National Weather Service
Those clouds marring your morning commute weren’t actually clouds — they’re actually a thin layer of smoke blowing in from large forest fires in Canada.
With temperatures rising into the low 80s by early Monday afternoon, a new round of storms could begin moving in from Wisconsin after lunchtime, up through about 9 p.m., before skies clear.
More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.
Chicago might not have set any records for heat or rainfall last month, but May was still warmer and wetter than normal, despite the chilly end to the month.
This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.
While the day started out dry, remnants of storms that slammed Houston were moving in Chicago’s direction, and is still strong enough that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said there is a chance of severe weather for much of northern Illinois, and all of Indiana.
Were you grumbling about having to throw on a jacket or sweater when you headed out the door Tuesday morning? Don’t worry, the chilly conditions will only be around a couple days.
Thursday could bring the kind of summery heat Chicago hasn’t seen this time of year in more than five decades.
Chicago will get a taste of summer on Thursday, which will be the warmest day of the year so far, and will flirt with record heat.
The Chicago area got soaked with rain overnight, with more than 2 inches falling in some outlying suburbs. Totals in the city and nearby suburbs were closer to an inch, but all that rain made […]
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Monday’s high of 55 is about 10 degrees cooler than the normal high temperature for this time of year. Though it will be a chilly day, skies should be bright and clear all day. By Wednesday, temperatures should reach the mid 60s, which is the normal high for this time of year, and by Friday, Chicago could see the return of 70s.
No, you didn’t travel back in time while you were sleeping. That really was snow falling in some parts of the Chicago area Wednesday morning.
Hold on to your hats. Chicago will live up to its nickname as the Windy City on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.
Last Thursday’s severe weather created a total of 11 tornadoes in Illinois, including the rare EF-4 storm that destroyed much of two small towns west of Chicago.
Tom Ciciora has been involved in amateur radio, or ham radio, for more than 40 years. He said, when thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, amateur radio enthusiasts will head toward areas where it might be worst, using smartphone app radar as a guide.
Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the Chicago area on Thursday.
The National Weather Service has modified the way it categorizes the anticipated risk of severe weather.