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.
The system has already produced widespread severe weather in the Deep South, promises up to a foot of snow in parts of New England, but will leave a legacy of raw soaking rain in our area.
The first flakes won’t fall before 10 p.m. Monday and the snow works its way in from southwest to northeast.
Looks can be deceiving at the shore right now. Despite the Delaware Valley getting spared the worst of now Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine, coastal impacts still lurk.
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.
A rude winter awakening looms on the horizon, so enjoy the warmth while you can! Tuesday is providing a well-deserved forecast of quiet weather, some sun and mild temperatures in the low 60’s (our normal high is 51.)
Philadelphia was just shy of tying a record low Friday morning with the thermometer bottoming out at 11 degrees.
Getting snowed in by Thursday’s nor’easter may have provided another excuse to snuggle with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, but don’t get too comfortable!
But yes, a large storm looms on the horizon. Winter Storm Watches are already slated to take effect late Wednesday night, a sign there’s high confidence that this storm will significantly impact our region.
Despite a brief break, the active weather pattern will get underway again Tuesday night. Our second large storm of the week moves in overnight into Wednesday morning as a mixed bag of snow, ice and rain (which could freeze on contact).
Two areas of low pressure are converging on the greater Philadelphia region, set to leave behind significant snow and dangerously cold air. Snowfall begins around sunset and won’t let up until Friday late in the morning.
A relatively tranquil weather pattern will help kick off the New Year in Philadelphia. However, don’t expect it to last very long! The ingredients of our next snow storm are starting to organize in the central U.S.
Another system is set to streak across the Midwest and arrive in the Delaware Valley in time for the morning drive Tuesday.
The best shot for snow was through the north and west-most counties, and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect until early Sunday morning for that region.
The next storm set to deliver fresh snow to the Delaware Valley continues to gather strength and moisture in the central U.S., eventually streaking through the Ohio Valley and arriving just in time for the weekend.
As a large storm encroaches on the Delaware Valley, the Eyewitness Weather Team continues to fine tune the details.
Sizzling sunshine will scorch us here in the Delaware Valley again Thursday, with a huge ridge of high pressure pumping in more heat and humidity from the southwest.
A beautiful end to the work week, and one of those days you’ll want to enjoy while you can … because it won’t last long!
Tuesday will be a nicer day compared to Monday with no umbrellas required with some sun and a high temperature of 46. However, it will be a breezy day with gusts peaking around 30 mph in between systems.
The coldest air thus far this season is taking over, and being reinforced by a quickly evolving and fast-moving system that will also usher in a little light snow mainly late this evening, just enough to drop a nuisance coating across the Delaware Valley.
Calling all night owls & early birds – this one’s for you! Grab a nice heavy coat, a warm fuzzy hat, a mug of coffee – and just look up.
The latest track now takes the storm into central Delaware as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning.
Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who caught on tape casually breaking into a cell phone store and stealing nearly $4,000 in cash.