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 as well as the 7 PM newscast on WCIU Channel 26.

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
Dramatic photos show Chicago's disappearing beaches
You've probably noticed smaller beaches as Lake Michigan remains at near record high levels. But satellite images from Google Earth really show just how much Chicago's beaches are shrinking.
Where's the ice? Warmer winter leads to less ice cover on Lake Michigan
A warmer winter has led to much less ice cover thus far on Lake Michigan.
Plane effect snow: What creates the rare weather phenomenon
ABC 7 Chicago Meteorologist Larry Mowry explained what plane effect snow is and what makes this possible.
Chicago Weather: Flash flooding possible in Chicago as southern suburbs recover from heavy rains
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect in Chicago from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
Chicago Weather Live Radar: Heavy rain, wind causes flooding, damage in south, southwest suburbs
Extremely heavy rain, strong winds and hail were behind reports of damage and flooding in the south and southwest suburbs as storms moved through Friday night.
'Chicagohenge:' What it is and how you can see it
Twice a year we are treated to Chicagohenge - a special alignment of the sun and our beautiful city buildings.
Chicago's hottest months: How often do city temperatures hit 90 degrees?
Chicago's hottest days might not add up to as many as you would think.
How does a hurricane form?
Conditions have to be just right for a hurricane to form
When is the peak of hurricane season?
Hurricane Season for the Atlantic runs from June 1 through November 30.
How often does a hurricane make landfall?
Looking at data provided by NOAA, we can look at the average number of years between hurricanes making landfall within 50 miles of any one location.