Mary Kay Kleist
Mary Kay Kleist is a meteorologist for CBS 2 Chicago.
Kleist joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2002 and while at the station became a “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” in 2007, the highest distinction in the industry, and earned an AMS Seal of Approval and an NWA Broadcasting Seal of Approval. While at the station, she has won four local Emmy Awards for her work on CBS 2 Chicagos′s broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. She also provides the morning forecasts for CBS-owned WUSN Radio’s The Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Morning Show.
Kleist joined CBS 2 Chicago from WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Mich., where she had worked as a meteorologist since 1999, reporting the weather for the station’s weekend newscasts.
Kleist worked in Tampa, Fla. (1995-99), as the meteorologist for WFLA-TV. While in Tampa, she also reported the weather for The Tampa Tribune and the local edition of CNN Headline News. Kleist also served as weather anchor at WFLA-AM Radio. Kleist first worked in Chicago from 1994-1995 as a weather anchor for WGN-AM Radio and CLTV.
Kleist began her career at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Ga. (1992-94), where she worked as the weekend weather anchor, as well as a health and general assignment reporter, news anchor, photographer, editor and also anchored the local edition of CNN Headline News.
Kleist graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Central Florida in 1992 with a B.A. in Radio and Television.
She later graduated from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University.
Kleist lives in Naperville with her husband and two children
The weather is cool and springlike Monday, but don’t get used to it.
As CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist reports, a growing number of preschoolers have mouthfuls of cavities that require surgery to fix.
The sweltering heat continues for a second day Tuesday, as temperatures again climb into the 90s and humidity makes it feel as hot as 100 degrees.
Get the air conditioner in the window and make sure your ice tray isn’t empty, because it’s going to feel tropical outside for the better part of a week to come.
If you’re seeing brown grass and dusty soil, it’s not your imagination – it’s bone dry out there.
The temperature has cooled down from the sweltering 90s that have been hanging around since the weekend, but conditions remain bone dry after the rain missed most of the area on Monday.
Conditions will be undeniably beautiful for the rest of the day Thursday, but break out the gym shorts and Gatorade this weekend, as steamy heat settles in.
Temperatures will remain cool at the lake for a third day, but it won’t be long before a heat wave sets in.
Temperatures will be sunny, but cool, for the rest of the day Tuesday – and once again, temperatures will not exceed the 60s along the lakefront.
Skies will be dry and temperatures pleasant for the duration of the day Monday, but you might need a spring jacket if you’re walking along the lakefront.
It is the first day of June and the first day of meteorological summer, but it feels more like late fall as the temperature remains stuck in the 50s.
It was only this past Sunday – a mere four days ago – that the temperature hit 97 degrees, but it all feels like a few months ago now as Chicago sits shivering in slippers and sweatshirts this Thursday.
The Memorial Day weekend with temperatures that would have felt hot even in July is a memory now, as the mercury drops to levels reminiscent of late March Wednesday afternoon.
It’s Bermuda shorts and sunscreen weather, as the high hits a tropical 90 degrees Thursday and a roasting wind prompts an advisory.
Temperatures will remain cool by the lake on Wednesday, but the mercury will shoot up to the 90s for the entire area once the weekend comes around.
Skies will be sunny and pleasant for the rest of the day Tuesday, but don’t look for it to get too much warmer on the lakefront.
The tension between police and protesters in 90-plus degree heat is behind us now, as temperatures Monday struggle even to reach the 60s.
For this NATO Summit weekend, get ready for sweltering temperatures that will feel more like mid-July than mid-May.
The summery sunshine of the midday hours Tuesday may be replaced by storms later in the afternoon, although the chance is only 30 percent.
Imagine having a headache that doesn’t go away. It’s not a migraine, but something else that’s often misdiagnosed. As CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, the never-ending headache can strike people suddenly.