The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Global Temperatures Up, But Chicago Stuck With Record Cold

Global temperatures have reached a record high in 2015 – but, not surprisingly, Chicagoans aren’t feeling the same warmth.


Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Lowest Reported Temperatures In Towns Across Chicago Area

Nearly all of the coldest temperatures were reported between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.


Dana Dodson's cat Buttercup watches the snowfall from the warmth of their home. (Photo from Dana Dodson)

When You’re Shivering Next Week, Blame ‘Bombogenesis’

Lucky you. You’re going to hear the word “bombogenesis” a lot in the next week.


A lit furnace. (CBS)

It’s Cold Enough For Some To Fire Up The Furnace

Some Chicago-area residents have cried uncle after this week’s drop in temperatures. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Chicagoland Temperatures About to Dip Way Below Average

Though fall has not yet officially begun, Chicago and its surrounding areas are about to experience a snap of cold weather this week, reports CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros.


Cold Thermometer

Temperatures To Plunge Again, Will Stay Near Zero Most Of Week

Though the polar vortex has returned north, temperatures in the Chicago area are expected to hover near zero throughout much of next week, with wind chills dipping as low as minus-25.


Sammy the dog gets a taste of winter on Chicago's Northwest Side this week. (Tommy Nava)

Snow Gives Way To Dangerous Subzero Temperatures

The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.


Snow falls at the Des Plaines Oasis Thursday on Dec 20, 2012. (CBS)

A Snowless Record For Chicago, Warm Temps On Tap

The warm, dry weather set another record on Wednesday.



Freezing Temps Hit Chicago, But Expect Highs In 60s Tuesday

Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in several parts of Chicagoland–ushering in a slightly earlier-than-normal end to the growing season.


In the photo on the left, runners and cyclists enjoy springlike weather on Chicago's lakefront jogging and bike path, with temperatures near 60 degrees on Jan. 31, 2012. In the image on the right, one year earlier on Feb. 1, 2011, a Chicago firefighter talks to one of hundreds of motorists who ended up stranded on Lake Shore Drive as a blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow on the city. (Credit: CBS)

Today’s Near-Record Warmth A Stark Contrast To One Year Ago

One year ago, Chicago was bracing for a blizzard that eventually shut down Lake Shore Drive and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars on the lakefront. Today, there wasn’t a flake of snow in sight as the Chicago area reveled in temperatures nearing 60 degrees.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Latest Chicago Weather Forecast

Temperatures to remain above average, with up to an inch of rain. (If that rain were snow, it would amount to 10 inches, reports CBS 2’s Megan Glaros).


Temperatures In Chicago, July 20, 2011

Here is a look at the temperature and heat index, as of 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.


Near-Record Heat Wave Grips U.S. East Coast, Midwest

Temperatures To Approach 100 Degrees Friday

The last time the official temperature exceeded 100 degrees was six years ago, but on Friday, it might happen again.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011


City Issues Weather Warning For Memorial Day Weekend

The City of Chicago is warning residents of warmer temperatures expected to move into the area for Memorial Day weekend — including 90 degree temperatures Monday.



90 Degrees! Chicago Breaks 115-Year-Old Record For Heat

Chicago went from zero to summer on Tuesday, as the high temperature broke a 115 year old record

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Send Us Your Warm Weather Photos

What a difference two weeks makes. How are you spending the day? We’d love to see some of your warm weather pictures


Cold Day On Lake Michigan

Coldest Days Ever In Chicago

Chicago woke up to some of the coldest temperatures in more than two years on Thursday, but it doesn’t even come close to the coldest days ever in Chicago.


Cold Weather Bitter Bundled Up Winter Temperatures

Cold, Really Cold, Weather Ahead

If you think it’s cold now, just wait. The forecast calls for sharply colder weather next week, with daytime temperatures barely above single digits.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010

Photo Of Autumn Leaves (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Yes, It Was A Warm October

It was dry too in some areas of Illinois.


Three People Enjoy A Rest On A Lakeside Bench. (AP Photo)

Chicago Sets Mark For Mid-Oct. Warmth

You know it’s been a warm October. But what do the historical records have to say about that?