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National Weather Service radar image of storms hitting the Chicago area Sunday evening. (April 15, 2012)

Thunderstorms roll into Chicago area, more likely later tonight

Thunderstorms rolled into the Chicago area this evening, possibly the first wave of storms that could include some severe weather, with winds of up to … Read more ›

Thunderstorms may hit as weather starts to cool

The Chicago area might see some thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight, but the best chance for the worst weather is expected Sunday afternoon and evening … Read more ›

A camera caught a brief sight of last night's meteor.

Meteor dazzles stargazers: ‘This thing just split the sky’

    // Dan Joyce was headed west with a buddy and a big telescope, hoping to take advantage of the “beautiful night” when a … Read more ›

Easter forecast: Sunny, breezy and mild

Today’s temperatures are expected to reach into the high 60s and will continue into tomorrow, making for a warm but breezy Easter Sunday. Today’s temperatures … Read more ›

Forecast: Overnight frost gives way to sun and warmer conditions

After an overnight frost covered much of the area, temperatures were expected to take a turn reaching in the low 50s by the afternoon, officials … Read more ›

The sun rises over Monroe Harbor on one of the warm days in March. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / April 4, 2012)

Remember winter? Freezing cold returns to area

Flowers and trees have sprouted early this year because of record warm temperatures, but all that greenery could be threatened by freezing temperatures expected late … Read more ›

After cool dip, weather could break records again Sunday

For only the second time in recent weeks, temperatures today will rise no higher than the 50s over most of the Chicago area today. But … Read more ›

Normal for a day, but then warm-up continues

Blame Canada for bringing us back to normal. For maybe a day. A “huge Canadian high pressure” system is blowing in the chilliest temperatures we’ve … Read more ›

(Tribune illustration / March 10, 2012)

Weekend forecast, cooler, rain and fog

In contrast to the summer-like weather we experienced last weekend, today’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of scattered showers, cooler temperatures and patchy … Read more ›

Hot spell to cool off by end of week

The Chicago area could see the sixth straight day of record-breaking weather today, but the March heat spell is expected to cool down by the … Read more ›