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
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.
This Thanksgiving week, we here in the Cape Fear Region will be spectators to a very active Pacific Northwest to Great Lakes storm track. So, while holiday travel snags are likely nationally, our local forecast is more settled.
Asunny high pressure cell will swell temperatures from the upper 50s and lower 60s Thursday afternoon to the upper 60s and lower 70s Friday afternoon. In between, temperatures ought to dip deep into the 40s by Friday morning.
Wednesday and Thursday will have more sun than clouds thanks to an area of high pressure. Daytime temperatures will trend more seasonable , mainly in the lower 60s while, in between, readings will sink to the chilly and, given any partial clearing, potentially frosty upper 30s and lower 40s.
Skies ought to have cleared by Wednesday morning, but you will be stepping outside to freezing temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s and humbling wind chill values as low as the upper 10s and lower 20s.
As a warm front lifts north, above normal temperatures will continue before a fall cold front hustles through the area late in the week. Expect daily high through Friday in the 70s and 80s with overnight lows mainly in the 60s.
An approaching cold front drives your First Alert Forecast narrative for Tuesday. Expect balmy southerly breezes to boost temperatures to the lower 80s and prime the atmosphere for a few widely-spaced pop-up storms. The potential for severe-rated cells should be enough to stay aware!
For the early part of your forecast, dry northerly breezes will squash needed rain chances to near zero but, on the plus side, curb humidity. Sunny spells will fuel daytime temperatures deep into the 70s Thursday and Friday while, in between, expect to enjoy cool, crisp 50s for Thursday night.