In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the entire Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.
With a series of thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area on Wednesday, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport.
Scientists in the Chicago area said Friday the kind of tumultuous weather we’ve been having is just more evidence of global warming, and a reason to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.
Severe thunderstorms passing through the Chicago area are expected to give way to cooler temperatures this evening.
The clouds earlier in the morning have given way to sunny and pleasant skies, but some areas could be seeing thunderstorms later.
A large tree fell on a vehicle, trapping a person inside Sunday afternoon in the North Side Sauganash neighborhood.
More than 60 kayakers were rescued from the Chicago River Sunday afternoon after their kayaks flipped due to stormy weather conditions.
Severe thunderstorms are moving through Chicago area Sunday that could produce 100 mile per hour winds and quarter size hail, according to the National Weather Service.
A thunderstorm bringing winds up to 60 miles per hour will blow through parts of the northwest and west suburban Chicago area Tuesday night.
The worst of the severe weather is over now, but a chance of rain and even severe weather persists, and the temperate 80s are gone for the foreseeable future.
Bermuda shorts have been the perfect attire so far for Thursday, but severe thunderstorms could be breezing in later in the afternoon.
Rain will continue through the midday hours Wednesday, and thunderstorms could be cracking through the area later in the afternoon.
On Tuesday morning, you might have felt as if you would blow away, as high and chilly winds gusted through the city for a second day. But as the afternoon goes on, temperatures will climb to the mid- to upper 60s.
A severe thunderstorm warning remains is in effect for northwestern Cook and southern Lake counties that could produce “deadly lightning’’ and quarter-sized hail to the area, according to the National Weather Service.
The heat may seem on the oppressive side on Tuesday, but not to worry – there will soon be a break.
If you’re sick and tired of the heat and storms, you won’t be too thrilled with the weather for the beginning of this work week.
Metra has been rolling with the punches in severe weather the past few weeks, the same as everyone else. But the recent storms have underscored a difference that is creating delays for commuters.
Trains have been stopped and thousands are without power after severe weather, which prompted tornado warnings, moved through the Chicago area Tuesday evening.
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