Vehicles drive through partly flooded lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway Monday night. (CBS)

Flash Flood Warning In Effect For Parts Of Cook, DuPage Counties

Up 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.


Sunset over water

Strong El Niño Could Mean Warm Winter For Chicago Area

The 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.


Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble Resume

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.


Water leaking from underground froze into a huge sheet of ice on the 8900 block of South Eggleston Avenue. Neighbors said the leak went unfixed for weeks before city crews showed up to fix the problem. (Credit: Sharnia Lashley)

Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect Until Early Tuesday

Less 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 Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog warning for Lake and Cook Counties Friday evening.