Gannon Medwick joined the First Alert Weather team as Chief Meteorologist in 2013 and is thrilled to continue to live and forecast in coastal North Carolina. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Gannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State in 2003, but his career quickly took him to North Carolina. Gannon worked as a morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City beginning in 2004. "I'll never forget 2011 in particular. Snowstorms... tornadoes... Hurricane Irene... a lot of good communities and good people hit hard... some challenging forecasts for me too. You know those lazy days with nice warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze? I appreciate those kind of days a lot more since 2011." In the community, Gannon is a proponent of math and science education and is a long-time volunteer with the North Carolina Science Olympiad. He, his wife, two daughters, and boxer-mix dog live in New Hanover County.
The Cape Fear Region's next rain chances will hold off until early next week - 30% Monday, 50% Tuesday, and 10% Wednesday - so Friday and the weekend should offer nice opportunities to work or play outside.
The week ahead features the start of astronomical spring with the vernal equinox at Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 p.m. local time. Cool temperatures and a low risk of showers will accompany the transition.
Your First Alert Forecast remains mainly dry for the Cape Fear Region. Odds for a pollen reducing shower or a quick, rumbly thundershower will be near 0% Wednesday through Friday morning, 30% late Friday into early Saturday, and then back to near 0% for most of St. Patrick's Day weekend.
A dry high pressure system will control the weather of the Cape Fear Region for most of this forecast period, so tree pollen ought to be able to continue to cake your porch and plaster your windshield.
Thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast as we get ready to launch into "spring forward" weekend! A couple of fronts will put their fingerprints on your Cape Fear Region forecast as they approach and ultimately pass through.
We'll all "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time this weekend and, coincidentally, some of the mildest temperatures of the whole forecast period will occur then, too. To get there, though, we'll have to negotiate through more wintry temperatures.
In this forecast period, February gives way to March and an subtropical jet stream will squirt periodic rain chances to the Cape Fear Region. Temperatures will begin the period near or above average but finish next week a bit below.