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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Skilling: Historic warm spell winding down

The record-breaking spell of July temperatures in March is faltering. The abnormal warmth is to continue Thursday. Temperatures are likely to rise to within striking … Read more ›

‘Eye-popping’ first day of spring breaks a record

It may be the first day of spring, but it’s feeling more like one of the waning days of summer. Today and Wednesday are expected … Read more ›