If I act like I'm on cloud 9, it's not just because there's weather there. I consider it a privilege to live, work and forecast in the nation's capital.
As a kid growing up in Erie, Pa., my parents often brought us to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins in the D.C. area. We loved taking in the history of the region, and when they told us that schools often closed for as little as 2" of snow, we got quite a kick out of it coming from a snow belt city that averaged over 100" a season.
Not in my wildest dreams would I have expected that someday I would get to forecast the same school-closing 2" for you at 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11 pm!
I began my career at FOX 5 in 1985 after a short stop at WTVR in Richmond. Within a few months of my arrival, my husband Joe and I welcomed our first daughter, Elizabeth. Little sister Nora followed in 1989 and the joy continues as my granddaughter Anastasia arrived in 2017 to steal my heart!
I've covered hurricanes on the ground and from the air inside the famed Hurricane Hunter's aircraft. I've chased tornadoes and witnessed the total eclipse of the sun in Curacao. Now I can add earthquakes, Derechos and the polar vortex to the list!
There have been countless live shots including riding in a hot air balloon, paddle-boating in the Tidal Basin, the Presidential Lighting of the National Christmas Tree, and for a few years when my girls were younger, Halloween at my house.
The best part is always getting to meet our viewers face to face. Along the way, I've collected six Emmy Awards for weather forecasting.
Now that I've spent more than three decades at FOX 5, people tell me that they grew up watching me. That's the greatest reward of all and I'm beyond grateful.
When I'm not at FOX 5, I love taking in the area's vibrant theatre scene, going to Nats games, traveling, biking, hiking and enjoying a meal at one of the many amazing restaurants in this region.
Thursday's severe storms have ushered in a quiet weather pattern that will keep us storm-free and rid of the 90s this weekend and for the next several days!
We’re winding down our last week of our hottest month with yet another day in the low-to-mid-90s.
This is going to sound very familiar: it's the beginning of another hot and humid day in the DMV with temperatures in the low 90s feeling like it's in the upper 90s to near 100 due to the ongoing humidity.
Rain and showers move out of the D.C region following a night of severe weather and storms. Sunny skies and temperatures near 80 degrees later in the day.
A hot Thursday with highs in the 80s and strong afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the forecast.
The extreme heat continues into Wednesday with highs in the mid-90s and heat index temperatures near 105 degrees.
Another sunny, dry and warm day Thursday as springlike temperatures continue in the D.C. region.
A springlike Wednesday with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper-70s.
A rainy mid-morning to early afternoon Wednesday with clear and dry skies into the evening. Cooler temperatures with highs in the upper-70s.
A sunny and hot Friday with high temperatures in the upper-80s. Be ready for the possibility of a late evening storm.