Duffy Atkins

Duffy Atkins is part of the WGN WeatherCenter team as well as the primary evening meteorologist for CLTV. She joined WGN-TV in August 2008.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Duffy was a chief meteorologist in Reno, Nevada. She began her career at KHQA-TV in Quincy, Illinois, where she was the morning and noon meteorologist. After that, Duffy traveled west and worked in Santa Barbara, California.

A Chicago native, Duffy grew up in Schaumburg, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University, as well as a master’s degree in geosciences with an emphasis in meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Duffy has been voted Best Weather Forecaster four years in a row in the Tri-State area. She is member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. She also enjoys doing school visits and always brings along her two sidekicks Stormy Weather and Blue Sky (Yorkshire Terriers).


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    Watches and warning issued as severe weather erupts across state

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    Video: Warnings issued throughout Chicago area

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    The most potent and dangerous storm is located just west of Aurora, sliding east along the I-88 corridor.  Golf ball to baseball sized hail is likely with this storm. Updates at Chicago Weather Center Blog

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