I am a Midwestern girl that has followed her passion for weather! Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri in the heart of tornado alley, my interest in weather was sparked from a very early age and made me want to learn more. After seeing the full extent of Mother Nature’s wrath while storm chasing in college, I knew that meteorology was my ticket. Once I received my Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of Missouri I jumped right in to the news scene. During my time in broadcasting I have dealt with various types of weather ranging from severe Midwestern storms to Nor’ Easters, major snow storms, widespread flooding, and tropical storms/hurricanes.
I joined the Fox 46 team in July of 2015 after spending almost 7 years at WFMZ-TV in Pennsylvania. Even though we loved living in the northeast, we were so happy to be moving closer to our family and friends in the Carolinas. Before that I spent time at the CBS station in Lincoln, NE and the ABC station in Kansas City, MO learning the ropes. It was a great place to start my news career since the Midwest experiences a wide range of weather.
Of course you must know that I am not all business, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband, three beautiful daughters, and feisty little Shih Tzu Lily. My house is always buzzing with work and kid’s stuff that keeps us on the run, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
When I have some free time I usually try to find a fun adventurous activity to do like sky diving, white water rafting, skiing, or four wheeling. To wind down and relax I love to do yoga, enjoy a glass of wine at one of my favorite wineries, or watch movies. Traveling is another passion of mine and I would love to experience the many different cultures around the world. I am the best of both worlds, stylish and outdoorsy.
For more than 120 years, Punxsutawney Phil has been making his yearly forecast for the final six weeks of Winter and the fun tradition to predict when Spring will arrive happens this Sunday.
It may still be the end of January, but some of our neighborhoods like in Ballantyne are already starting to look a little more like spring with beautiful cherry blossoms blooming, so does this this mean spring is on the way?
A Neighborhood Weather Alert is expected to continue overnight as a cold front swings through the region. There is a marginal to slight risk for severe thunderstorms in all neighborhoods.
Today will be another dry day with plenty of sunshine and a few patchy clouds. Temps are expected to be in the low to mid 50's this afternoon.
The weekend will have plenty of sunshine and seasonable temperatures in the 50's.
Big temperature swings could be a trend through the winter and the precipitation types could be an even mix of rain, ice, or snow.