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
Lunar eclipse: Chicago sees full moon partially eclipse
The longest partial lunar eclipse in 600 years occurred late Thursday night into early Friday morning. It was visible in Chicago.
Northern lights, southern lights: How auroras form
The aurora borealis and aurora australis are stunning, fascinating meteorological phenomena, but how exactly do they form?
Great Chicago Fire of 1871: How weather played a role
We've heard stories about the fire, but many people may not know the role weather played.
Chicago History Museum 'City on Fire' exhibit gives visitors 'a sense of fleeing the fire itself'
Visitors to the "City on Fire" exhibit can get sense of what it was like as people fled for their lives when it opens Friday.
Chicagohenge 2021 dates: When sunrise, sunset will align with Chicago skyscrapers
Twice a year we are treated to Chicagohenge - a special alignment of the sun and our beautiful city buildings.
What is a '1 in 100 year flood'?
A "1 in 100 year flood" can be a confusing term and really has nothing to do with years, ABC7 meteorologist Larry Mowry says.
Radar in Northwest Indiana detects roost rings from birds that are most likely purple martins
Roost Rings were detected Saturday morning on radar in Northwest Indiana, according to ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Larry Mowry.
8 common tornado myths debunked
Does Lake Michigan protect Chicago from tornadoes? Our ABC7 meteorologists debunk the most common tornado myths.
Chicago weather: New NOAA data shows climate is warming in Chicago
New data just released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the climate is warming in Chicago.
What is graupel?
Graupel is a type of precipitation that falls in the winter time when conditions are just right. It's not often we see it.