Weather Forecast

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage ahead of the winter season. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: State Road Crews Ready For Winter Weather

David James, a private meteorologist who provides forecasts for IDOT, said he doesn’t expect this winter’s snowfall to be as bad as last winter.


A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Up To 3 Inches Of Snow Saturday; City Ready To Launch New Plow Tracker

With the first measurable snow of the season forecast for this weekend, City Hall has rolled out a new online tool to help Chicago residents keep track of the city’s fleet of snow plows.


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Is It The Polar Vortex? Who Cares? It’s Going To Get Cold

Keep your hat and scarf handy. You might not need them this morning, but you’ll be thankful you have them this afternoon and tonight, as temperatures are expected to drop as much as 25 degrees by Wednesday morning.


Typhoon Nuri To Bring Frigid Weather To Chicago Next Week

Remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri were moving off the Japanese coast, and expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend. Next week, the storm will bring bitter cold weather to the Chicago area.


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Today’s Forecast (10/31/14): Wind, Rain, Snow For Halloween

The first – and perhaps worst – trick for Chicagoans this Halloween just might be the wicked weather.


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Today’s Forecast (10/30/14): Cold But Clear; Rain Begins Overnight

Chilly conditions continue in the Chicago area, although there will be dry conditions throughout the day.


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Today’s Forecast (10/28/14): Temperatures Dropping In Afternoon

The warm temperatures will be ending on Tuesday, as temperatures across Chicago will begin to fall during the day on Tuesday.


A digger pours salt into a waiting truck for use on roads in winter. (Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

After Wicked Winter, Road Salt Prices Nearly Double

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.


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CBS 2 Unveils New Mobile Weather Lab

From your smartphone to your computer, and even your TV, the technology around us is constantly changing, and weather forecasting is no different. CBS 2 has a brand new, state-of-the-art Mobile Weather Lab, which brings the forecasting right into your neighborhood.


Felix Santos clears snow from a sidewalk in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on January 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow Expected Tonight; Season Could Become 2nd Snowiest Ever

Old Man Winter isn’t quite done with Chicago yet. More than half a foot of snow could fall in the city Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.


Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during their morning commute in the Wicker Park neighborhood on February 5, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. About six inches of snow fell on the city overnight marking the 34th day of measurable snow this season, well above the 18-day average. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CBS Online Poll: This Winter Ranks Worst Ever

This winter ranks as the worst ever in Chicago, according to an online poll conducted by CBS Chicago.


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Believe It Or Not: Normal Temperatures Coming Soon

A warmup is on the way to Chicago, with temperatures likely to reach the 40s for three of the next five days.


A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Snow, More Cold — And It’s Only Mid January

Starting Monday evening, snow will start falling across the Chicago area, with up to two inches of accumulation possible. However, lake effect may add even more.


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Light Snow Expected For Monday

Light snow is expected throughout the city and suburbs Monday.


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Storms Likely On Monday Afternoon, Evening

Warm, humid air over Chicago is likely to create some strong, isolated thunderstorms around the evening rush hour on Monday.


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Heavy Snow Mars Afternoon Rush Hour

A storm dumped as much as nine inches of snow in some areas and created slow going just about everywhere.


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‘Wintry Mix’ On Tap For Thursday Morning

Get ready for the possibility of a messy, slow morning commute on Thursday.



Snow Makes For Messy Morning Commute

Snowfall across the area on Monday is making for a long and treacherous morning commute.



Record Temps Possible Tuesday During Wild Weather Week

Mother Nature will pull out just about everything in her tool box for Chicago this week, from ice to record warmth to bitter cold–all in about four days.


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Lake Effect Snow Falling Around Chicagoland

As most of Chicago woke up to another day of single digit temperatures, folks in Northwest Indiana were dealing with something many of us haven’t seen in a while: snow.