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  • Tuesday temperatures produce a surplus for the first time in 15 days

    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...
  • Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures

    Halloween forecast: Rainy with above normal temperatures
    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....
  • Winter weather returns: Freezing rain, bitter cold

    Winter weather returns: Freezing rain, bitter cold
    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...
  • After blizzard conditions, possible record cold streak

    After blizzard conditions, possible record cold streak
    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,"...
  • Chicago area braces for dangerous cold

    The Chicago area is bracing for dangerously cold weather to start the workweek, with temperatures expected to remain below zero Monday and Tuesday, and wind chills nearing 50 degrees below zero. "All these weather conditions can be life-threatening,"...
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area

    Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area
    A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero. Powerful,...
  • Worst may be over: Temperatures up to 5 Tuesday

    Worst may be over: Temperatures up to 5 Tuesday
    Chicago residents face another bitterly cold day Tuesday, as the region continues to grapple with a deadly arctic freeze that has closed most area schools for the second consecutive day and wreaked havoc on the region’s mass transit system. Though...
  • Polar vortex moves east and south, widening deep freeze to Atlanta

    Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
  • Finally, above zero for first time since Sunday night

    Finally, above zero for first time since Sunday night
    The temperature reached zero early this afternoon for the first time in about 37 hours -- just missing ranking as one of the top 10 stretches of subzero weather in the Chicago area. Temperatures had been below zero since 11 p.m. Sunday, when minus .3...
  • What are Chicago's coldest days?

    What are Chicago's coldest days?
    The Chicago area hit a new record low for today, and more records may still fall. At 8 a.m., it was minus 16 at O'Hare International Airport, according to the official recording station for the city. The old record was minus 14, set in 1988 and 1884....
  • 'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures

    'Polar vortex' brings record low temperatures
    The so-called polar vortex continued its frigid march across the U.S. on Tuesday, bringing record lows to the East Coast and parts of the South. Fountains froze in typically balmier states like South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas. New York City...