Sean Bailey

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: Wetter start to the work week

  Clear and cool today, but wetter changes arrive into next week

Science with Sean: Foam Fountain

  FIRST ALERT: Cool weather continues, with isolated rain Sunday

Science with Sean: Pumpkin Volcano

  FIRST ALERT: Heat’s last “Hoorah!” Less than 24 hours until fall air arrives

  Science with Sean: Animating Art with Dry Erase Marker

  FIRST ALERT: Record heat in Pee Dee today, and summer heat isn’t slowing down

FIRST ALERT: Lorenzo all alone in the central Atlantic, forecast to remain major hurricane through Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Summer-like heat continues into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: First day of Fall on Monday is followed by summer heat

  FIRST ALERT: Fall-like weekend continues, but summer isn’t hiding far away

  Science with Sean: Create a storm in a glass

  FIRST ALERT: Humberto continues to strengthen, watching another disturbance in the Atlantic

  FIRST ALERT: A few more days of summer heat, before relief arrives

  FIRST ALERT: Looking forward to fall like air by next week.

  FIRST ALERT: Summer stretch of heat and humidity stays put

  FIRST ALERT: Summer slowly starting to return into next week.

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down in NMB-Little River area Thursday morning

First Alert: Waccamaw River hits crest, slowly falls this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Dorian is a Category 2 hurricane, impacting the Grand Strand

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms, high risk of rip currents through Labor Day

  FIRST ALERT: High risk of rip currents through Labor Day

  Summer of Science: Tension Transportation

  FIRST ALERT: Pleasant weather streak to start off new work week

  FIRST ALERT: Stormy Saturday followed by a cool Sunday breeze

  Summer of Science: Ping Pong Propulsion

  FIRST ALERT: Summer vacation ends, but summer heat back for back to school

  FIRST ALERT: Soggy skies this afternoon, but drier Sunday ahead.

  Summer of Science: Inflation Creation