Kassandra Crimi, WFTV.com


Certified meteorologist Kassandra Crimi returned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News in January 2019. She previously worked at Channel 9 in Severe Weather Center 9 from 2011 to 2013. I’m a Minnesota native, which means I am very familiar with... the COLD (also, snow shovels, ice scrapers and ice-fishing... YES, ice-fishing, just like in the movie "Grumpy Old Men"). Growing up, I was a science and math junky, and I knew that I would someday work in the science field. It wasn't until I attended Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL, and experienced the 2004 hurricane season that I realized I wanted to extend my studies into Meteorology. I graduated with Cum Laude honors from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. While attending Florida Tech, I was a member and captain of their NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball team. GO PANTHERS! I also served an internship right here at WFTV in Severe Weather Center 9. Now, my internship wasn’t the last time I stepped foot in this building. My face may look familiar as I worked alongside Tom Terry and Brian Shields here at WFTV from 2011-2013. January of 2014 took me, and my now husband, clear across the country to Albuquerque, NM. A place I like to call, “The Land of No Humidity.” While I was in New Mexico, a lot changed. I found a love for carne adovada and tamales. I also got married, got a dog, and had a baby. NOW, we’re back, and I couldn’t be happier to call Central Florida and WFTV my home once again! When I’m not working in Severe Weather Center 9, I enjoy spending time with family and friends; wearing purple and gold as I root on the Vikings; playing basketball, volleyball, and other sports. I’ve also recently found that I have a love for home renovations. Call me crazy but give me a sledge hammer and a trowel and I’m happy.

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These storms are developing ahead of a cold front sweeping across the South. They’ll bring a chance for scattered storms with an isolated severe storm threat in Central Florida late in the day Saturday and again Sunday.

It is mild start to Easter Sunday and not as cold as Saturday. Central Florida will see plenty of sunshine throughout the day. Temperatures will hit the low to mid 70s. Winds won’t be as strong.

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