Larry Mowry
Veteran meteorologist Larry Mowry returned to ABC 7, the top-rated television station in Chicago, in April, 2016. Mowry is a skilled meteorologist, adept in predicting Chicago weather with the assistance of a powerful new, state-of-the-art tool, Live Doppler 7 Max, the only radar of its kind (S-band, dual pole) built for a commercial station in the U.S. Mowry covers the weather for ABC 7 News at 4 and 6 PM weekday newscasts.

Mowry is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society. Mowry is considered one of the best severe weather broadcast meteorologist in the country, having been on the air for countless tornado warnings and showing many tornadoes live on the air during his time in Dallas.

He first worked as an ABC 7 meteorologist in 2004.

Upon his return to ABC 7, News Director Jennifer Graves said, "We are absolutely thrilled Larry is once again on our team. Not only is he an experienced meteorologist, but he connects to Chicago viewers and is a commanding and reliable presence when severe weather breaks."

Mowry joins ABC 7 from KTVT, the CBS station in Dallas, Texas where he was the Chief Meteorologist for the station's 5, 6 and 10 PM weekday newscasts. He joined KTVT in 2008.

From 2005-2008, he worked as the Morning meteorologist at WKMG the CBS station in Orlando, Florida.

Prior to that, he was ABC 7's Saturday morning meteorologist in 2004.

Larry Mowry was honored in 2017 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter with an Emmy Award for "Outstanding On Camera Talent - Weather Anchor." During his career, Mowry garnered ten Lonestar Emmy Awards including five for Best Weathercaster in the state of Texas.

Mowry is returning to his Midwestern roots. He was born and raised in Loudonville, Ohio and recalls he knew he wanted to be a meteorologist as early as his senior year in high school. He pursued that dream in college and graduated Cum Laude from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Minor in Mathematics.

Larry's Stories
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Final countdown begins for total solar eclipse gatherings in Carbondale, Chicago's Adler Planetarium
Millions of people will be looking up to the sky to witness the eclipse, and viewing locations across Illinois have been preparing for the phenomenon.
Our Chicago: Total solar eclipse travel tips, dealing with massive crowds
After years of anticipation, what's being called the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just over 24 hours away.
2024 solar eclipse preparations in home stretch in Carbondale, Chicago's Adler Planetarium
Come Monday, millions of people will be looking up to the sky to witness a total solar eclipse and as one of the states in the path of totality, Illinois preparations for the phenomenon are in the home stretch.
Carbondale, Illinois will see total solar eclipse for 2nd time in less than 10 years on Monday
A total solar eclipse strikes back on April 8 in Carbondale and SIU is ready for it.
How to protect your eyes with solar eclipse glasses during 2024 event as IL is in path of totality
You'll need a pair of special glasses to safely view the solar eclipse on April 8. Here's what you need to know.
Illinois in path of totality for the 2024 solar eclipse; what to expect in Chicago
More than 31 million people across 15 states, including parts of Illinois, will see the moon completely cover the sun in a total solar eclipse briefly turning day into night in April 2024.