| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The deadly November tornadoes were the most significant weather event of a fall marked by generally normal temperatures and below-average rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
The 10 tornadoes in the Chicago-area Nov. 17 were the most for...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:07 AM
It won't be as bone-chattering cold as today, but Thanksgiving could still be the chilliest in Chicago in nearly a quarter century.
The predicted high for Thursday is 31 degrees, which would make it the coldest Thanksgiving since a 27-degree high was...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Officials at the National Weather Service said this morning that an "impressively early season cold snap," was on the way for the Chicago and Rockford areas.
Specifically, Rockford and Chicago might be on track this weekend to have the coldest two-day...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:57 PM
After a spate of rare late-season tornadoes ripped through the Midwest on Sunday and killed at least eight people, local and state officials struggled Tuesday to quantify damage, information needed to secure federal aid.
Illinois was hit hardest when...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Hundreds of residents who lost their homes or couldn't return to them amid gas leaks and downed power lines huddled Monday in a Washington church, thankful for shelter, running water and hot cups of coffee.
Others ventured out into a wasteland of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:21 PM
It was careless ignorance of the situation at hand. It wasn't even flawed reasoning—it was a lack of reasoning altogether. And although the memory of the positive result will trump the poor decision process as time marches on, we shouldn't forget...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Temperatures are expected to be above normal for Halloween later this week but rain is also in the forecast.
WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling is predicting showers for Thursday, with possible thunderstorms. The rain should last into the evening....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The first snow of the season hit the Chicago area midday, the leading edge of a fast-moving storm that left a dusting or more of snow on the ground in some places and tied a record for snowfall at Chicago's official weather station for Oct. 22.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The bad news: The weather system that wreaked havoc across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota yesterday will hit Chicago today. The good news: We aren't going to get the 37 inches of snow that fell in Lead, S.D. Friday.
A cold front heading into the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Thunderstorms moved through the southern part of the Chicago area late this afternoon, bringing 60 mpn winds and torrential rain in some places.
A line of thunderstorms heaed east from Lockport in the far south and southwest suburbs.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Severe thunderstorms that included high winds, hail and torrential rains that downed trees and halted trains passed over the Chicago area over night as rain continues on Saturday.
Scattered and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue in the area...