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CBS 2 Extreme Weather Special: Safety And Preparation Tips

Need some advice on preparing for a severe storm, or what to do when severe weather hits? CBS 2 Weather Watch has you covered.

05/02/2015

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Warm, Sunny Weekend On Tap For Chicago Area

It is going to be a warm, sunny Saturday for the Chicago area.

05/02/2015

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Cool Temperatures Continue, Scattered Showers Possible Later Wednesday

Cool conditions will continue in Chicago on Wednesday, with temperatures likely not reaching past 60, though areas further from the lake will see temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer.

04/29/2015

PrepareAthon

CBS 2 Weather Watch Prepping For The Storm

Join CBS 2 on Thursday, April 30 for America’s PrepareAthon, a national campaign to increase our community’s storm readiness and resilience.

04/28/2015

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Chilly Start To The Week, But Mid 70s By The Weekend

Monday’s high of 55 is about 10 degrees cooler than the normal high temperature for this time of year. Though it will be a chilly day, skies should be bright and clear all day. By Wednesday, temperatures should reach the mid 60s, which is the normal high for this time of year, and by Friday, Chicago could see the return of 70s.

04/27/2015

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Cool, Sunny Weather For Chicago Area Sunday

Sunday’s weather is expected to be a big improvement from Saturday, but temperatures are still expected to stay below normal.

04/26/2015

Plants are covered in the early morning frost in Richmond Park on January 17, 2015 in London, England. A forecasted cold weather front is due to bring sleet and snow to parts of the capital by tomorrow. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Frost Advisory Issued For Overnight

The advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday for all Chicago-area counties in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, according to the National Weather Service.

04/23/2015

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Freeze Warning Issued For Thursday Morning

With temperatures expected to dip below freezing early Thursday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the Chicago area.

04/22/2015

Snow dusts the windshielf of Bill Lawton's car in Lake Barrington, after early morning flurries on Wednesday. (Credit: Bill Lawton)

This Is April? Chicago Wakes Up To Flurries, Wind Chills In The 20s

No, you didn’t travel back in time while you were sleeping. That really was snow falling in some parts of the Chicago area Wednesday morning.

04/22/2015

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Wind Advisory Issued For Chicago Area

Hold on to your hats. Chicago will live up to its nickname as the Windy City on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

04/21/2015

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Cool Week Ahead For Chicago Area

The Chicago area is drying out after some rain showers Monday morning and the rest of the day is forecast to be cloudy and cool.

04/20/2015

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Spring Showers Sunday Afternoon For Chicago Area

Some spring showers are forecast for the Chicago area Sunday afternoon.

04/19/2015

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Mild, Cloudy Weather Saturday, But T-Storms Possible On Sunday

The Chicago area is set to enjoy warm, mild weather Saturday.

04/18/2015

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Warm And Sunny Start, But Cool And Rainy End To The Weekend

Some parts of the Chicago area could be forgiven for thinking summer has arrived early, as temperatures were expected to flirt with the 80s Friday afternoon.

04/17/2015

Work crews have hauled hundreds of tons of debris from Fairdale in the week after a deadly tornado, but said cleanup likely will last another week or so. (Credit: CBS)

Recovery Moving Forward After Fairdale Tornado, But Much More Work Ahead

A week after a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, there already have been signs of major progress, but lots more work is needed as survivors recover from the storm.

04/16/2015

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Spring Weather Also Means Return Of Skunk Season

The smells of rain and fresh grass aren’t the only signs of spring. The strong aroma of skunk is frequently in the air.

04/16/2015

The EF-4 tornado that hit Rochelle. (Credit: NIU)

Massive Fairdale Tornado Was One Of 11 In Illinois Last Week

Last Thursday’s severe weather created a total of 11 tornadoes in Illinois, including the rare EF-4 storm that destroyed much of two small towns west of Chicago.

04/16/2015

Demolition crews working in Fairdale, Illinois, found this cat in the rubble of a home destroyed by a tornado. (Credit: Kris Haberhehl/WBBM)

Demolition Crews Find Beauty (The Cat) Amid Devastation In Fairdale

For nearly a week now, WBBM Newsradio traffic reporter Kris Habermehl has been in the tornado zone near Rockford, serving as a volunteer firefighter.

04/15/2015

iPhone video of one of the tornadoes to hit north central Illinois on April 9, 2015. (Source: YouTube)

WATCH: Man Films Tornado From His Truck; ‘I Don’t Know How To Get Away’

Video posted on YouTube shows a North Carolina man’s close encounter with one of the powerful tornados that hit Illinois near Rockford last week.

04/14/2015

Rochelle Tornado

Ham Radio Operators Serve As ‘Eyes On The Ground’ When Severe Weather Hits

Tom Ciciora has been involved in amateur radio, or ham radio, for more than 40 years. He said, when thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued by the National Weather Service, amateur radio enthusiasts will head toward areas where it might be worst, using smartphone app radar as a guide.

04/13/2015

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