Sean Bailey

Sean Bailey comes to the WMBF First Alert Weather Team as the weekend meteorologist! You can catch him Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. He has loved weather since he was in third grade, but the sign that he needed to become a meteorologist really came together after a tornado went through his hometown of Monee, Illinois in June 2008. Funny, this happened only a couple days before student orientation at Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he planned to study meteorology. He graduated from Valparaiso University in May 2012 cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and minors in Math and Communications (yes he LOVES math!). Sean has seen five tornadoes from stormchasing, but is still deathly afraid of lightning. Sean got his start on TV shortly after graduating, starting in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. He covered the crazy winter weather in the Twin Tiers for over two years. Sean still has a piece of New York always with him, as he adopted his puppy Skye from the Chemung County Animal Shelter in 2014. She's a beagle/pomeranian mix and has her own Facebook page. Sean left Elmira with Skye for Arkansas in late 2014 to be a meteorologist and Adventure reporter for 5NEWS. He covered all modes of severe weather from flooding to tornadoes. The outdoors of Arkansas gave him so many incredible life experiences and he was thankful to learn so much about hiking, biking, flying and so much more over his 2 years in Western Arkansas! After 27 years of being landlocked, Sean is beyond excited to have his dream job of being a coastal meteorologist here at WMBF! When Sean is not in the Weather Center, honestly, he's probably somewhere on a beach, listening to country music with Skye. He's also probably trying and falling down while trying to learn to surf.

Recent Articles by Sean

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Watching for wintry mix and few snowflakes on Monday

One more mild day, before temperature tumble takes over midweek

FIRST ALERT: Rebounding with milder air and 70s return this weekend

Rainy start to Monday morning, followed by major temperature drop midweek

Heavy rain threat increasing over the next 24 hours.

Chilly Black Friday ahead, followed by wetter weekend

FIRST ALERT: Light rain through the night. Tranquil Thanksgiving ahead

FIRST ALERT: Rain moves in for the work week

FIRST ALERT: Time to prepare the plants as cold air comes this week

FIRST ALERT: Mild with a few showers today, then much cooler weekend ahead

FIRST ALERT: Showers overnight, watching storms arrive Tuesday

Heating up heading into Halloween

FIRST ALERT: Coldest air in 6 months arrives Monday morning

FIRST ALERT: More summer showers through the week, watching Tropical Storm Michael

FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw, ICW fall below Hurricane Matthew levels today, major flooding still around

FIRST ALERT: Drier skies will help river levels fall through the week

FIRST ALERT: Clearer skies with cooler temperatures moving in this week

TROPICS: Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in North Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: Heat Index climbs back to 100 by midweek

FIRST ALERT: Perfectly pleasant today and tonight for Friday night football