Strong storms knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday night, blew over several freight train cars, flooded many Chicago area streets, and cost a maintenance worker his life.
Parts of the western suburbs were still cleaning up Tuesday afternoon, after a fast-moving, hard-hitting storm uprooted trees as it blew through the area.
Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
Roughly 650 crews worked overnight to restore power to some 237,000 ComEd customers who were without electricity after a powerful storm blasted through the Chicago region Monday evening. That still leaves about 63,000 ComEd customers without power.
Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.
The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.
Thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area were left in the dark overnight, and many local streets were flooded, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the region late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
With a series of thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area on Wednesday, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport.
Keep your umbrella handy today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area.
It’s looking like a messy week of weather for the Chicago area, with more rain likely on and off Tuesday, severe thunderstorms possible Wednesday, and even some snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday.
The clouds that dominated the area Tuesday morning will break in the afternoon, while highs reach a comfortable 76 degrees.
A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.
If you’re an early-shifter, you might have gotten drenched by pouring rain on the way to work Tuesday. You won’t have that problem again for the rest of the day. But you’d be well advised to bring your umbrella with you on Wednesday.
Get ready for rain and rain and rain starting Wednesday evening – a pattern that might be annoying, but will help quench the drought that has plagued the area this summer.
Severe thunderstorms passing through the Chicago area are expected to give way to cooler temperatures this evening.
Yet again, the stifling heat is building in Chicago, with an afternoon of 90-degree heat and increasing humidity on tap.
The clouds earlier in the morning have given way to sunny and pleasant skies, but some areas could be seeing thunderstorms later.
The sweltering heat from just two days ago has been cut down to seasonable and comfortable temperatures in the 70s, although occasional showers and storms are likely to persist through the day.
Chicagoans on the early shift had the pleasure of waking up to pouring rain and thunderclaps Thursday morning, and more storms may be coming later in the day.
The near-record breaking heat that blanketed the Chicago area on Wednesday is expected to give way to cooler air the remainder of the week.