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.
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.
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.
On a rainy day at Wrigley Field, the Colorado Rockies struggled at the plate against Chris Volstad and the Chicago Cubs.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon on Monday, and don’t be surprised to see a non-threatening funnel cloud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and state officials are looking to the heavens for some intervention.
Parts of the Chicago area are now considered to be in a severe drought, but at least some rain is expected this weekend.
Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.
Farmers have their eyes on the end of the week, when temperatures could hit triple digits. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
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.
Kankakee County could also be in danger of flooding, weather officials say.
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.
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.
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.
Rain will continue through the midday hours Wednesday, and thunderstorms could be cracking through the area later in the afternoon.