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The Chicago area was beset by a fast-moving storm Sunday that temporarily halted the Bears game at Soldier Field and downed power lines and trees.
A fast-moving storm brought heavy rains and high winds, leaving nearly 56,000 customers without power in the Chicago area.
Thousands of households lost power Wednesday night as a severe thunderstorm rolled through the Chicago region, according to ComEd.
The Labor Day weekend kicked off Friday with immensely powerful thunderstorms that felled trees and power lines, temporarily halted some commuter rail lines and brought the threat of flooding to the Chicago region.
Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.
The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.
A tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.
Fast and furious. That’s how people described the storm that ripped through the area – taking down trees and sparking a fire in Schererville, Indiana.
Like the hole itself, it grew into a bigger job than first thought. Tonight, the hole is bigger than ever, the sewer smell worse than ever, and the residents are being told it will take at least a couple more weeks.
A wave of strong storms will be sweeping though the Chicago area Wednesday and Thursday, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on and off.
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.
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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.
Given the drought conditions gripping the Midwest, the Chicago are really needs rain, but on Sunday, some areas got much more than they could handle.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the afternoon on Monday, and don’t be surprised to see a non-threatening funnel cloud.
Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.
Heat and humidity will dominate this first day of Lollapalooza, although a lake breeze will make conditions more tolerable.
Conditions will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity Wednesday, but look for the blazing heat to return as the weekend approaches.
The storms that might have woken you up in the wee hours have gone on their way, leaving sunny skies and close to the lake, pleasantly cool temperatures.