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.
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Winter is poised to make a brutal return to the area starting early Friday morning, when one of two potential snowstorms in the next week makes its arrival in our region.
Our warm stretch of February weather continues, and it’s only getting warmer through the rest of the week.
Temperatures will surge into the upper 50’s on Saturday, and that’s just the icing on the cake.
We’ve got much improved conditions on the way for our area for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.
Bitterly cold temperatures have arrived in our area, in the wake of a storm that brought snow to the majority of the area Thursday morning.
Parts of our region could potentially see up to 8 inches of snowfall on Thursday.
Buckle up for a wild weather ride this week as temperatures surge to near-record levels, followed by the increasing threat for accumulating snow just 12 hours later.
Wednesday, we finally saw the return of sunshine in Philadelphia after a very gray stretch of days in January.
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Showers and gusty winds will linger through most of the day Tuesday as the system will be slow to depart.
It’s been a pretty snow-starved winter thus far, with only .3″ of snow recorded this season. But it’s still early.
Starting on Thursday, a push of cold air from the north will invade.
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Here are some of our main talking points, factors we took into consideration, and a basic overview of what this winter could bring.
We are tracking two systems – one that’s centered just off the coast and working it’s way northward Sunday night into Monday, and another that will swing through late Monday night into Tuesday.
Winter officially begins tonight at 11:48pm. However, winter weather seems to be nowhere in sight.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner and a chill in the air, everybody is starting to think about winter.
Despite Joaquin’s out to sea track, the entire Delaware Valley has been enduring heavy rain and gusty winds associated with a stalled front off the Mid-Atlantic Coast.
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After a brief dip in the mercury today, the heat is back starting Thursday – and by the weekend, it’s going to feel like mid-summer here in Philadelphia!
It’s another tricky storm in what has been a tricky winter so far, but this one seems to have pretty decent consensus across the board — with a few wild cards!
It was a day for parkas, mittens, hot chocolate and roaring fireplaces as the afternoon temperature didn’t rise above the freezing mark in Philadelphia – and with winds gusting over 30mph, it didn’t feel much warmer than the teens all day. This is drastic cold for the time of year – our normal high for November 18 is 54 degrees and our normal LOW is 39 – so we didn’t even come close.
Tomorrow, the rain is not as much of a threat but showers will be with us at any time – tomorrow will be most notable for the wind and the chill. Highs will barely scrabble to the mid-50’s, but with winds gusting to 30mph, it will feel no better than the 40’s for much of the day.
A stray shower is possible on Tuesday, especially off to the west, but Wednesday looks like the most unsettled day of the week, with showers possible at any time.
Simply put, if you liked the weather you saw outside today (sunny, warm, brilliant blue sky), you will LOVE the weekend.
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.
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.”