“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.
The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.
CHICAGO (STMW) — The CTA Blue Line and half of the Eisenhower Expressway are both reopen after they were closed due to heavy storms Monday evening. Heavy rain flooded parts of the Eisenhower (I-290) and […]
As heat and humidity build through the day on Monday, so will the chances for showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees, according to the weather service. Rainfall is expected to start overnight. Sunday will be warmer, with a high of 81 degrees, and showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the day.
After a week of mostly chilly weather, temperatures have warmed up just in time for the weekend, but unfortunately it will be raining on and off for much of the weekend.
Severe storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.
Thunderstorms could fire up later in the day, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and hail up to the size of pennies, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of storms and hail continue into Thursday as temperatures soar to a high of about 70.
While no severe storms are expected anytime soon, showers and scattered thunderstorms are possible through much of the afternoon on Friday, though conditions should be dry by the afternoon rush. More rain is likely Friday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
With thunderstorms likely to descend on the Chicago area starting Thursday afternoon, airlines have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in Chicago.
Winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail could cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees, the weather service said.
Some potentially strong thunderstorms were bearing down on the Chicago area Thursday morning, and could bring torrential rain, frequent lightning strikes, and winds of up to 50 mph.
The southwest suburbs weren’t spared from Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Multiple hits in one town kept the fire department busy, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.
Hot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.
Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.
Many in the Chicago area are beginning to clean up following Saturday night’s raging storms.
Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.
Thunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.
Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.