Tim McGill does the weather on the WGN Midday News at 11am in addition to being the weather director for CLTV. He has been part of CLTV since its launch in 1993.

Prior to WGN-TV, Tim worked for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia and WCTI-TV in New Bern, North Carolina. He also worked briefly for the National Weather Service in Romeoville.

Tim holds the AMS Seal of Broadcasting, and in 2005 he earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation, a professional recognition for the quality of his weather broadcasts.

Along with working for WGN-TV and CLTV, Tim has taught weather courses at area colleges for the past 15 years. He currently teaches at Columbia College.

In 1994, he was awarded for his achievements when he won an Emmy for his work on a CLTV tornado special titled, “Season of Fear”.

Tim is very active in the community, for the last 10 years he has volunteered at the Victory Lakes Assisted Living Retirement Center in Lake Villa. Tim and his wife have taken youth groups from their church on 10 short-term mission trips. 5 of those trips have been to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico to work with Native Americans. They have traveled to Arkansas, Mexico, and the Bahamas where they worked with refugees, built homes and educated children. Tim also hosted several Cystic Fibrosis telethons while working in North Carolina.

Tim attended the University of Illinois and received his degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University.

Recent Articles
  • Saturday weather forecast: Sunny and mild

    For the latest weather updates, go to wgntv.com/weather.

  • Rainy day ahead

    Updates at Chicago Weather Center

  • Temps drop 20 degrees in minutes as strong winds sweep the North Side

    CHICAGO — The Slight Risk area for severe storms has shifted east with the storm complex. A Marginal risk of isolated severe storms remains over the Chicago area. A Squall line swept the Chicago lakeshore hitting the Edgewater shoreline on Chicago’s North Side with 46 mph gusts. Temperatures plummeted in the T-storm outflow falling from 90 to the low 70s in minutes. Calm Lake Michigan waters were whipped into white caps. Once storms are clear of the area, temps will rebound […]

  • Severe weather, tornadoes rip through Illinois

    Severe weather moved through the greater Chicago area Wednesday night. Several tornadoes were reported as well as wide spread flooding and damage   Updates at Chicago Weather Center Below was WGN’s minute-by-minute coverage:

  • 7-day forecast: Mild weather all week, temps dip this weekend

    For the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com

  • 2015 stays on pace to be Earth’s warmest year on record

    CHICAGO — The numbers are in for May and they continue to paint a warm picture for the globe.   It was the warmest May in the 136-year period of record with a global average temperature 1.57° above the 20th century average of 58.6°, beating the previous record set just one year ago by 0.14°. That makes this year the warmest-to-date in the last 136 years. It was the 363rd consecutive month with a global average temperature above the 20th century average. Here are […]

  • 7-day forecast: Weekend highs in 50s

    For all weather updates, visit chicagoweathercenter.com.

  • Forecast: Warmer temps grace Chicago area; High 51

    More snow will melt today as the mildest conditions over the next week are expected. A mixture of clouds and sunshine along with breezy southwest/west winds will push temperatures into the low 50s in many locations. Areas well south of the city could reach the mid to upper 50s. Our skies should clear tonight as colder air moves into the region. Overnight lows are expected to fall into the 20s. We’ll stay chilly on a mostly cloudy Saturday with highs […]

  • Frigid cold temps keep coming

    Our frigid end to February should insure this meteorological winter (December through February) ranks as the third coldest on record. The only two winter that have been colder were the winters of 1903-1904 and 1978-1979. Meteorological spring (March-May) is going to get off to a rather cold start too.  The warmest day in our 7-day forecast is next Wednesday with a high of 24° but even that is more than 15° below average.  Beyond that the outlook remains chilly.  The 8 to […]

  • Arctic air, snow move back into Chicago area: Forecast

    Another shot of arctic air is going to move into the area and the leading edge of the cold air arrives today. Under cloudy skies we can expect temperatures to fall into the 20s Monday afternoon as we introduce the chance for light snow showers.  The chance for snow ramps up this evening and overnight. The potential exists for a potent band of lake effect snow to set up tonight.  Areas from Cook county east into northwest Indiana could see […]