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Meteorologist Kate Bilo joined the Eyewitness News weather team on CBS 3 and The CW Philly in October, 2010. Bilo forecasts weather for Eyewitness News weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m.
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 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.
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.
We usually mark down a 90 degree day by the end of May in Philadelphia, but here it is, June 16th, and no 90 thus far. So, where is the heat?
It’s another round of flooding concerns Tuesday, with slow-moving, moisture-rich storms sprouting across the region.
We’ve had a string of lovely weekends in Philadelphia and this weekend continues that streak.
Once this storm is out of here, we clear out by the afternoon and then we’ve got a stretch of sunny, beautiful weather to look forward to right through the weekend, with highs in the 80’s and lots of sunshine.
Once the sun popped out, it turned into a gorgeous Friday across the region!
Today’s chilly weather was brought to you by the east wind coming off the 59 degree Atlantic Ocean, and it felt more like early April than late May!
What a difference 24 hours can make! And it’s all thanks to a weather phenomenon known as a “backdoor cold front.”
Today’s heat and humidity are feeding a line of strong to severe thunderstorms advancing through the region along a cold front.
The summer warmth is living on borrowed time, as a cold front will move through Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The Memorial Day Weekend breakdown across the region.