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August 22 Flooding

Some parts of the Chicago area saw four to five inches of rain. View »

Aug 22, 2014
Flooding: Viaduct at 75th & Western

Flooding: Viaduct at 75th & Western

08/22/14: Sky 5 was above the viaduct as commuters tried to slowly drive through high water. Watch »

Aug 29, 2014
Quake Rattles On-Air Staff

Quake Rattles On-Air Staff

08/19/14: A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled central Oklahoma at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday. Emily Sutton and Lacey Lett were... Watch »

Aug 19, 2014
Overnight Storms Could Produce Heavy Rain, Hail

Overnight Storms Could Produce Heavy Rain, Hail

Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread across the Chicago area later tonight. Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected at Chicago Beaches

Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected at Chicago Beaches

Those looking to head to the beach on this cloudy, damp and cool summer day might want to reconsider. Watch »

Aug 12, 2014
RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Iselle Drenches Hawaii, Pounds Hilo

RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Iselle Drenches Hawaii, Pounds Hilo

The rain and wind started to drench parts of the Big Island on Friday. The tropical storm took down trees and caused... Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
Dual Storms Head For Hawaii

Dual Storms Head For Hawaii

Both Iselle and Julio are churning in the Pacific Ocean as powerful storms. Hawaii hasn't been hit by any... Watch »

Aug 6, 2014
Lightning Blast Strikes Close to Highway

Lightning Blast Strikes Close to Highway

8/5/14: Viewer Mike Hudson sent this video of a lightning strike near Rand Road in Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Ike Reopens After Flooding Closure

Ike Reopens After Flooding Closure

Both directions of Interstate 290 -- the Eisenhower Expressway -- reopened at 5:30 Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Rain Floods Homes, Business in Bellwood

Rain Floods Homes, Business in Bellwood

8/5/14: Monday night's storms filled homes in the west suburbs like bathtubs, forcing one man to sleep in his Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Illinois Among States With Highest Risk for Earthquakes

Illinois Among States With Highest Risk for Earthquakes

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

CDC Report: 2,000 Americans Killed Each Year by Weather

Among the findings: Of the 10,649 deaths attributed to the weather, about 63 percent were tied to exposure to... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Below-average temperatures give way to a weekend of on-and-off thunderstorms, beginning Friday evening. Watch »

Sep 18, 2014
High Waves Prompt Beach Warning in Chicago

High Waves Prompt Beach Warning in Chicago

With cooler temps and windy conditions Wednesday comes dangerous swimming conditions on Chicago shores. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Storms Expected After Hot, Humid Day

Storms Expected After Hot, Humid Day

With temps forecast to rise near 91 degrees Tuesday, and humidity levels making the air feel close to 100... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Monday Is an

Monday Is an "Air Pollution Action Day"

Officials from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency put Monday in the "Code Orange" category. Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Waterspouts Reported on Lake Michigan

Waterspouts Reported on Lake Michigan

Waterspouts have been reported along with showers and thunderstorms over the southern portions of Lake... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Unseasonably Cold Temps Fall on Chicago Area

Unseasonably Cold Temps Fall on Chicago Area

It might be summer but it will feel like fall Tuesday. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Temperature Drop Kicks in Tuesday

Temperature Drop Kicks in Tuesday

The calendar may read July 15 but that's not what it's going to feel like on Tuesday. Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
Chicago Area Drenched by Storms, Cleanup Underway

Chicago Area Drenched by Storms, Cleanup Underway

Several Chicago-area suburbs were left cleaning up after strong storms passed through the area. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014

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