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.
Recent rains could cause a mosquito explosion. Plus hot weather is back, but are we clear for hurricane season?
For Texans, much needed rain is on the way this week.
Labor Day rain, but will it last?
Hurricane Franklin is exploding in the Atlantic, and Idalia is a big threat for Florida.
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor maps, our entire area is classified as being under either an extreme or exceptional drought.
A summer cold front will move through today and allow humidity to drop considerably by this afternoon. The combination of dry air and dry vegetation means that there is a risk of a brushfire starting.
Giant megalodons are fun - Mike and his girls had a blast at The Meg 2. Also, just when will this heat wave break?
As of today, 69% of Texas is in a drought and those numbers are up from just 52% last week.
Forecasters from Colorado State just released their latest hurricane season forecast update, but what exactly do they look at? Chief Meteorologist Mike Iscovitz explains.
Other than in occasional rogue storm, hot sunshine will dominate and this weekend, highs will range from 99-105° with an Excessive Heat Warning in effect