A fast-moving line of storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to the Chicago area Monday morning was likely just the first taste of severe weather for northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.
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.
With several areas south and west of Chicago only starting the recovery process after nine tornadoes touched down during Monday night’s storms, more severe weather was expected to hit the area Wednesday night and early Thursday.
The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.
The NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your umbrella handy today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area.
Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.
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.
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.
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.
Quarter size hail has been spotted in southwest suburban Evergreen Park as severe thunderstorms roll into the Chicago area.
Hail is falling across the Chicagoland area with thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall that could cause some flooding Tuesday night.
After months in which highs in the 30s or 40s were enough to get people excited, are you ready for highs over 80 degrees?