Warm Temperatures

Cold Thermometer

Rain, High Temps Turn Ice Rinks To Mush

The bizarrely warm temperatures this week worry one climate expert.


Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Lake Michigan Seeing Record-Breaking Warmth Too

Water temperatures in the southern part of Lake Michigan reached a “remarkable” 80 degrees Friday — sooner than any other year thanks to a warm winter combined with July’s searing heat wave.


A boy fishes in Lake Michigan at a family cookout amid record-setting temperatures on March 17, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Broke All Sorts Of Warmth Records In March — Except One

Chicago did not, it turns out, break the record for the warmest day ever in March: 88 degrees, set in 1986.


Ice Skating Rinks

As Sun Shines, Temperatures Warm, Outdoor Skating Ends

While the return of the sun and gradually warming temperatures mean that spring really is on its way to the Chicago area, it also means ice skating enthusiasts will have to wait until the onset of next winter to take part in this activity outdoors.


Wednesday Weather

Temperature Could Jump To Low 70s In Some Areas

The temperature Wednesday will climb to surpass the balmy conditions seen across the area a day earlier.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Friday Weather

Cloudy Skies, But Above Average Temperatures For Rest Of Day

Cloud cover has replaced the intense sunshine of the morning hours, but temperatures will still be above average for the rest of the day Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Thursday Weather

Sunny Skies, Warm Temperatures Continue

Temperatures will remain above average Thursday, and unlike this time last year, there won’t be a flake of snow in sight.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Temperatures were near 50 degrees in some parts of the Chicago area on Dec. 26, 2011, bringing plenty of joggers, cyclists and even fishermen to the lakefront to enjoy the unusually warm winter weather. (Credit: CBS)

Snow Likely Before Lengthy Warm Up

Unseasonably warm weather is expected to move into the Chicago area next week — but not before a cold and snowy weekend.


January Golfing

Springlike January Soon To Come To An End

The calendar says Jan. 10, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. But that will be changing soon enough.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012


Latest Chicago Weather Forecast

Rain will continue off and on through the afternoon as a stubborn system circulates around a low-pressure area.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

2011 Could Become Wettest Year On Record

We could have had a lot of snow Wednesday, but we had all-day rain showers instead, making what is already the third wettest year in Chicago on record a little wetter still.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011