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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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Storm, ‘Rain-Snow Mix’ Headed Toward Chicago

A storm system moving in Sunday afternoon could bring at least 12 hours of steady rainfall and a rain-snow mix to the Chicago area.

04/13/2014

Spring Flowers Start to Emerge

For The First Time In Six Months, Chicago To See 70

Chiberia, we hardly knew ye.

04/11/2014

Diane Wyman's back yard in Elmhurst after a winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday. (Credit: Diane Wyman)

2014 Chicago Winter Now 10 Inches Short Of All-Time Snow Record

After Wednesday morning’s snow, Chicago is now 10 inches shy of the all-time record for snowfall in a single season.

03/12/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Students Hold Singing Protest Against The Weather

The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.

03/08/2014

Pedestrians slog through white-out conditions in downtown Chicago. (CBS)

The Four Worst Winters Ever In Chicago

For only the eighth time since the start of the year, the temperature will reach above 40 degrees on Friday. It’s a hopeful sign that the end of this brutal winter is near and makes it a good time to look at the four worst winters in Chicago.

03/06/2014

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