Morgan Kolkmeyer joined the WGN WeatherCenter team as a meteorologist in May of 2017 and currently serves as the as the weather anchor for the WGN Morning News, weekdays from
4-6 am.

Before joining WGN-TV, Kolkmeyer spent three years as a meteorologist and news anchor for WREX’s 13 News Today and 13 News at Noon. She previously worked at KQDS-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, as a meteorologist and reporter.

Originally from Rockford, IL, Kolkmeyer graduated from NIU with a BS in Meteorology and a minor in Applied Mathematics. Morgan’s love for weather began in August 2004 when she was in the eye of Hurricane Charley. Since then, she has gone storm chasing across the Great Plains.

Recent Articles
  • Friday Forecaster: 4th Grader Danayja Williams

    Friday Forecaster: 4th Grader Danayja Williams

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    Winter returns to Chicago with windchill, potential for snow

    CHICAGO — After starting the week with 50 degree temps, winter has made a comeback. The Chicago area woke up to single-digit wind chills Thursday and temps in the teens. Single digit wind chills were felt around Chicagoland. 5-10 mph in the afternoon and temperatures in the upper 20s will help to improve the windchill. Calm winds Friday morning will lead to little to no wind-chill factor.   Saturday snow potential may start as early as late Friday night.  Snow […]

  • Cloudy skies, chilly temps, scattered flurries

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  • Cold returns after a mild stretch

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  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]

  • Strong storms hit Chicago area, damage reported

    Severe weather moved through the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon. Widespread damage was reported including downed trees and downed power lines. ComEd reported there were over 6,600 customers without power in the area north of downtown Chicago and 24,600 without power in the area west. Many families along the Fox River were left without electricity. However, many were grateful the damage to their homes wasn’t worse. Storm damage from Huntley, IL @MorganKolkmeyer, @CherylScottWX, @MeganGlaros, @AliciaRomanNBC — Kurt Roberts (@KRoberts910) September […]

  • Spotty showers, mostly cloudy, breezy

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  • Hundreds of flights canceled due to weather; Storms leave damage, flooding

    Another round of rains and storms blew through the Chicago area Tuesday evening prompting flight cancellations and warnings. LaSalle and Grundy counties saw the strongest winds and rains. A storm moved through with heavy winds and rains causing minor flooding. The storm also caused damage to trees and corn crops. @NWSChicago — Streator Fire (@StreatorFire) June 19, 2018 @NWSChicago Interstate 39 at Minonk. — Streator Fire (@StreatorFire) June 19, 2018 Over 700 flights have been cancelled at O’Hare […]

  • Showers this evening, lingering clouds Sunday morning

  • May 2018 the wettest and among warmest on record

    CHICAGO — After adding another 0.90 inches of rainfall to O’Hare airport’s official site, Chicago has now been bumped up to the wettest month of May in all of recorded history. The tally for the month so far is at 8.18 inches, which is 4.62 inches more than the normal amount received. The previous record-holder and now 2nd wettest May on record was in 1945 with 7.59 inches of rainfall. Additionally, this is the 3rd warmest month of May since […]

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