The mercury soared to 94 degrees on June 2, topping the previous record of 92 degrees set for the date back in 1944.
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For the third year in a row, Chicago has set a new record for the most precipitation in May. But as rainy as it’s been, it will take an epic deluge to rival the city’s wettest month of all time.
Wednesday’s forecast shows a daytime high of around 14 degrees below zero, which would beat the city’s all-time coldest high of minus 11. When wind chills are factored in, temperatures could reach minus 35.
More than 170 schools in the greater Chicago area were closed or delayed their starting times Thursday due to subzero temperatures and bitter wind chills. But even as temperatures plunge below zero this week, Chicago Public School students probably shouldn’t count on any extra time off leading up to their holiday break.
With temperatures plunging into single digits this week, the city is reminding residents that they can seek refuge in designated warming centers.
Tornadoes had kept away from Chicago since 2006, but a brief landspout brought an end to that streak Tuesday afternoon.
With temperatures expected to soar into the mid 90s this week, learn about how you can stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses.
From the historic summer drought to today’s surprisingly mild winter, Illinois has experienced some extreme weather patterns this year. Our panel of experts dissects what this means for the future.
Chicago is on pace to break the record for the most 90-degree days. What is causing the prolonged heat wave, and is this a sign for what's to come in future summers? A meteorologist from the National Weather Service joins us.