p.m. yesterday... it’s earliest arrival since 1896! To welcome the new season a very toasty ridge of high pressure will linger over the Cape Fear Region. For some perspective, average high temperatures are mainly in the upper 60s for mid-March
Temperatures will continue to soar through the week climbing 10-15 degrees above the average highs and lows. Also, expect a toasty first full day of spring Friday with mild high temperatures of 70-78 for most barrier island communities and even warmer 78-86 readings on the mainland.
igh pressure will keep rain chances basically squashed for the rest of your Monday. A stalled front will provide a few passing showers on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday and then again on Thursday. Temperatures will be soaring through the week reaching near 80° by Friday.
A lazy front will focus modest rain chances and even the option for a rogue thunderstorm: 30% Wednesday, 10% Thursday, and 10% Friday. Any showers will offer a brief pollen cleanse but, in general, rain coverage and amounts will be lower than last week.
A string of springlike 70s will through the end of the week before the next cool down arrives heading into the weekend. Shower and storm chances dot your longer-range First Alert Forecast, but rain coverage and amounts do not look as robust as as those of last week.
Widespread gloomy clouds and cool, dreary rain Thursday with an inch or more of additional rain probable, watch for localized poor-drainage flooding. By Friday expect a quick drying and gradual clearing amid aggressive northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph and a few 30+ gusts even possible.
A buckle in the polar jet stream flow will support slightly cooler-than-average temperatures across the Cape Fear Region this weekend, so have your jacket ready to go for highs in the brisk upper 50s Friday. Lows in the frosty middle 30s early Saturday morning.
Temperatures this afternoon will mainly be in the 30s, 40s at best. Feels like temperatures will be frigid in the 20s and 30s. Tonight brace yourself, your pets, and perhaps even your pipes for a hard freeze with temperatures deep into the 20s.
A low pressure wave along a recently-passed cold front will focus periods of rain, pin temps in the 40s, and drive wind chills deep into the 30s. As northerly winds continue to force temperatures downward through the 30s Thursday night, rain may mix with or switch to sleet pellets or snowflakes.
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.