Dangerous Lake Michigan swimming conditions until 7:00 p.m. Friday, July, 29, 2021.
Weather

Fizzled Storms Overnight Had Some Strength, Caused Power Outages; “Cool Front” Moves in After 3PM

Dangerous Lake Michigan Swimming Conditions The forecast calls for decreasing clouds this afternoon and falling temperatures to comfortable levels by 8:00 p.m. Thursday night. Following a high of 86ยฐF around 11:00 a.m. and a Heat […]

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Weather

Thunderstorms with High Winds Possible Sunday Night in Northern Illinois North of Interstate 88 — First in Northern Tier Counties

Developing thunderstorms and regenerating thunderstorm cells are expected to continue to move southeast, crossing the state line about 7:00 p.m. Sunday July 26, 2020. The storms are expected to bring strong to severe wind gusts […]

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Weather

Storms Roll Through Northern Illinois with Power Outages; Worst of New Storms Monday More Likely South and West of North Chicagoland

Thunderstorms with lightning and high winds caused problems in the northwest suburbs about 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. Barricades were blown over at Hintz Road and Wolf Road in Wheeling. Over 500 ComEd customers were without […]

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FIRE BLOG

Power Outage “Transformer Hit” Power Lines Down Near Roosevelt and Central Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:28 PM Tuesday to a report of a transformer hit by lightning with arcing and flames in the block of 900 South Roosevelt Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police […]

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Non-Tornado Storm Damage Report For Chicago And Suburbs; Moving Jeep Cherokee Hit By Large Tree and More

Hoffman Estates firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:50 PM Sunday to a report of power lines down at Palatine Road and Thornbark Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL. Firefighters blocked much of the roadways in the area with power […]

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Storm Touches Arlington Heights Before Developing Into Full Blown Severe Storm that Drowns Sewer Worker in Chicago

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday storms started developing near Rockford, but diminished as they approached the northwest suburbs. The same band that diminished near Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, strengthen in the southwest suburbs. Weather conditions changed […]

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Watches & Warnings

Severe Thunderstorms Are Developing And Are On The Move West Of I-39; Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorms Included

Tornado Watches have been issued for Kane County and McHenry County. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have also been issued in areas west of Interstate 39. A severe thunderstorm has developed and is heading toward Rochelle and […]