Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo joined the Eyewitness News weather team on CBS 3 and The CW Philly in October, 2010.
Bilo, a native of Phoenixville, returned to the Delaware Valley from AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania where she had been a meteorologist since 2004. During her tenure with the weather service, she provided forecasts on TV and radio for numerous AccuWeather clients including FOX News, CNBC, ABC News Now and many local stations. She had also been the main morning weather anchor for the Bloomberg Television Network.
Bilo is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish and International Business. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University.
A versatile broadcaster, in addition to her weather duties, Bilo has twice guest hosted CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated talk show THE TALK.
A certified bookworm, Bilo sets a goal to read 100 books each year. In her effort to help children develop a love of reading, she serves as Champion of Reading for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Summer Reading program, visiting libraries to read to them. Bilo also enjoys traveling, bike riding and taking long walks. A thunderstorm junkie, her dream is to one day go on a tornado chase in the Plains.
Bilo is married and the mother of two young sons.
The worst of this storm will be felt early Thursday morning, as bands of heavy, windswept rain push through the region from south to north.
Thursday will be pleasantly mild, with a high of 76, but then a cool front slips through at night, knocking the temperatures back again for Friday.
Yesterday was close to average with a high of 84, but highs today, tomorrow and Saturday surge back to around 90 with high humidity.
Overnight, the heavy rain will continue to push north through New Jersey, with showers and storms also moving through Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs as a cold front moves through.
Not much detail to go into here, because it’s yet another stunning summer weekend in the Delaware Valley!
Kate Bilo provides her weather blog in verse form.
Another beautiful day in store tomorrow, with highs in the low 80’s and lots of sunshine, and we should keep the sun for Thursday.
Tonight and tomorrow will feel downright autumnal for this time of year, with overnight lows in many spots diving into the 50’s and highs tomorrow struggling to reach 80!
Wednesday marks the 13th day of the year where temperatures have topped 90 degrees. This number is actually pretty low.
A good weekend for outdoor activities like yard work, hiking, and golf – just make sure to wear the sunscreen because you can still get burned on a cloudy day!
A lot was made about the Polar Vortex this past winter. It gained massive amounts of traction as a hashtag on Twitter and appeared in articles all over the web as a new phenomenon.
Severe thunderstorms will impact the area tonight, delivering a combination threat of severe wind gusts in excess of 60mph, very heavy localized downpours, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
July is off to a busy start here in the weather department and there’s lots to talk about – heat, humidity, a slowing front, gusty storms, heavy rain, rough surf, rip currents, and let’s throw a HURRICANE into the mix for good measure! And this is all within the next three days!
July starts off with a bang across the Delaware Valley as temperatures soar into the 90’s with heat index values reaching the triple digits – and as if the excessive heat and humidity weren’t enough, we may have to deal with tropical trouble by the end of the week as potential Tropical Storm Arthur moves up the East Coast.
Showers have now cleared the region and cooler, less humid air is arriving. We’ll enjoy a fabulous Friday with highs in the low to mid 80’s and lower humidity.