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
  • Dry afternoon on the way before return of snow Monday night

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  • Nearly 1,000 flights canceled as record-breaking snow blankets Chicago

    CHICAGO — Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled at Chicago’s airports as snow blanketed the area Monday. The Winter Weather Advisory is over, but the damage is done. As of 2 p.m., 856 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport while 94 flights were canceled at Midway International Airport. Delays at O’Hare are averaging about 86 minutes while delays at Midway are about 23 minutes. Icy conditions at O’Hare even caused a plane to skid off the runway. A number of […]

  • No trick, or treat: Winter Weather Advisory issued across Chicago area this Halloween

    CHICAGO — This is no trick, or treat: An unusual October snowfall created a messy and slick morning commute on Halloween. Winter Weather advisories were issued until early Thursday evening for several counties across the area. And for Friday, frigid air is set to move in.  Snow will fall for most of the morning, with rain showers southeast and into Northwest Indiana. The heaviest snow for Chicago will fall between 12-4 p.m. and will wrap up around 6 p.m. in […]

  • Spotty showers possible Wednesday; Sunshine on the way

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  • Saturday is coldest morning since May 4

    CHICAGO — Saturday was the coldest day in Chicago since May 4. Parts of the area were under a freeze warning as temps took a dive to the 30s. Temperatures peaked in the 60s across the Chicago area Friday morning, and then begin to fall, as a strong cold front moved east through northeast Illinois into northwest Indiana. Temps in the area were 30 degrees colder Saturday morning around 8:30 a.m. than Friday around the same time. The last time […]

  • Sun ahead before rain, cold arrives next weekend

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  • Hot Sunday, afternoon/evening thunderstorms possible; humid week ahead

    With abundant sunshine heating-up the very warm humid air mass in place, cumulus clouds could build into a few thunderstorms across the Chicago area this Sunday afternoon/evening. The best chance of storm development looks to be along a frontal boundary oriented northwest-southeast from westernmost portions of our area to well south of the city. The National Storm Prediction Center thunderstorm outlooks have about a 40% chance of thunderstorms within 12 miles of a given location depicted in this most-likely area […]

  • Hot Sunday; Very Humid Week Ahead

  • 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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