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Extensive Delays On Metra As Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Chicago

While high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.


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Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern Suburbs

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued this morning for Boone, McHenry and Winnebago counties in the far northwestern suburbs. A flood warning is also in effect in parts of Lake County.


Storm Damage

Nearly 47,000 Still Without Power After Severe Storms Rip Down Trees

Severe thunderstorms clobbered the Chicago area just in time for the morning rush Tuesday, bringing dangerous winds that ripped down trees and cut power more than 300,000 at the height of the outages. The number of outages was down to 83,000 by mid-afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Two covered kayaks sit at a dock on the Chicago River, after a tour company cancelled a Monday afternoon river tour, due to threats of thunderstorms. A day before, 62 kayakers were rescued from the Chicago River, when they were caught in a storm, and several kayaks tipped over. (Credit: CBS)

Kayak Companies Cancel Tours After Dozens Rescued On Sunday

A day after dozens of kayakers were rescued on the Chicago River after a thunderstorm hit the city, several kayak tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan were canceled on Monday, amid a new threat of thunderstorms.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Dark clouds gather on Northwest Side. (Viewer photo by Eileen Flanagan)

Severe Thunderstorm, 60 MPH Winds Headed To West, Northwest ‘Burbs

A thunderstorm bringing winds up to 60 miles per hour will blow through parts of the northwest and west suburban Chicago area Tuesday night.


Storm Damage

Storms Produce Widespread Damage, Power Outages

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power, scores of towns reported damage and the morning commute was delayed for thousands of people as a strong round of storms rolled through the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011


Thunderstorms To Continue Off-And-On All Day

Booming claps of thunder took the place of the alarm clock for many Chicagoans Monday morning, and the storms are expected to continue off and on all day.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on May 29, 2011, left behind hundreds of flooded streets and basements. (Credit: CBS)

Storms Lead To Airport Delays, Flooded Roads And Basements

Heavy storms that moved through the Chicago area on Sunday forced canceled and delayed flights at both airports, and also left behind flooded roadways and basements.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2011