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Winter Storm Set to Snarl Thanksgiving Motorists in Northeast

Winter Storm Set to Snarl Thanksgiving Motorists in Northeast

Although Thanksgiving may fall on a Thursday, traffic-thwarting weather conditions are predicted for the most... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
Chicago Area Treated to Frigid Thanksgiving

Chicago Area Treated to Frigid Thanksgiving

While the East Coast braces for a travel-busting snowstorm leading up to Thanksgiving, the Chicago area will see... Read »

Nov 27, 2014
Snow Moves Out As Colder Temps Move In

Snow Moves Out As Colder Temps Move In

Snow accumulations between 1 inch and 3 inches are possible by the evening and nighttime hours, NBC 5 Storm Team... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Rain, Warmer Temperatures This Weekend

Rain, Warmer Temperatures This Weekend

A rainy and warmer weekend is ahead followed by colder temperatures and a chance for light snow on Monday. Read »

Nov 22, 2014
Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Chicago Area

Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Chicago Area

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory beginning Friday night for the Chicago area ahead of a... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
More Dramatic Photos Emerge From Deadly NY Snowstorm

More Dramatic Photos Emerge From Deadly NY Snowstorm

Buffalo was bracing for 3 more feet of snow after being pounded by a severe weather system for a third day that may... Read »

Nov 21, 2014
Snow Buries Western New York

Snow Buries Western New York

Lake effect snow is blanketing western New York. In Hamburg, just south of Buffalo, roughly 15 inches has fallen... Watch »

Nov 18, 2014
Rebuilding After Tornadoes Moves Quickly

Rebuilding After Tornadoes Moves Quickly

Officials estimate 75 percent of the 1,108 buildings lost to last year's storms will be rebuilt by the end of the... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014
Snow Tapers, Temperatures Improve Wednesday

Snow Tapers, Temperatures Improve Wednesday

The light snow showers that some areas saw Wednesday morning will come to an end without causing major problems for... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Tuesday's Cold Sets Temperature Record in Chicago

Tuesday's Cold Sets Temperature Record in Chicago

If you thought it was especially cold in Chicago Tuesday, you were right. Tuesday's bitter temperatures were so... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
Washington Mayor:

Washington Mayor: "We're Really Doing Well"

Gary W. Manier, the mayor of Washington, Illinois, says the recovery of his community after deadly tornadoes has... Watch »

Nov 17, 2014
Cold Temps, Snow Flurries for Rest of Weekend

Cold Temps, Snow Flurries for Rest of Weekend

Expect frigid temperatures and scattered snow flurries for the remainder of the weekend. Read »

Nov 16, 2014
Chance of Snow, Cold Temperatures This  Weekend

Chance of Snow, Cold Temperatures This Weekend

Expect one to two inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday. Watch »

Nov 15, 2014
Time-Lapse: Lava's Slow Flow

Time-Lapse: Lava's Slow Flow

Time-lapse footage of Hawaii's Puna lava flow shows just how far the creeping molten mass can move in two hours. Watch »

Nov 14, 2014
Metra Vows Change Ahead of Winter Weather

Metra Vows Change Ahead of Winter Weather

Last winter's polar vortex wreaked havoc on Metra, causing switching problems and delays on multiple lines. Watch »

Nov 13, 2014
Woman With Deep Frostbite Loses Hands, Legs

Woman With Deep Frostbite Loses Hands, Legs

A North Dakota woman's life changed forever after being stranded overnight last winter on Interstate-94. Watch »

Nov 13, 2014
Frigid Chicago-Area Temps Keep Dropping

Frigid Chicago-Area Temps Keep Dropping

The early winter chill gripping the Chicago area could get worse before it gets better. Read »

Nov 13, 2014
Caught on Camera: Icy Crash

Caught on Camera: Icy Crash

Law enforcement officers responding to a crash scene near Rogers, Minnesota became victims themselves when an... Watch »

Nov 12, 2014
B-R-R-Racing for the Cold: Is Your Home Ready?

B-R-R-Racing for the Cold: Is Your Home Ready?

As cold temps descend over Chicago, is your home ready? Watch »

Nov 11, 2014
Arctic Blast Takes Aim at Chicago Area

Arctic Blast Takes Aim at Chicago Area

There's good news and bad news about Chicago-area weather for the next two weeks. Read »

Nov 12, 2014
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