Severe Storm Threats End, But Flooding Risks Remain Along Des Plaines And Fox RiversStorms have cleared out for most of the Chicago area, but flooding risks remain along parts of the Fox and Des Plaines Rivers for the next few days as runoff continues to swell local waterways.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Chicago AreaMultiple rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms were moving through the Chicago area Monday morning, and were expected to hit again Monday afternoon and evening.
Back-To-Back Highs In The 80s Finally Bury Old Man WinterAfter a Chicago winter that just didn’t seem to want to end, Chicago has now seen two days in a row with temperatures in the 80s, the first time it’s been that warm in nearly seven months.
First Half Of April Was 4th Coldest On Record For ChicagoLast night’s snow capped one of the coldest starts to April on record for the Chicago area.
Snow Totals, April 15-16, 2018The following are snowfall totals for the Chicago area, as of 7 a.m., reported by the National Weather Service from the winter storm overnight.
NWS Issues Lakeshore Flood WarningStrong winds will result in waves of 12 to 18 feet.
Wintry Mix Leaves Dusting Of Snow In Some Parts Of Chicago AreaThe far northern suburbs got up to 2 inches of snow overnight, but plows and salt trucks kept roads and expressways clear overnight.
Rain Totals For Feb. 18-21, 2018A soggy start to the week proved to be the second largest February rain event on record for the Chicago area, with some rivers nearing or reaching record levels thanks to multiple rounds of heavy rain from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.
Flooding Woes Continue For Lake Station, IndianaA voluntary evacuation order has been issued in Lake Station, and at least 25 homes have followed officials’ recommendation and gotten out.
Marseilles Orders Evacuations As Illinois River FloodsCity officials said the mandatory evacuation order affects homes south of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, and east of Main Street.
Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms EndFlood warnings and advisories remained in effect for many Chicago area rivers Wednesday morning, as water continued to rise in the wake of heavy rains and melting snow across the region.
Swollen Little Calumet River Has Hammond, Munster Worried About FloodAs of 10 a.m., the river measured at 14 feet in Munster, two feet above flood stage. Forecasts show it could reach 15.5 feet before it begins to recede.