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
  • Memorial Day storms bring winds, hail and damage

    Storms tore through the Chicago area bringing a wet, windy and potentially dangerous end to the Memorial Day weekend. A burst of severe weather blew through Chicago and Indiana Monday afternoon prompting tornado warnings in several counties. Damage reported in Cook County Residents were also cleaning up in Oak Lawn. On Mulberry Street, the strong winds and pounding rain were too much for trees and just up the block water crept into front yards. Neighbors attempted to unclog the sewers […]

  • Rain, cooler temps Sunday

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  • Big warmup Saturday, possible storms

  • 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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