Von Gaskin joined WIS in April of 2010, and is a proud native South Carolinian.
She has been a meteorologist from the Lowcountry of SC to the Outer banks of North Carolina. Von is an avid Hurricane and severe weather forecaster. "I could spend all day studying the formation of tropical systems and the steering currents that guide them."
Since 1989 when Hurricane Hugo slammed into the state of South Carolina, Von knew she had to be a part of the forecasting process. In order to achieve that goal she received a Bachelors of Science in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina and then moved to Starkville, Mississippi to attend Mississippi State University, where she received a Master's of Science in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology.
Von is proud to say she was a meteorologist during the record breaking 2005 hurricane season.
When she is not checking and rechecking her forecast, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, mainly along the Carolina beaches with her husband Anthony and three sons Emmanuel, Shamar and Marsalis.
Von takes pride in working in her community and volunteering for local organizations and is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
We’re tracking an area of low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico that will move northeast into South Carolina. Most of this event will likely be rain as temperatures rise from the upper 30s/lower 40s to the 50s by afternoon. Rain could be heavy at times.
First Alert Tuesday for showers, isolated storms and gusty winds. It is a cool and dry start to your Sunday. Dry most of the day Sunday, rain late (20%) Monday will be warm with a few showers (mainly west) -Rain chances from Sunday evening until late Tuesday.
The intense heat will continue again today. The forecast for a high is 95°. The record for today is 96°. We broke a record yesterday with a high of 99°. Replacing the old record of 97°.Record-breaking heat, will lead to an aggravation of an already troublesome problem. The drought.
The work week is starting quite the same as the weekend ended, expect more heat and humidity for your Monday, today’s high temperatures will reach 96° and will feel like about 105° when you add in the humidity.First Alert Tuesday- A cold front will approach the area from the west.
The next best opportunity to see stronger, more organized, storms will move on Thursday with the increase of moisture from the south. That means storm chances will go up late Thursday and continue through the upcoming weekend.
Big pattern changes will continue over the next several days.The main thing that we will notice is that temperatures will finally get down closer to average, even though most areas will stay above the average for this time of year of 88.
Late Sunday night a front will cross the area. This front will not have any moisture with it but you will notice slightly breezy conditions in the evening, and cooler temperatures to start the workweek