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Warm And Sunny Start To Weekend, But Storms Could Spoil Sunday

Temperatures are getting back to what you’d expect for summer in Chicago, but this weekend could see some heavy late Saturday into Sunday.

07/10/2015

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Incoming Storms Prompt Flash Flood Watch South Of I-80

A large storm system heading northeast from Missouri will mostly stay to the south of the Chicago area, but could bring steady heavy rainfall to suburbs and parts of northwest Indiana south of I-80, while only grazing areas north of that.

07/08/2015

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

New Report Details Urban Flooding Problems In Illinois

Urban flooding in Illinois is most common in older parts of towns and has been made worse by urbanization and changes in climate, according to a new state report.

07/08/2015

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some Beaches

As if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.

07/07/2015

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Hot And Muggy Afternoon Ahead Of Stormy Evening

It will be a hot and humid start to the week, but a storm front will cool things down significantly Monday night, and temperatures should stay mild the rest of the week.

07/06/2015

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Clear Skies Tonight For 4th Of July Fireworks

It will be a warm, sunny 4th of July for the Chicago area, with clear skies in the evening.

07/04/2015

A general view of the field during the fifth inning  of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago practically could have issued a missing person alert for the sun last month, which was the cloudiest June on record in Chicago. According to the National Weather Service, data collected three […]

07/02/2015

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Chicago Issues Beach Hazard Advisory

Chicago’s Lake Michigan beach visitors are being told to stay out of the water.

07/02/2015

Smoke from forest fires in Canada obscures the sunrise on Tuesday in Sheridan, Illinois (Source: Donna Bolin)

Smoke From Canadian Forest Fires Creates Wild Skies In Chicago Area

Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.

06/30/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

Stormy Weather: Wettest June On Record For Illinois; Second Wettest Month Ever

Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said, as of June 29, the statewide average rainfall for June was 9.37 inches, more than double the monthly average of 4.2 inches for June.

06/30/2015

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June’s Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos

This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.

06/30/2015

A flooded field in Peotone. (Credit: CBS)

Heavy Rains Have Illinois Farmers Dealing With Soaked Crops

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.

06/29/2015

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Scattered Showers To Linger Throughout The Day

The Chicago area doesn’t have to worry about severe weather on Monday, but there will be some showers, and perhaps a few scattered storms.

06/29/2015

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Warm Weather For Pride Parade But Scattered Showers Possible In Afternoon

The Chicago area will warm up Sunday for the 46th annual Pride Parade after below normal temperatures on Saturday, but there is a possibility for rain in the afternoon hours.

06/28/2015

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Cool, Partly Sunny Saturday For Chicago Area

Saturday will be partly sunny and cool for the Chicago area, with temperatures below normal, especially by Lake Michigan.

06/27/2015

Volunteers help clean up debris in Coal City, four days after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the town. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Volunteers Swarm To Coal City To Assist In Recovery Effort

A powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.

06/26/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

Overcast skies continued early Thursday in Minooka, after heavy rains passed through northern Illinois. (Source: Glen Schieberl)

Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off

“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.

06/25/2015

ComEd crews working to restore power in Coal City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Working To Restore Electricity To Homes In Coal City

It’s a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.

06/24/2015

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