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Dan Grotheer snapped this picture of lightning over the city from the East Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit: Dan Grotheer)

One Dead, Thousands Without Power Due To Storms

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.

09/19/2013

A 40-foot maple tree toppled during a fast-moving, hard-hitting thunderstorm on June 24, 2013, damaging two homes in Berwyn. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

West Suburbs Cleaning Up Fallen Trees After Powerful Storm

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.

06/25/2013

Powerful winds uprooted two trees in Calumet City on June 24, 2013, knocking out power to nearby homes. (Credit: Cecelia Palmer)

Many Blackhawks Fans Miss The Big Game After Storm Knocks Out Power

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.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2013

Fallen trees damaged cars in the 6600 block of North Damen in Rogers Park after a storm blew into Chicago on Monday. (Credit: Dan Blom/CBS)

ComEd Restoring Service To Thousands After Fast-Moving Storm

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.

06/25/2013

Tornado Manteno

Woman Who Survived Tornado: ‘It’s Beyond Your Imagination’

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.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2013

Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

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.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

An SUV is stuck in a flooded viaduct near 43rd Street and Oakley Avenue, after heavy thunderstorms soaked the Chicago area overnight. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Heavy Storms Cause Power Outages, Flooding In Chicago Area

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.

05/29/2013

Air Traffic Radar

Storms Result In Hundreds Of Canceled Flights In Chicago

With a series of thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area on Wednesday, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights at O’Hare International Airport.

04/17/2013

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms To Soak Chicago Area

Keep your umbrella handy today. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area.

04/10/2013

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Rain, Thunderstorms Ahead For Chicago Area, Snow Possible By Thursday

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.

04/09/2013

Weather

High To Hit 76 As Clouds Break In The Afternoon

The clouds that dominated the area Tuesday morning will break in the afternoon, while highs reach a comfortable 76 degrees.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More Storms Coming This Afternoon

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.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Weather

Pouring Rain Gone For Now, But Storms Coming Wednesday

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.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Weather

Rain Coming In The Evening, Will Hang Around Until Friday

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.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

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

Severe Thunderstorms Pass Through Chicago Area

Severe thunderstorms passing through the Chicago area are expected to give way to cooler temperatures this evening.

08/04/2012

Weather

90-Degree Heat, High Humidity For Afternoon, Possible Storms For Some

Yet again, the stifling heat is building in Chicago, with an afternoon of 90-degree heat and increasing humidity on tap.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Weather

Warm And Pleasant Afternoon; Thunderstorms For Some This Evening

The clouds earlier in the morning have given way to sunny and pleasant skies, but some areas could be seeing thunderstorms later.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Weather

Highs Just In Low 80s With Occasional Shower Or Storm

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.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Storms

More Storms May Come In Afternoon, Evening

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.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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Near-Record Heat To Give Way To Rain, Cooler Air

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.

07/25/2012

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