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Spring-Like Weather On Tap For Chicago Area This Week

The temperatures in the Chicago area are set to look a bit more like spring.

03/08/2015

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Weekend Warmup Gives Chicago Area Chance To Thaw Out

Temperatures climbed above freezing Saturday morning, giving the Chicago area a chance to thaw out this weekend.

03/07/2015

The sun rises over the Chicago skyline on Friday. (Credit: Bart Shore)

After Record Cold, Weekend Thaw Should Put A Spring In Chicago’s Step

Our clocks won’t be the only things springing forward this weekend. After setting a new record for cold overnight, temperatures will gradually return to normal for this time of year over the weekend, ahead of even milder conditions in the middle of next week.

03/06/2015

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Spring Thaw Finally Coming This Weekend

It’s been meteorological spring for nearly four days, though you’d never guess from the weather. Chicago area residents will have to suffer through a couple more days of frigid weather before a gradual spring thaw begins this weekend.

03/04/2015

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Statewide Tornado Drill To Be Held Tuesday Morning

It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.

03/03/2015

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Winter Weather Advisory For Chicago Area

A messy mix of rain, sleet and snow is in the forecast for Tuesday morning.

03/02/2015

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March Off To Mild Start After Frigid February

After one of the coldest months in Chicago history, March has gotten off to a relatively warmer start that might put a little spring into commuters’ step to start the work week.

03/02/2015

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Frigid February Ties Cold Record

The Chicago area received a light amount of snow Saturday and the frigid temperatures helped set a record for February.

03/01/2015

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Temps Warm Up But Snow On The Way

After a cold morning, temperatures are expected to climb Saturday to a high of 24 degrees.

02/28/2015

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

What’s Coming First Day Of Meteorological Spring? More Snow

This month already was the third snowiest February on record in Chicago, and March will get an early jump on the snow, with a winter storm blanketing the area in up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday, March 1.

02/27/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Frigid Temperatures Follow On Heels Of Thursday’s Heavy Snow

After the snowstorm ended, temperatures dropped nearly 20 degrees in 12 hours. As of shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, it was 18 degrees at O’Hare. By 3 a.m. Friday, the temperature had edged to zero. As of 6 a.m., it was 1 below.

02/27/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Kathleen O'Cull said 4.5 inches of snow had fallen in Northlake by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Lake Effect Snow Warning Issued For Chicago

Get ready for a second blast of snow on Thursday afternoon.

02/26/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

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Snowfall Creating Slick Conditions On Roadways

Snowfall Wednesday afternoon and evening is making the roads slick, creating havoc for cars.

02/25/2015

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Snow In Forecast For Afternoon, Evening

Tuesday night’s election results gave Chicago six more weeks of political campaigning, and from the looks of the weather forecast the city might have a similar amount of winter left, as well.

02/25/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on Feb. 22, 2015, when the lakes were 84 percent covered in ice. (Credit: NOAA)

Great Lakes More Ice-Covered Than Last February

For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.

02/24/2015

The sun rises over Lake Michigan in Chicago on Feb. 19, 2015, when temperatures reached a record low of 9 below zero for that date. (Credit: CBS)

February On Pace To Be 2nd Coldest In Chicago Since 1875

In February 1875, the average temperature in Chicago was 14.6 degrees. If predicted temperatures for the rest of the month hold true, the 14.9 degree average this February will have been the second coldest February on record for Chicago, according to AccuWeather.

02/23/2015

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Arctic Cold Returns After Brief Weekend Warmup

Chicago area residents will continue riding a seesaw of temperatures over the next few days, with painfully cold conditions Monday, a brief return of milder conditions on Tuesday, and then another bitter blast later in the week.

02/23/2015

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Bitter Cold Temperatures Return After Brief Warmup

Bitter cold temperatures have returned to the Chicago area after a slight warmup yesterday.

02/22/2015

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