thunderstorms

Lightning strikes in southwest suburban Willow Springs on Tuesday. (Credit: Robert Herman)

Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Chicago Area

Summer storms ripped through the Chicago area Tuesday night, leaving downed trees, standing water, and lots of cleanup to do. While the damage was not significant, thousands lost power when power lines were knocked down.

08/19/2015

Roof damage at Grayslake Central High School after an Aug. 2 tornado. (Credit: CBS)

NWS: Damage In Grayslake Caused By EF-1 Tornado

Severe storms swept through the Chicago area Sunday afternoon and evening, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

08/03/2015

Overcast skies continued early Thursday in Minooka, after heavy rains passed through northern Illinois. (Source: Glen Schieberl)

Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off

“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.

06/25/2015

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Hot, Humid, And Stormy Start To Summer For Chicago Area

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.

06/22/2015

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Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding

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 […]

06/16/2015

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Stormy Afternoon Ahead, With Chances For Flash Flooding

As heat and humidity build through the day on Monday, so will the chances for showers and thunderstorms.

06/15/2015

Clouds Over Lake Michigan

Sunday Could Get The Worst Of Thunderstorms This Weekend

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.

06/05/2015

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Warm And Rainy Weekend Ahead

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.

05/15/2015

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Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On Thursday

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.

04/09/2015

Thursday brings an enhanced risk of severe storms to virtually all of Illinois, and much of Indiana and Missouri. (Credit: CBS)

Foggy Morning To Give Way To Rainy Afternoon, Stormy Thursday

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.

04/08/2015

A rainbow forms over the south suburbs on Sunday, amid scattered showers that moved through the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

April Showers A Trend For Most Of The Next Week

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.

04/02/2015

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, due to a stormy forecast, and the effects of a fire at an FAA radar center last week. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Stormy Forecast Prompts Hundreds Of Canceled Flights At O’Hare And Midway

With thunderstorms likely to descend on the Chicago area starting Thursday afternoon, airlines have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in Chicago.

10/02/2014

A tree in Hoffman Estates was snapped in half by a strong wind Friday as storms swept through the Chicago region. (CBS)

Storms Cause Damage In Chicago Area

Winds up to 60 mph and quarter-sized hail could cause damage to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees, the weather service said.

09/05/2014

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Storms Moving In; Hot, Humid Afternoon On Tap

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.

09/04/2014

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Lightning Strikes Spark New Lenox Fires

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.

08/26/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

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.

07/22/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

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.

06/30/2014

A fallen tree in Kankakee County. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Cleaning Up After Heavy Storms

Many in the Chicago area are beginning to clean up following Saturday night’s raging storms.

06/22/2014

The American Airlines departure board shows scores of canceled flights on Tuesday at O'Hare. (Credit: Susan Carlson/CBS)

Scattered Storms, Fog Force Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thousands of travelers were left stranded at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday night, after thunderstorms prompted airlines to cancel nearly 600 flights.

06/19/2014

Thunderstorms move into Schaumburg late Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago Area

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.

06/18/2014

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