| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Motorists and pedestrians in the north and northwest suburbs should expect a slick afternoon commute, the National Weather Service warns, as the area gears up for a busy — and potentially dangerous — holiday travel weekend.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Freezing rain and snow could make roads treacherous across the Chicago region today, according to meteorologists.
The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Flooding in Kentucky left five people dead on a winter weekend that included snow in the Midwest and New England, apparent tornadoes in the South and record heat in New York.
Almost half a million customers were reportedly without power across...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Flooding, ice storms, heavy snow. Take your pick for the weekend.
The only sure thing is that a major storm churning out of California is headed this way. One early model suggested as much as 8 inches of snow could hit the Chicago area on Sunday, but...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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....