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: Cold front brings rain chance to end the week, even colder Saturday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast A cool and dry midweek… Another chilly night on tap with clear skies and a breezy west wind from 10 to 15 mph. Gusts as high as 25 mph will be possible. Lows will be in the upper 30s but the wind will make it feel like the low 30s. Sunny skies will continue for Thursday with highs in the low 50s. Breezy conditions remain, WNW at 10 to 15 with gusts to 25 […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: More sunshine, still cool before front arrives Friday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast A cool and dry midweek… Clouds will return tonight as winds relax. Lows will drop to the low 40s and 30s. A stray shower is possible. Clouds will clear out again Wednesday morning. Highs will return to the low and mid 50s with mostly sunny skies Wednesday afternoon. Breezy conditions will return out of the west at 10 to 15 mph. Expect wall-to-wall sunshine with highs in the low 50s on Thursday. Breezy conditions […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Widespread rain and more wind this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast  Tracking rain this weekend… Bundle up again tonight if you have plans to be out and about. It’ll be cold with lows in the mid 30s. Thankfully the wind won’t be as strong and will be out of the north between 5 and 10 mph. We’ll start with mostly clear skies but become partly cloudy overnight. Expect partly cloudy skies Saturday morning with clouds building in through the day. It’ll be another chilly afternoon, […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Freezing wind chills tonight, chilly Friday ahead

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Get ready for a chilly night with clear skies and strong winds out of the NW at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 mph. Lows will plummet to the upper 30s but the wind will make it feel even colder and more like the upper 20s and lower 30s. Highs will only reach the upper 40s on Friday, almost 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. We will still see sunshine […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Cooler and windy Thanksgiving, another round of rain this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Skies will gradually clear overnight as winds reach 10 to 20 with gusts to 30 mph. Thanksgiving will be cooler, sunny, and windy. Highs will only reach the mid 50s on Thursday. It will feel cooler with strong winds, NW at 10 to 20 and gusts to 30 mph. Friday will be the coolest day of the week with highs in the upper 40s. We will still see sunshine Friday and winds will gradually […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Near 70 Wednesday, slight chance of rain

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast After a warm and sunny November day, clouds will build in overnight keeping temperatures milder and in the mid 40s. Patchy fog could develop as well. We are tracking a cold front that could bring us a chance of rain for the busy travel day on Wednesday. Expect mostly cloudy skies Wednesday with a few isolated showers. Highs will climb to the upper 60s on Wednesday and winds will pick up through the day. […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Warming to near 70 and the return of showers

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast A pleasant start to the holiday week… After a beautifully sunny Monday, skies will stay clear overnight with chilly lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. Sunshine will continue for the first half of Tuesday with clouds building in by the afternoon to evening. Highs will climb to the mid 60s tomorrow. We are tracking a cold front that could bring us rain for the busy travel day on Wednesday. Expect partly to […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking more rain for the weekend, cooler temps

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Skies gradually clear overnight with lows in the mid 40s. Winds will be light between 5 and 10 mph. Another round of rain will move in for the weekend. An area of low pressure will bring in rain later Saturday to early Sunday. Rain will move in Saturday afternoon with the biggest rain chance Saturday night. Showers will move out early Sunday and skies should clear by midday. Highs will cool back to the […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Warmer Friday, more rain this weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast It’ll be another chilly and quiet night. Skies will be partly cloudy and lows will be in the mid 40s. We will warm to the low and mid 60s on Friday, the warmest day of the week. Expect partly cloudy skies in the morning with mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day. Scattered showers will move in with a cold front from midday to the afternoon. Winds will pick up tomorrow, SW/W […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Sunshine for now, tracking rain for the weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast It’ll be a breezy night with mostly clear skies and lows near 40. Highs will return to the mid 50s Thursday as winds relax. Expect mostly sunny skies in the morning with partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. We will warm to the mid 60s on Friday, the warmest day of the week. But we can expect plenty of clouds on Friday, along with a shower or two in he afternoon. But the main […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Coastal Storm arrives this weekend with Rain, Gusty Wind & Tidal/Coastal Flooding

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast *** Several wind and flooding watches, warnings, and advisories are in effect this weekend. Get the complete list at wtkr.com/weather/warnings/ Rain, wind, and flooding this weekend… Make sure you have your umbrella this weekend. Skies will be cloudy and showers will continue overnight as the coastal storm inches up the coast. Winds will intensify overnight with gusts over 35 mph possible, especially late. Expect rain Saturday and Sunday, higher chances near the coast and […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind and flooding starting Friday

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain, wind and flooding for the weekend… Rain will move in from south to north overnight with cloudy skies and lows in the upper 40s. Make sure you have your umbrella on Friday. We will see mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers for most of the day. Highs will return to the low and mid 50s. Winds will pick up, north at 10 to 15 mph. A coastal storm will develop off the […]

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