Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s morning news team in September, 2011.
Previously, Fehlinger had been the weekend morning news forecaster for WCBS in New York. Before coming to CBS, Fehlinger was a forecaster for nearly five years at AccuWeather, Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. While at AccuWeather, Fehlinger served as a regular football, baseball, and hockey game day weather reporter for several regional Fox Sports Networks, NESN, YES, and the Big Ten Network. She has appeared on a host of other major networks including FOX News, FOX Business, ESPN and ABC. Fehlinger’s reports brought a niche emphasis to climate change issues and the weather’s effects on sports.
A Lehigh Valley native, Fehlinger began her broadcasting career there at RCN 4 located in Bath, Pennsylvania and later did feature reporting for WLVT-TV’s Emmy award-winning news/magazine show Tempo! In 2006 she switched her focus to weather – and her passion for meteorology has grown ever since. Her first-ever live shot was an update for FOX News on the tornadoes ripping through the Midwest. “I never had a more exciting moment professionally,” says Fehlinger. “I knew I had chosen the right career.”
Fehlinger graduated summa cum laude from Cedar Crest College in Allentown with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She also holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in geosciences from Mississippi State University.
Fehlinger now resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
What a wild Wednesday morning!
Sunday morning’s temperatures are about a month ahead of schedule, with Philadelphia easily dropping into the mid 40’s.
A large dome of high pressure offshore is sending a very warm, moisture-rich air mass our way, allowing not just a spike in temperatures (low 90’s and upper 80’s Labor Day afternoon), but also soaring humidity levels. By Tuesday, a cold front will cross late in the day to at least help wipe out the humidity.
After a string of beautiful Friday forecasts, this one isn’t quite as ideal.
A sluggish system will help dictate the forecast in the Delaware Valley the next few days.
The next two days feature a “vanilla forecast.”
After a few weeks of quiet weather in the Atlantic Basin, we’re starting to see some signs of life.
With yet another potent trough digging into the Delaware Valley, a much cooler – and drier – air mass takes over.
By Monday and Tuesday, we could be dealing with severe storms either day.
The pattern continues to go downhill in the Delaware Valley with the threat for showers and/or thunderstorms EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!
It’s the kind of forecast you want to put on repeat. Whether you’re barbecuing, bike riding, beach bumming, or just basking in the backyard, the weather cooperates this Memorial Day:
We get one last pleasant day before a large, very slow-moving system creeps into the Delaware Valley renewing flood concerns by midweek.
As a frontal boundary retreats and high pressure regains control, we end up with another bright and sunny day! But you’ll notice a few side effects, namely the temperature and especially the wind.
Think about it. When we see dramatic temperature swings, it usually comes with a price, namely a storm system.
This is a system that can’t decide whether it wants to be a winter or springtime event, a trait often found in the climatically transitional month of March. As a result, the Delaware Valley will get a taste of both seasons.