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Winter Returns As Storm Dumps More Than 5 Inches On Parts Of Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon. Forecasters predicted up to 2 to 4 inches of snow north of Interstate 80, and 3 to 5 inches north of a line from Dixon to Waukegan.

03/23/2015

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March Weather Madness: Spring Arrives Friday, But Winter Returns Sunday

While Friday and Saturday should see temperatures in the 50s, or slightly above normal for this time of year, Sunday and Monday will be much chillier, with conditions more suitable for late February.

03/19/2015

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

High Waves Prompt Lakeshore Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service issued a lakeshore flood advisory for Cook County, and Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana, until 1 p.m. Chicago time.

03/17/2015

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Dense Fog Advisory For Chicago Area Wednesday Morning

Visibility may sink to zero at times, but is expected to hover around a quarter mile, according to the National Weather Service.

03/11/2015

The sun rises over the Chicago skyline on Friday. (Credit: Bart Shore)

After Record Cold, Weekend Thaw Should Put A Spring In Chicago’s Step

Our clocks won’t be the only things springing forward this weekend. After setting a new record for cold overnight, temperatures will gradually return to normal for this time of year over the weekend, ahead of even milder conditions in the middle of next week.

03/06/2015

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Spring Thaw Finally Coming This Weekend

It’s been meteorological spring for nearly four days, though you’d never guess from the weather. Chicago area residents will have to suffer through a couple more days of frigid weather before a gradual spring thaw begins this weekend.

03/04/2015

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Statewide Tornado Drill To Be Held Tuesday Morning

It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.

03/03/2015

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March Off To Mild Start After Frigid February

After one of the coldest months in Chicago history, March has gotten off to a relatively warmer start that might put a little spring into commuters’ step to start the work week.

03/02/2015

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

What’s Coming First Day Of Meteorological Spring? More Snow

This month already was the third snowiest February on record in Chicago, and March will get an early jump on the snow, with a winter storm blanketing the area in up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday, March 1.

02/27/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Frigid Temperatures Follow On Heels Of Thursday’s Heavy Snow

After the snowstorm ended, temperatures dropped nearly 20 degrees in 12 hours. As of shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, it was 18 degrees at O’Hare. By 3 a.m. Friday, the temperature had edged to zero. As of 6 a.m., it was 1 below.

02/27/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

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Arctic Cold Returns After Brief Weekend Warmup

Chicago area residents will continue riding a seesaw of temperatures over the next few days, with painfully cold conditions Monday, a brief return of milder conditions on Tuesday, and then another bitter blast later in the week.

02/23/2015

North Avenue Beach at dawn on Friday, after a long stretch of temperatures in single digits and below zero. (Credit: Ryan Corsaro)

After Setting Two Records For Cold, Brief Respite On The Way For Chicago

After breaking two records for extreme cold on Thursday, the double digit temperatures expected by Friday afternoon should seem downright mild by comparison.

02/20/2015

Extreme Cold

Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In Chicago

Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

02/19/2015

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Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap Overnight

Brutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.

02/18/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Arctic Conditions Wednesday And Thursday Could Set Record For Cold

A mass of arctic air will send temperatures plunging into the single digits during the day Wednesday and Thursday, and below zero at night both days. Thursday’s high will be only about 5 degrees, which would break a record set in 1936, when the high temperature was 9 degrees on Feb. 19.

02/17/2015

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Winter Storm Warning For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

Roads have been tough to negotiate, as wind has blown hard at times, and lake effect snow has been piling up.

02/12/2015

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Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.

02/12/2015

Pedestrians brave the cold weather as they make their way down the street during the start of a severe cold snap. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Temperatures Dropping As Cold Front Arrives Before Valentine’s Day

The temperature will continue to drop through the day Wednesday, falling into the mid-20s by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. That’s warm compared to Thursday, when the high is only expected to reach into the single digits and low teens.

02/11/2015

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Chilling Weekend Weather Ahead For Chicago

A cold weekend is in store for Chicago, with temperatures and wind chills expected to approach the lowest recorded so far this year.

02/11/2015

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