| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The Chicago area broiled today in near record-breaking heat that has prompted some schools to close for the day or cancel afternoon classes.
The forecast calls for a high in the middle 90s with the heat index -- how it feels -- 103, according to the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Classes begin today in Chicago and the end of summer is near, but this week promises to deliver some of the year's hottest temperatures.
Highs in the 90s are predicted today and Tuesday with humidity potentially pushing the heat index into the 100s,...
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:18 PM
Several clusters of gusty thunderstorms blossom in warm, humid air
The remnants of powerful thunderstorms, which bombarded the Dakotas and Minnesota with hail the side of golfballs Tuesday and Tuesday evening, then sent gusts ranging from 45 to 75 mph...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Isolated but strong storm cells moved through the Chicago area Saturday night.
About 7:45 p.m. they developed northwest and west of Chicago, moving southeast.
Suburbs in the Schaumburg and Carpentersville area were in the path of one of the larger...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The heat and humidity gripping the Chicago area could reach dangerous levels the next few days.
The heat index -- what it feels like -- is expected to reach 100 or higher Wednesday, Thursday and maybe Friday as we see the longest string of 90-degree days...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:23 AM
It's no surprise to those who slogged through flooded basements and even paddled to their homes: the first six months of this year were the wettest on record for the Chicago area.
Through June, 28.46 inches of precipitation was measured, an inch and a...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:34 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A massive, slow-moving storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection with heavy, wet snow Tuesday, straining power lines, closing schools, clogging roadways and delaying hundreds of flights before churning eastward, where...
| 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...