Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

Stormy Weather: Wettest June On Record For Illinois; Second Wettest Month Ever

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.


A view from from downtown Chicago to the West Loop on May 27, 2015. (Credit: Patrice Davies)

May Was Warmer, Wetter Than Normal In Chicago

Chicago might not have set any records for heat or rainfall last month, but May was still warmer and wetter than normal, despite the chilly end to the month.



Remnants Of Isaac Could Mess With Chicago’s Holiday Weekend

Hurricane Isaac could affect the Labor Day holiday in the Chicago area with heavy rain.



July 2011: From Third Driest To Second Wettest In One Weekend

Going into the weekend, this was the third driest July on record, dominated by a week of sunny, sweltering days where the temperature exceeded 100 degrees in some areas.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

‘Incredible’ Amount Of Rain Falls; Area Deals With Storm

It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.


Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekend Storms, Hail Usher In A Hot And Humid Monday

More thunderstorms could produce very heavy rainfall and even quarter-sized hail early Sunday morning, leading into another rainy, cloudy day.


Tuesday Rain

Flash Flood Watch Issued For Chicago

The showers and thunderstorms that moved into the Chicago area Wednesday are expected to continue, prompting a flash flood watch to be issued.


April 18 Snow

Looking Back On A Wet, Miserable April

Conditions are sunny and May flowers are in bloom at last, and with bone-chilling rain, overcast skies and even a late-season snowstorm, few in Chicago were likely sorry to see April go.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Tuesday Rain

Illinois Gets Record April Rainfall

A new record for April rainfall has been set in Illinois. This month beats the previous record of 7.13 inches set in 1957.


Photo Of Autumn Leaves (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Yes, It Was A Warm October

It was dry too in some areas of Illinois.