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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 ›

Chicago weekend forecast: Severe weather threatens as temperatures rise

Temperatures will warm up this weekend, but with lots of rain on the weather menu, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a good time to be … 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 ›

A runner takes advantage of the mild temperature in Lincoln Park near Montrose Harbor. Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / April 9, 2012)

Forecasters warn of prime weather for wildfires in northern Illinois, northwest Indiana

The National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana from noon Central Time until 7 p.m. because warm, … 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 ›

One for the record books: Warmest March ever

This month will be the warmest March on record both in Chicago and statewide by the time it comes to a close at midnight Saturday, … Read more ›

After cool dip, weather could break records again Sunday

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