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After P.M. Showers, A Rain-Free Week Ahead For Chicago

Though the Chicago area could get some showers or storms in the evening on Monday, the rest of the week should be ideal summer weather, with warm and dry conditions, without being unbearably hot.

07/20/2015

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Heat Advisory For Chicago Area On Saturday

Warning of an “oppressive” combination of heat and humidity over the next two days, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Chicago area for much of Saturday.

07/17/2015

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Tropical Heat On Tap For The Weekend

If you’ve been longing for the dog days of summer, you’ll get your wish this weekend, as conditions will be hot and muggy through Sunday, as temperatures will soar much higher than we’ve seen in weeks.

07/17/2015

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Winds Expected To Whip Up Dangerous Waves On Lake Michigan

Chicago might finally be getting ideal beach weather, but forecasters were warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning, due to high waves expected along the lakefront.

07/14/2015

Storm clouds pass over Gurnee, Illinois, as severe storms rolled through the Chicago area on Monday. (Credit: Al Ghys)

Storms Soak Morning Commute, More Likely Monday Afternoon

A fast-moving line of storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to the Chicago area Monday morning was likely just the first taste of severe weather for northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.

07/13/2015

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Extensive Delays On Metra As Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Chicago

While high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.

07/13/2015

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Warm And Sunny Start To Weekend, But Storms Could Spoil Sunday

Temperatures are getting back to what you’d expect for summer in Chicago, but this weekend could see some heavy late Saturday into Sunday.

07/10/2015

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Incoming Storms Prompt Flash Flood Watch South Of I-80

A large storm system heading northeast from Missouri will mostly stay to the south of the Chicago area, but could bring steady heavy rainfall to suburbs and parts of northwest Indiana south of I-80, while only grazing areas north of that.

07/08/2015

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some Beaches

As if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.

07/07/2015

A general view of the field during the fifth inning  of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago practically could have issued a missing person alert for the sun last month, which was the cloudiest June on record in Chicago. According to the National Weather Service, data collected three […]

07/02/2015

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June’s Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos

This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.

06/30/2015

Overcast skies continued early Thursday in Minooka, after heavy rains passed through northern Illinois. (Source: Glen Schieberl)

Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off

“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.

06/25/2015

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More Heavy Rain, Damaging Storms Expected To Hit Wednesday Night

With several areas south and west of Chicago only starting the recovery process after nine tornadoes touched down during Monday night’s storms, more severe weather was expected to hit the area Wednesday night and early Thursday.

06/24/2015

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New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

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At Least Nine Tornadoes Touched Down Monday, NWS Confirms

Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed at least two tornados touched down Monday night, when powerful damaging storms swept through the western and southwestern suburbs.

06/23/2015

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At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

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Hot, Humid, And Stormy Start To Summer For Chicago Area

The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.

06/22/2015

A car drives down a flooded street in Stone Park on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in some Chicago suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Slowly Recedes Amid Dry Conditions Tuesday

The rain might have stopped falling hours ago, but most of the Chicago area remained under a flood warning Tuesday morning, with many streets still covered in water from a series of storms that dropped nearly 5 inches of water in some suburbs.

06/16/2015

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Stormy Afternoon Ahead, With Chances For Flash Flooding

As heat and humidity build through the day on Monday, so will the chances for showers and thunderstorms.

06/15/2015

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Hottest Day Of The Year So Far To Generate Scattered Storms

Wednesday was expected be the hottest day of the year so far in Chicago, and storms that should move through in the afternoon could make things very steamy south of the city.

06/10/2015

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