Mike Iscovitz is the Chief Meteorologist at FOX 26 Houston, working FOX 26 News morning shows from 4 a.m. through 10 a.m. on "WakeUp! With Sally Mac and Lina" and "Houston’s Morning Show," as well as the "FOX 26 News @ Noon."
Mike also hosts "Mondays with Mike," a weekly livestream on the station’s website and social platforms where he discusses various weather topics, from unique cloud formations, to wildfire risks and the threat of drought in Texas.
In more than two decades at the station, Mike has taken us through multiple life-threatening Hurricanes and tropical storms, such as Harvey in 2017 and Nicholas last year, to deadly Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and Texas’ Big Freeze when the power grid failed in 2021.
Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mike graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in meteorology from Florida State University. He earned the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval in 2001, and was the 69th person in the United States to be recognized as an AMS-certified broadcast meteorologist.
Mike began his career in meteorology as a weather intern at WSVN-TV in Miami and then as a student meteorologist at Florida State University. In 1999, Mike went to work as the weekend weather anchor at KLFY-TV in Lafayette, La., until joining the FOX 26 Houston weather team in September 2000. Mike spends nearly all of his free time with his wife and daughters. And with the few remaining minutes he has free, he tries to exercise and practice his guitar.
An "omega block" heat pattern has lead to extreme heat and an excessive drought across Texas.
The greater Houston area is seeing extreme drought conditions. The overall hot pattern affecting Texas and low amounts of rain are likely to persist into the near future, meaning drought conditions could worsen.
Saharan dust arrived this past weekend, bringing hazy skies and impacting air quality for sensitive groups in Houston, which is already experiencing a dangerous heat wave.
Houston will experience possibly record heat this weekend and now Saharan Dust? Sadly, yes.
Our outlook for the next 7-10 days shows a high likelihood for temperatures to run 5-10° hotter than normal.
The remnants of Hurricane Agatha from the Pacific Ocean may reform into a tropical depression and bring rainy weather to Florida and Cuba.
A line of severe storms blew through the Houston area early Wednesday morning, and the area is enjoying a brief cool-down in the wake of those storms.
Three amazing storm systems from this past weekend included an "almost tropical depression," a derecho in Canada, and a drought-denting squall line in Texas, which may have startled you awake early Sunday morning.
The majority of Texas is experiencing drought, and more than half is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions. Burn bans are across the state. But maybe crops on the Moon can help our Texas farmers.
Mother Nature made her presence known in the Houston area on Thursday night after a line of storms moved across the area.