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Hail in Algonquin. (Credit: Peter Kieltyka and Cody Ferencz)

Hail Storm Moves Through Northern Suburbs

The warm weather could be met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday.

04/12/2014

A lightning strike opened a hole in the roof of a townhome in southwest suburban Darien on May 20, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage Two Homes Overnight

At least two homes in the Chicago area were struck by lightning overnight as heavy thunderstorms plowed through the region.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

The field in front of one of the Lollapalooza stages in Grant Park was left a muddy, watery mess in 2012 after thunderstorms soaked the park during the second day of the festival. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Thunderstorm During Lollapalooza Leaves Grant Park A Muddy Mess

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.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

About 31,000 Without Power After Storms

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.

08/05/2012

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lollapalooza Resumes After Weather Delay

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.

08/04/2012

Weather

High To Hit 99; Excessive Heat Watch Coming

The outside world feels like the steam room at your local fitness center again, as the temperature nears 100 degrees for another day.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Two covered kayaks sit at a dock on the Chicago River, after a tour company cancelled a Monday afternoon river tour, due to threats of thunderstorms. A day before, 62 kayakers were rescued from the Chicago River, when they were caught in a storm, and several kayaks tipped over. (Credit: CBS)

Kayak Companies Cancel Tours After Dozens Rescued On Sunday

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.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Weather

Early Morning Rain Moves Along; Sunshine To Come Eventually

The blast of rain that soaked the Chicago area Friday morning has gone on its way, but a chilly and dreary day persists.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Dark clouds gather on Northwest Side. (Viewer photo by Eileen Flanagan)

Lightning, Hail Possible In Weekend Storms

The rain that moved into the Chicago area late Friday could soak the city all weekend, and possibly into next week.

09/24/2011

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thunderstorms Will Bring Cooler Temperatures For Labor Day

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.

09/03/2011

Dark clouds gather on Northwest Side. (Viewer photo by Eileen Flanagan)

“Very Heavy Rain,’’ Gusty Winds Moving Into Area

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.

08/20/2011

Frankfort Fire

5,700 ComEd Customers Still Without Power After Storms

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.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Pouring Rain

3 Shot, Wounded In Uptown During Raging Storm

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.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

2011 Can Boast The Second-Wettest July In City’s History

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.

07/24/2011

Flooding in Park Ridge (CBS)

‘Incredible’ Amount Of Rain Falls; Area Deals With Storm

It’s officially the rainiest day since they began keeping records in 1871, according to the National Weather Service.

07/23/2011

Jackie Granlund

Woman Blaming City For Injuries From Fallen Tree

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.

CBS 2–07/12/2011