| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:04 PM
It was promoted as a massive storm system with the potential to drop golf ball-sized hail and produce wind gusts of up to 75 mph. Conditions were ripe for tornadoes, forecasters said.
But the thunderstorms that passed over the Chicago area Wednesday...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The storms that hit northern Illinois and northern Indiana this week spawned two confirmed tornadoes, the National Weather Service has determined.
The more powerful of the two tornadoes hit 2-1/2 miles southwest of Shabbona, about 80 miles west of...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Another inch of snow is forecast for Tuesday, but it isn't expected to hamper commuters who began the week driving to work in the heaviest snow to hit the Chicago area in nearly a year.
The snow is predicted to hit Chicago by the middle of the day,...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A cold front moves over Chicago overnight that will send temperatures plunging, with below-zero possible early next week.
But no major precipitation is expected soon, meaning a lack-of-snow record will get longer.
As of early today, National Weather...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 6:14 PM
It feels like winter now that frigid air is gripping Chicago, but it may look like it if the city's snowless streak ends Thursday.
The National Weather Service is calling for sustained low temperatures and subzero wind chills through midweek. And snow...