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Severe weather moves out, temperatures to drop today

A cold front from between Green Bay and Milwaukee will move into the Chicago area today, dropping temperatures from the mid-80s yesterday to the 50s … Read more ›


Chicago area, south Wisconsin under thunderstorm watch Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin. Severe thunderstorms could hit this afternoon and early … Read more ›

Skilling: As much rain this week as in past month

There will be no shortage of rain in the days to come. As much rain may fall over the coming five days — more than … Read more ›

Warm spell returns after month’s absence

Get set in the coming days for the most significant warming here since the record-breaking warm days of March. After unprecedented string of eight days … Read more ›

Go figure: March will go down warmer than April

It now appears to be a sure thing. This past March will go down in the weather books warmer than April. That is a feat … Read more ›

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 ›

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 ›