Maddie Kirker is the Meteorologist for News 3 at Noon and 4pm. She joined the First Warning Weather Team April 2019.

Prior to working at News 3, Maddie spent three years as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at FOX21 News in Colorado Springs. Before covering blizzards and wildfires in southern Colorado, Maddie spent three years tracking tropical storms as the Morning Meteorologist at ABC15 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Maddie started her career back in 2011 at WCBI in Columbus, MS where she gained experience tracking severe storms and tornadoes for two years as the Weekend Meteorologist.

Maddie graduated in 2011 from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology. While in college she was on the Mississippi State Championship forecasting team and won an undergrad award as one of the best student forecasters in the country.

When Maddie is not working she enjoys traveling, hiking and training with her Golden Retriever, Chester. Chester works as a Therapy Dog with the internationally recognized Go Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport Dogs Inc. and visits schools, hospitals and nursing homes. In addition to being a therapy dog, Chester takes part in Agility.

If you want to talk weather or anything dog related, send Maddie a tweet, Facebook comment or email her at maddie.kirker@wtkr.com!


Recent Articles
  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Brief cool down, then hotter!

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Quiet  with a few clouds overnight with mild lows in the 60s. The holiday weekend will be nice but will feel like the unofficial start to summer. Saturday will be the coolest day of the next seven. Highs will dip to near 80, cooler but still above normal for this time of year. Temperatures will climb to the low 90s on Sunday. It will feel more like the mid 90s with the extra humidity. […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Warm Friday, hotter this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast: Our storm threat will diminish overnight. Other than a stray shower early, we will have clearing skies with mild overnight lows in the 70s. Sunshine will return for Friday to close out the week and it will still be hot and humid. Highs will warm to the upper 80s tomorrow under mostly sunny skies. This weekend will be nice but very summer-like. Saturday will feature mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8PM

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Accomack, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton (VA) counties until 8PM. These locations have the greatest threat for severe weather with damaging winds, hail and localized flooding. After a dry and humid day, scattered showers and storms will be possible tonight. A few could be strong to severe with damaging winds, localized flooding and hail the greatest threats. The best chance of severe weather in our area will […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Nice and quiet overnight with cool lows in the 50s. Skies will be mostly clear and winds will be light. Our next chance for showers and storms will move in late Thursday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the first part of the day with an isolated shower/storm possible. The biggest chance for showers/storms will be Thursday night. A strong to severe storm is possible with a higher severe threat to the […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Conditions will become very comfortable overnight with lows in the 50s. North winds will decrease overnight and skies will be mostly clear. Highs will return to the mid 70s on Wednesday, near normal for this time of year. The lower humidity will also continue leading to a very pleasant day.  Skies will be sunny and winds will be light out of the east. Our next chance for showers and storms will move in on […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Scattered showers and storms (30%) will move in overnight. Some may be severe with gusty winds, heavy rain and hail. Heading into the weekend, temperatures will dip to the low 80s and upper 70s on Saturday, but it will still be muggy. Expect partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower possible. Highs will return to the upper 80s on Sunday. Again, we will see partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower possible. Most of […]

  • Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Back to the 80s, nearing 90 by Friday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast After a picture perfect day, conditions will be comfortable overnight with slightly warmer temperatures in the 50s. Skies will be mostly clear and winds will be light. Thursday will be noticeably warmer than our Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs back into the 80s. High pressure will keep us dry but humidity will be higher than what we had Tuesday. Friday will be the hottest day of the week and it will also […]

  • Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Back to the 80s, nearing 90 by Friday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast After a picture perfect day, conditions will be comfortable overnight with slightly warmer temperatures in the 50s. Skies will be mostly clear and winds will be light. Thursday will be noticeably warmer than our Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and highs back into the 80s. High pressure will keep us dry but humidity will be higher than what we had Tuesday. Friday will be the hottest day of the week and it will also […]

  • Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A few showers this evening, rain and storms this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain and storms for the weekend… Tonight will be partly cloudy with a few light showers (mainly for the outer banks.) Lows will be in the mid 60s with winds out of the southwest between 5 and 15 mph. A cold front will move in late tonight, bringing in a bigger chance for rain this weekend. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with scattered showers (30%) in the morning. Rain chances will increase […]

  • Friday’s First Warning Forecast: A few showers this evening, rain and storms this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain and storms for the weekend… Tonight will be partly cloudy with a few light showers (mainly for the outer banks.) Lows will be in the mid 60s with winds out of the southwest between 5 and 15 mph. A cold front will move in late tonight, bringing in a bigger chance for rain this weekend. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Saturday with scattered showers (30%) in the morning. Rain chances will increase […]

  • Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain moving in for the weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain for the weekend… Tonight we’ll be dry with only a small chance of rain early.  Skies will be partly cloudy and winds will be light between 5-10mph out of the south. Lows will drop to the low-mid 60s. We’ll end the work week warm with highs in the mid 80s on Friday. Expect partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower possible during the day. A cold front will move in Friday night […]

  • Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Rain moving in for the weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain for the weekend… Tonight we’ll be dry with only a small chance of rain early.  Skies will be partly cloudy and winds will be light between 5-10mph out of the south. Lows will drop to the low-mid 60s. We’ll end the work week warm with highs in the mid 80s on Friday. Expect partly cloudy skies with an isolated shower possible during the day. A cold front will move in Friday night […]

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