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Though fall has not yet officially begun, Chicago and its surrounding areas are about to experience a snap of cold weather this week, reports CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros.
Rain fell steadily across the Chicago area Wednesday morning, and though the storm system has begun clearing out as it heads east, more rain could be on the way Wednesday evening.
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.
A fast moving thunderstorm moving through the Chicago area Monday afternoon and brought heavy rainfall and high winds.
Heavy rains once again hit the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, prompting flood warnings.
With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.
Officials estimated power usage will be at its peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., so they want residents to turn up their thermostats a couple degrees, and avoid using other unnecessary appliances and electronics.
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.
A storm moving through the Chicago area dropping heavy rain has prompted flood warnings from the National Weather Service and closed the Taste of Chicago on Saturday.
Enjoy the warm, sunny weather while you can. The polar vortex probably will rear its ugly head again in Chicago next week, though luckily we won’t need to break out the snow shovels and parkas.
A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.
If you’ve felt like you’ve been living in San Francisco the past couple weeks, that’s just another weird weather phenomenon you can blame on the brutal weather this past winter.
A tornado warning for Lake and McHenry counties was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
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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.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.
Heavy rainfall from a series of thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area on Monday and early Tuesday left several roads impassable, and many basements flooded, especially in the northern suburbs, where the rain was heaviest.
Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.
Here is the latest guidance from the National Weather Service: It will snow tonight.