Sabrina joined the 5NEWS team in June 2018 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. She’s originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Although she’s new to the area, Sabrina is excited to be a part of the Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley communities.

Sabrina graduated from Valparaiso University, with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with minors in Mathematics and Digital Media. During college, she was actively involved in her campus television station and was part of the planning committee for Relay for Life. She also was blessed with the opportunity to intern at the legendary WGN-TV in Chicago.

When she isn’t cloud-gazing, Sabrina enjoys cooking, yoga, spending time with her family, volunteering, and exploring new places.

Sabrina is also the co-host of Adventure Arkansas. If you have any weather questions or an adventure idea, you can email her at sbates@kfsm.com or find her on Twitter @5NEWSSabrina.


Recent Articles
  • WATCH: One More Hot Day, Then Relief

    We have one more day of dangerous heat, then an unseasonably strong cold front moves in overnight. The big weather story will change to cooler temperatures, less humidity, and some rain. Heat advisories are still in effect across the area today. Feel-like temperatures will climb into the triple digits. HOUR-BY-HOUR Northwest Arkansas will quickly climb into the 80s and reach the 90s by lunch time. Highs will be in the low 90s. The River Valley will see highs in the […]

  • WATCH: Scorching Heat This Weekend

    The weather pattern hasn’t changed, so we continue to stay hot, humid, and sunny. Relief is on the way as a cold front moves late Sunday night. The combination of hot temperatures, humidity, and sunshine has resulted in heat advisories across the area this afternoon. Feel-like temperatures will be reaching 105 to 110 degrees. HEAT INDEX Feel-like temperatures will be in the triple digits. With this type of heat, it’s important to limit time outside and stay hydrated. HOUR BY […]

  • WATCH: Rain From Barry Moves In Today

    We’re continuing to track Barry this morning as it churns over land. It’ll move into Arkansas and we will have the impact from the storm. Here’s the forecast track of Barry as of Sunday morning. The track has the storm moving through Arkansas on Monday as a tropical depression. Since we’re west of the line, we’ll avoid the biggest impacts. High temperatures this afternoon will be around 10 degrees below the seasonal average. This is because of cooler air, rain, […]

  • Barry To Track Across Arkansas, Adding To History Of Tropical Systems Impacting The State

    The tropical system in the Gulf has been a trending topic in weather the past few days. That’s because of Barry, a tropical cyclone that originated over the southeast U.S. and strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as it moves over land again, the question a lot of people have is how this could affect us. Let’s look back at 2008. Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas. As it tracked further north, it moved straight through western Arkansas. Flash […]

  • Adventure Arkansas: Taylor’s Orchard

    It’s the perfect weather for refreshing fruit, especially right off the branch. A local U-Pick farm in Gentry has ripe peaches and blackberries this season. Take a look at how Taylor’s Orchard is a great place to take the family. For more information on Taylor’s Orchard: Click HERE. -Sabrina Segment Sponsored By: Adventure Subaru

  • WATCH: Isolated Storms To End The Weekend

    Sunday’s high temperatures will be near 90 degrees, which is typical for early July. Humidity will make it feel like the mid to upper 90s, but it likely won’t feel like it’s in the triple digits. FUTURECAST 10AM – A stray shower is possible this morning for everyone. Overall, the chance is low and most folks will have sun/clouds for the first part of the day. FUTURECAST 5PM – Isolated showers and storms will develop this afternoon and last into […]

  • WATCH: Scattered Rain This Weekend

    The weather pattern continues to bring us isolated and scattered rain chances today through Monday. Heat begins to ramp up, peaking in the middle of next week. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the low 90s, with feel-like temperatures near triple digits. Any rain over an area will cool the air down. FUTURECAST 1PM – Isolated storm chances are possible in the morning through early afternoon, mainly in southeast Oklahoma. Most folks elsewhere will stay dry. FUTURECAST 5PM – Storms […]

  • WATCH: Isolated Storm Chances Increase

    Afternoon high temperatures will be around normal for the beginning of July. We’ll top off near 90 degrees. Humidity will make it feel more uncomfortable outside.  Any showers or storms that move in will cool the air off for a bit. Isolated shower and storm chances are higher today than this weekend. A few may develop this afternoon and last through the evening. The severe threat is low, but some gusty winds are possible -Sabrina

  • WATCH: Warm And Muggy Trend Continues

    Temperatures will quickly rise again today into the 80s. Afternoon highs will be near 90 degrees. Humidity and sunshine combined with the heat will cause feel-like temperatures to be in the mid-90s. No triple digit heat indices are expected. We’ll see mainly sunny skies today, but a few isolated shower and storm chances are possible in the afternoon and evening. These will dissipate after sunset. -Sabrina

  • WATCH: Warm, Humid Saturday

    The trend of heat, humidity, and isolated rain chances continue this weekend. Humidity becomes more tolerable next week as stormy weather arrives. Today’s temperatures will be near 90 degrees. The air temperature will be a few degrees lower than yesterday’s. Humidity still runs high, so feel-like temperatures will be in the upper 90s. An isolated shower or storm is possible through the morning and afternoon. Not everyone will see rain, and it won’t be a washout. After sunset, rain chances […]

  • WATCH: Hot, Sunny Trend Continues

    The weather pattern brings us summer-like temperatures and humidity today and through the weekend. Isolated storm chances are possible in the afternoon, too. Temperatures will climb into the 80s quickly this morning, and will be near 90 degrees for the afternoon. High dewpoints will make the air humid throughout the day. This will cause feel-like temperatures to be near 100 degrees. If the dewpoints rise at all, the heat indices will push the heat advisory level. Today will be mainly […]

  • Strong Storms Continue Today

    A strong system approaching Arkansas today is bringing the threat for severe weather. The risk increased in the River Valley to a Level 3 (out of 5). The risk is slightly lower in Northwest Arkansas. All modes of severe weather are possible, especially damaging winds. The biggest threat will be along the leading edge of the line and any cells that develop ahead of it. Flash flooding is also a major threat. The line of storms is moving slowly across […]

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