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: Windy and cooler weather blowing in

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Skies will clear overnight with the passage of a strong cold front. Winds will pick up overnight with gusts to near 30 mph possible everywhere. It’ll be a chilly night with lows falling into the 40s. Expect sunshine to end the work week with cooler air moving in behind the cold front. It will still be windy on Thursday but winds will start to relax on Friday. Highs will only warm to the mid […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Much needed Rain and a Big cool-down

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Clouds will build in overnight ahead of a cold front. Lows will be mild and in the mid 60s. Wednesday will be the biggest rain chance of the week as a cold front moves in. Expect mostly cloudy skies with showers through most of the day. The biggest rain chance will be between 11 AM and 3 PM. A stray storm is possible but severe weather is unlikely. Highs will try to reach the […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Beautiful Saturday, cold front Sunday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Sunshine returns but flooding threat continues… Mainly dry overnight with mostly clear skies and lows in the 50s. It’ll still be windy with winds out of the north of 10 to 20 mph. Our Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds almost everywhere except the immediate coast where there will be more clouds than sun. It will still be windy and “minor” tidal flooding at high tide (9am, 9pm) will continue. Highs […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Return of sunshine, yet coastal flooding continues

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Sunshine returns but flooding threat continues… Mainly dry overnight with mostly clear skies and lows in the 50s. It’ll still be windy with winds out of the north of 10 to 20 mph. Our Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds almost everywhere except the immediate coast where there will be more clouds than sun. It will still be windy and “minor” tidal flooding at high tide (9am, 9pm) will continue. Highs […]

  • First Warning Forecast: Windy, cloudy with scattered showers

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Break out the rain gear, finally! A free car wash, water for your lawn; however you view it – we’ll finally have the chance of showers on this Tuesday. Thanks to a cold front crossing the area this morning and moisture from an area of low pressure offshore, we’ll have cloudy skies today with the chance of scattered showers (50%). Those of us who live closest to the coast will have the best chance […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: September, the new August! 90s return Thursday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast After a gorgeous Fall day, we’ll be quiet overnight. With that said, clouds will start to increase as we gear up for our next cold front. With the clouds, it’ll be a few degrees warmer overnight with lows in the mid 60s. Like many Virginians like to say… if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day and it’ll change. That phrase could not be more true tomorrow as Summer makes a return. […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Say goodbye to Fall air, for now

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Say goodbye to Fall (for now) , Summer encore ahead… Winds will relax tonight with clearing skies and lows in the low to mid 50s. Some of us inland could wake up in the upper 40s! Isolated areas of fog will also be possible. Friday will be absolutely gorgeous! Make sure you get outside, if you can! Expect mostly sunny skies for Friday with highs in the mid 70s. The warming trend ramps up […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Storm chance returns Sunday, Humberto potential impacts

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Weak cold front moves through Sunday, increasing rain chances… Our Saturday night will feature mostly cloudy skies with low temperatures in the low 70s. Areas of dense fog will be possible, especially inland due to light winds and high dew points in the 70s. We’ll wake up to areas of fog Sunday. Then, a weak cold front will cross through the area leading to the possibility of afternoon/evening storms (30%).  Sunday’s high temperatures will […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Warming over the weekend, more storm chances

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Our Friday the 13th night will feature mostly cloudy skies with light showers/mist possible and lows in the upper 60s. It’ll be a little breezy with winds out of the NE between 10 and 15 mph. Highs will warm to the low 80s on Saturday and mid 80s on Sunday. It will still be humid, so it will feel a few degrees warmer. We will see a mix of clouds this weekend with a […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Noticeably cooler, showers and windy Friday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Showers and storms will develop overnight and move from north to south across the area. Some storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. It’ll be a muggy and mild night with lows in the low 70s. The cold front will bring in a 15 degree cool down to end the work week. Highs will only reach the mid 70s on Friday. We will see mostly cloudy skies […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Even hotter Thursday as storm chances increase

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast It’ll be another quiet late-summer night. Skies will be mostly clear with lows a tad warmer near 70. Winds will be light between 5-10 mph which will help to keep fog formation to a minimum across the area. Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with highs climbing to near 90. With the humidity, it will feel more like the mid to upper 90s tomorrow afternoon. Scattered showers and storms will fire up […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Building heat & humidity, late week storms

    It’ll be a quiet night across southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Lows will be comfortable and in the upper 60s. Skies will be mainly clear and winds will be light, which will lead to areas of patchy dense fog early Wednesday. Wednesday will be a bit warmer and still muggy with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s. Thursday will be the warmest day of the week with highs climbing to near 90. With the humidity, it […]

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