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: Severe storms tonight, damaging winds and flooding likely

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA & NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL 4 AM SATURDAY. SEVERE T’STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF HAMPTON ROADS AND MOST OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL 10 PM TONIGHT. Severe storm and flash flooding risks… Heavy rain and thunderstorms will move in tonight with a slow-moving cold front. Severe thunderstorms are possible with gusty winds, heavy downpours, pockets of hail, and even isolated tornadoes. Flash […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Heavy rain Friday, cooler for the weekend

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Scattered showers and storms will be move through during the first half of the night. Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy downpours and gusty winds. Skies will be partly cloudy and lows will be in the mid 70s. Friday is a First Warning Action Day due to the threat of Flash Flooding in our area because of a slow moving cold front. The front will also bring cooler and less humid […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Increasing storm chances, then a cool-down

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Storms will be possible this evening but the threat of rain will end overnight. Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy downpours and gusty winds. It’ll be another muggy night with lows in the mid 70s. It’ll be hotter and more humid tomorrow with highs in the mid 90s with afternoon heat index values in the triple digits. Expect a mix of sun and clouds through the day with scattered showers and […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking a cold front and pattern change to end the week

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast After a mainly dry afternoon, pop-up storms will be possible this evening and overnight. Some storms could be strong to severe with heavy downpours and gusty winds. Once we lose the heating of the day, storm chances will end and we’ll have partly cloudy skies overnight with muggy lows in the mid 70s. Heat and humidity will continue through midweek with highs in the low 90s and heat index values in the triple digits. […]

  • Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Extreme heat continues, cool-down ahead

    Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast We’ll have the chance of a few showers and storms early, otherwise skies will be partly cloudy overnight with muggy lows in the mid 70’s. A storm or two could reach strong to severe limits especially along and close to the I-95 corridor with wind gusts (40-60 mph) possible. High heat and humidity continues Tuesday. Highs will return to the low 90’s with afternoon heat index values back to the triple digits (100 to […]

  • 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 […]

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