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Heat Advisory Issued For Thursday, Friday As Temps Soar

Posted 07.18.2013 | Chicago

It's official: While most of the nation remains in the grips of a sweltering heat wave, Chicago's first heat advisory of the year has been issued. ...

Tuesday Was Chicago's Hottest Day In 11 Months, Relief Still Days Away

Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago

Looking for relief from the heat, Chicago? You'll have to wait at least a few more days. The official high temperature hit 92 in Chicago on Tuesday...

Sweltering Temps Expected In Potentially 'Dangerous' Heat Wave

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

Bad news for Chicagoans already working the air conditioners into overtime: another heat wave is on its way and is expected to blast the area with tem...

Heavy Rain Closes Part Of Edens, Causes Widespread Delays

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Heavy rain early Wednesday morning was the culprit behind flash flooding in the northern Chicago area ahead of yet more storms that remain in the fore...

More Severe Weather Expected After Fast-Moving Storm Hits Chicago

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

The day after a powerful storm system hit the Chicago area, knocking out power to thousands and knocking over more than its fair share of trees, more ...

First Day Of Summer Brings Year's First Heat Wave, Possible Storms

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

It might finally be time to install those window air-conditioning units, Chicago. The first day of summer Friday is expected to be the first in a s...

Windy City In Crosshairs Of 'High Risk' Storm

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

Chicago and the surrounding areas spent much of Wednesday bracing for a major storm the National Weather Service called "high risk," the most perilous...

Blast Of Warm Weather To Push Temps Past 80

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Chicago will see its warmest weather in nearly eight months when temps are forecast to rise above 80 degrees on Tuesday. The Weather Channel forec...

Torrential Rains Move East While Chicagoland Begins to Clean Up

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

(Adds disaster declarations, details) By David Dawson and Mary Wisniewski INDIANAPOLIS/CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - The...

Though Rain Has Stopped, Impact Of Widespread Flooding Continues

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicagoland continues to recover Friday from the massive deluge that dumped historic amounts of rain -- up to 5 inches in just more than a day -- on t...

PHOTOS: What Chicago Looks Like Under Water

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

It took five-and-a-half inches of rain from a powerful overnight storm to flood Chicago by early morning — and snarl commutes, drench basements and ...

State Of Emergency Declared In Cook County Amid Flooding

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Heavy rains in the Chicago area have made for a major headache Thursday, prompting Gov. Pat Quinn to declare a state of emergency in ...

Snow Flurries Possible Later This Week

Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

Though the city has seen sun and spring-appropriate warmth in recent days, cold, winter-like weather may return by the week's end. According to the...

Chicago's First Day Of Spring Gets Off To Subzero Start

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Wednesday marks the long-awaited first day of spring in Chicago -- but you wouldn't be able to tell that from the bitterly cold weather that won't be ...

Snow Storm Chicago's Biggest Since 2011 Blizzaster

Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago

Updated story It was a snowy day in Chicago Tuesday -- the snowiest since 2011's blizzaster, in fact. Before the snow even started coming down T...

Up To 10 Inches Of Snow Bound For Chicago

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

Nearly a foot of snow is expected to hit the Chicago area starting early Tuesday morning. Much of Northern Illinois is under a winter storm warning...

Snow Cancels More Than 200 Flights At O'Hare

Posted 02.07.2013 | Chicago

Updated story It was expected to be a cold day filled with a swath of precipitation in Chicago on Thursday. And the storm system has delivered. ...

Chicago Hits A Record High 60 Degrees

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Following a Sunday that brought a strange mix of freezing rain and thundersnow -- OK, thundersleet -- to the Chicago area, the city h...

Snow Makes For Messy Commute, Ends City's Historic Snow 'Drought'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago awoke Friday to a dusting of light snow that, although less than an inch of snow was ultimately expected to fall, made a gian...

Wind Chill Advisory Issued, Bitter Cold Returns To Chicago

Posted 01.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago's bizarrely -- and historically -- mild winter took a turn for the bitter over the weekend as the coldest temperatures of the...

Mild Winter Continues With Little Chance For Snow This Week

Posted 01.14.2013 | Chicago

While Chicago remains in the grips of a mild winter that has seen record-breaking amounts of non-snow, Los Angelenos' reactions to some unusual weathe...

'Blizzard-Like' Snow, Winds Possible Thursday In Chicago

Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

Chicago is finally expected to see its first snow of the season Thursday, accompanied with high winds that meteorologists are forecasting could create...

Could Chicago See Its First Flurries Of The Season Soon?

Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

Snow -- yes, remember this? -- could fall in Chicago as early as Friday, shortly following an unseasonably warm spell. Tom Skilling, WGN meteorolog...

Thousands Lose Power In Overnight Storms, Heat Wave Relief Arrives

Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

Thousands in the Chicago lost power overnight after a series of thunderstorms moved into the area, bringing both much-needed rainfall and some relief ...

Could Rainy Relief Finally Be On The Way As Midwest Faces Drought?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Some long-awaited rain could be moving into the Chicago area Friday, but the rainfall is not expected to make much of a dent in the state's shortfall ...