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Forecast

Near Record Temps, Then Rain Possible Over Weekend

While we won’t break a temperature record today, highs will hit the low- to mid-90s today and Friday, followed by a possible visit from the remnants of Hurricane Issac this weekend.

08/30/2012

The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Rains Pulling Chicago Area Out Of Drought

Rain the past couple of weeks has begun to pull much of the Chicago area out of drought conditions. And more may be on the way.

08/29/2012

Flooding from heavy rain on Sunday in the Clearing neighborhood left ankle-deep water in Tom Ramos' basement. (Photo courtesy Tom Ramos)

Sunday’s Rain Causes Flooding Problems For Homes Near Midway

Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.

CBS 2–08/27/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rain Delay Won’t Dampen Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

The Illinois delegates have arrived in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention, saying the storm that forced the shift to a dramatically abbreviated schedule on Monday has been overblown.

08/27/2012

The grounds crew rolls out the tarp after the eighth inning of the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies game at Wrigley Field on August 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 5-0 in a rain-shortened eight inning game. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Rockies 5-0 In Rain-Shortened Game

On a rainy day at Wrigley Field, the Colorado Rockies struggled at the plate against Chris Volstad and the Chicago Cubs.

08/26/2012

Isolated storms in the Chicago area around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. (CBS)

Chicago Weather Forecast: Passing T-Storms, Highs In 70s

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon on Monday, and don’t be surprised to see a non-threatening funnel cloud.

08/20/2012

Weather

Rain, Falling Temperatures For The Afternoon

The blazing sun and sweltering heat that defined much of the summer will be distant from Chicagoans’ minds Thursday afternoon, as rain falls and temperatures drop into the 60s – even before sundown.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Weather

Rain Coming In The Evening, Will Hang Around Until Friday

Get ready for rain and rain and rain starting Wednesday evening – a pattern that might be annoying, but will help quench the drought that has plagued the area this summer.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Photo Credit: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Near-Record Heat To Give Way To Rain, Cooler Air

The near-record breaking heat that blanketed the Chicago area on Wednesday is expected to give way to cooler air the remainder of the week.

07/25/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Rain This Week Could Mean More West Nile Mosquitoes

This week’s heavy rain is long gone, but in the next few days we should be seeing more reminders of it – of the buzzing and biting variety.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

New Zealand grown Apples are seen at the Fresh Produce Growers store at Sydney Produce Market on August 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Drought Will Raise Prices On Fruit, Squeezing Consumers

With the drought in Michigan and across the Midwest, this year’s harvest took a hit in quantity and quality. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/16/2012

Drought

State Officials Say It’s Time To Pray For Rain

All of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and state officials are looking to the heavens for some intervention.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Weather

Highs To Hit 90 In Some Areas; Look For Rain This Weekend

Parts of the Chicago area are now considered to be in a severe drought, but at least some rain is expected this weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Storms: North Side Lakefront

Severe Storms Sweep Across Chicago Area Friday

Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.

06/29/2012

Farmers in Will County are worried that continued hot weather and no rain will greatly reduce crop yield. (CBS)

Farmers: Drought Disaster Looms For Crops

Farmers have their eyes on the end of the week, when temperatures could hit triple digits. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

06/25/2012

Weather

Sunny And Idyllic Friday; Rain May Come On Sunday

Conditions will be idyllic as the work week comes to an end, but come the weekend, there is a chance of rain that could come when the Gay Pride Parade is in progress.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Lightning In Storm

Chicago Area On Alert For Severe Thunder Storms

Kankakee County could also be in danger of flooding, weather officials say.

06/16/2012

Weather

Temperatures To Hit 80s, But Rain Chance To Persist

Chicago’s weather will seem like a cross between Seattle and Miami Wednesday, as the temperatures climb to highs that palm trees would like, but the threat of off-and-on rain persists.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Weather

Rain And Clouds To Prevail Monday, But Look For A Summery Wednesday

The skies are dreary as rain falls off and on this Monday, but a little patience will pay off, because it will feel like summer again later in the week.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Weather

Dreary Afternoon Coming With Temperatures Hovering In Low 50s

Conditions will be chilly and dreary for the rest of the day, and you might want to press your fireplace into service when the weekend comes around.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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