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Severe Weather Sweeps Across Chicago Area

Severe Weather Sweeps Across Chicago Area

Showers, storms and potentially severe weather could dampen the first official day of summer in Chicago. Watch »

Jun 22, 2014
Family Unaware of House Fire After Lightning Strike

Family Unaware of House Fire After Lightning Strike

Lightning was blamed for a Thursday night house fire in Glen Ellyn, west of Chicago. Read »

Jun 20, 2014
Firefighters Injured During Call for Lightning Strike

Firefighters Injured During Call for Lightning Strike

Fire started in the attic of the home on Durfee Road, but the homeowners and their children may not have... Watch »

Jun 19, 2014
Lightning Strikes Home Soon After Family Moves In

Lightning Strikes Home Soon After Family Moves In

An early morning lightning strike to the antennae on the home sent the charge into the basement. Watch »

Jun 19, 2014

Your June 18 Storm Photos

Heavy rain poured down onto the Chicago area June 18. Viewers sent in these photos of incredible clouds as the storm... View »

Jun 20, 2014
Violent Storms Cause Damage, Prompt Flight Delays

Violent Storms Cause Damage, Prompt Flight Delays

Nearly 600 flights canceled out of Chicago's airports due to severe weather. Read »

Jun 19, 2014
Women Describe Being Tossed by Tornado

Women Describe Being Tossed by Tornado

Residents of the southern Wisconsin town of Platteville are picking up the pieces after two tornadoes touched... Watch »

Jun 18, 2014

Platteville, Wisconsin Storm Damage

A tornado damaged homes and businesses and forced the closure of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville... View »

Jun 17, 2014
13 Storms Predicted for Atlantic Hurricane Season

13 Storms Predicted for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts six months. Read »

May 22, 2014

Brant's Weather Photos

NBC Chicago Chief Meteorologist Brant Miller selects his favorite viewer-submitted photos and shares them... View »

Dec 10, 2013
Storms in Store for Father's Day

Storms in Store for Father's Day

Father’s Day may have started with sunshine and warm temperatures but it will likely end with showers and storms. Watch »

Jun 15, 2014
2 Small Tornadoes Confirmed in Southern Illinois

2 Small Tornadoes Confirmed in Southern Illinois

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that small tornadoes were responsible for minor damage... Read »

Jun 9, 2014
Beach Hazard Alert Issued for Chicago Beaches

Beach Hazard Alert Issued for Chicago Beaches

Following a sunny and warm Saturday, Sunday’s cooler temperatures will also be matched with dangerous... Watch »

Jun 8, 2014
Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Move in Ahead of Cold Front

Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Move in Ahead of Cold Front

Rain ushers in the start of June with bursts of heavy rain Monday, as well as possible small hail, gusty winds and a... Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
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
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