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April joined the First Warning Storm Team in May 2016.

Before joining the News 3 team, she was the morning meteorologist and reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle, Maine. She spent almost 3 years forecasting snow in feet! Her first winter in Maine was a snowy one, receiving 158 inches. Before landing a job in Maine, April interned at WJET/WFXP in Erie, Pennsylvania. April grew up in Geneva, Ohio, which is a town that is no stranger to lake effect snow.

April attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and is a proud Cardinal (“chirp, chirp”). She received her Bachelors of Science in Meteorology/Climatology and her Bachelors of Science in Geography in December 2012. While attending Ball State, April had the opportunity to spend two weeks in the Great Plains chasing storms. Something she’ll never forget.

When April isn’t working, she spends time with her dog Mojave. She loves working out and trying new food. Sushi is her favorite! April also enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking, bargain shopping and just trying new things.

April is so excited to be here in Hampton Roads and forecast the dynamic and ever-changing weather of the region. You can catch her forecasts Wednesday through Friday at 10 p.m. on WGNT, and Saturdays and Sundays on both WTKR and WGNT.

Keep up with April through social media!

Email: April.Loveland@wtkr.com.
Facebook: Meteorologist April Loveland
Twitter: April_Loveland
Instagram: april_lovelandtv

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Recent Articles
  • First Warning Forecast: Tracking more heat, then a 10° drop

    The First Warning Storm Team is tracking more heat, humidity and sunshine. High pressure will move off the coast tonight, which will help pump in more heat and humidity. Winds will turn to the south tonight. We could see a little bit of patchy fog overnight and tomorrow morning. Especially on the Eastern Shore. Lows in the lower 70s. Monday is looking dry with plenty of sunshine, which is good news for folks who want to view the eclipse! Highs […]

  • Sunday’s First Warning Forecast: Less humid with sunshine

    A beautiful day on tap with clear-to-partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s. We are still on track for good weather for the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon. We are expecting clear-to-partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s. The heat is not over, we expect another big warm up ahead of a cold front that will move in mid week. Much milder weather for Thursday and Friday behind the front. Highs in the lower 80s. […]

  • Saturday’s First Warning Forecast: A little less humid, spotty storm possible

    Humidity will drop a little bit today behind the cold front. It will still be hot with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Heat Index values will be near 100 this afternoon. We do have a chance for a few thunderstorms this afternoon, but many folks will stay dry. Sunday is looking like a beautiful day with clear-to-partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s. We are still on track for good weather for the solar […]

  • Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Triple digit heat, late-day showers and storms

    **Heat Advisory in effect for most of the viewing area until 8:00 pm**   The First Warning Storm Team is tracking triple digit heat and showers and storms to end your work week. Temperatures will soar to the lower 90s today, but will feel like the triple digits. We have a heat advisory in effect until 8:00 pm this evening. We could see heat index values anywhere from 103° to 108°. We are tracking a cold front that will arrive […]

  • First Warning Forecast: Hot and steamy the next few days

    Tracking more heat and humidity. Triple digit heat index values to end the work week. Warm and muggy this evening, with a slight chance for a stray shower or storm. Most areas will stay dry. It will be mild and muggy overnight, with lows in the mid 70s. There is a chance for a little bit of patchy fog Friday morning. Even warmer on Friday! Highs will soar to the low 90s, with heat index values in the triple digits. […]

  • First Warning Forecast: Tracking extreme humidity

    The First Warning Storm Team is tracking more hot and humid weather. An isolated shower is possible this evening, but rain chances are slim. Lows tonight in the lower 70s. Watch out for areas of patchy fog tonight and tomorrow morning. If you thought Wednesday was warm and humid, Thursday will be just the same. Highs in the upper 80s, but will feel like the lower 90s thanks to the humidity. Expect partly cloudy skies with low rain chances. Temperatures […]

  • Tropical Storm Gert strengthens to hurricane

    As of Monday night, Gert is now officially the second hurricane of the 2017 season. 

  • First Warning Forecast: Scattered showers and storms to start the work week

    More showers and storms followed by a little bit of sunshine. Continuing with an unsettled weather pattern. Mostly dry conditions this evening as a cold front lingers to our south. The front will push back north overnight increasing our chance for some showers. Lows tonight in the lower 70s. Keep those umbrellas handy! Scattered showers and possible storms as low pressure moves along the frontal system.  Highs in the lower 80s. More showers and storms on Tuesday as pieces of […]

  • Tropical Depression Eight strengthens to Tropical Storm Gert

    Tropical Depression Eight strengthens to Tropical Storm Gert. Gert is forecast to stay east of the United States. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph, with higher gusts. TS Gert is moving north-northwest at 10 mph. The Storm is forecast to turn toward the north tonight and then to the north-northeast on Monday night. Strengthening is forecast during the next day or two. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles northeast of the center. TS Gert will likely give us […]

  • Sunday’s First Warning Forecast: Not as soggy, best chance for showers in Carolina

    Not as soggy today, heavier rain and storms return for Monday.   A cold front will stall across North Carolina during today, with a chance for showers and storms, especially in Carolina. Highs In the lower 80s. The front will then lift northward late Sunday and Monday. Pieces of energy will ride along the front both Monday and Tuesday bringing more showers and storms. Highs in the lower 80s to start the work week. We’ll finally dry out on Wednesday, […]

  • Saturday’s First Warning Forecast: Soaking rain and possible storms

    Meteorologist April Loveland’s First Warning Forecast ***Flash Flood Watch in effect for most of the viewing area through this evening*** Get ready for more rain and storms. Gloomy, soggy weather on tap today. Looks like a great day to be indoors. Scattered showers and storms throughout the day. The biggest threat will be heavy downpours that could cause flooding. Watch out for ponding on the roadways. ‘Turn around, don’t drown.’ Showers and storms will continue into Sunday. It could however, […]

  • First Warning Forecast: Showers and storms move in to end the work week

    We’re tracking a soggy stretch of weather starting Friday. Partly cloudy skies overnight, with increasing clouds tomorrow morning. Temperatures will fall into the lower 70s overnight. The stationary front will lift north and an area of low pressure will build in on Friday. A few showers possible tomorrow morning, but the bulk of the rain will arrive in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Rain and storms chances will continue into the weekend, so keep […]