At least two homes in the Chicago area were struck by lightning overnight as heavy thunderstorms plowed through the region.
Rainstorms on Saturday forced the temporary evacuation of Lollapalooza, but after the crowds returned, some of the fields of Grant Park were left covered with mud.
Since Saturday’s storms knocked out power to homes and businesses throughout the area more than 200,000 ComEd customers have had power restored, but those in areas hardest hit by the storm may have to wait until Tuesday before their lights come back on.
Lollapalooza will close a half hour later than usual at 10:30 p.m. due to severe thunderstorms that passed through the Chicago area, which caused concert promoters to suspend the event.
The outside world feels like the steam room at your local fitness center again, as the temperature nears 100 degrees for another day.
A day after dozens of kayakers were rescued on the Chicago River after a thunderstorm hit the city, several kayak tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan were canceled on Monday, amid a new threat of thunderstorms.
The blast of rain that soaked the Chicago area Friday morning has gone on its way, but a chilly and dreary day persists.
The rain that moved into the Chicago area late Friday could soak the city all weekend, and possibly into next week.
After three straight days of hot and humid weather, cooler air is expected to move into the Chicago area for the remainder of the holiday weekend — but not before some potentially strong Saturday night thunderstorms.
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.
Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in the Chicago area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, after two powerful thunderstorms swept through the area overnight.
Two men and a woman were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the pouring rain Wednesday night, just west of Truman College in the Uptown neighborhood.
Just one day after a deluge gave Chicago the wettest day in its history — for as far back as such records have been kept since 1871 — a morning storm made this month the second-wettest July in the past 120 years in the city’s recorded history.
It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.
During a major storm last month that brought heavy rain and two tornadoes to the Chicago area, one woman was trapped in her car for several minutes after a large tree limb came crashing down on the car just feet away from her home.