| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A "powerhouse storm" will hit the Chicago area late tonight through Thursday morning, packing thunderstorms, freezing rain, sleet and maybe some heavy snow, the National Weather Service warns.
Temperatures could reach the lower 50s by Thursday...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It is fitting perhaps that this winter would give the Chicago area a wisp of spring hope, only to wallop the region with yet another storm.
This one could be a "powerhouse" that might feature flooding, a mix of snow, sleet, rain and hail. And, yes, 50...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Strong winds and icy roads made for a difficult commute this morning as a powerful storm lingered for a second day and triggered flood warnings along the Des Plaines and DuPage rivers.
Up to an inch and a half of rain has fallen across the Chicago...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Oak Park school districts will be monitoring weather conditions over the weekend to determine if classes will be held Monday and Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to sink below zero.
A Friday National Weather Service forecast for Chicago called...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Ten days into the new year, temperatures in Chicago are expected to pass the freezing mark for the first time in 2014 today. But there's a new threat: Flooding.
Temperatures are forecast to rise into the 30s for the next five days, bringing snow, rain...
| 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.
| 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 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
After a brief interruption, Chicago's weather will return to normal this afternoon: Cold and freezing rain are on the way.
Since the day after Christmas, temperatures here have been primarily above freezing. And, according to National Weather Service...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Enjoy the weekend, Chicago.
A Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday warns of wind gusts of 35 mph that will "create considerable blowing and drifting of snow, with visibilities reduced to near zero at times, especially in open areas,"...