Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Will northern Illinois reach 40 degrees by Sunday?
Snow, rain, highs around 40 degrees. Not surprisingly, that's all in this week's forecast. The forecasted snow Monday (with totals of 3 to 7 inches possible by storm's end) will give way to possibly even more snow on Tuesday, with the National Weather Service in Chicago predicting another 1 or 2 inches. But, as the old adage says, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute. It'll change." According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures should warm to 33 degrees with sunny skies on Wednesday. There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, and then a chance of rain and snow—with a high near 36—on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday—with highs of 32 and 36, respectively—are expected. We'll round…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How much rain fell around northern Illinois between Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30?
Record-breaking rainfall fell in northern Illinois between 6 a.m. Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30. According to the National Weather Service, 1.33 inches of rain fell in Chicago, which broke the previous record of .92 inches in 1947. Here's a look at some local rainfall totals from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago: Wheaton - 1.62 Huntley - 1.59 Crystal Lake - 1.57 Algonquin - 1.53 Buffalo Grove - 1.31 Palatine - 1.30 Lake Zurich - 1.16 Lake Bluff - 1.13 Hawthorn Woods - 1.08 Arlington Heights - 1.08 Barrington - .92
Friday, June 1, 2012
Thursday's gloomy weather will continue into the weekend, with mostly cloudy skies and some showers expected.
Don't expect last weekend's 90-degree weather this weekend. Instead of hot and humid, the next few days will most likely be rainy and cloudy. The temperatures for the next few days are expected to stay between 50 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. A slow moving storm system responsible for Thursday's rain will slowly move off to the east with some leftover light rain or drizzle possible Friday, especially early. A few disturbances moving through this weekend may produce a few instability showers on Saturday. A quiet Sunday is expected. Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: Partly sunny and quiet. Monday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of few showers/ t-storms from 6 a.…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
More snow is coming to Northbrook overnight.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Cook County in effect through 9 a.m. Friday morning. Between 3 and 5 inches of snow is expected to begin falling this evening, according to the NWS. The weather may begin as a mix of rain, snow and sleet before transitioning completely to snow. Because the snow is predicted to fall at a rate of up to 1 inch per hour, the NWS cautions drivers that roads may quickly become treacherous if plows cannot keep up. The heaviest amounts of snow are expected close to midnight. The NWS also cautions drivers that winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour may limit visibility. Snowfall is predicted to wind down tomorrow morning but may still be going on during rush hour, according to …