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Rain, Quick Chill to Move Into Chicago Area

Rain, Quick Chill to Move Into Chicago Area

If you’re going out today, you’ll want to bring an umbrella. Watch »

May 27, 2014
Showers, Storms Could Dampen Memorial Day

Showers, Storms Could Dampen Memorial Day

A sunny Memorial Day could turn stormy for the Chicago area by the end of the day with heavy rain, small hail... Watch »

May 26, 2014
Lightning Blamed for Oak Forest Apartment Fire

Lightning Blamed for Oak Forest Apartment Fire

Residents of several units of building, on the 15700 block of Peggy Lane, displaced after roof fire. Read »

May 21, 2014

Large Hail Hits Chicago Area

Viewer submitted photos of golf ball-sized hail and severe weather damage. View »

May 21, 2014
Hail, Severe Storms Lash Chicago Area

Hail, Severe Storms Lash Chicago Area

Intense thunderstorms wreaked havoc throughout much of the viewing area, producing rain, thunder, lightning, 70 mph... Watch »

May 21, 2014
Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

The time-lapse video taken by Basehunters shows the of a rare kind of thunderstorm known as a supercell... Read »

May 20, 2014
May Snow Surprises Chicago Area

May Snow Surprises Chicago Area

NBC Chicago viewers in McHenry and DeKalb counties reported snowflakes during the 6 a.m. hour. Watch »

May 16, 2014

May 16 Snow

While temperatures on the ground Friday morning were in the upper 30s and low 40s, the air temperature aloft... View »

May 16, 2014
Seasonal Conditions to Return Next Week

Seasonal Conditions to Return Next Week

The rain is coming back for another day, but don’t worry Chicago, warmer weather is on the way. Watch »

May 15, 2014
Chilly Week Ahead After Latest Round of Storms

Chilly Week Ahead After Latest Round of Storms

Much cooler temperatures move into the Chicago area Tuesday night as the risk for showers and storms continues. Watch »

May 13, 2014
Flooding Closes Roads, Cancels Classes

Flooding Closes Roads, Cancels Classes

High standing water prompted officials to close U.S. 41 from Route 137 to West Deerpath Road. Watch »

May 13, 2014

Severe Weather: 5-12-2014

Viewer storm photos from around the viewing area. View »

May 14, 2014
Storm Cleanup Begins in Northwest Indiana

Storm Cleanup Begins in Northwest Indiana

It seems Hobard, Indiana received the most damage from Sunday's storms that packed torrential rain, hail and gusting... Watch »

May 12, 2014
Stormy Weather Rolls Through Chicago Suburbs

Stormy Weather Rolls Through Chicago Suburbs

Residents all over the NBC 5 viewing area kept their eyes peeled to the sky Monday as quick-moving storms... Watch »

May 13, 2014
Unconfirmed Tornado Touchdown in Northwest Indiana

Unconfirmed Tornado Touchdown in Northwest Indiana

Thousands of power customers in Northwest Indiana were without electricity early Monday morning after heavy... Watch »

May 12, 2014
Storms, Severe Weather Hit Chicago Area on Mother's Day

Storms, Severe Weather Hit Chicago Area on Mother's Day

The Chicago area saw some storms and severe weather this Mother’s Day. Watch »

May 12, 2014

Your Mother's Day Storm Photos

Storms, some severe, dropped heavy rain and hail on the Chicago area Mother's Day. View »

May 12, 2014
Super Saturday Forecast

Super Saturday Forecast

NBC Chicago's Cheryl Scott has the forecast for Saturday, May 9, 2014. Watch »

May 10, 2014
Summery Day Could End in Severe Weather

Summery Day Could End in Severe Weather

Chicago's first summer-like day in some time could end in storms. Watch »

May 8, 2014
White House Warns of Severe Climate Change Effects in Illinois

White House Warns of Severe Climate Change Effects in Illinois

Climate change could adversely affect Illinois and the Midwest, a new White House report shows, with... Read »

May 6, 2014
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