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Water damage to Brion Jackson's home in Algonquin, after lightning struck the roof, sparking a fire. Part of the ceiling was ripped out to make sure the flames did not rekindle. (Credit: CBS)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Algonquin

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Algonquin family was rocked from their sleep when a lightning bolt struck their house, and started a fire early Thursday morning. The homeowner said it’s fortunate no one was hurt, as […]

04/09/2015

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Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On Thursday

Severe storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.

04/09/2015

Severe Weather Definitions

Understanding Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories From National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has modified the way it categorizes the anticipated risk of severe weather.

04/08/2015

Thursday brings an enhanced risk of severe storms to virtually all of Illinois, and much of Indiana and Missouri. (Credit: CBS)

Foggy Morning To Give Way To Rainy Afternoon, Stormy Thursday

Thunderstorms could fire up later in the day, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and hail up to the size of pennies, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of storms and hail continue into Thursday as temperatures soar to a high of about 70.

04/08/2015

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Warm, Breezy Easter Sunday For Chicago Area

It is set to be a warm and breezy Easter Sunday for the Chicago area.

04/05/2015

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Temps Warm Up For Sunny Easter Weekend

There will be plenty of sun this Easter weekend as temperatures as the Chicago area starts to warm up.

04/04/2015

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Hippity Hoppity Good Forecast For Easter Weekend

Forecasts call for very little chance of any precipitation over the Easter weekend, and Sunday could bring temperatures in the low 60s, with partly sunny and slightly breezy conditions.

04/03/2015

A rainbow forms over the south suburbs on Sunday, amid scattered showers that moved through the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

April Showers A Trend For Most Of The Next Week

While no severe storms are expected anytime soon, showers and scattered thunderstorms are possible through much of the afternoon on Friday, though conditions should be dry by the afternoon rush. More rain is likely Friday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

04/02/2015

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No April Fooling; Temperatures Likely To Hit The 70s Wednesday

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros reports it should be a very sunny and beautiful first day of April, with a high temperature of about 71 degrees.

04/01/2015

A sunny morning in Flossmoor, Illinois, on March 30, 2015. (Credit: Chris Blomquist)

Real Spring Weather Finally Settling In

Spring weather finally seems to be here to stay, after it seemed like someone forgot to show Old Man Winter the door.

03/30/2015

Runners in the Shamrock Shuffle battling the wind on Franklin Street near Willis Tower. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Run In Windy Shamrock Shuffle

Thirty thousand people signed up for what turned out to be a windy Shamrock Shuffle.

03/29/2015

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Boaters Gear Up For Season At Yachtapalooza

The thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.

03/28/2015

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Cool But Sunny Saturday For Chicago Area

Temperatures continue to be below normal for the Chicago area, with a high of 36 degrees on Saturday.

03/28/2015

The National Weather Service office in Romeoville. (Credit: Twitter/@NWSChicago)

More Snow Friday Morning, But Spring Weather Returns Next Week

Spring just keeps hitting the snooze button on us.

03/27/2015

A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Snowfall Prompts City To Deploy 200 Plows, Salt Trucks

The trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” early Friday, according to a statement from the department.

03/27/2015

Willow Springs after Monday's snowstorm. (Credit: Robert Herman)

Monday’s Snowstorm Was Latest 5-Inch Chicago Snowfall Since 1982

According to the National Weather Service, 5.8 inches of snow fell at O’Hare International Airport during Monday’s snowstorm, bringing the official total for the month to 6.5 inches. The average snowfall for March in Chicago is 5.6 inches.

03/24/2015

Snow in Crystal Lake on Monday. (Credit: Anne Larson)

Snow Totals For Monday, March 23, 2015

CHICAGO (CBS) — Below are the total snow fall amounts measured by National Weather Service observers on Monday, March 24, 2015: Monday’s snowstorm was the latest in the year Chicago has had more than 5 […]

03/24/2015

A lone flag on a snow-covered green at Big Run Golf Club in Lockport. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Spring Snow Puts Damper On Chicago Area Golfers

Many golfers have been starting to scratch that spring itch in the past week, that is, until the snow that dropped on the Chicago area Monday.

03/23/2015

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Winter Returns As Storm Dumps More Than 5 Inches On Parts Of Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon. Forecasters predicted up to 2 to 4 inches of snow north of Interstate 80, and 3 to 5 inches north of a line from Dixon to Waukegan.

03/23/2015

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1-2 Inches Of Snow Could Make For Messy Monday Morning Commute

A light snowfall starting in the overnight hours could make for a messy rush hour commute Monday morning. About one to two inches of snow are expected by Monday morning.

03/22/2015

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