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Thursday brings an enhanced risk of severe storms to virtually all of Illinois, and much of Indiana and Missouri. (Credit: CBS)

Foggy Morning To Give Way To Rainy Afternoon, Stormy Thursday

Thunderstorms could fire up later in the day, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and hail up to the size of pennies, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of storms and hail continue into Thursday as temperatures soar to a high of about 70.

04/08/2015

A sunny morning in Flossmoor, Illinois, on March 30, 2015. (Credit: Chris Blomquist)

Real Spring Weather Finally Settling In

Spring weather finally seems to be here to stay, after it seemed like someone forgot to show Old Man Winter the door.

03/30/2015

The National Weather Service office in Romeoville. (Credit: Twitter/@NWSChicago)

More Snow Friday Morning, But Spring Weather Returns Next Week

Spring just keeps hitting the snooze button on us.

03/27/2015

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)

Snowfall Prompts City To Deploy 200 Plows, Salt Trucks

The trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” early Friday, according to a statement from the department.

03/27/2015

Willow Springs after Monday's snowstorm. (Credit: Robert Herman)

Monday’s Snowstorm Was Latest 5-Inch Chicago Snowfall Since 1982

According to the National Weather Service, 5.8 inches of snow fell at O’Hare International Airport during Monday’s snowstorm, bringing the official total for the month to 6.5 inches. The average snowfall for March in Chicago is 5.6 inches.

03/24/2015

Snow in Crystal Lake on Monday. (Credit: Anne Larson)

Snow Totals For Monday, March 23, 2015

CHICAGO (CBS) — Below are the total snow fall amounts measured by National Weather Service observers on Monday, March 24, 2015: Monday’s snowstorm was the latest in the year Chicago has had more than 5 […]

03/24/2015

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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

Extreme Cold

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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