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: Increasing humidity with weekend storms

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast We’ll have showers and storms early with gradual clearing overnight. Expect partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 70s. Rain chances drop slightly for the weekend but our humidity will be on the rise. Saturday will feature a Mix of Sun and Clouds with warmer highs in the upper 80s. With higher dew points, it’ll feel more like the upper 90s. We’ll have a chance of showers and storms (30%) but severe weather […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Storm chance Friday, mainly dry weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Stormy end to the work week… Scattered showers and storms are expected to continue overnight. Some storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy downpours. It’ll be exceptionally muggy with lows in the mid 70s. We will see a mix of clouds on Friday with scattered showers and storms, a 20% chance in the morning to a 40% chance in the afternoon. Highs will return to the mid 80s and it will still […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Stormy end to the week, cooler temps ahead

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast One more quiet evening, rain on the way… Tonight skies will be mainly clear with lows in the low 70s and light winds. Highs will return to near 90  on Wednesday but it’ll feel hotter as our humidity will increase. Afternoon heat index values will reach the mid to upper 90s. We will see mostly sunny skies in the morning with clouds building through midday. Along with the clouds, scattered showers and storms will […]

  • Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast: Heat building, then a soggy end to the week

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Expect a quiet night with mainly clear skies and lows near 70. Tuesday will be very similar to Monday. Skies will be mostly sunny and a stray shower is possible, yet most areas will stay dry. Highs will return to the low 90’s, a few degrees above normal, with toasty heat index values in the mid 90’s. Wednesday will be the hottest and most humid day of the week with highs in the low […]

  • Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Beautiful Friday, gradually warming over the weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast: Gradually warming Friday and into the weekend… still beautiful for this time of year! High Pressure continues to build eastward towards our area. Today will feature a Mix of Sun and Clouds with highs in the mid 80’s. Other than a spotty shower late this afternoon (10%), we will be completely dry. Tonight will be comfortable again and dry. Expect Mostly Clear skies with lows in the upper 60’s. Saturday and Sunday will be […]

  • Thursday’s First Warning Forecast: Less humid, mainly dry and below normal stretch ahead

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Ridge of High Pressure arrives today leading to a beautiful end of the week (and weekend!) It’ll be a cool and dry start to our Thursday with comfortable temperatures and low humidity. We’ll be sunny to start with more of a Mix of Sun and Clouds by the afternoon. Highs today will be pleasant and in the mid 80’s! If we see a stray shower today it’ll be late in the afternoon (10%). Most […]

  • Wednesday’s First Warning Forecast: Cool with lingering showers today, drier Thursday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Drier and less humid to close out the week… The strong Cold Front that brought us the nasty weather yesterday has officially moved offshore. With that said, it’ll be just close enough today to influence our weather, with lingering showers possible through this evening especially for those who are within 50 miles of the coast (30%). Skies will vary depending on location (due to the slow clearing) with more clouds along the coastline and […]

  • Tuesday’s First Warning Forecast: Very heavy rain with Flash Flooding likely

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Flash Flood Watch in effect Today from 2 PM to 11 PM for Southeastern VA and Northeastern VA. If you are located in the Watch, that means conditions are favorable for Flash Flooding and you should be prepared to take action should a Flash Flood Warning be issued. Damaging winds and very heavy rain… Flash flooding will be likely today. Round #1 of storms is moving through this morning. Some storms will produce heavy […]

  • Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Hot again today, noticeably cooler with widespread rain Tuesday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast *** Heat Advisory in effect for the viewing area until 8 PM . Heat Index values 105-110. Happy Monday! One more hot day! Heat Advisory in effect for our entire area until 8 PM. Skies will be mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 90’s. Heat index values will be between 105-110°. As far as storms today… Storm Prediction Center has the Middle Peninsula and Northern Eastern Shore under a Level 1 Storm […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Even hotter days ahead this weekend before our next cooldown

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast *** Excessive Heat Warning until 11 PM Sunday for the Southside, Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, and most of northeastern North Carolina. Afternoon heat index values near 110 Friday, 110 to 115 Saturday and Sunday. Even hotter this weekend… We will warm to the upper 90s Saturday and Sunday. With very high humidity, afternoon heat index values with reach 110 to 115. An isolated shower/storm is possible with a mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: A Few Storms Friday, Dangerous Weekend Heat

    Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Excessive Heat Warning in effect Friday 11 AM – Saturday 8 PM for all of Southeastern Virginia including the Tidewater area and Northeast North Carolina. Hazard: Dangerous heat indices. Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds through the morning with a few showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. It’ll be hot again with highs in the mid 90s and heat index values 105° to 110°. It’s going to get even hotter over […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking more storms and an extremely hot weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie  Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Expect scattered showers and storms this evening. A few may reach severe limits with heavy downpours and gusty winds. Otherwise skies will be partly cloudy overnight with lows in the mid 70s. Heat and humidity climb… Highs will warm into the mid 90s Thursday. With the humidity, afternoon heat index values will climb to near 105. Expect partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Rain chances will drop […]

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