January's Snowfall Was Nearly Non-Existent; What's In Store For February?There was plenty of rain but only sixth-tenths of an inch of snow. The norm is 10.8 inches.
Weather Damage In Central Illinois May Have Been TornadoMeteorologist Dan Smith says the touchdown was in Mason County around 5 p.m. on Thursday. He says damage reports included shingles off homes.
Flash Flood Warning In Effect For Parts Of Cook, DuPage CountiesUp to 2 inches of rain had already fallen as of 9:30 p.m. Monday, and another 1 to 2 inches was possible, triggering the flash flooding, the National Weather Service said.
Strong El Niño Could Mean Warm Winter For Chicago AreaThe last strong El Niño was in the 1997-98 winter, when the Chicago region experienced an unusually warm winter, with some temperatures hitting the high-50s.
2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble ResumeGov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive "wedge" tornado virtually destroyed the town.
Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect Until Early TuesdayLess than a tenth of an inch of ice will accumulate overnight, but that’s still enough to leave untreated roads and walkways slippery. Drivers should slow down and take extra precautions.
Fog To Persist Overnight; Storms PossibleThe National Weather Service has issued a dense fog warning for Lake and Cook Counties Friday evening.