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Thursday's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Thursday's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast. Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Rain Overnight, Snowstorm Possible This Weekend

Rain Overnight, Snowstorm Possible This Weekend

Enjoy the sunshine and clear skies while you can because there's some wet weather forecast for Chicago this week and... Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
National Weather Service on Blizzard Forecast

National Weather Service on Blizzard Forecast

"The science of forecasting storms, while continually improving, still can be subject to error, especially if we're... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Icy Roads Blamed For Spin-Outs, Crashes

Icy Roads Blamed For Spin-Outs, Crashes

Streets and Sanitation deployed more than 280 snow plows and salt spreaders to neighborhood and side streets. Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Share Your Weather Photos

Share Your Weather Photos

Did you snap a great weather photo? Share it with us here! Read »

Apr 9, 2014
Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe weather events are becoming more common and more devastating. The difference between safety and calamity can... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
5 Biggest Snowstorms to Hit Northeast

5 Biggest Snowstorms to Hit Northeast

The Northeast is bracing for a “historic” snowstorm that is expected to pummel an area from Philadelphia all the way... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Flurries, Freezing Rain Make For Tough Monday Afternoon Commute

Flurries, Freezing Rain Make For Tough Monday Afternoon Commute

While not significant, the light snow is enough to cause problems on roadways. Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Northeast Braces for

Northeast Braces for "Crippling" Snowstorm

A huge swath of the Northeast, from Philadelphia all the way to northern New England, is bracing for a snowstorm... Watch »

Jan 26, 2015
More Than 85 Flights Cancelled at O'Hare

More Than 85 Flights Cancelled at O'Hare

Airlines cancelled more than 85 flights Sunday morning at O'Hare International Airport as wet snow hit the Chicago... Read »

Jan 25, 2015
1 to 2 Inches Expected in Wintry Mix

1 to 2 Inches Expected in Wintry Mix

One to two inches of snow are expected to fall in Sunday's winter storm system, leading to wet, slippery conditions... Watch »

Jan 25, 2015
1 to 3 Inches of Snow on the Way

1 to 3 Inches of Snow on the Way

NBC 5 meteorologist Alicia Roman says the Chicago area can expect one to three inches of snow on Sunday followed by... Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Models Agree on Weekend Snow, Differ on Amounts

Models Agree on Weekend Snow, Differ on Amounts

The models agree that the snowfall will likely be heaviest closer to the Illinois/Wisconsin state line and along... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Winter Double Whammy: First Storm Hits East Coast

Winter Double Whammy: First Storm Hits East Coast

Millions across the Northeast woke up to snow Saturday morning after an overnight storm, which was expected to last... Watch »

Jan 24, 2015
Coldest Day in Chicago History Recorded This Date 30 Years Ago

Coldest Day in Chicago History Recorded This Date 30 Years Ago

On Jan. 20, 1985, temperatures dropped to 27 below zero with a wind chill temperature of 80 below zero, which was... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Warmer Weather Means Increased Dangers on Ice

Warmer Weather Means Increased Dangers on Ice

As they do every winter, city officials are warning people to stay off the ice Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
Warm Weather to Continue Into the Week

Warm Weather to Continue Into the Week

Temperatures will remain mostly in the 30s throughout the week, but there will be two chances for snow flurries... Watch »

Jan 18, 2015
NOAA: 2014 Was Warmest Year on Record

NOAA: 2014 Was Warmest Year on Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that 2014 was the hottest year in 135 years... Watch »

Jan 16, 2015
Family Creates Giant Icicle in Yard

Family Creates Giant Icicle in Yard

A tree trimmer climbed into one of Ragel's trees with a hose and turned on the water when temperatures dropped a few... Read »

Jan 14, 2015
Car Tips for Cold Weather

Car Tips for Cold Weather

This week's cold weather has kept vehicle and car services busy. NBC Chicago's Lauren Jiggetts reports on how to... Watch »

Jan 8, 2015
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