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Severe Weather Hits Chicago Area

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.

06/30/2014

Thunderstorms move into Schaumburg late Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago Area

Thunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.

06/18/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Worst Of Midwest Storms

Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.

06/04/2014

Lightning struck the roof of an apartment building in Oak Forest, sparking a fire that sent flames shooting through the roof, causing heavy damage. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Bring Flooding, Damage From Hail And Lightning

It’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.

05/21/2014

Hail in Algonquin. (Credit: Peter Kieltyka and Cody Ferencz)

Hail Storm Moves Through Northern Suburbs

The warm weather could be met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday.

04/12/2014

Tornado Manteno

Woman Who Survived Tornado: ‘It’s Beyond Your Imagination’

Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2013

Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More Storms Coming This Afternoon

A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Dark clouds gather on Northwest Side. (Viewer photo by Eileen Flanagan)

Severe Thunderstorms Pass Through Chicago Area

Severe thunderstorms passing through the Chicago area are expected to give way to cooler temperatures this evening.

08/04/2012

Lightning Over Trump Tower

Severe Storms Could Bring 100 MPH Winds

Severe thunderstorms are moving through Chicago area Sunday that could produce 100 mile per hour winds and quarter size hail, according to the National Weather Service.

07/01/2012

Storms: North Side Lakefront

Severe Storms Sweep Across Chicago Area Friday

Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.

06/29/2012

Church Roof

Storms Flood Streets, Send Bricks Showering From Evanston Church

A round of heavy spring storms caused serious damage in some areas overnight, including the collapse of a façade at a church in downtown Evanston that left a person injured

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Wild Weather Night Expected; Strong Winds, Hail, ‘Downpours’ Possible

Torrential downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, and hail as large as golf balls could all be in store for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

04/15/2012

Monday Weather

Showers, Storms Coming As High Climbs To 70

It might as well be mid-May, with temperatures climbing to 70 degrees and springtime thunderstorms making their way toward the area.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

A view of the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory from Chopper 2. (CBS)

Garfield Park Conservatory Fern Room Reopens

One of the historic rooms at the Garfield Park Conservatory, heavily damaged this summer in a hail storm, has reopened.

12/05/2011

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Could Bring Lightning, Hail

A fast moving thunderstorm with lightning and hail is expected to move into the Chicago area Tuesday night.

10/25/2011

Dark clouds gather on Northwest Side. (Viewer photo by Eileen Flanagan)

Lightning, Hail Possible In Weekend Storms

The rain that moved into the Chicago area late Friday could soak the city all weekend, and possibly into next week.

09/24/2011

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thunderstorms Will Bring Cooler Temperatures For Labor Day

After three straight days of hot and humid weather, cooler air is expected to move into the Chicago area for the remainder of the holiday weekend — but not before some potentially strong Saturday night thunderstorms.

09/03/2011

Storm Damage

Storms Produce Widespread Damage, Power Outages

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power, scores of towns reported damage and the morning commute was delayed for thousands of people as a strong round of storms rolled through the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Squad Car Damage

Hail Damages Scores Of Chicago Police Squad Cars

Scores of police squad cars were among the many vehicles damaged Thursday night due to the hailstorm that swept through.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

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