Frigid air over the relatively warm water of Lake Michigan combined to create swirling fog and mist on the lake early Tuesday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Frigid Air Brings Swirling Fog To Lakefront

Tuesday morning’s frigid weather created something of a spectacle along the lakefront. The bitter cold air over the relatively warm water of the lake created fog that swirled in the wind.


Low clouds cover the tops of the Hancock Center and Trump Tower in Chicago on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  The winter's polar vortex is partly responsible for fog and low clouds that have been common in recent weeks, because Lake Michigan is still very cold in spots, and creates fog from the moist air. (Credit: CBS)

Sick Of The Fog? Blame The Polar Vortex

If you’ve felt like you’ve been living in San Francisco the past couple weeks, that’s just another weird weather phenomenon you can blame on the brutal weather this past winter.


Photo Of Foggy Highway

Flights Canceled, Delayed As ‘Dense Fog’ Advisory Issued In Chicago

The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for areas near Lake Michigan in Cook and Lake counties about 7:30 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.


Fog at Chicago's O'Hare airport. (CBS)

Fog Causes Delays For Thanksgiving Travel

A dense fog blanketing Chicago is affecting Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday.



Cloudy And Chilly For Rest Of Monday, But Sun Returns Tuesday

Looking back on the beautiful, sunny skies on Saturday as Chicagoans enjoyed the Bud Billiken Parade and the North Halsted Street Market Days, this may seem like the worst kind of Monday. But look for sunshine again on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012


Rain And Clouds To Prevail Monday, But Look For A Summery Wednesday

The skies are dreary as rain falls off and on this Monday, but a little patience will pay off, because it will feel like summer again later in the week.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012


Fog To Persist Overnight; Storms Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog warning for Lake and Cook Counties Friday evening.



Clouds And Fog, But Temps Over 40 Again

Clouds and patchy fog will continue through the afternoon, as temperatures once again top out in the 40s.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012


Strange January Thunderstorms Giving Way To Biting Wind, Snow

Thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area overnight, but don’t get fooled — it’s still January, and more snow is soon coming.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012


Latest Chicago Weather Forecast

Fog will continue to lift in the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon, but light drizzle and dreary conditions are expected.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Dense fog obscures views of the Aqua skyscraper in downtown Chicago on July 19, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Thick Soup Of Fog Hovers Over Morning Commute

Winter officially begins later Wednesday, but the Chicago area has a thick soup of fog in lieu of the usual snow and bitter winds.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

I-55 Crash

Multiple Injuries In 2 Separate Crashes On I-55

Two separate crashes involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 55 in Will County, leaving several people seriously injured.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Photo Of Foggy Highway

Fog Delays Flights At Midway By Up To 3 Hours

Delays of up to three hours are being reported at Midway International Airport due to fog hovering over the Chicago area.


A plow removes snow after a lake effect blast hit Michigan City, Indiana. (CBS)

Up To 2 Inches Of Snow Coming For Chicago Area

While the East Coast digs out from a snowstorm that dumped 15 inches, the Chicago area will be seeing a little bit of snow today, too.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2011


UPDATE: New Year’s Eve Weather Springlike, But Volatile

The weather was springlike this New Year’s Eve, but the skies were volatile, as rain and thunder erupted over the course of the day.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010

O'Hare International Airport

UPDATE: Fog Snarls Flights At O’Hare, Midway

Hundreds of flights were canceled Thursday at Chicago airports because of poor visibility, on the heels of last weekend’s East Coast snowstorms.


O'Hare International Airport

Fog Snarls Flights At O’Hare, Midway

Foggy conditions Thursday morning made for big problems at O’Hare and Midway international airports.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

(Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Storm To Be Among Worst In 70 Years

A combination of strong thunderstorms, followed by violent and destructive winds, will make for one of the most dangerous storms in 70 years.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010

Photo Of Foggy Highway

Dense Fog Could Reduce Visibility To Zero

The fog was making it a challenge to see where you’re going in some portions of the Chicago area Tuesday morning.