| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Temperatures in Chicago hit 70 degrees in December for only the third time in recorded history Monday, prompting Chicagoans to dress like they did a season ago.
So Angela Beata boldly strolled around the city with her legs bare in a miniskirt and her...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Flooding spawned by as much as 5 inches of rain closed the Edens, Eisenhower and Kennedy expressways this morning as a second wave of thunderstorms moves through the Chicago area.
The Edens Expressway was closed between Foster and Touhy avenues and...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Officials warned today that a powerful spring storm will drag in a motley combination of cold, warmth, fog, and heavy rain with possible flooding, making for a weird weather week in Chicagoland.
The week started with morning rainstroms yesterday...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Thanksgiving in Chicago is nice this year, with mild temperatures flirting with the 60s -- but a change is on the way.
Clouds and some showers are headed into the area and the thermometer will begin to drop. By the time leftover turkey omelets are served...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Short-lived but strong storms moved through the Chicago area midday today, leaving little real rain in most places, but dumping hail up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter in some western sububs.
Forecasters had been predicting a sunnny afternoon and near...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:47 PM
Chicago's first snowfall of the season has arrived.
Snowflakes started falling in the city Monday night, leaving a light dusting on some surfaces.
The average date for the city's first snowfall is Oct. 30, according to the Chicago Weather Center. Last...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Hurricane Sandy is hundreds of miles east of Chicago, but its effects will be felt on Lake Michigan Monday and Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning for 1 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday for areas bordering Lake...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:28 PM
Officials had a simple warning as the Chicago area braced for high winds and waves from a massive storm along the East Coast.
"Stay off the lake folks," said Gary Schenkel, executive director of Office of Emergency Management and Communication. "Lake...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:20 AM
It may seem more like an infernal equinox.
When spring arrives at 6:02 a.m. Wednesday, it's likely some areas around Chicago will be wincing from wind chills below zero.
And while temperatures will warm up as the week goes along, there are rumblings...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The snowstorm that buried central and southern Illinois only skirted Chicago as it headed east -- and with it maybe the last of an unusual winter that seemed would never end.
The storm dropped 17 inches of snow in Springfield, breaking the old record...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Chicago's St. Patrick's Day festivities brought thousands of people downtown today for the parade and the ritual dyeing of the Chicago river.
A boat left a trail of lime green dye in the water about 10 a.m. as thousands "ooohed" in the frigid...
| Mar 5, 2013
It may sound like a weather story is easy to cover, but determining how widespread the effects will be for an inconveniently-timed winter storm can be one of the most important deadline issues the Chicago Tribune tackles.
The winter weather that...