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Subzero Temps Gone — For Now — But Snow, High Winds Return

The Chicago area has seen the last of subzero temperatures for a few days, but more snow is on the way for the afternoon and evening, and high winds will keep wind chills feeling frigid the rest of the morning.


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Latest Bitter Blast Could Lead To Metra Delays

The return of subzero temperatures early Thursday could mean more problems for people who ride Metra, which was warning commuters to allow for extra travel time to get where they’re going.


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Snow Totals – Jan. 21, 2014

Lake effect snow dropped more than 8 inches of snow on parts of the Chicago area overnight. With snow still falling in northwest Indiana, here are snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service as of 10 a.m.:


Near whiteout conditions from heavy snow led to a traffic standstill on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana on Tuesday. Indiana State Police advised drivers to avoid the area, if possible. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Here We Go Again; Snow, Bitter Cold Return

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.


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Freezing Fog Advisory In Effect As Chicago Thaws Out

With temperatures expected to rise above freezing for the first time of 2014 on Friday, forecasters urged drivers to use caution as fog rolls into the area for the morning commute.


A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winter Storm Watch For S. Suburbs, Northwest Indiana

As Chicagoland braces for historically cold temperatures early next week, part of the area could potentially see another half-foot of snow before then.


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Three-Day Snowfall Totals

CHICAGO (CBS) — After more than two days of nearly constant snow from late New Year’s Eve through Jan. 2, many parts of the Chicago area are still digging out from more than a foot […]


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Snow Totals For New Year’s Storm

Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from the New Year’s winter storm, as of midnight Wednesday night.


Libertyville got nearly 14 inches of snow from New Year's Eve through late on New Year's Day, and could get even more from lake effect snow on Jan. 2, 2014. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Lake Effect Snow Could Dump Up To 10 More Inches

The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.


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Frigid Week Ahead; Snowy Start To New Year

After a mild weekend, temps have plunged below freezing, and will stay there through the end of the week, with lows in the single digits most nights. On top of that, the New Year likely could start with several inches of snow.


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Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow This Weekend

The Chicago area will get a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow over the weekend, although exactly what type of precipitation various areas will get is still unclear.


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Another Winter Storm Possible This Weekend

Weekend holiday shopping and travel plans could be impacted by a potentially big storm, forecasters warned on Tuesday.


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Wind, Blowing Snow Could Be Problem For Afternoon Rush

Tuesday morning’s snowfall combined with blustery winds this afternoon could cause visibility issues for commuters during the evening rush.


A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Snow Gives Way To A Deep Freeze

The snow might be over, after dumping up to 3 inches of flakes on the Chicago area early Wednesday, but residents are still bracing for the second blast of subzero temperatures in three days.


A driver sweeps snow off a Volkswagen Beetle on Monday, after up to 3 inches of snow fell on Chicago on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Snow, Frigid Temps Persist All Week

If you’re headed to the airport today, make sure to check with your airline first, as more than 100 flights have been cancelled at O’Hare International Airport due to the weather.


Blowing and drifting lake effect snow was making for messy conditions on roads in northwest Indiana on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Parts Of NW Indiana Could Get A Foot Of Lake Effect Snow

Roads could be a mess much of the day in parts of northwest Indiana on the eve of Thanksgiving, as lake effect snow could bring up to a foot of snow to some of the region.


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Snow-Free Morning Commute Expected, But More Snow Could Come Later

Drivers in the Chicago region should get a reprieve from snowy weather for the morning commute Tuesday, but isolated snow showers could affect roads later in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.


Steady rain overnight caused minor flooding on the Stevenson Expressway and other area roads on Oct. 31, 2013. (Credit: NVP Video)

Wet Start To Halloween Leaves Many Roads Flooded

An area of heavy rainfall moving east will shower the region with one to two inches of rain and cause minor flooding, according to The National Weather Service, which issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for northwestern Illinois.


High waves pound the shore at Oak Street beach on Sept. 16, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Windy Conditions Could Bring 10-Foot Waves To Lake

Windy conditions at the lakefront will make for very choppy conditions on the lake, with dangerous pounding waves prompting a warning for anyone who might want to go swimming, despite the chilly conditions.


High waves pound the lakefront at Fullerton Avenue, just north of North Avenue beach. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Service Warns Of Dangerous Waves On Lake Michigan

The National Weather Service warned lakefront visitors Thursday that swimming conditions are going to be dangerous in Lake Michigan, due to high waves and rip currents.