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Dogs cool off in plastic pools at Churchill Field Dog Park on Damen and Bloomingdale avenues earlier this week. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / June 22, 2012)

Skilling: Pleasant end to the work week

The work week ends with sunshine and warmth but without the humidity that smothered the first half of the week. Friday is to deliver 85-degree … Read more ›

Gavin Schmidt of Hoffman Estates plays with his son, Logan, 3, in the Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain in downtown Chicago. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

After another record high at 95, thunderstorms threaten

Temperatures hit 95 degrees around 1 p.m. today as Chicago set a record for the second straight day. A storm system to the west and … Read more ›

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Chicago could get its first 90-degree day of 2012 today

Portions of the Chicago area could experience 90-degree temperatures for the first time this year today. According to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com, today’s high is expected to be … Read more ›

Skilling: May already nearly 9 degrees warmer than year ago

The return of sunshine today and Friday will boost temperatures well above Wednesday’s sub-par 60-degree high. That reading was the first below normal temperature of … Read more ›

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 ›

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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 ›