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.
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.
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.
Chiberia, we hardly knew ye.
After Wednesday morning’s snow, Chicago is now 10 inches shy of the all-time record for snowfall in a single season.
The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.
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.