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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.

11/27/2013

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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.

11/26/2013

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.

10/31/2013

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.

09/16/2013

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.

09/05/2013

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Hot Start For Beginning Of School Year In Chicago

As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year.

08/26/2013

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Beach Visitors Warned About Choppy Conditions On Lake

Lakefront visitors are being advised to check the flags at Chicago beaches before going into the water on Friday, because of possible danger of rip currents from choppy conditions.

08/23/2013

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

Rip Currents, High Waves Prompt Swim Ban On Lakefront

Swimming was banned at all Chicago beaches Tuesday afternoon, due to high waves and potentially dangerous rip currents.

08/13/2013

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

Rip Currents Prompt Warnings For Lakefront Visitors

The National Weather Service is warning people to stay out of Lake Michigan today, because of large waves and dangerous rip currents along the lakefront in Illinois and Indiana.

08/08/2013

Jackets and sweatshirts were a common sight on Chicago's beaches this weekend, as a cold air mass kept temperatures below 70 degrees. (Credit: CBS)

Saturday Temperatures Break 30-Year Record For Cool Weather

Temperatures skidded so sharply this weekend that Chicago felt like Alaska — only colder.

07/29/2013

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

Waves Prompt Warning For Lakefront Visitors, Beach Closures

Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.

07/23/2013

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

High Waves On Lake Michigan Forecast For Tuesday

Large waves on Lake Michigan are forecast for Tuesday afternoon, making boating, swimming and even using the bike path in certain locations hazardous.

07/22/2013

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Heat Advisory In Effect Thursday For Chicago Area

As the area continues to endure temperatures in the mid 90s with triple digit heat indexes, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.

07/17/2013

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Chicago Smashes Record For Precipitation

Remember all that talk about how dry it was last year? A lot has changed since then.

07/01/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Halts Some Metra Trains, Closes Part Of Edens Expressway

Continuous heavy rainfall for several hours Wednesday morning caused flooding in several northern suburbs, and forced state police to shut down part of the Edens Expressway.

06/26/2013

Tornado Manteno

Woman Who Survived Tornado: ‘It’s Beyond Your Imagination’

Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2013

Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Much Of Chicago Area

Several Chicago-area counties are under a flash flood warning as “torrential” thunderstorms move across the metro area.

05/28/2013

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters

“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

A car is stranded in the center median along Interstate 57, about 30 miles south of Kankakee, after a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of central Illinois on March 24 and 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Buries Central Illinois, Largely Misses Chicago Area

A winter storm that buried much of central Illinois in heavy snow largely missed the Chicago area Sunday and early Monday. The storm prompted many schools and universities downstate to cancel classes, and police advised people not to drive in that part of the state unless it’s an emergency.

03/25/2013

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