Severe Thunderstorms

Powerful storms damaged an outdoor garden center at the Walmart Supercenter in Morris, Ill. (Credit; CBS)

National Weather Service Confirms Two Brief Tornadoes Hit Monday Evening

The NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.

07/01/2014

Interstate 190 near O'Hare flooded at the Mannheim Road bridge after Monday night's storms, causing a huge traffic backup into the airport. Some travelers tried getting out of their cars to walk to the airport, but were turned around by police. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Flood Streets, Uproot Trees, Knock Out Power

The I-190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport reopened Tuesday morning, after it was shut down for several hours at Mannheim Road when the viaduct flooded due to Monday night’s storms.

07/01/2014

Lightning struck the roof of an apartment building in Oak Forest, sparking a fire that sent flames shooting through the roof, causing heavy damage. (Credit: CBS)

Severe Storms Bring Flooding, Damage From Hail And Lightning

It’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.

05/21/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.

05/13/2014

Clouds hang ominously over The Loop Friday as storms barrel into the region. (Art Cunningham)

Severe Thunderstorms Knock Out Power For Thousands In Suburbs

After the storms swept through the area, nearly 9,000 ComEd customers in the west, southwest and south suburbs were left without power, according to ComEd. The majority of outages were reported near Harvey in Blue Island, where more than 6,300 customers were without power Sunday night.

05/11/2014

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms To Soak Chicago Area

Keep your umbrella handy today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area.

04/10/2013

Storm Clouds

More Storms Could Be Coming For The Afternoon

Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Storms

More Storms May Come In Afternoon, Evening

Chicagoans on the early shift had the pleasure of waking up to pouring rain and thunderclaps Thursday morning, and more storms may be coming later in the day.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Heat

Area Cools Off Behind Severe Thunderstorms, Heat To Return

Thanks to fast-moving thunderstorms that hit the area mid-day and late Friday night, Chicago cooled off in the wake of Thursday’s scorcher that reached a near record high.

06/30/2012

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Tornado Warning Issued For Several Counties, Including Cook

A severe line of storms capable of producing rain-wrapped tornadoes — and wind gusts of up to 80 mph — has been spotted in the western suburbs and appears to be heading to Chicago, the National Weather Service warns.

06/21/2011

Lightning Storm (File photo credit MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Severe Thunderstorms Bring Hail In Some Areas

Quarter size hail has been spotted in southwest suburban Evergreen Park as severe thunderstorms roll into the Chicago area.

05/11/2011

O'Hare Travelers

O’Hare Cancels Flights As Flood Advisory Goes Into Effect

Hail is falling across the Chicagoland area with thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall that could cause some flooding Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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It’s About Time! Highs In The 80s This Weekend

After months in which highs in the 30s or 40s were enough to get people excited, are you ready for highs over 80 degrees?

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011