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: Steamy, stormy at times through the weekend

  Summer of Science: Inflation Creation

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy 100° heat index returns soon

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy streak of summer heat continues

  FIRST ALERT: Summer heat streak continues with 100° heat index through the weekend

  Summer of Science: Lemon Volcanoes

  FIRST ALERT: Storm chances return Monday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Drier tonight before rain chances return Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times through the weekend

Summer of Science: Making moves with Static Electricity

  FIRST ALERT: A couple more calm days, before summer heat and humidity return

  Summer of Science: Sink or Swim with Ketchup Packets

  FIRST ALERT: One more day of 100° heat index before relief midweek

  FIRST ALERT: Sunday marks 7th day stretch of heat advisories

  Summer of Science: Marshmallow Architecture

  FIRST ALERT: Summer heat index heads above 100 the next few days

  FIRST ALERT: Storms wrapping up, heat heading up Sunday

FIRST ALERT: Barry becomes first hurricane of 2019 season as landfall along Louisiana coast is imminent

  FIRST ALERT: Hit and miss summer storms through the week

  FIRST ALERT: Storm chances lower Sunday, more rain starting Monday

Summer of Science: It’s time to make Slime

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy and stormy Fourth of July

  FIRST ALERT: Watching for triple digit heat index by midweek

First Alert: Heat and humidity head back up through the weekend.

  First Alert: Isolated showers this evening, drier Monday ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Another chance for storms arrives Sunday

Summer of Science: Make your own simple lava lamp for less than $5

  FIRST ALERT: Heat index climbs, as summer humidity seeps in

  FIRST ALERT: Rinse and repeat as scattered storms continue all week

  FIRST ALERT: Watching for isolated storms through the night.