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Chicagoland Temperatures About to Dip Way Below Average

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.

09/10/2014

Shari Hecker places a sandbag at the foot of her basement door, in case of any possible flooding from Wednesday's rain.  Her basement got more than 30 inches of water during a larger storm on Aug. 22, and she and other Burbank residents feared a repeat from Wednesday's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Burbank Residents Fear More Flooding From Latest Storm

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.

09/10/2014

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Storms Moving In; Hot, Humid Afternoon On Tap

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.

09/04/2014

Downed trees down Balmoral between Ravenswood and Broadway. (Credit: J Froelich)

Thunderstorms Down Trees, Knock Out Power

A fast moving thunderstorm moving through the Chicago area Monday afternoon and brought heavy rainfall and high winds.

08/25/2014

Clouds hang ominously over The Loop Friday as storms barrel into the region. (Art Cunningham)

Intense Rain Moves Through Chicago Area

Heavy rains once again hit the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, prompting flood warnings.

08/23/2014

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach Weather

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.

07/22/2014

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Naperville Asks Residents To Turn Up The Thermostat

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.

07/22/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

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.

07/22/2014

Flooding in Burbank. (Credit: John Hercog)

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Closes Taste Of Chicago Saturday

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.

07/12/2014

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Polar Vortex Part II: Record Low Cold Possible Next Week

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.

07/10/2014

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Severe Weather Hits Chicago Area

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.

06/30/2014

Low clouds cover the tops of the Hancock Center and Trump Tower in Chicago on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  The winter's polar vortex is partly responsible for fog and low clouds that have been common in recent weeks, because Lake Michigan is still very cold in spots, and creates fog from the moist air. (Credit: CBS)

Sick Of The Fog? Blame The Polar Vortex

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.

06/26/2014

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Severe Thunderstorms Move Through Chicago Area

A tornado warning for Lake and McHenry counties was issued by the National Weather Service until 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

06/21/2014

The new CBS 2 Mobile Weather Lab (Credit: Twitter)

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.

06/19/2014

Thunderstorms move into Schaumburg late Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms Sweeping Through Chicago Area

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.

06/18/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Damaging Storms That Slammed Southern Wisconsin

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.

06/17/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Monday’s Storms Leave Homes And Roads Flooded

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.

05/13/2014

Snow in Naperville (Ken Blazer)

Late Snowfall Leaves Roads A Mess; Temperatures Just Shy Of Record

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.

04/15/2014

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Snow Tonight, Yes, Snow Tonight In Chicago Area

Here is the latest guidance from the National Weather Service: It will snow tonight.

04/14/2014

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Brief Return Of Snow Could Make For Messy Afternoon Commute

Snowfall beginning Monday afternoon could snarl the evening commute and drop up to an inch of snow, following a weekend of rollercoaster weather for Chicagoans.

04/14/2014

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