High Wind Warning

A surfer gets ready to go into Lake Michigan on Halloween, when strong winds whipped up very high waves on the southern shores of the lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Area Surfers Happy To Hang Ten For Halloween

Lake Michigan was putting on a dramatic show Friday, and forecasters said waves could peak at more than 20 feet. That’s drawing surfers eager to catch a few waves, no matter how cold it might be.


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Today’s Forecast (10/31/14): Wind, Rain, Snow For Halloween

The first – and perhaps worst – trick for Chicagoans this Halloween just might be the wicked weather.


With some streets already covered in large puddles of water from melting snow and ice, Thursday's rain could cause more serious flooding, and water could seep into basements. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Watch Continues, But Chicago Area Might Have ‘Dodged A Bullet For Now’

Though an areal flood watch remains in effect until mid-afternoon for virtually all of northern Illinois, at least one official who monitors water levels in local rivers and streams said there’s less risk than feared, thanks to less rain than originally forecast.


Thursday Snow Fall

Winter Storm Hits Chicagoland

A strong storm with rain, snow and high winds hit Chicagoland on Thursday and caused thousands of power outages and flight cancellations at the city’s two major airports.


Waves pour over onto Lake Shore drive near North Avenue. (CBS)

Wind Advisory Over For Chicago Area, Flood Warning Continues

A high wind advisory that had been in place for parts of the Chicago area for much of the day has been cancelled, but a lakeshore flood warning remains in effect until early Wednesday, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.



More Storms May Come In Afternoon, Evening

Chicagoans on the early shift had the pleasure of waking up to pouring rain and thunderclaps Thursday morning, and more storms may be coming later in the day.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Boats that came loose during high winds on Thursday float along the breakwall near the Shedd Aquarium. (CBS)

Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

Waves On Lakefront

High Winds, Rain, Big Waves Pound Chicagoland

The weather forecast in one word? Yuck.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Trains Running Again But Delayed Over Two Hours In Places

Metra trains are back running Tuesday night on the Union Pacific North and Northwest lines after a high winds and a downed tree delayed some trains for over two hours.


Downed Power Line

More Damaging Winds Sweep In

Another bout of damaging high winds is expected today, as people try to clean up and ComEd crews struggle to get power restored.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2010